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Anti-corruption operation results in arrests, raids at Casa Presidencial
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Anti-corruption operation results in arrests, raids at Casa Presidencial

AFP and The Tico Times - June 14, 2021

Costa Rican authorities on Monday raided the Presidential House and various state agencies, and they detained at least two owners of construction firms in an operation to…

Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica’s wildlife, jungles and beaches in high-resolution video

The Tico Times - June 13, 2021

It's amazing what thousands of dollars worth of video equipment can do.¬†Captured using a Red Epic cinema camera, a series of Canon lenses and a Freefly Movi¬†stabilization…

Pejibayes in Costa Rica –  The Ultimate Rainy Season Fruit
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Pejibayes in Costa Rica – The Ultimate Rainy Season Fruit

Ed Bernhardt - June 13, 2021

Visitors to Costa Rica during the rainy season will come across the pejibaye harvest in local markets.  This unusual fruit comes from a tropical palm, often called…

Eyes on Nicaragua during crisis of democracy ahead of elections
Latin America
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Latin America
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Eyes on Nicaragua during crisis of democracy ahead of elections

Shaun Tandon and Alina Dieste - June 13, 2021

Nicaragua's sweeping crackdown on opposition poses a test for US President Joe Biden, who has put a top priority on promoting democracy and promised a new, wiser…

Costa Rica Health Pass: What to Know Before You Go
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica Health Pass: What to Know Before You Go

The Tico Times - June 13, 2021

Before the pandemic, Costa Rica received over 1.7 million tourists annually, bringing an estimated 1.7 billion dollars in revenue with them. With COVID-19 devastating the tourism industry…

Watch: Snake stops traffic in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Watch: Snake stops traffic in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - June 11, 2021

Why did the snake cross the road?* Drivers on the Florencio del Castillo highway between Cartago and San Jos√©, Costa Rica, presumably had more than a few…

New US sanctions amid calls to free Nicaragua opposition figures
Latin America
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Latin America
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New US sanctions amid calls to free Nicaragua opposition figures

AFP - June 11, 2021

The global community urged Nicaragua to free four recently-detained opposition presidential candidates, as the United States announced sanctions against allies of long-serving leader Daniel Ortega. The detention…

US to ‘supercharge’ pandemic fight with huge vaccine donation
Global
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Global
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US to ‘supercharge’ pandemic fight with huge vaccine donation

AFP bureaus - June 10, 2021

The US will donate 500 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to poorer nations, the White House said Thursday, to "supercharge" the pandemic fight as the World Health Organization…

Bill to attract retirees to Costa Rica advances
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Bill to attract retirees to Costa Rica advances

The Tico Times - June 10, 2021

A law project that would lower the minimum required investment to obtain Costa Rica residency has passed a first debate in the Legislative Assembly. It must pass…

The latest Covid-19 cases, vaccine tallies in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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The latest Covid-19 cases, vaccine tallies in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - June 9, 2021

Costa Rica registered 13,375 new Covid-19 cases during epidemiological week 22 (May 30 to June 5), a moderate decrease compared to the 14,776 cases identified during the…

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