Highlights from the Design Fest’s first Parque La Libertad edition
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Highlights from the Design Fest’s first Parque La Libertad edition

Elizabeth Lang - July 6, 2016

The massive International Design Festival (FID) has been taking place in San José since 2009 to showcase Costa Rica as a creative hub. However, the FID’s organizers, Alfredo…

WhatsApp: Costa Rica’s latest policing tool
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WhatsApp: Costa Rica’s latest policing tool

Zach Dyer - May 17, 2016

The messaging service WhatsApp caught on in Costa Rica and elsewhere around the world as a way to keep up with friends and family. But local communities and…

Uber rival Cabify coming to Costa Rica
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Uber rival Cabify coming to Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - May 11, 2016

Cabify, a Spanish ride-hailing company, confirmed to The Tico Times that it will soon start offering service in Costa Rica, even though the government has already said…

Winners of Costa Rica Fishackathon create tool to help track fuel subsidies for fishing
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Winners of Costa Rica Fishackathon create tool to help track fuel subsidies for fishing

Jill Replogle - April 29, 2016

Remoras, or suckerfish, attach to sharks and other large marine animals and feed on parasites attached to their host’s body and on scraps from their host’s meals.…

Uber Costa Rica drops fares 20 percent and some drivers aren’t happy
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Uber Costa Rica drops fares 20 percent and some drivers aren’t happy

Zach Dyer - April 28, 2016

Uber Costa Rica announced a 20 percent drop in its fares Tuesday evening effective immediately, and some of its drivers are not happy about it. Several chauffeurs…

Taxis protest as lawmakers present bill that could legalize Uber
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Taxis protest as lawmakers present bill that could legalize Uber

Zach Dyer - April 14, 2016

Hundreds of taxis blocked Second Avenue and the streets surrounding the National Assembly in San José Thursday morning to protest a bill that could legalize Uber in…

Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms
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Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms

Zach Dyer - March 11, 2016

The popular language-learning app Duolingo is moving from smartphones into classrooms around Costa Rica. On Monday, trainers from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company showed more than 300 public and…

US Sen. Bill Nelson: Costa Rica has a place in the future of space flight
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US Sen. Bill Nelson: Costa Rica has a place in the future of space flight

Zach Dyer - March 8, 2016

Costa Rica is hosting astronauts and space experts from around the world this week for the third International Astronauts Forum on human space technology, sponsored by the…

New bill would OK ride-sharing services beyond Uber in Costa Rica
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New bill would OK ride-sharing services beyond Uber in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - March 2, 2016

Lawmaker Franklin Corella will present a bill by the end of the month that would regulate ride-sharing services — both for profit and not — that he…

Intel’s Vince Guglielmetti wants more Costa Rican engineers
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Intel’s Vince Guglielmetti wants more Costa Rican engineers

Jill Replogle - February 26, 2016

Vince Guglielmetti has seen a lot of changes at Intel in his decade with the company in Costa Rica. Currently in his fifth position with the chipmaker…