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Costa Rican Congress, President Alvarado approve controversial tax reform
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Costa Rican Congress, President Alvarado approve controversial tax reform

AFP / The Tico Times - December 3, 2018

The Costa Rican Congress on Monday approved a controversial tax-reform project with which the government seeks to contain a growing fiscal deficit. The drafted law, “Strengthening public…

OIJ finds female body near where Carla Stefaniak went missing
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Costa Rica
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OIJ finds female body near where Carla Stefaniak went missing

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 3, 2018

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) on Monday confirmed to The Tico Times that they have discovered a female body near the Airbnb property where missing tourist Carla Stefaniak had…

Herediano defeats Alajuelense in first leg of Apertura semifinal
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Herediano defeats Alajuelense in first leg of Apertura semifinal

AFP / The Tico Times - December 3, 2018

C.S. Herediano defeated L.D. Alajuelense, 2-1, at home Sunday in the first leg of the semifinals of the Costa Rican soccer tournament. A brace by Yendrick Ruiz,…

Costa Rica celebrates 70 years without an army
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Costa Rica celebrates 70 years without an army

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 1, 2018

Costa Rica celebrated on Saturday the 70th anniversary of the abolition of its army. Former President José Figueres Ferrer abolished the armed forces in Costa Rica on…

National Geographic highlights Costa Rica in ‘Untamed’ series
Ecotourism
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Ecotourism
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National Geographic highlights Costa Rica in ‘Untamed’ series

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 1, 2018

For those who want a closer look at Costa Rica’s unrivaled biodiversity, National Geographic has you covered. Friday, the network released “Untamed Costa Rica,” a six-part series…

Costa Rican pharmacist awarded for epidemic-fighting research
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Costa Rican pharmacist awarded for epidemic-fighting research

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 30, 2018

The world may be better prepared for a deadly epidemic thanks to the research of a Costa Rican. Pharmacist Erick Bermúdez Méndez, a graduate of the University…

The Tico Times visits Puerto Viejo
Limón
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The Tico Times visits Puerto Viejo

The Tico Times - November 29, 2018

Reach international and Costa Rican tourists with Puerto Viejo features in The Tico Times — the only English-language news source in Costa Rica with online, video, audio…

Education sector strike once again ruled illegal
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Education sector strike once again ruled illegal

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - November 29, 2018

The Labor Court of the Second Judicial Circuit of San José has once again declared illegal the strike against fiscal reform that was promoted by the National…

On top of the world at Chirripó
Chirripó
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Chirripó
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On top of the world at Chirripó

The Tico Times - November 29, 2018

The following is an excerpt from a Tico Times feature on Cerro Chirripó, Costa Rica's tallest mountain. Indigenous groups who lived in the shadow of Chirripó allegedly…

US sanctions Nicaraguan first lady over abuses
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US sanctions Nicaraguan first lady over abuses

AFP - November 28, 2018

The US imposed sanctions Tuesday on Nicaragua's vice president and first lady Rosario Murillo, the Treasury Department said, as part of a crackdown on corruption and human…