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Costa Rica expands Braulio Carrillo National Park… How do this affect us?

President Luis Guillermo Solís signed a decree expanding by 2,386 hectares the Braulio Carrillo National Park, which lies northeast of Costa Rica’s capital, during a ceremony on Thursday. The added terrain previously was part of the Cordillera Volcánica Central Forest Reserve, which borders Braulio Carrillo National Park. Although this news may seem to be out of…

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How about dangerous insects in the rainforest? Is it as bad as I imagine?

When I was a kid, back in the seventies, my Nanny Elena used to tell me these horrible stories about the “Chiquizá” (Chee-keee-zaa). (I learned later in life that their real name is Tarantula Hawk) The Chiquizá was a huge black wasp with bright orange wings and my nanny Elena, would say that its sting would…

Medical

Costa Rica Scores High on Rollins College Medical Tourism Index

For his efforts to provide international healthcare consumers with value-based treatment options, Dr. Marc Fetscherin, associate professor of international business and marketing at Rollins College, has been recognized for Excellence in Medical Tourism Research, the Medical Tourism Association® announced. Dr. Fetscherin, a Cornell Distinguished Faculty, is the developer of the Medical Tourism Index, an undertaking…