The tourism campaign is the first step in President Carlos Alvarados's plans to reinvigorate the Costa Rican economy, in part through public and private investments.
An eight-year-old migrant from Guatemala died in government custody on Tuesday, US Customs and Border Protection said, the second child fatality in US detention this month.
The tournament will return to North America for the first time since 1994.
The latest wave of Cuban migration has drawn increased skepticism from some representatives to the 1966 law that grants them preferential status in the US.
Terence Valentine’s death sentence has tested the limits of Costa Rica's influence in the United States during the last decade as the country’s embassy works to commute his sentence in accordance with Costa Rica’s long-standing disapproval of the death penalty.
Carli Lloyd became the first woman to score a hat trick in a World Cup final as she inspired the United States to a 5-2 demolition of defending champions Japan on Sunday.
MONTREAL — During its rough start to this World Cup, the U.S. women's national football team promised that brighter days were ahead, that the sputtering attack and grinding style would give way to the beauty and prosperity that has defined the program for most of 25 years.