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Environmental organizations denounce pineapple farm that could impact Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands
Environment
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Environment
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Environmental organizations denounce pineapple farm that could impact Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands

Vinicio Chacón / Semanario Universidad - November 22, 2019

By means of a resolution issued Nov. 6, the National Technical Secretariat of the Environment Ministry (SETENA) decided to avoid objections raised by environmentalists and maintains the…

Ministry of Agriculture to investigate pesticide poisonings
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Ministry of Agriculture to investigate pesticide poisonings

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 26, 2019

Twenty-two people -- most of them children -- are in stable condition after suffering from pesticide poisoning, Costa Rican authorities said. The Ministry of Health has asked…

Cocaine-stuffed pineapples shipped from Costa Rica to Europe
Drug trafficking
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Drug trafficking
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Cocaine-stuffed pineapples shipped from Costa Rica to Europe

AFP - August 28, 2018

Spanish police said Monday they have seized 67 kilograms of cocaine found inside dozens of hollowed-out pineapples at Madrid's main wholesale fruit and vegetable market. The drug-stuffed…

Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates

Mitzi Stark - September 5, 2017

Pineapples are one of Costa Rica's major products for export and for the national market – but pineapples also produce a lot of leaves, which add to…

Environment Ministry restricts operations at three pineapple farms
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Environment Ministry restricts operations at three pineapple farms

L. Arias - July 4, 2017

The Environment Ministry's National Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) ordered the owners of three pineapple farms in the Northern Zone to partially halt operations. The order states that work…

Costa Rica consumes more agrochemicals per hectare than any country in the world
agrochemicals
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agrochemicals
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Costa Rica consumes more agrochemicals per hectare than any country in the world

The Tico Times - June 7, 2015

To sustain its massive fruit plantations, Costa Rica uses more agrochemicals per hectare of cultivated land than any other country in the world, according to the University of Costa Rica's…

5-year moratorium proposed on pineapple production in Costa Rica
Business
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Business
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5-year moratorium proposed on pineapple production in Costa Rica

Fabiola Pomareda - October 15, 2014

Edgardo Araya, a legislator for the Broad Front Party from Alajuela, and a number of community representatives from pineapple-producing zones, on Monday urged the executive branch to pass a…

Costa Rica will go all-in on pineapple exports. But is that a good thing?
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica will go all-in on pineapple exports. But is that a good thing?

The Tico Times - September 16, 2014

The Spanish-language daily La Nación has an above-the-fold lead story today that highlights Costa Rica's ongoing efforts to police its pineapple industry for environmental missteps. Pineapple is one…

Police arrest 8 in connection with trucking company driving cocaine to Mexico
Crime
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Crime
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Police arrest 8 in connection with trucking company driving cocaine to Mexico

The Tico Times - April 23, 2014

Police broke up a regional drug trafficking ring after arresting eight suspects in a series of raids across Costa Rica on Wednesday morning. The scene wouldn’t look…