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

The Cabot Prize lauded Segnini as a fearless reporter and an innovator whose "courageous investigative stories unveiling corruption and bribery scandals led to the arrest of two former Costa Rican presidents.”

Chevening Scholarship awarded to Tica physician

In September, Alvarado’s life will change considerably: The Tica general practitioner will spend a year studying health care management in Great Britain, thanks to the coveted Chevening Scholarship.

Costa Rican health officials seek preventive alert for chikungunya virus

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 the country.

Central America benefits from generosity of Seattle-based Gates Foundation

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 dollars into improving health care in Central America and throughout the developing world.

Solís signs decree declaring emergency over arsenic in Guanacaste water supply

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 of the Supreme Court, government agencies still have not provided Guanacastecos with clean drinking water.

Two young Ticos prepare to go to NASA space camp

Tico high school seniors Mariano Ramírez from the British School of Costa Rica and Carolina Pérez from the Alajuela Scientific High School will depart later this month to Houston, Texas where they will spend two weeks learning from scientists and astronauts at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

25 photos from Costa Rica’s all-night-long celebration after the Ticos beat Greece

Keylor Navas made the huge stop. Michael Umaña blasted in the all-important fifth penalty kick. And the incredible result set off a celebration throughout Costa Rica.

Costa Ricans from around the world share photos of themselves voting

Ignacio Solís, son of Costa Rica's presumed next president, Luis Guillermo Solís, shared a snapshot of himself right after voting for his "old man" in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. And just like in the first round of elections in February, James Alvarado became the first Tico to vote after casting his ballot in Sydney, Australia.

Michelle Obama invites Costa Rican Carlos Arredondo to the State of the Union

Boston Marathon bombing survivors Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman were invited by the Obamas to attend the State of the Union on Tuesday. Arredondo, a Costa Rican, was captured with Bauman in the most iconic photo from the terrorist attack in April.

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