| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
MEXICO CITY — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is making an expanded push for more territory in the Caribbean Sea, appealing to international jurisprudence and rankling many of his neighbors.
Colombia was especially vocal, calling Nicaragua's...
| Jul 3, 2013
Standing next to a large flat-screen TV showing an image of a toucan, Claudia Trujillo was doing her best sales pitch, rattling off all the reasons to consider Costa Rica a prime film location.
Costa Rica doesn't have a film incentive, she explained,...
| May 28, 2013
| 8:51 PM
NEW YORK — In what was described as the biggest-ever international money-laundering scheme, a federal grand jury has indicted a company on criminal charges that it used "virtual" currency to launder more than $6 billion in ill-gotten gains....
| May 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Composer Lee Holdridge says his new opera, "Dulce Rosa," hits "very close to home" for him in several ways. First, as a native Latin American. Second, as the son of a passionate, indomitable woman.
And, third, as a lifelong aficionado of stage drama...
| May 4, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Veronica Renov vacationed in Costa Rica in March, staying at the Hostel Plinio near Manuel Antonio National Park. She had heard that monkeys occasionally pass by the hostel on their way up a nearby hill. On Renov's last day, she saw 40 to 50 monkeys in...
| Mar 15, 2013
Tim Leiweke spent his last evening as president and chief executive of AEG watching the Galaxy defeat Costa Rica's Herediano at the Home Depot Center. Had the Kings been home Leiweke might have been at Staples Center, cheering from the corner season seats...
| Mar 11, 2013
Raymond L. Telles, 97, El Paso's first Latino elected mayor and a former U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica, died Friday at the Sherman Oaks home of his daughter Cynthia Ann Telles, according to KTSM-TV of El Paso. He had been in failing health in recent...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:33 AM
The tsunami warning issued after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake rattled Costa Rica Wednesday does not include California or other parts of the U.S. coast....
| Sep 5, 2012
| 10:13 AM
A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Costa Rica and much of Central America Wednesday morning, with early reports of scattered damage but no deaths (link in Spanish)....
| Sep 21, 2012
| 11:23 AM
The 18 Mexicans said they were journalists from their country’s main television broadcaster, Televisa. They wore the company T-shirt, and the six vans they drove into Nicaragua bore the orange Televisa logo....
| Mar 8, 2013
| 12:43 AM
On Mar. 19, 1963, the Costa Rican volcano Irazu began an eruption that lasted into 1965. San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica was daily buried by ash....