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Nicaragua’s South Caribbean Coast Improves Readiness for Climate Change

Nicaragua’s South Caribbean Coast Improves Readiness for Climate Change

BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua (IPS) – The effects of climate change have hit Nicaragua’s Caribbean coastal regions hard in the last decade and have forced the authorities and local residents to take protection and adaptation measures to address the phenomenon that has gradually undermined their safety and changed their way of life. Bluefields, the capital city of […]

Venezuela Blames Climate Change after Its Troops Invade Colombia

Venezuela Blames Climate Change after Its Troops Invade Colombia

The government of Venezuela confirmed soldiers who invaded neighboring territory were part of a group carrying out operations to combat supposed criminal acts by Colombians near the border. (Flickr) TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuela tried to downplay its illegal entry of troops into Colombia this week by claiming the constantly changing direction of a river near […]

Nicaragua Backs Climate-change Proof Coffee

Nicaragua Backs Climate-change Proof Coffee

Photo Nguyen Huy Kham / Reuters TODAY NICARAGUA – Climate change has forced governments around the world to make tough decisions to guarantee their long-term survival. In Nicaragua’s case, this means swapping their prestigious Arabica beans out for hardier, more bitter Robusta beans. While coffee lovers will rejoice at the higher caffeine content of the […]

Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres Nominated Candidate To Be Next U.N. Secretary-general

Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres Nominated Candidate To Be Next U.N. Secretary-general

It’s official, Christiana Figueres is Costa Rica’s candidate to to be the next secretary-general of the United Nations. Figueres, daughter of Jose Maria Figueres Ferrer, served as President of Costa Rica on three occasions: 1948–1949, 1953–1958, and 1970–1974 and during his term in office abolished the country’s army, is the 12th contender in the race […]

Patricia Espinosa Selected As Next UN Climate Chief

Patricia Espinosa Selected As Next UN Climate Chief

QCOSTARICA – Mexico’s former Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa has been selected by UN secretary-general Ban ki-Moon to head the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the collective of 194 countries tasked to coordinate the fight against global warming. There had been intense lobbying for the post of the UNFCCC executive secretary after incumbent […]

Costa Rica in 2080 Will See Green Landscapes Disappear

Costa Rica in 2080 Will See Green Landscapes Disappear

QCOSTARICA – Costa Rica in 2080 will see green landscapes disappear. That is the effect climate change may have on Costa Rica, in particular in Guanacaste and the Northern Zone. The images were recently presented by Alice Shackelford, representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) – Costa Rica, the United Nations’ global network advocating […]

Feeling Proud: The Eiffel Tower Says ‘Pura Vida’

Feeling Proud: The Eiffel Tower Says ‘Pura Vida’

QCOSTARICA – The Eiffel Tower, was lit up on Monday with “Pura Vida”, the popular phrase that characterizes Costa Ricans or Ticos. In an image shared on her Facebook page by Costa Rican footballer, Shirley Cruz, the phrase  “100% Pura Vida” is seen shining brightly on the French landmark. The recognition is given to Costa […]