US visa lottery now open
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US visa lottery now open

L. Arias - October 6, 2015

The U.S. State Department on Oct. 1 opened its annual visa lottery, offering 50,000 permanent resident visas to applicants from selected countries around the world. Those interested in applying…

Tico brewer avenges Trump comments on immigrants
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Tico brewer avenges Trump comments on immigrants

Jill Replogle - July 12, 2015

While the fallout, and attention, from billionaire Donald Trump’s derogatory statements about Mexican immigrants continues, one Tico living in the United States is giving Trump the proverbial finger…

Costa Rican Embassy opens to public for Washington’s annual ‘Passport DC’ festivities
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rican Embassy opens to public for Washington’s annual ‘Passport DC’ festivities

Larry Luxner - May 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Costa Rica’s Embassy in Washington became a mini-tourist attraction of sorts Saturday when it flung open its doors to the public for “Passport DC”…

Costa Rican Jews brave hazards, homesickness and Hamas to pursue new lives in Israel
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rican Jews brave hazards, homesickness and Hamas to pursue new lives in Israel

Larry Luxner - October 13, 2014

TEL AVIV, Israel – From the frenetic, traffic-choked streets of Tel Aviv to the lonely northern mountain town of Qiryat Shemona – only a few miles from…

With Mideast tensions flaring, Costa Rica keeps a delicate diplomatic balance in Israel
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Expat Living
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With Mideast tensions flaring, Costa Rica keeps a delicate diplomatic balance in Israel

Larry Luxner - October 7, 2014

TEL AVIV, Israel – Costa Rica abolished its army in 1948, the same year Israel declared independence. Sixty-six years later, Costa Rica remains one of the few…

Costa Rican investigative reporter, data journalism pioneer Giannina Segnini wins prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Prize
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Costa Rican investigative reporter, data journalism pioneer Giannina Segnini wins prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Prize

Zach Dyer - August 14, 2014

Costa Rican data journalism trailblazer and investigative reporter Giannina Segnini has won a Maria Moors Cabot Prize from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. "From war reporting to data journalism…

Chevening Scholarship awarded to Tica physician
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Chevening Scholarship awarded to Tica physician

Robert Isenberg - August 8, 2014

When she was young, Dr. María Gabriela Alvarado cut open her favorite teddy bear and pulled out all its stuffing. Then she replaced its guts with bundled…

Two young Ticos prepare to go to NASA space camp
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Education
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Two young Ticos prepare to go to NASA space camp

L. Arias - July 18, 2014

Tico high school seniors Mariano Ramírez from the British School of Costa Rica and Carolina Pérez from the Alajuela Scientific High School will depart later this month…

¡Vamos Ticos! Costa Rican fans from around the world show their La Sele pride
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La Sele
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¡Vamos Ticos! Costa Rican fans from around the world show their La Sele pride

Matt Levin - June 14, 2014

UPDATE: Costa Rica shocks Uruguay, 3-1 in its first World Cup match since 2006. Thanks so much for your photos La Sele fans! From Boston, Massachusetts (Boston…

Costa Rica is failing to stop brain drain, Tico expats say
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Costa Rica is failing to stop brain drain, Tico expats say

L. Arias - June 5, 2014

Costa Rica has failed to address the migration of its highly skilled workers and “lacks strategies to take advantage of Costa Rican talent outside the country,” a…