The Direct Foreign Investment (DFI) in Argentina reached 7.243 billion dollars in 2011, 3 percent higher than the previous year, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
Costa Rica escaped relatively unscathed after a powerful earthquake hit the country yesterday, sparking landslides and knocking down buildings without killing anyone.
A powerful earthquake struck western Costa Rica, shaking buildings in the capital of San Jose, but there were no initial reports of damage or injuries.
Former Costa Rican President Miguel Angel Rodríguez was sentenced to five years prison in a bribery scandal at the state telecommunications company.
Costa Rica's transport minister resigned following reports of corruption in his ministry, making him the second member of President Laura Chinchilla's Cabinet to fall victim to a scandal in barely a month.
A powerful earthquake rocked Costa Rica, killing at least two people, sparking landslides, knocking down buildings, and briefly triggering a tsunami warning.
Honduras beat Costa Rica 4-2 on penalties to reach the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The match, played as the first leg of a double-header at the New Meadowlands Stadium, finished 1-1 after normal time and 30 minutes of extra time.
Costa Rica defender Dennis Marshall, who six days ago scored a goal at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, was killed in a road accident, the football player's agent said.
Argentina’s Under-20 national football team defeated Costa Rica 3-0 and are closer to the semi-finals at the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games.
Lionel Messi at last came into his own at the Copa América as Argentina beat a defensive Costa Rica 3-0 with two goals from Sergio Agüero to secure second place in Group A.
Striker Adrian Ramos gave Colombia a 1-0 win over 10-man Costa Rica that put them top of Group A after their first match at the Copa América.
Costa Rica's second string team beat nine-man Bolivia 2-0 to push hosts and tournament favourites Argentina into third place in Group A at the Copa América.
The three groups of the Copa América 2011 are formed by: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Uruguay, Peru, Chile and Mexico. Watch the complete fixture here.
Each team competing for the Copa América counts with its own star players. Watch here the list and their photos.