Kelly Rowland says her wedding was perfect

Singer Kelly Rowland feels her wedding to former boxer Tim Witherspoon in Costa Rica was "perfect".

Nobel laureate wants India to cut military spending

Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias Sanchez on Thursday emphasised the need to cut military spending by nations including India so that more money could be spent on development, education and health.

Costa Rica election tribunal orders recount

Costa Rica`s election tribunal has ordered a manual recount of presidential polls after the first round of voting left the main contenders facing a run-off.

Surprise contender in Costa Rica second-round presidential vote

Centrist Luis Guillermo Solis took a surprise lead in Costa Rica`s presidential election and will now face a ruling party candidate in a run-off vote in April.

Leftist Costa Rica outsider leads election, run-off expected

A left-leaning former diplomat edged ahead in Costa Rica`s presidential election on Sunday as a strong showing by two leftist parties threatened to wrest power from the centrist government in an April run-off.

Good old bananas at threat of extinction!

Researchers are `incredibly concerned` for fate of banana as plagues and fungus infections spread across world`s supplies, it has been revealed.

Costa Rica seizes nearly 1.3 tonnes of cocaine

Costa Rican anti-drug authorities have seized 1,276 kg (about 1.3 tonnes) of cocaine from a speedboat in the Caribbean, the national investigative agency said.

6.0 magnitude quake off Costa Rica: USGS

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific off western Costa Rica on Thursday, US seismologists reported.

Costa Rica wants more consulates in China

: Costa Rica wants to attract more Chinese tourists and investors and so it is planning to open consulates in Shanghai and Hong Kong, the Central American nations envoy to Beijing said Tuesday.

Costa Rica urged to probe turtle biologist`s murde

More than 130,000 people from 150 countries have urged Costa Rica to arrest the killers of Jairo Mora Sandoval, a Costa Rican sea turtle biologist, an Indian group said Wednesday.

Obama wraps up Latin trip with an eye back home

President Barack Obama, concluding a three-day visit to Mexico and Costa Rica, is cheering Mexican economic advances and pressing other Central American leaders to deal with poverty and security.

Barack Obama to travel to Mexico, Costa Rica

US President Barack Obama will travel to Mexico and Costa Rica during the first week of May.

Costa Rica probes death of 280 sea turtles

An investigation was launched Tuesday to determine the cause of death of about 280 sea turtles in the Gulf of Dulce.

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes Costa Rica

The US Geological Survey is reporting that a magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattled Costa Rica early Wednesday.

Three kids die as Costa Rican boat capsizes

Three children died when the boat they were in capsized Tuesday on Costa Rica`s Pacific coast, officials said.

Magnitude-5.3 earthquake hits Costa Rica

Seismologists say a magnitude-5.3 earthquake has shaken Costa Rica.

Costa Rica hit by 7.6 magnitude earthquake

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale has struck off in Costa Rican capital San Jose, the US Geological Survey said.

Scientists uncovering origins of singing mice

Singing mice have tawny brown fur instead of the common white albino strain; they hail from tropical cloud forests in the mountains of Costa Rica, and they use songs to communicate.

Costa Rican diplomat kidnapped in Venezuela

Venezuelan authorities confirmed Monday that they are investigating the abduction of a Costa Rican diplomat in Caracas.

Indians block Panama roads in debate over mining

A tribal spokesman said the protesters want discussions with the Central American country`s Legislative Assembly.