Tainted alcohol kills 19 in Costa Rica, officials confirm

Central America 07/22/19, 05:30

The Costa Rican Health Ministry said it has confirmed 19 deaths from the consumption of alcohol tainted with methanol. The ministry said in a Friday report that the investigation is continuing, but it has counted 14 men and five women who have died since early June after drinking adulterated liquor. The ...

Fate in limbo, many Nicaraguan exiles struggle in Costa Rica

World 04/01/19, 23:09

Back in Nicaragua, she owned her own home and made enough as an elementary substitute teacher and lawyers' assistant to eke out a stable, if not luxurious, life.Now she spends her days on the streets in and around Costa Rica's capital begging for spare change and clutching a can decorated ...

Costa Rica president wants free elections for Nicaragua

America 03/21/19, 00:37

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado has said Central America should not be satisfied until Nicaragua holds free elections and re-establishes a free press, democracy and human rights guarantees. "We should not be tranquil until those (are) re-established there," he said in an interview with The Associated Press last week during a ...

Update: Arias accused of misconduct in Reno in 1998

U.S. 02/13/19, 17:47

The Latest on accusations of sexual misconduct against former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias (all times local):1 p.m.The longtime director of the international center at the University of Nevada in Reno is the sixth woman to accuse Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias of sexual ...

Nevada woman is the 6th to accuse Arias of sexual misconduct

America 02/13/19, 16:12

The longtime director of the international center at the University of Nevada in Reno is the latest woman to accuse Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias of sexual misconduct.Carina Black said in an interview this week that Arias boxed her against a wall inside an ...

More women come forward after Arias sexual assault complaint

America 02/07/19, 00:04

Two more women have accused former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, a Nobel peace laureate, of sexual misconduct after a criminal complaint alleging sexual assault against another woman was filed against him this week in the Central American nation.Eleonora Antillon, a well-known Costa Rican journalist and TV presenter, told The ...

Costa Rica ex-leader Oscar Arias accused of sexual assault

America 02/05/19, 14:13

Costa Rican former President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Oscar Arias was enveloped in scandal Tuesday after a sexual assault complaint was brought against him by a nuclear disarmament activist.Arias denied the allegation, saying he has never acted against the will of any woman and has fought for gender equality ...

Lletget leads US to 2nd straight win under Berhalter

Soccer 02/02/19, 18:09

Sebastian Lletget scored and assisted in his return to the site of his career-interrupting foot injury two years ago, leading the United States over Costa Rica 2-0 in an exhibition Saturday that made Gregg Berhalter just the third coach to win his first two matches with the American national team.The ...

Lima looks to build off strong debut with US national team

Soccer 02/01/19, 14:38

Nick Lima made the most of his opportunity when he was given the chance to make his U.S. national team debut in a new system under new coach Gregg Berhalter.He fared well in a role that asks him to play a combination of right back and as a defensive midfielder ...

Fugitive Romanian politician, prosecutor held in Costa Rica

Europe 10/04/18, 04:26

A Romanian politician and a former chief prosecutor who fled to Costa Rica before they could be sentenced for crimes committed while in office have been arrested, police in the Central American country said.Former Romanian Tourism Minister Elena Udrea, who was convicted in Romania of bribery and official misconduct, was ...

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