As the strike in Costa Rica’s Caribbean port city of Limón stretched into its tenth day, importers and exporters are struggling to meet their obligations to customers, according to several sources consulted by The Tico Times. Despite the port remaining open, the ongoing strike has created an administrative backlog that has delayed some shipments by as much as 72 hours.
A roundup of events going on Oct. 31 – Nov. 5.
On Wednesday night a massive phreatic eruption spewed ash, rocks and possibly magma from the Turrialba Volcano, located 60 kilometers northeast of Costa Rica’s capital, San José. Here are some of the most incredible photos from around the web.
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There are haunted houses and haunted caves – but San Ramón has a haunted tree. It’s not sprouting ghosts or sheltering goblins, but some very strange things have happened to people walking past it in the Central Park of this pleasant town in the province of Alajuela.
Costa Rica’s National Emergency Commission on Thursday raised its alert status from green to yellow – the second highest advisory level – in the Cartago cantons of Turrialba, Jiménez, Alvarado, Oreamuno and Cartago Central following increased activity at the Turrialba Volcano on Wednesday night.
Poverty and extreme poverty have climbed to a four-year high in Costa Rica – 22.4 percent – according to the 2014 National Statistics and Census Institute’s National Household Survey.
Loud rumblings and ash covering roofs, gardens, roads and cars are the first results of increased activity at Turrialba Volcano, located northeast of the province Cartago, that started late Wednesday evening and continued Thursday.
Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory is small beans compared to Puerto Viejo.
Argentinian musician Kevin Johansen and his band The Nada (a play on the phrase “de nada”), along with Argentinian caricaturist Ricardo Siri, known as “Liniers,” swept their Costa Rican audience off its feet during their first concert in Costa Rica Tuesday night. Those who visited the Jazz Café Escazú for a night of unwonted music with a broad Latin American perspective simply fell in love.
According to the attorney for Mora’s family, Rodrigo Araya, defendant Ernesto Enrique Centeno is in quarantine at Sandoval prison with chicken pox.
The supermarket chain’s new “Responsibly Grown” produce rating system was launched earlier in October and divides fruits, flowers and vegetables into three categories: Good, Better and Best, based on suppliers’ farming practices.
NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico – A group of Mexican police officers were questioned Friday over claims they kidnapped three U.S. siblings who were found dead in the northeast of the country near the U.S. border.
LOS ANGELES, California – Virgin Galactic’s pioneering spacecraft designed to take tourists into space crashed Friday in California, killing one of the two pilots and scattering debris across the desert.
Representatives of the students and their families said they’ll stage protests in various cities nationwide on Nov. 5.