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Costa Rica: Country in Central America
Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a country in the Central American region of North America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and maritime border with Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island. It has a population of around five million in a land area of 51,060 km2 (19,710 sq mi). An estimated 333,980 people live in the capital and largest city, San José, with around two million people in the surrounding metropolitan area.

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A Helpful Guide to Places With Lower Cost of Living Than the US [Video]

A Helpful Guide to Places With Lower Cost of Living Than the US

A Helpful Guide to Places, With Lower Cost of Living , Than the US. If you're thinking of quitting your job and pursuing your dreams, here are some of the best and cheapest places to live in the..

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Watch: Costa Rica's horse culture on proud display [Video]

Watch: Costa Rica's horse culture on proud display

Cowboy hats and boots, in the purest "wild west" style, flood the streets of downtown San José to proudly display the horse culture in Costa Rica, as male and female jockeys participate in the..

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Germany crash out of World Cup despite 4-2 defeat of Costa Rica [Video]

Germany crash out of World Cup despite 4-2 defeat of Costa Rica

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World Cup exists: Belgium and Germany knocked out in group stages while Japan top Group E [Video]

World Cup exists: Belgium and Germany knocked out in group stages while Japan top Group E

A 4-2 win over Costa Rica was not enough for Hansi Flick's side, who crash out for the second World Cup campaign in a row.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
All-female referee team to take charge at men's World Cup game for the first time ever [Video]

All-female referee team to take charge at men's World Cup game for the first time ever

French referee Stephanie Frappart, along with Neuza Back and Karen Diaz Medina, will make World Cup history when they step onto the pitch ahead of the Group E game between Germany and Costa Rica

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:54Published

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Gisele Bundchen, Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Joaquim Valente Ride Horses Together In Costa Rica

Gisele Bundchen and her jiu-jitsu instructor are getting close once again -- this time, the two were seen riding horses in Costa Rica, in what's either an amazing just-friends date ... or further proof..
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Germany out of World Cup despite win over Costa Rica

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Germany crashed out of the World Cup on a remarkable night of drama despite victory over Costa Rica at Al Bayt Stadium.
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Germany knocked out of World Cup in group stages after thrilling night in Qatar

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Germany have been knocked out of the World Cup, with a win against Costa Rica not enough to secure them a place in the last 16.
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'A disaster times 10' - can Germany escape humiliation?

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Germany face Costa Rica on Thursday knowing progress to the World Cup second round is not in their own hands.
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Watch: Fuller's late winner stuns Japan

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Watch the moment Costa Rica defender Keysher Fuller scores his side's winning goal against Japan in their Group E match against Saudi Arabia at the World Cup.
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Costa Rica beat Japan with late goal from Fuller

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Watch highlights as Costa Rica stun Japan with a late goal from Keysher Fuller in their Group E match at the World Cup.
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Japan take on Costa Rica in first of four matches | World Cup live

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Japan must not 'dance badly' against Costa Rica

japan must not 'dance badly' against costa rica
Japan must make sure they "don't dance badly" and undo their shock win against Germany when they face Costa Rica on Sunday, says captain Maya Yoshida.
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World Cup reaction & build-up to Sunday's four games

Follow reaction to Saturday's World Cup action as France reach the last 16, plus build-up to Japan against Costa Rica.
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Highlights & report: Does thrashing Costa Rica make Spain contenders?

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Whatever England can do, Spain can do better… but does thrashing hapless opposition in your opening game make you World Cup contenders?
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Classy Spain thrash Costa Rica 7-0

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Watch highlights as Spain get their World Cup 2022 campaign off to a stunning start by thrashing Costa Rica 7-0 victory in their opening Group E match.
BBC Sport - Published

Fifa World Cup: Build-up to Spain v Costa Rica - radio & text

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Follow live text & BBC Radio 5 Live commentary as Spain play Costa Rica in the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.
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Jiu-Jitsu Instructor with Gisele Bündchen Traveled to Train Kids for Home School

Gisele Bündchen and jiu-jitsu instructor Joaquim Valente have raised a lot of suspicion as to possible romantic ties, but we at least now know one of the reasons he's traveled with her to Costa Rica..
TMZ.com - Published

Gold's Gym Owner Rainer Schaller's Missing Plane Crashed

Rainer Schaller -- who owns Gold's Gym, among other brands -- is still missing after his plane disappeared off the coast of Costa Rica, and his gym's parent company says the plane crashed. The RSG..
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World Cup 2022: Costa Rica beat New Zealand to reach finals in Qatar

Watch highlights as Costa Rica beat 10-man New Zealand in an intercontinental play-off to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
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Costa Rica declares state of emergency following Russian-speaking criminal 'cyber terrorism'

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Costa Rica has declared a national emergency due to an attack on government systems perpetrated by Russian-speaking cyber criminals.
Sky News - Published

DHL Cargo Plane Skids Off Runway in Costa Rica, Splits in Half

A DHL cargo plane made a terrifying landing at Costa Rica's largest airport  ... sliding off the runway and splitting in half. Check out the dramatic video of the incident as the plane tries to land..
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Cargo jet snaps in two after skidding off runway during emergency landing

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A DHL cargo jet split in two after skidding off the runway during an emergency landing in Costa Rica.
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Zac Efron Goes for Shirtless Beach Run in Costa Rica

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Zip Line Kid Crashes into Sloth in Costa Rican Rainforest

Traffic jams happen in Costa Rican jungles too, or at least they do when a zip-lining kid suddenly crashes into ... a freakin' sloth!!! Ya gotta see this video ... the kid hops on the zip line, and..
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Shaun White Hits Up Costa Rica W/ TV Star GF Nina Dobrev, Beach PDA Sesh

Shaun White is starting off retirement with a bang ... the legendary snowboarder took a trip to Costa Rica with his girlfriend, Nina Dobrev, and judging from the pics, life's good. Very, very good. "It..
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Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Hold Hands Walking on Beach in Costa Rica

Tom Brady hung up his football cleats and slipped on some sneakers for a romantic walk in the sand with Gisele. TB12 and Gisele are on their annual beach vacation down in Costa Rica ... and locked..
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Tiger King star Carole Baskin 'glad to hear' ex-husband apparently alive and well in Costa Rica

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Tiger King star Carole Baskin has reacted to claims that her former husband is alive and well, having apparently been found in Costa Rica.
Sky News - Published

Costa Rican Gymnast Does Black Lives Matter Tribute During Olympic Routine

An Olympic gymnast made a powerful statement during her floor routine this weekend ... by getting on one knee and holding up her fist as a tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement. 18-year-old..
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Costa Rica to extend border closure until June 30

Costa Rica will extend the closure of its borders until June 30, Health Minister Daniel Salas said Friday, prolonging a key element of the country's effort to contain the coronavirus.
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Costa Rican finance minister steps down amid government shakeup

Costa Rican Finance Minister Rodrigo Chaves stepped down on Thursday as part of a significant shakeup to President Carlos Alvarado's Cabinet midway through his term.
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Defying pandemic, gay couples hold first marriages in Costa Rica

Marco Castillo and his boyfriend, Rodrigo Campos, waited just a few hours to take advantage of a new law in Costa Rica that made the country the first in Central America to allow same-sex marriage.
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Nicaragua-Costa Rica coronavirus dispute stalls hundreds of trucks at border

Hundreds of freight trucks were stuck on the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua on Friday as the two countries remain locked in a squabble over measures to contain the coronavirus.
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Quarantine with 31 children? Costa Rican family's labor of love

Coronavirus lockdowns present a plethora of challenges for families suddenly forced to spend weeks on end under one roof. But try hunkering down at home with 31 kids.
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Costa Rica pushes back coronavirus, reducing current cases

While parts of Latin America enter the toughest phase of the coronavirus pandemic, Costa Rica has for the past week reported a steady fall in the number of people currently infected, in a sign the..
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Migrants in Central American limbo as coronavirus relocation plans falter

Thousands of African, Haitian and Asian migrants bound for the United States have amassed in immigration shelters in Panama and Costa Rica as plans to relocate them to less crowded areas to lower the..
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Costa Rica confirms 30 new coronavirus cases, total now at 231

Costa Rican Health Minister Daniel Salas said on Thursday that there are 30 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the Central American nation, bringing the total number or cases to 231.
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'Zero season': Costa Rica tourism industry braces for coronavirus meltdown

Hoteliers, tour operators and restaurant owners in Costa Rica are bracing for their worst season on record after the Central American country closed its border until mid-April to tackle the coronavirus..
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Military roadblocks, curfews: Latin America tightens coronavirus controls

Countries around Latin America tightened restrictions further on Monday to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, with Peru deploying military personnel on the streets, Costa Rica closing..
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Costa Rica closes bars and discos over coronavirus, infections rise

The Costa Rican government has ordered the closure of all bars and discos to combat the spread of coronavirus as the tally of registered infections in the Central American country rose to 35, the..
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Costa Rica orders universities closed on coronavirus concerns

Costa Rica has ordered all university classes suspended due the risk of the spread of coronavirus, while other schools deemed to be at risk will also be closed for two weeks, officials said on..
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Costa Rica reports 22 coronavirus cases, nearly double prior tally

Costa Rica's health ministry confirmed on Wednesday that the number of coronavirus cases in the Central American country increased to 22, up from 13 previously reported.
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Costa Rica raises coronavirus cases to nine, including three Americans

Costa Rica raised to nine the tally of people infected with coronavirus in its territory, up from five a day earlier, the government said Sunday.
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Costa Rica confirms first coronavirus case in Central America

Costa Rica's government on Friday said it confirmed its first case of coronavirus, in a 49-year-old woman from the United States who is in the Central American nation with her husband.
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Prosecutors raid Costa Rican president's offices in data privacy investigation

Prosecutors raided the headquarters of Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado on Friday as part of an investigation into possible data privacy violations by the government, the public ministry said.
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Indigenous leader killed in Costa Rica, second in a year

An indigenous leader from Costa Rica was killed on Monday night during a violent land dispute between groups native to the south of the Central American country and outsiders, police said on Tuesday.
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Costa Rica seizes five tons of cocaine bound for Holland in largest ever drug bust

Police in Costa Rica seized more than 5 tons of cocaine bound for the Dutch port of Rotterdam in the country's largest ever drugs bust, officials said.
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