In an OP-ED "Nicaragua volverá a ser libre" published in El Pais, former president of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Oscar Arias Sanchez says, "Freedom must be rescued from the populist threat and authoritarian delusions. We are still in time to denounce the constant abuses of the democratic system and human rights...

DNA, Skin Traces and Testimonial Evidence Is Conclusive For OIJ In Murder Of Spanish Tourist

The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) confirmed on Monday that they found coincidences between the DNA of a Nicaraguan, of last names Díaz Hopkinss, and the saliva found in the breasts of the Arancha...

Fleeing violence, Nicaraguans seek safety in Costa Rica

(UNHCR) The thin, bespectacled medical student acted as a paramedic in street protests in Nicaragua until gun-toting paramilitaries detained him last month. “They beat me, they put a towel on my face and poured water...

Natural Disasters Such as Otto and Nate Left Losses of More Than ¢400 Billion Colones

According to data from the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission, total losses due to the Hurricane Otto almost two years ago, amounted to ¢130 billion colones, while Tropical Storm Nate...

Court imposes six months preventive detention against suspect of raping an American tourist in Tortuguero

The Criminal Court of Pococí imposed on Tuesday night, six months of preventive prison against an individual named Chaves Castillo, arrested as a suspect of the crime of rape against an American in Tortuguero,...

Costa Rican bishops deplore ruling legalizing gay marriage

(CNA) The Costa Rican Bishops' Conference lamented a ruling by the Constitutional Chamber of the nation's Supreme Court which mandated legal same-sex marriage in the country. “In a democratic and pluralistic society like ours, legal...

Costa Rica Joins Global Push to Recognize Legal Gender Self-Identification

(Human Rights Watch) In June, Costa Rica’s president signed a directive and decree ordering government agencies that issue official documents to recognize gender identity based on self-declaration. The move follows an Inter-American Court of Human Rights...

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MOPT Expects To Have Exclusive Bus Lanes In The Metropolitan Area By 2021

Exclusive lanes for buses and other infrastructure works, in order to expedite transportation in...

At least 16 tourists died tragically while vacationing in Costa Rica in recent months

"We came to live a dream and we are living a nightmare from which...

‘App’ Will Alert Tourists About Insecurity in Costa Rica

An app(lication) with warnings and safety tips for tourists would be ready in December, at the beginning of the peak tourist season, reported Friday...

Couple Arrested For Assaulting Canadian Tourists Through The “Pinchonazo” Method in La Sabana

A married couple, using the 'pinchonazo' method - puncturing a tire that uninflated slowly - was arrested on Saturday for assaulting Canadian tourists. According to...

“They Didn’t Warn Us About The Danger”, Says Family Of Spanish Woman Murdered in Costa Rica

“Don’t fail us again.” That’s the message from the family of Arancha Gutiérrez, a 31-year-old Spanish woman who was murdered in Tortuguero last weekend...

Lottery Denies “Ominous Force” In The Drawing of the Acumulado

Tonight the tombola will spin again for the 'acumulado' prize of ¢1,040 billion colones or add another ten "melons" (million colones) to Sunday's draw. The ...

Another Try! Government Sends Legislators New Draft Tax Reform

In an effort to keep alive the reforms to the Plan Fiscal (Tax Reforms), the government of Carlos Alvarado delivered to the legislative caucuses...
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