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Pandemic causes layoffs at ‘La Nación’ newspaper
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Pandemic causes layoffs at ‘La Nación’ newspaper

The Tico Times - June 30, 2020

Grupo Nación, one of Costa Rica's largest media groups, on Monday announced it had reduced its payroll by 20% and laid off 17 members of its editorial…

Former Colombia, Costa Rica boss Jorge Luis Pinto to coach UAE
Jorge Luis Pinto
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Jorge Luis Pinto
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Former Colombia, Costa Rica boss Jorge Luis Pinto to coach UAE

AFP and The Tico Times - June 29, 2020

Jorge Luis Pinto, best known for leading Costa Rica to the World Cup quarterfinals, is set to take over the United Arab Emirates national team, the local…

US adds Nicaragua to human trafficking blacklist
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Costa Rica
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US adds Nicaragua to human trafficking blacklist

Alina DIESTE / AFP and The Tico Times - June 26, 2020

The United States included Nicaragua on its human trafficking blacklist Thursday when presenting its annual report on the matter, in which it warned that the coronavirus pandemic…

US travel industry to see 40% drop in spending, study says
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US travel industry to see 40% drop in spending, study says

AFP - June 19, 2020

Domestic US travel spending is expected to collapse this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, suffering a 40 percent decline compared to 2019, while international spending will plunge…

Nearly 20% of Costa Rican national produce doesn’t meet agrochemical guidelines, study finds
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agrochemicals
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Nearly 20% of Costa Rican national produce doesn’t meet agrochemical guidelines, study finds

The Tico Times - June 15, 2020

Nearly 65% of fruits and vegetables produced in Costa Rica contain residual traces of agrochemicals, a study from the Pesticide Department of the State Phytosanitary System found.…

Surge in Latin America as global coronavirus toll passes 400,000
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Global
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Surge in Latin America as global coronavirus toll passes 400,000

AFP bureaus - June 8, 2020

Surging fatalities in Latin America helped push the global coronavirus death toll above 400,000 on Sunday, even as Europe emerged from its virus lockdown with infections increasingly…

Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in world
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Costa Rica
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Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in world

Joshua Berger / AFP - June 5, 2020

Brazil's death toll from the new coronavirus surpassed Italy's to become the third-highest in the world, as Europe emerged from punishing lockdowns and the EU pressed for…

Cruise ships arrive in Costa Rica to return citizens
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Cruise ships arrive in Costa Rica to return citizens

The Tico Times - June 5, 2020

Residents near Costa Rica's Caribbean coast will see Friday a strange but familiar sight. Two cruise ships — the Oceania Marina and the Caribbean Princess — will dock…

Costa Rican Minister will leave office to lead Global Environment Facility
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican Minister will leave office to lead Global Environment Facility

AFP and The Tico Times - June 3, 2020

The Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, will leave his post to take over as head of the Global Environment Facility, which…

Latin America the new epicenter as pandemic causes international division
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Costa Rica
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Latin America the new epicenter as pandemic causes international division

Valeria PACHECO and Mariano ANDRADE / AFP - May 31, 2020

The famous Temple Mount in Jerusalem reopened its doors Sunday in another example of the slow return to normality in the world. But that return is very…