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Costa Rica’s Biodiversity Growing: 5,000 New Species Catalogued

Research for the updating of Costa Rica's National Biodiversity Strategy has detected roughly 5,000 new species in the Central American country, officials said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

Latin America proves to be home to some of the happiest places on earth. While Costa Rica is the global leader, some other countries did not fare as well. continue reading »

Costa Rican Authorities Destroy over 500,000 Marijuana Plants

Police destroyed 562,757 marijuana plants in the mountains of Talamanca, a canton in southern Costa Rica, but no arrests were made, the Security Ministry said. continue reading »

Nicaragua Plans to Construct Interoceanic Canal Within 10 Years

Nicaragua's government plans to build a $30 billion interoceanic canal within the next 10 years, calling that project a "priority" and an addition to the country's "national heritage." continue reading »

Stranded 50 Days in Costa Rican airport, Cuban Asylum Seeker Denied Entry

Costa Rica's migration court rejected on Friday a request for asylum from a Cuban who has spent the past 50 days at San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport. continue reading »

Costa Rican President Comes to the Rescue of Hit and Run Victims

Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla became the heroine of a tragic hit and run accident injuring three people last night when her security detail arrived on the scene. continue reading »

Mel Gibson Selling Costa Rica Estate for $29.8 million

Oscar-winning actor and director Mel Gibson has put his holiday home in Costa Rica on the market for $29.8 million after family troubles. continue reading »

53 New Species of Insects Fungi and Plants Found in Costa Rica

The rich forests of Costa Rica provided the setting this year for science to discover 53 new species of insects, fungi and plants. continue reading »

Costa Rica Considering Eliminating Airbags in Vehicles

Earlier this year, transport officials became divided over the topic of airbags in vehicles in the country. Though the requirement, that all vehicles entering the country must have at least two airbags continue reading »

Puerto Rican Independence Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month

The 15th of September marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, 30 days celebrating the Latino culture and heritage shared by over 50 million Americans. Even before President Lyndon Johnson chose the 15th as the start of Hispanic Heritage Week in the 1960s continue reading »

Giant Brawl in Costa Rican Fútbol (VIDEO)

The rivalry between Alajuanse and Herediano, Costa Rica’s top 2 Fútbol clubs took a nasty turn Sunday; watch the melee inside. continue reading »

RELAX this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

RELAX this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

Take a Look at Costa Rica’s Own “Slut Walk” (VIDEO)

For the first time ever in Costa Rica, and in response to a bishop’s remarks on modesty, thousands of women marched to stop objectification and violence against women. continue reading »

Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Your backstage pass to HS-News showcase of emerging and established Latino musical talent. continue reading »

Costa Rica Joins UN Human Rights Council for First Time, While Chile and Peru Return

Six countries that have never previously served on the United Nations Human Rights Council are among 15 new members of the Geneva-based body after a round of balloting among UN Member States this past Friday morning. continue reading »

Costa Rica to Spent $132 Million to Address Its at Risk-Youth

Costa Rica will support children and youth at risk for criminal activities, rehabilitate people in conflict with the law, and strengthen the institutional capacity continue reading »

3rd HS Students Body Found in Costa Rica, 52 People Have Died from Drowning This Year

Authorities have located the body of a U.S high school student that was swept out to sea in Costa Rica, making it the third such find. A total of eight high school students from Ohio traveled to Costa Rica for a religious mission, in a non-school sponsored trip. During the trip the student visited the Bejuco beach when a strong undertow swept three of the students into the Pacific Ocean. continue reading »

WIKILEAKS: ‘Raw Sewage Everywhere’ In Costa Rica

The American Embassy in San José de Costa Rica, wrote a series of now public diplomatic wires about reasons why the Central American nation does not live to its tourism paradise image. continue reading »

Secretary of State Clinton’s Official Remarks After Meeting with Costa Rican Minister Rene Castro

it is a great pleasure for me to welcome Dr. Castro here today. I first met him when he was the incoming foreign minister, and he welcomed me to the Pathways for Prosperity Summit in San Jose. And it’s wonderful for me now to see you, Minister, here in Washington. continue reading »

Inter-American Development Bank Leadership to Visit Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras

The President of the Inter-American Development Bank, (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, will visit Costa Rica,Panama, and Honduras March 1-4 to move forward to discuss the development agenda of the Central American countries. IDB is the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. continue reading »