National Police announce operation to combat crime wave in Costa Rica’s Northern Zone
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Business
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National Police announce operation to combat crime wave in Costa Rica’s Northern Zone

L. Arias - September 4, 2014

Responding to pressure from residents in Costa Rica's Northern Zone, who say they increasingly have become targets for assaults and robberies, the Public Security Ministry announced Thursday that it had conducted…

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7 tourists injured as suspension bridge fails in La Fortuna

Zach Dyer - August 18, 2014

The night ended badly last Friday after several tourists were injured when a hanging bridge collapsed in the popular tourist destination of La Fortuna, in northern Costa Rica. Seven people were…

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Suspects in alleged rape of US tourist released

Zach Dyer - July 16, 2014

Four suspects arrested Tuesday for the alleged rape of a U.S. university student from Wisconsin have been released, according to the Prosecutor’s Office. The Prosecutor’s Office in…

Crime
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Costa Rica police arrest 4 suspects in alleged rape of US tourist

Zach Dyer - July 15, 2014

UPDATE, Wednesday, July 16, 2014: Police released all four suspects later the same day due to a lack of evidence. Read the updated story here. Original story…

Update: US woman allegedly raped in tourist town La Fortuna
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Crime
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Update: US woman allegedly raped in tourist town La Fortuna

The Tico Times - July 14, 2014

Second update, Wednesday, July 16, 2014: There have been several developments in this story since it was first published. Read the latest here.  Update Monday, 2:41 p.m.:…

Just hanging out for Semana Santa
Colorful frogs
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Colorful frogs
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Just hanging out for Semana Santa

Lindsay Fendt - April 17, 2014

A red-eyed tree frog hangs from a plant near La Fortuna in northeast Costa Rica. The red-eyed tree frog has become a Costa Rican icon as a…

Our tree house vacation, by way of a giant mudslide
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Expat Living
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Our tree house vacation, by way of a giant mudslide

Amiee White Beazley | Special to The Washington Post - March 25, 2014

My family and I had been exploring the Pacific coast of Costa Rica for two sunny weeks before we finally made our way to the country's interior…

Arenal: No lava, no cry
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Archive
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Arenal: No lava, no cry

Ashley Harrell - February 17, 2012

LA FORTUNA, Alajuela – Over the last four decades, Arenal Volcano’s dramatic explosions and lava flows transformed the surrounding farmland in north-central Costa Rica into one of…