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Eyes on Nicaragua during crisis of democracy ahead of elections
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Latin America
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Eyes on Nicaragua during crisis of democracy ahead of elections

Shaun Tandon and Alina Dieste - June 13, 2021

Nicaragua's sweeping crackdown on opposition poses a test for US President Joe Biden, who has put a top priority on promoting democracy and promised a new, wiser…

Costa Rica Health Pass: What to Know Before You Go
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Health
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Costa Rica Health Pass: What to Know Before You Go

The Tico Times - June 13, 2021

Before the pandemic, Costa Rica received over 1.7 million tourists annually, bringing an estimated 1.7 billion dollars in revenue with them. With COVID-19 devastating the tourism industry…

Surf and Bitcoin, El Salvador beach town rides crypto wave
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Central America
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Surf and Bitcoin, El Salvador beach town rides crypto wave

AFP - June 12, 2021

The beach town of El Zonte on El Salvador's Pacific coast is a laid back surfer's haven with white beaches, palm trees, and a small population of…

Visiting Las Baulas National Marine Park Costa Rica
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Visiting Las Baulas National Marine Park Costa Rica

Sarah Jordan - June 12, 2021

Only an hour from Liberia’s Daniel Oduber Quiros International airport is Las Baulas National Marine Park, a safe haven for leatherback sea turtles.  It is located outside…

Yellow Alert in much of Costa Rica due to rain
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Costa Rica
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Yellow Alert in much of Costa Rica due to rain

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 11, 2021

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Friday placed Costa Rica under weather alerts: A Green Alert is informative and precautionary, while a Yellow Alert asks citizens to…

Watch: Snake stops traffic in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Watch: Snake stops traffic in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - June 11, 2021

Why did the snake cross the road?* Drivers on the Florencio del Castillo highway between Cartago and San José, Costa Rica, presumably had more than a few…

Costa Rica passes 2.5 million vaccines received
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica passes 2.5 million vaccines received

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 11, 2021

Costa Rica received 79,560 Covid-19 vaccines this week and has now imported more than 2.5 million total doses. The batch of nearly 80,000 Pfizer/BioNTech doses arrived to…

No damage as magnitude 5.7 quake shakes Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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No damage as magnitude 5.7 quake shakes Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 11, 2021

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake with an epicenter off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica shook much of the country at 5:27 p.m. on Thursday, the Volcanological and…

New US sanctions amid calls to free Nicaragua opposition figures
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Latin America
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New US sanctions amid calls to free Nicaragua opposition figures

AFP - June 11, 2021

The global community urged Nicaragua to free four recently-detained opposition presidential candidates, as the United States announced sanctions against allies of long-serving leader Daniel Ortega. The detention…

Southwest Airlines announces new flights to Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Southwest Airlines announces new flights to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 10, 2021

During the same week that Spirit and American Airlines both unveiled more routes to Costa Rica, Southwest Airlines is getting in on the fun with new service…

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