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  1. Costa Rica, Perfect Destination for Family FunRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | Examiner.com

    Pura Vida! More than just a greeting, this iconic Costa Rican phrase defines the attitude and way of life in Costa Rica . Literally translated, it means "Pure Life" and it is used as a greeting, a farewell, and a general expression to express that life is good and everything is fine.

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  2. SIG Combibloc to supply Costa Rica's biggest dairy companyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | Food Production Daily

    Dos Pinos, Central America and the Caribbean's largest dairy company, has become SIG Combibloc's first customer in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a nation of milk drinkers, with an average annual per-capita consumption of 200 liters, putting the country third in Central and South America, close behind Argentina and Uruguay.

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  3. More murders in Costa Rica in 2015 than ever in historyRead the original story

    Dec 13, 2015 | Nerve News

    San Jose, Dec 13 Costa Rica is seeing off 2015 as the most violent year in its history, with at least 528 homicides till date, one more than the previous record established in 2010, according to figures released by the country's OIJ law enforcement agency. OIJ data indicated that 527 homicides were recorded in 2010, but since then, the country has seen a decline to 474 in 2011, 407 in 2012, 411 in 2013 and 477 in 2014.

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  4. Costa Rican agritourism growing more popularRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2015 | The Janesville Gazette

    The Arenal Volcano, perhaps one of Costa Rica's most notable topographical features, is surrounded by a national park and is near rural tourism sites as well as spots for zip lining, whitewater rafting and soaking in the hot springs. Morning coffee in the bungalows at the Cayote Lodge is served on an outdoor deck overlooking the farmland where the beans are grown.

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  5. Slices of rural life on Costa Rica toursRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2015 | Philly.com

    Deep-sea diving, zip-lining, and surfing are well-known draws for tourists in Costa Rica, but another kind of soft-adventure option is gaining traction in this Central American country: rural tourism. Costa Rica is wedged between Nicaragua and Panama, with the Caribbean on one side and the Pacific on the other, so it's easy to see why water sports and beaches get top billing there.

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  6. Costa Rican agritourism growing more popularRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 | The Miami Herald

    Deep-sea diving, zip-lining and surfing are well-known draws for tourists in Costa Rica, but another kind of soft-adventure option is gaining traction in this Central American country: rural tourism. Costa Rica is wedged between Nicaragua and Panama, with the Caribbean on one side and the Pacific on the other, so it's easy to see why water sports and beaches get top billing here.

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  7. In pics: Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa RicaRead the original story

    Oct 1, 2015 | Xinhuanet

    Image taken on Sept. 25, 2015 shows tourists taking photographs in front of the waterfall of the Arenal Volcano National Park, in Alajuela province, 90km northwest San Jose, capital of Costa Rica.

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  8. Armed carjackers responded to online ads, stole at least five vehiclesRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2015 | Inside Costa Rica

    August 24th, 2015 Police made five arrests in a series of six coordinated raids last week in order to dismantle a group of armed carjackers that would respond to online for-sale ads to lure in their victims. According to authorities, the suspects would respond to ads for vehicles for sale online, posing as an interested buyer wanting to go for a test drive.

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  9. Costa Rica construction activity has fallen across the board in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2015 | Inside Costa Rica

    August 18th, 2015 Construction activity fell across the board in Costa Rica during the first half of this year compared to the first half of 2014, including residential, commercial and industrial building, according to a report published by the Costa Rican Chamber of Construction based on figures from the Association of Engineers and Architects . Overall construction activity fell by 6.8 percent and affected every province in the country with the exception of Puntarenas, where activity increased by 5.9 percent.

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    Aug 17, 2015 | Inside Costa Rica

    August 17th, 2015 A US Airways flight with 127 passengers on board reported electrical problems Friday afternoon before landing at Costa Rica's Juan Santamaria International Airport . A significant emergency response was triggered, with firefighters and emergency and relief personnel from San Jose, Pavas, Heredia and Alajuela all responding to the scene.

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  11. Drug-smuggling pigeon apprehended outside Costa Rica prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2015 | UPI

    A pigeon carrying marijuana and cocaine was apprehended outside a prison in Costa Rica, to the delight of Internet users. The drug-smuggling "NarcoPigeon," as named by authorities, was apprehended Tuesday near the La Reforma prison, Costa Rica's largest, in San Rafael de Alajuela by the country's Penitentiary Police.

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  12. "Marijuana is a plant of God," says Costa Rica's Lutheran ChurchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | Inside Costa Rica

    June 8th, 2015 Gilberto Quesada, president of Costa Rica's Lutheran Church described marijuana as a "plant of God" in a recent interview with the daily tabloid, Diario Extra . Quesada, expressing his approval for the medicinal use of the plant, said that "[marijuana] should not be demonized, the plant itself is harmless and can have a proper use."

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  13. AyA to borrow $130 million to fix leaking water systemRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2015 | Inside Costa Rica

    June 8th, 2015 The Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers is in the final stages of securing $130 million in financing in order to repair leaks in its distribution network. More than 600 kilometers of aqueducts would be completely replaced, while nearly 5,000 kilometers will be inspected and repaired.

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