Dogged by sex abuse scandal that drove him out of the World Bank, Rodrigo Chaves takes oath of office with promises to revive economy and end abuse of women.
Centrist Jose Maria Figueres concedes defeat to right-wing Rodrigo Chaves in election in the Central American country racked by poverty and unemployment.
This year marks the first time the tournament will be held in the Middle East and has been pushed to later in the year than is typical to avoid the region’s summer heat.
US-based streaming service will begin offering subscribers in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru option to add as many as two people to "sub-accounts" at a monthly fee of $2 to $3, before making changes anywhere else.
As all eyes were on a chunk of Martian rock that was expected to sell for $500,000 to $800,000 at Christie's auction, but it failed to find a buyer.
Brooklyn Museum in New York City returns a collection of 1,305 artefacts, some older than 2,000 years, to Costa Rica, which were looted by Tycoon Minor Keith in the 19th or early 20th century.
The Judicial Investigations office said the scheme involved bonuses and improper payments to government workers sponsored by private construction firms, with bribes allegedly including cars, land and cash.
The global coronavirus pandemic has affected more than five million people, with over 334,000 deaths. Here are coronavirus-related updates for May 22:
A marathon UN climate summit wrapped up with little to show, squeezing compromises from countries over the global warming battle plan but falling well short of what science says is needed to tackle the emergency.
US and dozens of other countries recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as oil-rich country's interim leader against President Nicolas Maduro, who refuses to step down and accuses Guaido of being a US puppet.
Heads of state of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking nations call for the development and assistance of countries migrants are fleeing. With about 3,000 migrants at the US border, Tijuana says the city is preparing for an influx that will last months.
Thousands of Costa Ricans kept up their fifth day of marches and wide public workers strike to protest a proposed fiscal reform, dealing their centre-left president his first major test since taking office in May.
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