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    Earthquake stirkes Central Valley

    By Lance HarrellSAN JOSE - A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica Friday, without immediate report of victims and material damages.The Costa Rican Vulcanology and Seismology Observatory (OVISCORI) said the earthquake occurred at 3:20 p.m. local time (2120 GMT)...

    Traveling Buddies

    Submitted by Shari h. What a perfect trip! This was taken at the waterfall in Montezuma! The trail up to this series of falls is an easy and beautiful one.

    Bright outlook for Central American Coffee

    An increased investment in coffee farms, climate forecasts and high harvest expected in the coming months will help to boost coffee production in Central America in the 2009/10 cycle, say members of the industry.The small Central American countries are...

    Costa Rica Allocates $15 Million to Repair Bridges

    SAN JOSE – The Costa Rica government announced that it is allocating $15 million for the reparation of 10 bridges, two days after a tragedy that took five lives and sparked a barrage of criticism against Public Works and...

    Costa Rican minister resigns over accident

    SAN JOSE, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Costa Rica's Public Works and Transportation Minister Karla Gonzalez resigned on Monday after being criticized for failing to assume responsibility for last week's accident in which five people were killed.A bus fell into...

    Costa Rican student excelling in new country

    By Zack HaroldCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It's not the slight Spanish accent that sets Valerie Chavez apart from her classmates.It's that, just a year ago, the Richwood Elementary fifth-grader spoke no English at all.Valerie came to the United States from...

    The quiet storm season may rumble back to life

    By Kate SpinnerAfter a brief brush with fall, warm, moist weather is expected to return to Florida next week, coinciding with heightened chances for tropical storm activity in the Caribbean.A cold front this weekend is forecast to dip across...

    We should not pollute

    Submitted by: Rachael MWe should not pollute the planet we live in. The planet Earth is the only planet we have got that contains all our needs to live. So if we all stop polluting, then the planet would...

    Getting Lucky

    Submitted by: Becky NelsonWe got very luckily with this shot of Arenal Volcano, near La Fortuna, Costa Rica.  The day was perfectly clear and we happened to be visiting a restaurant close to the mountainside. Not only was the...

    Publishers Work to Transform Learning In Latin America

    FRANKFURT- Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has secured multiple adoptions of its groundbreaking customized education solutions throughout Latin America. From Ecuador and Chile to Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico, the global education leader's localized Spanish-language reading and mathematics programs have become a prime...
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    Drivers of “Motorcycles Disguised as Bicycles” Would Have To Be Licensed in Costa Rica

    The authorities of the Road Safety Council (Cosevi) are analyzing the possibility of requiring driver's licenses for drivers of...
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