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Ministry of Agriculture to investigate pesticide poisonings
Costa Rica
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Ministry of Agriculture to investigate pesticide poisonings

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 26, 2019

Twenty-two people -- most of them children -- are in stable condition after suffering from pesticide poisoning, Costa Rican authorities said. The Ministry of Health has asked…

Costa Rican authorities search for missing U.S. citizen
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican authorities search for missing U.S. citizen

The Tico Times - August 25, 2019

Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) are searching for Charlie Edward Hughes, a U.S. citizen who went missing earlier in August. OIJ says Hughes, 62, disappeared on…

Costa Rica celebrates National Parks Day
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica celebrates National Parks Day

The Tico Times - August 24, 2019

Entry to all Costa Rican national parks is free today for National Parks Day. The holiday, celebrated every Aug. 24 since 1986, commemorates the creation of the…

Cat’s out of the bag: Feline evades eight prison guards
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Cat’s out of the bag: Feline evades eight prison guards

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 23, 2019

At The Tico Times, we don't usually report on everyday crime, but this story is too purr-fect to ignore. According to the daily La Nación, eight prison guards…

Café Britt launches ‘Coffee Lovers Experience’ coffee tour
Coffee
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Coffee
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Café Britt launches ‘Coffee Lovers Experience’ coffee tour

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 23, 2019

Part coffee tour, part comedy show and part classroom, Café Britt's new "Britt Coffee Lovers Experience" brings a world of history to your morning cup of joe.…

Environmental organizations and park rangers denounce ‘deterioration’ of National Parks
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Environmental organizations and park rangers denounce ‘deterioration’ of National Parks

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 23, 2019

Costa Rica is honoring its protected land Saturday during National Parks Day. But not everyone will be celebrating. The Costa Rica Park Rangers Association, the Costa Rican…

Pic of the Day: This lizard can run on water
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Pic of the Day: This lizard can run on water

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 23, 2019

The "Jurassic Park" books (and ostensibly the movies) were set in Costa Rica, and we can understand why. On a hike near Drake Bay, we spotted this…

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