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

    Monday Aug 24 | 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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  2. Costa Rica construction activity has fallen across the board in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | 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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    Monday Aug 17 | 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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  4. Drug-smuggling pigeon apprehended outside Costa Rica prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | 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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  5. "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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  6. 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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  7. Nine days in paradiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | New Richland Star

    NRHEG student Samantha Pettey in front of one of many waterfalls to be found in Costa Rica. Memories of a lifetime were made for NRHEG students who traveled to Costa Rica.

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  8. Concert held in Costa Rica to commemorate national hero Juan SantamariaRead the original story

    Apr 10, 2015 | Xinhuanet

    Members of the National Symphonic Orchestra perform during a concert in the college "Instituto de Alajuela", in Alajuela City, 25 kilometers northeast of San Jose, capital of Costa Rica, on April 10, 2015. The National Symphonic Orchestra offered a concert as part of the celebrations in commemoration of national hero Juan Santamaria.

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  9. Morning earthquake produced more than 70 aftershocksRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | Inside Costa Rica

    March 31st, 2015 An early morning earthquake that struck two kilometers north of Vara Blanca, Heredia, produced more than 70 aftershocks, according to the National Seismological and Volcanological Observatory . The initial quake, measuring 4.6-magnitude on the Richter scale, struck at 3:09 a.m. Aftershocks continued until 5:17 a.m., according to OVSICORI. 1 comment

  10. Amongst the Rojinegros: a D.C. United Fan Goes to Costa RicaRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2015 | Black And Red United

    The CONCACAF Champions League game between D.C. United and Alajuelense started not in the city of the game for us at 7pm last Thursday, but at a hotel more than 50 miles southwest of the area in a town named Jaco. For the most part, Jaco is a beach town with a resort or two up one of the many mountains in Costa Rica .

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  11. Man found hanged on Avianca flight from Colombia to Costa RicaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Inside Colombia

    The body of a Romanian man has been found hanged inside an Avianca airplane's bathroom just before landing in Costa Rica after flying from Colombia's capital Bogota, media from both countries reported on Wednesday. The man, identified as the 53-year-old Comana Costel, was found dead by his travel partner, a 35-woman from Romania, and Avianca personnel only minutes before landing at the Juan Santamaria airport in Alajuela, a town close to the capital San Jose.

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  12. Costa Rican Tourism Board Highlights Regional Art With New ProgramRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2015 | Hotel Interactive

    The Costa Rica Tourism Board is actively highlighting the nation's artistic and cultural wealth through an innovative program, Productos Artesenales con Identidad . The initiative supports local artisans by providing the tools they need to improve the quality of their work, build a business and sustain a living within their communities.

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  13. Costa Rica toucan getting 3D-printed prosthetic beakRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | TheCelebrityCafe

    A Costa Rican toucan named Grecia that was injured last month by a group of vandals will get a second chance at life. Thanks to technology and donations from citizens, Grecia is getting a 3D-printed prosthetic beak.

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