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Super Tuesday: Costa Rican soccer stars to feature today
Keylor Navas
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Keylor Navas
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Super Tuesday: Costa Rican soccer stars to feature today

The Tico Times - April 13, 2021

It's a big day for lovers of Costa Rican soccer. At 1 p.m. CST, goalkeeper Keylor Navas and PSG will look to advance in the UEFA Champions…

Businessman Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuadorian election, vows to change ‘destiny’
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Businessman Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuadorian election, vows to change ‘destiny’

Hector Velasco / AFP - April 12, 2021

Former banker Guillermo Lasso pledged to change crisis-wracked Ecuador's "destiny" after overcoming leftist economist Andres Arauz in the country's presidential election. With 96.35% of votes counted by…

Costa Rica unemployment rate remains among world’s highest
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica unemployment rate remains among world’s highest

The Tico Times - April 12, 2021

Unemployment in Costa Rica fell to 18.5% in the moving quarter from December to February, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Inec). Per World Bank…

International arrivals to Costa Rica down 83% in first two months of 2021
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Costa Rica
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International arrivals to Costa Rica down 83% in first two months of 2021

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 12, 2021

International arrivals to Costa Rica dropped 83% in January and February 2021 compared to the same months last year. According to official data from the Tourism Board…

Top 5 risk factors for oral cancer
Dental Tourism
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Dental Tourism
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Top 5 risk factors for oral cancer

Terri Goodness / Goodness Dental - April 12, 2021

When you visit the dentist in Costa Rica, you can feel confident that your dentist is looking for cavities, plaque build-up and other possible dental concerns often…

Who was Juan Santamaría? Five (debated) things you should know
Juan Santamaría Day
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Juan Santamaría Day
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Who was Juan Santamaría? Five (debated) things you should know

JILL REPLOGLE - April 12, 2021

A version of this story first ran in 2015. Costa Rica feted its first and most-loved national hero, Juan Santamaría, on Sunday, April 11. His name adorns the international…

Saprissa equals longest winless streak in 35 years
Soccer
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Soccer
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Saprissa equals longest winless streak in 35 years

The Tico Times - April 12, 2021

Deportivo Saprissa drew 1-1 with Pérez Zeledón and reached eight consecutive games without a win in the Clausura 2021 soccer tournament in Costa Rica, equaling a club…

Costa Rica relocation/retirement guide book releases its 19th edition
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Costa Rica relocation/retirement guide book releases its 19th edition

Tico Times - April 11, 2021

Long time Costa Rica citizen and Tico Times columnist, Christopher Howard, releases the 19th edition of his popular relocation/retirement guide Over 40 years ago Christopher Howard made his…

Costa Rica Multipurpose Patio Shrub – Malinche
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Home Gardening
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Costa Rica Multipurpose Patio Shrub – Malinche

Ed Bernhardt - April 11, 2021

Here’s another attractive ornamental that’s a favorite Costa Rican backyard patio shrub. You’ll find malinche (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) growing in just about any barrio in the country. Its…

Costa Rica celebrates Juan Santamaría Day
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica celebrates Juan Santamaría Day

The Tico Times - April 11, 2021

Costa Rica, lacking an army since 1948, has relatively few war heroes. Perhaps the most notable exception is Juan Santamaría, a poor drummer boy from Alajuela. Celebrated every…