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.