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Costa Rica’s Dog Dilemma - One Million Abandoned a Year and 95% Come from Puppy Mills

Costa Rica’s Dog Dilemma - One Million Abandoned a Year and 95% Come from Puppy Mills

Any responsible pet owner knows that owning pets, especially dogs, is a big responsibility. However, in Costa Rica there is a big dog dilemma. With thousands of puppy mills, so-called breeders, continue reading »

Top Tax Officials in Costa Rica Resign en Mass for Not Paying Their Own Taxes

Top Tax Officials in Costa Rica Resign en Mass for Not Paying Their Own Taxes

In an effort to reduce an increasing federal deficit, Costa Rica’s President Laura Chinchilla has pushed for a tax hike, all the while without knowing that allegedly several of her staff members were not paying their own taxes. continue reading »

Mel Gibson Selling Costa Rica Estate for $29.8 million

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 »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: In 24-Hour Period Close to $1 Billion Worth of Cocaine Seized

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: In 24-Hour Period Close to $1 Billion Worth of Cocaine Seized

In two separate incidents in a 24-hour period, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operating out of Corpus Christi, Texas, detected two go-fast vessels carrying more than 10,000 pounds of cocaine with a combined value of more than $779 million. continue reading »

UPDATE:  Secretary Napolitano Visit to El Salvador and Costa Rica

UPDATE:  Secretary Napolitano Visit to El Salvador and Costa Rica

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano,traveled to San Salvador, El Salvador and San Jose, Costa Rica to meet with international counterparts continue reading »

Will Smith Posts Photos of Him, Son Jaden Filming ‘After Earth’ in Costa Rica

Will Smith Posts Photos of Him, Son Jaden Filming ‘After Earth’ in Costa Rica

This week marked the start of filming for “After Earth” in Costa Rica. Just ahead of filming, star Will Smith began posting photos of him and his son, Jaden, around the beautiful country. continue reading »

Costa Rican Girl (12) Raped by Father; Gives Birth to Brother, Struggles to Maintain Family (VIDEO)

Costa Rican Girl (12) Raped by Father; Gives Birth to Brother, Struggles to Maintain Family (VIDEO)

In the small town of Cuajiniquil, Costa Rica, a young girl’s life has been changed forever after being a victim of incest. At just 12 years of age, “Gisell” was raped by her father, Javier Luna Lopez. After the rape, she soon found out she was pregnant. She gave birth to a baby boy, her son, yet also her brother. continue reading »

Will Smith Heading to Costa Rica to Begin Filming ‘After Earth’ From Director M. Night Shyamalan

Will Smith Heading to Costa Rica to Begin Filming ‘After Earth’ From Director M. Night Shyamalan

Actor Will Smith will soon be heading for Costa Rica to shoot his latest film “After Earth”. The “I Am Legend” star and son Jaden, are scheduled to begin shooting on Febr continue reading »

One Ton of Cocaine Seized in Costa Rica

Costa Rican authorities seized a ton of of cocaine and arrested five people in connection with the consignment, Security Minister Mario Zamora told a press conference. continue reading »

Starbucks Coming to Coffee Bean Capital, Costa Rica

Starbucks Coming to Coffee Bean Capital, Costa Rica

Starbucks continues to expand in Central America, in keeping with its plans announced in August of 2010, with an announcement that it will open its first Costa Rican location. continue reading »

New York Teacher Lies About Daughter Dying to Extend Costa Rican Vacation

New York Teacher Lies About Daughter Dying to Extend Costa Rican Vacation

A New York mother is in serious trouble after she forged her daughter’s death just so she and her family could stretch out their vacation in Costa Rica for a week longer than she’d requested. continue reading »

No Marijuana Beer for Costa Rica

No Marijuana Beer for Costa Rica

The Alto Tribunal de Casación Administrativo of Costa Rica has spoken and the eco-friendly nation will be not be offering its citizens and millions of tourists marijuana –flavored beer. continue reading »

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

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 »

After Photos with Fans in Costa Rica, Miley Cyrus Called ‘A**hole” - Responds with “WTF?” (VIDEO)

After Photos with Fans in Costa Rica, Miley Cyrus Called ‘A**hole” - Responds with “WTF?” (VIDEO)

On a recent trip to Costa Rica, former Disney starlet Miley Cyrus was cursed at while signing autographs for fans, and she’s now catching flak for it, as some are claiming she “flipped out” and started swearing at her fans. continue reading »

Nicaragua Files Suit Against Costa Rica at World Court Over Border Violations

Nicaragua Files Suit Against Costa Rica at World Court Over Border Violations

Nicaragua has filed suit against Costa Rica at the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ), citing violations to national sovereignty and major environmental damages to its territory due to the construction of a new road along the banks of the San Juan River. continue reading »