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

What’s open and what’s closed during Easter Holy Week
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What’s open and what’s closed during Easter Holy Week

L. Arias - March 22, 2016

Following a decision by Casa Presidencial and the Labor Ministry last week, most public offices are closed for the entire Easter Holy Week, which began on Monday. Some banks and public…

Road checks to fight wildlife trafficking during Holy Week
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Road checks to fight wildlife trafficking during Holy Week

L. Arias - March 22, 2016

Officials from the Environment Ministry’s National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) will man highway checks this holiday week aimed at stopping wildlife pilfering in the southern Pacific region,…

Jailed Costa Rica sex tourist Cuba Dave: ‘I’m a political prisoner’
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Costa Rica
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Jailed Costa Rica sex tourist Cuba Dave: ‘I’m a political prisoner’

The Tico Times - March 22, 2016

Update: Tuesday, 12:35 p.m. In a right of reply to this story, Daniel Woodall Zimmer said he has never been associated with David Strecker. See the entire right of…

VIDEO: Rebooting Costa Rican cuisine at Al Mercat
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VIDEO: Rebooting Costa Rican cuisine at Al Mercat

The Tico Times - March 21, 2016

Chef José González has a frenetic passion about food, if anyone couldn’t tell from the beet he had just pulled out of the ground and was now…

Rodrigo Brenes wants to take over the world, one ice cream cone at a time
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Rodrigo Brenes wants to take over the world, one ice cream cone at a time

Jill Replogle - March 19, 2016

As I walk in the door of the home-office-ice cream factory that Rodrigo Brenes shares with his architect girlfriend, he's intensely waiving his imaginary conductor's baton at…

Cargo ferry between Costa Rica, El Salvador to start in July
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Cargo ferry between Costa Rica, El Salvador to start in July

L. Arias - March 19, 2016

A new cargo ferry service with the capacity to transport up to 100 semitrailers each trip between Costa Rica and El Salvador will launch operations in July, Public Works…

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