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After public criticism, Costa Rican gov. repeals decree that created department with access to ‘confidential’ information
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After public criticism, Costa Rican gov. repeals decree that created department with access to ‘confidential’ information

The Tico Times - February 21, 2020

The Costa Rican government repealed a decree that had created a Data Analysis Unit, after public criticism questioned its purpose and scope. Casa Presidencial announced Friday afternoon…

Bathing with vegetables: The Luffa gourd
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Bathing with vegetables: The Luffa gourd

Jim Nienhuis - February 21, 2020

I was introduced to the Luffa gourd while living in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, where it grows on every telephone pole in the province. Guanacaste has a dry…

Drug and alcohol detox programs in Costa Rica
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Drug and alcohol detox programs in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - February 21, 2020

When it comes to drug and alcohol rehab, every individual is different. That’s why the Costa Rica Treatment Center, located in the upscale San José neighborhood of…

New York City FC beats San Carlos in Alajuela
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New York City FC beats San Carlos in Alajuela

The Tico Times - February 21, 2020

A hat trick from Brazilian-born Heber helped New York City FC defeat AD San Carlos, 5-3, in the CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 on Thursday night…

Migration from Central America to the US drops by 75%
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Migration from Central America to the US drops by 75%

AFP and The Tico Times - February 20, 2020

Migration from the countries of northern Central America to the United States has been reduced by more than 75% since last May, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf…

Saprissa rescues agonized draw against Montreal Impact in Champions League
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Saprissa rescues agonized draw against Montreal Impact in Champions League

AFP and The Tico Times - February 20, 2020

Deportivo Saprissa rescued in the last breath a 2-2 draw against the Montreal Impact in the first leg of the Round of 16 of the CONCACAF Champions…

Panama seizes five tons of drugs from a submersible
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Panama seizes five tons of drugs from a submersible

AFP and The Tico Times - February 20, 2020

Panamanian authorities seized five tons of drugs aboard a "semi-submersible home-made device," in an operation in which four Colombians were arrested, the country's National Aeronaval Service (SENAN)…

Tournament in Costa Rica to celebrate women in fishing
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Tournament in Costa Rica to celebrate women in fishing

Todd Staley - February 19, 2020

Samantha Mumford caught her first catfish in the pond at her godmother’s house when she was just 5 years old. That was the beginning of a chain…

OIJ CR Safe app provides safety advice for tourists
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Costa Rica
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OIJ CR Safe app provides safety advice for tourists

The Tico Times - February 19, 2020

Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) have released a mobile phone application that helps tourists stay safe when visiting the Central American country. The app, called "OIJ…

For excellent Costa Rican seafood, try Na Praia Seafood & Raw Bar
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For excellent Costa Rican seafood, try Na Praia Seafood & Raw Bar

The Tico Times - February 18, 2020

Na Praia is a 100% Costa Rican capital entrepreneurship project with five years in the market. With three founding partners, the restaurant's mission is to offer high-quality,…

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