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Supreme Court bans use of national symbols in liquor ads

On Monday, Costa Rica celebrates the Annexation of Guanacaste, one of the preferred holidays for businesses to air ads with patriotic symbols and traditional music.

Alcohol consumption in Costa Rica is the second lowest on the continent, study finds

The main reason Ticos drink is for fun, a study finds.

Costa Rican cops confiscate tanker truck loaded … with booze

Officers of the National Police and the Fiscal Control Police at the community of Paso Canoas, next to the Panama border, on Thursday seized a shipment of liquor with an approximate value of ₡20 million (some $38,000) hidden inside a tanker.

Once Mexico’s booze of ‘drunks,’ mezcal earns respect

SANTIAGO MATATLÁN, Mexico – Once derided as a drink for destitute drunkards, Mexico's smoky-flavored mezcal liquor has come out of the shadows to become a trendy booze in fashionable bars from Mexico City to Sydney.

Costa Rica National Police seize 7,000 bottles of illegal hooch

National Police officers in the Caribbean canton of Pococí, Limón, seized 7,000 bottles over the weekend of adulterated liquor and shut down two local bars that sold them.

Volcano beer returns to the beach

This summer, taking a six-pack of Imperial to the beach may not be the only option for surfers and sunbathers hitting the sand for a day of fun in the waves.

Brewery Treintaycinco wins silver in Brazilian beer competition

Costa Rica’s brewing scene garnered international recognition last weekend as craft beer company Treintaycinco returned from the Great South Beer Cup in Brazil with a silver medal. The distinguished award is yet another sign that the country’s craft beer revolution is in full swing.

Costa Rica has the 4th highest rate of alcoholism in Latin America and the Caribbean

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