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Costa Rica Pacific Coast Fishing Report

Fishing out of Quepos, Costa Rica in November was spectacular this year. The Marlin were close and the Dorado thick. Conditions were a little challenging some days...

Pride and resignation in Costa Rica after being left out of the World Cup in Qatar-2022

Disappointment, joy, enthusiasm, resignation and pride were the emotions that Costa Rica fans experienced on Thursday during the match against Germany, which the Ticos lost 4-2 and left them...

Foreign Investment in Costa Rica: Evolution Free Trade Zone

Costa Rica continues to attract foreign investments and position itself as one of the countries where the Free Trade Zone Regime is a true success. The Evolution Free Zone...

Remittances to Latin America increased in 2022

The volume of money sent by Latin American and Caribbean migrants to their families increased 9.3% in 2022, but that growth will not be sustained in 2023 due to...

Future Integrity Of Costa Rica Hydroelectric Dam: “Unforseeable”

International experts are being sought to address an ongoing issue at the Reventezon hydroelectric plant. The Costa Rica Electricity Institute (ICE), the state owned institution that built and operates...

Costa Rica’s Cuartel Bellavista

On December 1, 1948, at the Bellavista Barracks, José Figueres carried out the symbolic act of Abolition of the Army. The place had been used as a military training...

Environment & Wildlife

Costa Rica Denounces Killing of Crocodile Believed to Have Eaten Boy

Late last month an eight year old boy was attacked and taken away by a large crocodile while swimming in a river with his family outside of Cuatro Millas de Matina, Limon. After nearly a month of waiting for officials to find the boy and the animal, local residents took...

Crocodiles Endure “the most polluted river” in Costa Rica

The site of dozens of huge crocodiles are looming on the surface of the Tárcoles, others are resting on the shore of this Costa Rican river that daily vomits tires and plastics into the Pacific mangroves. Some 2,000 American crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) inhabit the Tárcoles, which originates in the Central...

Wildlife Summit in Panama to Vote on ‘Historic’ Shark Protections

A summit on the international trade in endangered species will decide Thursday whether to ratify a "historic" proposal to protect sharks, a move that would drastically restrict the lucrative global shark fin trade. The proposal would place dozens of species of the requiem shark and the hammerhead shark families on...

Wildlife Summit: Turtles and See -Through Frogs on the Agenda

A global wildlife summit in Panama will decide whether to take measures to protect the translucent glass frog and 12 types of freshwater turtles in its final week, which kicked off Monday. Conservation experts and delegates from more than 180 nations began the week with a decision to maintain a...

Chame: Panama’s Beach Between Conservation and Turtle Trafficking

Melisa Campo took her son to observe the release of newborn turtles in captivity in Panama, while, not far from that beach, delegates from more than 180 countries discuss new protection measures for endangered species. "I came to bring the children to see the release of turtles so that they...

Costa Rica Takes a Step Forward in Protecting Sailfish

The Costa Rican Fishing Federation (FECOP), the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur), the Costa Rica Tourist Marina Concessionaires Association (CRMAR), the Amateur Fishing Club and Crocodile Bay Resort thank the Minister of Finance, Nogui Acosta Jaén ; the Minister of Economy, Industry and Commerce, Francisco Gamboa Soto and the...

Extreme Weather Push People to the Edge of Poverty in Central America

Miguel rescued only two ears of corn from his corn plantation, still covered by chocolate water. The Honduran farmer was a victim of tropical storm Julia, which hit Central America a month ago, where weather phenomena are increasingly recurrent. Julia entered Nicaragua on October 9 as a category 1 hurricane,...
Costa Rica Dentist

First Women Referee in Historic Costa Rica vs. Germany World Cup Match

Costa Rica vs. Germany will be historic: Stéphanie Frappart will lead an all-female referee team in the decisive World...

Costa Rican WhatsApp Numbers Published on Dark Web

Approximately 1.4 million Costa Rican WhatsApp phone numbers were published on the dark web, as informed by the specialized...

Tourism in Costa Rica that Dare not Speak its Name

I was seated in the bar of a downtown San Jose hotel, waiting for friends to arrive.An attractive young...

Crocodiles Endure “the most polluted river” in Costa Rica

The site of dozens of huge crocodiles are looming on the surface of the Tárcoles, others are resting on...
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Costa Rican Microbiologist Wins Second International Award for Studies on Parasites

Dr. Alicia Rojas Araya, scientist at the Faculty of Microbiology of the University of Costa Rica (UCR), received the...

The Proposed Digital Asset Law for Costa Rica

There is a formal proposal to create a new law that will regulate the digital asset (DA) market in...

FECOP Shows How VR Helps Fight Illegal Fishing in Costa Rica

Officials from the Public Ministry, judges, prosecutors, Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ), the National Coast Guard (SNG), and INCOPESCA received...

What Could a World Without Twitter Look Like?

After another chaotic week of mass staff departures and policy reversals, Twitter's future seems highly uncertain, with users --...

Sports

Costa Rica Loses to Germany 4 – 2 but Show Their Character

"We showed character and a strong mentality," defender Oscar Duarte said Thursday after Costa Rica lost 4-2 to Germany, a result that saw both...

First Women Referee in Historic Costa Rica vs. Germany World Cup Match

Costa Rica vs. Germany will be historic: Stéphanie Frappart will lead an all-female referee team in the decisive World Cup match. Frappart is about to...

Lifestyle

Torch Ginger Flower Stands Tall in any Costa Rica Garden

As the rains intensify during the last months of the year and growing vegetables becomes a real challenge, gardeners in Costa Rica can turn...

How to Start Growing Sesame: Nutritious and Delicious

Sesame is a native plant of Africa that is now found growing in most tropical countries around the globe. Sesamum orientale has been a...

Arts & Culture

Costa Rica National Museum commemorates the Abolition of the Army

On Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4, 2022, the National Museum of Costa Rica (MNCR) will commemorate the Abolition of the Army with...

It’s Holiday Time in Costa Rica at San Joaquin de Flores

The lights of San Joaquin de Flores are shining again this year.  This traditional display of holiday lights and window scenes that have attracted...
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