Couples hold first same-sex marriages in Costa Rica

World / Social Issues May 27, 2020

Couples hold first same-sex marriages in Costa Rica

Marco Castillo and his boyfriend, Rodrigo Campos, waited just a few hours to take advantage of a new law in Costa Rica that made the country the first in Central America to allow same-sex marriage. A judge, two witnesses, relatives and hundreds of online viewers ...

Soccer Jun 8, 2018

Japan to face Costa Rica in international friendly in September

Japan will play Costa Rica in an international friendly in September, the Japan Football Association announced Friday. Japan, currently 61st in the FIFA rankings, will battle 23rd-ranked Costa Rica on Sept. 11 at Panasonic Stadium Suita in Osaka Prefecture. Costa Rica reached the quarterfinals of the ...

A divided Costa Rica votes in runoff fought over gay rights

World / Politics Apr 2, 2018

A divided Costa Rica votes in runoff fought over gay rights

Voters in Costa Rica were deciding in an Easter Sunday runoff whether to elect conservative Christian singer Fabricio Alvarado Munoz their next president, a result that could mark a sharp turn from the current government's embrace of gay rights. Best known for religious dance songs ...

Soccer 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 ...

Coffee growers face changing climate and tastes

World / Science & Health 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 ...

World 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 from ...