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What to do on the 4th of July in Costa Rica
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What to do on the 4th of July in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - July 3, 2018

Looking for a place to celebrate the 242nd Independence Day of the United States here in Costa Rica? Here are two activities you can enjoy with your…

3 attractive areas for expat living in Costa Rica
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Moving to Costa Rica
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3 attractive areas for expat living in Costa Rica

Phoebe Conner - June 19, 2018

Costa Rica is a surprisingly diverse country for its size, with tropical rainforests, mountainous regions and of course, breathtaking coastlines. With the famous ‘pura vida’ lifestyle and…

Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?
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Business
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Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?

The Tico Times - April 17, 2018

Walking down the refrigerated aisle of the grocery store you’ll find milk, cheese, and … wait, no eggs? Many people from the United States are used to finding…

Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada
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Please Send Coffee!
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Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada

Gustavo Díaz Cruz - December 14, 2017

My mom named me Gustavo Adolfo. I was born in Puntarenas, next to the sea, but my home was in Cedral, a small town of Montes de…

U.S. expat Ann Patton to face fourth murder trial
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Ann Patton
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U.S. expat Ann Patton to face fourth murder trial

L. Arias - June 28, 2017

Ann Patton Bender, the widow of U.S. financier John Felix Bender, will face prosecutors who, for the fourth time in seven years, will try to prove that she…

Israeli investor accuses U.S. man of heading medical marijuana fraud
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Costa Rica
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Israeli investor accuses U.S. man of heading medical marijuana fraud

The Tico Times - March 27, 2017

A U.S. businessman is accused of using Costa Rica’s medical marijuana bill to defraud an Israeli investor out of thousands of dollars, according to an official complaint…

From Brooklyn to Costa Rica: ‘It was the best decision of my life’
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Immigration
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From Brooklyn to Costa Rica: ‘It was the best decision of my life’

The Tico Times - January 25, 2017

The staff of The Tico Times first met Natasha Gordon-Chipembere in September 2015 on the (virtual) pages of Essence. The magazine published a piece she wrote entitled…

U.S. family works to set up Costa Rican halfway house in wake of son’s death
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Costa Rica
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U.S. family works to set up Costa Rican halfway house in wake of son’s death

The Tico Times - December 15, 2016

In late October, 33-year-old U.S. native Brandon Rowlands died in Costa Rica. Shortly beforehand, he had been placed into an early-release program following a two-year prison sentence…

Puppets with a message: Costa Rica troupe strives to make a difference
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Puppets with a message: Costa Rica troupe strives to make a difference

Mitzi Stark - October 31, 2016

Puppets and toys from Costa Rica are making the world a better place to live. Fernando Thiel, a psychologist and puppeteer, and architect Caroline Pizarro have traveled…

If you are an ‘expat,’ or thinking about ‘expatriating,’ think about this
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If you are an ‘expat,’ or thinking about ‘expatriating,’ think about this

Stanley Foodman - September 30, 2016

Thinking about giving up your U.S. citizenship pending the results of the presidential election in November? Concerned because you have been an “expat” for a long time…