From Brooklyn to Costa Rica: ‘It was the best decision of my life’
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Immigration
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From Brooklyn to Costa Rica: ‘It was the best decision of my life’

Katherine Stanley - January 25, 2017

The staff of The Tico Times first met Natasha Gordon-Chipembere in September 2015 on the (virtual) pages of Essence. The magazine published a piece she wrote entitled…

U.S. family works to set up Costa Rican halfway house in wake of son’s death
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Costa Rica
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U.S. family works to set up Costa Rican halfway house in wake of son’s death

Michael Krumholtz - December 15, 2016

In late October, 33-year-old U.S. native Brandon Rowlands died in Costa Rica. Shortly beforehand, he had been placed into an early-release program following a two-year prison sentence…

Puppets with a message: Costa Rica troupe strives to make a difference
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Artists
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Puppets with a message: Costa Rica troupe strives to make a difference

Mitzi Stark - October 31, 2016

Puppets and toys from Costa Rica are making the world a better place to live. Fernando Thiel, a psychologist and puppeteer, and architect Caroline Pizarro have traveled…

If you are an ‘expat,’ or thinking about ‘expatriating,’ think about this
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Business
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If you are an ‘expat,’ or thinking about ‘expatriating,’ think about this

Stanley Foodman - September 30, 2016

Thinking about giving up your U.S. citizenship pending the results of the presidential election in November? Concerned because you have been an “expat” for a long time…

PHOTOS: The American Colony’s 56th annual Fourth of July picnic
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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PHOTOS: The American Colony’s 56th annual Fourth of July picnic

The Tico Times - July 4, 2016

The Stars and Stripes flew high on Sunday as United States citizens and their Costa Rican family and friends gathered to celebrate the Fourth of July at Cervecería Costa…

Canadian expats in Costa Rica hope to regain right to vote
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Canadian expats in Costa Rica hope to regain right to vote

Zach Dyer - April 18, 2016

Joan Dewar, a Canadian citizen who has been living near Grecia, Costa Rica since 2005, got a rude surprise when she tried to vote in Canada's federal elections…

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US man killed in Costa Rica was target of real estate scam; 4 arrested

Zach Dyer - March 9, 2016

[caption id="attachment_66828" align="alignright" width="285"] (Courtesy OIJ)[/caption] UPDATE: 10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 10   Costa Rica Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) Director Walter Espinoza announced Tuesday that four suspects…

Costa Rica ranks among healthiest, most comfortable retirement destinations
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Costa Rica ranks among healthiest, most comfortable retirement destinations

L. Arias - March 8, 2016

Costa Rica is a top option for a healthy, comfortable retirement, according to two recent surveys. The country ranked fourth overall in International Living’s 2016 list of Best Countries to Retire. It…

Expats ‘feel the Bern’ as Democrat Global Primary kicks off in Costa Rica
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Elections
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Expats ‘feel the Bern’ as Democrat Global Primary kicks off in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - March 1, 2016

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is off to a head start over his opponent, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, for the Democratic presidential nomination after the…

Love triangle turned deadly in case of slain US-Costa Rica family
Crime
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Crime
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Love triangle turned deadly in case of slain US-Costa Rica family

Zach Dyer - February 17, 2016

A day after police discovered the slain family of a U.S. expat and his Costa Rican wife and children in Matapalo, Guanacaste, details about the couple’s strained…