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SJO Volcanic Eruption in Costa Rica May Disrupt Flights Following the midnight eruption of the Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica, the Directorate of Civil Aviation has issued a warning to pilots, controllers and members of air crews about the lingering ash clouds that have formed in some air corridors over the country. Civil Aviation Director Alvaro Vargas explained that the volcanic ash could affect flights and airport operations in Costa Rica. At th...
RED CROSS K-9 Officers in Costa Rica Help Find Missing Hikers The eight missing hikers who disappeared under mysterious circumstances on Monday have been located alive and stable. As previously reported by The Costa Rica Star, seven men and one woman were seen entering the Braulio Carrillo National Park at Bajo de la Hondura, an entry point located in the mountainous Zurquí area of San Jerónimo. Red Cross rescuers and paramedics will spend the night with ...
A dairy cow is evacuated as it rains down ash. Photo: RSN Costa Rica on Green Alert for Volcanic Eruption A dairy cow is evacuated as the Turrialba rains down ash. Photo: RSN About 20 minutes before midnight on October 29th, the Turrialba Volcano in the province of Cartago woke up from its slumber without warning and delivered the strongest eruption in the last 150 years. The quiet agricultural town of Turrialba was shaken by a few seismic movements, which were followed by massive ash clouds that ...
OIJ Another Black Eye for the OIJ in Costa Rica The Office of Judicial Investigations (Spanish initials: OIJ) is currently in hot water for their alleged illegal espionage on star goalkeeper Keylor Navas, but there is yet another case winding through the courts that is casting this law enforcement agency, which has considerable power in Costa Rica, in a negative light. In this criminal case, four OIJ agents by the last names of Quesada, Luna...
Braulio Carrillo The Mystery of the Eight Missing Hikers in Costa Rica Mountaineers and rescue technicians from the Red Cross in Costa Rica are stepping up their efforts to locate eight people who went missing this past Monday in the vicinity of the Braulio Carrillo National Park, specifically in the mountainous region near the Zurqui tunnel. What little is known about these eight missing hikers in Costa Rica is shrouded in mystery. The facts thus far reported by ...
Source: Wikimedia Commons Ebola Specialist Arrives in Costa Rica Source: Wikimedia Commons Dr. Monica Guardo, an expert in communicable diseases at the Pan American Health Organization, is currently in Costa Rica for the purpose of training groups of physicians and nurses on the proper treatment of patients infected by the Ebola virus. According to health reporter Lady Rojas of online news daily CRHoy.com, Dr. Guardo shared her personal experience trying to...
Grecia From Dallas to Costa Rica, a Tale of Retirement Despite inflation being out of control in Costa Rica, our country still manages to attract North American expatriates, and quite a few end up staying here to enjoy their retirement. Such is the case of Jen, a published author who has kindly provided The Costa Rica Star with an excerpt of her eBook Costa Rica Chica: Have you ever wanted to quit your job and “retire early”? Fed up with the “m...
Source: Sea Shepherd Operation Pacuare: Sea Shepherd in Costa Rica Source: Sea Shepherd Readers of The Costa Rica Star are very familiar with our extensive reporting on the saga of Paul Watson, the controversial founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. In late September, we reported on the Sea Shepherd chapter in Costa Rica, which is actively involved in the protection of sea turtles in our Caribbean coast. We now bring you an update by Sea Shephe...
Source: Coast Guard Coast Guard in Costa Rica Arrests Shark Fin Poacher Source: Coast Guard Earlier this week, officers from the National Coast Guard Service of Costa Rica boarded a fishing vessel in the Bay of Quepos and found various shark carcasses that had been caught for the sole purpose of hacking off their fins. According to a press release by the Ministry of Public Security, the boarding took place when the suspected shark fin poachers least expected it: A...
Source: Fuerza Publica Shots Fired During Dock Workers Strike in Costa Rica Source: Fuerza Publica Escalating violence has marred an ongoing strike by dock workers in the Caribbean region of Costa Rica, and the latest reports from Fuerza Publica, the national police force, indicate that criminal instigators have fired AK-47s and semiautomatic pistols at officers from riot control units. Such was the report filed by Pablo Rojas of online news daily Costa Rica Hoy earli...

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