The morning-after pill causes controversy in Costa Rican government
Drug Policy
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Drug Policy
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The morning-after pill causes controversy in Costa Rican government

AFP and The Tico Times - April 3, 2019

The morning-after pill, taken to prevent pregnancies, caused friction between the authorities of Costa Rica. The Ministry of Health intends to restrict its sale while the National…

Zidane: No debate between Courtois and Navas next season
Keylor Navas
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Keylor Navas
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Zidane: No debate between Courtois and Navas next season

The Tico Times - April 2, 2019

Real Madrid could sell Thibaut Courtois or Keylor Navas this summer after head coach Zinedine Zidane said on Tuesday the club will have a clear first-choice goalkeeper…

More than 113 million people worldwide suffered from hunger in 2018
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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More than 113 million people worldwide suffered from hunger in 2018

María Elena Bucheli / AFP and The Tico Times - April 2, 2019

More than 113 million people in 53 countries suffered extreme hunger in 2018, mainly due to armed conflicts, natural catastrophes and economic crises, according to a report…

Slothy Sunday: A baby sloth is born
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: A baby sloth is born

The Tico Times - March 31, 2019

For this story, we're going all the way back to 2014. When Sam Trull put her hands on the belly of the mother sloth she could feel…

Contact Group pushes for progress on Venezuela impasse
Latin America
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Latin America
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Contact Group pushes for progress on Venezuela impasse

AFP - March 30, 2019

Foreign ministers of the Contact Group on Venezuela began meeting in Ecuador on Thursday in a push for progress on delivering humanitarian aid and laying the groundwork…

US pushes Maduro’s envoys off international bodies
News
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News
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US pushes Maduro’s envoys off international bodies

Marc Burleigh / AFP - March 29, 2019

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is being squeezed internationally as the United States pressures key multilateral bodies to boot out his "illegitimate" representatives. To publicly underline the U.S.…

Nearly a quarter of Venezuelans need urgent aid: internal UN report
News
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News
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Nearly a quarter of Venezuelans need urgent aid: internal UN report

Carole Landry / AFP - March 28, 2019

About 24 percent of Venezuela's population – seven million people – are in dire need of humanitarian aid, according to an internal UN report that showed malnutrition…

Tico Times #TBT: The earthquake that rattled Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast
Tico Times #TBT
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Tico Times #TBT
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Tico Times #TBT: The earthquake that rattled Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast

The Tico Times - March 28, 2019

In the early hours of April 22, 1991, a magnitude-7.7 earthquake struck the Caribbean coasts of Costa Rica and Panama. Costa Rica’s strongest earthquake of all time…

La Prensa: Daniel Ortega imposes repression, misery on Nicaraguans
La Prensa
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La Prensa
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La Prensa: Daniel Ortega imposes repression, misery on Nicaraguans

Mabel Calero / La Prensa - March 27, 2019

Since the sociopolitical crisis in Nicaragua started last year, the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo has been exposed not only for brutally repressing the population,…

The Tico Times Dispatch: Figuring out and fighting street harassment in Costa Rica
Tico Times Dispatch
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Tico Times Dispatch
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The Tico Times Dispatch: Figuring out and fighting street harassment in Costa Rica

Alissa Grosskopf - March 27, 2019

Costa Rica is known for its beautiful beaches and abundant biodiversity, but for women, it also means street harassment. Tico Times reporter Alissa Grosskopf talks to experts…

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