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US ‘medical tourists’ seek cheap health care abroad
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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US ‘medical tourists’ seek cheap health care abroad

Javier Tovar / AFP - October 14, 2019

When Veronica Merrill decided to undergo stomach surgery for weight loss, she found two options: pay $12,000 at home in the United States, or have it done…

Pic of the Day: White-throated magpie-jay
Birds
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Birds
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Pic of the Day: White-throated magpie-jay

The Tico Times - October 13, 2019

The white-throated magpie-jay does not conceal itself well. Highlighted in contrasting blue and white, with a notably long tail and crest of feathers on its head, the…

Slothy Sunday: Only one week until International Sloth Day!
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Only one week until International Sloth Day!

Toucan Rescue Ranch - October 13, 2019

To get you excited for the best athletic event of the year, Toucan Rescue Ranch is here with the best sloth content on the web! Click here…

Pic of the Day: Whitewater rafting in Limón
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Whitewater rafting in Limón

The Tico Times - October 12, 2019

Costa Rica hosted the first World White Water Rafting Summit this week, bringing together more than 250 participants from 25 nations. Topics focused on improving safety in…

Costa Rica celebrates Cultures Day
Global
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Global
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Costa Rica celebrates Cultures Day

Jill Replogle - October 12, 2019

Happy Día de las Culturas (Cultures Day), which is celebrated today in Costa Rica! Known elsewhere as Columbus Day, Día de la Raza (Race Day, loosely translated), Indigenous…

Global climate meetings in Costa Rica close with call for further action
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Global climate meetings in Costa Rica close with call for further action

AFP and The Tico Times - October 11, 2019

Government and civil society representatives from across the world called on Thursday in Costa Rica for countries to take more decisive action in the face of global…

TBT: An oasis for expats in downtown San José
Expat & Retirement Living
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Expat & Retirement Living
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TBT: An oasis for expats in downtown San José

Christopher Howard - October 10, 2019

From the 1980s through the early 2000s, San José was an epicenter of entertainment and nightlife for both Costa Ricans and expats. During those days, the expat…

Official: EU removes Costa Rica, Switzerland from tax-haven list
News
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News
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Official: EU removes Costa Rica, Switzerland from tax-haven list

AFP - October 10, 2019

The EU removed Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates from its list of tax havens on Thursday, giving two global hubs for multinational tax schemes the all…

Violent protests in Ecuador over fuel price hike
Ecuador
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Ecuador
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Violent protests in Ecuador over fuel price hike

Santiago Piedra Silva / AFP - October 9, 2019

Protesters in Ecuador threw projectiles at riot police Wednesday in a second day of violent protests over a fuel price hike ordered by the government to secure…

Wild Wednesday: Wildlife electrocution concerns in Guanacaste
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Wild Wednesday: Wildlife electrocution concerns in Guanacaste

Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary - October 9, 2019

Every other Wednesday, we publish a short story from Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary. * * * * The electrocution of monkeys in the Guanacaste area is steadily growing.…

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