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Lufthansa cancels Costa Rica flights ahead of strike
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Lufthansa cancels Costa Rica flights ahead of strike

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 6, 2019

Traveling on Lufthansa to or from Costa Rica in the coming days? You should double-check your flight status. The German airline has cancelled 1,300 flights ahead of…

President Alvarado visits Germany, meets with Chancellor Angela Merkel
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Alvarado visits Germany, meets with Chancellor Angela Merkel

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 29, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado is in Germany this week, where his agenda includes strengthening international relations between Costa Rica and the European nation. "We begin our official visit…

Lufthansa to fly nonstop between Costa Rica and Germany
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Airlines
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Lufthansa to fly nonstop between Costa Rica and Germany

L. Arias - July 14, 2017

German carrier Lufthansa announced that it will fly nonstop between Frankfurt and Costa Rica twice a week starting on March 29, 2018. The flights will depart from…

Germany grants Costa Rica €15 million to mitigate climate change impact
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Germany grants Costa Rica €15 million to mitigate climate change impact

L. Arias - June 20, 2017

The German government will support Costa Rica’s projects to mitigate the effects of climate change and, as a first step, has granted the country €15 million ($16.7 million) in…

Arts and culture at a glance: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Calendar
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Arts and culture at a glance: the week ahead in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - May 20, 2016

If you haven't checked out the Jade Museum since it moved to its new location beside the Plaza de la Democracia in 2014, now is the time – because…

The lost ‘Aryan utopia’ of Nueva Germania
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Latin America
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The lost ‘Aryan utopia’ of Nueva Germania

JURRIAAN VAN EERTEN - February 27, 2016

NUEVA GERMANIA, Paraguay – To open the museum, señora Kück needs a hammer. She has lost the key, and the neighbor who should have a spare isn’t…

Bayer sued in Germany over contraceptive pill after health scares
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Big Pharma
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Bayer sued in Germany over contraceptive pill after health scares

Romain Fonsegrives | AFP - December 15, 2015

WILLSTÄTT, Germany – "If I'd known, I'd never have taken this pill," says Felicitas Rohrer, who is suing German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer, claiming its oral contraceptive Yasminelle caused her…

Costa Rica fought – briefly – in World War I
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Costa Rica fought – briefly – in World War I

The Tico Times - November 11, 2015

Wednesday marked Veterans Day in the United States but the federal holiday, Armistice Day, was originally designated to honor the end of active combat in the First World…

Part of the Berlin Wall stands in Costa Rica, 26 years after its fall
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Part of the Berlin Wall stands in Costa Rica, 26 years after its fall

The Tico Times - November 9, 2015

Tucked away in a San José courtyard behind Costa Rica's canary-colored Foreign Ministry stands a nondescript 3-meter-high monolith. Housed behind the metal fence that surrounds the ministry, it’s…

Don’t like public urination? There’s pee-proof paint for that
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City Living
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Don’t like public urination? There’s pee-proof paint for that

The Tico Times - October 20, 2015

Not even the rains that have finally started in earnest this year seem to be enough to clean off the many San José sidewalks and corners that are awash in…