Costa Rica

Ex-Miss Costa Rica is latest to accuse Arias of sexual abuse

2019-02-09 10:54

A former Miss Costa Rica has become the latest woman to accuse Oscar Arias, an ex-president and Nobel Peace laureate, of sexual misconduct

WATCH: Costa Rica hopes for greener future with electric cars

2018-12-29 07:24

Electric vehicles are slowly gaining space in the congested streets of Costa Rica, a country that prides itself on being an ecological paradise, with 600 vehicles running on electricity rather than petrol, which is double last year's number.

Ten Americans killed when plane crashes and burns in Costa Rica

2018-01-01 19:01

Ten Americans flying from a vacation hotspot on Costa Rica's tropical Pacific coast have died when their small plane crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off.

Internet hindering fight against human trafficking - experts

2017-09-13 10:43

The anonymity afforded by the internet - especially in the dark web - is hindering efforts by organisations to fight human trafficking, especially the sexual exploitation of minors, experts say.

American surfer in hospital after severe crocodile attack

2016-07-25 08:13

An American surfer is receiving treatment in a Costa Rican hospital after being attacked by a crocodile so severely that half a leg had to be amputated, local media have reported.

Climate chief: It's time for a woman to lead UN

2016-03-07 22:37

The United Nations' climate change chief says the next UN leader should be a woman, but she has no plans to seek the job.

Clerical error led to Costa Rica's first legal gay marriage

2015-11-13 13:34

When Jazmin Elizondo Arias was born in 1991, someone goofed and noted on her birth certificate that she was male.

Costa Rica volcano spews ash in powerful eruption

2015-03-13 11:07

Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano has belched a column of gas and ash up to 1km into the air in its most powerful eruption in two decades, and local authorities have started to evacuate residents from the surrounding area.

Fighting animal cruelty one tweet at a time

2015-02-10 09:49

In Latin America animal cruelty largely goes unpunished but social media is slowly changing this one tweet at a time.

Nicaragua $50bn canal construction to start

2014-11-21 09:06

Hong Kong-based company will start building a $50bn waterway next month, despite opposition from farmers and environmentalists.


WATCH: Costa Rica holds international cat expo

2019-01-15 05:17

Dozens of cats put their best paw forward at Costa Rica's International Cat Expo, where pet owners from countries including Mexico, Colombia and others gather to show off their furry feline friends.

Cruise ship rescues fishermen who had been adrift for weeks

2018-12-24 10:06

A cruise ship has rescued two Costa Rican fishermen who had been stranded at sea for about three weeks.

Strong quake rocks Costa Rica

2017-11-13 11:35

A strong earthquake, measuring 6.5 according to a US seismological agency, rocked Costa Rica but no major damage occurred.

Central America braces for deadly Hurricane Otto

2016-11-24 11:14

Costa Rica declared a national emergency hours before a Caribbean hurricane that was expected to rip into it and neighbouring Nicaragua.

DRC migrants in limbo as C Rica, Panama reject them

2016-04-16 19:54

Around 200 African migrants, most of them from the Democratic Republic of Congo, are in limbo between Costa Rica and Panama, with both Central American nations refusing them entry.

Costa Rica boasts 99% renewable energy in 2015

2015-12-19 14:39

Almost all of Costa Rica's electricity came from renewable sources this year, making it one of a few countries in the world to eschew fossil fuels in energy generation, the state electricity agency says.

Costa Rica volcano throws up fiery rocks and ash

2015-04-07 21:18

Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano has erupted early hurling fiery rocks and sending up a column of ash that showered the capital 80km away.

Mystery of snake venom unravelled

2015-02-10 16:47

Scientists have unraveled the mystery of how the Costa Rican coral snake's venom causes seizures in its victims, a finding that could boost research into schizophrenia, epilepsy and chronic pain.

Tourist ship sinks in Costa Rica

2015-01-08 22:03

A catamaran carrying 98 tourists and 10 crew members has sunk off Costa Rica, leaving at least four people dead.

Costa Rica volcano spews ash, prompts evacuations

2014-10-30 23:49

The latest eruption at Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano has rained ash on 4 provinces, prompting evacuations.

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