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“Naked and Afraid” Star Was Inspired On Flight Home From Costa Rica

“Naked and Afraid” Star Was Inspired On Flight Home From Costa Rica

Q LIFE – Flying back from a six-week vacation in Costa Rica, when an episode of “Naked and Afraid” popped up on the in-flight entertainment…

Kenneth Tencio Costa Rica’s Best BMX Rider!

Kenneth Tencio Costa Rica’s Best BMX Rider!

QTV – Kenneth Tencio has a neon yellow bike and balls of steel. There are a few different people doing flip drop ins these days…

Femicide: Is a Woman’s Life Worth More Than a Man’s?

Femicide: Is a Woman’s Life Worth More Than a Man’s?

(Q24N) To say that a woman’s life is worth more than a man’s sounds so awful that even those who defend laws against “femicide” refuse…

Flight Route San Jose and Granada?

Flight Route San Jose and Granada?

Q COSTA RICA – The union of Nicaraguan businessmen has reported that airlines may be interested in establishing flights between San Jose, Costa Rica and…

Melissa Mora In Scandal Over Her Alleged Presence In The House of Narco During Raid

Melissa Mora In Scandal Over Her Alleged Presence In The House of Narco During Raid

COSTA RICA EXTRA – A few weeks ago, at the beginning of this month, model and singer Melissa Mora, went public displaying her anger by…

Downtown San Jose Hotel Encouraging People To Return To Live In The City

Downtown San Jose Hotel Encouraging People To Return To Live In The City

Q COSTA RICA  – How much does it cost to live in downtown San Jose? One downtown hotel says at least US$2,000 monthly for a…

Justin Bieber Sets Costa Rica Afire!

Justin Bieber Sets Costa Rica Afire!

Q EXTRA – Worries that the Monday afternoon rains would damper the mood at the National Stadium in La Sabana dried up, as the rains…

Avianca Announces Two New Direct Flights To Mexico and Honduras

Avianca Announces Two New Direct Flights To Mexico and Honduras

Q TRAVEL – The Colombian airline, Avianca, announced two new direct flights from Costa Rica, one to Mexico, with four weekly flights and another to…

Climate Impact on Caribbean Coral Reefs May Be Mitigated If…

Climate Impact on Caribbean Coral Reefs May Be Mitigated If…

CAHUITA, Costa Rica (IPS) – A few dozen metres from the Caribbean beach of Puerto Vargas, where you can barely see the white foam of…

Justin Bieber Prankster Causes Madness In Multiplaza Escazu

Justin Bieber Prankster Causes Madness In Multiplaza Escazu

Q COSTA RICA – Multiplaza Escazu became a madhouse Sunday night when mall shoppers noticed that “Justin Bieber” was among them. A young woman in…

Passion in Paradise! Heidi Klum On Romantic Vacation in Costa Rica

Passion in Paradise! Heidi Klum On Romantic Vacation in Costa Rica

Q EXTRA – Despite their 13 year age difference, Heidi Klum and Vito Schabel have sizzling chemistry. The 43-year-old model could barely keep her hands…


Women Defenseless Against Sexual Harassment in Buses, Trains and Taxis

Women Defenseless Against Sexual Harassment in Buses, Trains and Taxis

Q JOURNAL – Stories of women in Costa Rica being sexually harassed while riding a bus, train or in a taxi are many, but few, very few ever get past the story telling and to the hands of police and the courts, allowing the perpetrators to continue at will. The reasons are many. For example, […]…

Why the mountains of Costa Rica produce some of the world’s finest coffees

Why the mountains of Costa Rica produce some of the world’s finest coffees

Q COSTA RICA  – Zona de Los Santos, Costa Rica (EFE via COMTEX) — High in the mountains of central Costa Rica is Zona de…

“Platina” Closed This Weekend

“Platina” Closed This Weekend

Q COSTA RICA – Take note that the “platina” bridge will be closed from 3:00pm Saturday to 5:00am Monday, to repair a sinking in the…

Once Again, Man Arrested For Unwanted Touching On A Public Bus

Once Again, Man Arrested For Unwanted Touching On A Public Bus

Q COSTA RICA – Unwanted touching is a no-no in Costa Rica. And despite the headlines of men arrested, for touching women inappropriately on a…

Regulator Proposes Limitations on Bank Loans

Regulator Proposes Limitations on Bank Loans

Q COSTA RICA – The General Superintendency of Financial Institutions (SUGEF) is proposing banks have additional capital requirements to discourage consumer and vehicle loans, and…

Costa Rica Best In Latin America For Press Freedom

Costa Rica Best In Latin America For Press Freedom

Q COSTA RICA –  Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says that Costa Rica has the best record for press freedom in Latin America. The Paris-based press…

Implications of Costa Rica’s Money Laundering Law Reform

Implications of Costa Rica’s Money Laundering Law Reform

Q COSTA RICA – Lawyers, notaries, accountants, real estate agents, casinos, and non-profit organizations and others will be required to report suspicious transactions made by…

Ministry of Environment Assures “The Discovery Project” Will Not affect Guanacaste’s Water

Ministry of Environment Assures “The Discovery Project” Will Not affect Guanacaste’s Water

Q COSTA RICA by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste.com – “This project does not put any community’s water at risk. It is supplied by wells that…

Marino Protti: “Nicoya is a worldwide tectonic attraction”

Marino Protti: “Nicoya is a worldwide tectonic attraction”

(Q COSTA RICA) by María Fernanda Cruz, Vozdeguanacaste.com – In April of 1997, the Nicoya Peninsula became one of the most important places in the…

Costa Rica Counterfeit Clothing Market Growing

Costa Rica Counterfeit Clothing Market Growing

Q COSTA RICA – In 2014 a special unit was created to deal with complaints about the marketing of fake garments, and since then it…

1.3 Million Minors In Mexico Tasked With Hazardous Jobs

1.3 Million Minors In Mexico Tasked With Hazardous Jobs

(Q24N) An estimated 2.48 million Mexican children and teenagers work, of which 2.22 million perform work that is illegal, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography’s Child Labor Module. Of those 2.22 million, 40 percent are not old enough to work legally, while 60 percent are involved in activities considered dangerous to their […]…

Tensions Rise over Dissident MS13 Faction in El Salvador

Tensions Rise over Dissident MS13 Faction in El Salvador

Q24N via Insightcrime.org – A breakaway faction of El Salvador’s MS13 gang has reportedly been the source of increasing conflict, underlining how gang rivalries and…

Nicaragua’s New Luxurious Resort With A Social Mission

Nicaragua’s New Luxurious Resort With A Social Mission

A living room space in Nekupe’s clubhouse, one of many common areas for just eight rooms. Source: Nekupe Sporting Resort & Retreat TODAY NICARAGUA –…

Claro Central America revenues up 3% on fixed line boost

Claro Central America revenues up 3% on fixed line boost

Q24N – America Movil’s Central American units, operating under the Claro brand, reported first-quarter revenues of US$568 million, up 3.0% year-on-year thanks above all to…

Google Becomes First Foreign Internet Company in Cuba

Google Becomes First Foreign Internet Company in Cuba

TODAY CUBA – Google’s servers started running in Cuba this Wednesday, April 26, making the technology giant the first foreign Internet company on the Caribbean…

Russian Government to Help Cuba Modernize Its Defense Industry

Russian Government to Help Cuba Modernize Its Defense Industry

Russia and Cuba are cooperating on maintaining Cuba’s Soviet-era military equipment (Flickr). Anatoly Punchuk, deputy director of the Federal Technical Cooperation Service of Russia, announced…

Whatever Happened To The Canal?

Whatever Happened To The Canal?

In April 2017, three years after this road was created to mark the official start of the construction of the Great Nicaraguan Interoceanic Canal in…

Castro Regime Arrests Nearly 50 Ladies in White Activists Throughout Cuba

Castro Regime Arrests Nearly 50 Ladies in White Activists Throughout Cuba

The Cuban government has unleashed a new round of repression against the Ladies in White (Twitter). TODAY CUBA – The Cuban regime arrested nearly 50…

Turkey Turns to Central America

Turkey Turns to Central America

Q24N – Guatemala last week opened an embassy in Ankara, at the same time as Turkey hosted the second annual meeting with foreign ministers from…

Nicaragua’s South Caribbean Coast Improves Readiness for Climate Change

Nicaragua’s South Caribbean Coast Improves Readiness for Climate Change

BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua (IPS) – The effects of climate change have hit Nicaragua’s Caribbean coastal regions hard in the last decade and have forced the authorities…

Maduro Regime Suggests Mexico Backed US Stance on Venezuela

Maduro Regime Suggests Mexico Backed US Stance on Venezuela

Delcy Rodriguez said Washington may have offered Mexico preservation of NAFTA in exchange for lashing out against Venezuela. (VTV) TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuela Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez lashed out against Mexico Thursday, April 27 for the position it took in the Organization of American States regarding the crisis in Venezuela. She suggested that the Mexican government […]…

Blow to Colombian Drug Cartel

Blow to Colombian Drug Cartel

It’s called the “balloon effect” – as Colombia and Mexico put the squeeze on drug cartels at their ends, the bad guys flow to the…

Argentina Closes Deals with US on Tourism, Lemon Imports and Declassified Documents

Argentina Closes Deals with US on Tourism, Lemon Imports and Declassified Documents

(Q24N) The impact of the meeting between Argentina President Mauricio Macri and United States President Donald Trump this week is already taking shape, as new policies…

IACHR: Venezuela Remains on Human Rights “Black List”

IACHR: Venezuela Remains on Human Rights “Black List”

In the report, the IACHR highlights the violation of the right to freedom of press, as well as arbitrary detentions of the Venezuelan opposition (Clooking).…

Images From Protests on the Streets of Venezuela’s Capital City

Images From Protests on the Streets of Venezuela’s Capital City

TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuelans took to the streets in the hundreds of thousands again Wednesday (April 26) to demand a return to democracy. At least…

Ruperta, The Face Of Animals Starving in Venezuela

Ruperta, The Face Of Animals Starving in Venezuela

Ruperta, Venezuela’s starving elephant. Photo El Universal TODAY VENEZUELA – It’s not only people that are starving in Venezuela, in a country that is currently…

Venezuela’s Defense Minister Arrives in Moscow While Maduro Regime …

Venezuela’s Defense Minister Arrives in Moscow While Maduro Regime …

Vladimir Padrino, Venezuela’s Defense Minister, arrived today in Moscow as the Maduro regime faces an existential threat from massive protests. (Twitter) Venezuela’s Defense Minister Arrives…

Trump ‘Aims To Slash Aid to Colombia’

Trump ‘Aims To Slash Aid to Colombia’

US President Donald Trump has proposed US Congress to cut economic aid to Colombia by 21.1% from $133 million to $105 million, according to Foreign Policy…

2,700 GM Venezuelan Employees Fired by Text Message after Government Takeover

2,700 GM Venezuelan Employees Fired by Text Message after Government Takeover

TODAY VENEZUELA – Workers at General Motors’ Venezuela plant claim they were fired over text GM sent a mass text message to inform its employees they…

Venezuela under Maduro is reeling

Venezuela under Maduro is reeling

A woman throws a bottle during anti-government protests in Caracas. AP Photo TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuela sits on the world’s largest oil reserves. It had…

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Otton Solis: The Man Who Would Be President, Thrice Removed

TICO BULL – If one can’t be president directly, legislators in Ticolandia, at least, can aspire to be as close to the presidential chair by…

Promoter Scams In Costa Rica

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My Half Minute With “El Presidente”

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“Naked and Afraid” Star Was Inspired On Flight Home From Costa Rica

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