Independence torch travels through a fractured Central America
Independence Day
3759 views
Independence Day
3759 views

Independence torch travels through a fractured Central America

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - September 15, 2018

Dozens of people waited for the independence torch in Peñas Blancas, the Costa Rican town on the border with Nicaragua. There, the two countries are divided by…

Sparks of violence on third day of tax-reform protests
General strike
6568 views
General strike
6568 views

Sparks of violence on third day of tax-reform protests

AFP and Tico Times - September 13, 2018

Violence broke out on the third day of tax-reform protests in Costa Rica. Protesters confronted police outside the Legislative Assembly in San José on Wednesday afternoon and…

What you need to know about tomorrow’s strike in Costa Rica
Politics
4123 views
Politics
4123 views

What you need to know about tomorrow’s strike in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 9, 2018

Unions across the country are striking around Costa Rica tomorrow. Here are some things you need to know. Who’s striking? Unions. On Aug. 24, the High School…

New lineup falls short, South Korea beats La Sele 2-0
La Sele
1114 views
La Sele
1114 views

New lineup falls short, South Korea beats La Sele 2-0

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 7, 2018

Costa Rica’s men’s national team experienced abundant growing pains Friday when it debuted a youth-laden lineup and a new-look formation in a friendly against South Korea. In…

Oh, baby: Costa Rican population hits 5 million
Costa Rica
1387 views
Costa Rica
1387 views

Oh, baby: Costa Rican population hits 5 million

Katherine Stanley - September 2, 2018

Costa Rica's population officially hit the 5,000,000 mark last night, although the exact identify of the baby who brought the country over this milestone won't be known…

Off the eaten path: Coconut
Off the eaten path
1205 views
Off the eaten path
1205 views

Off the eaten path: Coconut

William Ayre - August 31, 2018

In North America we like to use the phrase “Chinese food” quite broadly: it’s a general term when discussing this kind of food, or foods that we…

Ortega will ask Costa Rica to hand over refugees
Costa Rica
1406 views
Costa Rica
1406 views

Ortega will ask Costa Rica to hand over refugees

AFP and The Tico Times - August 30, 2018

Daniel Ortega said on Wednesday that he’ll ask Costa Rica to hand over Nicaraguan refugees that committed crimes during protests and political crisis in Nicaragua. Costa Rica…

San José’s little Nicaragua: La Merced Park after hate
Nicaragua
907 views
Nicaragua
907 views

San José’s little Nicaragua: La Merced Park after hate

Yamlek Mojica - August 29, 2018

La Merced Park has been a meeting center for Nicaraguan migrants for decades. Then it was abruptly hit by a xenophobic group marching against immigration last week.…

From Curri to China: Irene Aguilar talks traveling and studying performing arts in a foreign land
Please Send Coffee!
1350 views
Please Send Coffee!
1350 views

From Curri to China: Irene Aguilar talks traveling and studying performing arts in a foreign land

Amy Quiros - August 27, 2018

Irene Aguilar, 29, has been living in China for the past five years and says she’s still not ready to come back to Costa Rica. Aguilar went…

Ticos and Nicas march united against xenophobia and discrimination
Costa Rica
1726 views
Costa Rica
1726 views

Ticos and Nicas march united against xenophobia and discrimination

AFP and Tico Times - August 26, 2018

About one thousand Costa Ricans and Nicaraguans marched in San José this Saturday against xenophobia and in support of migrants escaping violence in Nicaragua. The march was…