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Joe Biden sworn in as new U.S. President
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Joe Biden sworn in as new U.S. President

AFP - January 20, 2021

US President Joe Biden called for "unity" and pledged to be a president for "all Americans" at his inauguration in Washington on Wednesday, but warned of the…

Death toll rises to 58 due to liquor adulterated with methanol
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Costa Rica
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Death toll rises to 58 due to liquor adulterated with methanol

The Tico Times - January 20, 2021

At least 58 people have died since October in Costa Rica from the consumption of alcoholic beverages adulterated with methanol, the Health Ministry reported. The agency in…

Panama to receive reduced first batch of Pfizer vaccines
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Latin America
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Panama to receive reduced first batch of Pfizer vaccines

AFP - January 20, 2021

Panama on Wednesday will receive its first 12,840 doses of Pfizer's vaccine against Covid-19, a much smaller shipment than expected, due to an announced global delay in…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, January 19
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Tuesday, January 19

The Tico Times - January 19, 2021

Costa Rica registered 958 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, January 16; 508 on Sunday, January 17; 363 on Monday, January 18; and 861 cases on Tuesday,…

Costa Rica honors U.S. Ambassador as term ends
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica honors U.S. Ambassador as term ends

The Tico Times - January 19, 2021

The Foreign Ministry of Costa Rica this week awarded United States Ambassador Sharon Day at the conclusion of her diplomatic mission. Day received the National Order Juan…

Costa Rica closes 2020 with large fiscal deficit, though better than expected
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica closes 2020 with large fiscal deficit, though better than expected

AFP - January 19, 2021

Costa Rica closed 2020 with a fiscal deficit of 8.3% of GDP, the highest in recent decades although lower than the official projection, the government announced Monday.…

U.S. Embassy issues Health Alert related to travel Covid testing
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy issues Health Alert related to travel Covid testing

The Tico Times - January 19, 2021

The United States Embassy in Costa Rica issued a Health Alert regarding the new coronavirus test policy for air travelers entering the United States. Below is the…

Guatemalan security forces break up US-bound migrant caravan
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Central America
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Guatemalan security forces break up US-bound migrant caravan

Edgar Calderon with Henry Morales Arana / AFP - January 18, 2021

Guatemalan security forces on Monday broke up a caravan of some 4,000 Honduran migrants trying to reach the United States on a journey of thousands of kilometers…

Learning to surf in Costa Rica: 5 basic rules of surf etiquette
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Surfing
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Learning to surf in Costa Rica: 5 basic rules of surf etiquette

Ashley Blaylock - January 18, 2021

If you are planning on learning how to surf in Costa Rica, you need to learn some of the basic rules and etiquette of the sport. This…

Tamarindo inaugurates new Tourist Police station
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Costa Rica
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Tamarindo inaugurates new Tourist Police station

The Tico Times - January 18, 2021

Tamarindo, Guanacaste, on Friday inaugurated a Tourist Police delegation thanks to a joint effort between the Institute of Tourism (ICT) and the Ministry of Public Security (MSP).…