Urena bags brace, steers Costa Rica past U.S.

/ Sep 2, 2017

Urena bags brace, steers Costa Rica past U.S.

The United States put its hopes of an eighth straight World Cup berth in peril, giving up a pair of goals to Marco Urena in a 2-0 defeat to Costa Rica on Friday night that brought the Americans' resurgence under coach Bruce Arena to ...

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 ...

Aug 13, 2015

Costa Rica coach Wanchope quits after fistfight

Costa Rican national team coach Paulo Wanchope resigned Wednesday after he was involved in a fistfight at a match in Panama. The Central American nation's soccer federation said in a statement that Wanchope had decided to "step aside" a day after the incident. Wanchope was watching ...

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) off ...

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 ...