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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck
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Expat Living
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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck

Raquel Chanto - December 31, 2020

As the clock strikes midnight and the fireworks light up the night sky, thousands of Costa Rican families will have prepared for the rituals that, for generations,…

In 2020, assaults decreased and fraud increased in Costa Rica
Crime
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Crime
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In 2020, assaults decreased and fraud increased in Costa Rica

Michelle Soto Méndez / Semanario Universidad - December 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic provoked a series of measures aimed at avoiding contagion such as vehicle restrictions, teleworking, virtual schooling, limited capacity in commercial establishments, and the closing…

Remembering La Penca, 36 years later
Crime
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Crime
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Remembering La Penca, 36 years later

The Tico Times - May 30, 2020

May 30, 1984, was a tragic day in Costa Rica's history. Seven people were killed and 21 wounded during a press conference called in La Penca, Nicaragua,…

Global Entry: Costa Ricans could soon apply for a fast pass through US customs
Business
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Business
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Global Entry: Costa Ricans could soon apply for a fast pass through US customs

The Tico Times - March 4, 2020

Costa Rica could soon join the short list of countries whose citizens can apply for customs and immigration pre-approval for low-risk travelers to the United States. If…

5 best places to retire in Costa Rica
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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5 best places to retire in Costa Rica

Christopher Howard - January 4, 2020

What are the best places to retire in Costa Rica? It's a tough choice, since the country offers so many incredible places for living. A few years…

Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck for the new year
Archive
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Archive
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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck for the new year

Raquel Chanto - December 31, 2019

As the clock strikes midnight and the fireworks light up the night sky, thousands of Costa Rican families will have prepared for the rituals that, for generations,…

An oasis for Costa Rica expats in downtown San José
Expat & Retirement Living
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Expat & Retirement Living
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An oasis for Costa Rica expats in downtown San José

Christopher Howard - October 10, 2019

From the 1980s through the early 2000s, San José was an epicenter of entertainment and nightlife for both Costa Ricans and expats. During those days, the expat…

Remembering La Penca, 35 years later
Crime
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Crime
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Remembering La Penca, 35 years later

The Tico Times - May 31, 2019

May 30, 1984, was a tragic day in Costa Rica's history. Seven people were killed and 21 wounded during a press conference called in La Penca, Nicaragua,…

Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck

Raquel Chanto - December 31, 2018

As the clock strikes midnight and the fireworks light up the night sky, thousands of Costa Rican families will have prepared for the rituals that, for generations,…

Dueling anthems: ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ and ‘Hermosa Bandera’
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Dueling anthems: ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ and ‘Hermosa Bandera’

Robert Isenberg - July 4, 2018

Here’s how the story goes: In 1852, President Juan Rafael Mora Porras was about to receive delegates from Great Britain and the United States. Costa Rica was…

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