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Costa Rica ranks just above average in 4G mobile coverage
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Costa Rica ranks just above average in 4G mobile coverage

L. Arias - February 25, 2016

A study on 4G LTE mobile networks ranks Costa Rica's carriers just above the world average in terms of performance and coverage. Just over 40 percent of the country is…

Costa Rica’s ex-football chief Eduardo Li gets house arrest
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s ex-football chief Eduardo Li gets house arrest

AFP - February 24, 2016

NEW YORK -- A New York judge agreed to a house arrest arrangement Wednesday for Eduardo Li, former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation charged in the…

Primate rescue groups go bananas when Justin Bieber says he wants another monkey
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Animal welfare
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Primate rescue groups go bananas when Justin Bieber says he wants another monkey

Zach Dyer - February 24, 2016

Don't get things twisted. I mean, wouldn't you get a monkey, too, if you were as rich as Justin Bieber? That was the response the platinum pop…

Costa Rica man arrested with 400 cloned US credit cards
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica man arrested with 400 cloned US credit cards

Zach Dyer - February 24, 2016

On Tuesday morning, Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) raided the Tres Ríos home of a man suspected of defrauding U.S. residents and cloning as many as 400 credit…

Costa Rican awarded prestigious marine conservation fellowship
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican awarded prestigious marine conservation fellowship

Lindsay Fendt - February 24, 2016

Costa Rican environmentalist Randall Arauz took home $150,000 Tuesday in support of his work promoting ocean conservation in Costa Rica. Arauz, president of the environmental group Pretoma, was selected…

Palmar Sur squatters say they’re ‘ready to die for the land’
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Palmar Sur squatters say they’re ‘ready to die for the land’

Michael Krumholtz and Zach Dyer - February 24, 2016

PALMAR SUR, Puntarenas — Past the kicked-up dust that spirals over these rock-laced roads and beyond the banana leaves that wave under the wind, the faint echoes…

Tourism sector seeks to calm fears of Zika virus
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Costa Rica
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Tourism sector seeks to calm fears of Zika virus

L. Arias - February 24, 2016

The day after health authorities announced Costa Rica's first two locally-transmitted cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, tourism officials held an emergency meeting to talk about how…

‘Culture of violence’ behind Costa Rica’s jump in homicides, says OIJ chief
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Costa Rica
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‘Culture of violence’ behind Costa Rica’s jump in homicides, says OIJ chief

Zach Dyer - February 23, 2016

Costa Rica hit a record-breaking 558 homicides — more than one person a day — during 2015, according to the Judicial Investigation Police’s (OIJ) 2015 annual report…

Costa Rica confirms first two local cases of Zika virus
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica confirms first two local cases of Zika virus

L. Arias - February 22, 2016

Officials from Costa Rica's Health Ministry on Monday confirmed that two women from the community of Sámara, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, are the first two…

Dengue, chikungunya cases in Costa Rica up by over 600 percent
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Chikungunya
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Dengue, chikungunya cases in Costa Rica up by over 600 percent

L. Arias - February 22, 2016

Although most of the interest these days is focused on the arrival in the country of the Zika virus, there's been a staggering rise in other -- and in…

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