Alvaro Murillo

Lost hope: Ortega's crackdown in Nicaragua stirs fast-growing exodus

Sep 02 2021

MEXICO CITY/SAN JOSE Nicaraguan activist Jesus Adolfo Tefel has already been detained once, in 2019, when he tried to bring water to mothers on a hunger strike against President Daniel Ortega. The government accused him of planning terrorist acts and, he said, locked him up for 46 days.

Soaring number of Nicaraguans seek refuge in Costa Rica amid domestic crackdown

Aug 10 2021

San Jose Costa Rica received the highest number of refugee applications from Nicaraguans in July since the 2018 protests in Nicaragua, according to Costa Rican government data, following a wave of arrests against opponents of President Daniel Ortega in June.

Costa Rica archaeologists in awe as Brooklyn Museum returns 1,305 artifacts

Jul 03 2021

SAN JOSE An unfinished tombstone, a large ceramic vase painted with beeswax, human representations and ancient tools to process corn are artifacts of a collection of 1,305 pieces that have been returned to Costa Rica.

Adviser to Costa Rica's president resigns amid growing bribery scandal

Jun 14 2021

SAN JOSE A top adviser to Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado resigned on Monday after judicial officials said he was under investigation for his alleged role in a bribery scheme that has ensnared officials and top businessmen.

Costa Rica says wins arbitration case over open-pit gold mine

Jun 04 2021

SAN JOSE (Reuters) -An international arbitration panel ruled Costa Rica does not owe Canadian miner Infinito Gold compensation after the cancellation of a mining project a decade ago, the government announced on Friday, but the firm said it was still studying its options.

New wave of COVID-19 infection threatens Costa Rica tourist revival

May 03 2021

SAN JOSE Costa Rica's internationally renowned green escapes are likely to suffer through a second year of costly tourist hesitancy as the spread of the pandemic intensifies in the Central American nation, further battering the key travel sector.

Costa Rica hits new daily record of COVID-19 infections

Apr 24 2021

SAN JOSE Costa Rica on Saturday registered 1,830 new COVID-19 infections, its highest daily increase since the start of the pandemic, with space for the most critical patients at public hospitals nearly full, health authorities said.

Costa Rica to wait on European agency decision before starting AstraZeneca vaccines

Apr 06 2021

SAN JOSE Costa Rica will hold off using the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines it is due to receive until the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announces its findings on reports of possible side-effects, Health Minister Daniel Salas said on Tuesday.

Costa Rica sees ailing tourist trade stagnant in 2021 after COVID-19 blow

Jan 30 2021

SAN JOSE Tourism to Costa Rica will likely stagnate this year at the sharply reduced levels of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, weighing on the economy of the Central American country, a top government official said on Saturday.

Costa Rican hybrid sailboat aims to reduce shipping industry's carbon footprint

Dec 21 2020

PUNTA MORALES, Costa Rica Some 200 workers from 27 nations are building a hybrid sailboat on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica designed to carry 350 tons of goods, hoping to demonstrate that in the 21st century it is possible to transport cargo without polluting the environment. | Video

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