HAVANA, Cuba – Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill called in a historic meeting Friday for restored Christian unity and urgent action to help Christians threatened by violence in the Middle East.
Rama-Kriol leaders say they were coerced into consenting for the planned $50-billion Nicaragua Canal project to pass through their territory.
The proposed construction of a landfill in the canton of Mora, 20 kilometers west of San José, has angered local residents who say they will fight to protect their natural resources. But time is running out.
A roundup of arts and culture in Costa Rica from Feb. 5-11 – our picks for the can’t-miss events.
U.S. President Barack Obama told Democratic supporters Thursday not to “despair” over the Supreme Court’s decision to issue a stay on the administration’s Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, saying that “we are very confident we are on strong legal footing here.”
After a disastrous International Arts Festival last year, Costa Rica’s Culture Ministry announced it will regroup with a National Arts Festival.
Paralyzed from the waist down, Anakin the orphaned sloth is impressing handlers at his Manuel Antonio rescue center.
Officials said the fight erupted following a dispute between leaders of two rival groups, including one led by a member of the Zetas drug cartel. The 60-year-old penitentiary houses 3,800 inmates, twice its capacity.
NATO dispatched warships to the Aegean Sea on Thursday to target people-smuggling operations, in an attempt to cope with the huge wave of migrants seeking to reach Europe’s shores.
Former President Mauricio Funes (2009-2014) faces civil trial for alleged illegal enrichment. He says the charges stem from a “political vendetta.”