SÃO PAULO, Brazil – Brazil’s Congress on Tuesday passed comprehensive legislation on Internet privacy in what some have likened to a web-user’s bill of rights, after stunning revelations its own president was targeted by U.S. cyber-snooping.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel will depart Wednesday for Mexico City to hold talks with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico aimed at bolstering Washington’s security ties to its neighbors.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – One person was shot and killed as violent protests erupted Tuesday in Rio’s famed Copacabana beach district following the death of a dancer allegedly at the hands of police, less than two months before the World Cup.
GUATEMALA CITY – On the first day of a tour of Central America and the Dominican Republic, the president-elect of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís, said Tuesday his administration would not promote initiatives to decriminalize illicit drugs, and that the topic should be subject to public debate.
The daily La Nación reported on Tuesday that the U.S. Embassy in San José operated the covert program ZunZuneo behind the Costa Rican government’s back, neglecting to inform the Foreign Ministry and other government officials of the program’s true intentions. U.S. Embassy officials say Costa Rica was informed.
Increasing costs of electricity and raw materials lowered hiring expectations for this year in Costa Rica’s industrial sector as employers expect a slowdown in new job creation, a study released Tuesday by the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica showed.
An injury to the right knee of Cristian Gamboa won’t require surgery, keeping alive the hope that Costa Rica’s right back will return in time for the World Cup.
A Foreign Trade Promotion Office report released Monday shows that Costa Rican exports totaled $11.5 billion in the last 12 months, representing an increase of 2.2 percent.
The man picked to lead Costa Rica’s Central Bank rejected Citigroup’s decision to cut its economic forecast for the country in half after Intel and Bank of America said they would fire 3,000 people.
“It is a message to the world that this country is still thinking big,” the president of the Central American Aeronautics and Space Administration said on Monday.