• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Pacheco Grieves with Britain After Bombing in London

July 8, 2005

In response to the London bombingthat claimed at least 40 lives and injured700 yesterday, Costa Rican PresidentAbel Pacheco joined world leaders inexpressing his grief and offering prayersfor the victims.“What sorrow that humanity couldcome to do these things we are seeingnow,” he told Channel 13 TV News.Four explosions tore through a double-decker bus and the London subwayduring the morning rush hour. A groupcalling itself the Secret Organization ofal-Qaeda in Europe claimed responsibility,but the claim’s authenticity had notbeen confirmed at press time.The attacks coincided with the summitof the leaders of the eight most powerfulnations in the world, the G-8, inGleneagles, Scotland.Georgina Butler, British Ambassadorto Costa Rica, said there is increased securityaround the embassy’s offices in downtownSan José.“The attack is an abuse of our beautifulcapital city and people,” she added.For information on victims of theattack, call the embassy at 258-2025.

You may be interested

Businessman Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuadorian election, vows to change ‘destiny’
Ecuador
3 views
Ecuador
3 views

Businessman Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuadorian election, vows to change ‘destiny’

Hector Velasco / AFP - April 12, 2021

Former banker Guillermo Lasso pledged to change crisis-wracked Ecuador's "destiny" after overcoming leftist economist Andres Arauz in the country's presidential…

Costa Rica unemployment rate remains among world’s highest
Costa Rica
2653 views
Costa Rica
2653 views

Costa Rica unemployment rate remains among world’s highest

The Tico Times - April 12, 2021

Unemployment in Costa Rica fell to 18.5% in the moving quarter from December to February, according to the National Institute…

International arrivals to Costa Rica down 83% in first two months of 2021
Costa Rica
1932 views
Costa Rica
1932 views

International arrivals to Costa Rica down 83% in first two months of 2021

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 12, 2021

International arrivals to Costa Rica dropped 83% in January and February 2021 compared to the same months last year. According…