Hours after intense wind and rain began lashing Nicaragua and Costa Rica, Tropical Storm Bonnie became the second named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season on Friday, bringing with it the risk of life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides. A storm is given a name after it reaches wind speedsContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — A Russian hacking cartel carried out an extraordinary cyberattack against the government of Costa Rica, crippling tax collection and export systems for more than a month so far and forcing the country to declare a state of emergency. The ransomware gang Conti, which is based in Russia, claimedContinue Reading

An airport near Costa Rica’s capital was temporarily closed Thursday after a DHL cargo plane split in two during an emergency landing, officials said. No one was injured. The plane, a bright yellow B757-200F airliner about 155 feet long, was headed to Guatemala when it was forced to return toContinue Reading

Costa Rican officials said on Friday that they would require Covid-19 vaccinations for people under 18 “to safeguard the best interests” of children, becoming one of the first countries to implement such a mandate. Costa Rica, which has authorized Covid shots for those 12 and over since Oct. 25, willContinue Reading