Costa Rica to Recognise Same-Sex Couples for Healthcare Matters

Same-sex couples in Costa Rica will now have access to the same rights as heterosexual couples in public healthcare matters. » 5/24/14 7:45am 5/24/14 7:45am

Costa Rican Women Protest a Woman Being Denied Her Right to Breastfeed…

Not only does Costa Rica boast excellent surf, adorable rainforest creatures, and a community of tax-evading expatriates who spend their days playing golf and having Cialis-fuelled mega orgies, the tiny Central American republic also has a lady president who doesn't take any shit from retail plazas when they try to… » 1/13/13 12:00pm 1/13/13 12:00pm

Baby Monkey Orphanage Will Make Your Heart Swell

When filmmaker Todd Bieber traveled to Costa Rica for a vacation with his girlfriend, he was immediately disappointed at the "adventure" suggestions his resort travel guide recommended he visit. Instead, they traveled to Nosara Wildlife Rescue, a place where good people have rescued orphaned or harmed monkeys and… » 12/19/11 11:30am 12/19/11 11:30am

Watching A Man Kiss A Crocodile On The Lips Is As Scary As It Sounds


It's usually charming when a human forms a deep friendship with a powerful animal like a gorilla or a lion. Even though you're aware of the danger, you can see the emotions they feel for one another, and it's so heart-warming when the giant creature nuzzles their head into their human pal's chest or rests their… » 12/04/11 12:35pm 12/04/11 12:35pm

Carnival Queen Prompts Debate On Sexualizing Kids • Man "Waterboards"…

• The role of the "queen" of the Rio de Janeiro carnival is usually played by a model or soap star, but this year 7-year-old Julia Lira will be the drum corps queen. Children's services groups are none too happy. » 2/08/10 5:30pm 2/08/10 5:30pm

Recession Buoys Sex Tourism In Costa Rica

The recession has driven many women - skilled and unskilled - to prostitution in Costa Rica. Though the men of "Gringo Gulch" continue to work the bars, the sudden influx of competition drives down prices and increases desperation. [Miami Herald] » 10/14/09 5:40pm 10/14/09 5:40pm

Gunfire At Gisele & Tom's Wedding