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Costa Rica will ramp up police presence after tourist murders
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica will ramp up police presence after tourist murders

AFP and Tico Times - August 11, 2018

Costa Rica announced on Friday that it plans on ramping up police presence at popular tourist hotspots after two female tourists were murdered last weekend. “We’re going…

Álvaro Conrado, the young martyr of Nicaragua’s protests
La Prensa
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La Prensa
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Álvaro Conrado, the young martyr of Nicaragua’s protests

Keyling T. Romero / La Prensa - August 10, 2018

In the back of an unknown vehicle, Álvaro Conrado, 15, asked the people around him not to let him go to sleep, because if he did, he…

In search of sustainability in Limón
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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In search of sustainability in Limón

Dr. Khosrow Farahbakhsh - August 10, 2018

The most recent environmental footprint assessment estimated that for humanity to meet its needs in 2018, we require 1.5 times of what Earth can currently supply. You…

Listen to our new podcast: The Tico Times Dispatch
Latin America
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Latin America
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Listen to our new podcast: The Tico Times Dispatch

Alexander Villegas - August 8, 2018

In 2012, The Tico Times closed its doors after 56 years of publication. The global financial crisis combined with paper’s struggle to adapt to the online landscape…

Scientist discovers new species of frog in Central America: Sylvia’s tree frog
Colorful frogs
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Colorful frogs
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Scientist discovers new species of frog in Central America: Sylvia’s tree frog

Alexander Villegas - August 7, 2018

It took 20 years of research, but Andrew Gray, the Curator of Herpetology at the Manchester Museum, finally discovered a new species of frog, the Cruziohyla sylviae.…

Colombia’s Duque takes office with full agenda of thorny issues
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombia’s Duque takes office with full agenda of thorny issues

AFP / Hector Velasco and Rodrigo Almonacid - August 7, 2018

Colombia's new President Ivan Duque has his work cut out for him as he takes office Tuesday amid heightened tensions with neighboring Venezuela and the lingering difficulties…

This week in the Peace Corps: Keeping up with computers
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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This week in the Peace Corps: Keeping up with computers

The Tico Times - August 6, 2018

Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) Taylor started a computer class with new computers given by the Ministry of Public Education. Taylor teaches basic computer literacy while incorporating important…

Nicaraguan human rights group closes office after ‘alarming’ threats
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Nicaraguan human rights group closes office after ‘alarming’ threats

AFP - August 6, 2018

The Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH) said Sunday it is closing its offices following "alarming" threats to its staff over its high-profile reporting on the violent…

Mexican tourist murdered during a robbery attempt in Santa Teresa
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Mexican tourist murdered during a robbery attempt in Santa Teresa

AFP and Tico Times - August 5, 2018

Two men have been detained for the murder of a young Mexican tourist. Authorities say the woman was killed during an attempted robbery in Santa Teresa, Puntarenas,…

Former Costa Rican presidents and political figures come out in support of same-sex marriage
LGBTQ Community
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LGBTQ Community
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Former Costa Rican presidents and political figures come out in support of same-sex marriage

AFP and Tico Times - August 5, 2018

Four former presidents, former Supreme Court justices, and other political figures signed a declaration against discrimination and in favor of same-sex marriage in Costa Rica on Friday.…

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