Jan 24, 2017

Nadeshiko Japan to host Costa Rica in April friendly

Former women’s world champion Nadeshiko Japan will play Costa Rica in a friendly in Kumamoto on April 9, the Japan Football Association said Tuesday.The match at Yonaka Stadium will be the first home game for Nadeshiko coach Takako Asakura, who took over from Norio ...

Costa Rican volcano spits ash

Jan 6, 2017

Costa Rican volcano spits ash

Costa Rica declared a state of emergency Thursday after eruptions of ash from a volcano forced international flights to be postponed and threatened the capital, authorities said.“For several days now volcano Turrialba has had continual eruptions marked by the constant expulsion of ash,” the ...

Coffee growers face changing climate and tastes

/ Oct 9, 2016

Coffee growers face changing climate and tastes

Three decades ago, Costa Rica outlawed cultivation of the robusta coffee bean in order to promote production of arabica, the variety prized by high-end roasters around the world.Now, however, with warmer temperatures and disease threatening arabica production, the world’s 14th largest coffee producer is ...

Costa Rica cabbies clash with cops amid protest over Uber market surge

Aug 10, 2016

Costa Rica cabbies clash with cops amid protest over Uber market surge

Thousands of taxi drivers upset at Uber’s threat to their livelihoods blocked key roads in and near Costa Rica’s capital on Tuesday, with dozens arrested amid clashes with police, officials said.Anti-riot officers intervened to prevent protesters from cutting off access to the country’s main ...

Nicaragua ship accident dead, rescued flown to Managua

Jan 25, 2016

Nicaragua ship accident dead, rescued flown to Managua

Foreign tourists who survived when their ship capsized off an idyllic Caribbean island were flown to mainland Nicaragua Sunday with the bodies of fellow passengers killed in the accident.Thirteen people drowned when the small tourist ship capsized off the coast of Little Corn Island ...

Dec 29, 2015

Central America states agree breakthrough on stranded Cuban migrants

Central American countries on Monday agreed on a breakthrough in the case of thousands of U.S.-bound Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica, after weeks of often acrimonious regional diplomacy.In a meeting in Guatemala City, representatives from several of the countries said they would fly ...

Central America tests drought-resistant beans

Dec 26, 2015

Central America tests drought-resistant beans

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‘These beans are miraculous because they beat drought,” crowed Manuel Ceren, a farmer in El Salvador trying out a hybrid, climate change-defying crop produced by Salvadoran, Colombian and Honduran experts.In Quezaltepeque, a village 30 km north of San Salvador, Ceren and 13 other co-farmers ...