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Cultural Center Opens In Budding Chinatown

The Tico Times - June 4, 2010

In a room decorated in splashes of red and yellow, Chinese Ambassador to Costa Rica Li Changhua spoke to an audience in front of a Costa Rican…

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New Book Makes Learning Spanish Fun

The Tico Times - June 4, 2010

The short story collection “El árbol imaginario” (The Imaginary Tree) uses both classic fables and new works highlighting Costa Rican culture to make an attractive option for…

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Costa Rica H1N1 scare prompts call for vaccinations

The Tico Times - June 4, 2010

  New H1N1 flu cases have been reported in several areas of Costa Rica, according to the Health Ministry and the Social Security System (Caja). These organizations…

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Private Schools Offer Quality Bilingual Education

The Tico Times - June 4, 2010

Top-notch bilingual education can be found at private schools in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Many of the Costa Rican schools offer both the Education Ministry (MEP) bachillerato…

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At Expotur, Companies Vie to Gain Footing

The Tico Times - May 28, 2010

Mirna Ipanaque grinned in front of the photographic landscape of Machu Picchu. The famous Incan ruins served as the backdrop for her booth promoting Peru’s Aranwa Sacred…

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Take It Easy at Turrialba Bed and Breakfast

The Tico Times - May 28, 2010

A calm breeze often blows through the Turrialba Bed and Breakfast. Whether visitors lounge on the patio, on the balcony or in the air-conditioned rooms, a relaxing…

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Protesters demand action against Israel

The Tico Times - May 28, 2010

Several Costa Rican organizations protested outside the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday in response to Israel´s raid on Monday of an aid flotilla carrying 10,000 tons of humanitarian…

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U.K., Swiss embassies run errands with new electric cars

The Tico Times - May 28, 2010

The Swiss and United Kingdom embassies are showing off fancy new electric cars. Both countries introduced new service cars that will reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by…

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Mixed Martial Arts: Fighting to work out

The Tico Times - May 14, 2010

A dozen tiny explosions rattle off the wall of the gymnasium. Inside, two rows of kick boxers stand in pairs. One member of each pair holds a…

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‘Intentional Communities’ To Stage Gathering

The Tico Times - May 14, 2010

A four-day gathering near the Río Machuca in San Mateo, Alajeula will promote sustainable communities and ecological living for commune members from throughout Costa Rica. This first…

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