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    The Great Cannabis Debate: What’s Up with Medical Marijuana in Costa Rica?

    From The Costa Rica News (TCRN) we have been following up on everything that happens regarding “Cannabis” worldwide, this time with good news for the United States

    Costa Rica Craft Beer Guide: What to Order

    No. 2 in our Craft Beer Guide series is all about the brewers. So step up your beer game and educate yourself in Costa...

    Why We Picked Up and Left the United States—and the American Dream—Behind

    In my early twenties, I built a very nice pit for myself. You might be able to relate. It...

    Top 7 Tattoo Parlors in the Central Valley

    July 17th Was National Tattoo Day in the United States, but Who Says We Can’t Celebrate in Costa Rica? We've rounded up some of the...

    An Interview With Dr. Jane Goodall: Personal Tales of Costa Rica

    Dr. Jane Goodall, the world-renowned scientist, is coming to Costa Rica this month to spread her message of empowering individuals to protect and improve...

    Bomb Threat at US Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica

    Nearly one-hundred people stand just across the street, patient and undiscerning while waiting for the light to turn green. Confusion hit outside the U.S. Embassy...

    Costa Rica Real Estate: Smart Buys on the Central Pacific

    The Central Pacific region of Costa Rica has seen the biggest real estate boom in Central American history. Since then other regions of Costa Rica,...

    Fitch Ratings Gives Banco Internacional de Costa Rica BB+

    Fitch Ratings is one of the three nationally recognized statistical rating organizations designated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In a recent report,...

    Generation X Following Baby Boomers to Costa Rica

    The Gen Xers’ expatriation movement is already well underway. Though the oldest Generation Xer is now 50 to 54 (depending on the date cutoffs given),...

    Costa Rica Travel and Tourism Gets High Scores

    Scores show Costa Rica is safe, good for business and investment Costa Rica also has one of the best travel service industries in the region,...

    Jaguar Tops Endangered Species Lists Throughout the Americas

    The jaguar remains at the top of multiple endangered species lists

    Costa Rica Economy in Readjustment Phase

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Costa Rica economy has slowed in a readjustment phase due to a continuing global economic slowdown. First quarter...
    costa rica electricity

    Costa Rica Electricity Rate Increase Comes as a Shock

    Back in March, the state utilities regulator announced that Costa Rica had met its yearly energy demand almost exclusively with renewable resources and, therefore,...

    UPDATE: Costa Rica Turrialba Volcano May 5th, 2015

    Turrialba Volcano erupted Monday, May 4, 2015at 3:25 p.m. sending ash almost 3 km into the sky over San Jose, prompting the National Emergency...

    Costa Rica Currency is the Western Hemisphere’s Best Performer this Year

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - According to a report on Bloomberg Business, Costa Rica’s currency (the Colón) is the Western Hemisphere’s best performer...

    Rugby in Costa Rica: More than Bodily Strength

    Yes. There is rugby in Costa Rica. But...is it here to stay? In last five years, at least seven new Rugby teams have sprung up...

    The Real Reason Behind Costa Rica’s High Product Prices

    President Luis Guillermo Solis is a strong devotee of economic nationalism. One of his precepts of public policy is the "food sovereignty." This ideology...

    Don’t be Coconut Shy!

    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...

    Semana Santa in Costa Rica – Celebrating Holy Week

    There are approximately 3.2 million Roman Catholics in Costa Rica; which is about 76% of the total population. So for Costa Ricans, religious celebrations...

    Costa Rica Is Running 100% on Renewable Electricity

    Costa Rica continues its quest to become the most sustainable and renewable energy country on the planet and has now powered the entire country...
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    Costa Rica Weather: Warning of a “Double El Niño” for 2015

    Climatologists are warning of a rare “double El Niño” event for this year. Several months ago it was just speculation. However, this month more...

    Medical Marijuana Still Under Debate in Costa Rica

    Last week and over the weekend, rumors have been flying around Costa Rica Facebook pages that the government had approved the use of medical...

    Honey Import Doubled Due to Environmental Changes

    The few rains and strong winds have affected the Honey production in Costa Rica; this situation endangers to the apiaries (bee keepers) owners and...

    Seismic Spirits in the Land Of Pura Vida: a volcano story

    Costa Rica has long been known as a place where feeling a connection to the Earth and nature is an essential part of daily...

    Costa Rican Environmentalists Achieve Goal: No More Hammerhead Shark Fin Exports

    After much controversy and complaints by environmentalists, the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) announced today that they will no longer issue permits for...

    Costa Rica’s Green Vehicle Swap-Out Initiative Already Gaining Momentum After First Week

    The Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) officially began their Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Program (PAVE) last week, which already has 15 people who have...

    Chile’s Villarrica Erupts, Over 3,000 to be Evacuated

    The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile and one of the busiest in the country, erupted this morning, creating spectacular lava shows and requiring evacuation...
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