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Dean Hinton, former U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, dies at 94
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Dean Hinton, former U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, dies at 94

The Tico Times - April 5, 2017

The distinguished Career Ambassador Deane R. Hinton died on the morning of March 28 at his home in Escazú, west of San José. He was 94 years old.…

Israeli investor accuses U.S. man of heading medical marijuana fraud
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Israeli investor accuses U.S. man of heading medical marijuana fraud

Michael Krumholtz - March 27, 2017

A U.S. businessman is accused of using Costa Rica’s medical marijuana bill to defraud an Israeli investor out of thousands of dollars, according to an official complaint…

Costa Rican Coast Guard rescues U.S. tourists adrift at sea near Quepos
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Costa Rican Coast Guard rescues U.S. tourists adrift at sea near Quepos

Michael Krumholtz - March 14, 2017

Costa Rican Coast Guard officials rescued a trio of U.S. boaters in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Quepos after the tourists' boat went adrift Tuesday…

Former U.S. convict Dan Fowlie speaks out against being barred entry to Costa Rica again
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Costa Rica
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Former U.S. convict Dan Fowlie speaks out against being barred entry to Costa Rica again

Michael Krumholtz - February 13, 2017

Dan Fowlie, the one-time "King of Pavones" who is currently involved in a major land dispute in the town he helped build, has again been blocked from…

Retiring in Costa Rica: ‘Come here with an open mind’
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Retiring in Costa Rica: ‘Come here with an open mind’

Michael Krumholtz - February 9, 2017

A decade ago, Allen Dickinson sold his mortgage brokerage in Florida just before the housing market crash and moved down to Costa Rica as a retiree looking…

Locals in Manuel Antonio prevent robbery of U.S. tourist with citizen’s arrest
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Costa Rica
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Locals in Manuel Antonio prevent robbery of U.S. tourist with citizen’s arrest

Michael Krumholtz - January 2, 2017

A pickpocket attempt on crowded Manuel Antonio Beach on New Year's Day quickly went haywire for three men who tried to snatch the purse off a U.S. tourist.…

U.S. family works to set up Costa Rican halfway house in wake of son’s death
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Costa Rica
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U.S. family works to set up Costa Rican halfway house in wake of son’s death

Michael Krumholtz - December 15, 2016

In late October, 33-year-old U.S. native Brandon Rowlands died in Costa Rica. Shortly beforehand, he had been placed into an early-release program following a two-year prison sentence…

A chat with Pan-American director Patrick Miller: ‘It’s time to give back’
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Costa Rica
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A chat with Pan-American director Patrick Miller: ‘It’s time to give back’

Michael Krumholtz - November 18, 2016

Editor's Note: In honor of The Tico Times' roots as a local paper that first emerged from the classrooms of San José's Lincoln School, we will be publishing a series…

On eve of historic sex tourism trial, Cuba Dave is optimistic he’ll be acquitted
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On eve of historic sex tourism trial, Cuba Dave is optimistic he’ll be acquitted

Michael Krumholtz - November 8, 2016

Wearing a custom hat bearing the Cuba Dave brand name, cargo shorts, and sandals, Dave Strecker sticks out even after all this time locked up in the senior wing of…

Civil Registry now issues digital birth, marriage and death certificates
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Civil Registry now issues digital birth, marriage and death certificates

L. Arias - October 24, 2016

Costa Ricans who are living abroad or outside the capital – or those who just want to avoid waiting in line – can now request and receive…

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