Teen stowaway desperate to see mother

He was young, displaced and frustrated, and he wanted nothing more than to reunite with his mother in their native Africa.

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.

US plane makes emergency landing on Colombian island

An airplane belonging to the US carrier American Airlines was forced to make an emergency landing at the airport of Colombia`s San Andres Island.

Strong earthquake shakes Costa Rica

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake caused minor damage but no known injuries.