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Don’t Leave Home Without Plans For An Emergency

Don’t Leave Home Without Plans For An Emergency

Q COSTA RICA TRAVEL (By Emily Sohn, Special to The Washington Post) One morning during a family trip to Costa Rica last winter, I paddled…

Why Is Living in Guanacaste Good For Your Health?

Why Is Living in Guanacaste Good For Your Health?

Q COSTA RICA LIVING (by Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo , Vozdeguanacaste) A healthy lifestyle in paradise: That’s what many Guanacaste visitors search for to relieve stress…

Ecotourism in Tamarindo

Ecotourism in Tamarindo

Q COSTA RICA – The following is a blog entry by the twenty students from California State University (CSU) Channel Islands are in the middle…

Win A Costa Rica Holiday By Taking Photos

Win A Costa Rica Holiday By Taking Photos

Q COSTA RICA TRAVEL  / If you are a UK resident, here is your chance to win a fantastic 16-night wildlife holiday for two to…

Counting Crocs in Costa Rica

Counting Crocs in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA (Anne Kallas, Vcstar.com) Twenty students from CSU Channel Islands are in the middle of a 10-day trip to Costa Rica, where they’re…

Is Costa Rica Really The World’s Happiest Place?

Is Costa Rica Really The World’s Happiest Place?

Q COSTA RICA (Gary Burchett, news.com.au) – THESE words come to you from the “happiest place on earth”. In a stroke of good fortune, I…

Miss Costa Rica Arrives in Manila For Miss Universe Pageant

Miss Costa Rica Arrives in Manila For Miss Universe Pageant

COSTA RICA EXTRA (MANILA) – Miss Costa Rica and Miss Nicaragua arrived in the Phillipines Thursday, to take part in the 65th Miss Universe pageant…

CorporateStays.com Launches Its First Signature Collection in Costa Rica

CorporateStays.com Launches Its First Signature Collection in Costa Rica

Q24N /PRNewswire –  CorporateStays.com, leader in corporate and furnished apartments, is expanding its popular Signature Collection to Costa Rica and becomes the first and only…

Listening for the Sound Of Extinction In Costa Rica

Listening for the Sound Of Extinction In Costa Rica

(Q24N) La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica (CNN) – The “blue jeans” frog is practically screaming to be noticed. Its head is blood red, and…

Manitoba Premier In Hot Water Over His Vacationing in Costa Rica

Manitoba Premier In Hot Water Over His Vacationing in Costa Rica

Q24N – The Premier of the Manitoba (Canada) is under fire for his vacationing in Costa Rica, though not for his choice to spend his…

Costa Rica No. 4 Of The World’s 10 Best Places to Retire in 2017

Costa Rica No. 4 Of The World’s 10 Best Places to Retire in 2017

From International Living – For just over a quarter of a century, International Living has ranked, rated, and named the best retirement destinations in the…



Hurricane Otto Victims Begin Process to Recover Homes

Hurricane Otto Victims Begin Process to Recover Homes

(Q COSTA RICA, by David Bolaños, Vozdeguanacaste) Mario Barboza wheels the last wheelbarrow full of mud from his home in Guayabo de Bagaces so that he can move back in after Hurricane Otto left his small hamlet nearly wiped out on Nov. 24. It’s early December, and many people like 74-year-old Barboza, who have spent […]…

Avoid Getting Your Car Broken Into In Costa Rica

Avoid Getting Your Car Broken Into In Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA  – Leaving your car unattended for a few minutes, even in broad daylight, can result in a ruined vacation and nightmare. Such…

Four Years After Explosion Kills Five Regulations For Gas Cylinders Non-Existent

Four Years After Explosion Kills Five Regulations For Gas Cylinders Non-Existent

Q COSTA RICA / It’s been four years since the tragedy claimed the lives of five people, from the explosion of a propane gas cylinder…

Why This Texas Doctor says Costa Rica’s Health Care System Beats The US

Why This Texas Doctor says Costa Rica’s Health Care System Beats The US

Q COSTA RICA (Internationaliving.com) I was sitting on our cantilevered terrace, listening to birdsong and the river flowing below me. I pondered the 11,000-foot-tall Volcano…

Costa Rica Applauds Obama Policy Change On Cuban Migrants

Costa Rica Applauds Obama Policy Change On Cuban Migrants

Q COSTA RICA – Costa Rica applauded the end of the United States policy that allowed Cubans a near-automatic entry to the U.S. to Cubans…

9.3% Of All Deaths In Costa Rica Related to Cigarette Smoking: Ministry of Health

9.3% Of All Deaths In Costa Rica Related to Cigarette Smoking: Ministry of Health

Q COSTA RICA / The collection of tax on Tobacco does not cover even one-third of the annual cost of Social Security (Seguro Social) to…

112 People Died In Costa Rica Last Year Due To Respiratory Viruses

112 People Died In Costa Rica Last Year Due To Respiratory Viruses

Q COSTA RICA NEWS – A total of 112 people died in Costa Rica in 2016 as a result of respiratory viruses, mainly AH1N1, according…

Costa Rica To Keep Track Of Its Pigs

Costa Rica To Keep Track Of Its Pigs

Q COSTA RICA – The Costa Rica Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal  (SENASA) – National Animal Health Service  – announced it’s plan to implement traceability…

Otto’s Crew Take Control Of Congress: Stopping The Government’s Tax Plan High On Their Agenda

Otto’s Crew Take Control Of Congress: Stopping The Government’s Tax Plan High On Their Agenda

Q COSTA RICA / The fate of President Luis Guillermo Solis’ proposed tax plan that would see increases in taxes, is now in the control…

MOPT To Close ‘Platina’ Bridge For More Than A Month

MOPT To Close ‘Platina’ Bridge For More Than A Month

Q COSTA RICA / Today and tomorrow are just a taste of what is to come, traffic wise that is, as the Ministry of Transport…

Shake Up In Low-Cost Airlines In Costa Rica?

Shake Up In Low-Cost Airlines In Costa Rica?

Q COSTA RICA – The low-cost airline Wingo that began operations in Costa Rica last month announced the cancellation of its San José – Guatemala,…

Panama Rejects European Union (EU) Visas

Panama Rejects European Union (EU) Visas

(TODAY PANAMA) Most European Union (EU) visitor visas will no longer be accepted for entry into Panama under a new decree highlighting a general tightening of migration restrictions in Central America. The sudden change in policy, reported in Panamanian media Saturday, comes a month after a similar step in neighbouring Costa Rica. Both countries will […]…

Guatemala Judge Flees Country Fearing Own Judiciary Colleague

Guatemala Judge Flees Country Fearing Own Judiciary Colleague

(Q24N via Insightcrime.org) A Supreme Court magistrate in Guatemala has allegedly pressured a judge handling her son’s case, leading the latter official to leave the…

Immigration Is A Human Right, But Borders Matter

Immigration Is A Human Right, But Borders Matter

(Q24N) Over three percent of the world population — 244 million — are international immigrants, and the immigrant population in the United States is approaching…

Acapulco Listed as Mexico’s Most Dangerous City

Acapulco Listed as Mexico’s Most Dangerous City

(Q24N) Acapulco is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico, but it is also the most violent municipality in the country, according to the…

On average, 2.5 People Die Every Day In Nicaragua In Traffic Accidents

On average, 2.5 People Die Every Day In Nicaragua In Traffic Accidents

On average, 2.5 people die every day due to traffic accidents TODAY NICARAGUA, Managua- A total of 31 people were killed in traffic accidents during…

Cubans On Road to U.S. Distraught About Newly Closed Border

Cubans On Road to U.S. Distraught About Newly Closed Border

A boy wears the U.S. colours in Havana, Cuba, January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer TODAY CUBA (Reuters) Cuban Jose Enrique Manreza, who sold his house and…

Cuba Finds Obama’s Migration Decision Positive

Cuba Finds Obama’s Migration Decision Positive

U.S. President Barack Obama TODAY CUBA (Prensa Latina) The government of Cuba considers a positive step forward in improving relations with the United States an…

El Salvador Records A Day Without Homicides in 2 Years

El Salvador Records A Day Without Homicides in 2 Years

Q24N / NBC News – El Salvador, one of the world’s more dangerous countries, has recorded a rare day without a single homicide — a…

Obama ‘Screwed’ Us, Cuban Migrants Lash Out At U.S. President

Obama ‘Screwed’ Us, Cuban Migrants Lash Out At U.S. President

Many Cuban migrants feel US President Barack Obam turned his back on them.Much of the anger is directed at him personally. TODAY CUBA / President…

In Nicaragua, President, VP Are Husband and Wife

In Nicaragua, President, VP Are Husband and Wife

President Ortega positions his wife Rosario Murillo to become president if he leaves office before his term is out. TODAY NICARAGUA (Managua) Nicaraguan President Daniel…

Nicaragua pledges to fight for Taiwan recognition on global stage

Nicaragua pledges to fight for Taiwan recognition on global stage

TODAY NICARAGUA (Reuters) Nicaragua on Tuesday said it wanted to secure bigger international recognition for Taiwan during a visit by President Tsai Ing-wen at a…

How Democratic Socialism Paved the Way for Venezuela’s Totalitarian Misery

How Democratic Socialism Paved the Way for Venezuela’s Totalitarian Misery

TODAY VENEZUELA / Contrary to many accounts, socialism did not arrive in Venezuela when the late Hugo Chávez took power in 1999. Actually, it had taken root in the country much earlier. Venezuela has been governed by more or less moderate socialist parties <a href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuelan_general_election,_1958″ target=”_blank”>since 1958</a>. These parties were founded by a generation of […]…

Venezuelan Government Ready to Fight Coup

Venezuelan Government Ready to Fight Coup

TODAY VENEZUELA (Prensa Latina) Venezuela’s executive vice president Tareck El Aissami said today the Government is ready to thwart any attempted coup d´etat, seeking to…

Chile To Tax Foods High In Sugar

Chile To Tax Foods High In Sugar

(Q24N) The government of Chile is working to expand its current Food Labeling Law, which has been in force for more than six months. Specifically,…

Latin America Makes History In 2016

Latin America Makes History In 2016

Satisfaction! On March 25, just one day after the end of a historic visit from US President Barack Obama, who was the first US president…

Maduro Laughs Off Opposition’s Attempt to Remove Him from Power

Maduro Laughs Off Opposition’s Attempt to Remove Him from Power

Nicolás Maduro admitted he would ignore any measures passed by the opposition-controlled National Assembly. TODAY VENEZUELA – “I am President of Venezuela by constitutional mandate,”…

Gringo Roundtable on the Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

Gringo Roundtable on the Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

People sing the national anthem in Cali, Colombia, on June 23, 2016 celebrating the peace agreement between the Colombian governenment and the FARC leftist guerrilla…

So How’s That Medellin Tech Hub Going?

So How’s That Medellin Tech Hub Going?

Photo from thecitypaperbogota.com (TODAY COLOMBIA) By Colin, Expat-Chronicles – Around 2011 and 2012 the city of Medellin, Colombia began trying to bill itself as the…

Venezuela President Creates “Anti-Coup Committee” Amid Impeachment Efforts

Venezuela President Creates “Anti-Coup Committee” Amid Impeachment Efforts

Executive Vice President Tareck El Aissami with President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro (Tareck Psuv) TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro continues to seek out alleged…

Venezuela Set for Murderous 2017

Venezuela Set for Murderous 2017

Venezuelans scavenging for food TODAY VENEZUELA (Insightcrime.org) Venezuela is likely the second most dangerous nation on earth, and with the situation of political, economic and…

Can Colombia Meet Its Huge 2017 Coca Eradication Goal?

Can Colombia Meet Its Huge 2017 Coca Eradication Goal?

Can Colombia Meet Its Huge 2017 Coca Eradication Goal? TODAY COLOMBIA (Insightcrime.org) Colombia has outlined plans to mitigate surging coca cultivations — one of the…

Donald Trump Can Mark a Turning Point in US History of Meddling in Latin America

Donald Trump Can Mark a Turning Point in US History of Meddling in Latin America

(Q24N) There is a growing expectation among analysts, diplomats and politicians regarding president elect Donald Trump’s policy toward Latin America. Some fear that Latin America…

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What is Costa Rica?

QBLOGS / Costa Rica (Pura Vida) is an enigma. It is caught or brought itself somewhere between capitalism and socialism and cannot define which slot…

Civility … And Then There’s Costa Rica

QBLOGS – I read the news or watch it every day for hours on end. One, to write and two, to teach. On a level…

Ruta Madre: In Costa Rica We Drive On The Left, Pass On The Right

Drive on the left, pass on the right is the way we drive in Costa Rica TICO BULL by Rico – This past week I…

What Me Worry?

QBLOGS – I cannot wait to get this thing on. That is President-elect Donald F. Trump’s inauguration and first 100 days in office. Even our…

Why Costa Rica?

QBLOGS – For many years we were the kids on the block bullied by the thugs to the North, the big guys from the East…

You Know It’s Christmas In Costa Rica…

Last night, Saturday, was the Festival de la Luz in San Jose, a magical time. TICO BULL by Rico –You know it’s Christmas and you…

A SHAME!

QBLOGS – They are potholes or in Costa Rica, we call them “huecos” and they are a national shame resulting in undeserved accidents, deaths, and…


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Miss Costa Rica Arrives in Manila For Miss Universe Pageant

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People In Search of Recreation In The GAM Are Condemned To Malls

Q COSTA RICA – Guillermo Carazo, president of the Cámara Costarricense…

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Ginnés Rodríguez Says Goodbye To Television News

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San Jose Readying Its First Park of Dogs

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Bullfighting Nun In San Jose

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Sudor and Sabor, The “Carnaval” Returned To San Jose

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