Kansas student, Justin Johnston, mistakenly killed by Coast Rica guard
A hotel guard mistakenly shoots dead a American teenager on a school trip.
Central America: United they stand, or divided they fall?
Central America is expected to unveil a regional plan to combat drug trafficking.
World peace, mapped
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Costa Rica finds remains of third US student (VIDEO)
The students were in Costa Rica on a school mission trip.
Science: Journey to the center of the earth
Researchers have set out to extract rocks from the deepest point ever reached beneath the ocean floor.
The centenarians of Costa Rica
Costa Ricans live longer than almost anyone else on earth.
Costa Rica: where gold isn't king
Costa Rica has shunned the mining industry even as precious metals fetch record prices.
Costa Rica: One museum's junk is another's treasure
Brooklyn Museum to return 5,000 pre-Columbian artifacts to Costa Rica.
Mexican cartels carve bloody swath through Central America
In Guatemala, alleged members of Zeta cartel say “war will start in this country."
In Costa Rica, it pays to go to school
Costa Rica is giving monthly stipends to parents who send their children to class.
Costa Rica: "For Sale," or just a scam?
An alleged Ponzi scheme reveals the Wild West world of Costa Rican real estate.
Costa Rica up in arms over Nicaragua's San Juan River dredging
Police in camouflage with assault rifles is an an odd site in a country with no army.
Missing in Costa Rica: female crocodiles
Male crocodiles suddenly outnumber females. That's not good news for the species.
Costa Rica: US warships cause unease
Costa Rica is wary of plans to allow US Naval ships to dock on its shores.
How Costa Rica is battling for gay rights
Costa Rica's gay rights activists have sought a different path than those in the US.
Mexico celebrates ruling on Arizona law
Federal blocks on "racist" state hailed by Mexicans of all stations.
Are FARC rebels reaching into Central America?
The US Treasury has blacklisted 2 Costa Rican businesses for allegedly supporting the FARC.
Costa Rica: no longer a destination for stem cell tourists?
Stem cell institute shuts down after Costa Rica says adult stem cell treatment is "unproven."
Reversing the poverty cycle
One woman is trying to improve the education in a Costa Rican neighborhood sandwiched by a garbage dump and sewage plant.
Leaving office, Arias reflects on his legacy
Nobel Prize winner and Costa Rican president pushed for disarmament, free trade and carbon neutrality.
English teacher's helper
Costa Rica is embracing the challenge of mastering the loopy English language — digitally.
Newly rich and not afraid to show it in Costa Rica
A new high-end mall with Armani and Tiffany's showcases the country's growing trend toward ostentatious wealth.
Meet the new Ticas
Many women in Costa Rica are delaying motherhood to pursue career dreams.
Costa Rica's stone spheres
Costa Rica's mysterious stone spheres
Alien communication? Galactic map? Costa Ricans are proud of their stone spheres — even if they don't know why they exist.
Chile quake: The view from Valdivia
Assessing the damage from a city that has already faced "the big one."
Costa Rica's left-right void
Do left and right even exist in Costa Rica anymore?
Costa Rica: A woman in charge?
Costa Rica could elect its first female president. Given its progressive laws on women in politics, it's a wonder it's taken this long.
Otto: Not Che Guevara
Costa Ricans are confused about whether a libertarian candidate for president is on the right or left.
Memories of harder times in Costa Rica
The death of a controversial former president has jogged memories of Costa Rica's worst economic crisis.
Costa Rican creates plasma rocket to pick up space trash
Franklin Chang Diaz wants to fuel the International Space Station and transport people to Mars with his plasma rocket.