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The Forgotten Sea Turtle Beaches in Costa Rica

The Forgotten Sea Turtle Beaches in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA article by Shannon Farley  – Local eco-community Portasol Living is coordinating donations and volunteers for the unfunded program to continue its vital protection for…

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Feed the Monkeys

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Feed the Monkeys

Before moving to Costa Rica, I had no idea that feeding monkeys was harmful. Or that their main diet didn’t consist of grubbing on bananas…

Things To Bring On Every International Flight (And Things Not To)

Things To Bring On Every International Flight (And Things Not To)

(QTRAVEL) The next time you fly to Costa Rica or any other international destination, here’s a short list of of items you should and most…

Non-Partisan Asbentee Voter Registration Drive For U.S. Citizens

Non-Partisan Asbentee Voter Registration Drive For U.S. Citizens

(QCOMMUNITY) A Non-Partisan absentee voter registration drive for U.S. citizens living in or visiting Costa Rica during the election will be on Saturday September 24,…

What It’s Llike To Be A Trailing Spouse

What It’s Llike To Be A Trailing Spouse

(QTRAVEL) This is a great article by Claire Litton-Cohn on Matadornetwork.com, that could apply to many who decide on Costa Rica to live, finding themselves…

UFO Visit Turrialba During Eruption?

UFO Visit Turrialba During Eruption?

LIGHTER SIDE – Could this be real? Extraterrestrials (ETs) visiting Costa Rica? This is a screencapture of the live camera by Teletica pointed at the…

The Science Behind Airfare Pricing

The Science Behind Airfare Pricing

(Q24N TRAVEL) A report by CNN makes a compelling argument to booking your flight last minute, to get the best fares, making sense of the…

Costa Rica To/From Houston US$157 On Southwest

Costa Rica To/From Houston US$157 On Southwest

(QTRAVEL) Southwest Airlines is offering US$157 nonstop flights (one-way) from Houston to San Jose, Costa Rica, one of 50 destinations the airline is offering on…



Business Above Politics Between Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Business Above Politics Between Costa Rica and Nicaragua

(Q24N) The union of private companies in Nicaragua – Consejo Superior de la Empresa Privada (COSEP) – will be promoting a meeting in the week of October 17 with Costa Rican business owners in order to explore new business opportunities. The head of the COSEP,  José Adán Aguerri, noted that during 2015 the trade balance […]…

‘100 Plus Migrants A Day’ Enter Costa Rica, 85% Are Haitains

‘100 Plus Migrants A Day’ Enter Costa Rica, 85% Are Haitains

QCOSTARICA – More than 100 illegal migrants are entering Costa Rica every day, looking for “coyotes” (smugglers) to take them across the Nicaraguan border and…

Costa Rica’s Amazing New Jade Museum

Costa Rica’s Amazing New Jade Museum

(QCOSTARICA) by Michael Miller – In May of 2014, Costa Rica’s Jade Museum moved from the insurance building in Downtown San José, to a new…

Turrialba To Get More Active Before Calming

Turrialba To Get More Active Before Calming

QCOSTARICA – With magma rising to one kilometre from the surface, volcanologist Raul Mora says “it is very possible that the Turrilaba may have eruptions…

All’s Back To Normal At The Turrialba Volcano

All’s Back To Normal At The Turrialba Volcano

QCOSTARICA – Since Monday the Turrialba volcano had over 20 significant eruptions, spewing ash and gas up to 4,000 metres (4  kilometres) above the crater,…

“World’s Most Famous Sex Tourist” To Have His Day In Court In November In Costa Rica

“World’s Most Famous Sex Tourist” To Have His Day In Court In November In Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA – The “World’s Most Famous Sex Tourist”, David Strecker, known by his followers as “Cuba Dave”, will have his day in court in November.…

Costa Rica’s Minister of Education Orders The Singing of Nicaragua’s National Anthem in Public Schools

Costa Rica’s Minister of Education Orders The Singing of Nicaragua’s National Anthem in Public Schools

QCOSTARICA – This has to be a first for Costa Rica, the Ministry of Public Education (MEP) ordering the singing of a foreign national anthem…

Turrialaba Blows It Stack Again!

Turrialaba Blows It Stack Again!

(QCOSTARICA) An early Thursday morning eruption of the Turrialba volcano may mean a repeat of Monday and Tuesday, as ash and gas reaching a height…

Constitutional Court Declares “Disproportional” Penalties For Animal Abuse

Constitutional Court Declares “Disproportional” Penalties For Animal Abuse

(QCOSTARICA) The Constitutional Court (Sala Constitucional or Sala IV) has declared unconstitutional for being “disproportional” the fines in the draft bill against animal abuse, “Ley…

Is Nicaragua the new Costa Rica?

Is Nicaragua the new Costa Rica?

A vibrant and popular choice with locals and tourists, the street Calle La Calzada in Granada fills up in the late afternoon. La Catedral de Granada is in the background. NICARAGUA TRAVEL – Mention Nicaragua and a lot of people still think contras and rebels and civil war. “But that’s changing now,” says Raymundo Solorzano, […]…

Central Banker Bargains Way Out of Prison in Guatemala

Central Banker Bargains Way Out of Prison in Guatemala

(Q24N) A former president of Guatemala’s Central Bank who admitted involvement in laundering $30 million will avoid serving jail time, a mixed result for an…

US Sentences Former Honduran President’s Son for Drug Trafficking

US Sentences Former Honduran President’s Son for Drug Trafficking

(Q24N via Prensa Latina) A U.S. Court will today sentence Fabio Lobo, the son of Honduran former president, Porfirio Lobo (2010-14), who pleaded guilty to…

Nicaragua Reports Cases of Zika Reaches 1,863; Of Which 986 Are Pregnant

Nicaragua Reports Cases of Zika Reaches 1,863; Of Which 986 Are Pregnant

Pregnant teens in Casa Campo in La Dalia. PRESS / L.E. M (Today Nicaragua) Health authorities reported today 12 new cases of Zika in the…

U.S. Blockade Against Cuba Violates International Law

U.S. Blockade Against Cuba Violates International Law

(Prensa Latina) Genera – The U.S. blockade against Cuba is a violation of international law and a massive, flagrant and systematic violation of human rights…

Cuba Connects To The Outside World

Cuba Connects To The Outside World

(Today Cuba) Cuban Telecommunications Enterprise – Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba S.A. (ETECSA) – this week signed important deals, with Mexico’s Telcel and Puerto Rico’s…

President Ortega Calls for Unity of Central America

President Ortega Calls for Unity of Central America

President Ortega Calls for Unity of Central America after receiving the torch of independence in Managua. The torch, symbolizing the unity of Central America countries…

Central America’s Dangerous Gamble: Militarization and Crime

Central America’s Dangerous Gamble: Militarization and Crime

(Q24N) A new report indicates that Central American states have increasingly relied on the military to fight crime with help from the United States, a…

Ortega Criticizes U.S. Double Standards Against Drug Trafficking

Ortega Criticizes U.S. Double Standards Against Drug Trafficking

(Prensa Latina) The President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega has criticized the double standard of the US government against the drug trafficking, a scourge that together…

US denies violation of Venezuelan airspace

US denies violation of Venezuelan airspace

The United States on Wednesday denied having flown over Venezuelan airspace during the 17th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), as reported by Defense Minister General Vladimir Padrino López. Padrino López last Tuesday disclosed that an airplane type DH-8 crossed the Venezuelan “flight region without informing the control center” on September 16 and 17, when […]…

Newborn Babies in Cardboard Boxes in Venezuela Hospital Shock The World

Newborn Babies in Cardboard Boxes in Venezuela Hospital Shock The World

Shocking images from a Venezuela hospital reveal the extent of the country’s problems, lacking cribs newborn babies are placed in cardboard boxes. The photos are…

Human Trafficking of Chinese Citizens Is Big Business in Argentina

(Q24N) A new report sheds light on the phenomenon of human trafficking involving Chinese citizens in Argentina, highlighting some of the factors underlying this illicit…

“Yes” Option Leads In Colombia’s Peace Deal Polls

“Yes” Option Leads In Colombia’s Peace Deal Polls

Rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, stand in formation during the group’s 10th conference in the Yari Plains, Colombia, on Saturday, Sept.…

Miami Colombians Divided Over Peace With A Guerrilla ‘Mafia’

Miami Colombians Divided Over Peace With A Guerrilla ‘Mafia’

Give to Colombia founder Angela Maria “Nai” Tafur at her home in Key Biscayne.. Tim Padgett / WLRN.org (Today Colombia) WRLN.org – Colombia’s protracted peace…

Foreign Ministers Meeting of NAM Summit in Venezuela Begins

Foreign Ministers Meeting of NAM Summit in Venezuela Begins

(Today Venezuela) Margarita Island –  The meeting of foreign ministers of the XVII Summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) began here today after discussion of the…

Only 11 Delegations Are Attending NAM Summit, Legislator Says

Only 11 Delegations Are Attending NAM Summit, Legislator Says

The head of the Congress Foreign Committee, opposition deputy Luis Florido, said the government of President Nicolás Maduro “turns its back on Venezuelans” by wasting…

Extrajudicial Killings Accompany Venezuela Security Raids

Extrajudicial Killings Accompany Venezuela Security Raids

(Insightcrime.org) Experts say extrajudicial killings have jumped alarmingly since the Venezuelan government began a new anti-crime initiative last year, further suggesting that security forces could…

5.9 Earthquake Rattles Medellin

5.9 Earthquake Rattles Medellin

  From Today Colombia- A shallow, 5.9 magnitude earthquake rattled residents of Colombia’s second-largest city of Medellin on Tuesday night in the country’s biggest tremor…

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The Forgotten Sea Turtle Beaches in Costa Rica

The Forgotten Sea Turtle Beaches in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA article by Shannon Farley  – Local eco-community Portasol Living is…

Costa Rica’s Amazing New Jade Museum

Costa Rica’s Amazing New Jade Museum

(QCOSTARICA) by Michael Miller – In May of 2014, Costa Rica’s…

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Feed the Monkeys

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Feed the Monkeys

Before moving to Costa Rica, I had no idea that feeding…

What It’s Llike To Be A Trailing Spouse

What It’s Llike To Be A Trailing Spouse

(QTRAVEL) This is a great article by Claire Litton-Cohn on Matadornetwork.com,…

God Exists, Lives in Brussels and Is A Grumpy Sadist!

God Exists, Lives in Brussels and Is A Grumpy Sadist!

(CONFIDENTIAL) In ‘The Brand New Testament’ God lives in human form…

Film Starring Costa Rican Actor Leading In U.S. Box Office

Film Starring Costa Rican Actor Leading In U.S. Box Office

(QMOVIES) ‘Don’t Breathe’, the horror fill starring Costa Rican actor Daniel…