Officials from several government agencies are scrambling to respond to the contamination of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Gulf with 180 tons of ammonium nitrate after a barge capsized Saturday afternoon near the central Pacific port city of Puntarenas.
LAS VEGAS — After the final bell had rung, Floyd Mayweather jumped on the ropes and defiantly barked to the crowd. He knew he’d won the bout, but everyone else needed judges’ confirmation.
As the troubled 2015 edition of the International Arts Festival limps to a close, the show of popular national band Sonámbulo Psicotropical promised to be a bright spot in a fortnight filled with disorganization and controversy. However, it turned out to be just another casualty on a long list of cancellations.
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Elected a year ago on a wave of euphoria and following promises of change, President Luis Guillermo Solís addressed Costa Rica Friday night in his first State of the Nation speech with fewer accomplishments to report than he would have hoped for.
Thousands of Costa Rican workers on Friday participated in the annual May 1 march in the nation’s capital, San José.
Lawmakers from the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC) and administration officials will have to step up their negotiating skills over the next year if they hope to pass their legislative agenda.
LOS ANGELES, California – U.S. blues legend B.B. King said Friday he was being treated under hospice care at home in Las Vegas, in the latest health scare for the 89-year-old.
MEXICO CITY — Gunmen shot down a Mexican military helicopter Friday in the western state of Jalisco, killing three soldiers, and set fire to buses, blocked roads and attacked banks and gas stations in a sharp escalation of anti-government violence.
In one year, a fragmented Legislative Assembly formed by lawmakers from nine parties passed only 47 bills – of which only a few were of substance.