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Who was Juan Santamaría? Five (debated) things you should know
Juan Santamaría Day
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Juan Santamaría Day
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Who was Juan Santamaría? Five (debated) things you should know

JILL REPLOGLE - April 12, 2021

A version of this story first ran in 2015. Costa Rica feted its first and most-loved national hero, Juan Santamaría, on Sunday, April 11. His name adorns the international…

Saprissa equals longest winless streak in 35 years
Soccer
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Soccer
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Saprissa equals longest winless streak in 35 years

The Tico Times - April 12, 2021

Deportivo Saprissa drew 1-1 with Pérez Zeledón and reached eight consecutive games without a win in the Clausura 2021 soccer tournament in Costa Rica, equaling a club…

Costa Rica Multipurpose Patio Shrub – Malinche
Home Gardening
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Home Gardening
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Costa Rica Multipurpose Patio Shrub – Malinche

Ed Bernhardt - April 11, 2021

Here’s another attractive ornamental that’s a favorite Costa Rican backyard patio shrub. You’ll find malinche (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) growing in just about any barrio in the country. Its…

Costa Rica celebrates Juan Santamaría Day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica celebrates Juan Santamaría Day

The Tico Times - April 11, 2021

Costa Rica, lacking an army since 1948, has relatively few war heroes. Perhaps the most notable exception is Juan Santamaría, a poor drummer boy from Alajuela. Celebrated every…

A sloth for your Sunday
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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A sloth for your Sunday

The Tico Times - April 11, 2021

Happy Sunday from all of us at The Tico Times!

Panama authorizes use of Chinese vaccine against Covid-19
Latin America
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Latin America
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Panama authorizes use of Chinese vaccine against Covid-19

AFP - April 10, 2021

Panama authorized "emergency" use of the CoronaVac vaccine, from the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac, to combat Covid-19, the government announced Friday, a few days after it also…

Costa Rica coronavirus data for Friday, April 9
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica coronavirus data for Friday, April 9

The Tico Times - April 9, 2021

The country registered 907 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, April 7; 877 on Thursday, April 8; and 914 cases on Friday, April 9.  Of the registered…

FAO and IMO launch global campaign to clean up the oceans
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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FAO and IMO launch global campaign to clean up the oceans

AFP and The Tico Times - April 9, 2021

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday launched a global campaign to combat marine litter and clean the…

PAHO warns of concerning Covid-19 situation in South America
Latin America
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Latin America
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PAHO warns of concerning Covid-19 situation in South America

Alina DIESTE / AFP - April 8, 2021

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) highlighted on Wednesday the worrying rise in Covid-19 infections in South America, and warned of the risk of "massive epidemics" in…

Tico Times #TBT: A 1947 documentary of Costa Rica
Throwback Thursday
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Throwback Thursday
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Tico Times #TBT: A 1947 documentary of Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 8, 2021

It's Throwback Thursday, which means we take a look at Costa Rica's past. The nine-minute documentary showcases life in Costa Rica in the 1940s, as viewed through…