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Four Helicopters Will Reinforce Aerial Surveillance Work in Costa Rica

The United States government has shown its commitment to continue supporting Costa Rican security with the donation of four UH-1ST helicopters to the Dirección del Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea (SVA) - Air Surveillance Service, of the Ministry of Public Security (MSP). The new helicopters will...

Costa Rica Raises New Flag On Old U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Boats

The Costa Rican flag rose Tuesday in Baltimore on a refurbished former U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat, one of two outdated vessels the United States is donating to the country to help fight drug and human trafficking. Costa Rican Coast Guard crews are undergoing ten...

Only In Pura Vida, “Chuzos” Donated By U.S. Embassy Fail Riteve!

From the "that can't be but true" department in the land of Pura Vida, the three "chuzos" donated by the United States to fight crime in Costa Rica hit a roadblock, the Riteve inspection. In a report by La Teja, the three specialized vehicles for...

The “Beasts” have Arrived: US Embassy Donated Armored Cars

On Thursday morning, the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica made official the donation three tactical security vehicles, nicknamed "The Beasts" that will be part of the country's police forces. One of the armored vehicles was donated to the Fuerza Publica (National Police); the other to...

You Too Can Help Those Affected By Nate

You can help all the people affected by tropical storm Nate by visiting the Televisora de Costa Rica (Teletica channel 7) central office in La Sabana, to make your donation. From 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, in this second day, Wednesday, the parking lot in...

Venezuela to Donate $5 Million to Harvey Victims in Texas

Houston residents trudge through floodwaters. | Photo: AFP Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has announced that the South American country will be donating US$5 million to help with recovery efforts in areas devastated by Harvey, particularly Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas. “Let’s not allow war or...

Carlos Slim Seeking Second-hand Smartphones To Donate Them To Schools

Q24N - Mexican billionaire telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim, owner of America Movil (Claro), launched an "aggressive" program on Wednesday to collect used smartphones and donate them to schools, in order to provide students free access to educational materials. Aprende.org, using the Spanish word for learn,...

U.S. Donates Equipment To Costa Rica Police Force

QCOSTARICA - In a ceremony held Thursday morning, representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica handed over to the authorities of the Directorate of Air Surveillance Service (Dirección del Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea - SVA) of the Ministry of Public Security, police equipment...

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