• Costa Rica Travel Insurance
  • Costa Rica Coffee Guide

A Lot of Space for Animals

May 19, 2006

I have always been touched by the amount of space, both editorial and physical, The Tico Times devotes to animals. How many newspapers have a pet dog? How many papers ever had pet turtles? (I remember well the days of Ringo and Esmeralda.)

The Tico has always championed causes that benefit animals, whether they are big picture environmental ones ignored by the Spanish-language press, or smaller efforts, such as adopt-a-pet programs. Animal lovers are special people;an animal-loving newspaper must be truly special as well.

I have been freelancing for The Tico Times since 1995. (Supplement stories have become my specialty.)

I am also a contributor to several Fodor s travel guides,work which has taken me to Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Argentina, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and, of course, here to Costa Rica. Work on several editions of the TT s Exploring Costa Rica guide trained me well.

Jeffrey Van Fleet

You may be interested

Costa Rica still plans to negotiate with the IMF, Alvarado says
Costa Rica
1026 views
Costa Rica
1026 views

Costa Rica still plans to negotiate with the IMF, Alvarado says

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 4, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado still intends for Costa Rica to negotiate with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to address the country's…

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Friday
Costa Rica
2208 views
Costa Rica
2208 views

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Friday

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 4, 2020

Happy Friday from The Tico Times! Here's the news you should know as a new day starts in Costa Rica.…

Unemployment and underemployment rates remain high in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
2272 views
Costa Rica
2272 views

Unemployment and underemployment rates remain high in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 3, 2020

Unemployment in Costa Rica was 21.9% in the August-October quarter, slightly lower than the previous period but still significantly higher than the…