Panama Sees Rise in Migrants Passing Through the Darien Gap

Venise Felizor lay on a mattress in a warehouse-turned-shelter on a hot, sticky afternoon with her 20-month-old son, Wesly, in her arms, the boy coughing and wailing after suffering from diarrhea for days. Originally from Haiti, they recently appeared in this tiny Panamanian village after a six-day hike through the jungle along the Colombian border, … Continue reading Panama Sees Rise in Migrants Passing Through the Darien Gap

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Two Argentine Pilots Survive Plane Crash in Costa Rica’s San Jose

Two Argentine pilots survived when their light aircraft crash landed Friday in a heavily populated area of the capital of Costa Rica, officials said. The pilots climbed out of the wreckage of the plane after it came down in the Pavas neighborhood of San Jose, in an area full of homes and schools, witnesses and … Continue reading Two Argentine Pilots Survive Plane Crash in Costa Rica’s San Jose

How Costa Rica Became One of the Most Technological and Innovative Countries in Latin America

This country has a little less than 5 million inhabitants. But that has not prevented Costa Rica from being at the forefront of innovation in Latin America. Aside from being known as exporters of coffee and bananas, “Ticos” evolved towards the manufacture of microchips in the 1990s; then towards the export of services and advanced … Continue reading How Costa Rica Became One of the Most Technological and Innovative Countries in Latin America

Costa Rica Tree Frog Found in Box of Bananas at British Grocery Store

That's a very long journey. A tree frog from Costa Rica was discovered more than 5,300 miles away inside a box of bananas at a Lidl grocery store in Nottingham, England. According to the BBC, workers found it as they were unloading boxes of bananas on to the store's shelves. They named it Lloyd. Hayley … Continue reading Costa Rica Tree Frog Found in Box of Bananas at British Grocery Store

‘Narco Submarines’ Are Becoming More Common Among Costa Rica’s Cartels

On May 14, three people fled – or were chased – away from a narco submarine in Playa Llorona in Osa Peninsula in southwestern Costa Rica’s Corcovado Park. They left behind their ominous-looking gray homemade boat. The Fuerza Publica, Border Police and Coast Guard seized more than two tons of cocaine neatly stored aboard the … Continue reading ‘Narco Submarines’ Are Becoming More Common Among Costa Rica’s Cartels

6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Panama Near Costa Rica Border

A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated area of Panama near its border with Costa Rica on Sunday, causing some wooden porches to collapse and products to shake from store shelves. Panamanian authorities said at least two people had been injured in a village but gave no details. Sigifredo Perez, head of operations for Costa … Continue reading 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Panama Near Costa Rica Border

Costa Rica Air Safety Rating Downgraded to Category 2 by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday it had found Costa Rica does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization safety standards and reduced its rating to Category 2. The new rating means Costa Rica’s carriers can continue existing service to the United States but will not be allowed to establish new service to … Continue reading Costa Rica Air Safety Rating Downgraded to Category 2 by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

American Airlines Expanding Flight Options in Costa Rica

Visitors to Costa Rica will have additional flight options when the world’s largest airline expands it service to the country. Starting Dec. 18, 2019, American Airlines will offer a second daily flight from its Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) hub to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and another to Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). The flights … Continue reading American Airlines Expanding Flight Options in Costa Rica

San Carlos Wins First-Ever Championship to Take Spot for Costa Rica in CONCACAF Champions League

A.D. San Carlos has made history. With Wednesday’s scoreless draw against Saprissa at Carlos Ugalde Álvarez Stadium in Ciudad Quesada, the Toros del Norte (Bulls of the North) captured their first-ever championship in Costa Rica’s top division. Despite a 1-1 draw in Sunday’s first leg, played at Ricardo Saprissa Stadium in Tibás, the Sancarleños earned … Continue reading San Carlos Wins First-Ever Championship to Take Spot for Costa Rica in CONCACAF Champions League

8 in 10 Nicaraguans Exiled in Cuba Would Return Home

Eight out of ten Nicaraguans exiled in Costa Rica would return to the country, according to a study by the Arias Foundation, which highlights that persecution and harassment, death threats and fear, are the main reasons why Nicaraguans fled. The research, carried out by the Nicaraguan sociologist Elvira Cuadra and retired major of the National … Continue reading 8 in 10 Nicaraguans Exiled in Cuba Would Return Home

Goalkeeper Keylor Navas is Leaving Real Madrid

Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas would be out of Real Madrid, affirms Spanish website Jugones. Navas apparently received the official communication from head coach Zinedine Zidane. The Costa Rican will headline his last match as part of “Los Blancos” this Sunday, May 19 when Real Madrid faces Betis at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. Keylor Navas … Continue reading Goalkeeper Keylor Navas is Leaving Real Madrid

Costa Rica is Second Country With the Least Violence in Central America

Despite the fact that the homicides have worried the population and authorities in the country, Costa Rica is the second with the least violence in Central America, only behind Panama. The data was announced at the XIV Central American Security Conference (XIV Conferencia de Seguridad Centroamericana) in Honduras, which was attended by Security Minister Michael … Continue reading Costa Rica is Second Country With the Least Violence in Central America

WATCH: First Trailer for Freeform’s “Party of Five” Reboot Starring Latino Cast and Focusing on Immigrant Family

There’s a new Party of Five in town. On Tuesday, Freeform debuted the first trailer for the upcoming reboot at the Walt Disney Television Upfront presentation in New York City. In this remake of the classic series, the Acosta family learns to cope with separation when their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico. The … Continue reading WATCH: First Trailer for Freeform’s “Party of Five” Reboot Starring Latino Cast and Focusing on Immigrant Family

Demi Lovato Thanks Friends Who Helped Her Through ‘Darkest Moments’

Demi Lovato is showing some love to her best friends who have helped her through some of her “darkest moments.” After returning from her recent vacation to Bora Bora with pals Sara Elizabeth Mitchell a.k.a. Sirah and Matthew Scott Montgomery, Lovato, 26, opened up about the importance of their friendship, especially in the wake of … Continue reading Demi Lovato Thanks Friends Who Helped Her Through ‘Darkest Moments’