Costa Rica

TAMPA, Fla. | US loses 4-2 to Colombia in Bradley’s return

TAMPA, Fla.— Carlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja scored second-half goals to lead Colombia over the United States 4-2 on Thursday night in an exhibition that marked the return of American captain Michael Bradley to the national team following a one-year absence. James Rodriguez put Colombia ahead with a pretty curling shot from just … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla. | US loses 4-2 to Colombia in Bradley’s return

5 Best Countries for an Exotic, Affordable Golfing Retirement—Internationalliving.com

BALTIMORE, Md./ August 07, 2018 (STL.News) “A much-cited advantage—and joy—of retirement is being able to spend your days as you see fit, indulging in your favorite passions, such as golf,” says International Living’s Executive Editor Jennifer Stevens. “That can prove to be a prohibitively expensive pastime in North America, but in the right places overseas, … Continue reading 5 Best Countries for an Exotic, Affordable Golfing Retirement—Internationalliving.com

WASHINGTON | OAS condemns human rights abuses in Nicaragua

WASHINGTON  — The Organization of American States adopted a resolution Wednesday condemning human rights abuses committed by Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians since protests against President Daniel Ortega began in mid-April. The resolution, which was adopted 21-3 with seven abstentions, also criticized the harassment of Roman Catholic bishops. Catholic officials who have been mediating … Continue reading WASHINGTON | OAS condemns human rights abuses in Nicaragua

DETROIT  | Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

DETROIT  — Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year. The world’s largest hotel company said Wednesday that the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019. Bethesda, Maryland-based Marriott says the year-long timeframe will … Continue reading DETROIT  | Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

Costa Rica’s Top 5 Expat Havens—Internationalliving.com

BALTIMORE, Md./ July 10, 2018 (STL.News) 1. The Central Valley Expats have been flocking to Costa Rica’s Central Valley for decades. With its spring-like climate, central location, and ready-made expat community, it’s not hard to see why. Consistently cool weather is what Costa Rica’s Central Valley is best known for: With the Valley’s altitude of … Continue reading Costa Rica’s Top 5 Expat Havens—Internationalliving.com

MOSCOW | What do Costa Rica, Panama early exits say about US soccer?

MOSCOW (AP) — Costa Rica and Panama were overwhelmed at the World Cup, both going two and out. What does that say about the United States, which didn’t even make it to soccer’s showcase? “It’s an extra twist of the knife,” said former U.S. forward Taylor Twellman, now ESPN’s lead soccer analyst. “It’s another reminder … Continue reading MOSCOW | What do Costa Rica, Panama early exits say about US soccer?

MOSCOW  | The Latest: Thiago Silva upset at teammate Neymar’s insult

MOSCOW  — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:15 p.m. It wouldn’t be the World Cup without some emotion from Brazil. Thiago Silva is upset with his teammate Neymar for shouting at him during Friday’s tense 2-0 win over Costa Rica. Neymar apparently was angry with Silva for giving the … Continue reading MOSCOW  | The Latest: Thiago Silva upset at teammate Neymar’s insult

MOSCOW | The Latest: Ivanovic sets Serbia mark in game vs Costa Rica

MOSCOW — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Veteran defender Branislav Ivanovic is set to become Serbia’s most capped international player when he starts against Costa Rica in the World Cup. It will be his 104th international appearance and Serbia’s first at the World Cup in eight years.Johan … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Ivanovic sets Serbia mark in game vs Costa Rica