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Top 5 Most Innovative Latin America Countries

Top 5 Most Innovative Latin America Countries

The World IntellectualProperty Organization (WIPO), Cornell University, and INSEAD have released the annual "The Global Innovation Index" (GII). continue reading »

Illegal Gold Mining Threatens One of Costa Rica’s National Park Treasures

Illegal Gold Mining Threatens One of Costa Rica’s National Park Treasures

Illegal gold mining is posing a threat to Corcovado National Park, home to Costa Rica's most biodiverse forest, media reports said. continue reading »

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

As healthcare costs continue to rise in the United States, many are looking to Latin America as a major medical tourism destination. continue reading »

Mexican Flight Attendant in Costa Rica Found to Have $160k Strapped to Body

Mexican Flight Attendant in Costa Rica Found to Have $160k Strapped to Body

A 28-year-old Mexican flight attendant was arrested in Costa Rica with $160,000 she was carrying attached to her body, the Security Ministry said. continue reading »

Highest Life Expectancies in Latin America

Highest Life Expectancies in Latin America

Life expectancy is the average number of years a person would live if the mortality rate remains constant in the future. Variables such as the quality of healthcare, ongoing wars, obesity, and HIV/AIDS infections affect each country's life expectancy. continue reading »

WATCH: Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano Roar (VIDEO)

WATCH: Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano Roar (VIDEO)

WATCH as Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano roars to life early Tuesday morning which has resulted in more than 160 mini-earthquakes, according to the Observatorio Vulcanologico. continue reading »

REPORT: Chilean Miner Movie “The 33” Will Feature Antonio Banderas

REPORT: Chilean Miner Movie “The 33” Will Feature Antonio Banderas

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas will star in "The 33," a film based on the story of survival of the miners buried for more than two months in a mine in northern Chile, Variety reported. continue reading »

U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica Makes “Gangnam Style” Video to Combat Visa Scams

U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica Makes “Gangnam Style” Video to Combat Visa Scams

Earlier this week, the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica released their version of South Korean Psy's "Gangname Style," but the video isn't just about fun. continue reading »

American Tourist In Costa Rica Dies After Attack

American Tourist In Costa Rica Dies After Attack

The family of 31-year-old Steven Adamn Flesch is mourning their loved one after he passed on Tuesday. Flesch, an experienced backpacker, was robbed and beaten in San Jose in March shortl continue reading »

Obama Says Private Sector is Key to Central American Development

Obama Says Private Sector is Key to Central American Development

U.S. President Barack Obama noted Saturday the private sector's enormous potential for Central American development, and urged a combination in the region of good government and a free market. continue reading »

Woman Dies from Lethal Butt Injections in Costa Rica

Woman Dies from Lethal Butt Injections in Costa Rica

Costa Rican authorities are reporting the death of a 33-year-old woman from illegal buttocks injections. The unidentified victim received butt shots as a cosmetic procedure that became infected. continue reading »

Costa Rica Continues to Combat Coffee Fungus

Costa Rica Continues to Combat Coffee Fungus

Costa Rican authorities will begin on April 22 the distribution of packs of agrichemicals that will enable coffee growers to combat a fungus known as leaf rust, which affects some 65 percent of the country's coffee plantations. continue reading »

Costa Rica to Bring Internet Access to Every Public School

Costa Rica to Bring Internet Access to Every Public School

The government of Costa Rica announced Friday a plan to install access to the Internet in every public school in the country in order to reduce the digital divide and have better teaching tools. continue reading »

Pres. Obama Will Visit Mexico, Costa Rica in May

Pres. Obama Will Visit Mexico, Costa Rica in May

President Barack Obama will travel to Mexico and Costa Rica during the first week of May as part of his efforts to strengthen the already-deep ties Washington shares with continue reading »

Cuban Singer Silvio Rodriguez Touring in Bolivia, Costa Roca, Peru

Cuban Singer Silvio Rodriguez Touring in Bolivia, Costa Roca, Peru

Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez will go on tour to Costa Rica, Bolivia and Peru next month, the island's official media said. continue reading »