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World Bank: Zika will cost Latin America $3.5 billion in 2016
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World Bank: Zika will cost Latin America $3.5 billion in 2016

Zach Dyer - February 18, 2016

Economic losses associated with the mosquito-borne Zika virus spreading across Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to total roughly $3.5 billion this year, according to initial estimates from…

Pavones: Fowlie, squatters, tuna farm and surfers collide in disturbing new book
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Arts and Culture
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Pavones: Fowlie, squatters, tuna farm and surfers collide in disturbing new book

Karl Kahler - February 18, 2016

[caption id="attachment_88190" align="aligncenter" width="409"] (Courtesy of the author)[/caption] In 1974, a California surfer and businessman named Danny Fowlie tracked down one of the world’s greatest left surf…

Dan Fowlie, ‘King of Pavones,’ asserts his land rights — and his innocence
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Business
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Dan Fowlie, ‘King of Pavones,’ asserts his land rights — and his innocence

Karl Kahler - February 17, 2016

Dan Fowlie was wearing a tropical shirt and a suntan when I met him in The Tico Times lobby close to 5 o’clock on Friday, looking good…

Male smokers triple female ones in Costa Rica, study finds
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Male smokers triple female ones in Costa Rica, study finds

L. Arias - February 17, 2016

Some 9 percent of Costa Rica’s population smokes on a daily basis, meaning some 300,000 people here can be considered regular smokers. That is one of the…

Victim testifies in Jairo Mora murder retrial
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Victim testifies in Jairo Mora murder retrial

Lindsay Fendt - February 16, 2016

LIMÓN, Limón — Tangled wires and malfunctioning microphones interrupted crucial testimony in the Jairo Mora murder retrial Monday morning as technicians struggled to maintain a Skype connection with…

Stabbing rampage leaves 5 members of US-Costa Rica family dead
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Costa Rica
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Stabbing rampage leaves 5 members of US-Costa Rica family dead

L. Arias - February 16, 2016

Read an update to this story here Updated at 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Director Walter Espinoza of Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Police…

Costa Rica’s Circuito Guanacasteco de Surf: A new surf philosophy
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Circuito Guanacasteco de Surf: A new surf philosophy

Ellen Zoe Golden - February 16, 2016

MARBELLA, Guanacaste – When the organizers of the Circuito Guanacasteco de Surf (CGS) conceived of a province-wide contest three years ago, their intention was to create an…

Strong winds to hit Costa Rica again Thursday
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Costa Rica
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Strong winds to hit Costa Rica again Thursday

L. Arias - February 16, 2016

A new cold front expected to enter the country on Thursday will bring strong winds throughout most of Costa Rica, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported Monday. Costa Rica weather forecasts…

Las Ticas beat Mexico to make semifinals of Olympic qualifiers
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Costa Rica
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Las Ticas beat Mexico to make semifinals of Olympic qualifiers

Michael Krumholtz - February 15, 2016

Just a few days after starting Olympic qualifying play with a 5-0 loss to the United States, Las Ticas are one win away from making it to Rio…

Expats hold mass wedding to bypass Costa Rica’s ‘discriminatory’ paperwork requirement
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Costa Rica
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Expats hold mass wedding to bypass Costa Rica’s ‘discriminatory’ paperwork requirement

Michael Krumholtz - February 15, 2016

ATENAS, Alajuela -- "Miller?" a woman holding a long list called out. "They're here somewhere," a voice called back from the dense crowd. "I don't know where exactly…

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