A day in the life of a beach crusader in Costa Rica
A Day in the Life
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A Day in the Life
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A day in the life of a beach crusader in Costa Rica

Carolina Sevilla - November 21, 2017

I spend my time between the beach and San José. In both places, I have my morning rituals. When I’m at the beach, I usually wake up…

The power of kindness: Karma Tribe in Costa Rica
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The power of kindness: Karma Tribe in Costa Rica

Pavi Ramani - November 15, 2017

I arrived in Costa Rica a year ago to teach English to third graders at a private school in Jacó. My Spanish was limited to “¿A qué…

Juvenile detention center inaugurates new facility for teen mothers
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Juvenile detention center inaugurates new facility for teen mothers

Katherine Stanley - November 10, 2017

The Zurquí Juvenile Formation Center in San Luis de Santo Domingo de Heredia, north of San José, has inaugurated a new facility where teen mothers who have…

VIDEOS: Ironman ‘competition’ raises funds for orphaned baby sloths
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Sloth watch
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VIDEOS: Ironman ‘competition’ raises funds for orphaned baby sloths

Katherine Stanley - November 7, 2017

A fundraising drive by the Toucan Rescue Ranch in San Josecito de Heredia, north of San José, is more than halfway to its goal thanks to some very…

U.S.-bound – and delighted
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U.S.-bound – and delighted

The Tico Times - October 12, 2017

Seven young Costa Ricans got a very pleasant surprise Thursday when they found out they'd won scholarships to study in the United States. Duván Ramírez, Fiorella Poveda,…

How to help the victims of Tropical Storm Nate in Costa Rica
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How to help the victims of Tropical Storm Nate in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - October 9, 2017

Read more: Rescue operations, recovery continue after Tropical Storm Nate In one of our stories on Friday regarding the aftermath of Hurricane Nate, we included a few…

Guanacaste nonprofit raises money to install cost-saving solar panels
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Costa Rica
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Guanacaste nonprofit raises money to install cost-saving solar panels

Ellen Zoe Golden - September 27, 2017

CEPIA, the Guanacaste-based organization that helps hundreds of at-risk children and families in its area, has taken a bold step to lower their operational costs in order…

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

A whale with a message: say no to that plastic bottle
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Environment & Wildlife
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A whale with a message: say no to that plastic bottle

Katherine Stanley - September 6, 2017

You can see any number of incredible marine creatures in the waters of Costa Rica’s Bahía Ballena, in the Southern Zone, but this one’s on dry land.…

New scholarship fund to send Costa Rican students to the United States
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New scholarship fund to send Costa Rican students to the United States

Katherine Stanley - July 13, 2017

At the end of July, students from Costa Rica’s public Vocational High Schools and public schools with International Baccalaureate programs will be able to apply for a…