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Meet Costa Rica’s newest NASA figure: Luis Diego Fonseca Flores
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Meet Costa Rica’s newest NASA figure: Luis Diego Fonseca Flores

Bruce Callow - January 24, 2020

Costa Rica may be small, but its people are achieving great things. In this story, contributor Bruce Callow shares an interview with Luis Diego Fonseca Flores, a…

Costa Rican band performs at Rose Parade
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Music and Concerts
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Costa Rican band performs at Rose Parade

The Tico Times - January 1, 2020

The Banda Municipal de Zarcero celebrated New Year's far from home this year – for an exciting reason. The local band was selected to perform at the 131st…

Costa Rica’s president recognized among TIME’s 100 Next
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s president recognized among TIME’s 100 Next

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 13, 2019

United States news organization TIME has recognized Costa Rica's president, Carlos Alvarado, in its inaugural list of "100 rising stars who will change the world." As the…

Historic! Andrea Vargas places fifth at World Championships
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Other Sports
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Historic! Andrea Vargas places fifth at World Championships

AFP and The Tico Times - October 6, 2019

Costa Rica got its best performance at a World Athletics Championship on Sunday thanks to Andrea Vargas, who finished fifth in the 100-meter hurdles. Vargas also beat…

Costa Rica band to feature in London New Year’s Parade
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Costa Rica band to feature in London New Year’s Parade

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 7, 2019

Big Ben, meet Pura Vida. The Band of Orotina will participate in England’s largest New Year’s Day Parade in London on January 1, 2021. The band will…

Costa Rica Take Bronze in First International Kayak Tournament
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Fishing
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Costa Rica Take Bronze in First International Kayak Tournament

Todd Staley - June 3, 2019

Costa Rica earned the bronze medal over the weekend in Cookeville, Tennessee, after participating in the first-ever PanAmerican Delegation Kayak Bass Tournament. United States and Canada took…

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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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

The Tico Times - 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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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…