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US: ‘Choose a Side’ on Venezuela

The United States on Saturday called on the world to “choose a side” on Venezuela and urged countries to financially disconnect from the government Nicolas Maduro, while the European Union is getting set to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s rightful leader. Venezuelan...

Maduro Closes Venezuela Embassy and Consulates In United States

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced the decision to close the embassy and all consulates in the United States and recalled all diplomats home. Nicolas Maduro on Thursday, January 24, during a session as head of Constitutional State at the Opening of the Judicial Year 2019 “I...

How US-Venezuela Escalation Unfolded From Sanctions to Backing Anti-Maduro Coup

On Wednesday, the Trump administration officially recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the ‘legitimate’ president of Venezuela and dismissed Nicolas Maduro’s inauguration. Maduro, on the other hand, hit back, saying that the U.S. has been trying to oust him and were planning a military...

Ortega is decorated by the Communist Party of Russia for “contributes to peace”

The authoritarian leader of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, was decorated by the Communist Party of Russia under the logic that he “contributes to peace.” Foto by Clarín/NI Ortega received the distinction of the first vice president of the Committee for International Affairs of the State Duma (Lower...

US Scrambling to Counter Growing Chinese, Russian Influence in Latin America

The United States should pay more attention to Latin America, lest China and Russia take root in the region, US Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein said in the wake of a trip to Colombia. General Goldfein visited the South American country to persuade...

U.S. Military Targets Growing Russian and Chinese Influence in Latin America

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, returning from a trip to Colombia, said over the weekend that the Trump administration is making a push to strengthen alliances across Latin America as part of an effort to counter rising Chinese and Russian...

Ticos Returned From Russia Infected With Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The World Cup in Russia left some Ticos (Costa Ricans) who traveled there for the many joys and festivities, but others came in contact with four "friends" who are not welcome anywhere: chlamydia, herpes, papilloma and gonorrhea. The cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may...

Oscar Ramirez Arrived in Costa Rica Amid Heavy Security

Costa Rica's national team landed at the San Jose airport on Friday, returning from Russia, at 4 in the afternoon. What drew the attention of many was that Oscar Ramirez, the team's coach, was nowhere to be seen. Given the threats against him and his...

Costa Rica coach unsure about his future

(Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) Costa Rica's national team coach Oscar Ramirez admitted he was unsure about his future after the team played its third and final World Cup game on Wednesday. The Ticos lost the first two and tied the third, landing in last place in...

It’s Official, Costa Rica The Only Team In World Cup 2018 Without A Goal!

It's official, Costa Rica's national team is the only in the World Cup 2018 in Russia not to score a goal. Of the 32 teams participating in the world event, the Ticos, after two games, have yet to put one past a goalie. Costa Rica...

Costa Rica Looks to Exit World Cup With Win Against Switzerland

Though they failed to qualify for the 16 round, Costa Rica's national team is looking to leave the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with a victory. Losing 1-0 to Serbia and 2-0 to Brazil in the first two games, Costa Rica, eliminated from...

Costa Rica Says Goodbye to the 2018 World Cup!

The game went well for Costa Rica, playing strong, good defense and several good scoring opportunities. But in the end, when the clock had ticked 90 minutes, Philippe Coutinho was able to cross the Tico defense and from 6 meters out, put one past...

Bryan Ruiz: ‘The third one is the winner, we hope this time to win against Brazil’

Brazil will need to step up their game when they mee Costa Rica on Friday (June 22) in a must win for the Ticos to at least have a chance at advancing in the World Cup 2018. Sitting at the bottom of the heap of...

Destinso TV Will Spend An Additional US$500K To Get Its Customers To Russia

The travel agency Destinos TV has so far spent more than US$500,000 to enable to get 270 people to Russia through regular flights. The agency had sold some 300 all-inclusive travel packages that included a direct (charter) flight from Costa Rica to Russia and...

Costa Rica’s Natalia Rodriguez Is The Darling of World Cup Russia

Natalia Rodríguez, host of Sábado Feliz (on Teletica) finally arrived in Russia on Wednesday and instantly became a sensation, wreaking havoc with her beauty. On Thursday, before the opening of the World Cup, "Naty" met with a group of Peruvian reporters from the newspaper Trome,...

La Sele ‘Full Strength’ In Wednesday’s Practive

Keylor Navas was part of the Costa Rican national team's practice on Wednesday, their first 'full strength' practice before the 2018 World Cup in Russia that starts on June 14. But before taking the field in Russia, La Sele will be playing friendlies with Northern...

WORLD CUP: Sun never sets in a St. Petersburg summer

MOSCOW - Known as Russia's "Window on Europe," St. Petersburg is a city like no other. Imperial palaces line its network of canals, its stadium looks like a spaceship and some days the sun never sets. St. Petersburg is so far north that the last...

(Video) Italian Gives The World Cup Anthem Competition

Italian multimillionaire entrepreneur Gianluca Vacchi and singer Sebastian Yatra have created a video to become the potential for the official theme, as excitement is building as the World Cup 2018 tournament gets ready for the big kick-off in Russia this June. "LOVE" was released this...

La Sele Has A New Uniform (Photos)

Passers-by through the Parque Central in San José were surprised by a new attraction in the park: a glass box with a mannequin and the new uniform of the Selección Nacional de Fútbol - national soccer team - that will be worn in the...

Costa Rica’s Bolaños Suffers Lower-Leg Fracture 3 Months before World Cup

A key midfielder for Costa Rica’s national team, Christian Bolaños, suffered a lower-leg fracture over the weekend that has cast doubt on his availability for this summer’s World Cup in Russia. San Jose-based club Deportivo Saprissa said on its Web site that medical tests showed...

Russia to Continue Pursuing Cooperation Policy in Latin America

Moscow will follow the US policy with respect to the countries of Latin America in light of US President Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo to head the State Department, Alexander Schetinin, the director of the Russian Foreign...

Ancient Mummies in Peru ‘Not Human, Possibly Alien’: Scientists

"They look like humans, but they are not. Its anatomical structure is different," the researchers said, speculating that the remains may be extraterrestrial. Mummified remains found in an ancient Peruvian temple in Nazca last year are not human and may in fact be alien in...

World Cup 2018: Could Costa Rica Win It?

World Cup qualifying has ended and we now know all 32 teams who will compete at next June's finals in Russia. Costa Rica and Panama are the only two Central American teams to have qualified, the third for Costa Rica and the first for...

Costa Rica Will Not Face In Russia A Group As Terrifying As In Brazil

Costa Rica has a good chance of coming out triumphant in the 2018 World Cup next year, from June 14 to July 15. At least not face in Russia a group as terrifying as in Brazil in 2014. The Costa Rican national team, "La Sele", will...

From Russia, With Love: the Sudden Resurgence of the Soviet Villain

For decades, Hollywood saw red. From the 1950s, when Boris Badenov menaced Rocky and Bullwinkle, to the late 1980s, when a different Rocky defeated Ivan Drago, the Soviet Union provided the most memorable movie villains—ideal foes in a world shaped by the Cold War,...

A Look at President Putin’s New Wheels

President Vladimir Putin has familiarized himself with the Russian-made limousine, part of the 'Cortege' project, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov has confirmed. The brand new series of official vehicles is expected to be released in time for the inauguration following next year's...

Russia Sides with Cuban Dictatorship, Calls Trump’s Policy Reversal “Cold War Rhetoric”

Vladimir Putin (left) with Cuba’s President Raul Castro TODAY CUBA – Russia has expressed its “unyielding solidarity” with Cuba following US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would be reversing many Obama-era policies intended to thaw relations with the island. Russia’s Foreign Ministry didn’t wait long...

Lunar New Year

(Q24N) This just in from CNN. Today’s headlines are so packed with fodder for stand-up comedians it is hard to pick a starting point. Literally, you could tack the New York Times to a wall and select your news by throwing a dart from...

“Good evening. This is the news. The USSR no longer exists…”

Q24N - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has accused the West of "provoking Russia" and said the USSR collapsed in 1991 because of "treachery". The BBC's Steve Rosenberg in Moscow was given a rare interview with him, 25 years after the USSR's demise. Mikhail Gorbachev, 85,...

Costa Rica Beat Russia 4-3 in Friendly

(QSPORTS) Russia's loss is being blamed on poor defence and veteran Vasily Berezutsky as the weak link as coach Stanislav Cherchesov gave opportunities to young players. Costa Rica 4-3 win provided a blow Sunday to Russia's hopes of rebuilding in time for the 2018 World...

Cuba Remains Russia’s Most Trustworthy Partner in Latin America

(Sputnik) — Cuba remains the most trustworthy Russian partner in Latin American and Caribbean States, the speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament, Sergei Naryshkin, said Thursday. "Cuba remains our most reliable and trustworthy partner in Latin America and the Caribbean Basin… I would love to stress one more time, that...

Russia To Build Spy Base in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – Russia has agreed a deal to build an electronic intelligence-gathering base in Nicaragua, which will no doubt renew fears of a new Cold War. Moscow will also give Nicaragua 50 tanks as part of the deal In the 1980s Nicaragua’s Sandinista...

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