After being held for three years in preventive detention without charges, Russian asylum-seeker Evgeny Konstantinovich Otto went on a hunger strike Oct. 16 to draw attention to his case. His plight has caught the attention of several human rights organizations in Costa Rica that held a joint press conference on Wednesday demanding Otto’s immediate release and the granting to him of refugee status in Costa Rica.
Scotsman Mel Young created the organization in 2008 as a way to combat desperate poverty with the world’s most popular pastime: soccer. This year’s cup is taking place in Santiago, Chile.
Leaders of the National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) on Tuesday submitted the Legislative Assembly’s Environmental Commission their opposition to a bill that would reduce the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) budget to promote the country by 50 percent.
Once upon a time, the United States economy worked for everybody, and even the middle class got richer. But this story has been only a fairy tale for almost 30 years now. The new, harsh reality is that the bottom 90 percent of households are poorer today than they were in 1987.
MEXICO CITY – Mexico on Wednesday ordered the arrest of the mayor of the city of Iguala, his wife and an aide, charging they masterminded last month’s attack that left six students dead and 43 missing.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday for their roles in a notorious 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad that left at least 14 civilians dead and deepened resentment of the United States’ involvement in Iraq.
Small-scale farmers from communities in Nicaragua’s southern Caribbean zone protested Tuesday against planed land expropriations orchestrated by the government of Daniel Ortega and the Chinese company HKND in order to build a massive interoceanic canal.
According to the Judicial Investigation Police, 30 percent of armed robberies in Costa Rica are committed with toy or replica guns.
Pseudo-orcas are the third-largest members of the dolphin family and are closely related to orcas, or killer whales.
Las Ticas moved forward with a perfect 3-0-0 record that allowed them to finish on top of Group B in a tournament that will award three direct spots for FIFA’s World Cup in Canada next year.