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9 things we can expect from Costa Rica’s new president, Luís Guillermo Solís
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9 things we can expect from Costa Rica’s new president, Luís Guillermo Solís

The Tico Times - May 8, 2014

After coming from behind the pack in a first round of elections, President Luis Guillermo Solís, 56, ran practically unopposed in an April runoff. From the information…

Costa Rican lawmakers approve dog fighting ban
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Animal protection
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Costa Rican lawmakers approve dog fighting ban

The Tico Times - April 30, 2014

In their penultimate session before leaving office, outgoing lawmakers in Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly passed a bill that if signed into law would ban dog fighting. "We…

Costa Rican man gets $200 fine for organizing dogfights
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Animal protection
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Costa Rican man gets $200 fine for organizing dogfights

L. Arias - March 31, 2014

A criminal court in the canton of Desamparados, south of San José, last week ordered a man whose identity was not disclosed to pay ₡105,000 ($200) for…

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Dog fighting ban moves forward in Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly

L. Arias - December 5, 2013

Members of the Legislative Assembly's Agricultural Affairs Commission unanimously approved this week the drafting of new legislation banning dog fights in Costa Rica. The bill now must…