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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 »

Birdwatchers Rejoice! Costa Rica Bird Lovers Release Field Guild App

Birdwatchers Rejoice! Costa Rica Bird Lovers Release Field Guild App

First birding app for Costa Rica is a digital field guide replete with photos, sounds, text, and range maps. The Costa Rica Birds-Field Guide app became available in the iTunes Store on Ja continue reading »

Corporate Tax Day Approaches in Costa Rica and Only 9 out of 10 Businesses Have Paid

Last Friday was the dreaded date for annual corporate taxes in Costa Rica to be paid. And either many businesses in the country forgot or they do not intend on paying continue reading »

Costa Rican Authorities Investigating Death of Hundreds of Sea Turtles

A formal investigation was launched Tuesday to determine the cause of death of about 280 sea turtles in the Gulf of Dulce, on the southern Pacific coast, a situation that was denounced by environmentalists, the Costa Rican Environment Ministry said. continue reading »

Woman on Trial for Killing Husband in Costa Rica, Says He Committed Suicide

Woman on Trial for Killing Husband in Costa Rica, Says He Committed Suicide

This week marked the start of Anne Maxin Patton’s trial. Patton is accused of killing her wealthy husband and is also facing charges in relation to the trafficking of diamonds. continue reading »

Property Taxes on ‘Luxury’ Homes in Costa Rica Increase 10-Fold

Property Taxes on ‘Luxury’ Homes in Costa Rica Increase 10-Fold

The Ministry of Hacienda Tax in Costa Rica has readjusted the property values of ‘luxury’ homes therefore increasing real estate taxes ten-fold. continue reading »