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Scientist tags shark that killed United States tourist off Cocos Island
Costa Rica
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Scientist tags shark that killed United States tourist off Cocos Island

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 10, 2019

In November 2017, a tiger shark killed a tourist from the United States and injured a Costa Rican guide during a dive off Cocos Island. Now, scientists…

Get there with GOPlaya: Beach search engine offers exclusive rental car benefits
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beaches
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Get there with GOPlaya: Beach search engine offers exclusive rental car benefits

The Tico Times - January 10, 2019

GOPlaya has made it easier than ever to find a remote, tranquil and unspoiled beach in Costa Rica. But what about getting there? In addition to their search…

Pic of the Day: Costa Rica opposing Nicolás Maduro
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Costa Rica opposing Nicolás Maduro

AFP and The Tico Times - January 10, 2019

Costa Rica joined a dozen other nations of the Lima Group this week in saying it will not recognize the Venezuelan government under Nicolás Maduro. The Lima…

Costa Rica names Maduro critic Manuel Ventura as new Foreign Minister
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica names Maduro critic Manuel Ventura as new Foreign Minister

AFP and The Tico Times - January 9, 2019

Costa Rica designated on Tuesday the judge Manuel Ventura, a former judge for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and a harsh critic of the Venezuelan government,…

Photos: Costa Rica’s fantastic flora
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Photography
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Photos: Costa Rica’s fantastic flora

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 9, 2019

Despite its size, Costa Rica contains more than 5 percent of the world's biodiversity. Reader Megan M. captured some of that biodiversity during a recent walk near…

Costa Rica adds 152 new vehicles to police fleet
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica adds 152 new vehicles to police fleet

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 8, 2019

The Costa Rican government began 2019 by taking steps to improve security throughout the country. Monday afternoon, the Public Security Ministry (MSP) acquired more than 150 new…

Mercury contaminating Crucitas water, threatening ecosystems, warns UNA study
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Mercury contaminating Crucitas water, threatening ecosystems, warns UNA study

Josué Alfaro / Semanario Universidad - January 8, 2019

A recent study by the National University (UNA), through its Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances, warned of a "very probable" and "significant" affectation of aquatic ecosystems…

The Tico Times on Radio Dos: Summiting Chirripó
The Tico Times
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The Tico Times
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The Tico Times on Radio Dos: Summiting Chirripó

The Tico Times - January 8, 2019

Did you hear The Tico Times on Radio Dos this morning? The Tico Times has partnered with Radio Dos to give you 90 seconds of news every Wednesday…

Photos: Ocaso Music Festival in Tamarindo
Guanacaste
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Guanacaste
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Photos: Ocaso Music Festival in Tamarindo

The Tico Times - January 8, 2019

The Ocaso Underground Music Festival concluded this week in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. The six-day event featured a variety of musical genres and a multitude of rising performers. Tico…

Video: ‘Toros a la tica’ at Fiestas de Zapote
Bullfights
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Bullfights
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Video: ‘Toros a la tica’ at Fiestas de Zapote

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 7, 2019

ZAPOTE — The iconic (but controversial) Fiestas de Zapote concluded Sunday night with a final round of toros a la tica, the Costa Rican-style bullfighting. During the event, brave…