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Costa Rica decrees emergency to prevent spread of Zika, other mosquito-borne viruses
Chikungunya
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Chikungunya
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Costa Rica decrees emergency to prevent spread of Zika, other mosquito-borne viruses

L. Arias - February 26, 2016

The spread of mosquito-borne diseases throughout Costa Rica prompted officials to declare a state of emergency Thursday for 31 cantons located in all seven provinces. The executive decree follows recent confirmation of…

Intel’s Vince Guglielmetti wants more Costa Rican engineers
Business
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Business
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Intel’s Vince Guglielmetti wants more Costa Rican engineers

Jill Replogle - February 26, 2016

Vince Guglielmetti has seen a lot of changes at Intel in his decade with the company in Costa Rica. Currently in his fifth position with the chipmaker…

Solís pledges to fix La Platina bridge – the third president to make the promise
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Business
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Solís pledges to fix La Platina bridge – the third president to make the promise

L. Arias - February 26, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís has become the third president to promise to fix the bridge over the Virilla River known by Ticos as “La Platina,” located on the…

Big waves expected at Costa Rica’s northern Pacific, Caribbean beaches
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Big waves expected at Costa Rica’s northern Pacific, Caribbean beaches

L. Arias - February 25, 2016

A high-pressure system entering the country from the North Atlantic will increase wind speeds and provoke choppy seas starting Wednesday evening, the University of Costa Rica's Center for…

China overtakes West in development funding to Latin America
Business
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Business
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China overtakes West in development funding to Latin America

Larry Luxner - February 25, 2016

WASHINGTON — The China Development Bank’s $395 million loan to Costa Rica for expanding the highway that links San José to the Caribbean port of Limón is part of…

Community park reflects big goals for urban planning in Curridabat
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Community park reflects big goals for urban planning in Curridabat

Katherine Stanley - February 25, 2016

“These days, our lives take place inside our houses,” said Franz González, wielding a paintbrush. “We’re trying to get people involved out here.” González, a resident of…

Costa Rica ranks just above average in 4G mobile coverage
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica ranks just above average in 4G mobile coverage

L. Arias - February 25, 2016

A study on 4G LTE mobile networks ranks Costa Rica's carriers just above the world average in terms of performance and coverage. Just over 40 percent of the country is…

Costa Rica’s ex-football chief Eduardo Li gets house arrest
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s ex-football chief Eduardo Li gets house arrest

AFP - February 24, 2016

NEW YORK -- A New York judge agreed to a house arrest arrangement Wednesday for Eduardo Li, former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation charged in the…

Primate rescue groups go bananas when Justin Bieber says he wants another monkey
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Primate rescue groups go bananas when Justin Bieber says he wants another monkey

The Tico Times - February 24, 2016

Don't get things twisted. I mean, wouldn't you get a monkey, too, if you were as rich as Justin Bieber? That was the response the platinum pop…

Costa Rica man arrested with 400 cloned US credit cards
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica man arrested with 400 cloned US credit cards

The Tico Times - February 24, 2016

On Tuesday morning, Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) raided the Tres Ríos home of a man suspected of defrauding U.S. residents and cloning as many as 400 credit…

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