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Costa Rican health authorities plan precautions in response to Chinese coronavirus
Global health
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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
China
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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’
News
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News
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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
Please Send Coffee!
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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…

Meet Lama Thubten Wangchen: ‘We are citizens of the world’
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Meet Lama Thubten Wangchen: ‘We are citizens of the world’

The Tico Times - February 22, 2017

Recommended: A day with Lama Thubten Wangchen Traveling throughout the world in search of happiness, self-consciousness, peace and union has always been a constant in Lama Thubten…

Chinese ambassador visits Manuel Antonio, tours palm oil plant
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Chinese ambassador visits Manuel Antonio, tours palm oil plant

The Tico Times - September 3, 2016

MANUEL ANTONIO, Puntarenas — The Chinese ambassador to Costa Rica stopped here Friday to have lunch with local officials and tour an oil palm plantation in hopes of…

5 questions for a Costa Rican puppeteer
Artists
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Artists
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5 questions for a Costa Rican puppeteer

Amanda Zúñiga - July 31, 2016

Berny Abarca is a puppeteer, theater actor and producer. A part of the MTM Puppet Theater since 2010, he is now the producer of a production that is…

Costa Rica could have to pay compensation for failed oil refinery project
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica could have to pay compensation for failed oil refinery project

The Tico Times - April 21, 2016

Costa Rica’s decision to pull out of a troubled $1 billion oil refinery joint venture with the Chinese National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) could end up costing the…

Costa Rica cancels $1.2 billion Chinese refinery project
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica cancels $1.2 billion Chinese refinery project

The Tico Times - April 14, 2016

Costa Rica’s National Oil Refinery (RECOPE) has canceled a $1 billion-plus oil refinery project, according to a statement released Thursday afternoon. The joint venture project was supposed to…

VIDEO: Argentina’s coast guard sinks Chinese fishing boat in South Atlantic
Argentina
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Argentina
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VIDEO: Argentina’s coast guard sinks Chinese fishing boat in South Atlantic

AFP - March 15, 2016

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina's coast guard sank a Chinese fishing boat that attacked when authorities tried to stop it for illegal fishing in the South Atlantic, officials said Tuesday.…