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Heavy winds turn deadly as fallen tree kills Guanacaste driver
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Costa Rica
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Heavy winds turn deadly as fallen tree kills Guanacaste driver

The Tico Times - February 10, 2016

What started off this week as complaints about unseasonably cold and blustery Costa Rica weather has turned deadly. A man was crushed to death in Liberia, the…

Health officials in Costa Rica to ban sky lanterns
Crime
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Crime
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Health officials in Costa Rica to ban sky lanterns

L. Arias - November 6, 2015

Paper sky lanterns: They're beautiful, wildly popular and, unfortunately, a fire hazard, according to Costa Rican authorities. Health Ministry officials in coming days will enforce a new…

PHOTOS: Sexy Costa Rican firemen strip down for a great cause
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Sexy Costa Rican firemen strip down for a great cause

Mitzi Stark - September 14, 2015

See also: Costa Rican firefighters dance to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' A new calendar featuring photos of Costa Rican firemen is now available, and they’re selling like –…

Arts and Culture
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WATCH: Costa Rican firefighters dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’

Zach Dyer - September 2, 2015

https://www.facebook.com/100524590030186/videos/903941083021862/ You’ve seen Thai prisoners and countless flash mobs dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Well, Costa Rican firefighters apparently felt the need to stage their own rendition. Wednesday,…

Nearly half of Costa Rica’s Diriá National Park consumed by wildfires
Crime
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Crime
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Nearly half of Costa Rica’s Diriá National Park consumed by wildfires

L. Arias - April 22, 2015

Forest fires at Diriá National Park in Costa Rica's Guanacaste province have already consumed nearly half of the park's 5,400 hectares (13,000 acres). Wildfires started on April 5 and…

Forest fires burn more than 2,000 hectares in Guanacaste
Crime
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Crime
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Forest fires burn more than 2,000 hectares in Guanacaste

Lindsay Fendt - April 11, 2015

Fierce fires have torn through more than 2,000 hectares of protected areas in four fires in Costa Rica’s northwestern province of Guanacaste this week. Officials with the National…

More than 500 hectares of protected areas destroyed by wildfires this year
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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More than 500 hectares of protected areas destroyed by wildfires this year

L. Arias - April 8, 2015

Wildfires during the past week have consumed nearly 300 hectares within protected areas, bringing the total so far this year to some 530 hectares in 28 fires,…

Wildfire destroys 5 hectares of Costa Rica’s Palo Verde National Park
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Wildfire destroys 5 hectares of Costa Rica’s Palo Verde National Park

L. Arias - February 11, 2015

Firefighters in the northwestern province of Guanacaste worked until 3 a.m. on Wednesday to extinguish a wildfire that destroyed at least five hectares of Palo Verde National Park. The…

Firefighters urge public to be cautious as dry season kicks off
Fires
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Fires
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Firefighters urge public to be cautious as dry season kicks off

L. Arias - December 3, 2014

As windy and chilly weather – typical of the dry season – comes to Costa Rica this week, firefighters are also reminding the public that it's fire…

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Farmer charged with arson in Palo Verde National Park blaze

L. Arias - February 12, 2013

Prosecutors in Liberia, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, received a complaint against a farmer with the last name Brenes Salazar for allegedly starting a fire that…

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