Tico Times: Letters to the Editor (Dec. 21, 2018)
Editorial
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Editorial
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Tico Times: Letters to the Editor (Dec. 21, 2018)

The Tico Times - December 21, 2018

The Tico Times is proud to be an independent, English-language news source in Costa Rica. Our readers regularly submit editorials and responses to our articles; we appreciate…

‘It happened to me’: Scammed in Costa Rica
Op-ed
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Op-ed
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‘It happened to me’: Scammed in Costa Rica

Anonymous - December 8, 2018

Editor's Note: The Tico Times does not regularly publish anonymous submissions but waived that requirement because of the security concerns for the writer and the importance of this…

Reaching for the stars: Costa Ricans’ role in space exploration
Op-Ed
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Op-Ed
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Reaching for the stars: Costa Ricans’ role in space exploration

Bruce Callow - November 24, 2018

Last September, the book "To the Stars: Costa Rica in NASA" was launched by the Costa Rican Institute of Technology’s publishing house. This bilingual book, which I co-authored,…

Three Billboards Outside San José, Costa Rica: Can fish bring a country together?
Fishing
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Fishing
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Three Billboards Outside San José, Costa Rica: Can fish bring a country together?

Todd Staley - November 14, 2018

If you are driving from Juan Santamaría International Airport toward San José, you will pass two sets of billboards. Lettered in Spanish, the signs translate to English…

Lifeguards call for help in Costa Rica: support their work in Osa
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Lifeguards call for help in Costa Rica: support their work in Osa

Perry Gladstone - October 20, 2018

Over the last four years, the Lifeguards of Costa Ballena have performed 240 in-water rescues, administered first aid 100 times and prevented thousands of incidents along the…

We want them alive: Costa Rica’s reckoning
#MeToo
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#MeToo
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We want them alive: Costa Rica’s reckoning

Katherine Stanley - August 13, 2018

I can’t stop thinking about them. María and Arancha. Arancha and María. They were murdered in a country I love. They were women, doing things I’ve done dozens of…

Costa Rica’s hidden enemy: the terciopelo
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica’s hidden enemy: the terciopelo

Kevin Kichinka - July 20, 2018

J began to black out from the pain and loss of blood about an hour after the terciopelo bit him on his right foot. He was a…

The dark side of Nicaragua
No Sugar Please
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No Sugar Please
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The dark side of Nicaragua

Álvaro Murillo - July 5, 2018

On November 2016 I published a piece at Semanario Universidad entitled “Nicaragua, at the border of dictatorship” and I remember that many friends, contacts and readers criticized…

In Nicaragua 2018, living is resisting
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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In Nicaragua 2018, living is resisting

Ethelvina Sánchez - June 27, 2018

Nicaraguans celebrate Father's Day each June 23: a date that's also the anniversary of the birth of Carlos Fonseca Amador, one of the founders of the Sandinista…

Children in cages: this feels like defeat
No Sugar Please
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No Sugar Please
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Children in cages: this feels like defeat

Alvaro Murillo - June 20, 2018

I don’t know how I would feel if I weren’t a father. However, I am, and there are very few times that I’ve felt as sad as…