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Have you tried a Costa Rican Churchill?
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Around Costa Rica
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Have you tried a Costa Rican Churchill?

Mitzi Stark - February 4, 2014

On a recent trip to the port city of Puntarenas, I noticed a bunch of signs advertising “Churchills.” All along the Paseo de Turistas, restaurants and stands…

Bandits steal thousands of boxes of crackers from parking lot in Alajuela
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Business
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Bandits steal thousands of boxes of crackers from parking lot in Alajuela

The Tico Times - January 30, 2014

Two suspects stole upwards of 3,000 boxes of soda crackers of various brands late on the night of Jan. 25. The suspects allegedly took a shipping container…

No, San José police won’t enforce the ‘dry law’ during presidential elections (and the Super Bowl)
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No, San José police won’t enforce the ‘dry law’ during presidential elections (and the Super Bowl)

The Tico Times - January 24, 2014

 At the beginning of 2012, Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly reformed a “dry law” that prevented liquor sales during Easter Holy Week and elections. The move allowed individual…

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Chocolate has new Latin America king as Ecuador edges past Brazil

Nathan Gill | Bloomberg News - January 21, 2014

QUITO, Ecuador – Ecuador, where the fatty beans used to make chocolate have been grown since pre-Columbian times, is surpassing Brazil as Latin America's top cocoa producer…

Santas invade rural Costa Rica
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Santas invade rural Costa Rica

The Tico Times - December 17, 2013

The Costa Rican town of Paraíso was visited by a troop of Santa Clauses Saturday in the area's first Santacon, hosted by the local hostel Brewha Costa…

Sonámbulo frontman Daniel Cuenca suffers from rare, debilitating spine condition
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Sonámbulo frontman Daniel Cuenca suffers from rare, debilitating spine condition

Lindsay Fendt - October 11, 2013

At 10 p.m. on Friday night, Jazz Café San Pedro was packed and the show was about to start, but the line to get in still wrapped…

Stiefel Pub raises the craft beer bar
Craft beer revolution
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Craft beer revolution
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Stiefel Pub raises the craft beer bar

Robert Isenberg - October 8, 2013

The hard part is choosing: Maldita Vida or Japi Endin? Maja Dera or Mama Candela? Stiefel Pub’s laminated menu is a colorful maze of names and pictures, like…

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Hot new rooftop restaurant open in Escazú

Ashley Harrell - July 18, 2013

When a friend told me there was a swanky restaurant opening on the top floor of the new Sheraton Hotel and Casino just off the highway in…