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Tico wins prestigious scholarship to study at UNC
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Tico wins prestigious scholarship to study at UNC

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 28, 2019

A standout Tico student will represent Costa Rica in the United States as a Morehead-Cain scholar. Julian Goldner, a Lincoln School senior, was selected by the admissions…

Costa Rican pharmacist awarded for epidemic-fighting research
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News
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Costa Rican pharmacist awarded for epidemic-fighting research

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 30, 2018

The world may be better prepared for a deadly epidemic thanks to the research of a Costa Rican. Pharmacist Erick Bermúdez Méndez, a graduate of the University…

A Costa Rican student in New York dreams big: ‘micro buildings’ for a green future
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Costa Rica
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A Costa Rican student in New York dreams big: ‘micro buildings’ for a green future

Elizabeth Lang - October 1, 2017

Imagine a city where the designs and construction techniques of buildings reduce utility costs, improve people’s wellness and affect the natural environment in a positive way. Converting such…

Ticos living abroad can now register online to vote in 2018
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Costa Rica
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Ticos living abroad can now register online to vote in 2018

L. Arias - November 4, 2016

The Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) this week enabled an online registration system that allows Tico expats to register to vote from their current country of residence for the February 2018…

Welcome to Bound Brook, New Jersey, ground zero of Costa Rican migration to the US
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Arts and Culture
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Welcome to Bound Brook, New Jersey, ground zero of Costa Rican migration to the US

Larry Luxner - December 22, 2015

BOUND BROOK, New Jersey – Few people know it, but this flood-prone little town on the banks of New Jersey’s Raritan River is the birthplace of the…

US visa lottery now open
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US visa lottery now open

L. Arias - October 6, 2015

The U.S. State Department on Oct. 1 opened its annual visa lottery, offering 50,000 permanent resident visas to applicants from selected countries around the world. Those interested in applying…

Tico brewer avenges Trump comments on immigrants
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Tico brewer avenges Trump comments on immigrants

Jill Replogle - July 12, 2015

While the fallout, and attention, from billionaire Donald Trump’s derogatory statements about Mexican immigrants continues, one Tico living in the United States is giving Trump the proverbial finger…

Costa Rican Embassy opens to public for Washington’s annual ‘Passport DC’ festivities
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rican Embassy opens to public for Washington’s annual ‘Passport DC’ festivities

Larry Luxner - May 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Costa Rica’s Embassy in Washington became a mini-tourist attraction of sorts Saturday when it flung open its doors to the public for “Passport DC”…

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…

With Mideast tensions flaring, Costa Rica keeps a delicate diplomatic balance in Israel
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Expat Living
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With Mideast tensions flaring, Costa Rica keeps a delicate diplomatic balance in Israel

Larry Luxner - October 7, 2014

TEL AVIV, Israel – Costa Rica abolished its army in 1948, the same year Israel declared independence. Sixty-six years later, Costa Rica remains one of the few…

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