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Costa Rica signs first loan contract with Japan for new Guanacaste geothermal projects
Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica signs first loan contract with Japan for new Guanacaste geothermal projects

Fabiola Pomareda - August 18, 2014

Representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) on Monday afternoon signed the first contract for a multimillion-dollar loan to…

Costa Rica to sign loan with Japan for expansion of geothermal energy projects
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Costa Rica to sign loan with Japan for expansion of geothermal energy projects

L. Arias - August 18, 2014

A delegation led by President Luis Guillermo Solís on Monday will meet with representatives of the Japanese government to sign a $550 million loan to finance the…

How one island powered itself with a volcano
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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How one island powered itself with a volcano

Graham Alexander Ryan | Special to The Washington Post - July 14, 2014

The eastern Caribbean island of Montserrat has suffered more than its fair share of natural disasters. In 1989, Hurricane Hugo struck the island, causing massive destruction with…

Elections 2014
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The ghosts of the campaign

Nancy De Lemos - January 24, 2014

I say this with absolute certainty: This electoral campaign is the most lacking of substance of any I can recall. Just a few days before we decide…

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Costa Rica to build 3 geothermal electricity plants with Japanese funding

Zach Dyer - November 20, 2013

Costa Rica hopes to harness the power of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano for three new geothermal projects announced Tuesday at Casa Presidencial. During a signing…

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ICE chief promises compromise on geothermal energy in national parks

The Tico Times - April 24, 2013

By John McPhaul | Special to The Tico Times Staff Costa Rica Electricity Institute (ICE) Executive President President Teofilo de la Torre said ICE will resubmit a proposal…

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Guanacaste Conservation Area favors environmentally sensitive geothermal project

John McPhaul - April 12, 2013

Would Costa Rica destroy 10 percent of its National Theater to obtain a load of gold, or would it settle for a lesser amount and preserve a…

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Energy project puts national parks in danger, parks founder says

John McPhaul - April 3, 2013

Costa Rican environmentalists are spoiling for a fight to stop the government from removing 1,000 hectares (about 3,000 acres) from Rincón de la Vieja National Park, in…

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