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5 ways to keep up with Costa Rican news

18 February 2008 195 views 8 Comments

Tico TimesWe just got a subscription to the Tico Times, a popular English weekly newspaper in Costa Rica. Being aware of what’s going on in our prospective home is important. Our scouting trip was successful because we learned as much as we could, and had a good grasp of what to expect – the good and the bad. The grass isn’t perfectly greener, and being realistic helps. I’ve used a number of resources to learn about Costa Rica and to become aware of the important issues.

  1. The Tico Times – A weekly English language newspaper with a nice pdf option for overseas subscribers.
  2. A.M Costa Rica – A daily English news source (ignore the horrible design).
  3. La Nacion – Costa Rica’s main Spanish newspaper. My Spanish is not nearly good enough to read it, so I use Google Translate for now.
  4. Costa Rica Living – This is a Yahoo group that I joined nearly 3 years ago. Learning from others’ collective experience is great – especially when they have enlightening perspectives on news.
  5. Inside Costa Rica – Another English news resource.

8 Comments »

  • Chuck said:

    You may already know this but La Nacion has an online English version too (appears to be a weekly summary only): http://www.nacion.com/ln_ee/english/

    …Chuck

  • Arp (author) said:

    Actually, I did not. Thanks for mentioning it :-)

  • Chuck said:

    On second thought, that particular link I gave you earlier appears to have not been updated since September 2007. However, when I simply enter their English title for that page, “Weekly Review”, in the main La Nación website’s “Buscar” box, it pulls up current English news. If there’s a main link to the English “home page,” it’s not obvious to me!

  • Chuck said:

    On third thought (I’m a bit scatterbrained today), go to the main La Nación page, point at “PORTADA” in the upper lefthand corner of their page, and you’ll find “Weekly Review” in the sub-menu that appears. Of course, the next time they redesign their page, that will no doubt move, but the way things move in Costa Rica (so I hear), that may be a while :-) (and that’s not necessarily a bad thing!).

    …Chuck

  • Arp (author) said:

    It was never obvious to me either!

  • Arp (author) said:

    Wow – just checking the review and India (where my family is from) is looking to CR to handle overflow outsourcing. The world is indeed flat.

  • Ria Ludy said:

    The resources you’ve provided are great and your blog are great. Now I have more resources besides Costa Rica HQ, which is where my quest started, before making a decision and making my break for it.

  • Arp (author) said:

    Thanks – glad to be of help.