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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Dec. 03, 2018

Alexander Villegas - December 3, 2018

Read the stories mentioned above: Costa Rica celebrates 70 years without an army Costa Rica offers to host COP25 after Brazil withdraws The Tico Times visits Puerto…

Colon tanks, Costa Rica raises interest rates to slow inflation
Business
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Business
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Colon tanks, Costa Rica raises interest rates to slow inflation

AFP and The Tico Times - November 1, 2018

For the first time in history, the Costa Rican Colon surpassed 600 colones per dollar. On Wednesday, some banks were reporting an exchange rate of ₡616 for…

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Oct. 22, 2018
Tico Times Weekly Digest
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Tico Times Weekly Digest
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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Oct. 22, 2018

Alexander Villegas - October 22, 2018

It's Monday everyone. That means it's time for another dose of The Tico Times Weekly Digest. This week's Digest is brought to you by Selina Cowork and…

Silvia Baltodano: passion for Costa Rica’s musical theater
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Silvia Baltodano: passion for Costa Rica’s musical theater

Iva Alvarado - October 21, 2018

The curiosity to meet artists at their workspace led me to Silvia Baltodano; an actress, singer, dancer, teacher, activist and more. She's also the director of Luciérnaga…

Mexico opens border to women and children from migrant caravan
Honduras
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Honduras
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Mexico opens border to women and children from migrant caravan

AFP - October 20, 2018

Mexican authorities on Saturday allowed dozens of women and children from the Honduran migrant caravan to pass into its territory, the country's ambassador to Guatemala said. Luis…

Venezuela accuses Costa Rica of ‘subordination’ to U.S.
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Venezuela accuses Costa Rica of ‘subordination’ to U.S.

AFP - October 20, 2018

Venezuela criticized Costa Rica this week for expressing support for several countries that have asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the government of Nicolás Maduro…

Costa Rica grants asylum to Nicaraguan activist Alvaro Leiva
News
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Costa Rica grants asylum to Nicaraguan activist Alvaro Leiva

AFP - October 18, 2018

Costa Rica granted the Nicaraguan human rights activist Alvaro Leiva political asylum last week. Leiva is the secretary of the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH), which…

Court rejects tax reform and asks legislators to eliminate four points
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Court rejects tax reform and asks legislators to eliminate four points

Luis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - October 17, 2018

Costa Rica's Plenary Court has rejected the proposed tax reform bill in its current state and asked the members of the Legislative Assembly to correct four points…

30 protesters released from prison in Nicaragua
News
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News
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30 protesters released from prison in Nicaragua

AFP / The Tico Times - October 17, 2018

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega freed 30 political opponents on Monday, an action greeted with relief by human rights organizations. They say that they still have not forgotten…

Trump warns Honduran president to stop migrants en route to U.S.
Immigration
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Immigration
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Trump warns Honduran president to stop migrants en route to U.S.

AFP - October 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Donald Trump warned his Honduran counterpart on Tuesday that he must stop a caravan of thousands of migrants that left his country…