The Tico Times chats with Sandra Cauffman, the deputy project manager for NASA’s MAVEN satellite mission to Mars.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – A high court in San Salvador on Thursday revoked a house arrest ordered for former President Francisco Flores, and ruled that he should be sent to prison while awaiting trial on corruption charges. Flores is accused of misappropriating $15 million in donated funds from the government of Taiwan.
Tourists looking to save some money on a low season jaunt to Monteverde, take note. The main highway to the cloud forest national park, Route 606 between Guacimal and Santa Elena, will see road closures for six weeks starting Sept. 23, according to statement from the National Roadway Council.
A roundup of events going on Sept. 19 – 25.
Amid a national debate over a proposed change in mobile Internet rates, a study released this week shows that rate plans from state-owned carrier Kölbi, part of the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), are generally less expensive than competing plans with similar features.
Migration is one of the greatest social issues of the 21st century, affecting more than 230 million people worldwide. With that number estimated to nearly double by 2050, the United Nation’s International Organization for Migration is going to have its work cut out for it. And that work belongs to IOM Deputy Director General Laura Thompson.
A harrowing Thursday evening continued into early Friday morning for hundreds of motorists trapped on the Braulio Carrillo Highway that connects San José to the Caribbean port city of Limón. Heavy rains triggered multiple landslides that stranded 380 people for hours in the dark and rain.
Given a historic chance to go it alone as an independent nation, Scottish voters instead appeared early Friday to be sticking with the United Kingdom following a vote that was marked by extraordinary turnout.
Employees at 345 hotels across Costa Rica are conducting cleaning campaigns in their communities to eliminate potential breeding sites for mosquitoes that transmit the dengue and chikungunya viruses. The good news is that the number of dengue cases has dropped by 79 percent this month compared to the same period last year.