Costa Rica Coffee Guide
Crime
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Scam Alert: Kolbi customers receiving fraudulent text messages

The Tico Times - January 24, 2014

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) alerted its customers this week about fraudulent text messages sent to Kolbi cellphones that automatically added charges to the accounts of…

Canal Woes
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Deadline to resolve Panama Canal expansion receives extension to Feb. 1

The Tico Times - January 24, 2014

Work on expanding the Panama Canal will continue through at least next week after the construction consortium officially extended the deadline until Feb. 1 to resolve a dispute over…

Elections 2014
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The ghosts of the campaign

Nancy De Lemos - January 24, 2014

I say this with absolute certainty: This electoral campaign is the most lacking of substance of any I can recall. Just a few days before we decide…

No, San José police won’t enforce the ‘dry law’ during presidential elections (and the Super Bowl)
Business
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Business
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No, San José police won’t enforce the ‘dry law’ during presidential elections (and the Super Bowl)

The Tico Times - January 24, 2014

 At the beginning of 2012, Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly reformed a “dry law” that prevented liquor sales during Easter Holy Week and elections. The move allowed individual…

Little Devils’ games and other happenings around Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Little Devils’ games and other happenings around Costa Rica

The Tico Times - January 24, 2014

Little Devils’ games When the Spanish invaded Costa Rica, the Boruca people tried to scare them off with devil masks – and the tactic actually worked. See these…

Elections 2014
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In last presidential elections, polls overestimated Libertarian Guevara’s support and underestimated PAC’s

The Tico Times - January 24, 2014

As Costa Rica’s election season enters its final stretch, candidates have greeted the slew of recent polls with disbelief or encouragement, often based on their own standings.…

Crime
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Prosecutors will seek to extend preventative detention for Jairo Mora murder suspects ahead of February deadline

The Tico Times - January 24, 2014

Six-month preventive detention sentences for seven suspects charged in the killing last May of sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora will expire  in February, Costa Rica’s Prosecutor’s Office told…

A Look Back
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Watch a video of the best Tico Times front pages from our old print edition

The Tico Times - January 24, 2014

http://youtu.be/M1l0FmHVvzw This video should make you feel wistful for yellowed, crinkly old newspapers. There's something distinguished about seeing big, important stories laid out on newsprint. Over the…

This gross discovery may make you rethink your obsession with sloths
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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This gross discovery may make you rethink your obsession with sloths

Lindsay Fendt and AFP - January 23, 2014

Over the past few years the sloth has turned into the celebrity of the animal kingdom. But while the animal may look adorable on your computer screen,…

Central America upgrades cruise ship, airport facilities in race to attract more tourists
Business
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Business
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Central America upgrades cruise ship, airport facilities in race to attract more tourists

Larry Luxner - January 23, 2014

While Costa Rica remains Central America’s top tourist destination, the region’s six other countries are vying to lure tourists and increase revenues by aggressively investing in airports,…