JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. women's soccer team closed out the year with a one-sided victory over Costa Rica, giving the Americans 20 wins in 2019. It was the second win in two matches for...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organizations and many countries opposed to Nicolas...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is hoping to keep Venezuela from winning a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council.
A State Department official said Friday that members of the U.N....
CHICAGO (AP) — The Women's World Cup champion U.S. team will wrap up 2019 with matches against Sweden and Costa Rica.
U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday that the U.S. will face Sweden in...
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica and Panama have arrested 48 people for allegedly operating a migrant smuggling ring that moved Asian, African, Cuban and Haitian migrants from South America...
Mexico, the U.S. and the other nations among the top six in CONCACAF remain on track to compete in the final round of regional qualifying to determine three World Cup teams.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Costa Rican Health Ministry says it has confirmed 19 deaths from consumption of alcohol tainted with methanol.
MIAMI (AP) — CONCACAF is limiting direct qualifying for the World Cup to only its six highest-ranked nations.
The regional governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two judges investigated for trips they took to Costa Rica have been disciplined.
The Tennessean reports government travel records show Judges Aaron Holt and Monte...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Haiti earned one of the biggest wins in its soccer history, rallying from two goals down to beat Canada and reach the Gold Cup semifinals for the first time.
HOUSTON (AP) — Mexico beat Costa Rica 5-4 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie Saturday night and advanced to a semifinal against Haiti at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
MIAMI (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence declared Tuesday that Venezuela's authoritarian leader "must go" as the U.S. Navy launched a hospital ship on a five-month mission to help Latin American...
PANAMA CITY (AP) — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated area of Panama near its border with Costa Rica on Sunday, causing some wooden porches to collapse and products to shake from store...
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — A small plane has crashed in a residential area of Costa Rica's capital without causing deaths or serious injuries.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — A mostly European group of nations said Tuesday it will send a high-level delegation to Venezuela to propose solutions to that country's protracted...
MIAMI (AP) — Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum agreed Wednesday to pay a $5,000 fine to settle an ethics complaint that he violated civil law by accepting gifts from lobbyists,...
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Police in El Salvador say the father-in-law of ex-President Mauricio Funes has been arrested in Costa Rica and is wanted back home for alleged...
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Back in Nicaragua, she owned her own home and made enough as an elementary substitute teacher and lawyers' assistant to eke out a stable, if not luxurious,...
SEATTLE (AP) — Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado has said Central America should not be satisfied until Nicaragua holds free elections and re-establishes a free press, democracy and human...
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A Nicaraguan man who became a prominent public face of opposition to President Daniel Ortega's government for his defiant protest runs through the capital has left the...
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Judicial police in Costa Rica's capital raided Roman Catholic church offices Thursday, searching for information about two priests accused of sexual abuse.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Roman Catholic officials in Costa Rica's capital say that a cleric accused of sexually abusing minors has been expelled from the priesthood.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica prosecutors have raided the local headquarters of Scotiabank as part of an investigation into purported bribes paid by the Brazilian company Odebrecht to...
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — A Costa Rican Justice Ministry official has resigned after the country's vice-minister of economy reported him for alleged sexual abuse.
Laura Pacheco said Friday via Twitter that the day before his resignation she had reported the case to prosecutors. She says she was doing what women should when someone else believes they have a right to your body.
The Justice Ministry announced Friday that Julio Solis, director of Citizen Peace and Coexistence Promotion had resigned.
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Venezuela's renewed political crisis rolled on, with opponents and supporters of President Nicolas Maduro both staging big rallies while foreign humanitarian aid piled up on the border with Colombia, blocked from entering by Venezuelan officials.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man accused of embezzling more than $36 million from a Los Angeles technology firm and using most of it to pay off his credit card bills has been extradited from Costa Rica.
Authorities say Paul McDaniel arrived in L.A. Thursday afternoon to face 10 counts of wire fraud. If convicted, he could face decades in federal prison.
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RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on accusations of sexual misconduct against former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias (all times local):
The longtime director of the international center at the University of Nevada in Reno is the sixth woman to accuse Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias of sexual misconduct.
Carina Black said in an interview this week that Arias boxed her against a wall inside an elevator at the university in 1998 and then tried to kiss her.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The longtime director of the international center at the University of Nevada in Reno is the latest woman to accuse Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias of sexual misconduct.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A prominent Tennessee businessman has been killed in a car crash in Costa Rica.
News outlets report that according to representatives of his company, Memphis businessman 61-year-old Mike Bowen died Saturday. T-Shirt Champions confirmed the death of its CEO in a tweet.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — A former Miss Costa Rica has become the second woman to make a criminal complaint against Nobel Peace Prize laureate and ex-President Oscar Arias, in the latest of mounting allegations of sexual misconduct to emerge this week.
The woman alleges that Arias grabbed her, groped her and kissed her against her will at his home in 2015, according to partial photos of the complaint published late Thursday by Escri-Viendo, a Facebook page dedicated to entertainment news.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Two more women have accused former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, a Nobel peace laureate, of sexual misconduct after a criminal complaint alleging sexual assault against another woman was filed against him this week in the Central American nation.
Eleonora Antillon, a well-known Costa Rican journalist and TV presenter, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Arias assaulted her in the mid-1980s when she was working for his fledgling presidential bid.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Former President Oscar Arias, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was enveloped in scandal Tuesday after a sexual assault complaint was brought against him by a nuclear disarmament activist.
Arias denied the allegation, saying he has never acted against the will of any woman and has fought for gender equality during his career.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sebastian Lletget headed the ball down and the emotions overtook him as soon as the ball went into the net.
In the same stadium where he scored his first international goal before a devastating foot injury he feared might have ended his career, Lletget delivered a much happier highlight in front of family and friends who made the short drive down from his native San Francisco.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter has made two changes to his lineup in his second game leading the national team.
Midfielders Wil Trapp and Paul Arriola will replace former captain Michael Bradley and Jeremy Ebobisse in the starting lineup for Saturday's exhibition against Costa Rica. The other nine starters are the same as they were for the 3-0 win over Panama in Berhalter's debut last Sunday.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Nick Lima made the most of his opportunity when he was given the chance to make his U.S. national team debut in a new system under new coach Gregg Berhalter.
He fared well in a role that asks him to play a combination of right back and as a defensive midfielder and looks to build on that Saturday when the Americans complete their start-of-year camp with a game against Costa Rica at Avaya Stadium.
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football says it will support Gianni Infantino for re-election as FIFA president when soccer's world governing body holds a congress in Paris on June 5 ahead of the Women's World Cup.
CONCACAF announced the decision following its council meeting Thursday in San Jose, Costa Rica.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — If only clouds and rain had hung over the beach on Dec. 11 in Costa Rica, like the forecast had predicted, none of this would have happened.
Sure, Doug Cotty and his brand-new fiancee Michele Arias might still have decided to hang out on Playa Chaman, and might still have spotted the baby olive ridley sea turtles nesting in the sand.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A long-simmering ethics investigation of former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum heated up Friday when a state ethics panel said there was probable cause that Gillum violated Florida's ethics law.
The state's ethics commission voted in a closed-door meeting Friday that there is enough evidence to show that Gillum accepted gifts from lobbyists during his time as Tallahassee's mayor.
CHICAGO (AP) — Colorado midfielder Kellyn Acosta has been cut from the U.S. soccer roster for upcoming exhibitions against Panama and Costa Rica.
New coach Gregg Berhalter also dropped Salt Lake defender Justen Glad on Tuesday along with goalkeepers Alex Bono of Toronto and Tyler Miller of Los Angeles FC.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of Nicaragua's most prominent journalists says President Daniel Ortega is working to close any spaces of freedom in the Central American country.
Carlos Fernando Chamorro, who had the offices of his media outlets Confidencial and the television programs "Tonight" and "This Week" seized in December by Ortega's police, said Monday night that he fled to Costa Rica after receiving information that a plan was afoot to jail him on phony charges.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than a month after Nicaraguan police raided and occupied his news outlets' offices, prominent journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro has fled to Costa Rica.
Chamorro announced in a video posted Monday on Facebook that he made "the painful decision to go into exile to ensure my freedom and physical safety, and above all to carry on independent journalism from Costa Rica."
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Police in Nicaragua say four officers have been killed by members of a criminal gang in the country's south near the border with Costa Rica.
A statement from the Nicaraguan National Police says officers were attending to an incident in Rio San Juan province when they came under fire from gunmen belonging to a gang based in Costa Rica involved in drug trafficking, robbery and cattle theft.
CHICAGO (AP) — Cincinnati defender Greg Garza has left the U.S. national team training camp because of a strained quadriceps.
The U.S. Soccer Federation said Thursday that Garza will not be replaced. The roster dropped to 27 players.
The U.S. is training in Chula Vista, California, for a pair of exhibitions under new coach Gregg Berhalter. The Americans face Panama on Jan. 27 at Glendale, Arizona, and Costa Rica on Feb. 2 at San Jose, California.
MADRID (AP) — Police in Costa Rica and Spain say they have arrested 12 people alleged to have been involved in the kidnapping of a missing American in Costa Rica.
Police from both countries say that the joint operation led to the arrests of the Costa Rican suspects on Friday.
William Sean Creighton Kopko, an American businessman, was kidnapped in Costa Rica on Sept. 24, 2018. Costa Rican authorities say that the victim is still missing.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican authorities are hoping the arrest of 12 people allegedly involved in the September kidnapping of the owner of an internet sports betting site will lead to the missing U.S. citizen.
Director of Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Body Walter Espinoza said Friday that the arrests were made in Costa Rica and Spain.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica said Saturday it has received a request from the head of the Organization of American States to activate a process of invoking the Inter-American Democratic Charter against Nicaragua amid alleged abuses in the country.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Relatives of a Florida woman slain in Costa Rica are suing Airbnb and the resort where she was vacationing when she died.
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate meeting (all times local):
Countries have agreed that Chile will host next year's U.N. climate summit.
Delegates at this year's talks in Poland agreed Friday that the South American nation will stage the meeting after Brazil dropped out. Costa Rica, which had been also been in the running, will host a preliminary event.