“I slept with the enemy,” Pinto said, describing the final year and a half of his tenure with the Costa Rican Football Federation (Fedefut).
The foreign ministers of three Central American nations – appearing jointly at a Washington conference on immigration policy – today urged the United States to protect the welfare of all children trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border while helping their governments fight the poverty, gangs and drug-fueled violence that forces these unaccompanied minors to flee their countries in the first place.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – It was one of the worst scenes so far in a war that has put civilians in the crosshairs. An elementary school packed with hundreds of Palestinian evacuees seeking shelter under U.N. protection came under heavy fire Thursday, leaving 16 people dead and more than 100 wounded, including women, children and infants.
A U.S. man has been missing inside Corcovado National Park in the country’s southwestern Osa Peninsula for more than two weeks, Red Cross officials confirmed to The Tico Times on Thursday.
“[Police] found an enormous leatherback turtle in the trunk,” said a press release from the Public Security Ministry. “It was alive and flapping its fins as if asking for help.”
Jorge Luis Pinto will not coach again for the Ticos. After leading Costa Rica to its greatest World Cup performance ever, Pinto now will seek out other opportunities in the Americas.
For the second week in a row, Costa Rica received a strong shake from an earthquake. A magnitude-4.3 earthquake rumbled through the country Thursday at 12:48 p.m., according to the Seismic Engineering Laboratory at the University of Costa Rica. The epicenter was located in Guácima, Alajuela, just outside the capital.
Tourism business owners on Wednesday voiced total opposition to a new Environment Ministry (MINAE) decree extending the collection of a 15 percent sales tax to several activities that were previously exempt.
Inequality and access to education were topped Costa Rica’s most pressing issues, according to the United Nations Development Program’s 2014 Human Development Index released Thursday.
On Friday, the people of Costa Rica’s northwestern province of Guanacaste will dust off their cowboy boots and head out for a traditional Tico celebration at the annual Annexation of the Partido de Nicoya Festival. Held every July 25, the festival commemorates the date that the Partido de Nicoya, today known as Guanacaste, became a part of Costa Rica in 1824. Before you head out for bullfights and meat on a stick here is what you should know about the festival.