Quantcast

More ...

Ready For The Long Weekend?

Ready For The Long Weekend?

(QCostarica) Monday, July 25,  is a holiday in Costa Rica, the commemoration of the annexation of the province of Guanacaste to Costa Rica, which occurred…

Things I’ve Learned As A Latina In The U.S.

(Matadornetwork) And so it begins… I’m a Latina. Four years ago I filled my bags with what I believed were the things I was going…

Popular Things Do Do in Costa Rica

Popular Things Do Do in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a very popular vacation destination, whether you are looking for complete relaxation or an action packed trip, and visitors to Costa Rica…

Would You Travel Without Your Smartphone? Or Camera? You Are In Need Of A Digital Detox!

Would You Travel Without Your Smartphone? Or Camera? You Are In Need Of A Digital Detox!

(Qtravel) Are you glancing at your phone every five to 10 minutes (if not more frequently) or maybe (like me) staring at a computer screen…

How many U.S. Presidents have visited Costa Rica?

How many U.S. Presidents have visited Costa Rica?

  According to Travels Abroad of the President, Office of the Historian, since 1928 only seven U.S. presidents have visited Costa Rica. They are: Herbert…

The American Dream Was Killing Us…So We Moved to Costa Rica

The American Dream Was Killing Us…So We Moved to Costa Rica

(by Greg Seymour, Internationaliving.com) My lifestyle has changed significantly since moving to Central America three years ago. One reason my wife Jen and I moved…

Cucarachas A Part Of Living in Costa Rica

Cucarachas A Part Of Living in Costa Rica

If you are like many when moving to Costa Rica, the last thing that comes to mind are cockroaches (cucarachas in Spanish) in your house.…

GUNS N´ROSES Coming To Costa Rica!

GUNS N´ROSES Coming To Costa Rica!

Guns N´Roses in Cincinnati, July 6, 2016 COSTA RICA EXTRA On its official website Guns N´Roses announced that they are extending their “Not in this…



Should We Be Worried?

Should We Be Worried?

(QCostarica) Should we be worried? Maybe not, but certainly concerned for the start of a trend of citizens, frustrated over a judicial system that appears to reward criminals, taking the law into their hands. It was 2:30 in the afternoon on Sunday, in the area of San Francisco de Heredia, on the main road that […]…

Costa Rica: Reaching For The Skies

Costa Rica: Reaching For The Skies

(QCostarica) Construction will start soon on the tallest building in the region. Located in La Sabana, at 150 metres tall, the new tower will dwarf…

Ministry of Finance Seeks To Attract Foreign Savers For Them To Buy Domestic Debt

(QCostarica) Last week, the director of Public Credit Ministry of Finance  Ministerio de Hacienda (Crédito Público del Ministerio de Hacienda), Juan Carlos Quirós, reported that…

Turrialba Volcano Made Two New Eruptions Monday Morning; Two Sunday Night

Turrialba Volcano Made Two New Eruptions Monday Morning; Two Sunday Night

(QCostarica) The Turrialba, Costa Rica´s most current active volcano, recorded two new eruptions Monday morning, after a night of intense activity. This followed last Friday’s…

Colombia cuts ribbon on Latin America’s first large tire recycling plant

Colombia cuts ribbon on Latin America’s first large tire recycling plant

Photo for illustrative purposes (Today Colombia) Colombian mining company Carbones del Cerrejon Ltd. has inaugurated Latin America’s first large-tire recycling plant, which will export part…

Migrant Bottleneck In Costa Rica Waiting To Reach The U.S.

Migrant Bottleneck In Costa Rica Waiting To Reach The U.S.

The following is a story from Agence France-Presse (AFP) on the migrant crisis in Costa Rica, making news around the world.  Hundreds of African migrants…

New Deputy Minister Of Transport Hints At Legalization of Uber in Costa Rica

New Deputy Minister Of Transport Hints At Legalization of Uber in Costa Rica

(QCR) The newly appointed and controversial Deputy Minister of Transport, Liza Castillo, hinted this week of the possibility of the government legalizing Uber in the…

“Mañosos” Aggravate Traffic Congestion In The GAM

“Mañosos” Aggravate Traffic Congestion In The GAM

(QCostarica) The backlog in road infrastructure has turned our roads into real battlefieds, warriors (drivers) battling out positions to get to work on time or…

Tire Imports and Exports in Central America

Tire Imports and Exports in Central America

(Q24N) In 2015 countries in the region imported 130,650 tons of new pneumatic tires, worth US$469 million, while Costa Rica exported 30,626 tons. Data on…

Raul Castro Sends Message for Anniversary of Sandinista Revolution

Raul Castro Sends Message for Anniversary of Sandinista Revolution

  Archives photo of Daniel Ortega (left) and Raul Castro (right( Cuban President, Raul Castro, stressed in a message the process of revolutionary changes carried out in Nicaragua to benefit the people and especially the poor. In a letter read by Cuban First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, addressed to President, Daniel Ortega, and the Nicaraguan […]…

Cuba Says ‘Normal’ Migration Ties Impossible Without US Policy Changes

Cuba Says ‘Normal’ Migration Ties Impossible Without US Policy Changes

The United States and Cuba will not be able to establish normal migration relations until US ends immigration-related adjustment and admittance programs, the Cuban Ministry…

El Salvador: Inside The Prison That Guards Are Too Afraid To Enter

El Salvador: Inside The Prison That Guards Are Too Afraid To Enter

The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, is arguably the most notorious street gang in the Western Hemisphere. They are so feared in El Salvador with a…

Cuba Admits Troubles From Shorter Supply of Venezuelan Oil

Cuba Admits Troubles From Shorter Supply of Venezuelan Oil

For the first time, Raúl Castro publicly referred to “contraction” in supply of Venezuelan fuel Cuban President Raúl Castro admitted that the domestic economy undergoes…

Mexico President Claims Homicide Drop Despite Uptick in Killings

Mexico President Claims Homicide Drop Despite Uptick in Killings

The public relations campaign for Mexico’s militarized crackdown on organized crime and its effectiveness in restoring public security continued this week, but the data doesn’t…

Guatemala Business Tycoon Busted for Tax Fraud

Guatemala Business Tycoon Busted for Tax Fraud

One of Guatemala’s most important business figures has been arrested for tax evasion, as the corruption scandals that have rocked the country’s political elite appear…

Votes In Nicaragua “Are Counted Beforehand” Criticizes Writer and Former Ortega Vice-President

Votes In Nicaragua “Are Counted Beforehand” Criticizes Writer and Former Ortega Vice-President

  Nicaraguan writer and former vice-president in the Ortega 1985-1990 administration, Sergio Ramirez. Photo from Facebook In Nicaragua votes “are counted in advance” says Nicaraguan…

Cuba Remains Russia’s Most Trustworthy Partner in Latin America

Cuba Remains Russia’s Most Trustworthy Partner in Latin America

(Sputnik) — Cuba remains the most trustworthy Russian partner in Latin American and Caribbean States, the speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament, Sergei Naryshkin, said Thursday. “Cuba remains…

Russia Denies Trying To Change Military Balance or Encouraging Arms Race in Central America

Russia Denies Trying To Change Military Balance or Encouraging Arms Race in Central America

Russia denied on Monday having an interested in changing the military balance in Latin America or encourage an arms race in the region, with the…

Venezuela’s Failed Socialist Experiment

Venezuela’s Failed Socialist Experiment

Venezuelans cross the Simon Bolivar bridge linking San Antonio del Tachira, in Venezuela with Cucuta in Colombia, to buy basic supplies on July 17, 2016. (GEORGE CASTELLANO/AFP/Getty Images) At the start of 2014, Venezuela’s GDP stood at $371.34 billion, with nearly half of that coming from oil (it accounts for almost 100% of exports). But after a […]…

Cuban Residents in Venezuela Celebrate Attack on Moncada Garrison

Cuban Residents in Venezuela Celebrate Attack on Moncada Garrison

Archive photo Cuban residents in Venezuela on Saturday celebrated the 63rd anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Garrison with a political-cultural event at the…

What’s in a name? Colombia vs Columbia  (Video)

What’s in a name? Colombia vs Columbia (Video)

(Today Colombia) International politicians, celebrities and multinational companies have all made the same spelling mistake: Colombia is spelled with an O. Now, this South American nation…

Colombia cuts ribbon on Latin America’s first large tire recycling plant

Colombia cuts ribbon on Latin America’s first large tire recycling plant

Photo for illustrative purposes (Today Colombia) Colombian mining company Carbones del Cerrejon Ltd. has inaugurated Latin America’s first large-tire recycling plant, which will export part…

Venezuela Goes Shopping: To Spend US$100M For Food In Panama

Venezuela Goes Shopping: To Spend US$100M For Food In Panama

(Today Venezuela) With US$100 million dollars in its wallet, the government of Nicolas Maduro is heading to Panama to buy food and personal care products,…

Insult, Provoke, Repeat: How Donald Trump Became America’s Hugo Chávez

Insult, Provoke, Repeat: How Donald Trump Became America’s Hugo Chávez

Both Donald Trump and Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez broke all the rules of presidential conduct. Composite: Rex Features (The Guardian) He was a one-man media…

Venezuela: Diary of a Desperate Mother Trying To Put Food On The Kitchen Table

Venezuela: Diary of a Desperate Mother Trying To Put Food On The Kitchen Table

The diary of a desperate mother trying to put food on the kitchen table in Venezuela. (Bloomberg) In an effort to illustrate what day-to-day like…

Venezuelans Returning Empty Handed From Colombia. Prices Too High.

Venezuelans Returning Empty Handed From Colombia. Prices Too High.

Venezuelans crossed on Sunday the border bridge Simon Bolivar in San Antonio del Tachira (Venezuela). Many returned hoome empty handed, finding prices in Colombia too…

US Issues Security Warning Over Colombia Truckers Strike

US Issues Security Warning Over Colombia Truckers Strike

The United States issued a security warning for Colombia where an ongoing truckers strike has raised tensions across the South American country. The alert urged US…

Search in Site

From Our Bloggers

How to Filter Google Search Results By Date, Relevance

Has this ever happened to you? You are searching Google, let’s say you’re looking for Pinterest tips, but the articles you see are from 2013.…

What Are The Consideraions For Costa Rica Being Your Best Latin American Offshore Retirement Destination?

I’ve lived in Costa Rica for the past eighteen years, I’m naturalized as a Costa Rican Citizen (I vote in elections), my wife is Costa…

Sundays And Statutory Holidays – Days “To Get Things Done” Tico Style

After eighteen “fun-filled” years of living in Costa Rica, I’ve had an opportunity to witness many differing social norms in Tico Society, from that of…

Ice Cream So Close You Can Taste It

From TICO BULL – Uber customers can have an ice cream delivered to them on Friday. In 400 cities around the world, Friday is #UberIceCream…

Who Goes To Carl’s

TICO BULL – Waiting an appointment around Cariari, around lunch time and time to kill, decided to have a burger at Carl’s Jr.  This was…

Why Are There No Uber Women Drivers In Costa Rica?

  from TICO BULL – Everybody by now knows what Uber is. But can you quickly make a mental picture of a Uber woman driver?…

It’s Vacation Time (In Costa Rica)

It’s vacation time in Costa Rica. Archive photo. Empty streets, no line at the banks and supermarkets a breeze to shop and check out are…

Support Our Sponsors

SAN JOSE WEATHER

El tiempo por Tutiempo.net

Click here for regional weather conditions!

POPULAR … In case you missed it …


QLIFE & More... View All

Things I’ve Learned As A Latina In The U.S.

(Matadornetwork) And so it begins… I’m a Latina. Four years ago…

GUNS N´ROSES Coming To Costa Rica!

GUNS N´ROSES Coming To Costa Rica!

Guns N´Roses in Cincinnati, July 6, 2016 COSTA RICA EXTRA On…

Costa Rica No. 3 in Latin America In Netlfix Titles

Costa Rica No. 3 in Latin America In Netlfix Titles

Netflix users hate Netflix, but can’t stop using it and the…

Ice Cream So Close You Can Taste It

Ice Cream So Close You Can Taste It

From TICO BULL – Uber customers can have an ice cream…

How A Guy From Staten Island With Ties To Costa Rica Brought Drug Lords To Their Knees

How A Guy From Staten Island With Ties To Costa Rica Brought Drug Lords To Their Knees

From a meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica with Gerardo Moncada,…

Casual Dating Sites Open Up Possibilities

Casual Dating Sites Open Up Possibilities

Sometimes you’re not looking for the Right One, but rather the…

Living in Costa Rica