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    Guatemala Prohibits Single-Use Plastics to Stop Pollution

    Guatemala announced on Friday, September 20th, 2019, the ban on single-use plastics and expanded polystyrene (styrofoam) items, a measure that will take...

    Fuego Volcano of Guatemala Sudden Eruption on Sunday

    The Fuego volcano of Guatemala erupted on Sunday afternoon, leaving at least 31 dead, buried neighborhoods, and ash columns over 6,000 meters high. The National...

    Avianca Will Start Direct Flights to Orlando from Costa Rica

    The Avianca airline will fly from Costa Rica to Orlando, on a flight with stopovers, starting next August 2nd. The connection will be via...

    Calling All Aspiring Expats: Retiring in Style

    A fabulous life in stunning Costa Rica has attracted retired expats for decades. Do your own dreams take you there? Excitement. Adventure. Anticipation. Oh, yes,...

    Obama expands program for Central American refugees

    President Barack Obama announced an expansion of the program for Central American refugees fleeing violence in their countries of origin. This happened on the...

    Cuban Migrants Give Back While Authorities Seek Resolutions

    While the rest of the world debates the pros and cons of letting in refugees, migrant Cubans trapped within Costa Rican borders show their...

    Eight People Involved in an International Drug-Running Ring Were Arrested by Costa Rica Police

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - This morning the Drug Control Police of Costa Rica arrested eight members of a gang engaged in international...

    Obama Proposes $1 Billion in Economic Aid for Central America

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - President Barack Obama has asked Congress to triple its economic aid to Central America with a contribution in...

    Costa Rica Tourism Thrives With a 4% Increase in Visitors During 2014

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica received 2,526,817 tourists in 2014, representing a growth of 4.1 percent compared to 2013. According to the...

    Avianca Airlines Announces Lots of Changes, Including a Flight to New York

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Avianca airlines has suspended three flights going to Costa Rica from three different different countries: Mexico, Brazil and...

    Minimum Wage in Costa Rica Rose a Moderate 2.7% During 2014

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The minimum wage in Costa Rica grew moderately during 2014 compared to other Latin American countries. Wages rose 2.7...

    Need a Caffeine Fix? New Starbucks are Popping Up All Over the Greater San...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)- For Starbucks, Costa Rica has become an increasingly promising market, so much so that they have plans to open...

    Costa Rican Film Wins ‘Best Actress’ at French Film Festival

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The short film Irene by Costa Rican filmmaker, Alexandra Latishev, received the award for Best Actress at the 37th...

    Recent English Proficiency Report Publishes Shockingly Low Results for Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – According to the English Proficiency Index 2014 (EPI), prepared by Education First (EF), Costa Rica’s English proficiency is...

    Norma Torres Becomes the First U.S. Congressman from Central America

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Central American Parliament (PARLACEN) congratulated the Guatemalan, Norma Torres, who on Tuesday was elected the first U.S....

    Recent Infrastructure Study Rates Costa Rica in the Bottom for Latin America

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development...

    Central American Liberty Torch Travels the Region to Celebrate Independence Day

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Central American Torch of Liberty arrived in El Salvador from Guatemala as part of its tour commemorating...

    Guatemalan Organizations Fighting Newly Adopted ‘Monsanto Law’

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) –A group of indigenous organizations in Guatemala today demanded the repeal of the so-called "Monsanto Law" and announced protests...

    2016 Movie Being Filmed Across Six Central American Countries

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Six Central American countries are working on the pre-production of the first film co-produced by talented filmmakers from...

    Central America Supports Obama’s Recent Immigration Collaboration Plans

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador applauded the announcement of U.S. President Barack Obama that he will take executive...

    Guatemala Tourism Increases Despite Low Hotel Occupancy

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Guatemalan tourism industry, which received in 2013 for the first time more than two million foreigners, struggles...

    Map of Central American Indigenous Areas Updated for 2014

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Experts will discuss the Central American territory to define, through an update of an existing map, the location...

    Costa Rica's Electrical Service Ranks Second Best in Latin America

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The service and electricity coverage in Costa Rica is ranked as the second best Latin America according to...

    South Korean Thread Manufacturer Creates Jobs for Cartago

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – A South Korean company in Cartago is building a plant to manufacture threads. The company will have a construction...

    Guatemala Installs the Largest Solar Power Plant in Central America

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Spanish Company, Gran Solar, the Guatemalan Green Group and the Swiss investment fund Ecosolar have inaugurated the...

    El Niño Could Significantly Affect Central America in 2014

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The El Niño phenomenon, which involves heating the waters of the tropical Pacific and can lead to drought...

    Cult Actor and Living Legend Udo Kier Completes Cast of Dostoevsky Adaptation 'Johnny Walker'

    (Ghent, Belgium) World’s renowned actor Udo Kier had joined the cast of Johnny Walker, the new film adaptation of Dostoevsky's novel Notes From the Underground. Currently in post-production,...

    Guatemala Hosts International Water Conservation Forum

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Some 400 local and foreign academics and entrepreneurs will meet in Guatemala in September to discuss a better...

    Tico Passport Ranked One of the Best in Latin America for Travel

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica has one of the best passports for travel to other Latin American destinations without a visa. This...

    Costa Rica Expresses Solidarity with Guatemala after Fuego Volcano Eruption

    Costa Rica expressed his "solidarity with the people and the Government of Guatemala to the eruption of Fire", which has forced the evacuation of...

    Nicaragua Summit of Managua Integration System (SICA) to Commemorate 25th Anniversary of Esquipulas II

    Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega announced that next Wednesday Nicaragua will host a summit of Managua Integration System (SICA) to commemorate the 25th anniversary of...

    Costa Rica Tops Yet Another Index As Most Transparent Budget In Latin America

    San Jose - The Latin American Index of Budget Transparency 2011 (ILTP), released today in San Jose Costa Rica shows Costa Rica is...

    Central Institute For Fiscal Studies Says Central America Fared Well In Crisis

    San Jose - A study by the Central Institute for Fiscal Studies (ICEFI), called "Fiscal policy in Central America in times of crisis,"...

    Central American Nations Assisting Migrants Stranded In Mexico

    The governments of El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico are providing humanitarian assistance to several thousand U.S.-bound migrants left stranded on Mexican soil after...

    Avianca Taca Airlines Possibly Looks To Costa Rica For Central American Hub

    - Taca is analyzing airports, Guatemala and Costa Rica because of frustration with El Salvador’s lack of commitment to the expansion of its...

    New Mayan calendar artifact uncovered in Guatemala

    In one of the most significant hieroglyphic discoveries, archaeologists in Guatemala, uncovered new artifacts referencing reference to the Mayan 2012 "end date." The new artifacts...

    Central America: Synthetic drug market growsCentroamérica: Crece mercado de drogas sintéticas

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua and GUATEMALA CITY – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) has made it perfectly clear to Central America: It must do...

    Guatemala: Air pollution challenging authoritiesGuatemala: la contaminación del aire plantea un desafío a las...

    Guatemala City – The nation’s levels of air pollution are alarming and the problem gets worse each year, according to the Annual Report on...

    Guatemala turning to technology to improve securityGuatemala apuesta a la tecnología para mejorar su...

    Guatemala City – The government is taking its fight against narco-trafficking to the sky. The C4i (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence) system will have...

    Places Every Tourist Should Visit in Central America

    Central America is known for some of the world's best diving sites, lush rainforests and active volcanoes as well as for its ancient Mayan temples.
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