The real reason the ‘cementazo’ is so scary for Costa Rica – and so important
Cementazo
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Cementazo
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The real reason the ‘cementazo’ is so scary for Costa Rica – and so important

Alvaro Murillo - November 6, 2017

In this country, as in so many others, sports metaphors can explain just about anything. They even work in the most complex and serious cases we face…

First Central American satellite is ready to launch
Science and Tech
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Science and Tech
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First Central American satellite is ready to launch

AFP - October 24, 2017

Costa Rican scientists have finished construction on the first Central American satellite, which will be launched into space for a carbon emissions project. The satellite, named Project…

Road safety in Costa Rica: the law of the jungle must rule no more
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Road safety in Costa Rica: the law of the jungle must rule no more

Roberto Guzmán - October 23, 2017

In the wake of the killing of another athlete in Costa Rica by a drunk driver, we feel impelled to republish this op-ed from Jan. 2017, which…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica clinches World Cup 2018 berth
La Sele
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La Sele
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica clinches World Cup 2018 berth

AFP and The Tico Times - October 7, 2017

It was looking grim for La Sele, but time was on Costa Rica's side in tonight's World Cup qualifier. Kendall Waston's header deep into injury time gave…

VIDEOS: Water sweeps away roads, bridges, cattle around Costa Rica
Weather
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Weather
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VIDEOS: Water sweeps away roads, bridges, cattle around Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - October 6, 2017

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Nate – which caused deaths, flooding and countless infrastructure crises around Costa Rica on Thursday – communities, news outlets and regional websites…

Costa Rica, The Quiz: Part II
Maeology
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Maeology
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Costa Rica, The Quiz: Part II

Shannon Farley - October 2, 2017

It's a big day for our "Maeology" column, which celebrates language and culture in Costa Rica: our first guest post! When Atenas-based writer and Tico Times reader…

Former U.S. Ambassador launches campaign for cancer awareness, funding in Costa Rica
Giving Back
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Giving Back
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Former U.S. Ambassador launches campaign for cancer awareness, funding in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - September 24, 2017

Sponsored by the Costa Rica USA Foundation for Cooperation and Amigos of Costa Rica. Former U.S. Ambassador S. Fitzgerald Haney – now known to millions of Costa Rican…

PHOTOS: The beauty of Independence Day in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: The beauty of Independence Day in Costa Rica

Priscilla Mora - September 16, 2017

Photographer Priscilla Mora trained her lens on the Independence Day traditions she knows best: those of her hometown, Santo Domingo de Heredia. From the first farol, or…

Becoming Costa Rican: 5 new Ticas celebrate Independence Day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Becoming Costa Rican: 5 new Ticas celebrate Independence Day

Paula Álvarez - September 15, 2017

At first glance, the First Lady of the Republic, a writer from Tennessee, an Australian small-business owner, a Honduran student, and an eight-month-old baby girl living in…