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Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis. ©Reuters/Shannon Stapleton
Costa Rica leader wants name off bridges, buildings

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis doesn't want his name on plaques at public works or his portrait hung in public offices.

Costa Rica leader wants name off bridges, buildings
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Costa Rica to allow gay couples to share health benefits

Costa Rica's social security administration has agreed to allow same-sex couples to share health and pension benefits, even though the conservative Central American country bans gay marriage.

Costa Rica to allow gay couples to share health benefits
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Intel lays off of 1,500 employees in Costa Rica

US microchip giant Intel announced Tuesday it was reducing its assembly and testing operations in Costa Rica and will lay off 1,500 employees.

Intel lays off of 1,500 employees in Costa Rica
Solis elected as Costa Rica's new president: official
Solis elected as Costa Rica's new president: official

Political centrist Luis Guillermo Solis was elected president of Costa Rica in a runoff vote Sunday, becoming the first third-party candidate to win in decades.

Solis elected as Costa Rica's new president: official
Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega. ©Reuters/Oswaldo Rivas
Costa Rica to sue Nicaragua over territorial sea rights

Costa Rica said Tuesday it will take Nicaragua to the International Court of Justice over what San Jose alleges is Managua's seeking to have oil exploration work done in Costa Rican waters.

Costa Rica to sue Nicaragua over territorial sea rights
©Reuters/Brian Snyder
One dose of HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer

A single dose -- rather than the recommended three -- of a vaccine against the sexually transmitted disease HPV may be enough to ward off cervical cancer.

One dose of HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer
Costa Rica's President Laura Chinchilla. ©REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate
Costa Rica president caught in scandal over travel

Costa Rica's President Laura Chinchilla was embroiled in scandal Thursday amid revelations that she used a private jet made available by a Colombian suspected of links to drug trafficking.

Costa Rica president caught in scandal over travel
Obama to talk trade, drugs at Central America summit
Obama to talk trade, drugs at Central America summit

US President Barack Obama heads to Costa Rica on Friday for a summit with Central American leaders on trade, immigration and the drug war after renewing security ties with Mexico.

Obama to talk trade, drugs at Central America summit
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Costa Rica tightens ban on shark fins

Costa Rica has banned the import of shark fins, closing a legal loophole and targeting a link in a global production chain stretching to Asian markets, where shark fin soup is seen as a delicacy.

Costa Rica tightens ban on shark fins
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Costa Rica fires judge for being serial oversleeper

A judge in Costa Rica has been sacked for serial tardiness, the newspaper La Nacion reported Monday.

Costa Rica fires judge for being serial oversleeper
Lazy bear. Photo courtesy of costaricaguides.com
Catching some zzzz's at Costa Rica's sloth sanctuary

They often arrive in bad shape -- hit by cars, zapped by high-voltage wires as they climb trees, or orphaned because superstitious locals have killed their moms.

Catching some zzzz's at Costa Rica's sloth sanctuary

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