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Costa Rican police rescue U.S. family adrift off Pacific coast
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Costa Rican police rescue U.S. family adrift off Pacific coast

The Tico Times - April 20, 2017

A family of four from the United States was rescued off the coast of Playa Flamingo in the Costa Rican province of Guanacaste after their kayak was…

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

The Tico Times - 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…

Sea lions found at Costa Rica’s central Pacific beaches
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Climate Change
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Sea lions found at Costa Rica’s central Pacific beaches

L. Arias - March 11, 2017

Diners at a hotel in Jacó beach, in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific, were surprised on Thursday when a sea lion entered the restaurant and began walking under the tables. This…

Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine

The Tico Times - July 28, 2016

Costa Rican Coast Guard officers arrested four men on a fishing boat carrying more than 2 metric tons of cocaine in the early hours of Thursday morning,…

Coast Guard seizes 2.5 tons of sailfish
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Costa Rica
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Coast Guard seizes 2.5 tons of sailfish

The Tico Times - June 30, 2016

Coast Guard officials nabbed 2.5 tons of illegal sailfish off the coast of Caldera, Puntarenas Wednesday afternoon, marking the largest ever confiscation of sailfish here. According to the…

US donates $19 million to Costa Rica Coast Guard
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Costa Rica
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US donates $19 million to Costa Rica Coast Guard

The Tico Times - June 22, 2016

The U.S. government will donate two Island-class cutter patrol boats with a total value of $18.9 million to the Costa Rican Coast Guard. The 110-foot ships will…

Investigation finds ‘no negligence’ in deadly Costa Rica catamaran accident 
Boating accidents
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Boating accidents
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Investigation finds ‘no negligence’ in deadly Costa Rica catamaran accident 

The Tico Times - October 26, 2015

Bob Patterson and a group of friends from Chilliwack, British Columbia, were four days into a two-week vacation in Costa Rica on Jan. 8 when the catamaran they…

US anti-drug trafficking review arrives in Costa Rica as lawmakers debate permissions
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Crime
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US anti-drug trafficking review arrives in Costa Rica as lawmakers debate permissions

The Tico Times - October 22, 2015

The U.S. President’s National Drug Control Strategy Interdiction Committee met with President Luis Guillermo Solís and other Costa Rican officials as part of a regional tour Wednesday.…

Police catch poachers with more than 300 sea turtle eggs
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Crime
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Police catch poachers with more than 300 sea turtle eggs

The Tico Times - October 12, 2015

Marauding tourists are hardly the only threat to sea turtles on Costa Rica’s northwest coast. Last Friday, two Coast Guard officers patrolling Junquillal beach near the town…

5 more green sea turtles rescued by Costa Rican police in Caribbean 
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Crime
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5 more green sea turtles rescued by Costa Rican police in Caribbean 

The Tico Times - July 27, 2015

Costa Rica's National Police rescued five more green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) weighing up to 150 kilograms last week in Moín, Limón, on the northern Caribbean coast.…