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How to Plant a Tropical Tree in your own Backyard

Since June 15 was celebrated around the planet as tree day, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight a special tree you can plant in the tropical home...

How a Tiny Parakeet Named Verde Changed My Day

In the area of Guanacaste where my family and I have lived for the last 12 years it is almost impossible to go through a day without hearing the...

Costa Rica Receives IMF Approval for $500 Million After Economic Reforms

The IMF executive board allowed for the disbursement over $500 million to Costa Rica on Friday after a successful review of the Central American country's reform programs, the organization...

Costa Rica Seizes Over 1.3 Tons of Cocaine with U.S. Assistance

Costa Rica along with support from the United States, seized more than 1.3 tons of cocaine transported on a speedboat intercepted in the waters of the Pacific Ocean and...

Historic Win for Spain as Lamine Yamal Shines in Eurocup Debut

It was marked as one of the great duels of the first phase of the Eurocup, and Spain, a title contender, made a statement with a resounding 3-0 victory...

Honduras Announces Mega-Prison to Combat Crime Surge

Honduras announced on Friday night the construction of a mega-prison for 20,000 inmates, among more than a dozen measures, by declaring a "security emergency" to combat the overwhelming crime....

Costa Rica Birdwatching: Meet the Barred Hawk

Sometimes it can feel as though the time of wildlife discoveries is in the past. Sure, there are probably some insects or other tiny creatures out there that haven’t...

Guatemala Cancels Environmental License for Canadian Mine

The government of Guatemala revoked an environmental license on Friday due to "anomalies" for an open-pit mine with Canadian capital, located near the border with El Salvador and opposed...

Final Farewell: Messi, Suárez, and More at Copa América 2024

Neither the great heroes of South American football can evade the passage of time. With retirement on the horizon, the 2024 Copa América in the United States might be...

El Salvador Seizes Assets from Ex-Minister Involved in Gang Truce

A Salvadoran court ordered on Thursday that properties seized from former Defense Minister David Munguía, who is in prison for a truce with gangs, be handed over to the...

Why I Choose Costa Rica Over United States Convenience

I was in the world's largest Harris-Teeter supermarket, located in eastern North Carolina. The supermarket was cool and expansive with wide aisles and the shelves and counters filled to...

US Intensifies Battle Against Human Trafficking in Darién Jungle

The United States government announced on Tuesday that it will intensify its fight against human trafficking in the inhospitable Darién jungle between Colombia and Panama, one of the routes...

El Salvador Sentences MS-13 Gang Member to 460 Years in Prison

The justice system of El Salvador sentenced a gang member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) to 460 years in prison for aggravated extortion, the Prosecutor's Office reported this Thursday. Another...

Nicaraguan President’s Brother Hospitalized After Treason Accusation

The dissident brother of Nicaraguan strongman Daniel Ortega, who the president has accused of "treason," has been hospitalized, according to exiled press. Retired army general Humberto Ortega was taken...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Central American Spider Monkey

Some animals seem perfectly designed for their environments. Dolphins’ streamlined bodies appear excellently adapted to slipping through the waves just as magnificent frigatebirds’ long wings make it look as though they...

El Salvador Transfers 2,000 Gang Members to Mega-Prison Cecot

El Salvador transfers 2,000 alleged imprisoned gang members to mega-prison. More than 2,000 gang members who were imprisoned in different prisons across the country were transferred to the Center...

FECOP Promotes the Blue Economy with the Women’s Nautical School in Costa Rica

Thanks to the work of the Matchmaking initiative carried out in the context of the High-Level Event "Immersed in Change," led by Ambassador Gina Guillen Grillo, the Women's Nautical...

Costa Rica Depaves to Make Way for Green Spaces

Costa Rica's Municipality of San Rafael de Heredia seeks to reduce the paved areas to make room for trees, thereby creating a more natural space. The municipality, in alliance...

Honduran Mother Seeks Solace in Gang’s Clandestine Graves

María Suyapa was 13 years old when gang members raped her and recruited her. Three years later, her mother knows they killed her and hopes that her bones are...

Keylor Navas Opens Up About Lawsuit, National Team Retirement, and Football Journey

Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas gave an interview to sports journalist Yashin Quesada, in which he commented on various topics such as his career overview, retirement from the national...
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Alexander Zverev Calls Carlos Alcaraz ‘A Beast’ After Epic Roland Garros Final!

The German Alexander Zverev, defeated by Carlos Alcaraz in the final of Roland Garros this Sunday, consoled himself by...

Mexico Massacre: Six Family Members Brutally Murdered, Including Baby and Toddler

Six members of a family, including an eight-month-old baby and a two-year-old child, were murdered in the central state...

Costa Rica Experiences Most Devastating Wildfire Season in a Decade

The 2024 wildfire season came to an end in the country. Unfortunately, it was the most devastating one in...

How to Plant a Tropical Tree in your own Backyard

Since June 15 was celebrated around the planet as tree day, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight...

New Accessible Beach in Costa Rica Transforms Lives with Innovative Design

Costa Rica now boasts a new accessible beach, made possible by the collaborative efforts of the Costa Rican Accessible...

Illegal Forest Exploitation Shuts Down Luxury Project in Manuel Antonio

The Environmental Prosecutor's Office paralyzed the construction of a tourism Real Estate project located in Manuel Antonio, Quepos, on...

Southwest Airlines Inaugurates Direct Route from Costa Rica to Orlando

As of this Tuesday, June 4, Southwest Airlines inaugurated a new direct route between Juan Santamaría International Airport in...

How a Tiny Parakeet Named Verde Changed My Day

In the area of Guanacaste where my family and I have lived for the last 12 years it is...

Why I Choose Costa Rica Over United States Convenience

I was in the world's largest Harris-Teeter supermarket, located in eastern North Carolina. The supermarket was cool and expansive...

Living in Guanacaste, Costa Rica – Over a Decade of Changes

Nothing screams ‘I’m becoming an old man!’ like complaining about how things are different than they used to be....

Latin America News

Honduras Announces Mega-Prison to Combat Crime Surge

Honduras announced on Friday night the construction of a mega-prison for 20,000 inmates, among more than a dozen measures, by declaring a "security emergency"...

Guatemala Cancels Environmental License for Canadian Mine

The government of Guatemala revoked an environmental license on Friday due to "anomalies" for an open-pit mine with Canadian capital, located near the border...

El Salvador Seizes Assets from Ex-Minister Involved in Gang Truce

A Salvadoran court ordered on Thursday that properties seized from former Defense Minister David Munguía, who is in prison for a truce with gangs,...

Arts and Culture

Immersive Experience Brings Cocos Island’s Natural Wonders to San Jose

Many nature-lovers dream of exploring the Cocos Island. Now, it is possible to get a little closer to this natural treasure thanks to an...

Miraculous Relic Arrives in Cartago Costa Rica

The Diocese of Cartago received this Friday a sample Carlo Acutis’ hair. Acutis will be proclaimed a saint for a miracle granted to a...

Exiled Writer Gioconda Belli Speaks Out Against Nicaraguan Regime

The stripping of nationality from more than 300 opponents of Daniel Ortega's government in Nicaragua was a declaration of "civil death", said Nicaraguan writer...

Environment and Wildlife

Costa Rica Birdwatching: Meet the Barred Hawk

Sometimes it can feel as though the time of wildlife discoveries is in the past. Sure, there are probably some insects or other tiny...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Central American Spider Monkey

Some animals seem perfectly designed for their environments. Dolphins’ streamlined bodies appear excellently adapted to slipping through the waves just as magnificent frigatebirds’ long wings make...

Costa Rica Depaves to Make Way for Green Spaces

Costa Rica's Municipality of San Rafael de Heredia seeks to reduce the paved areas to make room for trees, thereby creating a more natural...