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Central American countries raise alert about banana wilt
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Central American countries raise alert about banana wilt

AFP and The Tico Times - July 14, 2019

The International Regional Organization for Agricultural Health (Oirsa) issued an alert on Sunday to prevent the advance of the destructive wilt disease in banana plantations across Central…

Costa Rica on a budget: Three cheap vacation destinations
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Costa Rica on a budget: Three cheap vacation destinations

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 13, 2019

Want to vacation in Costa Rica without breaking the bank? The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) has released a short list of options for exploring on a…

Costa Rica issues sanitary alert over adulterated alcohol
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica issues sanitary alert over adulterated alcohol

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 12, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry has issued a sanitary alert over several brands of alcohol that may be adulterated with deadly amounts of methanol. According to the alert,…

Costa Rica prepares to test earthquake readiness
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica prepares to test earthquake readiness

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 12, 2019

If you live in an area that is prone to earthquakes, it’s important to know what to do when one hits. Costa Rica is one of those…

Faster path to 2022 World Cup for Costa Rica, United States
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Faster path to 2022 World Cup for Costa Rica, United States

The Tico Times - July 11, 2019

New-look North American qualifiers for the FIFA Men's World Cup in 2022 will retain a six-team hexagonal round-robin showdown in the final round while revamping the path…

Costa Rican-Nicaraguan journalist wins international award for courage
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Costa Rican-Nicaraguan journalist wins international award for courage

AFP and The Tico Times - July 10, 2019

Nicaraguan journalist Lucía Pineda, who spent almost six months in prison for her criticisms of the government of Daniel Ortega, has won the International Courage in Journalism…

President Alvarado responds to apparent call to arms against Costa Rica’s government
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Costa Rica
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President Alvarado responds to apparent call to arms against Costa Rica’s government

AFP and The Tico Times - July 9, 2019

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, ordered on Tuesday an investigation into the origin of a video released on social networks in which a group of…

Rain causes flooding, dozens in shelters in northern Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Rain causes flooding, dozens in shelters in northern Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 9, 2019

Heavy rains in northern Costa Rica caused flooding that have forced more than 40 people to seek refuge in shelters, according to Casa Presidencial. Monday, the National…

Free cultural tours of San José on Wednesday
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Costa Rica
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Free cultural tours of San José on Wednesday

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 8, 2019

In honor of the mid-year vacations being observed in public schools across the country, a number of San José museums, art galleries and cultural centers will open…

Costa Rica upholds tax breaks for electric cars, solar panels
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Costa Rica upholds tax breaks for electric cars, solar panels

Sebastián Rodríguez / Semanario Universidad - July 8, 2019

Costa Rica's Attorney General has ruled solar panels, efficient bulbs and electric vehicles will maintain their tax exemptions. "We celebrate that this exemption is maintained. The transport…

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