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US man dies in boating accident in Costa Rica, marking third deadly incident this month
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Boating accidents
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US man dies in boating accident in Costa Rica, marking third deadly incident this month

The Tico Times - August 21, 2015

A U.S. man died in a boating accident Thursday afternoon off Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, according to the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ). He's the third foreigner to die…

Woman drowns in boating accident in Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Boating accidents
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Boating accidents
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Woman drowns in boating accident in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - August 18, 2015

A woman drowned in a boating accident in the Tortuguero canals on Costa Rica’s northern Caribbean coast Saturday night, according to a statement from the Public Security…

Costa Rican police arrest 3 for harpooning sea turtles 
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Crime
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Costa Rican police arrest 3 for harpooning sea turtles 

The Tico Times - August 6, 2015

The Costa Rican National Police and Environment Ministry chased down a group of Costa Rican poachers at sea Wednesday afternoon for harpooning at least three green sea…

Costa Rica begins mitigation of Nicaragua’s canal work in disputed area
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica begins mitigation of Nicaragua’s canal work in disputed area

The Tico Times - March 26, 2015

Personnel from Tortuguero Conservation Area began work Thursday to close off a canal dredged by Nicaragua through disputed territory in the delta of the San Juan River.…

A Space Rocket Landing in Tortuguero Costa Rica?
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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A Space Rocket Landing in Tortuguero Costa Rica?

Jonathan Harris - November 27, 2014

We’ve written about Tortuguero, on the northern Caribbean coast, many, many times. The town and national park – one of Costa Rica’s top tourism destinations – have…

Tortuguero business owners form new tourism chamber
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Business
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Tortuguero business owners form new tourism chamber

L. Arias - September 22, 2014

TORTUGUERO, Limón – Every year, 100,000 tourists visit Tortuguero National Park and its surrounding hotels and restaurants on Costa Rica’s northern Caribbean coast. The park – known…

The manatee will become Costa Rica’s national marine symbol following final vote in Legislative Assembly
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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The manatee will become Costa Rica’s national marine symbol following final vote in Legislative Assembly

The Tico Times - July 29, 2014

See the full story of the manatee bill's journey here In a unanimous vote Tuesday, Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly passed a bill naming the manatee as the country's…

The plight of the Costa Rican manatee
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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The plight of the Costa Rican manatee

The Tico Times - July 21, 2014

LIMÓN – In his home in the tiny barrio of Limoncito, a few miles away from Costa Rica’s Atlantic coast, 8-year-old Aldeir Cortés is staring through a…

Lawmakers give nod to Costa Rica’s manatee with proposal to name it a national marine mammal
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Lawmakers give nod to Costa Rica’s manatee with proposal to name it a national marine mammal

The Tico Times - July 15, 2014

Though there aren't many left in Costa Rica's rivers, the manatee is about to become a little more famous after a bill declaring it the national marine…

Costa Rica and Pirates of the Caribbean: Paranoia in Tortuguero
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Crime
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Costa Rica and Pirates of the Caribbean: Paranoia in Tortuguero

The Tico Times - March 30, 2014

When the riverboat hummed its way to the dock, the sky was navy blue. It was 5:15 a.m., and dawn had not yet broken over the dense…