Costa Rican prosecutors investigate luxury condominium fraud in Central Valley
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican prosecutors investigate luxury condominium fraud in Central Valley

Michael Krumholtz - February 20, 2017

The Costa Rican Prosecutor's Office has opened up an investigation into real estate developer Homes Grupo Inmobiliario after complaints of consumer fraud have surfaced. A press release from the…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Artists
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - November 18, 2016

If world news has you weary, let the power of story take you away this weekend as the International Storytelling Festival returns to Alajuela. Storytellers from across Latin America…

Alajuela exhibit showcases local recycling legend
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Artists
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Alajuela exhibit showcases local recycling legend

Mitzi Stark - October 15, 2016

See also: Reduce and recycle to remain relevant in global tourism Everyone in Alajuela knows don Paco. His recycling center in a garage on the northwest corner of…

Some Costa Rican cats – and the people who love them
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Animal protection
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Some Costa Rican cats – and the people who love them

Mitzi Stark - August 8, 2016

It’s International Cat Day: a day to show your cat you care with tuna feasts, catnip toys and extra hugs and petting. Cats have made themselves at…

’Tis the season to support animal welfare
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Animal protection
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’Tis the season to support animal welfare

Mitzi Stark - December 21, 2015

At a time of year that lends itself to giving something back to those less fortunate, many people find their thoughts turning to four-legged friends – and…

Storytelling fest returns to Alajuela
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Storytelling fest returns to Alajuela

Mitzi Stark - November 6, 2015

The storytellers are coming! From Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico and from far off Spain, Japan and Mali, folks with the gift of gab are descending on the city…

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… the giant armadillo of San Ramón!
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Arts and Culture
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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… the giant armadillo of San Ramón!

Mitzi Stark - June 14, 2015

A super-sized armadillo (Glyptotherium arizonae) weighing one ton and measuring close to three meters long has joined the immobile menagerie at the San Ramón Museum. The collection…

Alajuela’s neighborhood petroglyphs offer window to the past
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Arts and Culture
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Alajuela’s neighborhood petroglyphs offer window to the past

Mitzi Stark - April 27, 2015

Long before Columbus found his way to America – and long, long before there were telephones and computers – the people of the Central Valley had a…

Costa Rica saw ‘important increase in violence,’ says OIJ director
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Costa Rica saw ‘important increase in violence,’ says OIJ director

Zach Dyer - February 17, 2015

Last year was a rough one for Costa Rica when it came to crime. No where was this more clear than the dramatic increases in homicides and…

’Tis the Season… to lend a hand and prevent pet abandonment
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Giving Back
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’Tis the Season… to lend a hand and prevent pet abandonment

Mitzi Stark - December 20, 2014

On a recent sunny morning, cats, dogs and their owners met in a local laundry in Quebradas de Alajuela. This was a neighborhood campaña de castración, or…

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