How Brazil Pulled Apart Costa Rica’s Defense to Score in Injury-Time

June 22, 2018 | Costa Rica News
In the final minutes of the match, Philippe Coutinho burst into the box to slam the ball into the goal, putting Brazil in position to advance. ...read more
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Brazil Gets Its First Win, a Triumph of Grit More Than Style

June 22, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Phillippe Coutinho and Neymar both scored in stoppage time to keep Brazil's World Cup run on level footing. With the loss, Costa Rica is eliminated. ...read more
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Manitoba premier fails to have Costa Rica vacation home reassessed

June 20, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A civic official in Santa Cruz, Costa Rica - the municipality where Brian Pallister's vacation home is located - told CBC News that the premier's vacation property has not submitted the required property declaration form at the municipal level since it was built in 2008. Manitoba's premier has failed to reassess the value of his tropical vacation home for the past decade, contravening Costa Rican property tax rules and adding more questions as to
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News Analysis: LatAm elections in show political wrangling between right-wings, left-wings

June 18, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Ivan Duque reacts upon his arrival at the campaign headquarters, in Bogota, Colombia, on June 17, 2018. Ivan Duque, of the right-wing Democratic Center party, won the second round of the Colombian presidential election on Sunday, claiming 53.97 percent of the vote, with 99.76 percent of the votes counted, according to National Electoral Council . ...read more
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Contractor stole millions from US, prosecutor says, but the maximum fine is $250,000

June 17, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A Costa Rica businessman was entrusted to oversee the transfer of millions of dollars of U.S. government funds , but stole the money for his personal use, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. Mauricio Andulo Hidalgo was the president of SafetyPay-Central America and was a contractor for the U.S Department of State , according to U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lydon. ...read more
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Contractor stole millions from US, prosecutor says, but the maximum fine is $250,000

June 17, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A Costa Rica businessman was entrusted to oversee the transfer of millions of dollars of U.S. government funds , but stole the money for his personal use, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. Mauricio Andulo Hidalgo was the president of SafetyPay-Central America and was a contractor for the U.S Department of State , according to U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lydon. ...read more
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Costa Rica vs. Serbia 2018 World Cup

June 17, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The jostling for position behind Brazil in Group E begins Sunday, when the darlings of the 2014 World Cup take on an intriguing Serbian side. Costa Rica returns most of the group that toppled England, Italy and Uruguay in a surprising run four years ago that ended with a loss to the Netherlands on penalty kicks, but Los Ticos will be playing under pressure this time around. ...read more
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How Soccer’s Minnows Got to the World Cup

June 16, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Iceland, Costa Rica and Panama face long odds in Russia, but in the past decade, they all figured out how to turn a weakness into a strength — and it got them all to the tournament. ...read more
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Costa Rican Research Institute Develops Snakebite Antidotes

June 15, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The Central American nation of Costa Rica is among the tropical countries in the world with a very high concentration of snakes. Twenty of the country's more than 130 species are among the most poisonous. ...read more
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Report: Sweepstakes and lottery fraud often comes from Jamaica, targets older people

June 15, 2018 | Costa Rica News
In October 2017, a Groton resident reported to the Better Business Bureau a scam of being told he or she was the lucky winner of $150,000, and had to send a $1,000 delivery fee and then $850 for a certificate fee to get the winnings. The victim never saw the promised money and lost the money that was sent. ...read more
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