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Costa Rica enacts law against street sexual harassment
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica enacts law against street sexual harassment

AFP - August 11, 2020

Costa Rica on Monday put into effect a law that criminalizes street sexual harassment and punishes it with jail terms and fines. "It is a great regulatory…

Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - July 17, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past months, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and costarriqueñismos as…

Costa Rica approves law punishing street sexual harassment with jail and fines
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica approves law punishing street sexual harassment with jail and fines

AFP and The Tico Times - July 14, 2020

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly on Tuesday passed a law that criminalizes street sexual harassment and punishes it with prison terms and fines. The Legislative Assembly approved the…

Frequently asked questions: Costa Rica travel and the coronavirus pandemic [updated]
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Frequently asked questions: Costa Rica travel and the coronavirus pandemic [updated]

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 23, 2020

We've received dozens of questions from readers since Costa Rica declared a State of Emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This page serves as a resource…

Legislation against street sexual harassment advances in Costa Rican Congress
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Legislation against street sexual harassment advances in Costa Rican Congress

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 9, 2020

A bill that would penalize street sexual harassment was approved Tuesday in a first debate by Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly. Law project 20.299, "Law Against Street Sexual…

What’s the difference between a green, yellow and orange alert in Costa Rica?
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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What’s the difference between a green, yellow and orange alert in Costa Rica?

The Tico Times - June 2, 2020

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) in Costa Rica frequently issues green and yellow alerts for parts or all of the country. In fact, right now all of…

Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - May 28, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past months, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and costarriqueñismos as…

Understanding Spanish-language media when learning about the coronavirus
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Understanding Spanish-language media when learning about the coronavirus

Christopher Howard - April 21, 2020

Over the past several months, we have introduced you, dear reader, to  tiquismos and costarriqueñismos as part of our "Tico Talk" series. Check out the previous installments here.…

Frequently asked questions: Costa Rica travel and the coronavirus pandemic
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Frequently asked questions: Costa Rica travel and the coronavirus pandemic

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 17, 2020

We've received dozens of questions from readers since Costa Rica declared a State of Emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This page serves as a resource…

Ten Costa Rican Spanish expressions for retired expats and tourists
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Ten Costa Rican Spanish expressions for retired expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - March 3, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and…