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Elder Abuse Outrage in Costa Rica Over Elder Abuse and Neglect

Source: Wikimedia Commons In a matter of just a few hours, three elderly persons in Costa Rica were crudely abandoned in the capital city of San Jose on December 18th. A report by Lady Rojas of online news daily CRHoy.com indicates that an elderly and disoriented gentleman arrived at the Caribbean bus terminal with nothing more than a handwritten missive bearing the following sinister message:...

UFO Why UFOs May Visit the Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica

A renowned ufologist and researcher of paranormal activity has determined that the ongoing eruption of the Turrialba volcano presents an ideal opportunity for sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in Costa Rica. Sixto Paz Wells is a Peruvian UFO researcher who has written dozens of books on topics that transcend the space-time continuum that most of us strive to understand. Mr. Paz wa...

Thanksgiving Yes, Some Families Celebrate Thanksgiving in Costa Rica

Although there are no clear statistics on how many turkeys will be served at dinner tables in Costa Rica later today, the Thanksgiving holiday is increasingly celebrated by more families in this country. To this end, it is not unusual to learn about supermarkets such as AutoMercado and PriceSmart running out of turkeys just before Thanksgiving. Who is buying up all those birds? Author’s Note: T...

Water tap A Very Dry Season Expected in Costa Rica

The unexpected rains that fell on the Central Valley and parts of the Caribbean region of Costa Rica earlier today were a presage of the dry season that will officially begin this weekend. Such was the assessment of the National Meteorology Institute (Spanish initials: IMN), which is forecasting a very dry season that will exacerbate drought conditions in parts of Guanacaste and Puntarenas. &nb...

Stop violence against women March to Stop Violence Against Women in Costa Rica

President Luis Guillermo Solis and members of his Cabinet will be present at the march to observe the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. To this end, the Presidential Council meeting that usually takes place each Tuesday morning has been rescheduled to take place after lunch. President Solis has gone on record to state that the people of Costa Rica shou...

Source: Fuerza Publica Ghastly Incident Recalls Weekend at Bernie’s in Costa Rica

Source: Fuerza Publica One of the most forgettable films of the 1980s is Weekend at Bernie’s, a dark comedy involving a convoluted plot whereby two insurance analysts attempt to conceal the death of their boss by parading his dead body around in slapstick situations, including passing him off as a live passenger in a vehicle. A similar situation was encountered by members of Fuerza Publica, Co...

Casado Vegetariano Thinking About Becoming Vegetarian? Travel to Costa Rica

In an era of Meatless Mondays and economic vegetarianism, more people in Costa Rica and around the world are thinking about reducing their meat consumption for several reasons. The health benefits are undeniable, but they have to be managed through the adoption of a reasonable nutritional plan, which means that suddenly cutting off all animal byproducts without proper guidance could create dietary...

American Staffordshire Baby Mauled by American Staffordshire in Costa Rica

Red Cross rescuers and paramedics from the Fire Department in La Aurora, province of Heredia, responded to an emergency call involving a baby who was viciously attacked by an American Staffordshire terrier. According to reporter Lady Rojas of online news daily Costa Rica Hoy, the infant was rushed to the Saint Vincent Paul Hospital, which is operated by La Caja, the national public health service....

Veracruz Games Costa Rica Earns Medals in Mexico Amid Protests and Unrest

At the Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, athletes from Costa Rica are doing their best to bring home medals and glory even as violent protests and deep civil unrest are marring the activities. There are 31 Latin American and Caribbean nations participating in this event, which is being conducted at a time when the people of Mexico are deeply unsettled about the unknown status of 43...

Masonic Costa Rica A Not-So-Secret Society Meeting in Costa Rica

At a recent gathering that took place in the capital city of Costa Rica, men wearing ceremonial garb over their business suits conferred about topics such as apprenticeships, fellowcraft, medallions, seals, rituals, and the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns. This special meeting was presided by a special guest from a faraway land who bore gifts, including a medallion that was placed in a museum de...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica 3 (7) – Uruguay 3 (6) : La Sele Prevails in Montevideo

Source: FEDEFUTBOL It’s official: The National Men’s Football Team of Costa Rica is no longer an underdog, but still needs to match the brilliance of the defensive backline that put Tico players in the quarterfinals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. La Sele, as the team is affectionately known in Costa Rica, gave fans plenty of reasons to cheer as they matched up against their counterparts...

Colibiri New Eco-Vacation Adventures in Costa Rica for Nature Lovers

Sustainable tourism is alive and well in Costa Rica; in fact, more travel agencies and tour operators are putting together packages for lovers of the outdoors who wish to get really close to pristine nature. To this end, it is important for travelers to ensure that their tour operator is properly accredited with a Certificate for Sustainable Tourism issued by the National Board of Tourism (Spanish...

ceviche costa rica Ceviche Festival in Quepos, Costa Rica this Weekend

The traditional seafood cocktail of Costa Rica is known as ceviche, but the Institute of Pacific Ports in Costa Rica (Spanish acronym: INCOP) insists on writing it as cebiche. Nonetheless, the INCOP, the National Tourism Board (Spanish initials: ICT) and Travel Show Expo have put together a weekend festival in celebrating this dish.   According to travel reporter Gianluca Boncompagni of...

Source: MSP Air Surveillance Saves Three Lives in One Day in Costa Rica

Source: MSP In a single day, three medical evacuation flights carried out by members of the Air Surveillance Service (Spanish initials: SVA) of Costa Rica saved the lives of an elderly man, a pregnant woman and a little girl. Two of the rescue flights involved fixed-wing aircraft, and the other was carried out by a helicopter. The first emergency flight took place in Alto Telire, a remote i...

Nadine Hays Pisani U.S. Author Helps You Escape to Costa Rica

Nadine Hays Pisani is a charming native of New Jersey who knows how to make her dreams come true. She quit her job and moved to Costa Rica a few years ago, and wrote a best-seller plus a sequel about her experience. Her latest book deals with the same topic, albeit with more of a “how-to” style of prose. Ms. Hays has kindly provided The Costa Rica Star with an excerpt of her new book, Happier Than...

Costa Rica Hammerhead Shark Costa Rica and Ecuador Support Hammerhead Shark Protection

The waters surrounding Cocos Island of Costa Rica and the Galapagos Archipelago of Ecuador are two of the most important shark habitats in the world. These two nations have been working together to protect their shark treasures, and they recently contributed to the Convention on Migratory Species. Here's the official press release on this important marine conservation matter: Historic Advances in...

Child abuse Costa Rica Fights Against Sexual Exploitation of Children

The Paniamor (Bread & Love) Foundation in Costa Rica is a non-governmental organization that seeks to reaffirm and enforce the rights of children in our country; particularly with regard to preventing violence and sexual abuse. A strong focus of the Paniamor Foundation is on the prevention of child trafficking and sexual tourism. In recent years, Paniamor’s Executive Director Milena Grillo has...

Homeless Chef Arnold, Please Come to Costa Rica

Source: Llovera Comida As a charitable organization in Costa Rica is preparing to feed thousands of indigent people who make the streets of San Jose their home, a 90-year old man in Florida has been arrested for doing the same thing for his beloved community. Arnold Abbott, a World War II veteran and kind-hearted man, was arrested along with two Christian ministers by the Fort Lauderdale Polic...

Sea Turtle Costa Rica Renowned Resort in Costa Rica Promotes Sea Turtle Festival

A very special and unusual tourism activity in Costa Rica consists of releasing baby sea turtles just as soon as they hatch, thereby helping them to reach the surf for the first time as they begin their long lives in the ocean. A few tourist resorts participate in this unique activity, and Manuel Antonio's Tulemar is one of them. Here is a recent press release issued by Tulemar on this topic: T...

Costa Rica Beach 12-Step Program: A Perfect Vacation in Costa Rica

What do you consider to be the perfect Costa Rica vacation? Your answer is bound to reflect your personality, but many of you will probably think about achieving a perfect balance of thrills and relaxation while trying to have as much fun as possible. If you are looking for ideas on what to do the next time you are in Costa Rica, this 12-step guide by a young and fashionable woman from Spain will ...