A U.S. retiree died in a surfing accident on Costa Rica’s northwestern Pacific coast on Friday morning. Randy Giambalvo, 61, was surfing at Playa Avellanas in Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, when he struck his head on a rock and died.
“The winds of independence blow all the way to … Guanacaste,” wrote Broad Front Party lawmaker Ronald Vargas in an op-ed criticizing the province’s secondhand treatment by the central government.
President Luis Guillermo Solís will attend the U.N. Climate Summit on Tuesday, Sept. 23, where he will give a speech about Costa Rica’s efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change, along with meetings with world leaders and multinational corporations.
Tourist Maciej Oskroba headed back to his home country of Germany on Thursday just nine days after being caught red-handed with more than 400 live animals in his luggage at the Juan Santamaría International Airport outside of San José. He received no jail time and no fine.
Costa Rica’s National Seismological Network sent a photographer in a plane over Poás National Park, northwest of the capital, to capture these images of the contrast of vegetation inside and outside the volcano crater’s boundaries.
The Tico Times chats with Sandra Cauffman, the deputy project manager for NASA’s MAVEN satellite mission to Mars.
Police arrested four men Thursday for killing two green sea turtles on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. Two of the suspects had rap sheets for drug charges.
In his debut novel, Alonso Muñoz Solís takes on a difficult topic that basically predates his generation.
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.