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Costa Rica: Country in Central America
Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a sovereign state in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island. It has a population of around 5 million in a land area of 51,060 square kilometers. An estimated 333,980 people live in the capital and largest city, San José with around 2 million people in the surrounding metropolitan area.


Mexican authorities detain Costa Rican priest accused of child abuse

A Roman Catholic priest charged with raping a 12-year-old boy in Costa Rica in 2003 has been detained by Mexican authorities, a Costa Rican official said on Monday, just weeks before a statute of..
Reuters - Published

Costa Rica: Tainted alcohol death toll rises to 25; 59 people affected overall

The number of victims poisoned by tainted liquor in Costa Rica has risen to 25 but none were American tourists, says the country's Ministry of Health.
USATODAY.com - Published

▶ Videos for Costa Rica

Brazil's dos Santos takes 400m hurdles gold [Video]Brazil's dos Santos takes 400m hurdles gold

Brazil's Alison dos Santos stormed to victory in 48.45 of 400m hurdles after leader Juander Santos of the Dominican Republic hit the final hurdle. Cuba's Yarisley Silva won her third consecutive Pan Am..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:37Published

Nicaragua anniversary: The regrets of ex-revolutionaries [Video]Nicaragua anniversary: The regrets of ex-revolutionaries

Political repression has worsened since mass protests began last year and many have fled to Costa Rica.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

Costa Rican man faces down hungry crocodiles to make ends meet [Video]Costa Rican man faces down hungry crocodiles to make ends meet

A 27-year-old man feeds wild crocodiles on the banks of River Tarcoles, Puntarenas province in Costa Rica for tourists willing to pay money for the spectacle.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Derby let Chelsea speak to Lampard over manager vacancy [Video]Derby let Chelsea speak to Lampard over manager vacancy

Chelsea can begin talks with Frank Lampard over their manager vacancy, Derby County have confirmed.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:21Published


Costa Rica and Panama bust migrant-smuggling ring, arrest dozens

Costa Rican and Panamanian officials on Tuesday morning arrested nearly 50 people linked to an international network suspected of smuggling migrants through Central America and toward the United..
Reuters - Published

Death toll from tainted Costa Rica alcohol rises

Costa Rican Health Ministry says it searched a facility belonging to one of the suppliers and confiscated boxes of the product
CBS News - Published

Costa Rica blames 19 deaths on tainted alcohol: What you need to know

After Costa Rica confiscated 30,000 bottles of counterfeit liquor, authorities are investigating whether alcohol played a role in tourist deaths.
USATODAY.com - Published

Tainted alcohol suspected of killing at least 19 in Costa Rica

The government has confiscated about 30,000 bottles of alcohol suspected to be poisoned
CBS News - Published

Costa Rica education minister resigns under Evangelical fire for LGBTQ policy

Costa Rica's education minister Edgar Mora resigned on Monday following protests against policies including his support for gender-neutral bathrooms, in a sign the cultural issues that dominated last..
Reuters - Published

Mexico beats Costa Rica in shootout, reaches Gold Cup semis

Mexico beat Costa Rica 5-4 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie and advanced to a semifinal against Haiti at the CONCACAF Gold Cup
USATODAY.com - Published

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes in Panama region - USGS

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck on the border between Panama and Costa Rica on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Reuters - Published

Nicaragua arrests four men suspected of ties to Islamic State

Four men with suspected ties to the Islamic State militant group were captured on Tuesday by members of the Nicaraguan armed forces after entering the country illegally from Costa Rica, Nicaraguan..
Reuters - Published

Thousands in Costa Rica celebrate in first pride march since gay marriage ruling

Tens of thousands of Costa Ricans celebrated gay pride on Sunday in the capital, San Jose, in the first such march since the country's constitutional court promised same-sex couples the right to marry..
Reuters - Published

Costa Rican meteorite is rare "extraterrestrial mud ball"

"It formed in an environment free of life, then was preserved in the cold and vacuum of space for 4.56 billion years, and then dropped in Costa Rica"
CBS News - Published

Quake of 6.1 magnitude in Panama injures one, no initial reports of deaths

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake rattled homes in southwest Panama on Sunday near the border with Costa Rica, damaging buildings and injuring at least one person, but there were no immediate reports of..
Reuters - Published

Indigenous land activist shot dead in Costa Rica

Unknown attackers shot dead a well-known Costa Rican activist who defended land for the Bribri indigenous people in the Central American country, the government said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Costa Rica's Church seeks forgiveness after priests accused of abuse

The Catholic Church in Costa Rica on Friday asked for forgiveness following recent accusations that three of its priests sexually abused minors, amid a clerical abuse scandal that has ravaged the..
Reuters - Published

Tiny Costa Rica Has a Green New Deal, Too. It Matters for the Whole Planet.

Costa Rica's first lady is leading a green new deal of sorts for her country. If it succeeds, it would provide a road map to others.
NYTimes.com - Published

Southwest helps bridesmaid avoid fiasco when dress for Costa Rican wedding is left behind

Thanks to Southwest, a bridesmaid's dress doesn't have to be the "something borrowed" in a friend's wedding.
USATODAY.com - Published

Costa Rica's best animal encounters: Face-to-face with sloths, monkeys and more

From sloths to shelter dogs, travelers will find lots of opportunities for animal interaction in Costa Rica.
USATODAY.com - Published

Costa Rica's best animal encounters

From sloths to shelter dogs, travelers will find lots of opportunities for animal interaction in Costa Rica.
USATODAY.com - Published

Unvaccinated French boy brings measles to Costa Rica for the first time in five years

A French boy on vacation is suspected of bringing measles to Costa Rica, which last saw a case of measles in 2014.
USATODAY.com - Published

Ex-Costa Rican president accused of assaults

Emma Daly, communications director for Human Rights Watch, says former Costa Rican president Oscar Arias groped her in a hotel lobby in Nicaragua in 1990 when she was working as a young journalist..
USATODAY.com - Published

New deep sea creatures found in the waters off Costa Rica

An expedition off the coast of Costa Rica just discovered several new species that are new to science.
USATODAY.com - Published

Lletget leads US to 2nd straight win under Berhalter

Sebastian Lletget scored and assisted in his return to the site of his career-interrupting foot injury two years ago, leading the United States over Costa Rica 2-0 and making Gregg Berhalter just the..
USATODAY.com - Published

Berhalter makes 2 changes for US in match vs. Costa Rica

U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter has made two changes to his lineup in his second game leading the national team
USATODAY.com - Published

Acosta, Glad, Bono, Miller cut from US roster

Colorado midfielder Kellyn Acosta has been cut from the U.S. soccer roster for upcoming exhibitions against Panama and Costa Rica along with Salt Lake defender Justen Glad along with goalkeepers Alex..
USATODAY.com - Published

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