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QCR BUSINESS - The value of exports from the agricultural sector remains slightly as the main generator of foreign exchange in the country, despite strong growth in the last four years in the value...

Landslide Causes Problems On The Ruta 2, Inter American Highway South

The Interamerican Sur (Ruta 2) - Inter American highway south - between Palmar and Rio Claro is down...

Higher Dollar and Interest Rates Slowed Consumer Spending

The constant instability of the dollar exchange rate and the increase in interest rates, especially in colones, have...

Cloudy Skies and Rain May Cloud Costa Rica View Of Eclipse

While million across the U.S. and the world are in the path of totality for today's solar eclipse,...

Costa Rica’s ICE Accelerates LTE Rollout

Costa Rica's State power and telecommunications company, the The Instituto Costarricence de Electricidad (ICE), announced an acceleration of...

David Strecker, aka Cuba Dave Acquitted

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Found guilty of promoting sex tourism in Costa Rica, David Strecker, aka Cuba...

Private Sector Supports Uber And Demands New Legislation

Costa Rica's private sector is urging the government of Luis Guillermo Solis to modernize and enact new legislation...

The Solar Eclipse 2017 From Costa Rica

Some 300 people gathered at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) planetarium...

OIJ Presumes Body Found In River Is Brother of Murdered Model

The body of a young male found this Sunday in Esparza is believed to be related to the murder of...

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Money Laundering Risk Levels in Latin American Countries, Ranked

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We've all seen them, the long lines at the immigration office, the registry office (both, the property and civil), at the Caja, the driver's licensing office. And at one time or another, we've all...

How to Store Aguacate So They Don’t Brown

The aguacate (avocado) is one of the world’s favourite super foods, much loved for its high healthy fat content. If you’re into healthy eating,...

The ‘Mother’ Of All Holidays

Today, August 15, is Mother's Day in Costa Rica, for many the most important holiday of the year. This holiday is also a 'pago obligatorio'...

The Most Successful U.S. Fast-food In Costa Rica

QSR Magazine just released its annual ranking of the top fast-food chains in the US, ranked by US systemwide sales in 2016. Of the top...

Boxed Pasta Worth Buying

When it comes to cooking pasta, the secret is in the quality of the pasta you buy, not so much in the amount of...

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In sectors such as La Gallinaza and Pedregal, some ravines have overflowed. People do their best to save their belongings. In Las Acacias, cars could not circulate in the streets. In a statement from the...

By Any Means Necessary: Refugees Fleeing Violence in Central America

Women and children from Central America began arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers during the summer of 2014. Referring to the “urgent...

Unstoppable Smuggling in the Northern Triangle

Guatemalan businessmen are demanding stricter laws to combat the illegal entry of goods from Mexico, which are now being sold in El Salvador and...

Nicaragua’s Support of Venezuelan Regime Makes US Sanctions More Likely: Ambassador

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro (left) and Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega (right) are close allies. No, they are not taking a selfie. Photo LA PRENSA/ARCHIVO US Ambassador to...

Mexican Companies Shows Their Nerves As NAFTA Renegotiations Near

Renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement begin today (August 16) between Mexico, the United States and Canada, with each of the countries’...

Governors gone wild: Mexico faces a “lost generation” of corrupt leaders

During the colonial period, the Spanish Americas were governed under the 14th-century formula, “Obedézcase, pero no se cumpla”: obey, but do not comply. This...

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Colombia’s formerly largest armed insurgent group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), is set to turn into a political party with the same acronym, Luciano Marin Arango, also known as "Ivan Marquez," said...

Morales: Trump, KKK Promoter, Can’t Lecture Latin America

Bolivia's President Evo Morales says the U.S. President Donald Trump “cannot teach democracy and freedom to Latin America because he promotes the racism and...

Peru Fines Uber for Failure to Disclose Information to Consumers

(Q24N) Peru’s National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Intellectual Property Protection, Indecopi, announced that it has sanctioned Uber for “not fulfilling its...

Venezuelan Activists Request US Sanctions

“We are going to send a memo to the State Department and to the American authorities so that they start investigating opposition leaders, both...

Maduro Says He Wants A Respectful Phone Call With The “Emperor”

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is eager to talk to United States President Donald Trump. After learning of the economic sanctions against...

Venezuela: Wave of arrests as government turns against elected opposition

TODAY VENEZUELA - The arrest of four officials from the opposition in Venezuela, the removal from office of a further 11 and the issuing...

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American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with her husband Adam Shulman. In most of the images you can...

Montserrat del Castillo Back Under The Knife

Television host, dancer, and model, Montserrat del Castillo, is back in the operating room again for repairs on her lips something she has wanted...

Costa Rica’s ‘Water Positive Beer’ Is Now on Tap in the U.S.

Making beer takes a lot of water. Though numbers vary based on a lot of factors, one estimate is that it can take around...

Last Day For The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week San Jose (MBFWSJ) 2017 Event

If you are a fashion enthusiast, today is the last day of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week San Jose (#MBFWSJ2017) event taking place at the...

Custo Barcelona Headlines The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week San Jose (Photos)

Custo Barcelona (Custo Dalmau (Catalan pronunciation: )  is a Spanish designer, who spends his time between the family home in Barcelona and the US which...
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Q TRAVEL - One of the best ways and at times more economical to go east to Europe or west to Asia now is to go north. Air Canada, the Canadian airline, revived after...

Travelling to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

History of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Wilkes-Barre is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania....

When in Guanacaste, You Can’t Miss A Visit To The Rincon de la Vieja

Just outside of Costa Rica's northwest capital of Liberia, where you'll find...

LATAM To Commence On Jan. 1 Flights Between Lima and San Jose

Starting January 1, 2018, LATAM Airlines Peru will begin service between Lima (LIM) and San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica, from 1 January 2018. The airline...

New San José – Mexico Direct Flight For $99

Starting September 14, the low-cost Mexican airline Volaris it will start operating three weekly flights between the San Jose's Juan Santamaría (SJO) and Mexico...

Colombia Eliminates Visas For Nicaraguan Tourists

With the objective of encouring tourism to Colombia, the South American country has eliminated the visa requirement for Nicaraguan tourists. By resolution 5622 de 2017,...

Enter Travel Photo Competition To Win a Wildlife Holiday For Two to Costa Rica

Close-up, wide angle, people or wildlife, landscape or still life … the field is open. We just want to see your best travel shot....

8 Historic Cuban Hotels You Can Stay in

HOTEL RAQUEL   STYLE: Baroque façade, Art Nouveau interior, very Wes Anderson set. HERITAGE: Former textile warehouse converted, in 2003, to a hotel run by the...

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Michael Crump has lived in rural, Costa Rica with his wife, Janet and dog, Rose, for 11years. Mike is a prolific writer and his published works include short stories which are published in several...

Is Slapping Your Child a Crime in Latin America?

(Expat-Chronilces, By Colin) Last Friday the children were destroying the house with...

Ecotourism in Costa Rica – Essay

Mention the words “Costa Rica” to someone, and their minds are usually...

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 world through impressions gained from others. Today, the reputation of a country...

In The Days When Flying Was Fun!

Introduction by Chris Clarke - Today, we complain, because we are temporarily stranded, due to volcanic eruptions, computer crashes or strikes. Some airlines shoot...

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...
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The Solar Eclipse 2017 From Costa Rica

Some 300 people gathered at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) planetarium to spectacular coast-to-coast partial eclipse (20%) in...

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Costa Rica’s Agroexports Keep Slight Advantage Over Medical Devices

QCR BUSINESS - The value of exports from the agricultural sector remains slightly as the main generator of...

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As Others See Us

Q OPINION - The world is especially turbulent this month. There is a potential war in Korea and...

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Do The Math, How Long Does It Take To Get Your Confiscated License Plates Back?

TICO BULL - Do the math. With more than 6,000 license plates - the majority in San Jose...

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Can Ayahuasca, the ‘sacred plant’ of the Amazon, help addiction and depression?

Ayahuasca goes by many names: Daime, Vegetal, Hoasca, Kamarampi, Huni … whatever you call it, this plant-based psychoactive...

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USA Gives Costa Rica First Warning After 2-0 Win In Gold Cup 2017 Semi-Final

Q SPORTS - After reading the two main articles in La Nacion on last night's semi-finals game between...

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The Big Challenge of the NAFTA Renegotiations

After months of feverish lobbying by industry to save the 23-year-old pact, renegotiations of the NAFTA (North American...

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