UN court lays down Costa Rica, Nicaragua maritime borders

February 2, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Costa Rica's agent Edgar Ugalde Alvarez, left, and Nicaragua's agent Mr. Carlos Jose Arguello Gomez, right, arrive for the reading of the verdict of the International Court of Justice, or World Court, in The Hague, Netherlands,... . Exterior view of the International Court of Justice, or World Court, in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. ...read more
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Gay marriage roils ‘laid-back’ Costa Rica’s presidential election

February 1, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A debate over gay marriage has upturned Costa Rica's presidential race, giving ammunition to conservative frontrunners ahead of Sunday's vote and challenging the Central American country's image as a progressive bastion. Costa Rica presidential candidates Antonio Alvarez Desanti, Rodolfo Piza, Carlos Alvarado, Fabricio Alvarado, and Juan Diego Castro, are seen before the debate for the Costa Rica 2018 presidential election in San Jose, Costa Rica
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Woman had a five-stone tumour removed from her ovaries

February 1, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A woman has had a giant tumour weighing more than five stone removed from her ovaries in a life-saving operation. Sonia Lopez, 57, from Costa Rica, put off the procedure for eight years due to 'personal reasons' but was eventually forced to go under the knife when the growth took up 80 per cent of her abdomen and was crushing her intestines, liver and diaphragm. ...read more
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Gay-Marriage Clash Throws Costa Rica Presidential Race Wide Open

January 31, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Costa Rica's debt and deficit have risen to the highest on record, and its credit rating has been cut repeatedly in recent years. But, forget all that: It is the prospect of legalizing gay marriage that dominated the debate and threatens to turn the Feb. 4 presidential election on its head. ...read more
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Miami Police Officer Arrested Over Alleged Ponzi Scheme

January 30, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Dermis Hernandez, 41, of Homestead, is accused of falsely representing to investors that he was able to offer a low-risk investment with guaranteed returns through high-interest loans his company made to Costa Rican property owners. Authorities arrested Hernandez on Monday at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport before he boarded a flight to Costa Rica. ...read more
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TEDx lets St. Lawrence community share expertise

January 27, 2018 | Costa Rica News
St. Lawrence University is hosting its second annual TEDx conference on Feb. 3, the local versions of the popular national Technology, Entertainment, Design conferences. While TEDxStLawrenceU is only in its second year, it will be the third conference that senior Marco Li Calzi will have helped organize. ...read more
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Decoded: Secrets to a long, happy life

January 26, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Davos, Jan 25 : Changing your surroundings, rather than behaviour might be the secret to a long and happy life, an expert said at the World Economic Forum here on Thursday. Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow and New York Times best-selling author, suggested that instead of the opulent megacities, middle sized cities tend to be much happier and big enough to allow people to find a good job, a mate as well as a social life. ...read more
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New Wolbachia strain more effective at blocking dengue and Zika transmission: Study

January 26, 2018 | Costa Rica News
An Aedes aegypti mosquito is pictured on a leaf in San Jose, Costa Rica on Feb 1, 2016. GLASGOW: Scientists have found that a novel strain of the Wolbachia bacteria can block mosquito transmission of dengue and the Zika virus better than previously tested strains. ...read more
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Evangelical tied with major party candidate in Costa Rica race – poll

January 25, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A conservative Christian evangelical from a tiny party and the candidate of one of Costa Rica's main political groups are leading the field ahead of the first round of the country's presidential election next month, a poll showed on Thursday. Fabricio Alvarado, presidential candidate from the National Restoration party, speaks to the media in San Jose, Costa Rica, January 23, 2018. ...read more
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Evangelical tied with major party candidate in Costa Rica race: poll

January 25, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A conservative Christian evangelical from a tiny party and the candidate of one of Costa Rica's main political groups are leading the field ahead of the first round of the country's presidential election next month, a poll showed on Thursday. Journalist Fabricio Alvarado, the only lawmaker from the evangelical National Restoration party, was effectively tied with Antonio Alvarez, from the conservative National Liberation Party , according to the
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