Sunday, December 18

Costa Rican Politics may throw Ecotourism Under the Bus -   Claiming that she was acting to protect Costa Rica's 'heritage', she (Laura Chinchilla) ordered the construction of a road along 120km of the river bank (see photo).  The road runs as close to the river as is physically possible, cutting right through a 60,000-hectare protected area that only 18 months ago was designated a ‘Wetland of International Importance' by Costa Rica itself.  Read more