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Reminiscences, amusing or surprising pieces from various authors in Cost Rica and about Latin America.

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Two Injured In Mora As The Wooden Bridge Collapsed Under Loaded Dump Truck

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The Mendiola & Compañía, a subsidiary and 100% owned by Philip Morris International (PMI), absorbed the Tabacalera Costarricense S.A. and in addition, it will...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

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American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

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The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

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As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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Costa Rica 1 – 0 United States

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Rain Spoiled The Night Of The Festival de la Luz

QCOSTARICA - As rarely happened in the history of the Festival de la Luz, last night rain fell on the 19th edition of the...

Know Anyone Under 40 And Successful?

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Otto Guevara – Sólo le pido un minuto

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