Costa Rica

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Costa Rican farmer handed 22 years for murder of Indigenous land defender
Brörán leader Yehry Rivera, 45, was shot and killed by Juan Varela during conflict in Terraba community in February 2020

Nina Lakhani and agencies in San José

01, Feb, 2023 @10:38 PM

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My bad trip – do you know the way to San José? Take the chicken bus!
When Brie Veron and her friends book a ‘two-hour’ trip into Costa Rica, they aren’t expecting a 16-hour ordeal involving a shady cabbie and a dodgy curry

As told to Nikki Marshall

12, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Keep conquering’: Stéphanie Frappart ready for moment of World Cup history
When Germany play Costa Rica, Stéphanie Frappart will become the first woman to referee a men’s World Cup match, a significant step forward for the game

Sean Ingle in Doha and Angelique Chrisafis

30, Nov, 2022 @9:12 PM

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‘The ghost that haunts Monteverde’: how the climate crisis killed the golden toad
The loss of the amphibian from Costa Rica’s cloud forest was one of the first linked to global heating, say scientists

Mattha Busby in Monteverde

21, Nov, 2022 @9:15 AM

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What happened at Cop27 on day nine?
Lula says ‘Brazil is back’ and proposes Cop30 to be held in the Amazon as anxiety rises over some countries’ attempts to unpick climate commitments

Bibi van der Zee

16, Nov, 2022 @6:43 PM

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Clara Sola review – miraculous drama of burgeoning sexuality and divine grace
Wendy Chinchilla Araya makes a tremendous debut as a neglected woman with learning difficulties who is believed to have spiritual powers – and who falls for a handsome local boy

Peter Bradshaw

15, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Animals we’ve lost: the vivid ‘waving’ frog that vanished suddenly
Chiriquí harlequin frogs went extinct in 1996 due to a fungal disease that has driven the decline of 501 amphibian species

Emily Ding

05, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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US woman suspected in fatal shooting of elite cyclist arrested in Costa Rica
Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, a yoga teacher, is accused of fatally shooting Anna Moriah Wilson over alleged love rivalry

Staff and agencies

30, Jun, 2022 @9:42 PM

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Netflix tests charges for sharing passwords between households
Scheme being trialled in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru seen as way to make more money from existing subscribers as growth slows

Lauren Aratani in New York

17, Mar, 2022 @2:46 PM

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Coral crusaders: Costa Rica’s young divers learn to protect their seas
In Puerto Viejo, scuba diving was once just for tourists, but a centre is training young people with few opportunities to care for the ocean on their doorstep

Monica Pelliccia

27, Jan, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Animal crossings: the ecoducts helping wildlife navigate busy roads across the world
India’s tiger corridor and Australia’s possum ‘tunnel of love’ are among the myiad infrastructure projects providing safe passage

Patrick Greenfield

29, Dec, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Follow the green leader: why everyone from Prince William to Jeff Bezos is looking to Costa Rica
Billionaires, princes and prime ministers are among those keen to learn from the Central American country, which has long put nature at the heart of its policies

Patrick Greenfield

22, Dec, 2021 @7:30 AM

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