US Embassy swears in newest Peace Corps volunteers in Costa Rica
Diplomacy
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Diplomacy
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US Embassy swears in newest Peace Corps volunteers in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - October 1, 2015

The newest class of Costa Rica Peace Corps volunteers was sworn in at a ceremony at the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Escazú Wednesday morning. The 18 volunteers, whose ages…

PHOTOS: The American Colony’s 55th annual Fourth of July picnic
Fourth of July
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Fourth of July
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PHOTOS: The American Colony’s 55th annual Fourth of July picnic

Alberto Font - July 5, 2015

United States citizens and their Costa Rican friends and family celebrated U.S. Independence Day at the 4th of July picnic at Cervecería Costa Rica in Alajuela on Saturday. Organized by…

Costa Rica’s La Sele dodges visa scare before friendly in Orlando
La Sele
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La Sele
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Costa Rica’s La Sele dodges visa scare before friendly in Orlando

Michael Krumholtz - June 25, 2015

It wasn't a red card that was threatening Costa Rica's chances in Saturday's men's national team match against Mexico, but a "green card" issue that could have kept…

A look back at a different world: Remembering the Fourth of July Picnic, 1965
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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A look back at a different world: Remembering the Fourth of July Picnic, 1965

David Boddiger - June 23, 2015

Fifty years ago in July was simply unforgettable. Sure, I was all of 6 years old, and had only just begun to have my surroundings indelibly imprinted…

Crime
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Costa Rica, US team up to keep kids out of gangs, and that’s just G.R.E.A.T.

David Boddiger - June 9, 2015

https://www.facebook.com/sanjose.usembassy/photos/a.10154020338653228.1073741986.71189598227/10154020338788228/?type=3&theater With an acronym like “G.R.E.A.T.,” how can you go wrong? G.R.E.A.T. stands for “Gang Resistance Education And Training,” and it’s a new program here sponsored by…

US Embassy in Costa Rica announces changes for visa requests
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Business
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US Embassy in Costa Rica announces changes for visa requests

Zach Dyer - April 8, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in San José announced changes to the visa request process Wednesday that it hopes will streamline the process for Costa Ricans looking to travel…

Costa Rica not alone as it waits for a new US ambassador
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Costa Rica not alone as it waits for a new US ambassador

David Boddiger - November 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Costa Rica has been without a U.S. ambassador for a year and a half, but it doesn’t look like Stafford Fitzgerald Haney – whom…

It’s getting more expensive to give up your US citizenship
Adios Uncle Sam
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Adios Uncle Sam
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It’s getting more expensive to give up your US citizenship

Zach Dyer - September 4, 2014

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out! The processing fee to renounce U.S. citizenship went up 422 percent, according to a press release from the…

Costa Rica-based US relief workers join efforts in West Africa to combat Ebola
Ebola
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Ebola
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Costa Rica-based US relief workers join efforts in West Africa to combat Ebola

Matt Levin - August 29, 2014

Two Costa Rica-based USAID workers left to West Africa this month to lead disaster-relief efforts in the wake of the Ebola virus outbreak. Tim Callaghan and Phil Gelman…

Another year and still no answers for parents of missing US tourist
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Another year and still no answers for parents of missing US tourist

David Boddiger - August 11, 2014

August 11 is not the type of anniversary Roma and Luda Gimelfarb would wish for any parent.  Five years have gone by and still there is no sign…