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Costa Rica judge releases poachers hours after cops catch them with dozens of dead birds

National Police officers and Environment Ministry officials last Friday caught two poachers transporting 62 birds in the central Pacific district of Montes de Oro, in Costa Rica's Puntarenas province.

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Crocodiles Endure “the most polluted river” in Costa Rica

The site of dozens of huge crocodiles are looming...

Rural Tourism in Costa Rica’s Pérez Zeledón

Pérez Zeledón is in the southern region of Costa...

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Eight official rules for getting your free refill at McDonald’s

If you're from the U.S. or Canada, you likely understand the concept of  free refills quite well. You order a soft drink. When you've...

Costa Rica Cat Killer Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

A Costa Rican court on Monday sentenced a man responsible for killing a cat named Ochi, who was his pet, to two years in...

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Argentina Official slogan: "Not Just A Team, We Are A Country." Thanks, Capitan Obvious.

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Spain shredded Costa Rica 7-0 on Wednesday in a brutal destruction in their Group E opener which launched their bid to lift a second...

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The immense puzzle of turquoise pools contrasts with a salt desert that seems infinite, a recurring landscape in the confines of Chile, Argentina and...

Frida Kahlo Immersive Exhibition Comes to Costa Rica in 2023

Great news for those who love art and innovation: the Immersive Frida Kahlo exhibition will open its doors in early 2023 in Costa Rica. The...

5 Ways to Become a Legal Resident of Costa Rica

Becoming a legal resident of Costa Rica can be a challenge. We summarize the options.

Illegal Fishing: The Ghost that Haunts Costa Rican Waters

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is an enormous problem affecting Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia. In particular, the marine protected areas that make...

America’s Greatest Gift: A Costa Rica Thanksgiving Story

Wondering where I was going to get the pan drippings for the gravy and mashed potatoes I agreed to make for an expat Thanksgiving...

Beating Inflation in Costa Rica by Gardening

HOME GARDENING: Starting a home garden is easy in the tropics, and can cut grocery bills in half.
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The Proposed Digital Asset Law for Costa Rica

There is a formal proposal to create a new law that will regulate the digital asset (DA) market in Costa Rica. This proposal, which...

FECOP Shows How VR Helps Fight Illegal Fishing in Costa Rica

Officials from the Public Ministry, judges, prosecutors, Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ), the National Coast Guard (SNG), and INCOPESCA received a specialized course on illegal...

1621 Was Not the First Time Thanksgiving was Celebrated

Those of us from the United States might think we hold the patent on the concept of Thanksgiving. Indeed, the November observance is one...

America’s Greatest Gift: A Costa Rica Thanksgiving Story

Wondering where I was going to get the pan drippings for the gravy and mashed potatoes I agreed to make for an expat Thanksgiving...

Wildlife Summit in Panama to Vote on ‘Historic’ Shark Protections

A summit on the international trade in endangered species will decide Thursday whether to ratify a "historic" proposal to protect sharks, a move that...
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