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.
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
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..
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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