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Around the world in a Costa Rica Nativity scene
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Around the world in a Costa Rica Nativity scene

Elizabeth Lang - December 24, 2018

At Christmas time in Costa Rica, Nativity scenes, or portales, come in all different shapes and sizes, with just as many variations in the way they are…

The perfect Costa Rican Christmas in 10 easy steps
Holidays
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Holidays
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The perfect Costa Rican Christmas in 10 easy steps

The Tico Times - December 24, 2018

In Costa Rica, we don’t have sleigh rides or the white Christmases of movie fame – but we do have celebrations filled with delicious food and drinks,…

Herediano stuns Saprissa and wins Apertura 2018
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Herediano stuns Saprissa and wins Apertura 2018

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 24, 2018

Club Sport Herediano stunned Deportivo Saprissa, 3-2 (5-4 aggregate), on Sunday night to win Costa Rica's Apertura championship. "El Team" silenced a sold-out Ricardo Saprissa Aymá Stadium…

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, a journalist who fights Ortega’s regime in Nicaragua
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Carlos Fernando Chamorro, a journalist who fights Ortega’s regime in Nicaragua

Denis Rousseau and Julia Ríos / AFP; Translated by The Tico Times - December 23, 2018

Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, who has covered corruption for more than a decade, faces the wrath of the government whose police raided and occupied the offices…

Pic of the Day: Rainbow over Santo Domingo
Photography
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Photography
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Pic of the Day: Rainbow over Santo Domingo

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 22, 2018

SANTO DOMINGO, Heredia — Sunshine turned to cloudiness and a light rain Friday afternoon, but the result was a brilliant (but brief) rainbow over Costa Rica.

Tico Times: Letters to the Editor (Dec. 21, 2018)
Editorial
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Editorial
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Tico Times: Letters to the Editor (Dec. 21, 2018)

The Tico Times - December 21, 2018

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…

Government signs decrees improving LGBTQ rights in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Pride
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Costa Rica Pride
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Government signs decrees improving LGBTQ rights in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 21, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado announced Friday new legislation to improve LGBTQ rights in Costa Rica. The President said via his Twitter that "we are building a more just…

Costa Rica hits renewable energy mark for fourth year in a row
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica hits renewable energy mark for fourth year in a row

AFP and The Tico Times - December 21, 2018

Costa Rica has generated more than 98 percent of its power through renewable sources for the fourth year in a row, the state energy body said Thursday.…

Costa Rican students create environmentally friendly sunblock
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Costa Rican students create environmentally friendly sunblock

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 21, 2018

It’s important to wear sunscreen at the beach, but some of the substances that help keep you safe from the sun can cause damage to underwater life.…

Costa Rica installed railroad crossings; one damaged within hours
Public infrastructure
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Public infrastructure
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Costa Rica installed railroad crossings; one damaged within hours

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 20, 2018

Driving in Costa Rica can be notoriously difficult. Motorcyclists weave in and out of lanes, people pass with reckless abandon on hills and curves, and blocking traffic…

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