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Farmers protest in Costa Rica asking for debt relief
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Farmers protest in Costa Rica asking for debt relief

AFP and The Tico Times - January 28, 2020

About 200 Costa Rican agricultural producers protested Monday with tractors in front of the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock to demand greater government support…

No suspected cases of coronavirus in Costa Rica, Health Ministry says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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No suspected cases of coronavirus in Costa Rica, Health Ministry says

The Tico Times - January 28, 2020

Costa Rica does not have any suspected cases of coronavirus, the Health Ministry said Monday. The Health Ministry has issued protocols for public and private health centers…

Costa Rica explores using the ocean to generate electric power
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Electricity
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Costa Rica explores using the ocean to generate electric power

AFP and The Tico Times - January 27, 2020

Costa Rica, which has one of the cleanest electricity grids in the world, is exploring the possibility of using ocean waves and tides as power generators to…

Eyes on Tokyo: Costa Rican women to begin final round of Olympic qualifying
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La Sele
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Eyes on Tokyo: Costa Rican women to begin final round of Olympic qualifying

The Tico Times - January 27, 2020

The Costa Rica women's national soccer team will face Panama, Haiti and the United States during the group stage of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which…

Ecuador reports first suspected case of coronavirus
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Ecuador
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Ecuador reports first suspected case of coronavirus

AFP and The Tico Times - January 27, 2020

Ecuador reported Sunday a first "suspected case" of coronavirus in a Chinese citizen who arrived to the country from Hong Kong. "The Ministry of Public Health informs…

Swimming, squeaking and more: 5 sloth facts explained!
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Swimming, squeaking and more: 5 sloth facts explained!

Sam Trull / The Sloth Institute - January 26, 2020

In honor of Slothy Sunday, Sam Trull of The Sloth Institute shares five sloth fun facts.  1. All sloths are excellent swimmers.  They instinctively know how to…

USA picks new faces to take on Costa Rica after training camp shift from Doha
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La Sele
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USA picks new faces to take on Costa Rica after training camp shift from Doha

AFP and The Tico Times - January 26, 2020

US national team coach Gregg Berhalter announced a 22-man squad Saturday for next weekend's friendly against Costa Rica that features 12 hopefuls seeking a first-ever cap. The…

U.S. donates $16,000 to help Costa Rica improve environmental reporting
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. donates $16,000 to help Costa Rica improve environmental reporting

The Tico Times - January 25, 2020

A donation from the U.S. Department of the Interior will help Costa Rica's Environment Ministry (MINAE) receive and track environmental complaints from the public. According to MINAE,…

In Davos, tourism industry promises less plastic and more sustainability
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News
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In Davos, tourism industry promises less plastic and more sustainability

Pol Costa / AFP and The Tico Times - January 24, 2020

Faced with the tons of disposable plastic used by hotels every year, the CO2 emitted by airplanes or the overcrowding in Barcelona, ​​Everest and Machu Picchu, the…

Meet Costa Rica’s newest NASA figure: Luis Diego Fonseca Flores
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Space Ticos
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Meet Costa Rica’s newest NASA figure: Luis Diego Fonseca Flores

Bruce Callow - January 24, 2020

Costa Rica may be small, but its people are achieving great things. In this story, contributor Bruce Callow shares an interview with Luis Diego Fonseca Flores, a…

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