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Costa Rica Tackles Measles Threat with Vaccination Campaign

Costa Rican health authorities have focused on continuing the vaccination of children against measles, rubella, and mumps. Although the country has historically maintained high vaccination coverage, with 93% for...

Best Time to Watch April Lyrids Meteor Shower in Costa Rica

Those who love astronomical phenomena have an appointment in the early hours of Sunday to Monday, as they will be able to observe the April Lyrids meteor shower, one...

Costa Rican Companies Struggle with Low Dollar Exchange Rate

Costa Rican companies had warned on several occasions that keeping the dollar so low was causing many economic problems. They emphasized that without action, employment generation would be seriously...

Costa Rica’s First Indigenous Biocentric Restoration Plan Takes Root

A group of indigenous women, delegates from the Cabecares Kábata Könana Indigenous Women's Association, has been developing the first project of Biocentric Restoration of Indigenous Peoples of Costa Rica...

Panama Papers Scandal: Mossack Fonseca Trial Concludes

The hearings of the trial for alleged money laundering against the heads of the defunct Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, epicenter of the international "Panama Papers" scandal, as well...

Can AI and Big Data Solve Latin America’s Farming Woes?

For centuries, farmers used almanacs to try to predict nature. Now, a new generation of Latin American start-ups is helping to achieve this with artificial intelligence tools that promise...

Costa Rica’s Tourism Sector Faces Job Losses Amidst Exchange Rate Crisis

The National Chamber of Tourism (CANATUR) disclosed that among its affiliated companies, 544 people were laid off during 2024. The companies indicated that they had no other option but to...

Costa Rica’s Single-Use Plastics Ban Takes Effect

The law that bans single-use plastics in Costa Rica comes into force on April 20th. This measure, approved in 2021, seeks to eliminate materials such as straws, plates, and...

Returning a Lost Wallet in Costa Rica: A Story of Honesty and Reflection

Early one morning in the waning days of the pandemic, I found a wallet in the street while cycling. The contents consisted of 8,000 colons, a one-dollar US bill,...

Costa Rican President Meets with Panama’s Favored Presidential Candidate

The President of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, received José Raúl Mulino in San José yesterday. Mulino is the protégé of former President Ricardo Martinelli and the favorite presidential candidate...

Vaping Surge in Costa Rica Alarms Health Authorities

The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) reports an alarming increase in health disorders associated with vaping. According to official data, registered cases in the country increased from 13...

Guess who is accused of Costa Rica’s ongoing water crisis?

Most of the water supply problems faced by the country are the responsibility of the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewerage (AyA). A recent report by the Comptroller...

Costa Rica, UAE Sign Economic Partnership Agreement

Costa Rica and the United Arab Emirates signed an Economic Partnership Agreement on Trade and Investment. The Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, Manuel Tovar Rivera, and the...

Costa Rica Wildlife – I Finally Saw a Baird’s Tapir

In Costa Rica, a land of mostly small creatures, a giant lurks in the shadows. Costa Rica is not Africa, where a huge number of species pack more bulk...

Rafa Nadal says goodbye to Barcelona

Rafa Nadal, who returned to competition on Tuesday after more than three months of absence, was eliminated this Wednesday in the second round of the Barcelona Tournament by Australian...

Panama Papers Lawyers Face 12-Year Prison Sentence

The Panamanian prosecutor's office asked on Wednesday for 12 years in prison, the maximum penalty for money laundering, for Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca, founders of the now-defunct law...

Why Costa Rica farmers are going out of business?

The National Chamber of Agriculture and Agribusiness (CNAA) of Costa Rica reported monthly losses of $1,000,000 for the agricultural sector due to problems at the Caldera port on the...

Chirripó National Park Temporarily Closes Reservations

SINAC informed that the decision is due to a new contracting process for non-essential services and activities. "This measure has been taken with the objective of guaranteeing the safety...

Panama Candidate Mulino Vows to Close Darién Jungle to Migrants

Presidential candidate José Raúl Mulino, the protégé of former President Ricardo Martinelli who leads the polls for the May 5 elections in Panama, promised on Tuesday to "close" the...
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Vaping Surge in Costa Rica Alarms Health Authorities

The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) reports an alarming increase in health disorders associated with vaping. According to...

Best Time to Watch April Lyrids Meteor Shower in Costa Rica

Those who love astronomical phenomena have an appointment in the early hours of Sunday to Monday, as they will...

Costa Rica Denies Receiving Asylum Seekers from the UK

Several media outlets reported yesterday that Costa Rica would be one of the countries chosen to receive asylum seekers...

Costa Rican President Meets with Panama’s Favored Presidential Candidate

The President of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, received José Raúl Mulino in San José yesterday. Mulino is the protégé...

Costa Rica’s Tourism Sector Faces Job Losses Amidst Exchange Rate Crisis

The National Chamber of Tourism (CANATUR) disclosed that among its affiliated companies, 544 people were laid off during 2024. The...

Chirripó National Park Temporarily Closes Reservations

SINAC informed that the decision is due to a new contracting process for non-essential services and activities. "This measure...

Poas Volcano National Park Temporarily Closed Due to Increased Volcanic Activity

The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) informed that the Poas Volcano National...

Living with Earthquakes in Costa Rica: An Expats Perspective on Seismic Activity

A friend who lives in New York City was all over social media in the wake of the 4.8...

Controversy Erupts as Costa Rica Denies Entry to British Journalist

Through his Twitter account (X), British journalist Karl Penhaul reported being stranded since last Sunday at the Juan Santamaría...

Costa Rica Expat Living: A Tale of Misadventure and Resilience

Broken lines, broken stringsBroken threads, broken springsBroken idols, broken headsPeople sleeping in broken bedsAin’t no use jivingAin’t no use...

Latin America News

Panama Papers Scandal: Mossack Fonseca Trial Concludes

The hearings of the trial for alleged money laundering against the heads of the defunct Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, epicenter of the international...

Panama Papers Lawyers Face 12-Year Prison Sentence

The Panamanian prosecutor's office asked on Wednesday for 12 years in prison, the maximum penalty for money laundering, for Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca,...

Panama Candidate Mulino Vows to Close Darién Jungle to Migrants

Presidential candidate José Raúl Mulino, the protégé of former President Ricardo Martinelli who leads the polls for the May 5 elections in Panama, promised...

Arts and Culture

Returning a Lost Wallet in Costa Rica: A Story of Honesty and Reflection

Early one morning in the waning days of the pandemic, I found a wallet in the street while cycling. The contents consisted of 8,000...

Costa Rica’s Film Industry Gains Momentum with $10 Million Reality Show

The Foreign Trade Promotion Agency of Costa Rica (PROCOMER) and the Film Commission announced this afternoon that a new audiovisual production will be shot...

Costa Rica Gears Up for Third Annual Coffee Fair in May

Coffee drinkers can begin gearing up for the third edition of the Coffee Fair (Feria de Café), scheduled for May 18th and 19th at...

Environment and Wildlife

Can AI and Big Data Solve Latin America’s Farming Woes?

For centuries, farmers used almanacs to try to predict nature. Now, a new generation of Latin American start-ups is helping to achieve this with...

Costa Rica’s Single-Use Plastics Ban Takes Effect

The law that bans single-use plastics in Costa Rica comes into force on April 20th. This measure, approved in 2021, seeks to eliminate materials...

Guess who is accused of Costa Rica’s ongoing water crisis?

Most of the water supply problems faced by the country are the responsibility of the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewerage (AyA). A...