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US ‘medical tourists’ seek cheap health care abroad
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US ‘medical tourists’ seek cheap health care abroad

Javier Tovar / AFP - October 14, 2019

When Veronica Merrill decided to undergo stomach surgery for weight loss, she found two options: pay $12,000 at home in the United States, or have it done…

Remembering the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
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Remembering the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

The Tico Times - September 11, 2019

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. Nearly 3,000 people died on that day, and while the tragedy…

After immigration agreement with Guatemala, U.S. provides conflicting information on whether it seeks deal with Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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After immigration agreement with Guatemala, U.S. provides conflicting information on whether it seeks deal with Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - August 7, 2019

The United States's Acting National Security Secretary, Kevin McAleenan, said last week the country will seek migratory agreements with Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Panama to…

USNS Comfort mission to arrive in Costa Rica this weekend
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Costa Rica
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USNS Comfort mission to arrive in Costa Rica this weekend

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 16, 2019

Costa Rica will receive this weekend the USNS Comfort, a United States Navy hospital ship, as part of the vessel's five-month medical mission. The USNS Comfort will…

Want a US visa? Be prepared to share your social-media accounts
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Costa Rica
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Want a US visa? Be prepared to share your social-media accounts

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 3, 2019

Are you applying for a United States visa? As part of a new U.S. State Department policy, the application process will now require you to submit the…

USNS Comfort mission to stop in Costa Rica this year
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Costa Rica
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USNS Comfort mission to stop in Costa Rica this year

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 24, 2019

Costa Rica will receive the USNS Comfort, a United States Navy hospital ship, as part of the vessel's five-month medical mission beginning next month. The mission is…

United States sending Costa Rica $40.7 million to fight narcotrafficking and crime
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Costa Rica
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United States sending Costa Rica $40.7 million to fight narcotrafficking and crime

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2019

The United States is expected to send more than $40 million to Costa Rica to help the country fight narcotrafficking and organized crime, the Foreign Ministry announced.…

This week in the Peace Corps: Brick to Bread ovens
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Changemakers
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This week in the Peace Corps: Brick to Bread ovens

The Tico Times - July 23, 2018

Peace Corps Volunteer Collin traveled from his site in Talamanca, on Costa Rica's southern Caribbean coast, all the way to the Northern Zone earlier this year to…