SAN JOSE Costa Rica's congress on Tuesday approved a $350 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to lower its debt, which is equal to more than half of the Central American nation's gross domestic product.
SAN JOSE Costa Ricans could get the chance to vote on the future of their country's oil and gas exploration policy after a court on Friday authorized pro-exploration activists to gather signatures for what would be only the second referendum in its history.
SAN JOSE A Roman Catholic priest charged with raping a 12-year-old boy in Costa Rica in 2003 has been detained by Mexican authorities, a Costa Rican official said on Monday, just weeks before a statute of limitations would expire in the case.
SAN JOSE Costa Rican and Panamanian officials on Tuesday morning arrested nearly 50 people linked to an international network suspected of smuggling migrants through Central America and towards the United States, prosecutors said.
SAN JOSE, July 1 Costa Rica's legislative
assembly on Monday approved the placement of up to $1.5 billion
in bonds in coming months as the Central American country
struggles to reduce its mounting debt burden.
SAN JOSE Costa Rica's education minister Edgar Mora resigned on Monday following protests against policies including his support for gender-neutral bathrooms, in a sign the cultural issues that dominated last year's presidential election remain divisive.
SAN JOSE The European Union-backed International Contact Group on Venezuela said on Tuesday it could send a political mission to Caracas to pursue a solution to the country's ongoing crisis, reiterating its call for fresh elections.
SAN JOSE Unknown attackers shot dead a well-known Costa Rican activist who defended land for the Bribri indigenous people in the Central American country, the government said on Tuesday.
SAN JOSE The Catholic Church in Costa Rica on Friday asked for forgiveness following recent accusations that three of its priests sexually abused minors, amid a clerical abuse scandal that has ravaged the institution's credibility around the globe.
SAN JOSE The first of several women to bring sexual misconduct claims against Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias said on Tuesday that she felt grateful for the outpouring of support since going public with her story.