Turtles and Travels: Researching Abroad in Costa Rica

November 19, 2018 | Costa Rica News
I never read the ES list-serve - sorry Eric Zimmerman - but it was a full moon at the end of a bad week, and I decided to browse through what might as well be a whole catalog of updates. Under the "opportunities" section, I noticed two organizations that caught my eye: an internship in Thailand and a research program in Costa Rica. ...read more
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Elena Udrea and Alina Bica remain under arrest in Costa Rica after…

November 19, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Elena Udrea and Alina Bica will remain under arrest in Costa Rica after the Constitutional Tribunal rejected their release request. Both turned to the constitutional court on November 6, against the backdrop in which they were placed under arrest for two months and are engaged in an extradition procedure requested by the Romanian authorities. ...read more
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Costa Rica’s Constitutional Court Rules Nation’s Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

November 17, 2018 | Costa Rica News
In January, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights called for marriage equality in the region. As a signatory country, Costa Rica is bound by the ruling. ...read more
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Friday Reads: The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the…

November 17, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Bestselling author Dan Buettner reveals how to transform your health using smart nutrition, lifestyle, and fitness habits gleaned from longevity research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of the communities he's identified as "Blue Zones"-those places with the world's longest-lived, and thus healthiest, people, including locations such as Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma L
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‘Love will prevail’: Costa Rica’s same-sex couples can marry in 2020

November 16, 2018 | Costa Rica News
SAN JOSE: Same-sex couples in Costa Rica will have the right to get married by mid-2020, the nation's constitutional court has ruled, a first for socially conservative Central America. In a majority decision made public on Thursday, the court backed the opinion of the San Jose-based Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which said in January that countries in the region should legalize same-sex unions. ...read more
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Costa Rica lawmakers ordered to legalize same-sex marriage

November 15, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The Costa Rica Supreme Court has ordered lawmakers to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples within 18 months. The Costa Rica Supreme Court on Wednesday formally released its ruling that says lawmakers have 18 months to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. ...read more
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Presentation to focus on healthy living | Newberry Observer

November 13, 2018 | Costa Rica News
On November 13 at 6 p.m. in Community Hall, members of the community are invited to take part in a conversation with Tony Buettner, vice president of product and business development at Blue Zones, LLC. According to Dr. Michael Bernardo, geriatric medicine specialist, Blue Zones are places in the world where people live unusually long, healthy lives. There are only five places in the world that are Blue Zones, including Ikaria, Greece, Sardinia,
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The US and Costa Rica have a New Tax Information Sharing Agreement

November 12, 2018 | Costa Rica News
This new agreement which was signed by the President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Sols Rivera, and the Ambassador of the United States, Sharon Day, must be submitted to the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly for ratification. The purpose of the new agreement is to meet the standard of fiscal transparency set out by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development regarding the exchange of information for tax purposes. ...
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Wall Street sours on Costa Rica

November 12, 2018 | Costa Rica News
In a part of the world known for guerrillas, drug runners and fleeing emigrees, Costa Rica has long been the exception. It was an oasis of tranquility and stability -- the Switzerland of Central America, some took to calling it. ...read more
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Leading Luxury Villa Rental Company Exceptional Villas Expands to Costa Rica

November 5, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The world's leading luxury vacation rental company, Exceptional Villas has expanded its portfolio and is pleased to introduce Costa Rica as its newest destination. Costa Rica is one of the most incredible destinations in the world. ...read more
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