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During Red Ribbon Week 1300 Students from Guanacaste Say NO to Drugs

Carrillo, Guanacaste – November 17, 2016 Every year, Costa Rica celebrates Red Ribbon Week when DEA’s Special Agent Enrique Kiki Camarena, is honored. Mexican drug traffickers murdered Kiki in the 80s, while he was fighting against drug trafficking in the region. This year, 1300 students from 19 schools and high schools from Carrillo, Guanacaste, participated ...
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Kiki’s Playground

Carrillo, Guanacaste – November 17, 2016 The first playground for children called after DEA’s Special Agent, Enrique Kiki Camarena, was inaugurated during the commemoration of Red Ribbon Week in Carrillo, Guanacaste. Thanks to a donation by the U.S. government and the Municipality of Carillo, the Segovia neighborhood now houses a playground with a basketball and ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Outreach in Tamarindo (Guanacaste)

The Consular Section at U.S.  Embassy San Jose is pleased to announce a Consular Outreach event in Tamarindo on October 20, 2016.  Embassy staff will be available to accept adult passport renewals, perform notarial services, and answer your quesions. WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.; Embassy Town Hall at 11:00 a.m. WHERE: ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Closure of San Jose-area Airports Due to Turrialba Volcano

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens in Costa Rica that recent ashfall from Turrialba Volcano has caused a temporary interruption of service to and from Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose (SJO) and Tobías Bolaños Airport in Pavas.  The Embassy advises U.S.-bound travelers to avoid going in person to the airport if they do not ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is September 26 – October 3

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local ...
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