In an interview with The Tico Times, Luís Guillermo Solís spoke in-depth about immigration policy in the region, including U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall on the southern border.
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President Luís Guillermo Solís spoke at length with The Tico Times about immigration issues affecting the region, including Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
With another spike in homicides and traffic fatalities, 2016 will go down in the books as the most violent year in Costa Rican history.
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The amount of deaths from homicides and traffic accidents rose again last year, breaking Costa Rican records for both categories.
The untimely death of 33-year-old Brandon Rowlands, who spent two years in Costa Rican prison, has spurred his family into action to provide support for U.S. prisoners during their transitions out of local jails.
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In late October, 33-year-old U.S. native Brandon Rowlands died in Costa Rica. Shortly beforehand, he had been placed into an early-release program following a two-year prison sentence in La Marina prison in San Carlos for drug possession, his family says. Because he had already been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, his family in New York had […]
The remains of a house in Guanacaste, Costa Rica seen on December 5, 2016, after it was destroyed by Hurricane Otto in late November.
President Luís Guillermo Solís and government agencies shared their million-dollar estimates for the price of repairs after touring through areas hit by Hurricane Otto.
A mother and child look on at the devastation caused by Otto in the Northern Zone town of Bijagua.
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Hurricane Otto left behind a dramatic amount of damage, especially on Costa Rica’s Northern Zone, where towns like Bijagua, Alajuela now look to rebuild.
Evacuated people register themselves at the Hostel of the Church Upper Room, in Guapiles, Costa Rica, some 100 km from Limon, on November 23, 2016.
Donation options for Hurricane Otto relief are piling up after the storm left its mark on Costa Rica.
While Central America is under siege from Hurricane Otto, Mother Nature added to the calamity with a 7.2-mag earthquake off El Salvador Thursday afternoon.
A strong 7.2-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter off El Salvador’s Pacific coast was felt in Costa Rica Thursday afternoon.
Workers cut a tree that killed a boy when it fell during a storm in Panama City on November 22, 2016. In Panama, three people died from a mudslide and a falling tree provoked by the first outer dump of Otto’s heavy rains, the head of the National Civil Protection Service, Jose Donderis, told AFP.
Hurricane Otto’s force is being felt throughout Central America as Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama have seen significant damages to their Caribbean coasts.
One of the research towers in Santa Rosa. Two of the four towers here measure the exchange of carbon between the atmosphere and the forest.
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Arturo Sánchez-Azofeifa’s network of sensors in Santa Rosa provides real-time data on the forest’s response to climate change.
A clandestine airstrip photographed by Julio Laínez in 1986 in Potrero Grande, in Costa Rica’s northwestern province of Guanacaste. The airstrip was used to traffic guns and drugs, according to a former CIA pilot.
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In his new book “Point West: The Political History of the Guanacaste National Park Project,” the former Minister of Environment and Energy under President Óscar Arias tells of Oliver North’s airstrip in Guanacaste and the Arias administration’s fight to turn it and the forest around it into a national park.