Costa Rica bans trophy hunting, a first for Latin America
Fines, jail for those caught trophy hunting, searching for exotic pets in Costa Rica.
In Costa Rica, viva la in vitro?
In deeply Catholic Costa Rica, in-vitro fertilization is banned, but a court could soon overturn that.
Sandinista sleepaway camp holds the line in Nicaragua-Costa Rica border dispute
Nicaragua Rewind: Despite a world court order to keep away, Nicaragua puts a teen camp on land Costa Rica claims as its own.
Save the sharks, says Costa Rica
Costa Rica, a world leader in conservation, is taking to the sea to stop the shark fin trade.
What Obama's Affordable Care Act means for the world's hospitals
More Americans may be insured, but if the US health system gets overloaded, cheaper clinics abroad are waiting with open doors.
Costa Rica: Earthquake hits at 7.6 magnitude (VIDEO)
A 7.6-magnitude quake hit Costa Rica Wednesday morning, killing three, according to reports.
Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson wanted by Interpol
Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd founder, skips bail in Germany
Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd conservation group, has skipped bail and fled Germany, two months after he was arrested there over a confrontation with a Costa Rican fishing boat.
Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson released on bail in Germany
Costa Rica now has 90 days to formalize its extradition request over an incident that occured in 2002 off the coast of Guatemala.
Sea Shepherd captain Paul Watson detained by German court
Watson is in temporary custody awaiting a decision on his extradition to Costa Rica.
Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson arrested in Germany
The Canadian-born activist is due to be extradited to Costa Rica over an attempt to stop a shark finning operation in 2002.
Costa Rican diplomat kidnapped in Venezuela is released
Guillermo Cholele, a Costa Rican diplomat kidnapped in Caracas, Venezuela last weekend and held for ransom was reportedly released Tuesday.
Guillermo Cholele: Costa Rica diplomat kidnapped in Venezuela
Guillermo Cholele, a diplomat from the Costa Rican Embassy, was kidnapped in Caracas on Sunday night, and his abductors have demanded a ransom.
Costa Rica's tax reformers accused of evasion
Taxman cometh. Taxman resigneth.
Costa Rica tries to go smoke-free
Congress approved sweeping smoking bans. Philip Morris and British American Tobacco are not happy.
Drug war in Central America
Squeezed by deadly drug gangs, legalizing drugs gains ground in Central America.
Sex lives of sloths. Not as boring as we think
Sex is the only thing a sloth does quickly, a new documentary reveals.
Confronting crack in Costa Rica
The nation is no longer just a transit hub for drugs. Now, its people are getting hooked.
In Costa Rica, the Ticos get tough
Drug cartels are changing the attitude of peace-loving Costa Ricans.
Fear and money laundering in Costa Rica
Drug cartels have found Costa Rica to be a prime spot for washing and stashing illicit cash.
For Costa Rica, a “menace” like no other
President Laura Chinchilla on the drug-cartel threat to Central America's “pura vida” state.
China announces largest investment yet in Costa Rica
China will pay nearly $1 billion to modernize an oil refinery.
Costa Rica unveils John Lennon statue
Costa Rica identifies with John Lennon's message of peace, said the San Jose mayor.
Costa Rica's talking sloth a hit in US
Costa Rica's new tourism campaign uses a talking sloth to lure visitors to the country.
Protesting in Costa Rica
Cab drivers, bikers, doctors and government employees all protested publicly Tuesday in the Central American country.
The Futurists: Getting up-close with volcanoes
An unmanned drone can go where no man has gone before.
Talking sloth woos tourists
Costa Rica is pulling out all the stops to attract American and Canadian tourists to the Central American country.
Costa Rica: Drug war's hidden cost
Security payouts have cut into Central American economies.
Costa Rica's health-care plan falls ill
The model universal-care system is overwhelmed and struggling for cash.
Crime comes to Costa Rica
The government says “We’re building a secure country.” Costa Ricans don't buy it.
Smoking rates: Lighting up in Latin America
Nearly 3.8 billion people worldwide live in countries with some kind of anti-smoking measure.