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Tico Times: Letters to the Editor (Dec. 21, 2018)
Editorial
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Editorial
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Tico Times: Letters to the Editor (Dec. 21, 2018)

The Tico Times - December 21, 2018

The Tico Times is proud to be an independent, English-language news source in Costa Rica. Our readers regularly submit editorials and responses to our articles; we appreciate…

‘It happened to me’: Scammed in Costa Rica
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Op-ed
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‘It happened to me’: Scammed in Costa Rica

Anonymous - December 8, 2018

Editor's Note: The Tico Times does not regularly publish anonymous submissions but waived that requirement because of the security concerns for the writer and the importance of this…

Reaching for the stars: Costa Ricans’ role in space exploration
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Op-Ed
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Reaching for the stars: Costa Ricans’ role in space exploration

Bruce Callow - November 24, 2018

Last September, the book "To the Stars: Costa Rica in NASA" was launched by the Costa Rican Institute of Technology’s publishing house. This bilingual book, which I co-authored,…

Inside Costa Rica’s Pride
Costa Rica Pride
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Costa Rica Pride
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Inside Costa Rica’s Pride

The Tico Times - July 10, 2018

To clearly understand the significance of last week's Pride March in Costa Rica, we must go back to January, the month in which the pride on display last Sunday…

We need to take a second look at our assumptions about gay marriage
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Op-ed
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We need to take a second look at our assumptions about gay marriage

Julio Noboa - March 29, 2018

The recent ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights confirming the marital rights of LGBTQ people has elicited multiple responses throughout Latin America, with some welcoming…

Why we’re marching for a secular state
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Op-ed
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Why we’re marching for a secular state

Zulay Martínez - January 19, 2018

Yo sí quiero un estado laico (I do want a secular state) is a collective that deeply believes that religion and the state should be separated so…

Osa Peninsula organization promotes human development, conservation
Giving Back
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Giving Back
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Osa Peninsula organization promotes human development, conservation

Randall Ureña - December 6, 2017

In the middle of the lush rainforest of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, the Corcovado de Carate Integral Development Association, or ADI Corcovado Carate, was created in 2012 by…

Why I sometimes hate conservation – or, the ‘dolphin breeding ground’ debacle
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Op-Ed
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Why I sometimes hate conservation – or, the ‘dolphin breeding ground’ debacle

Todd Staley - September 21, 2017

This fisherman is about to open a can of worms here for the second time. The first time was when I agreed with a national legislator who…

Forever and ever, amen: Costa Rica as a Catholic country
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Newsletter
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Forever and ever, amen: Costa Rica as a Catholic country

Alvaro Murillo - May 3, 2017

I am one of those baptized Catholics who had their years of intense faith despite the usual sermons and sometimes absurd traditions of the Catholic Church, that…

Barrio Amón plans Earth Day celebration to benefit Isla Chira
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Barrio Amón plans Earth Day celebration to benefit Isla Chira

Marije van Lidth de Jeude - April 21, 2017

On April 22, we will celebrate International Earth Day in Costa Rica with a special festival in Barrio Amón. This unique event includes workshops and exhibitions, yoga and…