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US Embassy In San Jose Closed On Wednesday, Dec. 5 For National Day of Mourning

On Wednesday, December 5, the Embassy and Consular Section of the United States in San Jose, Costa Rica, will remain closed to join the national day of mourning to honor former President George H.W. Bush. Over 30 days, the United States flag will be at...

Saturday’s Demonstration At The U.S. Embassy In San Jose (Photos)

From Angie Vecchio, co-organizer of the event, live on Saturday, June 30, in front of the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, the official count was 80 Ticos (Costa Ricans) and Gringos (Americans) who gathered together to protest the demonizing of immigrants and refugees, and...

Costa Rica Prison Cams Stored For Two Years

Around US$500,000 worth of video surveillance equipment meant for Costa Rican prisons sat in the U.S. Embassy for years because officials didn’t know how to plug in the cameras. The State Department’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Office (INL) at the U.S. Embassy in San...

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...

United States Reaches Out To Costa Rica

The United States government, through the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, is in solidarity with the Costa Ricans affected by the passage of tropical storm Nate and is donating US$150,000 to support with the expenses of helicopter flights for the distribution of humanitarian supplies...

U.S. Helicopters In Costa Rica This Week

Q COSTA RICA  - A Blackhawk and Chinook of the Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF Bravo) arrived in Costa Rica Monday morning and will be in the country for the coming days, at the request of the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (CCSS), in...

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