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Seven detained after confrontation between police, protesters near UCR turns violent
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Seven detained after confrontation between police, protesters near UCR turns violent

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 23, 2019

A confrontation between police and protesters outside the University of Costa Rica (UCR) on Thursday night resulted in seven people facing charges, including for crimes of fire…

Students declare ‘state of emergency’ due to sexual harassment at Costa Rican universities
#MeToo
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#MeToo
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Students declare ‘state of emergency’ due to sexual harassment at Costa Rican universities

AFP and The Tico Times - May 29, 2019

Student groups declared on Monday a "state of emergency" at universities in Costa Rica, where they reported an alarming increase in cases of sexual harassment at institutions…

Costa Rican students create environmentally friendly sunblock
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Costa Rican students create environmentally friendly sunblock

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 21, 2018

It’s important to wear sunscreen at the beach, but some of the substances that help keep you safe from the sun can cause damage to underwater life.…

Visit Costa Rica’s famed Isla del Coco – without leaving San José
Isla del Coco
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Isla del Coco
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Visit Costa Rica’s famed Isla del Coco – without leaving San José

Mitzi Stark - March 28, 2018

Few of us will ever get an opportunity to visit Isla de Coco: this national treasure. This oasis in an ocean. This center for international biological research…

New poll in Costa Rica: another small Fabricio lead, another statistical dead heat
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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New poll in Costa Rica: another small Fabricio lead, another statistical dead heat

AFP - March 23, 2018

The two aspirers for the presidency of Costa Rica, the evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado and the former minister Carlos Alvarado, reach the closing of the electoral campaign for April 1st with a technical draw, according to a poll disclosed this Friday.

Presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado pulls out of UCR debate
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado pulls out of UCR debate

The Tico Times - March 9, 2018

The University of Costa Rica (UCR) this week became the latest organization to see presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado pull out of a debate it had planned to…

Polls show continuing statistical dead heat in Costa Rica’s presidential runoff
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Polls show continuing statistical dead heat in Costa Rica’s presidential runoff

AFP - March 6, 2018

Former Cabinet minister Carlos Alvarado and his opponent, the evangelical preacher and former legislator Fabricio Alvarado, are neck-and-neck in some just one month before the second round…

Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates

Mitzi Stark - September 5, 2017

Pineapples are one of Costa Rica's major products for export and for the national market – but pineapples also produce a lot of leaves, which add to…

University of Costa Rica takes tree protection decision
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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University of Costa Rica takes tree protection decision

The Tico Times - August 7, 2017

Even before a pending resolution by the courts comes to a resolution, the University of Costa Rica (UCR) has decided to a change of plans and protect…

Costa Rican scientists find new type of bacteria
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican scientists find new type of bacteria

L. Arias - July 18, 2017

A group of microbiologists from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) has discovered a new type of bacteria belonging to the Rickettsiae group, considered one of the…