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Costa Rica ranks among healthiest, most comfortable retirement destinations
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica ranks among healthiest, most comfortable retirement destinations

L. Arias - March 8, 2016

Costa Rica is a top option for a healthy, comfortable retirement, according to two recent surveys. The country ranked fourth overall in International Living’s 2016 list of Best Countries to Retire. It…

Costa Rican women who made us cheer this year
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rican women who made us cheer this year

Katherine Stanley - March 8, 2016

It’s been a banner year for Costa Rican women since the last International Women's Day. While a national bank unveiled a pink-themed “women’s bank” with fairytale castle facades,…

Kölbi marks International Women’s Day with ill-conceived ad campaign
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Kölbi marks International Women’s Day with ill-conceived ad campaign

Jill Replogle - March 8, 2016

On Tuesday the world celebrates International Women's Day and across the globe, both today and leading up to it, people are protesting the lack of equal pay for…

US Sen. Bill Nelson: Costa Rica has a place in the future of space flight
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US Sen. Bill Nelson: Costa Rica has a place in the future of space flight

The Tico Times - March 8, 2016

Costa Rica is hosting astronauts and space experts from around the world this week for the third International Astronauts Forum on human space technology, sponsored by the…

Judges from first Jairo Mora murder trial under investigation
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Judges from first Jairo Mora murder trial under investigation

The Tico Times - March 8, 2016

A Costa Rica judges guild is denouncing an investigation into the actions of three of its colleagues who presided at the original trial over the murder of sea turtle conservationist…

Costa Rican students get the surprise of a lifetime: a trip to NASA
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican students get the surprise of a lifetime: a trip to NASA

Katherine Stanley - March 8, 2016

“Poverty is no excuse,” said Sandra Cauffman. “If you work hard, you are going far. That, I promise you.” Your standard motivational speech from a highly successful…

Iron Maiden rocks El Salvador with nod to slain archbishop, then heads to Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Iron Maiden rocks El Salvador with nod to slain archbishop, then heads to Costa Rica

AFP - March 7, 2016

SAN SALVADOR -- British heavy rock band Iron Maiden drew huge cheers from a 9,000-strong crowd in El Salvador's capital late Sunday when it upheld the memory of…

NASA astronauts celebrate mission anniversary in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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NASA astronauts celebrate mission anniversary in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 5, 2016

Four of the seven crew members of NASA’s STS-61C mission, including Tico astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz, met Friday in Costa Rica to celebrate the 30th anniversary of…

Costa Rica moves to set prison sentences for animal cruelty
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Animal welfare
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Costa Rica moves to set prison sentences for animal cruelty

L. Arias - March 4, 2016

The Legislative Assembly's environmental affairs committee on Thursday approved the draft animal welfare bill, which sets harsher punishments, including prison time, for abusing or killing animals. The bill would also penalize…

ExpoMóvil 2016: Where Costa Rica shops for wheels
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ExpoMóvil 2016: Where Costa Rica shops for wheels

Jill Replogle - March 4, 2016

Costa Rica’s annual car show, ExpoMóvil, kicked off its 10-day event Thursday, offering consumers special financing deals and a chance to inspect nearly every new car and…

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