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With Ukraine’s support, Costa Rica evacuates citizens from Wuhan, China
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Costa Rica
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With Ukraine’s support, Costa Rica evacuates citizens from Wuhan, China

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 20, 2020

The Foreign Ministry of Costa Rica on Wednesday initiated the evacuation of two Ticos who were residing in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the COVID-19 coronavirus that…

Pic of the Day: Swimming under a turquoise waterfall
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Swimming under a turquoise waterfall

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 19, 2020

You're never far from a waterfall when you're in Costa Rica. And while this one — located near Bajos del Toro, Alajuela — doesn't have the grandeur…

Review: Flying Spirit Airlines to Costa Rica
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Review: Flying Spirit Airlines to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 18, 2020

Before you fly Spirit Airlines, make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into. As part of our ongoing series reviewing the airlines that fly to and…

Security guard receives 16 years in prison for murder of Carla Stefaniak
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Costa Rica
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Security guard receives 16 years in prison for murder of Carla Stefaniak

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2020

Bismarck Espinoza Martínez was sentenced to 16 years in prison for the November 2018 murder of Carla Stefaniak, a tourist who was killed during a visit to…

How accurately does “Jurassic Park” describe Costa Rica?
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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How accurately does “Jurassic Park” describe Costa Rica?

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2020

“Jurassic Park” gets a bad rap from many Costa Ricans. The story of John Hammond and his dinosaur island is set in Costa Rica. But the 1993…

Costa Rica-based IRCA Casabierta provides resources for LGBTQ refugees
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica-based IRCA Casabierta provides resources for LGBTQ refugees

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 15, 2020

Eight years after he fled to Costa Rica, Dennis Castillo sometimes finds himself happily surprised to see same-sex couples holding hands in public. A Honduran refugee and…

Second person this year contracts amebic meningitis after visiting Costa Rican hot springs
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Second person this year contracts amebic meningitis after visiting Costa Rican hot springs

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 15, 2020

A 4-year-old has been hospitalized after contracting amebic meningitis, a potentially deadly infection caused by the  Naegleria fowleri amoeba, in the second such case reported in Costa Rica this year.…

Deficit leads Moody’s to downgrade Costa Rica’s credit rating
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Costa Rica
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Deficit leads Moody’s to downgrade Costa Rica’s credit rating

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 13, 2020

Moody's Investor Services, a United States-based financial company, downgraded the Government of Costa Rica's long-term bond credit ratings to B2 from B1, it announced this week in…

3.1 million tourists visited Costa Rica last year. Here’s where they all came from
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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3.1 million tourists visited Costa Rica last year. Here’s where they all came from

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 10, 2020

Costa Rica received 3.1 million foreign visitors last year, 4.1% more than in 2018, according to figures released by the government earlier this month. Where did they…

United States donates armored vehicles, helps expand crime investigation lab in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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United States donates armored vehicles, helps expand crime investigation lab in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 10, 2020

A financial contribution from the United States allowed Costa Rica to expand its forensic laboratory, and the U.S. Embassy provided four new armored vehicles to Costa Rican…

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