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

Katherine Stanley - 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
Latin America
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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
Big Pharma
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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
Global
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Global
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Costa Rica fought – briefly – in World War I

Zach Dyer - 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

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

Zach Dyer - 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…

A Christmas story we weren’t meant to hear
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Events
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A Christmas story we weren’t meant to hear

Mitzi Stark - December 24, 2014

Christmas one hundred years ago meant Christmas trees with real candles, women in long skirts and petticoats, and men with waxed mustaches and pocket watches. In the…

Second Oktoberfest migrates to Pedregal
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Second Oktoberfest migrates to Pedregal

Robert Isenberg - October 7, 2014

Last year, party maven Pablo Formal organized a massive Oktoberfest at Avenida Escazú. He wanted to accommodate singles, couples, families, and groups. He wanted all of Costa…

Snowdenfreude
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Business
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Snowdenfreude

Shane Harris | Foreign Policy - July 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The past year's revelations about U.S. spying on Germany have been disastrous for many U.S. businesses. When documents provided by former National Security Agency contractor Edward…

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