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Travel + Leisure Showcases the Best of Costa Rica Tourism

Travel + Leisure recently highlighted the top 20 attractions and activities in Costa Rica, emphasizing the country’s diverse natural and cultural wonders. The comprehensive list includes beloved destinations like the cloud forests of Monteverde, the bubbling hot springs of Ecotermales Fortuna, and the stunning beaches of Santa Teresa. Iconic parks such as Corcovado, Arenal Volcano, and Manuel Antonio also earned spots for their ecological significance and opportunities for thrilling adventures. For those interested in local culture and history, Travel + Leisure recommended visiting Tortuguero’s canals, touring a coffee farm, or exploring the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum’s artifacts. With so many mesmerizing places to explore, it’s clear why Costa Rica continues captivating travelers from around the world. For a closer look at the 20 Best Things to Do in Costa Rica, be sure to read Travel + Leisure’s full feature.

Costa Rica Tackling A Unprecedented National Crime Wave

In response to the escalating crime wave in Costa Rica, the government has urgently summoned leaders from all branches to a meeting this Tuesday in Zapote. Attendees will include Judicial Branch representatives, Congressional members, the National Security Council, and cabinet officials like Public Security Minister Mario Zamora and Justice Minister Gerald Campos. The aim is to formulate joint policies and solutions to tackle pressing security issues. Topics on the agenda include advancing legislative proposals on extraditing nationals and modernizing phone taps. By bringing together lawmakers, judges, prosecutors, and investigators, the government hopes to encourage collaboration and a unified approach to fulfilling their collective responsibility of confronting the rising insecurity.

Pioneering a Blueprint to Combat Online Hate Speech in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is taking the lead in Latin America in combatting online hate speech and discrimination. In light of the troubling rise in attacks on minority groups in digital spaces, the country is developing the region’s first national strategy against this issue with support from the UN. Set to launch by end of 2023, the pioneering plan will establish policies to halt the spread of online hate and foster more inclusive digital environments. It encompasses solutions from assigning institutional responsibilities, monitoring impacts, and enacting interventions across platforms. Costa Rica is also building partnerships to educate citizens and teach debate in schools. With its comprehensive strategy engaging all stakeholders, the country is proactively building digital spaces marked by mutual respect and social cohesion.

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