UNICEF executive director talks drought, immigration during visit to Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UNICEF executive director talks drought, immigration during visit to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 5, 2019

ULLOA, Heredia — Along with ministers from nearly 60 countries, Henrietta Fore, the executive director of UNICEF, attended this week's Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Sector Ministers'…

Pic of the Day: Capuchin monkeys find snake in tree
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Capuchin monkeys find snake in tree

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 5, 2019

BAHÍA DRAKE,  Puntarenas — For a significant portion of our recent Deep Dive to the Southern Zone, I felt as if I had been inserted into the "Planet…

Volcano ultramarathon set to begin in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Volcano ultramarathon set to begin in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 4, 2019

For six days, runners will traverse Costa Rica as part of a 200-km ultramarathon. Volcano Ultramarathon Costa Rica 2019 will take runners through rainforests, up volcanoes and…

Throwback Thursday
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Tico Times #TBT: A 1947 documentary of Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 4, 2019

It's Throwback Thursday, which means we take a look at Costa Rica's past. The nine-minute documentary showcases life in Costa Rica in the 1940s, as viewed through…

Tourism Board invests $1.5 million in lifeguard program for Costa Rican beaches
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tourism Board invests $1.5 million in lifeguard program for Costa Rican beaches

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 3, 2019

Costa Rica plans to make its beaches safer with a $500,000 annual investment between 2020 and 2022 to establish lifeguard programs at the country’s most dangerous beaches.…

Rescued from 22 pounds of fishing nets, ‘Hugo’ the sea turtle released back into ocean
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Rescued from 22 pounds of fishing nets, ‘Hugo’ the sea turtle released back into ocean

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 3, 2019

Update: April 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.: Hugo has been released! Check out a video below: And photos from the event: [caption id="attachment_124969" align="alignleft" width="700"] (Photos via Susan…

Five reasons to take a night tour through the Sierpe mangroves
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Five reasons to take a night tour through the Sierpe mangroves

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 2, 2019

SIERPE, Puntarenas — Costa Rica’s southwest is home to one of the biggest mangrove reserves in Central America. The Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands house thousands of acres of…

Costa Rica wins prestigious award for road quality
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica wins prestigious award for road quality

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 1, 2019

Costa Rica has won the Global Road Achievement Award, awarded annually by the International Road Federation (IRF), the organization announced Monday. Patrick Sankey, the IRF President and…

Costa Rica inaugurates country’s largest solar park
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica inaugurates country’s largest solar park

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 31, 2019

Costa Rica on Saturday inaugurated the country’s largest solar park, which the government says will provide electricity to 5,000 homes. Located in Pocosol of San Carlos, Alajuela,…

Costa Rica’s Corcovado Foundation a finalist for international funding
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Costa Rica’s Corcovado Foundation a finalist for international funding

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 30, 2019

The Corcovado Foundation is Costa Rica’s lone representative as a finalist for international funding through the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA). EOCA selected the Corcovado Foundation for…

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