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Help Central America Preserve the Carey Turtle by Adopting One

Help Central America Preserve the Carey Turtle by Adopting One

Pretoma, has been tracking Carey turtles via satellite in Guanacaste since 2010 in order to help preserve them and you can help by adopting one of them continue reading »

Japan Donates $9 Million to Costa Rica to Help Preserve their National Parks

Japan Donates $9 Million to Costa Rica to Help Preserve their National Parks

The Costa Rican government has announced that Japan has donated $9 million to help preserve the countries national parks and wild-life areas. continue reading »

Costa Rica to Invest $250 Million to Upgrades Its Electricity Supply to Growing Demand

Costa Rica to Invest $250 Million to Upgrades Its Electricity Supply to Growing Demand

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved $250 million in financing to strengthen the development of Costa Rica’s electricity sector to help meet the country’s growing electricity demand, increase competitiveness, and raise living standards. continue reading »

Costa Rican Authorities Destroy over 500,000 Marijuana Plants

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 »

Costa Rica and Colombia Happiest Countries in the World

Costa Rica and Colombia Happiest Countries in the World

A new report published today finds the UK is less efficient than Jamaica and most Latin American nations at using environmental resources to create long and happy lives for its citizens. continue reading »

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

For the fourth consecutive year the Cervantes Institute is celebrating "El Dia E" (The Day of Spanish), an event that marks the global consolidation and expansion of Spanish language and culture, with more than 50 cities joining in. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

With daily reports of homicides, violent crimes, and corruption occurring in Latin America it is obvious that Latin America is struggling with peace. Check out Hispanically Speaking News's Infographic to see the global rankings and scores of Latin American countries in terms of peace. continue reading »

Costa Rica Named Best Latin American Wedding Destination

Costa Rica Named Best Latin American Wedding Destination

According to everything-wedding website TheKnot.com’s 2012 Wedding Destination Study, Costa Rica is the best place in to tie the knot in Latin America. The study found that 1 in every 4 destination weddings in Latin continue reading »

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet, according to the findings of a new report to be released at the Rio+20 summit. continue reading »

Fashion Meets Social Responsibility in Latin Designers’ Handbags

Fashion Meets Social Responsibility in Latin Designers’ Handbags

Fashion and social responsibility go hand-in-hand for up-and-coming designers like Marisa Collado from Mexico and Costa Rica's Jennifer Lang, who provide employment for the indigenous communities that produce their handbags that have won awards in New York. continue reading »

Nicaragua Plans to Construct Interoceanic Canal Within 10 Years

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 »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

Costa Rica’s Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), compiled a report regarding "Alcohol Drinking Patterns in Latin America." This study was based on nationwide surveys conducted in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican Republic and Venezuela. continue reading »

Costa Rica’s Mysterious Spheres May Soon be Added to World Heritage List

Costa Rica’s Mysterious Spheres May Soon be Added to World Heritage List

The Costa Rican Diquís Spheres, which date back to the pre-Columbian era, are believed to have been carved between 200 BC and 1500 AD and may finally be included on the Wild Heritage List. continue reading »

Costa Rica Cat Fight: ‘Real Housewives of Orange Country’ Travel With Luggage AND Baggage

Costa Rica Cat Fight: ‘Real Housewives of Orange Country’ Travel With Luggage AND Baggage

The women of the Real Housewives of Orange County traveled to Costa Rica recently and Tuesday's episode saw them taking both luggage and baggage with them. continue reading »

Pope Benedict Receives President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla Miranda

Pope Benedict Receives President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla Miranda

This morning the Holy Father Benedict XVI received in audience Laura Chinchilla Miranda, president of Costa Rica. The president subsequently went on to meet with Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. who was accompanied by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States. continue reading »