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US visa lottery now open

The U.S. State Department opened its diversity visa program, or lottery, on Oct. 1, promising 50,000 permanent resident visas for next year. Costa Ricans are eligible to apply.

Costa Rica takes New York: Gala evening supports new expat mentoring program

The gala’s title, “De Verde a Gris,” reflects the idea that Costa Ricans who move to New York must leave the green of their homeland for the gray of their new surroundings. For one evening at least, the music, food and art of Costa Rica lit up a small corner of a big city.

Costa Rican Embassy opens to public for Washington’s annual ‘Passport DC’ festivities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Costa Rica’s embassy in Washington became a mini-tourist attraction of sorts Saturday when it flung open its doors to the public for “Passport DC” – a colorful annual event involving 42 diplomatic missions from Azerbaijan to Venezuela.
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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...

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...

Air France-KLM Group Expands Service to Costa Rica

Starting December 4, Air France will operate a daily flight between San José's Juan Santamaría International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Meanwhile, KLM will...

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...