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Solís administration backs down from bill to reinstate shrimp trawling
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Solís administration backs down from bill to reinstate shrimp trawling

The Tico Times - March 25, 2016

Facing opposition from lawmakers and pressure from environmental groups, government fishing authorities pulled a controversial shrimp trawling bill from the legislative agenda last week. If passed, the…

Food companies in Costa Rica pledge to reduce salt in products
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Costa Rica
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Food companies in Costa Rica pledge to reduce salt in products

L. Arias - March 25, 2016

Leaders of the Costa Rica Food Industry Chamber (CACIA) have agreed to reduce average salt/sodium levels by 15 percent in their products by 2018. Health Minister Fernando Llorca…

Costa Rica ambassador in US warns of Zika vulnerabilities
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica ambassador in US warns of Zika vulnerabilities

Larry Luxner - March 24, 2016

WASHINGTON — Costa Rica's ambassador to the U.S. touted this week his country's success in keeping the mosquito-borne Zika virus in check, but warned of vulnerabilities and stressed the…

Costa Rica looks to stay perfect in World Cup qualifier against Jamaica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica looks to stay perfect in World Cup qualifier against Jamaica

The Tico Times - March 24, 2016

Eight months ago it seemed like Jamaica was primed to take Costa Rica's place in the upper echelon of CONCACAF. While "La Sele" struggled through a winless spell…

The ultimate guide to taxis in Costa Rica
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The ultimate guide to taxis in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 24, 2016

With so many visitors in Costa Rica during this high tourism season, The Tico Times decided it was time to compile the ultimate (though relatively simple and…

El Niño heat expected to last through May
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Climate Change
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El Niño heat expected to last through May

L. Arias - March 24, 2016

National Meteorological Institute (IMN) forecasts state that high temperatures currently felt across most of Costa Rica will rise up to 3 degrees Celsius in coming weeks due…

Beware: ‘Vacation brain’ at the beach can be deadly
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Costa Rica
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Beware: ‘Vacation brain’ at the beach can be deadly

The Tico Times - March 23, 2016

Update: Thursday, March 24, 1:45 p.m. Red Cross officials reported that Leonardo Rodríguez Fonseca, 42, of San José drowned Thursday morning just before noon at Playa Negra in…

Costa Rica moves forward on distributed generation with net metering to start in April
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Costa Rica moves forward on distributed generation with net metering to start in April

The Tico Times - March 23, 2016

Starting on April 7, Costa Rica's power companies are expected to offer price structuring for net metering in homes and businesses, allowing consumers to save on energy bills…

Fewer cantons to enforce dry law during Easter holidays
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Fewer cantons to enforce dry law during Easter holidays

L. Arias - March 23, 2016

The National Union of Local Governments (UNGL) reported that as of Monday only 18 of the country’s 81 cantons will prohibit the sale of alcohol during Holy…

Costa Rica airports increase security following Brussels blasts
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Costa Rica airports increase security following Brussels blasts

The Tico Times - March 22, 2016

Travelers should give themselves at least three hours to pass through security at Juan Santamaría International Airport on Tuesday and throughout the week after terrorist attacks in…

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