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Looking back at Hurricane Maria: the initial impact
Weather
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Looking back at Hurricane Maria: the initial impact

John McPhaul - December 12, 2017

As Costa Rica joins many other nations in looking back upon the devastating 2017 hurricane season, longtime Tico Times contributor John McPhaul reflects on his experience at…

PHOTOS: ‘There’s a new normal in Puerto Rico’
News
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News
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PHOTOS: ‘There’s a new normal in Puerto Rico’

John McPhaul - October 22, 2017

There’s a new normal in Puerto Rico. Not having electricity is the new normal. Reading with a light that straps on to your head coal-miner style is…

Government charters flight to bring Costa Ricans home from Puerto Rico
Caribbean
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Caribbean
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Government charters flight to bring Costa Ricans home from Puerto Rico

The Tico Times - October 5, 2017

The Costa Rican government has arranged a flight for approximately 65 Ticos in Puerto Rico who have asked for assistance in returning to their country in the…

Costa Rican Foreign Ministry seeks Costa Ricans in Puerto Rico
Caribbean
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Caribbean
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Costa Rican Foreign Ministry seeks Costa Ricans in Puerto Rico

The Tico Times and AFP - September 28, 2017

As Puerto Rico continues to reel in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Costa Rica's Foreign Ministry is seeking out Costa Rican citizens on the island in order…

Puerto Rico’s governor says Washington must help with staggering debt
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Business
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Puerto Rico’s governor says Washington must help with staggering debt

Steven Mufson and Michael A. Fletcher | The Washington Post - June 30, 2015

The Puerto Rico governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Monday portrayed his territory's economic condition as even more dire than previously revealed, and in a televised address appealed…

Puerto Rican independence front and center at CELAC
CELAC
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CELAC
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Puerto Rican independence front and center at CELAC

The Tico Times - January 29, 2015

Puerto Rican independence was a prominent topic during the plenary session of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) on Wednesday in San José. Several…