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Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis. ©Reuters/Shannon Stapleton Costa Rica leader wants name off bridges, buildings Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis doesn't want his name on plaques at public works or his portrait hung in public offices.
26 июня 2014
©Reuters/Mark Makela Costa Rica to allow gay couples to share health benefits Costa Rica's social security administration has agreed to allow same-sex couples to share health and pension benefits, even though the conservative Central American country bans gay marriage.
24 мая 2014
©Reuters/Beawiharta Intel lays off of 1,500 employees in Costa Rica US microchip giant Intel announced Tuesday it was reducing its assembly and testing operations in Costa Rica and will lay off 1,500 employees.
09 апреля 2014
Solis elected as Costa Rica's new president: official Political centrist Luis Guillermo Solis was elected president of Costa Rica in a runoff vote Sunday, becoming the first third-party candidate to win in decades.
07 апреля 2014
Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega. ©Reuters/Oswaldo Rivas Costa Rica to sue Nicaragua over territorial sea rights Costa Rica said Tuesday it will take Nicaragua to the International Court of Justice over what San Jose alleges is Managua's seeking to have oil exploration work done in Costa Rican waters.
05 февраля 2014
©Reuters/Brian Snyder One dose of HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer A single dose -- rather than the recommended three -- of a vaccine against the sexually transmitted disease HPV may be enough to ward off cervical cancer.
04 ноября 2013
Costa Rica's President Laura Chinchilla. ©REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate Costa Rica president caught in scandal over travel Costa Rica's President Laura Chinchilla was embroiled in scandal Thursday amid revelations that she used a private jet made available by a Colombian suspected of links to drug trafficking.
17 мая 2013
Obama to talk trade, drugs at Central America summit US President Barack Obama heads to Costa Rica on Friday for a summit with Central American leaders on trade, immigration and the drug war after renewing security ties with Mexico.
03 мая 2013
Photo courtesy of anomals.nationalgeographic.com Costa Rica tightens ban on shark fins Costa Rica has banned the import of shark fins, closing a legal loophole and targeting a link in a global production chain stretching to Asian markets, where shark fin soup is seen as a delicacy.
12 октября 2012
Photo courtesy of teluguoni.com Costa Rica fires judge for being serial oversleeper A judge in Costa Rica has been sacked for serial tardiness, the newspaper La Nacion reported Monday.
02 октября 2012
Lazy bear. Photo courtesy of costaricaguides.com Catching some zzzz's at Costa Rica's sloth sanctuary They often arrive in bad shape -- hit by cars, zapped by high-voltage wires as they climb trees, or orphaned because superstitious locals have killed their moms.
12 сентября 2012
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