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Shoulder Relief Sunday Video from Total Saddle Fit: Eventing Pura Vida

Lainey Ashker traveled to San Jose, Costa Rica this week to teach her first international clinic at the La Finca Equestrian Center. During her trip, she took a spin around the Center's Novice Derby aboard Leonor Munoz Ortiz's Simpatica. The 19-year-old Rheinlander mare was only recently introduced t

EVENTING NATION - 2018-01-22 00:00:00

Notary Refuses To Sign Off On Costa Rica's First Same-Sex Marriage

Despite the approval of the president and a top human rights court, the first same-sex marriage in Costa Rica hit a stumbling block when notaries refused to recognize it until the country's laws were officially changed. After the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled in favor of equal marriage

NEWNOWNEXT - 2018-01-21 16:56:11

T&T eliminated after leading again, Costa Rica also out*

Trinidad and Tobago and Costa Rica lost for a second time and were both eliminated on the third day of the 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship, last evening at the Ato Boldon Stadium. Hosts Trinidad and Tobago gave up an early lead once again when going down 4-1 to Canada, while Haiti won 3-2 af

TRINIDAD EXPRESS - 2018-01-21 07:03:00

Traveling by ear

TURRIALBA, Costa Rica -- It was 6:01 a.m. when we heard them barking, an insistent "huh-huh-huh-huh" floating through the rain forest canopy and over Pacuare Lodge. "Howler monkeys," said Steve, squinting at his watch. Then a toucan weighed in, two long, raspy "screeches" close to our deck, in the R

NWAONLINE.COM - 2018-01-21 10:10:00

Costa Rica's First Same-Sex Marriage Suffers Bureaucratic Hitch

Roberth Castillo and Mario Arias speak after a news conference to announce the suspension of their wedding scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20. SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rica's first same-sex wedding has been blocked by notaries who are refusing to recognize it until laws forbidding gay marriage are

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-01-21 06:02:53

Horrified shopper discovers 'world's deadliest spider in bunch of bananas from Asda'

This Brazilian wandering spider travelled 5,000 miles to get to the UK and its bite can kill "in hours" The venom from a Brazilian wandering spider can kills "in hours" (Image: SWNS) A supermarket customer claims he found the 'world's deadliest spider' in a bunch of bananas he bought for his lunch.

MIRROR - 2018-01-20 23:09:24

Mexico Leads Medals Table After Day 1 of UANA Swim Cup

The team from Mexico dominated the medal podium on the first day of the first edition of the UANA Swimming Cup, hosted in Coral Springs, Florida. The team picked up medals throughout the age groups at the meet (11-12, 13-14, 15-17), but presented an especially-strong girls' 11-12 group, where they t

SWIMSWAM.COM - 2018-01-20 16:50:04

5 questions with the owners of Longmont's Costa Rica Coffee Co.

Longmont couple Nicole Carrell and Adolfo Castro are combining family tradition and a shared love of java to launch a new coffee importing operation called Costa Rica Coffee Company. The pair, both 27, met in Castro's native Costa Rica while Carrell, who grew up between Colorado and Washington, was

DAILY CAMERA - 2018-01-20 17:00:00

The Winter Savings Keep on Coming

PHOTO: Pack your bags for a beach vacation. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock) Looking for somewhere to warm up this winter? Whether it's by a cozy fire or under the rays of the sun, resorts worldwide are lining up offers to entice travelers to use up some vacation time early in the year. Porto Elounda

TRAVELPULSE - 2018-01-20 13:00:00

No clear frontrunner in Costa Rica presidential election: poll

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Three conservative candidates lead the race to win Costa Rica's presidential election next month, but none of them is likely to garner enough votes to avoid a second-round runoff, according to a poll published on Friday. Costa Ricans will vote for their next president and 57 la

REUTERS - 2018-01-20 03:47:21

Radisson Blu Coming to Costa Rica

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is adding a major new property in the Caribbean Basin. The company has announced the signing of a new Radisson Blue in Costa Rica. The new-build hotel will feature 100 rooms, with plans to break ground in late 2018 and a projected opening date of December 2020. The new Ra


Shopify TV Series Casting Call for Lead Roles

Casting entrepreneurs/merchants who own an online shop(s) who have explored the idea of moving to Costa Rica for an extended period of time to star in this new documentary series. This exciting new eight-part series aims to follow as a merchant moves to Costa Rica to run their online shop remotely a


Drug traffickers are pushing deadly violence to record levels in a tranquil corner of Latin America

A Costa Rican prison guard at the gate of La Reforma Maximum Security Prison in La Guacima, Costa Rica, October 9, 2006.AP Photo/Kent GilbertDeadly violence rose again in Costa Rica in 2017, continuing a sustained increase seen over the past few years.While Costa Rica's security situation is far bet


Vogue Editors Share Their Warm-Weather Vacation Packing Tips

It can be challenging, especially in the dead of winter, to wrap your mind around packing a warm-weather vacation wardrobe, one that will take you from the beach to the bustling city streets with minimal effort. In a sea of sweaters and thermals, it's hard enough to find that one favorite bathing su


3 Perfect Destinations for Group Travel

PHOTO: Don't go to the Galapagos alone.. (photo via Flickr/pantxorama) There is definitely something to be said for traveling to a destination on one's own and having the freedom to move about independently, without thinking about anyone's wants or desires other than yours. But there are some destin


Mexico, Brazil Strong on Day One at UANA Swimming Cup

Mexico and Brazil posted the strongest team performances on the first day of the UANA Swimming Cup, with Mexico taking home nine wins and Brazil earning seven top honors. Read below for event-by-event coverage of each event contested Friday in Coral Springs, Fla. To open the meet, Mexico's Tania Nar


Pittsburgh School Officials Jet To Costa Rica, Ireland

PITTSBURGH, PA - The Pittsburgh Public Schools spent more than $300,000 last year on travel expenses for Superintendent Anthony Hamlet, district administrators and school board members, according to KDKA-TV. . The station also found that the district's international travel expenses included more mor


Bruce Arena: U.S. soccer 'laid an egg' in World Cup qualifier and had a 'few bad eggs'

Bruce Arena, left, at United Soccer Coaches convention forum with former USSF executive Hank Steinbrecher. (Steven Goff/The Washington Post) PHILADELPHIA - More than three months since the U.S. national soccer team's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Bruce Arena on Friday reflected on a cam


Canadian International Aleman Joins Republic FC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento Republic FC announced on Thursday it had signed Canadian international Keven Alemn for the 2018 USL season, with a club option for the 2019 season, adding another strong piece to the club's midfield for the upcoming campaign. The signing is pending league and federati


KDKA Investigates: Pittsburgh Schools Superintendent Defends Travel Expenses

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - KDKA's investigation has sparked a debate in the Pittsburgh Public School District. Was it necessary for the district to spent $306,000 last year on trips across the country and over the ocean, a staggering $28,000 a month? Superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet says all of it advance