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Costa Rica expresses ‘deep concern’ over Amazon wildfires
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Costa Rica expresses ‘deep concern’ over Amazon wildfires

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 22, 2019

Costa Rica's Foreign Ministry on Thursday released a statement in response to the Amazon rainforest wildfires that have captured the world's attention in recent days. Here is…

These are the domestic airports in Costa Rica receiving upgrades
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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These are the domestic airports in Costa Rica receiving upgrades

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 22, 2019

Until recently, many of Costa Rica's domestic airports were little more than airstrips carved into the forest.  But the government is investing up to $160 million through…

TBT: An old Costa Rican coffee plantation
Throwback Thursday
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Throwback Thursday
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TBT: An old Costa Rican coffee plantation

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 22, 2019

This early 1900s photo shows a coffee plantation in Costa Rica. The photo was published as part of a 1914 five-volume encyclopedia called "The New Student's Reference…

Authorities seize nearly a ton of marijuana, 100 kg of cocaine
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Authorities seize nearly a ton of marijuana, 100 kg of cocaine

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 21, 2019

Costa Rican authorities confirmed Tuesday that they had seized nearly a metric ton of marijuana and arrested a foreigner near Playa Llorona, located on the Osa Peninsula.…

Costa Rica’s stricter gun laws pass second debate
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s stricter gun laws pass second debate

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 21, 2019

The Legislative Assembly approved in a second debate a reform to Costa Rica's gun laws which will impose stricter limits on individual firearm possession. The bill, which…

Costa Rica soccer to face Uruguay at National Stadium
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FIFA
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Costa Rica soccer to face Uruguay at National Stadium

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 21, 2019

Costa Rica's men's national soccer team will face Uruguay on Friday, Sept. 6, in an international friendly at the National Stadium in La Sabana. The South American…

Costa Rica, Nicaragua tensions flare over death near border
Central America
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Central America
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Costa Rica, Nicaragua tensions flare over death near border

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 20, 2019

The governments of Costa Rica and Nicaragua are engaged in a diplomatic spat following the Aug. 12 death of Henry Ruiz López in northern Costa Rica. The…

Costa Rica initiative aims to create greener cities
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica initiative aims to create greener cities

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 20, 2019

A new Costa Rican initiative aims to improve quality of life by protecting and promoting green spaces in the country’s biggest cities. The Biodiver_City Project, a partnership…

More than a million participate in Costa Rica’s national earthquake drill
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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More than a million participate in Costa Rica’s national earthquake drill

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 19, 2019

An alarm blared throughout downtown San José. Users flooded Twitter with the hashtag #TemblorCR. And throughout Costa Rica, more than a million people evacuated homes, schools and…

Nationwide earthquake drill in Costa Rica to be held Monday morning
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nationwide earthquake drill in Costa Rica to be held Monday morning

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 18, 2019

If you live in an area that is prone to earthquakes, it’s important to know what to do when one hits. Costa Rica is one of those…

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