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Eighty-four Ticos participating in the 2019 Pan American Games
Costa Rica
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Eighty-four Ticos participating in the 2019 Pan American Games

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 22, 2019

The 2019 Pan American Games begin Friday, July 26 in Lima. Eighty-four Costa Rican athletes -- 44 women and 40 men -- will participate in the multi-sport…

Lawmakers propose increase in exit tax to fund Costa Rica’s Olympic athletes
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Business
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Lawmakers propose increase in exit tax to fund Costa Rica’s Olympic athletes

L. Arias - November 12, 2015

Lawmakers of the Legislative Commission on Childhood, Adolescence and Youth in a unanimous vote on Tuesday approved the drafting of a bill to increase from $29 to…

World Cups and Olympics should be auctioned
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Business
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World Cups and Olympics should be auctioned

Leonid Bershidsky | Bloomberg - June 1, 2015

See also: Costa Ricans react to FIFA scandal like every other scandal: with memes International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Thursday told the functionaries of FIFA, football's governing…

Soldiers occupy notorious Rio slum ahead of World Cup
Brazil 2014
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Brazil 2014
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Soldiers occupy notorious Rio slum ahead of World Cup

Javier Tovar | AFP - April 5, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Thousands of soldiers in armored vehicles, trucks and on foot fanned out across Rio de Janeiro's most notorious slum on Saturday to…

Brazil 2014
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Analysts concerned after Brazil rating downgrade

Natalia Ramos | AFP - March 25, 2014

BRASÍLIA – Brazil must convince markets that it can grow its economy while also slash spending and curtail inflation, analysts said after the country's credit rating sunk…