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Protesters march against Crucitas Mine saga

Opponents of controversial gold mine denounce alleged corruption, present demands to court.

Did a judge in the Crucitas mine case leak trial information to Industrias Infinito?

Ex-judge Moisés Fachler is a lawyer for the gold mining company’s general manager.

Infinito Gold appeals Crucitas ruling

Costa Rican gold mining company Industrias Infinito, a subsidiary of the Canadian company Infinito Gold, Inc., this week filed an appeal with the Supreme...

Conclusions on Crucitas Coming Soon

Decision nears on open pit gold mine, but appeals expected.

The Open Wound of Crucitas

The Costa Rican government announced Tuesday that it would not repeal Industrias Infinito S.A.’s concession to operate an openpit gold mine. Costa Rican Second Vice...

Government won’t commit to closing Crucitas gold mine

  After distancing her government from the stalled and controversial Crucitas open-pit gold mine in Costa Rica's northern zone near the Nicaraguan border, President Laura...
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The History and Meaning Behind Costa Rica’s Lantern Parade

Every September 14th, on the eve of Independence Day, most towns and cities of Costa Rica celebrate the traditional lantern parade. Driven by educational...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Common House Gecko

They’re behind your clock. They’re in your curtains. They’re laying eggs in your knickknacks. They’re your constant housemates, so we might as well learn...

Empanadas in Costa Rica are as Easy as 1,2,3,4

All over Latin America, empanadas (turnovers) are eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack. They vary in taste according to the ingredients used...

Costa Rica Independence Day meal with a side of history

TASTE OF THE TROPICS: How to make Chorreadas with Palmito Cheese and Guacamango