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Hurricane Otto bears down on Costa Rica

A late-season storm in the Caribbean has been upgraded to a hurricane as authorities in Panama reported at least four people had been killed and several were…

A late-season storm in the Caribbean has been upgraded to a hurricane as authorities in Panama reported at least four people had been killed and several were…

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Watch: Time-lapse video of Turrialba volcano eruption

During an eruption that lasted hours, Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano blanketed vast areas in ash, threatening the health of elderly citizens and suspending flights at San Jose’s international…

During an eruption that lasted hours, Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano blanketed vast areas in ash, threatening the health of elderly citizens and suspending flights at San Jose’s international…

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Cuban migrants still stranded in Costa Rica

Four thousand Cuban migrants did their best to celebrate Christmas despite being stranded in Costa Rica for months. On Christmas Eve, they cooked

Four thousand Cuban migrants did their best to celebrate Christmas despite being stranded in Costa Rica for months. On Christmas Eve, they cooked

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Sea Shepherd activists convicted of disrupting whale hunt

A Faroe Islands court has convicted five members of the Sea Shepherd conservation group of disrupting a regional whale hunt. They were arrested in

A Faroe Islands court has convicted five members of the Sea Shepherd conservation group of disrupting a regional whale hunt. They were arrested in

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Costa Rica pilgrims walk on their knees to shrine

Crowds of devout Catholics in Costa Rica have been making the annual pilgrimage to pay homage to the Virgin of Los Angeles in Cartago near the

Crowds of devout Catholics in Costa Rica have been making the annual pilgrimage to pay homage to the Virgin of Los Angeles in Cartago near the

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Heavy rains cause widespread flooding in Costa Rica

Severe flooding due to heavy rain has caused widespread damage to roads and homes in Costa Rica. Landslides have collapsed bridges interrupted

Severe flooding due to heavy rain has caused widespread damage to roads and homes in Costa Rica. Landslides have collapsed bridges interrupted

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Costa Rica: Volcanic eruption grounds flights

Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano has been spewing ash into the sky after its most powerful eruption in almost two decades. Residents living in the

Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano has been spewing ash into the sky after its most powerful eruption in almost two decades. Residents living in the

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Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano eruption

Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano staged its most powerful eruption in more than a century overnight, belching a plume of gas and ash that was reported

Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano staged its most powerful eruption in more than a century overnight, belching a plume of gas and ash that was reported

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Navas presented at real Madrid

Costa Rica’s World Cup hero Keylor Navas was officially presented at Real Madrid on Tuesday. The 27-year has signed a six-year contract with the

Costa Rica’s World Cup hero Keylor Navas was officially presented at Real Madrid on Tuesday. The 27-year has signed a six-year contract with the

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Costa Rica keeper Navas signs with Real Madrid

Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of Costa Rica’s World Cup hero Keylor Navas. The 27-year-old goalkeeper has joined the European champions

Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of Costa Rica’s World Cup hero Keylor Navas. The 27-year-old goalkeeper has joined the European champions

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Pinto quits as Costa Rica manager

After guiding his side to a stunning World Cup quarter-final finish this summer Jorge Luis Pinto has quit as coach of Costa Rica citing differences

After guiding his side to a stunning World Cup quarter-final finish this summer Jorge Luis Pinto has quit as coach of Costa Rica citing differences

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Argentina and Netherlands book semi-final showdown

Two times champions Argentina qualified for the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since Italy 1990 after beating Belgium one nil in

Two times champions Argentina qualified for the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since Italy 1990 after beating Belgium one nil in

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World Cup: the Netherlands beat Costa Rica on penalties

Dutch football supporters celebrated on Saturday night after a tense World Cup quarter final match against Costa Rica. Neither side managed to

Dutch football supporters celebrated on Saturday night after a tense World Cup quarter final match against Costa Rica. Neither side managed to

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Greek fans proud of their team

Greek fans gathered across the country to watch their team face Costa Rica in a World Cup second round match that proved to be a real

Greek fans gathered across the country to watch their team face Costa Rica in a World Cup second round match that proved to be a real

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Spanish police find cocaine among shipment of pineapples

Spanish police have seized cocaine worth an estimated 150 million euros hidden among pineapples on a ship from Costa Rica. The drug was stuffed

Spanish police have seized cocaine worth an estimated 150 million euros hidden among pineapples on a ship from Costa Rica. The drug was stuffed

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Bridging the technological divide

A recent UN report concludes that the global digital divide is significant, even though it is slowly closing. As Information and communications

A recent UN report concludes that the global digital divide is significant, even though it is slowly closing. As Information and communications

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Turtle Conservation Project in Costa Rica

Thousands of Lora turtles arrived at their breeding ground in western Costa Rica on Sunday. Scores of local residents moved in to harvest their newly

Thousands of Lora turtles arrived at their breeding ground in western Costa Rica on Sunday. Scores of local residents moved in to harvest their newly

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Regional tsunami warnings after Costa Rica quake

Tsunami warnings have been issued – and then cancelled – following a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Costa Rica. The powerful tremor hit the Central

Tsunami warnings have been issued – and then cancelled – following a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Costa Rica. The powerful tremor hit the Central

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Sea Shepherd conservationist skips bail

Canadian marine activist Paul Watson has skipped bail in Germany and his whereabouts are unknown. The founder of the Sea Shepherd conservation group

Canadian marine activist Paul Watson has skipped bail in Germany and his whereabouts are unknown. The founder of the Sea Shepherd conservation group

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Frolicking with a crocodile

Chito, a 52 years old Costa Rica fisherman plays with Pocho, a 17ft crocodile, exactly as if it was a dog. They have been together since Chito

Chito, a 52 years old Costa Rica fisherman plays with Pocho, a 17ft crocodile, exactly as if it was a dog. They have been together since Chito

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First elected woman president for Costa Rica

Costa Rica has its first ever elected woman president after a weekend election. Pro-business Laura Chinchilla, the former vice president, is

Costa Rica has its first ever elected woman president after a weekend election. Pro-business Laura Chinchilla, the former vice president, is

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Chinchilla favourite to win Costa Rican presidency

The people of Costa Rica are going to the polls today to elect a new president. Laura Chinchilla is favourite to win the contest and become the

The people of Costa Rica are going to the polls today to elect a new president. Laura Chinchilla is favourite to win the contest and become the

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Ill Presidente - Costa Rica's leader has swine flu

The President of Costa Rica Oscar Arias has swine flu, making him the first head of state known to have contracted the A-H1N1 virus. A government

The President of Costa Rica Oscar Arias has swine flu, making him the first head of state known to have contracted the A-H1N1 virus. A government