A photo provided by the Foreign Ministry on Jan. 16, 2017 shows the Nicaraguan army camp on Isla Portillos, within Costa Rican territory. The Río San Juan, seen at the top, is a natural border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
(Via Foreign Ministry)
Costa Rica asked the International Court of Justice to add a new complaint against Nicaragua to an ongoing case of a border dispute first filed in 2014.
Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís holds a Cuban flag upon his arrival at José Martí International Airport in Havana, on Dec. 13, 2015.
(Courtesy Casa Presidencial)
The Costa Rican government gave a thumbs up to the U.S. decision to repeal the ‘Wet foot, dry foot’ policy for Cuban migrants.
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.
Courtesy of Roberto Carlos Sánchez/Casa Presidencial
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.
Another closure in a long series of construction closures on La Platina bridge is scheduled for Thursday.
The seemingly never-ending works on “La Platina” bridge will continue to frustrate Costa Rican motorists this week as another prolonged closure looms for Thursday and Friday.
A new bill would allow the government to invest more than $80 million in public security, including new police officers.
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The passage of a new corporate tax bill, now just one vote away in the Legislative Assembly, would create job openings for 1,000 new police officers in Costa Rica, government officials announced Monday.
Fallen trees and flooding have arisen from the cold front pushing its way through Costa Rica. For illustrative purposes.
A brutal cold front has moved over Costa Rica, leading to heavy winds and rains that are knocking over trees and causing flooding across the country.
With another spike in homicides and traffic fatalities, 2016 will go down in the books as the most violent year in Costa Rican history.
Álvaro Sánchez/The Tico Times
The amount of deaths from homicides and traffic accidents rose again last year, breaking Costa Rican records for both categories.
Some 130 drivers all over Costa Rica have been ticketed and had their license plates confiscated for failure to pay the annual marchamo tax, according to a Traffic Police spokeswoman.
Alberto Font/The Tico Times
More than 100 license plates have been seized by police all over the country from drivers who failed to pay the annual marchamo tax by the Dec. 31, 2016 deadline.
The croc that bit U.S. surfer Jon Becker in July was said to be the one SINAC officials captured on October 16th.
(Courtesy of SINAC)
In celebration of 2016 finally ending, we’ve compiled the weirdest and most bizarre news stories from Costa Rica from the past year.
Our look inside the country’s overcrowded and underfunded preventive prison system was one of our longform highlights of this past year.
Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times
In the final days of 2016, The Tico Times offers up a collection of our best longform and feature stories from the year, highlighting some of Costa Rica’s most extraordinary people.