Golfito Announces “Blacker Friday” Sales Bonanza Weekend

Town worried about loss of niche market on “most important day of the year” GOLFITO — As shoppers stretch for the early morning race to their desired store openings today, the town of Golfito has a message for them: our Friday is blacker than yours. Golfito, located in the south-Pacific region of Costa Rica, is famous for…

Children Taken as Deal with Irish President Sours

Children taken as compensation  MONTEVERDE – A yucca deal with Ireland went south this week as Irish President Michael D. Higgins stole nine traditionally dressed Costa Rican children as compensation for unfulfilled trade promises. Costa Rica and Ireland brokered a deal in March to exchange Tico yucca for Leprechaun gold. Valued at around U.S. $8.7…