An ongoing debate about a case of alleged rape has Costa Rica discussing its laws, the Catholic Church, and human rights. Photo for illustrative purposes.
Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times
“If we have a girl whose physical and emotional health are going to be damaged because an abortion isn’t offered to her, then what are we doing as a society?” lawyer Larissa Arroyo asked The Tico Times.
The license plate number witnesses tied to a car that hit a 74-year-old U.S. woman matched a 2009 Nissan X-Trail registered to the Presidency Ministry.
(Via Wikimedia Commons. For illustrative purposes)
U.S. traveler Shirley Folger was an apparent victim of a hit-and-run in downtown San José when she was struck by a car registered to Costa Rica’s Presidency Ministry.
In a two-minute video, President Luis Guillermo Solís plays a fragment of “City of Stars” and describes to Emma Stone the reasons why coming to Costa Rica might be a great way to celebrate a great night at the Oscars.
(Screengrab from President Luis Guillermo Solís’ video)
Solís accompanied his message with a brief piano interpretation of “City of Stars” the main song of the “La La Land’s” soundtrack, also nominated as Best Original Song.
Costa Rica’s imports of Mexican Hass avocados made up some 80 percent of the country’s total consumption of the fruit in 2014, the year before the ban went into effect.
(Courtesy of the Chamber of Exporters and Importers of Perishable Products)
The Agriculture Ministry said in a news release that officials are working on a protocol that would allow them negotiate the reopening of avocado imports from Mexico by midyear.
The last groups of demonstrators packed their belongings and left the perimeter of Corcovado National Park on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
(Osa Conservation Area for The Tico Times)
Government officials pledged to evaluate available options to compensate 170 alleged former gold miners who claim they were evicted from the lands that are now part of Corcovado National Park.
Strong gusts last year raised dust clouds along the road to Santa Rosa National Park, in the province of Guanacaste. High temperatures on Tuesday formed a whirlwind on the road to Liberia.
(Via Guanacaste Conservation Area/CR Surf Federation)
A video that went viral on Tuesday shows a whirlwind on a road in Guanacaste, “formed by the effects of high temperatures on air,” a local meteorologist said.
Peter Scouras, 33, of Winnipeg, Canada drowned Monday off Costa Rica’s central pacific coast, Red Cross authorities confirmed.
(Courtesy of Facebook/Winnipeg Saracens Rugby Football Club)
Canadian Peter Scouras, 33, drowned Monday afternoon off the coast of Playa Hermosa in Puntarenas while he was in the country to take part in a rugby tournament.
Kivú spent his last two months at a new home at ZooAve, a private refuge in Alajuela.
(Via MINAE’s Facebook)
Following Kivú’s death, many people turned to FUNDAZOO’s facebook profile blaming the organization for keeping the lion in his metal cage during most of his life.
Some police officers upset about a new work schedule are considering a strike. Others, though audio messages circulating on social media, are apparently threatening something a bit more drastic.
The Tico Times
Audio messages circulating on social media, apparently recorded by police officers upset about a new work schedule, propose a “golpe de Estado.”
William “Wild Bill” Holbert, along with partner Laura Michelle Reese, is believed to have killed at least five U.S. citizens over several years.
(Courtesy of Panama-Guide)
Accused serial killer William “Wild Bill” Holbert asked Panamanians to forgive him for his murders because, he said, he only killed expats, rather than citizens of Panama.