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Global climate meetings in Costa Rica close with call for further action
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Global climate meetings in Costa Rica close with call for further action

AFP and The Tico Times - October 11, 2019

Government and civil society representatives from across the world called on Thursday in Costa Rica for countries to take more decisive action in the face of global…

Costa Rica falls seven spots in Global Competitiveness Index
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica falls seven spots in Global Competitiveness Index

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 10, 2019

Costa Rica fell seven spots to 62nd in the latest Global Competitiveness Index rankings, which were released by the World Economic Forum this week. The index considers…

Official: EU removes Costa Rica, Switzerland from tax-haven list
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News
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Official: EU removes Costa Rica, Switzerland from tax-haven list

AFP - October 10, 2019

The EU removed Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates from its list of tax havens on Thursday, giving two global hubs for multinational tax schemes the all…

At environmental forum, Costa Rica touts economic benefits of climate policy
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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At environmental forum, Costa Rica touts economic benefits of climate policy

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 9, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado says Costa Rica's decarbonization plan could benefit the country's economy to the tune of $19.5 billion. During a speech at the PreCOP 25 meetings,…

Violent protests in Ecuador over fuel price hike
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Ecuador
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Violent protests in Ecuador over fuel price hike

Santiago Piedra Silva / AFP - October 9, 2019

Protesters in Ecuador threw projectiles at riot police Wednesday in a second day of violent protests over a fuel price hike ordered by the government to secure…

Season 24 of ‘The Bachelor’ filming in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Season 24 of ‘The Bachelor’ filming in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 8, 2019

Here's an important story for fans of quality TV: Season 24 of "The Bachelor" is currently filming in Costa Rica. This season's bachelor is Peter Weber —…

Many in Costa Rica won’t be able to watch La Sele in Nations League
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Many in Costa Rica won’t be able to watch La Sele in Nations League

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 8, 2019

It's not easy to separate Ticos from their soccer — especially when it comes to the Costa Rica men's national soccer team. But a broadcasting rights deal…

In Costa Rica, experts discuss how to use nature to face climate crisis
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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In Costa Rica, experts discuss how to use nature to face climate crisis

Marco Sibaja / AFP and The Tico Times - October 8, 2019

More than a thousand delegates from around the world, including 30 environment ministers, opened a three-day meeting in Costa Rica on Tuesday to discuss an agenda against…

Meteorite ‘of great scientific interest’ that landed in Costa Rica donated to Field Museum in Chicago
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Costa Rica
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Meteorite ‘of great scientific interest’ that landed in Costa Rica donated to Field Museum in Chicago

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 8, 2019

In April, the skies above Costa Rica illuminated as a meteorite impacted the northern town of Aguas Zarcas. At the time, the University of Costa Rica (UCR) called…

Library on wheels: How the Huellas Gastronomic and Cultural Festival is bringing the Imagination Bus to reality
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Library on wheels: How the Huellas Gastronomic and Cultural Festival is bringing the Imagination Bus to reality

Nate Doughty - October 8, 2019

LA FORTUNA, Alajuela — The Imagination Bus, an old and dark cyan former school bus, is parked alongside the outside walls of La Fortuna’s former bull fighting…

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