Latin America

Costa Rican harvests global recognition for gardening success

For more than 50 years, Zarcero's 'Senor Scissorhands' has cut and trimmed the city's gardens into international fame.

Latin America

Costa Rica's reforestation efforts promising

In Costa Rica, over the last 70 years, about 80 percent of forests have been lost. But they are being replanted and regrown in the country.

Latin America

Costa Rica's rising murder rate worries voters

The central American nation is still considered one of the safest in the region - but the growing violence is causing concern among people ahead of elections.

US & Canada

Nate strengthens to hurricane as it nears US Gulf Coast

Louisiana and Mississippi declare local state of emergency and order some people to evacuate coastal areas.

Nate strengthens to hurricane as it nears US Gulf Coast

Latin America

600 Africans stranded after sailing to South America

Government warns of a possible looming crisis as it blocks hundreds of people from moving forward en route to US.

TechKnow

Costa Rica: Journey to the jungle

We take the pulse of Costa Rica's rainforest to find out how global warming affects the 'lungs of the planet'.

Latin America

Viral video spurs outrage over harassment in Costa Rica

Rampant public sexual harassment has legislators in Costa Rica and across Latin America searching for solutions.

Viral video spurs outrage over harassment in Costa Rica

Environment

Failing to protect hammerhead sharks from finning

Conservationists accuse Costa Rican authorities of allowing the shark-fin trade to continue despite global treaty.

Failing to protect hammerhead sharks from finning

Environment

Costa Rica issues alert over ammonium nitrate spill

People warned against swimming in beaches and fishing after 180 tonnes of toxic cargo spills from sunken boat off coast.

Costa Rica issues alert over ammonium nitrate spill

Reporter's Notebook

Obama's unfinished Cuba business

Latin American leaders say restoring relations needs to be followed by lifting trade embargo imposed 55 years ago.

Opinion

Climate change: Europe's unfinished business

Former Costa Rican president challenges EU to think of the next generation, rather than the next ele

Jose Maria Figueres

by Jose Maria Figueres

Jose Maria Figueres

Latin America

Fleeing Central America's killing streets

Central America's civil wars and dictatorships in the 1980s helped create the violent situation today, a new report says

Fleeing Central America's killing streets

Opinion

Is the US 'losing' Latin America?

Is growing anxiety that the US is losing its positions in Latin America justified?

Gregory Weeks

by Gregory Weeks

Gregory Weeks

Human Rights

Lampard retires from international football

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, 36, calls time on England career after winning 106 caps and scoring 29 goals.

Lampard retires from international football

US & Canada

Costa Rica to probe US anti-Cuba programme

Secret US operation to destabilise Cuba's government used Venezuelans, Costa Ricans and Peruvians.

Costa Rica to probe US anti-Cuba programme