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Two North Koreans jailed in Panama over Cuba arms cache
Global
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Global
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Two North Koreans jailed in Panama over Cuba arms cache

AFP - June 14, 2015

PANAMA CITY – A court in Panama jailed two North Koreans for 12 years for trying to smuggle Cuban weapons through the Panama Canal in an incident which raised…

Guatemala’s Pérez Molina could face impeachment
Corruption
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Corruption
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Guatemala’s Pérez Molina could face impeachment

Louisa Reynolds - June 14, 2015

Recommended: In Guatemala, anti-establishment presidential candidate benefits from corruption scandals President Otto Pérez Molina’s future is in the hands of five congressmen after the Supreme Court gave…

Thousands protest Nicaraguan canal
A man a plan a canal.... Nicaragua?
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A man a plan a canal.... Nicaragua?
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Thousands protest Nicaraguan canal

AFP and The Tico Times - June 14, 2015

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Thousands of demonstrators gathered Saturday in the central Nicaraguan city of Juigalpa to protest the construction of a $50 billion canal that will run…

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Costa Rica crowned 2015 World Surfing Champion

Ellen Zoe Golden - June 8, 2015

[caption id="attachment_65989" align="aligncenter" width="395"] Illustration by Haimeluna/The Tico TImes[/caption] It’s official: Costa Rica’s Dream Team surfers are the best in the world. They made history on Sunday by…

Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle releases first interview filmed at depth off Cocos Island
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle releases first interview filmed at depth off Cocos Island

Gabriela Diaz - June 8, 2015

"Most of the ocean is cold and dark. Most of what is known about the ocean is in that upper 1,000 feet or so. You look at…

Rescue teams search for missing tourist in Jacó waters
Missing Persons
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Missing Persons
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Rescue teams search for missing tourist in Jacó waters

Gabriela Diaz - June 7, 2015

Update, Monday, 11:13 a.m.: The Tico Times attempted to clarify with the Red Cross the details of the "accident at sea," and the Red Cross responded by saying only that…

Cannabis is medicine, experts at first regional conference on medicinal marijuana agree
Health
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Health
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Cannabis is medicine, experts at first regional conference on medicinal marijuana agree

Gabriela Diaz - June 7, 2015

For many Costa Ricans, marijuana legalization conjures images of dreadlocked hippies lying in hammocks getting baked. This perception is precisely what CannaCosta 2015, Central America's first annual conference…

Colombia defeats Costa Rica in Copa América preparation match
Football
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Football
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Colombia defeats Costa Rica in Copa América preparation match

L. Arias - June 6, 2015

The Colombian football team beat Costa Rica's "La Sele" 1-0 in a friendly match held Saturday at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Buenos Aires in preparation for Copa América…

Fourth of Costa Rica’s sextuplets dies of infection
Health
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Health
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Fourth of Costa Rica’s sextuplets dies of infection

The Tico Times - June 1, 2015

Only two of Costa Rica's sextuplets, Gabriel and Valentina, remain struggling for their lives after second-born Tomás died of an infection Monday at dawn. "The baby suffered…

Ecuador seizes 200,000 shark fins
Crime
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Crime
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Ecuador seizes 200,000 shark fins

Gabriela Díaz and AFP - May 31, 2015

Recommended: Shark fin scandal in Costa Rica has Solís administration on the defensive QUITO, Ecuador – Ecuador seized around 200,000 shark fins and arrested three suspected traffickers in…

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