Blow to Kinahan cartel as a 10m of cocaine is seized

August 19, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The Kinahan cartel has been dealt a significant blow after a 10m cocaine shipment being imported by the international crime gang was seized in Costa Rica. The Kinahan cartel has been dealt a significant blow after a 10m cocaine shipment being imported by the international crime gang was seized in Costa Rica. ...read more
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UN chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

August 17, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N. civilian presence or expanded U.N. assistance, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote in a report on Friday. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, speaks to the media after a meeting with Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado at the Presidential house in San Jose, Costa Rica July 16, 2018. ...read
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6.0 earthquake shakes southern Costa Rica near Panama

August 17, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A strong earthquake shook southern Costa Rica near the border with Panama on Friday evening, toppling items from store shelves and knocking out power in places, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake had a magnitude of 6.0 and struck at 5:22 p.m. local time at a depth of about 12 miles . ...read more
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Quake rattles southern Costa Rica, Panama; no damage reported

August 17, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A magnitude 6.0 quake struck southern Costa Rica on Friday, close to the border with Panama, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damages in the two Central American countries. The quake's epicenter was 19 km north of the town of Golfito, the country's southernmost port and a surfing destination. ...read more
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Theya re fleeing Nicaragua with almost nothing. Miami is stepping up to help.

August 16, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Protesters march on the street below during an anti-government protest in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. The current unrest began in April, when President Daniel Ortega imposed cuts to the social security system and small protests by senior citizens were violently broken up. ...read more
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Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Wednesday, August 15

August 15, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Untitled . This week is your last chance to see this art installation at the UA Museum of Art, and the perfect chance to go to the closing reception. ...read more
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Costa Rica’s New Minister of Tourism Maria Amalia Revelo Reveals…

August 13, 2018 | Costa Rica News
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica: Maria Amalia Revelo, Costa Rica's new minister of tourism, has revealed her plans to increase tourism to the Central American nation over the next four years. With over 40 years of experience in the airline, tourism and hospitality industry, Revelo has an ambitious agenda to continue placing Costa Rica at the forefront as the most visited destination in Central America. ...read more
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Lifestyle migrants bring good intentions — but major change — to Costa Rica

August 12, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A group of Americans and Europeans has relocated to a Costa Rican community in recent decades, and despite the government cheering the economic jolt, their isolation from locals there more highlights the privilege of these migrants who drastically transform coastal villages, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher. "Americans and Europeans are not thought of as migrants, more like expatriates or tourists," said Erin Adamson, a d
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Costa Rica Rules Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

August 10, 2018 | Costa Rica News
"We continue to deploy actions that guarantee no person will face discrimination for their sexual orientation or gender identity, and that the state's protection be given to all families under equal conditions," Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado wrote on Twitter, adding "Our commitment to full equality remains intact." Alvarado was first elected in April when he ran against an anti-marraige equality candidate and won. ...read more
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The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents a site-specific commission by Federico Herrero

August 10, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents a site-specific commission by Costa Rican artist Federico Herrero for the museum's two-story atrium. With Herrero's characteristic color blocks, Alphabet splashes bright colors onto the MCA entrance to create a large-scale, abstract landscape reminiscent of the tropical landscape in Central America. ...read more
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