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Reaching for the stars: Costa Ricans’ role in space exploration
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Reaching for the stars: Costa Ricans’ role in space exploration

Bruce Callow - November 24, 2018

Last September, the book "To the Stars: Costa Rica in NASA" was launched by the Costa Rican Institute of Technology’s publishing house. This bilingual book, which I co-authored,…

Costa Rica joins seven other countries committing to regularize Venezuelan migrants
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Costa Rica joins seven other countries committing to regularize Venezuelan migrants

AFP / The Tico Times - November 24, 2018

Eight Latin American countries committed Friday in Quito to seek mechanisms for regularizing the legal status of Venezuelan migrants, despite the difficulties they face due to a…

How to: Driver’s licenses in Costa Rica
Living in Costa Rica
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Living in Costa Rica
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How to: Driver’s licenses in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 23, 2018

Here at The Tico Times, we regularly see the amazing natural beauty that brings millions of tourists (and many new residents) to Costa Rica each year. We…

Campbell stars as Costa Rica beats Peru, 3-2
La Sele
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La Sele
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Campbell stars as Costa Rica beats Peru, 3-2

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 21, 2018

The Costa Rican men’s national soccer team concluded its calendar year on a positive note Tuesday with a 3-2 victory over Peru. Jonathan McDonald, Allan Cruz and…

Costa Rican immigration officials detained, released by Nicaragua
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News
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Costa Rican immigration officials detained, released by Nicaragua

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 20, 2018

A potentially tense international situation was resolved amicably Monday evening after two Costa Rican Immigration Administration officials were apparently detained by the Nicaraguan army. According to Costa…

This week in the Peace Corps: The Trodden Twins (Part 2)
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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This week in the Peace Corps: The Trodden Twins (Part 2)

Zane H. and Alex H. / Peace Corps Volunteers - November 20, 2018

Identical twins Zane and Alex H. tell their stories of volunteering with the Peace Corps. Read Part 1 of this two-part series here.  We pick up the…

Thousands evacuated in Guatemala as volcano erupts, then stops
Central America
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Central America
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Thousands evacuated in Guatemala as volcano erupts, then stops

AFP - November 20, 2018

Guatemalan authorities declared a red alert and evacuated around 4,000 people Monday after the Fuego volcano erupted for the fifth time this year, sending bursts of ash…

Off the eaten path: The Escazú Farmers Market
Dining & Nightlife
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Dining & Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: The Escazú Farmers Market

William Ayre - November 16, 2018

This week, I will not highlight a restaurant, but rather an assortment of different and delicious street foods, which at the same time could double as a…

Costa Rican diet: The ‘No Sugar’ challenge
Food
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Food
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Costa Rican diet: The ‘No Sugar’ challenge

María José Braddick Serrano - November 14, 2018

Due to its location, Costa Rica is a cultural and biological bridge between North and South America, which makes it the perfect spot for diversity. Indigenous peoples…

Three Billboards Outside San José, Costa Rica: Can fish bring a country together?
Fishing
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Fishing
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Three Billboards Outside San José, Costa Rica: Can fish bring a country together?

Todd Staley - November 14, 2018

If you are driving from Juan Santamaría International Airport toward San José, you will pass two sets of billboards. Lettered in Spanish, the signs translate to English…