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One year ago, we published our first coronavirus story
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One year ago, we published our first coronavirus story

The Tico Times - February 20, 2021

One year ago today, we published our first story about the novel coronavirus that was spreading in Wuhan, China. Our headline from February 20, 2020: "With Ukraine’s…

Costa Rica to allow visa-free tourism from China
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica to allow visa-free tourism from China

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2021

Costa Rica will make it easier for tourists from China to visit, the Tourism Board announced Wednesday. Starting in March, tourists from Beijing and Shanghai will be…

Carlos Alvarado discusses importance of Costa Rican relations with U.S., China
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Carlos Alvarado discusses importance of Costa Rican relations with U.S., China

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 17, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado last week confirmed he has been invited to China, and that Costa Rica has in turn extended an offer for President Xi Jinping to…

With Ukraine’s support, Costa Rica evacuates citizens from Wuhan, China
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Costa Rica
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With Ukraine’s support, Costa Rica evacuates citizens from Wuhan, China

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 20, 2020

The Foreign Ministry of Costa Rica on Wednesday initiated the evacuation of two Ticos who were residing in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the COVID-19 coronavirus that…

$10 million donation from China to fund National Stadium improvements
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China
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$10 million donation from China to fund National Stadium improvements

The Tico Times - February 17, 2020

A $10 million donation from China to the Costa Rican Institute of Sports and Recreation (ICODER) will help fund renovations to the National Stadium, Costa Rica's largest…

‘Strong discontent and energetic rejection’: Chinese Embassy responds to Pompeo’s advice to Costa Rica
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China
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‘Strong discontent and energetic rejection’: Chinese Embassy responds to Pompeo’s advice to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2020

The Chinese Embassy in Costa Rica on Wednesday said Mike Pompeo had "issued erroneous remarks" when the U.S. Secretary of State advised Costa Rica about the dangers…

Costa Rican health authorities plan precautions in response to Chinese coronavirus
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Global health
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Costa Rican health authorities plan precautions in response to Chinese coronavirus

The Tico Times - January 20, 2020

Update (Jan. 22): According to the Foreign Ministry, for the moment, there are no reports of Costa Ricans affected by the coronavirus in China. Four Costa Ricans live…

China to lower tariffs, begin importing Costa Rican pork in January
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China
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China to lower tariffs, begin importing Costa Rican pork in January

AFP and The Tico Times - December 23, 2019

Beijing will lower import tariffs on more than 850 products, including frozen pork, starting next month, the finance ministry said Monday, as authorities battle a severe shortage…

China calls US outrage over Venezuela UN election ‘unjustifiable’
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China calls US outrage over Venezuela UN election ‘unjustifiable’

AFP - October 19, 2019

China on Friday denounced the US for calling Venezuela's entry into the UN Human Rights Council "a tragedy," after the South American country won a seat despite…

From Curri to China: Irene Aguilar talks traveling and studying performing arts in a foreign land
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Please Send Coffee!
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From Curri to China: Irene Aguilar talks traveling and studying performing arts in a foreign land

Amy Quiros - August 27, 2018

Irene Aguilar, 29, has been living in China for the past five years and says she’s still not ready to come back to Costa Rica. Aguilar went…