After months of drought, President Luis Guillermo Solís declared a national emergency in the province of Guanacaste and other cantons across the country on Tuesday. The drought in the northwestern province has been the worst in more than 50 years, according to the National Meteorological Institute.
The National Museum recently opened a curious new exhibition, “Conquistas Sociales en Costa Rica.” While “conquista” in this context can be translated most accurately as “achievement,” visitors will appreciate the victorious tone the exhibit gives to Costa Rica’s conquests of injustice and inequality.
President Luis Guillermo Solís on Tuesday presented a bill to the Legislative Assembly to implement the Inter-American Convention against Racism, Racial Discrimination and Related Forms of Intolerance. If the legislature ratifies the convention, Costa Rica would become the first country in the Organization of American States to do so.
The National Institute for Women is challenging Ticos to find out if they behave as “machistas” and are in need of rehabilitation.
Costa Rica’s former two-term President Óscar Arias on Tuesday announced a proposal to reduce the country’s fiscal deficit that included a mix of both direct and indirect taxes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States has diagnosed its first case of the deadly Ebola virus, a man who became infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.
Here’s a pretty astonishing chart on the skyrocketing number of arrests in the United States of African Americans for nonviolent drug crimes.
Former police official Pedro García Arredondo will stand trial for allegedly ordering one of the biggest atrocities committed during Guatemala’s 36-year civil war.
Liquor, beer and cigarettes are the three most common items that smugglers transport across the border. Fiscal Control Police last year confiscated 123,072 bottles of beer, 36,464 bottles of whisky and more than 21 million cigarettes.