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Embassies advise U.S. citizens to ‘keep a low profile’ due to Middle East tension
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Embassies advise U.S. citizens to ‘keep a low profile’ due to Middle East tension

The Tico Times - January 8, 2020

United States Embassies across the world — including the one in San José, Costa Rica — are warning U.S. citizens to "keep a low profile" due to…

U.S. Embassy safety tips for international tourists and residents in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy safety tips for international tourists and residents in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - December 17, 2019

The U.S. Department of State classifies Costa Rica among its safest international destinations (Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions).  However, the State Department says visitors and residents should…

U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica warns of phone fraud
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica warns of phone fraud

The Tico Times - December 10, 2019

The United States Embassy in San José, Costa Rica, has issued the following alert regarding suspected instances of phone fraud: American Citizen Services has received reports from…

U.S. Embassy in San José joins EPA’s air quality tracking program
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy in San José joins EPA’s air quality tracking program

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 5, 2019

How's the air in Costa Rica? The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can now tell you. The U.S. Embassy in San José recently installed a device that…

U.S. Embassy issues health alert over respiratory illnesses in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy issues health alert over respiratory illnesses in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - October 4, 2019

The United States Embassy has issued the following health alert regarding respiratory viruses in Costa Rica: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and other respiratory viruses tend to be…

U.S. Embassy issues security alert over upcoming protests in San José
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy issues security alert over upcoming protests in San José

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 2, 2019

The United States Embassy in Costa Rica has issued the following security alert regarding Tuesday's expected protests throughout San José: According to open source information, two protests…

U.S. Embassy issues safety alert over adulterated alcohol
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy issues safety alert over adulterated alcohol

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 23, 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica has issued the following safety alert in response to at least 19 recent deaths suspected to have been caused by adulterated…

U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica reopens following ‘security situation’ in Pavas [Updated]
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica reopens following ‘security situation’ in Pavas [Updated]

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 30, 2019

This story was updated at 12:35 p.m. following the Embassy's reopening.  The United States Embassy briefly suspended normal operations Wednesday morning following an "evolving security situation," but…

Dueling anthems: ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ and ‘Hermosa Bandera’
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Arts and Culture
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Dueling anthems: ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ and ‘Hermosa Bandera’

Robert Isenberg - July 4, 2018

Here’s how the story goes: In 1852, President Juan Rafael Mora Porras was about to receive delegates from Great Britain and the United States. Costa Rica was…

VIDEO: U.S. Ambassador Day signs donation of ships to Costa Rican Coast Guard
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Costa Rica
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VIDEO: U.S. Ambassador Day signs donation of ships to Costa Rican Coast Guard

The Tico Times - October 14, 2017

New U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Sharon Day and Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata visited the port of Caldera on the Central Pacific coast on Friday to…

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