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Vaccinated people don’t have to self-isolate after Covid contact
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Vaccinated people don’t have to self-isolate after Covid contact

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 8, 2021

People who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 won’t have to isolate if they are a close contact to someone who tests positive, the Health Ministry says. “People…

Starting in April, Manuel Antonio NP will be open on Mondays
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Starting in April, Manuel Antonio NP will be open on Mondays

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 8, 2021

Costa Rica’s most popular national park is switching up its hours.  Starting April 1, Manuel Antonio National Park will remain open on Mondays in an effort to…

Costa Rica unemployment disproportionately impacts women
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica unemployment disproportionately impacts women

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 8, 2021

Unemployment in Costa Rica is at 19.1%, but the job loss provoked by the pandemic has predominantly impacted women. According to the National Institute of Statistics and…

Eight women who blazed a trail through Costa Rican history
International Women's Day
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International Women's Day
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Eight women who blazed a trail through Costa Rican history

Mitzi Stark - March 8, 2021

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re taking a look at just a few of the many remarkable women who have shaped the Costa Rica we know…

Fight against Covid a ‘countrywide achievement,’ Costa Rica says at commemoration
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fight against Covid a ‘countrywide achievement,’ Costa Rica says at commemoration

The Tico Times - March 8, 2021

The Costa Rican government on Sunday aired a national broadcast in commemoration of the anniversary of the first coronavirus case confirmed within the national territory. You can…

How 6 Exotic Animals in Costa Rica Got Their Names
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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How 6 Exotic Animals in Costa Rica Got Their Names

The Tico Times - March 7, 2021

When it comes to pointing out animals, some people in Costa Rican can be extremely unspecific. Sometimes it seems that all small or rodent-like animals are referred…

Slothy Sunday: Restrictions are lifted, now what? See sloths, what else!
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Restrictions are lifted, now what? See sloths, what else!

Mariana Diaz / Toucan Rescue Ranch - March 7, 2021

This is officially the first week we are all allowed to drive again on both days of the weekend, how exciting is that!? It has been slow,…

Sloths in Costa Rica: 11 Little Known Facts
Costa Rica wildlife
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Costa Rica wildlife
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Sloths in Costa Rica: 11 Little Known Facts

The Tico Times - March 7, 2021

Since they were first described by naturalists in the 1700s, sloths have been misunderstood. Early scientists described the slow-moving beasts as lazy and useless and believed the…

Surge in young migrant border arrivals poses challenge for United States
Central America
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Central America
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Surge in young migrant border arrivals poses challenge for United States

Laura BONILLA / AFP - March 6, 2021

Thousands of minors without papers are arriving at the US border with Mexico, presenting President Joe Biden with a potentially major crisis in one of America's most…

Six arrested in Costa Rica with 1.1 metric tons of cocaine
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Six arrested in Costa Rica with 1.1 metric tons of cocaine

AFP and The Tico Times - March 6, 2021

Costa Rican authorities seized 1.1 metric tons of cocaine and detained six men — four Colombians and two Costa Ricans — on Friday in two vessels intercepted…