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China calls US outrage over Venezuela UN election ‘unjustifiable’
News
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China calls US outrage over Venezuela UN election ‘unjustifiable’

AFP - October 19, 2019

China on Friday denounced the US for calling Venezuela's entry into the UN Human Rights Council "a tragedy," after the South American country won a seat despite…

US ‘medical tourists’ seek cheap health care abroad
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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US ‘medical tourists’ seek cheap health care abroad

Javier Tovar / AFP - October 14, 2019

When Veronica Merrill decided to undergo stomach surgery for weight loss, she found two options: pay $12,000 at home in the United States, or have it done…

US prosecutor says Honduran president took fortune in drug bribes
Central America
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Central America
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US prosecutor says Honduran president took fortune in drug bribes

Laura Bonilla / AFP - October 3, 2019

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez took millions of dollars in bribes from drug lords including jailed Mexican kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a US prosecutor said Wednesday…

Remembering the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
United States
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United States
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Remembering the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

The Tico Times - September 11, 2019

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. Nearly 3,000 people died on that day, and while the tragedy…

From ‘No Artificial Ingredients!’ to ‘Save the Americans’: Costa Rica’s tourism campaigns
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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From ‘No Artificial Ingredients!’ to ‘Save the Americans’: Costa Rica’s tourism campaigns

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 3, 2019

Costa Rica's economy relies on tourism, and the country has worked hard to increase the flow of international visitors to the country. Monday, the Costa Rican Tourism…

Watch: Costa Rica’s new tourism ad promises ‘Only the Essentials’
Travel and Tourism
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Travel and Tourism
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Watch: Costa Rica’s new tourism ad promises ‘Only the Essentials’

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 3, 2019

Costa Rica on Monday announced a new tourism campaign targeting major markets across the United States and Canada. The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) is branding the…

Letter to the Editor: Fueling fears of a Hispanic invasion
Op-ed
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Op-ed
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Letter to the Editor: Fueling fears of a Hispanic invasion

Julio Noboa - August 13, 2019

The Tico Times is proud to be an independent, English-language news source. We want to hear your take on the latest news in Costa Rica, or issues…

After immigration agreement with Guatemala, U.S. provides conflicting information on whether it seeks deal with Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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After immigration agreement with Guatemala, U.S. provides conflicting information on whether it seeks deal with Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - August 7, 2019

The United States's Acting National Security Secretary, Kevin McAleenan, said last week the country will seek migratory agreements with Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Panama to…

Want a US visa? Be prepared to share your social-media accounts
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Want a US visa? Be prepared to share your social-media accounts

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 3, 2019

Are you applying for a United States visa? As part of a new U.S. State Department policy, the application process will now require you to submit the…

Life in limbo: The uncertainty of Venezuelans without a valid passport in the U.S.
Latin America
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Latin America
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Life in limbo: The uncertainty of Venezuelans without a valid passport in the U.S.

Ariela Navarro / AFP and The Tico Times - May 2, 2019

Nastacha Hernandez’s father died without her being able to say goodbye. Like many Venezuelans in the United States, Hernandez could not renew her passport in the middle…

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