Costa Rica Becomes First Central American Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Costa Rica became the latest country to legalize same-sex marriage early Tuesday when a ruling from its supreme court went into effect ending the country’s ban. Couples held ceremonies – mostly private due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but some that were broadcast – to celebrate their unions before judges and notaries right after the ban … Read more Costa Rica Becomes First Central American Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Football matches resume in Costa Rica as virus curbs ease

As the coronavirus pandemic rages in parts of Latin America, Costa Rica’s quick response to the outbreak has brought infection numbers down. And now football matches have come back to the country – with fans watching from a safe distance. Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on … Read more Football matches resume in Costa Rica as virus curbs ease

“What A Strike! What A Goal!” | Marcus Rashford Top 5 Goals | England

Look back on Marcus Rashford’s top 5 goals for England, including a memorable debut goal against Australia and his stunning strike against Costa Rica. Subscribe to England: http://bit.ly/FATVSub The FA: http://www.thefa.com Wembley Stadium: http://www.wembleystadium.com TWITTER The FA: http://www.twitter.com/fa The England Football Team: http://www.twitter.com/england Wembley Stadium: http://www.twitter.com/wembleystadium The FA WSL: http://www.twitter.com/fawsl FACEBOOK The FA Cup: http://www.facebook.com/thefacup … Read more “What A Strike! What A Goal!” | Marcus Rashford Top 5 Goals | England

COVID-19 – UN Offices & other topics – Daily Briefing (16 March 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. COVID 19 – UN OFFICES The Spokesman said he would to do in-person briefings, but that a system will be put in place for resident correspondents so they can text in questions to the briefing.Around the world, UN teams are also working with authorities to support … Read more COVID-19 – UN Offices & other topics – Daily Briefing (16 March 2020)

Costa Rica seizes 5 tons of cocaine headed for Netherlands

Costa Rican officials say they have seized more than five tons of cocaine, the largest such haul in the Central American country’s history. The Public Security Ministry said the 5,048 kilograms (11,128 pounds) of cocaine were found Saturday evening in a shipping container at the Caribbean port of Moin. The container, supposedly holding ornamental plants, … Read more Costa Rica seizes 5 tons of cocaine headed for Netherlands

Healthy Black Bean Soup | Jamie Oliver

Kick-start a healthy new year with Jamie’s spicy and colourful Black Bean Soup recipe inspired by his recent travels to Costa Rica. Black beans have the highest protein content so not only is this dish delicious it’s good for you too. The chilli and herbs add a beautiful depth of flavour while the eggs softly … Read more Healthy Black Bean Soup | Jamie Oliver

FIFA World Cup 2014: Costa Rica 23 Man Squad

Costa Rica have named their 23 man squad ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Having qualified for only their fourth ever World Cup, Costa Rica will have a difficult time matching their best-ever finish of the Round of 16 from Italia 90, as they are drawn in Group D alongside Uruguay, England … Read more FIFA World Cup 2014: Costa Rica 23 Man Squad

2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Group Stage Fixtures

There’s excitement building around the world, as the global game prepares for its major event: the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil kick’s off on Thursday 12th June 2014, when the hosts, Brazil, will be taking on Croatia in this year’s Group A curtain raiser. The 2014 Group stages include several eye-catching fixtures, including big … Read more 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Group Stage Fixtures

Football: Wales to Play Gary Speed Memorial Friendly

The FA of Wales has announced that the nation is to play an international friendly fixture against Costa Rica on 29 February 2012 as a memorial to former manager Gary Speed, who took his own life in November 2011. Speed, 42, was manager of Wales when he died on 27 November 2011. The match, Wales’ … Read more Football: Wales to Play Gary Speed Memorial Friendly

Science: Costa Rican Beetles Hold Clue to Glitter of Gold

Research into the colouring of two Costa Rican beetles may hold the clue to how some animals recreate the glitter and lustre of silver and gold. Chrysina aurigans (gold) and Chrysina limbata (silver) were studied by researchers from the University of Costa Rica for clues as to their metallic brilliance. The shiny back of the … Read more Science: Costa Rican Beetles Hold Clue to Glitter of Gold

Football: International Results for Wednesday 17th November 2010

Nearly 100 teams took part in football internationals around the world yesterday evening, Wednesday 17th November 2010. Argentina met their old rivals Brazil with both sides having changed their management following below par World Cup efforts. Argentina, via Lionel Messi, got the best of their friendly encounter with the only goal of Argentina’s 1-0 victory … Read more Football: International Results for Wednesday 17th November 2010

Football: International Fixtures for Wednesday 17th November 2010

48 International football matches are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 17th November 2010, including several teams who reached the latter stages of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In a return to an old rivalry, neighbours England and France will meet at Wembley, where their friendly match is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm GMT. Romania … Read more Football: International Fixtures for Wednesday 17th November 2010

Honduras: Protests and Rallies

Police have used tear gas to disperse protests and rallies in Honduras as unrest continues following the ousting of President Manuel Zelaya by a coup on June 28th 2009. The President’s wife is helping protesters in Honduras whilst the President himself is garnering support for a comeback through diplomatic channels in the USA and Brazil. … Read more Honduras: Protests and Rallies