Geo Quiz: 15-year-old California teenager Cosette Madeleine will travel this summer with her family to visit a sloth sanctuary in Central America. Can you name the Central American nation where she's headed?
Costa Rica's environmentalists for years have been trying to get hunting banned, with little success. So this year, they turned to a popular initiative and forced a bill in front of the legislature. It passed and is poised to make it the first country in the Americas to ban virtually all hunting.
Costa Rica, a tropical country known for its national parks and ecotourism, has taken a step to protect its environment. But in this environmentally conscious nation, a new ban on hunting faces obstacles.
About two years ago, the Maldives announced the nation would be carbon-neutral by 2020. That's a tall order for a country that spends 15 percent of GDP on diesel fuel, but work is progressing toward that goal.
The World's William Troop reports on a border dispute between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The two nations can't agree over a part along the San Juan River, near the Caribbean coast. And they've been squabbling over it for more than 100 years.
A court in Costa Rica has blocked a referendum on same-sex civil unions. It said the issue should be decided by legislators. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Montserrat Sagot, of the University of Costa Rica.