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  • Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:21:02 +0000: Costa Rica stands out among Ibero-American nations in efforts to battle Alzheimer’s disease. - Costa Rica Star News

    According to data by the World Health Organization, every three seconds a person in the world develops this neurodegenerative disease, but the majority of them do not receive a proper diagnosis or adequate support. Only 29 out of the 194 nations members of the World Health Organization have developed comprehensive plans to deal with this condition; among them Costa Rica, which has a national plan in action since 2014. The country in the past three years has made efforts to be at the forefront of the latest advances and findings regarding treatment and proper handling of patients with Alzheimer’s through...

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  • Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:19:35 +0000: Costa Rica and Nicaragua Work Together to Offer new Tourism Options - Costa Rica Star News

    Photo credit: Jairo Cajina Ten Costa Rican tourism companies visited the coast of Nicaragua in the South Pacific this week with the purpose of exploring the tourism offer existent in this area. According to Jose Adrián Aguerri, president of the Superior Council of Private Companies of Nicaragua, they had organized meetings with Costa Rican and Nicaraguan authorities and planned to visit different beaches and tourist locations in the regions of Tola and San Juan del Sur, including Rancho Santana, Guacalito de la Isla, Playa Hermosa and San Juan del Sur. With this visit they expect to generate tourism for both...

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  • Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:22:37 +0000: Mega Fun in Santa Ana, Costa Rica at Local Festivities Mid-July - Costa Rica Star News

    From July 14 to 26, downtown Santa Ana, a small city located about 10 miles west of San José, will be transformed into a fairground and cultural festival, said event organizers. The traditional patron saint festivities, known as “fiestas patronales” in Spanish, are being augmented with participation by the Santa Ana Chamber of Tourism to include a wide offering of free and fun activities. Besides the main attraction of traditional food dishes sold at open air stands, there will also be gourmet food trucks and a whole host of activities including traditional dancing, masked dancers, fireworks, a horse parade, carousel rides,...

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  • Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:26:11 +0000: Costa Rican Analysts Concerned Over Lack of Export Growth - Costa Rica Star News

    The Chamber of Exporters of Costa Rica (CADEXCO, its initials in Spanish) said it is concerned about the stagnation in exports in the country’s priority sectors, according to reports in Central America’s Summa business magazine this week. The agricultural sector, which represents 28 percent of the country’s exports and is the largest employer in rural areas, has shown no growth this year compared to the same period last year. This is particularly worrisome because the sector generates 12 percent of salaried employment and 15 percent of independent employment in the country, said CADEXCO, “In CADEXCO we have reiterated the lack of...

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  • Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:52:35 +0000: Costa Rican Dishes Everyone Should try - Costa Rica Star News

    When asked about Costa Rica’s gastronomy the first thing that comes to mind is the most popular dish, the “Casado” the typical dish that includes white rice, black beans, meat (chicken, fish, pork or red meat) and a small salad and perhaps the famous “gallo pinto” (rice and beans mixed together and flavored with different natural spices) also come to mind, but not every dish in Costa Rica is about rice and beans, although we have to admit we love the combination and it is the base of our diet. Here are some Costa Rican dishes everyone should try: 1)...

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