Costa Rica obtains $500 million from CAF for fiscal support
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Costa Rica obtains $500 million from CAF for fiscal support

AFP and The Tico Times - May 25, 2019

The Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) on Friday granted a $500 million credit to Costa Rica to support the country’s fiscal sustainability efforts. The 18-year term…

Ballet Festival 2019 part of Costa Rica’s flourishing dance scene
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Ballet Festival 2019 part of Costa Rica’s flourishing dance scene

Jacob Spetzler - May 24, 2019

A convergence of international ballet classes, performances and meetings manifests this week in the form of the Costa Rican Festival de Ballet in Zapote at the Centro…

Costa Rica announces drop in murders, increase in gun seizures
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Costa Rica announces drop in murders, increase in gun seizures

AFP - May 24, 2019

Costa Rica announced on Thursday a reduction in murders and an increase in the confiscation of illegal weapons as it put into force a law that tightens…

Cases of microcephaly quadruple in Costa Rica due to Zika
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Cases of microcephaly quadruple in Costa Rica due to Zika

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - May 23, 2019

Health authorities reported Wednesday that the births of children with microcephaly in Costa Rica have quadrupled since the appearance of the Zika virus in 2016. According to…

Costa Rica puts into effect law driven by alleged victims of priest
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Costa Rica puts into effect law driven by alleged victims of priest

AFP and The Tico Times - May 22, 2019

The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, signed on Tuesday a law promoted by alleged victims of a priest, extending the statute of limitations in cases of…

IACHR mission visits Costa Rica to evaluate protections for indigenous communities
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IACHR mission visits Costa Rica to evaluate protections for indigenous communities

AFP and The Tico Times - May 21, 2019

Representatives of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) began on Monday a visit to Costa Rica to supervise protection measures for two indigenous peoples, following the…

Fishing for the next generation in Quepos
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Fishing for the next generation in Quepos

Scott Cutter / Marina Pez Vela - May 20, 2019

Having completed the 20th edition of the Offshore World Championship in May, and the 7th edition of this iconic event here at Marina Pez Vela, the opportunity…

Sofía Quirós directs the first feature film from Costa Rica at Cannes
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Sofía Quirós directs the first feature film from Costa Rica at Cannes

Esther Sanchez / AFP - May 20, 2019

With a tale about the struggles of a teenager, in which death is like a “game,” the director Sofía Quirós presented on Sunday in Cannes the first…

Slothy Sunday: For the love of sloths
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Slothy Sunday: For the love of sloths

Denise Gillen / Toucan Rescue Ranch - May 19, 2019

There are thousands of cute sloth photos floating around the internet, and we all love to ooh and aah over every one of them. If you scroll…

Pic of the Day: A busy day in San José
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Pic of the Day: A busy day in San José

The Tico Times - May 18, 2019

Costa Rica wants to reorganize its chaotic transport system and start decarbonizing its economy with a modern electric train through the country’s main cities. As part of…

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