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Costa Rican government fighting misinformation about abortion norms
Costa Rica
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Costa Rican government fighting misinformation about abortion norms

The Tico Times - December 12, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry and Casa Presidencial issued a joint press release Tuesday aimed at clarifying the therapeutic abortion guidelines that will clarify when the procedure can…

Pic of the Day: Sunset on Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Sunset on Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste

The Tico Times - December 12, 2019

December in Costa Rica marks the beginning of the dry season and many clear-sky sunsets like this one. Guanacaste also contains some of the driest areas of…

‘Nature is our life insurance,’ says Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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‘Nature is our life insurance,’ says Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment

Anna Pelegri / AFP - December 12, 2019

Nature can contribute 30% of the solutions in the fight against global warming, says the Minister of Environment of Costa Rica, the architect of a new coalition…

Pic of the Day: A red-eyed tree frog in Bijagua, Costa Rica
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: A red-eyed tree frog in Bijagua, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - December 11, 2019

Hoppy Wednesday, everyone! The red-eyed tree frog has become a Costa Rican icon as a result of its ubiquity and beauty. They are nocturnal, so your best…

NGO reveals serious torture and sexual abuse of prisoners in Nicaragua
Central America
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Central America
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NGO reveals serious torture and sexual abuse of prisoners in Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - December 11, 2019

Nicaraguan opponents jailed for protesting against President Daniel Ortega suffer torture and sexual abuse at the hands of their jailers, revealed an NGO report released Tuesday in…

U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica warns of phone fraud
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica warns of phone fraud

The Tico Times - December 10, 2019

The United States Embassy in San José, Costa Rica, has issued the following alert regarding suspected instances of phone fraud: American Citizen Services has received reports from…

Teens arrested worldwide, including Costa Rica, as police smash global pedophile ring
News
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News
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Teens arrested worldwide, including Costa Rica, as police smash global pedophile ring

AFP and The Tico Times - December 10, 2019

Seventeen people, most of them teenage boys, have been arrested in Spain for sharing images of "extremely violent" child pornography on WhatsApp, police said Tuesday following a…

Pic of the Day: The golden orb weaver spider
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: The golden orb weaver spider

The Tico Times - December 10, 2019

Despite being completely non-threatening to humans, the golden orb weaver spider has acid-yellow spots and pincer-like legs, and can grow as broad as a human fist. In…

Costa Rica seizes cyanide and mercury in operations against illegal mining
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica seizes cyanide and mercury in operations against illegal mining

AFP and The Tico Times - December 10, 2019

Costa Rican authorities confiscated large shipments of cyanide and mercury, two highly toxic chemicals, in a series of operations against illegal mining in the north of the…

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: December 9, 2019
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: December 9, 2019

The Tico Times - December 9, 2019

Thanks for watching The Tico Times Weekly Digest, where we catch up on the latest news in Costa Rica. This video was filmed and produced by Nate…

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