POTOSÍ, Bolivia – Cerro Rico, the fabled peak towering over the Bolivian city of Potosí that supplied silver to fund Spain's colonial empire, is at risk of collapse from overmining, putting thousands of workers in jeopardy.
The International Council of Monuments and Sites issued a report recommending the inclusion of Costa Rica’s pre-Columbian spheres of Diquís on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List, President Laura Chinchilla said on Tuesday.
Park guards at Isla del Coca have identified 33 Costa Rican fishing boats that frequently enter the national park’s waters to fish illegally. This week, a team of Tico Times reporters accompanied the guards on a patrol of the remote island. In the first of a three-part series, here’s what we discovered.