• Costa Rica Coffee Guide
Arrest warrants issued for founders of Panama Papers firm: report
Business
2258 views
Business
2258 views

Arrest warrants issued for founders of Panama Papers firm: report

AFP - October 21, 2020

Germany has issued international arrest warrants for the two founders of the firm at the centre of the tax haven scandal exposed by the Panama Papers data…

Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide
Global
7348 views
Global
7348 views

Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide

The Tico Times - October 12, 2020

Happy Día de las Culturas (Cultures Day), Columbus Day, Día de la Raza (Race Day, loosely translated), Indigenous Peoples Day, Day of Indigenous Resistance, Day of the…

Panama Canal breaks cargo record despite pandemic, US-China trade war
Business
2657 views
Business
2657 views

Panama Canal breaks cargo record despite pandemic, US-China trade war

AFP - October 6, 2020

The Panama Canal broke its cargo transit record in fiscal year 2020 with the passage of 475 million tons through its waters, despite the pandemic and the…

Costa Rica’s Raquel Rodríguez impresses with NWSL goal
Costa Rica
2920 views
Costa Rica
2920 views

Costa Rica’s Raquel Rodríguez impresses with NWSL goal

The Tico Times - October 1, 2020

Decorated women's football star Raquel Rodríguez helped the Portland Thorns defeat National Women's Soccer League rivals OL Reign with an impressive goal on Wednesday night. "Rocky" contributed…

Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches get blue flags
Costa Rica
6459 views
Costa Rica
6459 views

Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches get blue flags

The Tico Times - August 5, 2020

A total of 135 beaches along the Caribbean and Pacific coasts will begin displaying blue flags to let visitors know that they are among the cleanest in…

Riteve due dates extended in response to pandemic-related closures
Business
1921 views
Business
1921 views

Riteve due dates extended in response to pandemic-related closures

The Tico Times - July 16, 2020

Have a car with an expiring inspection sticker? You likely have another month to pass the annual checkup. The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) announced Thursday…

Pandemic causes layoffs at ‘La Nación’ newspaper
Business
1781 views
Business
1781 views

Pandemic causes layoffs at ‘La Nación’ newspaper

The Tico Times - June 30, 2020

Grupo Nación, one of Costa Rica's largest media groups, on Monday announced it had reduced its payroll by 20% and laid off 17 members of its editorial…

Former Colombia, Costa Rica boss Jorge Luis Pinto to coach UAE
Jorge Luis Pinto
4451 views
Jorge Luis Pinto
4451 views

Former Colombia, Costa Rica boss Jorge Luis Pinto to coach UAE

AFP and The Tico Times - June 29, 2020

Jorge Luis Pinto, best known for leading Costa Rica to the World Cup quarterfinals, is set to take over the United Arab Emirates national team, the local…

US adds Nicaragua to human trafficking blacklist
Costa Rica
3579 views
Costa Rica
3579 views

US adds Nicaragua to human trafficking blacklist

Alina DIESTE / AFP and The Tico Times - June 26, 2020

The United States included Nicaragua on its human trafficking blacklist Thursday when presenting its annual report on the matter, in which it warned that the coronavirus pandemic…

BBC highlights Costa Rica: ‘The road to the world’s first zero-carbon country’
Costa Rica
495 views
Costa Rica
495 views

BBC highlights Costa Rica: ‘The road to the world’s first zero-carbon country’

The Tico Times - June 2, 2020

The BBC on Monday published a feature story highlighting Costa Rica's efforts to decarbonize by 2050. While Costa Rica promotes an eco-friendly ideal, "for those familiar with…