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Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide
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Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide

Jill Replogle - October 16, 2017

Happy Día de las Culturas (Cultures Day), Columbus Day, Día de la Raza (Race Day, loosely translated), Indigenous Peoples Day, Day of Indigenous Resistance, Day of the…

Costa Rican Foreign Ministry seeks Costa Ricans in Puerto Rico
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Caribbean
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Costa Rican Foreign Ministry seeks Costa Ricans in Puerto Rico

The Tico Times and AFP - September 28, 2017

As Puerto Rico continues to reel in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Costa Rica's Foreign Ministry is seeking out Costa Rican citizens on the island in order…

Costa Rica detains Somalian on terrorist alert
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica detains Somalian on terrorist alert

The Tico Times - March 23, 2017

Costa Rican authorities say they detained a suspected terrorist in the country Wednesday after receiving an alert from U.S. immigration officials. Pubic Security Minister Gustavo Mata said in…

President Solís: ‘If you want to get through a border, you’ll be able to sooner or later’
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Costa Rica
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President Solís: ‘If you want to get through a border, you’ll be able to sooner or later’

The Tico Times - January 13, 2017

On the very front of Luís Guillermo Solís' desk in his Casa Presidencial office, there's a small but telling ode to U.S. politics. Perched on the desk…

Costa Rica suffered through most violent year on record in 2016
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica suffered through most violent year on record in 2016

The Tico Times - January 3, 2017

Not even Costa Rica could avoid the curse of 2016, as it marked the most violent year in the country's history. Annual statistics confirm that Costa Rica continues…

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

The Tico Times - 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…

Solís promises rapid rebuilding in Hurricane Otto’s wake; donation drives continue
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Costa Rica
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Solís promises rapid rebuilding in Hurricane Otto’s wake; donation drives continue

The Tico Times - December 9, 2016

See also: A small town unites to help Hurricane Otto victims – the Costa Rican way President Luís Guillermo Solís concluded this week's tour through the areas most…

PHOTOS: Hurricane Otto leaves behind devastation in northern town
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: Hurricane Otto leaves behind devastation in northern town

The Tico Times - November 30, 2016

Hurricane Otto's path across northern Costa Rica took a disastrous toll on communities there, as 10 deaths have been confirmed and thousands of people were affected. In Bijagua,…

Here’s how you can donate to Hurricane Otto relief in Costa Rica
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Here’s how you can donate to Hurricane Otto relief in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - November 25, 2016

Hurricane Otto left Costa Rica Friday with significant damage, particularly in parts of the Northern Zone, where 10 deaths and a number of disappearances have been reported as…

Strong earthquake off El Salvador felt in Costa Rica
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Central America
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Strong earthquake off El Salvador felt in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - November 24, 2016

While the country braces for Hurricane Otto, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake originating off the coast of El Salvador was felt on Costa Rican soil Thursday around 12:45 p.m. local time. This resulted…

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