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Street fair raises funds, ruffles feathers in downtown San José
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Street fair raises funds, ruffles feathers in downtown San José

The Tico Times - April 8, 2016

A line of white tents along the Plaza de la Cultura has caused controversy in recent days, with capital-dwellers complaining about the obstruction of a busy pedestrian…

‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Day of the Devils
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Day of the Devils

The Tico Times - December 6, 2015

The bull wagged its head side to side. Its feet dragged in the dirt. Men yelled and chanted. They jumped up and down. They thrust their pelvises.…

‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Moving Pictures
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Moving Pictures

The Tico Times - November 29, 2015

“Try this one on,” said the energetic young costumer. She handed me an earth-toned blazer. I slipped my arms through the sleeves and was relieved that it…

‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Who Watches the Guachimán?
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Who Watches the Guachimán?

The Tico Times - November 22, 2015

Santos isn’t exactly a guachimán. He’s more like a security guard, although he serves roughly the same purpose. Santos is charmingly overweight, with a cherubic face and…

Esterillos Oeste: Squatter invasion, sex assaults and robbery on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast
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Crime
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Esterillos Oeste: Squatter invasion, sex assaults and robbery on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast

The Tico Times - November 20, 2015

ESTERILLOS OESTE, Puntarenas — An invasion of squatters, some with a criminal agenda, has traumatized this small surfing town, where many foreigners live in a gated community…

‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Car Trouble
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Car Trouble

The Tico Times - November 15, 2015

The cab dropped us off at a gas station. The asphalt glowed in the early morning sun. Kylan and I glanced at each other. Where are we?…

Puerto Viejo: Is it time to lift the US travel alert?
Crime and Punishment
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Crime and Punishment
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Puerto Viejo: Is it time to lift the US travel alert?

The Tico Times - November 9, 2015

U.S. Embassy officials recently met with expats in Puerto Viejo, the lively tourist mecca on Costa Rican’s southern Caribbean coast, to discuss a travel alert that has…

Tico Times Pacuare story wins Chamber of Commerce journalism award
Kudos
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Kudos
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Tico Times Pacuare story wins Chamber of Commerce journalism award

The Tico Times - October 23, 2015

The Tico Times won top honors in journalism Friday at the American-Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce Social Responsibility in Action Awards for a story on efforts to…

Good Samaritan in Costa Rica brutally stabbed after posting viral video of sex aggressor
Crime
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Crime
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Good Samaritan in Costa Rica brutally stabbed after posting viral video of sex aggressor

AFP - October 8, 2015

A 22-year-old Costa Rican man who confronted another man recording video with his cellphone up the skirt of a female pedestrian was brutally stabbed Wednesday night by two suspects south of the…

Report: Sepp Blatter suspended by FIFA
FIFA
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FIFA
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Report: Sepp Blatter suspended by FIFA

AFP and The Tico Times - October 7, 2015

A FIFA tribunal elected to suspend its lame-duck president Sepp Blatter for 90 days on Wednesday, according to a report from Paul Kelso of Britain’s Sky News.…

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