Allie Brennan gains new perspective, American appreciation during Costa Rica trip

August 27, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Junior middle-level education major, Allie Brennan stands in front of volcano in Costa Rica during her study abroad trip. While many college students spend their summer cycling through the same routine, junior middle-level education major Allie Brennan's summer altered her life. ...read more
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Costa Rica champions environmental democracy as foreign policy

August 27, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The Costa Rican government promotes its foreign policy of environmental democracy as a main pillar of regional cooperation under the framework of the Organization of American States, according to its embassy in Seoul. On Wednesday, Costa Rican Vice Foreign Minister Lorena Aguilar Revelo participated in the OAS extraordinary session in Washington -- the multilateral institution's headquarters -- where participants discussed ties between human righ
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CBP finds cocaine hidden in pineapple shipment

August 26, 2018 | Costa Rica News
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Wilmington discovered nearly 100 pounds of cocaine hidden in a shipment of pineapples. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Wilmington last week found and seized nearly 100 pounds of cocaine hidden in a shipment of Costa Rican pineapples . ...read more
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200 Nicaraguans Claim Asylum Daily In Costa Rica, Fleeing Violent Unrest

August 26, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A refugee crisis is growing in Central America as tens of thousands of Nicaraguans pour into neighboring Costa Rica seeking safety from the political crisis at home. For more than four months, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has responded forcefully to nationwide protests, which initially began in opposition to a hike in social security taxes and quickly erupted into a call for his resignation. ...read more
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Adventure on the ocean

August 26, 2018 | Costa Rica News
All of the blue marlin caught on the trip were carefully released boat-side by the anglers and deck mates, the standard practice on board Pacific Fly. On the second and third days of their recent Costa Rica fishing adventure, Pat Brobst, left, and Josh Fisher worked the waters closer to shore and landed yellowfin tuna, giant snapper, amberjack, and dorado, also called mahi mahi. ...read more
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New Civil Procedure Code will come into force on October 9, 2018

August 23, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The new Civil Procedure Code presents multiple changes that may affect some civil, commercial or collection procedures that are currently on the docket in Costa Rica. The Costa Rican Courts are currently adjusting to the new changes that the new code implies, and therefore, there will likely be delays in the processing of the judicial files done by the courts in the following months. ...read more
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Chile’s Pinera Promises to Spur Investment with Tax Reform

August 21, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Chile's President Sebastian Pinera attends a news conference at the Presidential house in San Jose, Costa Rica, July 9, 2018. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Tuesday that his overhaul of the country's tax structure would "modernize" Chile's revenue system and stimulate investment by local and foreign companies. ...read more
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Film focuses on refugees

August 20, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The new Australian film The Merger is an AFL comedy about a footy-club merger in a small country town. The club's in trouble and in order to save it the players have to accept a bunch of new recruits - who happen to be refugees. ...read more
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Protests in Costa Rica Turn Violent over Influx of Nicaraguan Immigrants

August 20, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado has rejected demonstrations and violence aimed at an influx of Nicaraguans, who have fled to Costa Rica to escape the political crisis in their country. In a speech Sunday, Alvarado said the majority of Nicaraguans seeking refuge in Costa Rica are "good people who are looking for job opportunities and different forms to contribute with the society." ...read more
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Viva Vancouver! festival thrives at new location

August 20, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Mario Forzan shuffled around under the shade of a red canopy, periodically checking on chicken and pork tamales cooking in a pot as attendants of the second A Viva Vancouver! Latin Festival trickled into the event Sunday afternoon at Esther Short Park. Forzan, who operates Vancouver-based Mario's Salsas, was hoping for a large crowd to buy food and try out his brand-name sauces. ...read more
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