Costa Rica Coffee Guide
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Nicaragua’s Ortega sacks Central Bank president

AFP - January 21, 2014

Nicaraguan Central Bank President Alberto Guevara was fired Monday for reasons that haven't yet been made public, an official source said. Presidency spokeswoman and First Lady Rosario…

Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos bring NFL’s top defense, offense to the big game
Global
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Global
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Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos bring NFL’s top defense, offense to the big game

Mark Maske | The Washington Post - January 21, 2014

SEATTLE, Washington — Even before celebrating fans honked their car horns late into the night on downtown streets here, Seattle Seahawks' players and coaches began to turn…

10 Costa Rica stories to watch in 2014
Business
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Business
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10 Costa Rica stories to watch in 2014

The Tico Times Staff - January 21, 2014

With last year behind us, it's time to look forward to some of our picks for the top stories to watch out for in Costa Rica this…

Turtles will be unprotected as leatherback nesting season approaches on Moín Beach
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Turtles will be unprotected as leatherback nesting season approaches on Moín Beach

The Tico Times - January 21, 2014

Nothing can stop the march of nature, not even an internationally known cold-blooded murder case. Moín Beach is still recovering from the slaying of sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora, who…

More than 200 celebrities, artists, poets and academics announce support for Villalta’s presidential bid
Going public
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Going public
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More than 200 celebrities, artists, poets and academics announce support for Villalta’s presidential bid

The Tico Times - January 21, 2014

Musicians, television personalities, and public intellectuals voiced their backing for progressive candidate José María Villalta as Costa Rica’s next president. Approximately 20 of these supporters joined the…

Business
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Proposal offered as Panama Canal dispute simmers on

Juan José Rodríguez | AFP - January 20, 2014

A consortium working on expanding the Panama Canal proposed Monday that local authorities co-finance a huge budget gap that sparked a bitter dispute threatening the project. The…

Costa Rica’s National Theater mural named one of ’10 great ceilings around the world’
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica’s National Theater mural named one of ’10 great ceilings around the world’

The Tico Times - January 20, 2014

Stop and look up. One of the best ceilings to admire in the world is in Costa Rica, according to an article in USA Today. The newspaper…

Costa Rican newspaper accuses government of ‘unprecedented’ spying on its reporters
Big Brother's watching
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Big Brother's watching
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Costa Rican newspaper accuses government of ‘unprecedented’ spying on its reporters

The Tico Times - January 20, 2014

Long celebrated as Latin America’s leader in freedom of expression, Costa Rica found itself mired in a surveillance scandal Monday that shocked the small country. The newspaper…

G. Love performs at Jungle Jam Saturday in Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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G. Love performs at Jungle Jam Saturday in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - January 20, 2014

Garrett Dutton, better known as G. Love, works the crowd on Saturday night at Jungle Jam. The festival has taken place in Jacó for the past four…

Canal Woes
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Panama Canal expansion slowed by $1.6 billion financial dispute

AFP - January 20, 2014

PANAMA CITY -- Work on expanding the Panama Canal went ahead at a reduced pace Monday despite the builder's threat to shut down the project over huge…