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Between April 2016 and April 2017, the balance of credit card debt in Costa Rica grew by 21%, equivalent to 3.7% of GDP, says a study by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce...

EU Enhances Partnership With Costa Rica

Today, on the first-ever official visit of any European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development (ICD) to Costa...

Ticketing Illegally Parked Vehicles Without Presence of Driver Now In Force

  Q COSTA RICA - Don't be surprised to find a ticket for your illegally parked vehicle, even if...

25 Year Prison Sentence For Killing American Pensioner Made Her Laugh

Q COSTA RICA - Sisters Ruth and Dayana Gaytán Ramírez, 23 and 21, were sentenced Monday afternoon to...

Venezuelans in Costa Rica Gave A Resounding NO To The Constituent Assembly of Nicolas Maduro

The government of Costa Rica congratulated the people of Venezuela for their participation in the plebiscite convened by...

Two Of Most Wanted Briton Wanted By Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - Two of the most wanted Britons in the world are wanted by Costa Rica...

Tico (Costa Rican) Road Engineering At Its Finest

TICO BULL takes you this morning Escazu, Calle Lajas in San Antonio de Escazú to be precise, where...

Courier Business Growing in Costa Rica

The parcel forwarding companies JetBox, Box Correos and Aeropost reported increases of...

Big Game Today, Costa Rica Vs. Panama

CONCACAF Gold Cup action continues today, Wednesday, July 19,  as Costa Rica faces Panama in quarterfinal action. The game is being...

Would impeaching Trump restore the rule of law? Lessons from Latin America

Some Americans and members of Congress have called for the impeachment of...

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Some three thousand people attended this Sunday to a colorful race organized by the Bomberos de Costa Rica, the Fire Department. The activity took place at the Estadio Nacional (National Stadium), and included a race...

Beetle Stolen En Route From Costa Rica to Quebec, Canada

TODAY COSTA RICA - Before any of you go slamming Costa Rica, Herculito, Herculito, the name given to the rhinoceros beetle about 12 centimeters long,...

Santa Ana, Costa Rica Home Featured In HGTV’s “Ultimate House Hunt 2017”

TODAY IN COSTA RICA - Tour amazing homes, vote for your faves and and enter for your chance to win US$10,000 is the pitch...

Maine Nursing Student Lends a Helping Hand in Costa Rica

TODAY IN COSTA RICA - Every day, for the last month or so, at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) airport groups of volunteers are...

After 50 Years, Church Gives Creator Of Zarcero Park Sculptures The Boot

  TODAY IN COSTA RICA - Zarcero is a small community perched on the edge of the Central Valley in the San Jose Highlands. The...

International Cat Day

July 8th is International Cat Day, a day to give the furry members of your family extra attention; a tuna treat, a new toy...

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  Low cost carriers (LCCs) airlines are finally starting to penetrate the intra-Central America market, driven primarily by the launch of the region’s first local low-cost operator.   Mexico’s Volaris launched a subsidiary in Costa Rica at...

Acapulco Hotel Owners Unite Against Airbnb with New Tax Bill Countering “Unfair” Competition

Airbnb, the online housing rental service, may be charged a new tax in Mexico’s tourist destination of Acapulco. The Association of Hotels and Tourism Companies...

Cuban Housing Crisis Shows Deficit of 800,000 Homes

Cuba currently faces a drastic housing crisis. A report presented to the island’s Parliament revealed “critical” problems stretching back a century, and which manifested...

Is Mexico actually the world’s second most murderous nation?

This year Mexico celebrates the centennial of Juan Rulfo, one of the 20th century’s greatest Mexican writers. His first novel, Pedro Páramo (1955), tells of...

Nicaraguans Can Now Travel Visa-Free To Taiwan

TODAY NICARAGUA - Nicaraguans no longer need a visa to travel to Taiwan, the government of Daniel Ortega announced on Tuesday. "It is the decision...

Panama Trump Ocean Club Hotel Sold for US$23 Million

TODAY PANAMA - Trump Ocean Club, located in the Punta Pacifica area of ​​Panama City, the tallest building in Central America, has been sold...

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The face of the Lady of Cao, considered to be a queen who ruled northern Peru 1,700 years ago, was revealed on Tuesday thanks to 3D technology developed by private companies, as was a...

Venezuela Plebiscite: What is being Voted?

TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuela’s opposition have organized a nationwide referendum on Sunday, July 16, which is being held outside of the official electoral system,...

Argentina And Chile First In LatAm To Install Sidewalk Traffic Lights

Q24N - A number of cities around the globe are installing traffic lights in pavements to prevent accidents caused by pedestrians distracted by their...

Does the peace treaty with the FARC mean a new future for Colombia?

Peace in Colombia: An act of faith The famous Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges once wrote, “Being Colombian is an act of faith”. After the...

Colombian militants have a new plan for the country, and it’s called ‘insurgent feminism’

Women transitioning from the front lines to civilian life are bringing with them some pretty high expectations of equality. Federico Rios/Reuters TODAY COLOMBIA – When...

United States Vice President Pence Plans Trip To Latin America

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced earlier this month that he will tour some Latin American cities throughout the month of August. The five...

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"I am proud to be her boyfriend," were the words of businessman Carlos Rodriguez on Elena Correa who was officially crowned Miss Costa Rica 2017 on Tuesday night. The crowning event was not a pageant,...

Caldosa, A New Homegrown Costa Rican Dish

Q MAGAZINE - It’s not often we get to witness the birth of a new homegrown Costa Rican dish. For an ethno-foodie like myself,...

Trevor Noah and Jordyn Taylor In Costa Rica & The Meaning of “Covfefe”

Q MAGAZINE – Trevor Noah and Jordyn Taylor are in Costa Rica having the best time with some friends. Noah is the host of The...

She Was ‘Humiliated’ By Those Graphic ‘Big Little Lies’ Sex Scenes, Says Nicole Kidman

(Revilist.com) This past spring, "Big Little Lies" caused a splash for its gut-wrenching portrayal of domestic abuse. The HBO limited drama series highlighted seemingly perfect women...

Michelle Rodriguez Threatens to Quit ‘Fast and Furious’ over Sexism

Q MAGAZINE - Michelle Rodriguez who plays Letty Ortiz in the "Fast and Furious" movie franchise said over Instagram that she may quit the...
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Better Places, a social enterprise in responsible travel that launched in The Netherlands in 2014, followed by Germany in 2016 (operating as Fairaway), is now available to English-speaking travellers around the globe as Better...

App Reveals WiFi Passwords At Airports Around The World

One of the most common practices of travelers just landed, is to...

Lufthansa Will Fly Nonstop From Frankfurt to San Jose

  Q TRAVEL - The German airline, Lufthansa, has announced that from March...
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Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo Plans $35 Million Resort Re-Imagination

GUANACASTE, Costa Rica----Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, the only Forbes Five-Star luxury resort in Central and South America, announces a US$35 million dollar...

Air France Adds An Additional Flight To Costa Rica For the 2017-2018 Season

With the increase in European tourists eyeing Costa Rica for their vacation spot and the option of no travel through the United States, airlines...

Website/App Helps User Find The Best Beach In Costa Rica For Vacation

Q TRAVEL - GoPlaya is a new app created by two friends who leave the beaches of the country, for tourists and nationals to...

Reasons A Trip To Costa Rica Could Actually Change Your Life

Q TRAVEL This list  by Annie Daly was published on Buzzfeed in January last year, but still applies today. In Annie's words, "As a...

Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Moving To Costa Rica

(HUFFPOST) “I’m thinking about moving to Costa Rica,” are words I see every day in emails, Facebook messages, and from people who have read...

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Mention the words “Costa Rica” to someone, and their minds are usually transported to a verdant tropical world, filled with exotic creatures, tree houses, zip lining through the canopies and surrounded by endless miles...

Echoes of Costa Rica or Impressions of Costa Rica from those who have not visited

Q EXPAT FOCUS - Most of us “know” about much of the...

In The Days When Flying Was Fun!

Introduction by Chris Clarke - Today, we complain, because we are temporarily...

The Transito Dance!

EXPAT FOCUS - In October of 1989 I found myself steering a wheezing, smoking moped down a dark road. My good friend and college...

Zen Dog Duke Chronicles: Nothing Happens For A Reason

I left the house this morning with Zen Dog Duke just after dawn. The private school buses were making their rounds in our neighborhood,...

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall…” This passage is the opening to Robert Frost’s poem, This passage is the opening to Robert Frost’s...

Zen Dog Duke Dialogues: The Lock Smith, The Fiddler and The Cook

Bruce Springsteen was belting out “Thunder Road” on every transistor radio all along the Turnpike when a rotary phone rang in June of 1979,...

Costa Rica Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography used to be a hobby limited to people with the deep pockets to afford the equipment—cameras, lenses, tripods, etc. You also needed...
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Ticketing Illegally Parked Vehicles Without Presence of Driver Now In Force

  Q COSTA RICA - Don't be surprised to find a ticket for your illegally parked vehicle, even if...

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Costa Rica Credit Card Debt Up 21%

Between April 2016 and April 2017, the balance of credit card debt in Costa Rica grew by 21%,...

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EU Enhances Partnership With Costa Rica

Today, on the first-ever official visit of any European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development (ICD) to Costa...

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Tico (Costa Rican) Road Engineering At Its Finest

TICO BULL takes you this morning Escazu, Calle Lajas in San Antonio de Escazú to be precise, where...

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Three Private Costa Rica Hospitals Making Investments To Infrastructure and Services

Q COSTA RICA - Three private hospitals operating on Costa Rican are in the midst of carrying out...

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Big Game Today, Costa Rica Vs. Panama

CONCACAF Gold Cup action continues today, Wednesday, July 19,  as Costa Rica faces Panama in quarterfinal action. The game...

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Time to Get Serious about Child Marriage in Latin America

(Human Rights Wathc) When Honduras parliamentarians this week unanimously passed a bill making child marriage illegal, they took...

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