Costa Rica and Sea Shepherd at odds again over failed turtle conservation effort
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Conservation
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Costa Rica and Sea Shepherd at odds again over failed turtle conservation effort

Michael Krumholtz - October 3, 2016

A failed project that aimed to protect sea turtles has led to another disastrous discord between the provocative conservation group Sea Shepherd and the Costa Rican government. After…

US man shot, killed outside Jacó club
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Costa Rica
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US man shot, killed outside Jacó club

The Tico Times - September 28, 2016

Updated at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 A 38-year-old U.S. man was killed in the Pacific beach town of Jacó outside of a club early Wednesday…

Costa Rica steps up safety measures ahead of World Surfing Games in Jacó
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica steps up safety measures ahead of World Surfing Games in Jacó

L. Arias - August 5, 2016

National and local officials in the Central Pacific canton of Garabito are stepping up measures to ensure the World Surfing Games that will take place in Jacó beach…

Michigan fugitive arrested in Jacó
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Costa Rica
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Michigan fugitive arrested in Jacó

Zach Dyer - June 13, 2016

Costa Rican police announced Monday evening that they had arrested 34-year-old fugitive John Saatio from Houghton, Michigan in a downtown Jacó nightclub on June 2, according to…

Despite Zika virus, Garabito mayor says “no chance” World Surfing Games will be cancelled
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Costa Rica
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Despite Zika virus, Garabito mayor says “no chance” World Surfing Games will be cancelled

Michael Krumholtz - May 27, 2016

In the last week, 13 more cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Garabito on Costa Rica's Central Pacific, leaving the canton with 44 total cases, according to…

Costa Rica to host World Surfing Games in August
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica to host World Surfing Games in August

Michael Krumholtz - April 5, 2016

Last year's world champion surfing team will have a chance to repeat as gold medal winners at home when Costa Rica plays host to the International Surfing Association (ISA)…

Jacó gold: Chatting with Costa Rican surf champion Lisbeth Vindas
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Newsletter
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Jacó gold: Chatting with Costa Rican surf champion Lisbeth Vindas

Kate Hanley Heinemann - August 10, 2015

See also: Costa Rica crowned 2015 world surfing champion It has already been an incredible year for Lisbeth Vindas. In July, the 11-time Costa Rican women’s champion…

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Update: Missing US tourist found dead in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - June 9, 2015

[caption id="attachment_65867" align="alignright" width="258"] (Courtesy Bristol Police Department via Facebook)[/caption] Update Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.: Richard Jean-Georges was found dead off the coast of Jacó on Tuesday afternoon,…

Rescue teams search for missing tourist in Jacó waters
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Missing Persons
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Rescue teams search for missing tourist in Jacó waters

Gabriela Diaz - June 7, 2015

Update, Monday, 11:13 a.m.: The Tico Times attempted to clarify with the Red Cross the details of the "accident at sea," and the Red Cross responded by saying only that…

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Costa Rica beach drowning victim identified as US tourist

Zach Dyer - May 26, 2015

https://twitter.com/CruzRojaCRC/status/599235339027263488/photo/1 Costa Rican law enforcement officials have finally identified a drowning victim found by the Costa Rican Red Cross on May 15. The Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ)…