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Recruiters: Preparation is key to success at upcoming CINDE Job Fair 
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Recruiters: Preparation is key to success at upcoming CINDE Job Fair 

L. Arias - February 16, 2017

The annual job fair of the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) kicks off Friday, and recruiters from 57 companies will be on the look to fill out…

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu cites Costa Rica as an example of a peaceful nation
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu cites Costa Rica as an example of a peaceful nation

L. Arias - February 16, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned Costa Rica as an example of a peaceful nation that maintains a good relation with his country, despite supporting a two-state solution.…

Thousands of dead fish wash up from Gulf of Nicoya
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Thousands of dead fish wash up from Gulf of Nicoya

The Tico Times - February 15, 2017

Disturbing images coming from Costa Rica's Gulf of Nicoya showed thousands of dead sardines washed ashore near the coastal town of Manzanillo. Preliminary online reports from various agencies including marine conservation…

FIFA panel seeks lifetime ban for ex-Costa Rican football president Eduardo Li
Corruption
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Corruption
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FIFA panel seeks lifetime ban for ex-Costa Rican football president Eduardo Li

AFP - February 15, 2017

FIFA's ethics watchdog is seeking a lifetime ban against two disgraced Central American former football executives, Guatemala's Brayan Jiménez and Costa Rican Eduardo Li, over bribery and…

Kivú’s health condition worsens; officials evaluate options
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Kivú’s health condition worsens; officials evaluate options

L. Arias - February 15, 2017

The health of Kivú, the only living lion in Costa Rica, deteriorated in recent weeks, and a group of experts are evaluating options including putting him to…

Lawmaker proposes suspending permits of motorists who crash into trains
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Lawmaker proposes suspending permits of motorists who crash into trains

L. Arias - February 14, 2017

Legislator Rafael Ortiz Fábrega submitted a draft bill aimed at sanctioning motorists who damage trains with the suspension of their drivers' licenses for a full year. The Christian Social Unity Party lawmaker proposed…

Health Ministry extends deadline to perform improvements at Manuel Antonio
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Health Ministry extends deadline to perform improvements at Manuel Antonio

L. Arias - February 14, 2017

The administration of Manuel Antonio National Park failed to comply with a Health Ministry deadline to conduct improvement works in the park’s infrastructure, prompting the Ministry to extend…

Wildfire burns more than 1,200 hectares of mountainous areas west of San José
Conservation
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Conservation
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Wildfire burns more than 1,200 hectares of mountainous areas west of San José

L. Arias - February 13, 2017

A wildfire that started Thursday has now destroyed an estimated of more than 1,200 hectares of the mountains of Turrubares, west of San José. This includes 300 hectares…

Costa Rican researchers develop new climate change-resistant beans
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Costa Rican researchers develop new climate change-resistant beans

L. Arias - February 13, 2017

Researchers from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry have begun distributing the seeds of a new variety of heat- and drought-resistant black beans —…

Health Ministry orders improvements at Manuel Antonio National Park
Business
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Business
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Health Ministry orders improvements at Manuel Antonio National Park

L. Arias - February 13, 2017

This year, Valentine's Day is also the deadline that the Health Ministry set for administrators of Manuel Antonio National Park to conduct a series of infrastructure improvements. Among other requirements for…