November 27, 2020

New nets make shrimp trawling more sustainable in Latin America and Caribbean

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By Michelle Carrere Translated by Sarah Engel From Mongabay When fishers accidentally catch non-target species, they either sell the so-called bycatch or throw it back into the ocean, almost always dead. Newly invented nets have allowed shrimp trawlers to reduce bycatch by 20 percent. Globally, almost 10 million tons of potentially usable fish are thrown […]

Concacaf announces Costa Rica as host country for the 2019 Gold Cup

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Gold Cup group stage matches will be played in Central America for the first time in its history Miami (Monday, November 26, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced that the Estadio Nacional, in San Jose, Costa Rica will host a Concacaf Gold Cup doubleheader, featuring the […]

CONCACAF: Herediano strike late to win 2018 SCL and earn SCCL berth

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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Herediano is the champion of the 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League after earning a 3-2 victory on aggregate over Motagua of Honduras. Despite a 2-1 defeat to the Hondurans in the final second leg on Thursday night at the Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino in Tegucigalpa, the Costa Ricans qualified for the 2019 Scotiabank […]

Chinese workers helping build the new road to Costa Rica’s Caribbean

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By Isabella Foster Villanueva From Costa Rican Times Costa Rica News – 105 Chinese workers have come to Costa Rica to expand the road to the Caribbean. At least 160 more will come in the next few months. The CHEC company is responsible for the work. These workers live together in a camp set up by […]

Where the wild things are!

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Where the wild things are! monkeys, macaws, and nature’s beauty—in peaceful Costa Rica By Laura Manske From Philly.com Dazzling Pacific Ocean and Caribbean coastlines, dense rain forests, rugged mountains, and countless oh-so-cute monkeys make this a remarkable vacation getaway. (Laura Manske) Pura vida! Meaning: Pure life! This popular expression in Costa Rica is used to […]

Costa Rica has the 4th highest rate of alcoholism in Latin America and the Caribbean

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By Corey Kane From The Tico Times The beer-loving Central American country had the fourth highest rate of alcohol dependence in the region, though it was not significantly higher than the regional average. The World Health Organization (WHO) published a worldwide study (PDF) on alcohol consumption and its effects last Monday. WHO measured consumption rates, […]