Only 2.5 millimeters long, the tiny Pseudapanteles luisguillermosolisi is a type of parasitoid wasp that injects its eggs into a small moth caterpillar. The wasp larva then eats the insides of the host, thereby killing it a few weeks later. The larva then burrows out through the caterpillar skin and spins a distinctive small white cocoon outside, from which the new wasp emerges about two weeks later to repeat the cycle.
Many pilgrims come from afar to make good on different types of promises, such as Franklin Arturo Garita Quirós, from Paquera, Puntarenas, who was sued by the Environment Ministry in 1986 after he was accused of deforesting his property. He made a promise to the Virgin of Los Ángeles, known as “la negrita,” that if he won the case, he would walk every year to her statue in Cartago, as he’s done for the past 29 years.
The restless boy from Flores is today a restless pope. In the two years since he was named pontiff, Francis, 78, has brought a distinctive rebellious streak to the seat of Saint Peter. Papal observers predicted that he would shake up the Vatican hierarchy. Few expected him to dive into global politics with this much evangelical fervor.
At least one Mexican man believed to be living in Costa Rica has ties to the notorious drug kingpin, who recently escaped from a maximum security Mexican prison. El Chapo even is said to have designed a plan to break that man out of Costa Rica’s La Reforma prison.
An exploration of the origins of jungle canopy ziplining leads to a tangled web of claims and a fascinating story in the heart of Costa Rica.
The rebels are holding 60 to 80 more children in hard-to-reach areas, the Peruvian government says.
“My life revolves around music. I wake up, brush my teeth and play the trumpet,” says Desamparados-born musician Esteban González. Sit in on his conversation with The Tico Times.
One of Holland’s largest orchid growers is poised to build a sophisticated greenhouse in Guatemala to produce the popular, delicate flowers.
Costa Rican surfer Carlos “Cali” Muñoz was eliminated from the World Surf League’s US Open of Surf after failing to qualify past the third round.