The 2015 Global Peace Index sought to quantify the economic impact of violence around the world and ranked nations by how peaceful they are.
U.S. stocks faced their worst day of the year on Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average plunging 350 points. It was part of a sell-off that spanned three continents after negotiations between Greece and its creditors broke down over the weekend and Athens closed the nation’s banks.
Groaning under at least $73 billion in debt, Puerto Rico — which is being called “America’s Greece” — is staggering down a path towards default, a scenario that could ripple across cities and states that depend on bonds for building everything from schools to stadiums.
The movement, fomented by a photo-editing tool that Facebook launched Friday, is a response to major news events that we’ve seen before: Profile picture change campaigns have become as common as cat videos on certain social networks. There were green filters for Iranian protesters in 2009, yellow ribbons for Hong Kong in 2014, black dots to oppose sexual violence in India, Arabic “Ns” to support Iraqi Christians.
A Costa Rican fan named Marcela last Thursday climbed onstage in Chicago and danced with lead singer Bono, who loves Costa Rica and its people.
NBC, like Univision, said it will no longer air the Trump-partnered pageants Miss USA and Miss Universe.
In a couple days, customers of the Costa Rican Water and Sewer Institute (AyA) will see a decrease in their monthly water bills thanks to a 26 percent decrease in tap water rates and a 13 percent drop in sewage service rates that will take effect on Wednesday, July 1.
Craig Schieber, a gold medalist surfer, told The Tico Times that he and three surfer buddies organized what he termed a “Surf and Rescue” team to save the deer’s life after it galloped quickly into the sea.
Reports from the National Emergency Commission said that 1,585 homes were lost to flooding. Currently 745 people are living in 12 emergency shelters with the majority in Matina, Limón, and Sarapiquí, Heredia, where 380 and 342 people are temporarily housed, respectively.
The removal of more than 4,000 cubic meters of debris that over the weekend blocked Costa Rica’s Route 32 between San José and Limón continued on Monday, with officials from the Public Works and Transport Ministry estimating that transit on the highway would remain closed at least until Tuesday.