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Fire destroys Black Star Line building, a Limón landmark

A fire Friday consumed most of the historic Black Star Line building in Costa Rica's Caribbean port city of Limón. The building was architectural heritage.

First Costa Rican to receive UNESCO silver medal – meet ‘Nago de Nicoya’

We chat with Abdénago Torres, or "Nago de Nicoya," about life, music and his beloved Sámara Beach, following his receipt of a UNESCO silver medal for his work as a pioneer in sharing Costa Rican culture with the world.

Costa Rica fought – briefly – in World War I

Costa Rica is better known today for the abolition of its army but the small country participated — briefly — in the “war to end all wars."

Part of the Berlin Wall stands in Costa Rica, 26 years after its fall

Monday marks the 26th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and a piece of it can be seen here in San José. But how did it end up here?

The story of Costa Rica’s forgotten World War II internment camp

In downtown San José, just west of the Cementerio de Obreros, sits a forgettable lot of urban real estate where the municipality and the Public Works and Transport Ministry park garbage trucks and heavy equipment. But on this same spot 73 years ago, an internment camp was erected by the government to hold hundreds of German-Costa Rican prisoners after the United States and Costa Rica entered World War II in December 1941.

500-year-old tomb discovered in San Ramón

Whether it belongs to a Pharaoh or commoner, a recently rediscovered tomb is fun to open. And recently, a couple of archaeologists got their chance in San Ramón, Costa Rica.
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Gisele Bündchen: Finding Peace in Costa Rica

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen recently spoke to CBS’ correspondent Lee Cowan, whom she invited to her home in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. During the interview, Bündchen...

Starlink Cleared for Costa Rica Launch, Bridging Digital Divide

Starlink, the groundbreaking satellite Internet service birthed by tech expert Elon Musk, has been greenlit to operate in Costa Rica by the Superintendence of...

Costa Rica’s Sloths Take Center Stage on “60 Minutes”

This Sunday, CBS's legendary news magazine "60 Minutes" launches its remarkable 56th season at 7:30 p.m. ET with a special focus on the lush...

Costa Rica Declares National State of Emergency Over Migrant Surge

The government of Costa Rica announced a state of national emergency on Tuesday in response to the dramatically increasing number of migrants crossing its...