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Álvaro Ugalde, father of Costa Rica’s national park system, dies at 68

John McPhaul - February 17, 2015

[caption id="attachment_58159" align="alignright" width="300"] Julio Laínez/The Tico Times[/caption] Álvaro Ugalde, who along with Mario Boza is considered a father of Costa Rica's world-famous national park system, died…

PHOTO ESSAY: Barrio Amón Shoe Repair Shop
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTO ESSAY: Barrio Amón Shoe Repair Shop

Alberto Font - February 12, 2015

On the corner of 7th Avenue and 3A Street in downtown San José, sits one of the oldest and few remaining shoe repair shops in the city. Although it has…

6 top Costa Rica sports stories of 2014
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Events
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6 top Costa Rica sports stories of 2014

L. Arias - December 27, 2014

Football is by far Costa Rica’s favorite sport, so it's not surprising that 2014 will be remembered as a year of impressive performances by both "Las Ticas" and "Los Ticos."…

Revenge eludes Uruguay as Costa Rica’s ‘Sele’ wins again
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Friendlies with benefits
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Revenge eludes Uruguay as Costa Rica’s ‘Sele’ wins again

L. Arias - November 13, 2014

Costa Rica’s national football team, known as "La Sele," won its last match of the year with a nail-biting victory over Uruguay in a penalty shootout Thursday night following an action-packed 3-3 draw…

Costa Rican Jews brave hazards, homesickness and Hamas to pursue new lives in Israel
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rican Jews brave hazards, homesickness and Hamas to pursue new lives in Israel

Larry Luxner - October 13, 2014

TEL AVIV, Israel – From the frenetic, traffic-choked streets of Tel Aviv to the lonely northern mountain town of Qiryat Shemona – only a few miles from…

Costa Rican investigative reporter, data journalism pioneer Giannina Segnini wins prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Prize
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Costa Rican investigative reporter, data journalism pioneer Giannina Segnini wins prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Prize

The Tico Times - August 14, 2014

Costa Rican data journalism trailblazer and investigative reporter Giannina Segnini has won a Maria Moors Cabot Prize from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. "From war reporting to data journalism…

Chevening Scholarship awarded to Tica physician
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Education
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Chevening Scholarship awarded to Tica physician

The Tico Times - August 8, 2014

When she was young, Dr. María Gabriela Alvarado cut open her favorite teddy bear and pulled out all its stuffing. Then she replaced its guts with bundled…

Costa Rican health officials seek preventive alert for chikungunya virus
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Chikungunya blues
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Costa Rican health officials seek preventive alert for chikungunya virus

L. Arias - August 5, 2014

Health Ministry officials will ask the National Emergency Commission (CNE) to issue a "green alert" to draw attention to the spread of chikungunya after 13 patients tested positive for the virus in…

Central America benefits from generosity of Seattle-based Gates Foundation
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Central America benefits from generosity of Seattle-based Gates Foundation

Larry Luxner - August 3, 2014

SEATTLE, Washington – The world’s largest private charity – established by the richest but arguably the most generous man in U.S. history – is pouring billions of…

Solís signs decree declaring emergency over arsenic in Guanacaste water supply
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Environment and Wildlife
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Solís signs decree declaring emergency over arsenic in Guanacaste water supply

The Tico Times - July 29, 2014

For decades, residents in Costa Rica's northwestern province of Guanacaste have been drinking water containing dangerously high levels of arsenic. Despite a 2013 order from the Constitutional Chamber…