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Terminal disease threatens citrus production in Central America
Central America
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Central America
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Terminal disease threatens citrus production in Central America

Carlos Mario Marquez / AFP - February 26, 2020

Huanglongbing (HLB), a devastating and incurable disease that affects citrus fruits, is impacting Central America, an expert told AFP, threatening a region that gets $866 million annually…

Photos: Weekend at the farmers market
Farmer's markets
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Farmer's markets
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Photos: Weekend at the farmers market

The Tico Times - June 1, 2019

Costa Rica has had farmers markets since before they were cool. Every weekend, towns across the country block off roads for their farmers market, or feria del…

Costa Rican diet: The ‘No Sugar’ challenge
Food
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Food
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Costa Rican diet: The ‘No Sugar’ challenge

María José Braddick Serrano - November 14, 2018

Due to its location, Costa Rica is a cultural and biological bridge between North and South America, which makes it the perfect spot for diversity. Indigenous peoples…

Cocaine-stuffed pineapples shipped from Costa Rica to Europe
Drug trafficking
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Drug trafficking
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Cocaine-stuffed pineapples shipped from Costa Rica to Europe

AFP - August 28, 2018

Spanish police said Monday they have seized 67 kilograms of cocaine found inside dozens of hollowed-out pineapples at Madrid's main wholesale fruit and vegetable market. The drug-stuffed…