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Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Muscovy Duck

Today we discuss the “king” of Tico ducks, the Muscovy duck. A species of duck that has been taken under the wing of humanity to such a degree that...

Guanacaste’s Tourism Paradise Faces Security Challenges

Guanacaste is one of the most visited provinces by tourists every year. With its own airport, a wide range of luxury hotels, magnificent beaches, national parks, as well as...

Costa Rica President Backs Disputed Logging Permits as Investigations Continue

On Wednesday, President Rodrigo Chaves commented on the ongoing investigation regarding the alleged illegal logging case in Gandoca Manzanillo. He backed the National System of Conservation Areas’ (SINAC) decision...

Embracing Expat Living in Costa Rica with a New Puppy

When our 13 year old dog died of natural causes, I told my wife I did not want another. We had gotten her when we lived in a rural...

Costa Rica Construction Checklist: Essential Steps for Your Dream Project

It is not uncommon for a person that decides to make his or her home in Costa Rica to find a great property and embark on the process of...

El Salvador’s President Offers Free Coffee to Promote Local Businesses

"The 'presi' invites you for a coffee," reads the text on cardboard cups under the name of Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele's X account. On Wednesday, Bukele offered to donate...

Hate Speech and Political Polarization Threaten Costa Rica’s Free Press

Freedom of speech and press freedom in Costa Rica have significantly weakened due to factors such as disinformation, hate speech, political polarization, and the abusive use of power, as...

5 Arrested in Costa Rica’s Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge

The Environmental Prosecutor's Office and the Prosecutor's Office for Probity, Transparency, and Anticorruption reported that five people have been arrested in connection with an illegal logging investigation in the...

Copa America Final Chaos: Hard Rock Stadium Responds to CONMEBOL Criticism

Hard Rock Stadium defended the security measures in place for Sunday's Copa America final after CONMEBOL accused the venue of ignoring advice that might have prevented the chaotic incidents...

President Chaves Proposes Gold Mining in Northern Costa Rica

The President of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, proposed on Tuesday to exploit a gold deposit in the north of the country after winning a lawsuit against the Canadian mining...

Costa Rica Holds US to Scoreless Draw in Olympic Sendoff

Costa Rica played the United States women's national team to a goal-less draw on Tuesday in the Americans' sendoff match before departing for the Paris Olympics. US captain Lindsey...

Costa Rica on the Brink of a Garbage Crisis

The Minister of Health, Mary Munive, warned that Costa Rica is on the verge of an unprecedented garbage crisis due to a serious problem with landfills. “We have a solid...

Costa Rican Lottery Fever: Ticket Shortages and Overpricing Surge

Thousands of hopeful and eager Costa Ricans awaited the results of yesterday's lottery draw, in which one of the two massive jackpots is guaranteed to be won. The excitement...

Danger Lurks in Paradise – Costa Rica’s Formidable Creatures

Costa Rica is full of adorable, cuddly and fascinating creatures, and it also has its fair share of animals that could kill you. Though animal-related deaths are extremely rare,...

Tragic Plane Crash in Costa Rica Claims Two Lives

Costa Rican authorities reported that a small plane crashed and burst into flames near Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula. The Red Cross stated they received a report...

Costa Rica’s Crocodile Bridge – It’s a Good/Bad Thing

‘Who’s letting me do this?’ is the best way to describe one of the best aspects of living in Costa Rica. You find yourself in a situation that’s the...

El Salvador’s Anti-Gang Crackdown: Children Face Harsh Sentences and Alleged Torture

More than 1,000 minors have been convicted of crimes under a state of emergency in force in El Salvador since March 2022, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday, denouncing...

Costa Rica Wins Arbitration Against Canadian Miner Infinito Gold

Costa Rica announced that the international litigation filed by the Canadian mining company Infinito Gold has ended after Costa Rican Justices closed the gold deposit in 2010 due to...

Panama Slaps Naturgy with $14 Million Fine for Poor Electricity Service

Panama imposed a record fine of 14 million dollars on the Spanish company Naturgy for "failing to comply" with quality standards in electricity distribution, the autonomous public services regulatory...

Costa Rica’s Blue Economy Boosted by Landmark Bond Issue

IDB Invest announced a partnership with Banco Nacional de Costa Rica (BNCR) to launch Costa Rica's first blue bond. IDB Invest committed $25 million to the $50 million bond...
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Homelessness in Costa Rica: A Personal Journey of Compassion

Homelessness is a growing worldwide problem and Costa Rica is not immune. In the past 25 years, I have...

Costa Rica Holds US to Scoreless Draw in Olympic Sendoff

Costa Rica played the United States women's national team to a goal-less draw on Tuesday in the Americans' sendoff...

Danger Lurks in Paradise – Costa Rica’s Formidable Creatures

Costa Rica is full of adorable, cuddly and fascinating creatures, and it also has its fair share of animals...

Costa Rica’s Crocodile Bridge – It’s a Good/Bad Thing

‘Who’s letting me do this?’ is the best way to describe one of the best aspects of living in...

Alaska Airlines Announces New Direct Flights to Costa Rica

Alaska Airlines has announced the launch of direct routes from Seattle International Airport and San Francisco International Airport to...

Costa Rica Construction Checklist: Essential Steps for Your Dream Project

It is not uncommon for a person that decides to make his or her home in Costa Rica to...

Homelessness in Costa Rica: A Personal Journey of Compassion

Homelessness is a growing worldwide problem and Costa Rica is not immune. In the past 25 years, I have...

Latin America News

El Salvador’s President Offers Free Coffee to Promote Local Businesses

"The 'presi' invites you for a coffee," reads the text on cardboard cups under the name of Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele's X account. On...

El Salvador’s Anti-Gang Crackdown: Children Face Harsh Sentences and Alleged Torture

More than 1,000 minors have been convicted of crimes under a state of emergency in force in El Salvador since March 2022, Human Rights...

Panama Slaps Naturgy with $14 Million Fine for Poor Electricity Service

Panama imposed a record fine of 14 million dollars on the Spanish company Naturgy for "failing to comply" with quality standards in electricity distribution,...

Arts and Culture

Costa Rican Lottery Fever: Ticket Shortages and Overpricing Surge

Thousands of hopeful and eager Costa Ricans awaited the results of yesterday's lottery draw, in which one of the two massive jackpots is guaranteed...

Costa Rica Hosts World-Renowned Van Gogh Immersive Art Experience

The Costa Rican Center for Science and Culture (CCCC) announced the debut of a highly acclaimed multisensory art experience in the country. This immersive...

Thousands March for LGBT Rights at Pride 2024 in Costa Rica

Thousands of Costa Ricans marched through the streets of San José for Pride 2024. Participants walked along Paseo Colón in defense of the rights...

Environment and Wildlife

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Muscovy Duck

Today we discuss the “king” of Tico ducks, the Muscovy duck. A species of duck that has been taken under the wing of humanity...

Costa Rica President Backs Disputed Logging Permits as Investigations Continue

On Wednesday, President Rodrigo Chaves commented on the ongoing investigation regarding the alleged illegal logging case in Gandoca Manzanillo. He backed the National System...

5 Arrested in Costa Rica’s Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge

The Environmental Prosecutor's Office and the Prosecutor's Office for Probity, Transparency, and Anticorruption reported that five people have been arrested in connection with an...