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Costa Rica aims for urban natural parks to improve wellness in cities
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Costa Rica aims for urban natural parks to improve wellness in cities

The Tico Times - February 25, 2021

The Costa Rican government this week issued a decree creating a new type of park within the framework of the Environment Ministry. Urban Natural Parks have the objective…

Government updates Costa Rica decarbonization efforts
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Government updates Costa Rica decarbonization efforts

The Tico Times - February 24, 2021

The Costa Rican government on Wednesday updated the progress of the country's decarbonization efforts. The Presidency says 90.7% of the 2022 targets are underway, while 25% of…

Costa Rica detects South African, British coronavirus strains
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica detects South African, British coronavirus strains

AFP and The Tico Times - February 24, 2021

Costa Rican researchers detected the South African variant of the coronavirus in a French tourist who was part of a group of 20 European visitors who tested…

Costa Rica detains two travelers suspected of showing fake Covid test results
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica detains two travelers suspected of showing fake Covid test results

The Tico Times - February 23, 2021

Costa Rican authorities detained two passengers on suspicion that they had presented falsified coronavirus test results when trying to leave the country, according to a report from…

Hunger rising in Central America amid climate, virus shocks: UN
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Latin America
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Hunger rising in Central America amid climate, virus shocks: UN

Nina LARSON / AFP - February 23, 2021

The United Nations warned Tuesday that hunger levels are soaring across much of Central America as countries battle economic crises sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic and extreme…

Wife of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ arrested at US airport
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Drug trafficking
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Wife of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ arrested at US airport

AFP / Paul HANDLEY - February 23, 2021

US authorities arrested the wife of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Monday at an airport outside of Washington on narcotics smuggling charges, the…

Costa Rica dental tourism discounts for March and April 2021
Dental Tourism
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Dental Tourism
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Costa Rica dental tourism discounts for March and April 2021

Anthony Manos / Costa Rica Dental Association - February 22, 2021

Dental tourists are returning in full force and the leading dental tourism clinics in Costa Rica are back in business again, operating in full compliance with COVID…

500 kilos of cocaine in container destined for Spain seized in Costa Rica
Drug trafficking
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Drug trafficking
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500 kilos of cocaine in container destined for Spain seized in Costa Rica

AFP - February 22, 2021

Costa Rican authorities seized more than half a metric ton of cocaine hidden in a container loaded with roasted bananas and cassava destined for Barcelona, ​​Spain, the…

4 Costa Rica fishing tips for first-time anglers
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Fishing
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4 Costa Rica fishing tips for first-time anglers

Advertorial - February 21, 2021

Are you going on vacation to Costa Rica and want to fish? You cannot choose a better place in Central America for this outdoor sport. It can…

Slothy Sunday: Mom and baby sloth electrocuted, saved by firefighters
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Mom and baby sloth electrocuted, saved by firefighters

Chelsey Schartz / Toucan Rescue Ranch - February 21, 2021

On February 10, the Toucan Rescue Ranch received a call from a local fire station, just west of San José, Costa Rica, stating that they had rescued…