1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to secondary content



iOntheAmericas

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

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 »

Costa Rican Hotels Focused on Offering Guests ‘Green’ Experience

Costa Rican Hotels Focused on Offering Guests ‘Green’ Experience

In Costa Rican news, the hotel industry is now focused on offering guest a truly 'green' experience by constructing environmentally sustainable properties. continue reading »

Costa Rican Volcano Park No Longer Charging Admission Due to Violence

Costa Rican Volcano Park No Longer Charging Admission Due to Violence

As the violence at Costa Rica's Arenal Volcano National Park (Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal) continues, park officials have made the decision to no longer charge admission to the park. continue reading »

Costa Rican Zoo Welcomes First King Vulture Born in Captivity

Costa Rican Zoo Welcomes First King Vulture Born in Captivity

Costa Rica's Zoo Ave has managed the first birth in captivity in Latin America of a king vulture, the zoological park said Wednesday. Zoo Ave, a respected animal rescue center, operates a zoological park located about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. continue reading »

Latin America Vows to Protect Sharks and Fight Asian Interests

Latin America Vows to Protect Sharks and Fight Asian Interests

Latin America adopted a nearly unanimous position Wednesday at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, meeting in Bangkok to protect sharks, putting its weight behind a proposal that the Asian bloc considers unacceptable. continue reading »

18 American Tourists Held at Gunpoint While Hotel Rooms Ransacked in Costa Rica

18 American Tourists Held at Gunpoint While Hotel Rooms Ransacked in Costa Rica

Costa Rican authorities in Talamanca, Limon are reporting 18 American tourists were held at gunpoint while their hotel rooms were ransacked. continue reading »

Costa Rican Murder Rate Down in 2012

Costa Rican Murder Rate Down in 2012

The murder rate in Costa Rica fell slightly during 2012 to 8.9 per 100,000 residents from its level in 2011 of 10.3 per 100,000, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

In Latin America News:  Costa Rica Constructing $96M Oil Terminal

In Latin America News:  Costa Rica Constructing $96M Oil Terminal

In Latin America news, Costa Rica is beginning the construction of a new $96 million oil terminal to handle larger oil tankers at the port. continue reading »

Rocker Bono Vacationing in Costa Rica Amidst Rumors His Wife Was Injured in Accident

Rocker Bono Vacationing in Costa Rica Amidst Rumors His Wife Was Injured in Accident

Costa Rica media is reporting Bono, humanitarian and lead singer of U-2, had been vacationing there for over a week when his wife, Alison suffered an accident. continue reading »

Chinese in Costa Rica Break Fried Rice Record

Chinese in Costa Rica Break Fried Rice Record

It may come as a surprise to those visiting Costa Rica that whether you are in a small town or large city, Chinese food is almost never too far away, thanks in large part to the Chinese living in the country. continue reading »

5 Dead After Costa Rica Motel Fire

5 Dead After Costa Rica Motel Fire

The Health Ministry said that on Dec. 19 he declared the Las Aguilas Motel uninhabitable due to the disrepair of its wooden construction and electrical system, continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Where Are the Top Outsourcing Destinations in Latin America?

INFOGRAPHIC: Where Are the Top Outsourcing Destinations in Latin America?

Latin America has become one of the top destinations for outsourcing. With 24 of the top 100 destination, it is evident that companies have their eyes on LatAm. Tholons has ranked the top 100 destinations. Internationally, Bangalore was the top destination. continue reading »