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Tamarindo Faces Water Shortage as Development Outpaces Supply

Residents in the Cerro Khun area of Playa Tamarindo, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, are facing severe water supply issues, exacerbating concerns. Cerro Khun, initially not designated for high-density development, finds itself...

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega Justifies Removing Nationality of Critics

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Wednesday justified stripping 317 opponents and critics of his government of their Nicaraguan nationality a year ago and sending them into exile, accusing them...

Legislature Moves to Ban Oil Drilling in Costa Rica

The Environmental Commission of the Legislative Assembly passed a bill on Tuesday to prohibit the exploration and exploitation of gas and oil in Costa Rica. The bill will now...

Costa Rica Crocodile Attack During Nesting Season Turns Deadly

Two men were attacked by a crocodile in the Terraba River, Osa. The incident unfolded precisely in the sector known as Rancho Quemado at 9:50 a.m., as reported by...

Costa Rica Braces for Doubling of Migrant Influx in Coming Year

Costa Rica is gearing up for another significant influx of migrants in 2024, with projections suggesting a near-doubling of figures from the previous year. Shirley Montenegro, the National Emergency...

Air France Boosts Costa Rica Flights to Meet Surging French Demand

Air France has announced a significant expansion of its services to Costa Rica, with increased flight frequencies to the Juan Santamaría International Airport. This move, comprising daily flights until...

Luxury Cruise Ship Docks in Costa Rica, Bringing Economic Boost

During the weekend, the luxury cruise ship Dumont-d'Urville of the French line Ponant arrived in Playa Mantas, anchoring its 10,700 tons and showcasing its modern design 1.5 km off...

Airbnb in Costa Rica Faces Calls for Regulation

Millions of tourists choose Costa Rica as their vacation destination. Some opt for chain hotels, wellness retreats, or luxury villas, while others seek more budget-friendly options. However, Costa Rica's...

Scorpion Tales: Meet Costa Rica’s Misunderstood Bark Scorpions

The fauna of Costa Rica is one of the main reasons folks from all over the world come to visit or put down roots in this tiny paradise. They...

Costa Rica’s Road Repairs Disrupt National Travel

Costa Rica is dealing with significant road chaos as ongoing repairs and closures wreak havoc on travel throughout the country. While the Greater Metropolitan Area bears the brunt of...

Costa Rica School Shooting: 1 Killed, 5 Injured in Attack

A man died this Monday and five other people were injured, including three minors, in a shooting in front of a school in Costa Rica in an apparent settling...

Nantipa Hotel in Santa Teresa: A National Geographic ‘Best of the World’ 2024 Highlight

The Nantipa hotel, situated in Santa Teresa, earned a well-deserved place on National Geographic's "Best of the World" list for 2024. Nowadays, travelers are actively seeking experiences that afford...

Costa Rica Braces for Heatwave: UV Radiation to Peak in Coming Months

Experts have issued a warning about rising temperatures and increased UV radiation expected in Costa Rica over the coming months. The National Meteorological Institute (IMN) has stated that between...

The Fragile State of Freedom: A Closer Look at Democracy’s Global Retreat

Democratic standards deteriorated worldwide in 2023 due to wars, authoritarian measures, and the loss of confidence in major parties, according to a study by the analysis unit of the...

Brazil’s Growing Embrace of Natural Pesticides

Inspecting a thriving green field, Brazilian farmer Adriano Cruvinel is beaming: Using a fraction of the chemical products he used to, he is growing even more soy, thanks to...

Celebrating Trompita: 63 Years of Majesty at Guatemala’s La Aurora Zoo

Amid chants and giant fruit cakes, dozens of Guatemalans celebrated this Saturday the 63rd birthday of Trompita the elephant, the main attraction of La Aurora Zoo in Guatemala's capital....

The Art of the Con: How Swindlers Thrive in Costa Rica

Anyone who has spent significant time in Costa Rica has a rip-off story to tell. From a credit card used without authorization to an overcharge when filling the gas...

In Colombia, a February Christmas Breaks Chains of Historical Slavery

Songs and dances to worship the black Child Jesus and a Christmas celebrated in February: the Afro-Colombian village of Quinamayó celebrates this Saturday the birth of the Messiah as...

Costa Rica Extradites Opposition Leader Wanted by Nicaragua

Douglas Gamaliel Pérez Centeno, known as Douglas Gamaliel Álvarez Morales, alias "Relámpago," was extradited to Nicaragua. The Judicial Investigation Organism (OIJ) confirmed the information yesterday. The man is accused by...

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Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega Justifies Removing Nationality of Critics

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Wednesday justified stripping 317 opponents and critics of his government of their Nicaraguan nationality...

Costa Rica School Shooting: 1 Killed, 5 Injured in Attack

A man died this Monday and five other people were injured, including three minors, in a shooting in front...

Coco Gauff Named Among Time’s Women of the Year

US Open champion Coco Gauff says she is committed to fighting for equality and justice and hopes she'll ultimately...

Costa Rica University Brings Bees and Farmers Together for Sustainability

Bees have long been at risk of extinction, posing a grave threat to global food production, which relies on...

Luxury Cruise Ship Docks in Costa Rica, Bringing Economic Boost

During the weekend, the luxury cruise ship Dumont-d'Urville of the French line Ponant arrived in Playa Mantas, anchoring its...

Airbnb in Costa Rica Faces Calls for Regulation

Millions of tourists choose Costa Rica as their vacation destination. Some opt for chain hotels, wellness retreats, or luxury...

Costa Rica’s Road Repairs Disrupt National Travel

Costa Rica is dealing with significant road chaos as ongoing repairs and closures wreak havoc on travel throughout the...

Costa Rica Bridges, Restrictions Part of Traffic Fix

Amidst the ongoing traffic chaos in the Greater Metropolitan Area, the enacted urgent measures to alleviate the situation. The primary...

Bill for Home-Grown Cannabis in Costa Rica

The Frente Amplio party has introduced a bill aimed at permitting the domestic cultivation of cannabis for personal use. "We...

Steep Electricity Hike Hits Costa Rica

Electricity prices have spiked over 8% this month in Costa Rica, marking the steepest single monthly increase since February...

Latin America News

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega Justifies Removing Nationality of Critics

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Wednesday justified stripping 317 opponents and critics of his government of their Nicaraguan nationality a year ago and sending...

The Fragile State of Freedom: A Closer Look at Democracy’s Global Retreat

Democratic standards deteriorated worldwide in 2023 due to wars, authoritarian measures, and the loss of confidence in major parties, according to a study by...

Brazil’s Growing Embrace of Natural Pesticides

Inspecting a thriving green field, Brazilian farmer Adriano Cruvinel is beaming: Using a fraction of the chemical products he used to, he is growing...

Arts and Culture

Murals Celebrate Honduran Culture in New Tegucigalpa Open Air Gallery

Colorful murals of characters that reflect the country's social and cultural life adorn the Honduran capital, a kind of open-air gallery with works by...

When in Costa Rica: Master Local Sign Language and Snack Etiquette

Just about everything is different between Guanacaste and Pennsylvania. The language is different. The food is different. Heck, the cows are even different. Many...

Costa Rica Overturns Rule Prioritizing Fathers Last Names

Costa Rica has recently enacted a progressive legal change, allowing people over 18 years of age to modify the order of their last names....

Environment and Wildlife

Tamarindo Faces Water Shortage as Development Outpaces Supply

Residents in the Cerro Khun area of Playa Tamarindo, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, are facing severe water supply issues, exacerbating concerns. Cerro Khun, initially not designated...

Legislature Moves to Ban Oil Drilling in Costa Rica

The Environmental Commission of the Legislative Assembly passed a bill on Tuesday to prohibit the exploration and exploitation of gas and oil in Costa...

Scorpion Tales: Meet Costa Rica’s Misunderstood Bark Scorpions

The fauna of Costa Rica is one of the main reasons folks from all over the world come to visit or put down roots...