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Announcing The Tico Times’ next Deep Dive: Costa Rica’s Southern Zone
Tico Times Deep Dive
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Tico Times Deep Dive
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Announcing The Tico Times’ next Deep Dive: Costa Rica’s Southern Zone

Katherine Stanley - February 22, 2019

In late 2018, The Tico Times began something new: taking our entire editorial team on week-long visits to Costa Rican communities far beyond the Central Valley. By…

Tico Times #TBT: The train in Golfito
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Pic of the Day
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Tico Times #TBT: The train in Golfito

The Tico Times - November 1, 2018

This is a major throwback with an old photo from our archives. Stay tuned for more every Thursday.

U.S. donates new station, speed boat to Costa Rica’s Coast Guard
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. donates new station, speed boat to Costa Rica’s Coast Guard

L. Arias - May 30, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís officially inaugurated a new Coast Guard station in the southern Pacific, donated by the U.S. Southern Command. The new $2.5 million facility spans…

President Solís inaugurates first phase of long-awaited Golfito Marina Village
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Solís inaugurates first phase of long-awaited Golfito Marina Village

Karl Kahler - April 21, 2017

GOLFITO, Puntarenas — The president of Costa Rica flew into Golfito on Friday to inaugurate the first phase of a dream a dozen years in the making,…

Authorities detain Cuban migrants, boat captain in the Southern Zone
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Authorities detain Cuban migrants, boat captain in the Southern Zone

AFP - January 12, 2017

Costa Rican authorities detained five Cuban migrants who entered Costa Rican waters in a launch without complying with Immigration controls, the Public Security Ministry anounced Wednesday. The…

Open water swimmers race through Golfo Dulce
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Newsletter
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Open water swimmers race through Golfo Dulce

Michael Krumholtz - September 12, 2015

Angélica Astorga (pictured), 18, of Cartago took home first place in the Cruce Aguas Abiertas Golfo Dulce 5-kilometer swim while Marco Barquero, 16, of Heredia won the…

Costa Rica takes custody of 3 suspected cocaine smugglers nabbed by US
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica takes custody of 3 suspected cocaine smugglers nabbed by US

Zach Dyer - May 29, 2015

The Costa Rican Coast Guard on Thursday took custody of three Costa Rican men arrested by the U.S. Coast Guard earlier this month. The suspects were caught with nearly…

Costa Rica’s top prosecutor: Judicial branch must get better at policing drug cartel influence
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica’s top prosecutor: Judicial branch must get better at policing drug cartel influence

David Boddiger - May 16, 2014

Mexican and Colombian drug cartels have infiltrated Costa Rica's judicial system, bribing and possibly threatening judges, the country's top prosecutor said Friday, following the arrest of a…

Crime
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Golfito fishermen caught with 2 tons of cocaine show up for appeal, get 6 months preventive detention

David Boddiger - May 13, 2014

[caption id="attachment_36678" align="alignright" width="300"] The Tico Times[/caption] Last week, we reported on a curious story of three Costa Rican fishermen who were nabbed with almost two tons…

UPDATE: Coast Guard seizes 1.9 tons of cocaine in Golfito
Drug trafficking
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Drug trafficking
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UPDATE: Coast Guard seizes 1.9 tons of cocaine in Golfito

Zach Dyer - May 6, 2014

This post was updated at 11:21 a.m., May 7, 2014 Roughly 4.5 metric tons of cocaine originating in and traveling through Costa Rican territory has been seized…

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