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Act II
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National Theater starts ambitious makeover

The Tico Times - February 17, 2014

https://vimeo.com/86922512 There’s only one way to renovate a masterpiece: very carefully. Most will agree that Costa Rica’s National Theater is, in fact, a masterpiece. Built from stone,…

Arts and Culture
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Holi One festival tickets go on sale

The Tico Times - February 17, 2014

http://vimeo.com/73358385 Tickets for the vivaciously messy 2014 Holi One festival are now on sale. Organizers announced Monday that passes are available for ₡23,000 ($46) at www.specialticket.com. The party…

53 arrested in soccer hooligan brawl at Costa Rica’s National Stadium
Crime
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Crime
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53 arrested in soccer hooligan brawl at Costa Rica’s National Stadium

The Tico Times - February 17, 2014

National Police arrested more than 50 people Sunday when organized soccer fan clubs from Alajuela and Cartago came to fisticuffs in the stands, forcing organizers to cancel…

Unprecedented oil drilling by Ecuador brings new tensions to country’s Amazon lowlands
Amazonia
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Amazonia
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Unprecedented oil drilling by Ecuador brings new tensions to country’s Amazon lowlands

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - February 17, 2014

YAWEPARE, Ecuador – An oil pipeline runs through this village to a Chinese rig at the end of the road. At night, when the rig is pumping,…

First shrimp trawling license expires Wednesday, following ban in Costa Rica
Business
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Business
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First shrimp trawling license expires Wednesday, following ban in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - February 17, 2014

Costa Rica will begin slowly phasing out shrimp trawling Wednesday with the first permanent expiration of a trawling license. The Capitán Bonilla will become the first vessel…

Two ETA fugitives arrested in Mexico, says Spain
Crime
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Crime
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Two ETA fugitives arrested in Mexico, says Spain

AFP - February 16, 2014

MADRID, Spain – Police in Mexico arrested on Sunday two members of the armed Basque separatist group ETA who belonged to a unit that killed 18 people,…

The race up Costa Rica’s highest peak
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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The race up Costa Rica’s highest peak

The Tico Times - February 16, 2014

Climbing 300 meters of the steep trail at Costa Rica's highest peak, Cerro Chirripó, turned this reporter into a sweating, panting mess. The Chirripó trail is one…

Details of Salvadoran castaway’s Marshalls arrival emerge
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Details of Salvadoran castaway’s Marshalls arrival emerge

Giff Johnson | AFP - February 16, 2014

MAJURO, Marshall Islands – Fresh details have emerged of castaway José Salvador Alvarenga's first encounter with other people after months at sea – including how Marshall Islands residents…

Ex-President Abel Pacheco to back opposition candidate Solís
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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Ex-President Abel Pacheco to back opposition candidate Solís

The Tico Times - February 15, 2014

In the run-up to Costa Rica's April 6 presidential runoff, the final two candidates are now battling for endorsements from the country's former leaders. On Saturday morning,…

Venezuela split by pro- and anti-Maduro protests
Bolivarian Revolution
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Venezuela split by pro- and anti-Maduro protests

AFP - February 15, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela – Supporters and opponents of Venezuela's leftist government staged dueling rallies Saturday in Caracas and other cities in the latest public displays of discontent at…