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Puerto Viejo Deep Dive: Costa Rica free from plastic

“We want a Costa Rica free of single use plastics, it is worth it to join this strategy,” said  Beate Heycke, Asociación Conservación del Planeta’s founder and director.

From Plastic Bags to Straws: Costa Rica’s New Law Tackles Single-Use Plastics

Costa Rica is making headlines in the fight against plastic waste with the signing of a new law that prohibits the commercialization and free...

Foreign Investment in Costa Rica: Evolution Free Trade Zone

Costa Rica continues to attract foreign investments and position itself as one of the countries where the Free Trade Zone Regime is a true...

Plastic Pollution In Costa Rica: 5 Possible Solutions To Fight It

Costa Rica, considered one of the most eco-friendly countries in the world, has been grappling with the problem of plastic pollution for a long...

Costa Rica is Helping to Solve Plastic Pollution Problem

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and several Costa Rican entities will remove approximately 200 thousand tons of non-recyclable plastics that are not correctly...

Nicaraguans stranded on the border with Costa Rica will receive free COVID tests

The result will allow Nicaraguans who remain stuck in the Peñas Blancas immigration post to enter their country from Costa Rica.

Costa Rica enters into free-trade agreement with South Korea

"This treaty is part of our country’s strategy to seek a closer relationship with the Asia-Pacific," said President Alvarado when signing the treaty at a ceremony.

Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021

Costa Rica generates 4,000 tons of waste every day. Of these, 11 percent are plastics that end up in the sea, including 1.5 million plastic bottles.

Plastic bag pollution is daunting but has an easy solution, says environmentalist

Despite environmental feats, like forest conservation, Costa Rica struggles with waste management. UNDP Costa Rica spokesman Danilo Mora said the office wants to continue pushing Costa Rica’s environmental record by focusing on new issues, like eliminating plastic bags.

Car-free Sundays on Paseo Colón: nine blocks of fun and fresh air

Mechanical bulls? Check. Zumba? Check. Traffic? Only if there are too many rollerbladers. The Tico Times visits a Sunday fun day on Paseo Colón.

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With its brilliant reddish-orange blossoms evoking its namesake flower, the African tulip tree is one of the most striking and widely recognized ornamentals in...

In Notorious Venezuelan Gang-Controlled Prison – Pool, Zoo Found

Venezuela's Tocoron prison was like a town all unto itself, boasting restaurants, a pool, a zoo, a playground for inmates' kids and so much...

U.S. Embassy Flags Visa and Work Scams Aimed at Costa Rica

The U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica has issued an alert regarding the proliferation of scams involving fraudulent job offers and visa opportunities in the...

Panama’s Darien Jungle Called “Risky But Necessary” For Migrants 

Upon crossing the Tuquesa River, Venezuelan migrant Marcel Maldonado broke down in tears after having crossed the inhospitable Darien jungle on foot with an...

Homicides in Costa Rica Hit Record High in 2023 

This year has marked an unprecedented surge in violence for Costa Rica. Within just nine months, Costa Rica surpassed the total number of homicides...
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