Jan 15, 2015

Man commits suicide in Costa Rican church

A man committed suicide in Costa Rica on Wednesday by shooting himself in the head inside a Catholic church that attracts multitudes of pilgrims, authorities said. As pilgrims often do, the 66-year-old entered on his knees to the Basilica of Our Lady of the ...

Jan 9, 2015

Four dead in tourist catamaran wreck off Costa Rica

A catamaran carrying dozens of foreign tourists on a pleasure cruise capsized off Costa Rica on Thursday, killing four people, emergency officials said. The boat, which was on a day trip to the popular Tortuga (Turtle) Island, sank completely about 9 miles (15 km) ...

Oct 31, 2014

Central Costa Rica volcano erupts; ash sprinkles capital

Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano staged its most powerful eruption in years overnight, belching a plume of gas and ash that was reported to sprinkle the capital San Jose some 50 km (30 miles) away, emergency services said on Thursday. Some people were being evacuated ...

Costa Rica beats Greece in penalty shootout

Jun 30, 2014

Costa Rica beats Greece in penalty shootout

Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending desperately with 10 men for nearly an hour. Michael Umana scored the decisive penalty as Costa Rica won the shootout 5-3 after the ...

Exuberant Costa Rica turns heads at World Cup

Jun 21, 2014

Exuberant Costa Rica turns heads at World Cup

Had Costa Rica been a less resilient team, it might still be stewing over referee Enrique Osses’ refusal to award a penalty when explosive striker Joel Campbell was taken down in the area. Instead, the Ticos mounted another of their numerous raids on Italy’s ...

Costa Rica stuns Italy to reach last 16

Jun 21, 2014

Costa Rica stuns Italy to reach last 16

Costa Rica buried predictions of its early demise to emerge into the knockout stages of the World Cup for only the second time with a 1-0 Group D win over Italy on Friday that sent England crashing out. Forward Bryan Ruiz headed powerfully home ...

Costa Rica stuns Uruguay; Suarez watches from bench

Jun 15, 2014

Costa Rica stuns Uruguay; Suarez watches from bench

Watching from the bench, Luis Suarez saw just how much his teammates miss him. Uruguay was overrun 3-1 Friday by Group D underdog Costa Rica at the World Cup, a stunning result for the team that reached the semifinals four years ago and had ...

Japan storms by Costa Rica

Jun 3, 2014

Japan storms by Costa Rica

Manchester United striker Shinji Kagawa scored the go-ahead goal in the 80th minute Monday night as Japan rallied to defeat Costa Rica 3-1 in a World Cup warmup friendly. Kagawa stumbled as the ball came to him in the heart of the penalty area ...