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Thanksgiving in Costa Rica was a long time coming
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Thanksgiving in Costa Rica was a long time coming

Rebecca Kimitch - November 26, 2020

For Thanksgiving 2020 we're looking back on a 2005 piece that, in turn, looked back on Thanksgivings past in Costa Rica. These days when people pack for…

Where to eat an authentic Thanksgiving meal in Costa Rica
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Holidays
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Where to eat an authentic Thanksgiving meal in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - November 26, 2020

While Costa Rica doesn’t officially recognize the Thanksgiving holiday, thousands of Ticos every year still partake in the U.S. tradition — and take advantage of Black Friday…

Costa Rica will offer ‘safe entry’ to Nicaraguans seeking asylum
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Costa Rica will offer ‘safe entry’ to Nicaraguans seeking asylum

AFP - November 25, 2020

Costa Rica will try to improve protections for thousands of Nicaraguans who request asylum or refuge in the country through an initiative supported by the UN and…

‘Extremely active’ Atlantic hurricane season is nearing its end
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‘Extremely active’ Atlantic hurricane season is nearing its end

The Tico Times - November 25, 2020

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which produced 13 hurricanes and a record-setting 30 named storms, is approaching its conclusion. The official end date is Monday, November 30,…

Drug trafficking in Central America remains prevalent during pandemic, authorities say
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Drug trafficking in Central America remains prevalent during pandemic, authorities say

AFP - November 24, 2020

Drug trafficking to the United States, through Central America, has managed to keep pace despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Panamanian authorities warned Monday after presenting 1.7 tons of…

Back-to-back hurricanes exacerbate poverty in Nicaragua
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Central America
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Back-to-back hurricanes exacerbate poverty in Nicaragua

Julia RIOS / AFP - November 23, 2020

The North Caribbean, one of the poorest regions of Nicaragua, is mired in uncertainty and despair after the double blow of hurricanes Eta and Iota, which sowed…

Costa Rica registers first signs of economic recovery since start of pandemic, Finance Ministry says
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica registers first signs of economic recovery since start of pandemic, Finance Ministry says

AFP - November 23, 2020

Costa Rica's economy began to show signs of recovery, its first since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with an increase in tax collection over the first…

Slothy Sunday: I spy with my little eye… Sloths in sight!
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: I spy with my little eye… Sloths in sight!

Mariana Diaz / Toucan Rescue Ranch - November 22, 2020

We’ve been sharing amazing sloths for you every Sunday throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. What if we told you that you can now — after eight long months…

Struggling airlines seek to stay in the skies
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Struggling airlines seek to stay in the skies

Sonia WOLF / AFP - November 21, 2020

The airline industry holds its annual gathering by video conference next week under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic that has plunged the sector into a crisis…

Cuba faces challenge of attracting tourists amid ongoing pandemic
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Cuba faces challenge of attracting tourists amid ongoing pandemic

Katell ABIVEN / AFP - November 20, 2020

Closed for almost eight months, Havana is reopening its doors to foreign tourists, but it also must convince them to return. Even as the pandemic rages, Cuba…