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What is Kombucha and who are the “wild” girls brewing it here in Costa Rica?

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What is kombucha and who are the “wild” girls brewing it here in Costa Rica? Originating in China over 2000 years ago, kombucha gained a reputation in the East as the “Tea of Immortality” after a Korean physician and physicist named Kambu treated the Japanese Emperor Inyko with the cha,...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - This week, the Costa Rica Health Ministry delivered its findings on a pending bill to legalize medical marijuana and hemp for medical and industrial use in Costa Rica. On June 2, 2015, the Ministry of Health released the technical criteria for Regulation and Control...

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The humble and tropical coconut: we couldn’t live without it. Utilized by the culinary industry for its rich cream and sweet flesh, its aromatic fragrance also means that it belongs to the beauty and cosmetics industry as well. It is such a versatile fruit but the perception of the coconut...

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Last week and over the weekend, rumors have been flying around Costa Rica Facebook pages that the government had approved the use of medical marijuana, but according to Costa Rica’s Social Security System this is not true, however they are moving the process forward. Last week on Thursday, the Caja...

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PriceSmart reported on its website a warning about possible contamination in a batch of Macaroni brand Kraft, which may have been acquired by Costa Rican consumers. It is The “Kraft Macaroni & Cheese” 7.25 ounces, with an expiration date “Best when used by SEP 18, 2015 to OCT 11,2015”...

A condition called ocular toxocariasis (colloquially, "eye worms") is transmitted by a worm-shaped parasite found in the feces of infected dogs and can enter the bodies of people when infected feces comes into contact with the mouth.

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A condition called ocular toxocariasis (colloquially, "eye worms") is transmitted by a worm-shaped parasite found in the feces of infected dogs and can enter the bodies of people when infected feces comes into contact with the mouth. This parasite remains in the stool. If children playing in a yard or...

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The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) may be ​​bringing in anesthesiologists from other countries to meet domestic demand, said the chief executive of the institution, Maria del Rocio Saenz, on Monday's Nuestra Voz program. Saenz explained that the possibility of bringing anesthesiologists from other countries is subject to the...

Here are 10 Costa Rican superfoods that you can find in any market and maybe right in your own backyard.

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We are currently living in an age where we are bombarded with information. It comes in all forms on a variety of subjects, none more so than our health and the kinds of food that we should and shouldn’t be eating. Extensively analyzing food labels and reading every healthy...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Visitors to the Transitarte 2015 festival in San José can choose from 167 artistic, cultural and recreational activities that will take place in several parks from March 13 to March 15. The festivities will be spread among the following parks: España, Morazán, Nacional, Jardín de...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Great events cast their shadows long before the show begins, and Envision 2015 is no exception. One-by-one a crowd of over 4,000 people will migrate to the Southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, where in 6 days one of the biggest festivals in Central...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - A total of 4,200 jobs will offered at the CINDE bilingual job fair which starts this Friday and runs through Sunday at the Antigua Aduana in San José. The event will feature 53 companies in the services industry, manufacturing and life sciences. Companies seeking to...

Four Fabulous Health Benefits from Living by the Ocean

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Time and time again, anything we need in life is typically given to us through Mother Nature. Our planet will hand us homeopathic remedies from natural resources before we even have time to think: Get me some antibiotics! The sea is one such...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The 2015 Construction and Housing Expo started today and features some 200 Costa Rica housing developments, with prices starting at ¢21 million ($39,126). Those looking to buy should know about the condition of building permits, visit the site before signing, review details such as...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - This morning marks the beginning of Lent for Catholics throughout the world. Thousands of Costa Ricans participated by attending Ash Wednesday mass. Lent stretches through March and ends on Easter Sunday, which falls on April 5 this year. One of the main churches where this...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Envision Festival in Uvita, Costa Rica is quickly gaining popularity worldwide, even topping Fest300's Most Transformational Festivals list for 2015. This year's fest is approaching quickly, starting on February 26 and rocking until March 1, although there will be plenty of Envision-related...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Looking for work? About 1,800 positions will be available next week between two job fairs in Costa Rica. The first one, which offers 1,400 openings, is on Tuesday, February 17 at the American University headquarters in Heredia from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The 2015 Art City Tour of Costa Rica starts this weekend, with a comprehensive program that includes works by local designers and tours of museums, galleries, cultural centers and heritage buildings in the capital. One of the exhibits that will be at the event...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - A group of 5 mothers who were appalled by the child beating situation that occurred on Monday in Los Chiles, decided to move from words to actions and are organizing a march against child abuse. Georgina Gurdián, one of the organizers, explained that they want...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Marina Pez Vela is hosting the single largest Super Bowl party on the Pacific coast.  Marina Pez Vela, located in the heart of the port town of Quepos, will be airing the Super Bowl match up between the New England Patriots and the Seattle...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Today is the day football fans around the globe have been waiting for: Super Bowl Sunday!  The annual National Football League (NFL) championship game is taking place in Pheonix, Arizona. The whole world will follow the match between the New England Patriots and the...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - There's nothing like a hot, delicious cup of coffee first thing in the morning; in fact, the typical coffee drinker enjoys about three per day. Costa Rica is world-renowned for these succulent caffeine beans, making it one of the top beverages in the...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The annual Atenas Chili Fiesta to benefit Hogar De Vida children's home will take place on Sunday, February 8th at the famous Sabana Larga Bullring and Event Center just 2 kilometers west of Atenas. The money that is raised from donations and the chili...

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