Polls show continuing statistical dead heat in Costa Rica’s presidential runoff
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Polls show continuing statistical dead heat in Costa Rica’s presidential runoff

AFP - March 6, 2018

Former Cabinet minister Carlos Alvarado and his opponent, the evangelical preacher and former legislator Fabricio Alvarado, are neck-and-neck in some just one month before the second round…

Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates

Mitzi Stark - September 5, 2017

Pineapples are one of Costa Rica's major products for export and for the national market – but pineapples also produce a lot of leaves, which add to…

University of Costa Rica takes tree protection decision
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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University of Costa Rica takes tree protection decision

The Tico Times - August 7, 2017

Even before a pending resolution by the courts comes to a resolution, the University of Costa Rica (UCR) has decided to a change of plans and protect…

Costa Rican scientists find new type of bacteria
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican scientists find new type of bacteria

L. Arias - July 18, 2017

A group of microbiologists from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) has discovered a new type of bacteria belonging to the Rickettsiae group, considered one of the…

Costa Rican researchers want to use nature sounds in healing therapies
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican researchers want to use nature sounds in healing therapies

L. Arias - June 26, 2017

The sounds of rains, winds, waves, or the trilling of birds on the Osa Peninsula could soon be used as a therapeutic tool to improve the quality of life…

Researchers find specimen of Costa Rican frog believed to be extinct
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Researchers find specimen of Costa Rican frog believed to be extinct

L. Arias - June 7, 2017

Costa Rican researchers have confirmed they found one specimen of Craugastor escoces, a native frog species known here as the Rana Vientre Rojo (red-bellied frog), last seen here…

Consumer optimism remains low in Costa Rica
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Business
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Consumer optimism remains low in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 2, 2017

Consumer confidence in Costa Rica’s economic outlook showed slight improvement over the past quarter but remains low, researchers from the University of Costa Rica (UCR)’s School of Statistics have found. The…

Costa Rica still a conservative society, survey finds
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica still a conservative society, survey finds

L. Arias - January 18, 2017

Results of a survey conducted by the University of Costa Rica (UCR) found that most Ticos maintain a conservative stance on controversial issues related to society and human…

Costa Rican researchers look to beat cancer with blackberries
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican researchers look to beat cancer with blackberries

L. Arias - December 12, 2016

Extensive studies have proved that blackberries are high in antioxidant concentrations, but researchers of the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) are now trying to identify the exact elements that…

Could seaweed be Costa Rica’s food of the future?
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Could seaweed be Costa Rica’s food of the future?

L. Arias - August 26, 2016

Experts from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) are proposing edible seaweed as a food option in the face of water and land shortages and climate change. Research…