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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 Harold CHARLESTON, 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 Spinner After 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 M We 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 Nelson We 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...

Costa Rica, Panama in the Crossfire

By Samuel Logan and John P Sullivan for ISN Security Watch Colombia and Costa Rica reaffirmed counternarcotics cooperation on 16 September, underscoring the reality of a new threat to security facing Costa Rica, a country known as the Switzerland of...

Purple Sky

This beautiful photo of a Jaco sunset was submitted by Anna Marie Warres.  It was taken last weekend during her family's stay in the area. Thanks Anna Marie for the great photo and congratulations on being selected as this...
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Vaccination of 2nd Dose against Papilloma Will Be Applied in December 2019

Starting on December 3rd, 2019, Costa Rican parents should take their girls to whom the 1st dose of Papilloma vaccine was already...

Meet Jennifer Leigh Smith And Community Carbon Trees-Costa Rica

In our country there are people focused on doing much good to those around them and to their natural surroundings; moving forward with projects...

Costa Rica Celebrates Its Free and Compulsory Primary Education System

On November 10th, 1942 the "Costa Rican School Day" was decreed. This day is considered auspicious to remember the purposes of Costa...

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Is there anything more frightening than the thought of a dangerous yet asymptomatic condition? It can be truly unnerving to consider a medical condition...
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