Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050
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Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050

Marco Sibaja / AFP - April 21, 2019

Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks to solar panels on their roof. That…

Costa Rica holds Maduro regime responsible for diplomat’s safety
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Costa Rica holds Maduro regime responsible for diplomat’s safety

AFP and The Tico Times - April 18, 2019

The Costa Rican Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that it places responsibility with the Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro for the integrity and security of the Costa…

Romans will crucify Jesus in annual Good Friday parades throughout Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Romans will crucify Jesus in annual Good Friday parades throughout Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 16, 2019

Practicing Catholics will don their ancient Roman garb to reenact the crucifixion of Jesus in the streets of Costa Rica on Friday. The annual procession is held…

Maduro-appointed diplomats leave embassy in Costa Rica on schedule
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Maduro-appointed diplomats leave embassy in Costa Rica on schedule

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 16, 2019

Costa Rica's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed Monday in a press release that the diplomatic personnel of the Nicolás Maduro regime, who worked in the Venezuelan Embassy…

Archbishop minimizes fall in reputation of the Church, predicts ‘high participation’ during Holy Week
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Archbishop minimizes fall in reputation of the Church, predicts ‘high participation’ during Holy Week

Luis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - April 15, 2019

The archbishop of San José, José Rafael Quirós, downplayed the fall in the reputation of the Catholic Church after turbulent months during which a priest was arrested…

Costa Rica discusses creation of national space agency
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica discusses creation of national space agency

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 13, 2019

Costa Rica is getting a Space Force. Well, not really. Knowing Costa Rica, it wouldn't have any military implications. And it probably wouldn’t be called “Space Force.”…

How Costa Rica is affected by US aid
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Costa Rica
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How Costa Rica is affected by US aid

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 12, 2019

The State Department of the United States says it will cut aid to the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, also known as the…

‘La Sele’ draws Nicaragua, Haiti and Bermuda in Gold Cup group
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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‘La Sele’ draws Nicaragua, Haiti and Bermuda in Gold Cup group

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 10, 2019

Costa Rica's men's national soccer team will open its 2019 Gold Cup campaign against Nicaragua at the National Stadium in La Sabana on June 16. The announcement…

Costa Rica celebrates Juan Santamaría Day
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Costa Rica celebrates Juan Santamaría Day

The Tico Times - April 10, 2019

Costa Rica, lacking an army since 1948, doesn’t have many war heroes. The most notable exception is Juan Santamaría, a poor drummer boy from Alajuela. Celebrated every year…

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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: April 8, 2019

Alexander Villegas - April 8, 2019

This week in Costa Rica (April 8, 2019) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Featured News Stories ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Tourism Board invests $1.5 million in lifeguard program for Costa Rican beaches The morning-after…

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