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From ATVs to Arenal, Adventure Tours offers the best of Costa Rica
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From ATVs to Arenal, Adventure Tours offers the best of Costa Rica

The Tico Times - January 7, 2019

Gordon Nichols wanted to do something different. He was about to turn 30 and lived in Colorado, interning at a law office and working part-time at a…

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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Jan. 7, 2019

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 7, 2019

Welcome to The Tico Times Weekly Digest, where we bring you up-to-speed as a new week begins in Costa Rica. Read the stories mentioned in the Digest…

Far-right Bolsonaro puts stamp on Brazil in first week
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Far-right Bolsonaro puts stamp on Brazil in first week

Marc Burleigh / AFP - January 6, 2019

Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, came out swinging in his very first week in office, introducing changes to remake his country around his far-right agenda -- but…

Music and migration: The struggles of Ceshia Ubau
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Music and migration: The struggles of Ceshia Ubau

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - January 6, 2019

When Ceshia Ubau began her musical career in Nicaragua, she knew one day she would leave the country. She’d take advantage of the first opportunity, a scholarship…

Pic of the Day: Sunset over Jacó
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Pic of the Day: Sunset over Jacó

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 5, 2019

Preciosa Johnson captured these stunning photos of a recent sunset over the Pacific Ocean in Jacó, Puntarenas. [caption id="attachment_122516" align="alignnone" width="3024"] Courtesy Preciosa Johnson.[/caption] "It was my…

Costa Rica will not recognize Venezuelan government under Maduro
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Costa Rica will not recognize Venezuelan government under Maduro

AFP and The Tico Times - January 4, 2019

The Lima Group, with the exception of Mexico, announced Friday in the Peruvian capital that it will not recognize the Venezuelan government if President Nicolás Maduro assumes…

Costa Rican crypto: The Bitcoin economy in Costa Rica
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Costa Rican crypto: The Bitcoin economy in Costa Rica

Duncan Anderson - January 4, 2019

Costa Ricans can legally receive part of their salary in cryptocurrency, and given the impending financial crisis in Costa Rica, does it make sense to do so?…

Tico Times: Letters to the Editor (Jan. 4, 2019)
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Op-Ed
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Tico Times: Letters to the Editor (Jan. 4, 2019)

The Tico Times - January 4, 2019

The Tico Times is proud to be an independent, English-language news source in Costa Rica. Our readers regularly submit editorials and responses to our articles; we appreciate…

Montezuma: A tropical retreat with rainforest and beaches
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Montezuma: A tropical retreat with rainforest and beaches

The Tico Times - January 4, 2019

The ultimate tropical escape can be found with these stunning activities across Montezuma, Costa Rica. The tropical paradise of Costa Rica may feel like a very long…

Bullfighting ‘a la tica’: The controversial end-of-year tradition in Costa Rica
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Bullfighting ‘a la tica’: The controversial end-of-year tradition in Costa Rica

Juliana Metheyer / AFP - January 3, 2019

Three people dressed as Batman, Chapulín Colorado and Superman move expectantly among a small crowd until a bull comes out in a rage and pursues them. They…