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Amazon adding 2,000 new jobs in Costa Rica
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Amazon adding 2,000 new jobs in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 26, 2019

Amazon executives announced Wednesday the creation of 2,000 new jobs in its Costa Rica offices. The Seattle, Washington-based company said it hopes to fill the positions --…

How Costa Rican students talked to an astronaut on the International Space Station
Science & Tech
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Science & Tech
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How Costa Rican students talked to an astronaut on the International Space Station

Bruce Callow - June 5, 2019

While coauthor Ana Luisa Monge and I were doing a workshop at the University of Costa Rica planetarium about our book, "To the Stars: Costa Rica in…

Epic Games, UCreativa reach first-of-its kind partnership in Central America
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Costa Rica
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Epic Games, UCreativa reach first-of-its kind partnership in Central America

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 30, 2019

TIBÁS — For a country without an army, Costa Rica hosted an impressive Battle Royale on Wednesday afternoon. The demonstration of the popular video game Fortnite, led…

Costa Rican schools conference with International Space Station
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Science & Tech
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Costa Rican schools conference with International Space Station

Jacob Spetzler - May 28, 2019

In the words of the ARISS radio moderator in Canada, history was made on May 27, 2019. Through a series of radio connections, technology campuses in San…

Phones made by Huawei impacted by U.S. blacklist
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Phones made by Huawei impacted by U.S. blacklist

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 20, 2019

By some estimates, Huawei smartphones are the most popular brand in Costa Rica. But the hundreds of thousands of Costa Ricans who use phones created by Chinese…

Space Ticos: Two Costa Ricans make headlines at NASA
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Costa Rica
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Space Ticos: Two Costa Ricans make headlines at NASA

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 13, 2019

Students at Stoney Nakoda Elementary School in Alberta, Canada had a special guest lecturer during a recent class. As part of a space-themed lesson, the class spoke…

Institute of Technology creates microcontroller fully designed and developed in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Institute of Technology creates microcontroller fully designed and developed in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 9, 2019

You might have to squint to see this for yourself. The Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) has created the first RISC, 32-bit microcontroller completely designed and…

Mysterious rock that fell in Costa Rica is a meteorite ‘of great scientific interest,’ UCR says
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Costa Rica
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Mysterious rock that fell in Costa Rica is a meteorite ‘of great scientific interest,’ UCR says

AFP and The Tico Times - April 30, 2019

An object that caused surprise when it disturbed the skies above Costa Rica with a rumble and a luminous wake turned out to be a meteorite, the…

Costa Rica discusses creation of national space agency
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica discusses creation of national space agency

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 13, 2019

Costa Rica is getting a Space Force. Well, not really. Knowing Costa Rica, it wouldn't have any military implications. And it probably wouldn’t be called “Space Force.”…

President Alvarado visiting tech hubs in United States seeking investments in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Alvarado visiting tech hubs in United States seeking investments in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - March 6, 2019

The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, will travel to technology centers on the west coast of the United States on Sunday, where he will seek investments…

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