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News briefs: ‘Made in Costa Rica’ promotion for U.S. and Canada
Travel and Tourism
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Travel and Tourism
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News briefs: ‘Made in Costa Rica’ promotion for U.S. and Canada

The Tico Times - September 4, 2020

Costa Rica's tourism industry is beginning its long journey toward normality. Starting this month, tourists from select U.S. states — plus more than 40 countries — are…

In virus hotspot Florida, a family mourns — and worries about bills
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In virus hotspot Florida, a family mourns — and worries about bills

Leila MACOR / AFP - August 21, 2020

Until the coronavirus crisis erupted, Germán Amaya worked at the luxury Fontainebleau hotel in Miami. But then he lost his job, and his health insurance -- and…

Costa Rica’s VP expresses solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s VP expresses solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement

The Tico Times - June 4, 2020

Costa Rica's First Vice President, Epsy Campbell, this week expressed her solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in a video shared on her social media pages.…

Costa Rican Legislative Assembly observes minute of silence in memory of George Floyd
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican Legislative Assembly observes minute of silence in memory of George Floyd

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 1, 2020

The Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica on Monday observed a minute of silence in memory of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by police in…

Global Entry: Costa Ricans could soon apply for a fast pass through US customs
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Business
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Global Entry: Costa Ricans could soon apply for a fast pass through US customs

The Tico Times - March 4, 2020

Costa Rica could soon join the short list of countries whose citizens can apply for customs and immigration pre-approval for low-risk travelers to the United States. If…

Returning to Level 1 travel advisory ‘very difficult,’ US tells Costa Rica
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Returning to Level 1 travel advisory ‘very difficult,’ US tells Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 29, 2020

Costa Rican authorities met with the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the State Department last week for an explanation of the U.S. agency's issuing of a Level…

U.S. Secretary of State to visit Costa Rica next week
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Secretary of State to visit Costa Rica next week

AFP and The Tico Times - January 16, 2020

The head of US diplomacy, Mike Pompeo, will travel to Colombia, Costa Rica and Jamaica next week, the State Department said Thursday, in the seventh visit for…

U.S. travel advisory says visitors to Costa Rica should ‘exercise increased caution’
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Costa Rica
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U.S. travel advisory says visitors to Costa Rica should ‘exercise increased caution’

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 7, 2020

The United States Department of State issued on Tuesday a travel advisory warning that visitors to Costa Rica should "exercise increased caution" due to crime. In doing…

Costa Rica was among 2019’s most-searched travel destinations in the United States
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Costa Rica was among 2019’s most-searched travel destinations in the United States

The Tico Times - January 1, 2020

In December, Google released its Year in Search 2019, where it unveiled the most popular searches made on the internet giant. We already covered Costa Rica's Year…

Livin’ la Pura Vida: The Simpsons goes to Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Livin’ la Pura Vida: The Simpsons goes to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 18, 2019

What's "Pura Vida"? Marge Simpson, and the U.S. sitcom's millions of viewers, now know the answer. The family visited Costa Rica as part of Sunday night's episode…