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    Marijuana, sort of legal in Costa Rica

    Juan is an average man living his mid 20's, he's got no stable job and likes smoking pot. On the other hand, there's José,...
    In this photo taken Oct. 16, 2009, a man cuts down a tree in the Monarch butterfly reserve near Ocampo, Mexico. After decades of trying to stop logging in Mexico's Monarch butterfly reserve, biologists and park workers are having to cut down thousands of fir trees themselves, to combat an unprecedented infestation of bark beetles they say may have been unleashed by climate change. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    Illegal Deforestation in Mexico to Plant Avocado Trees

    Due to the avocado's growing popularity in The United States and around the world as a healthy superfood, Mexican farmers have found that it's...

    Three Pitbulls and 33 Roosters Were Rescued From Illegal Fighting Rings in Guadalupe

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The National Animal Health Service of Costa Rica (SENASA) announced that they were able to rescue 33 roosters and three...

    International Financial Organization Evaluates Costa Rica Money Laundering Vulnerabilities

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Representatives from the Financial Action Task of Latin America (GAFILAT) are in Costa Rica until January 30 to discuss...

    Coast Guard Busts Fishermen Attempting to Use Live Bait in Golfo Dulce; One Surprised...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Costa Rica National Coast Guard stopped a fishing boat carrying several types of live bait, which is...

    Ticos Living Illegally in the US May Have a Second Chance for Residency Thanks...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Undocumented Costa Ricans living in the United States should seek advice with a consulates regarding their illegal status after...

    Costa Rican Authorities Believe Drug Traffickers are Using a Fake Red Cross Helicopter for...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rican authorities are investigating citizen reports about a helicopter that has been seen flying over the country,...

    Costa Rica’s Caribbean Ports are About to Get a Serious Facelift

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The government of Costa Rica announced its support for the second major port project in the province of...

    Keylor Navas Fighting Government Employee Spying with 'Embezzlement of Use' Lawsuit

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rican goalkeeper, Keylor Navas, has lodged a criminal complaint against the 24 officials who committed the alleged act of...

    Keylor Navas Maintains Silence About Illegal Government Spying

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – In the midst of one of the most important games of his career, Costa Rican goalkeeper, Keylor Navas,...

    Illegal Alien in Costa Rica Suspected to Have Ebola

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – After performing medical tests at the Calderón Guardia hospital the Health Ministry has ruled out that the African...

    Nine Endangered Species Rescued from Home in Paso Canoas

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Nine wild animals were under illegal possession in a house in the Paso Canoas reported the National System...

    Fishermen Using Live Bait Were Arrested in Golfo Dulce

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Yesterday the National Guard arrested three fishermen in the Golfo Dulce, who were fishing with live bait which...

    Bookworms Unite for Costa Rica’s 15th International Book Fair

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – This Thursday officially starts the fifteenth edition of the International Book Fair 2014 in Costa Rica which will...

    Teacup French Poodles Rescued From Illegal Costa Rica Puppy Mill

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - This week, 18 teacup French Poodles were rescued from an illegal puppy mill in the province of Cartago. Humane...

    What is the Cannabis Legislation in Costa Rica?

    Since it is becoming  clear that cannabis can help in treating illnesses such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and Alzheimer’s, together...

    500 Abused Children Rescued in Mexico

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Last week, the Army and the Federal Police of Mexico rescued more than 500 children who were in...

    Thousands of Illegal Cigarettes Seized Near Paso Canoas

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Over the weekend, Costa Rican police officers seized a large quantity of cardboard boxes containing hundreds of packs of...

    Costa Rica Psychological Service Rate Reduced to $15

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Professional Association of Psychologists of Costa Rica (CPPCR) has lowered the minimum fees for payment of psychological services after...

    Many of Costa Rica's Animal Shelters Are 'Off the Books'

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The majority of people who decide to convert their farms and land into shelters for street animals do not...

    Weekend Raid Takes Down Illegal Cock Fighting Operation in Naranjo

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – A raid on illegal cockfighting took place in Naranjo, where apparently 32 roosters were ready to fight. The property...

    Puerto Ricans Protest Deforestation Caused by New Walgreens Build

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Puerto Rican society has been at war against deforestation initiated to build a Walgreens in the south of...

    Activist Paul Watson Reaches Out to President Solis for a Pardon

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - After being included again on Interpol’s red list of Interpol, the Canadian conservationist Paul Watson asked the president, Luis...

    Costa Rican Police Confiscate Illegal Beer from Trucker

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Police officers in Perez Zeledon, seized 6,744 units of Corona beer in the canton. According to the police report, at...

    Biden Expresses Hope for Cuban Government Reforms

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden confirmed in an interview with the Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, published this week,...

    GNC Struggles With Costa Rican Government Over Supplement Regulation

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – GNC, chain stores selling nutritional supplements, may have to close facilities because they argue that the Ministry of...

    Sea Turtle Nests Saved Nightly from Poachers in the Caribbean

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – About 200 turtle eggs are rescued every night by the National Guard (SNG) on different beaches in the...

    Marijuana Legalization: Many Countries are Observing the Uruguayan Experiment

    In Uruguay, the law that legalizes marijuana has just come into force: President Mujica has defended his plan for legalization by saying that it...

    Hydroelectric Plant on Cocos Island on Schedule for Completion by 2015

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The construction of the hydroelectric plant on the Cocos Island National Park is completed by 30% and expected...
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