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Leaving the hectic pace of Toronto for a healthier life by a Costa Rican beach

Leaving the hectic pace of Toronto for a healthier life by a Costa Rican beach

Scores of city-dwelling Canadians daydream about ditching it all for a quieter, simpler country life. In an ongoing series, The Globe and Mail talks to…

Colonel’s Nephew Reveals KFC Secret Recipe

Colonel’s Nephew Reveals KFC Secret Recipe

KFC is without question the first choice in fried chicken in Costa Rica. And the Costa Rica franchisee has made sure there is near you.…

My Parents and I Don’t Speak The Same Language

My Parents and I Don’t Speak The Same Language

“If you’re going to speak in English, don’t speak at all,” my mother hissed at me before we headed out to the market. Prior to…

Healthy is the New Sexy with Costa Rica’s Gallo Pinto

Healthy is the New Sexy with Costa Rica’s Gallo Pinto

(PRNewswire) Adding a sexy, healthy spin to our familiar breakfast menu of pancakes, eggs and cereal is now easier than ever with Costa Rica’s “gallo…

Never See A Single Cockroach Again!

Never See A Single Cockroach Again!

(QCOSTARICA) Cockroaches are nasty insects, their physical appearance may scare everyone. They are often related to garbage and dirt, but you can also see them…

Men: How to Create an Awesome Profile on a Free Online Dating Site

Men: How to Create an Awesome Profile on a Free Online Dating Site

(QDATING) The internet is a treasure trove of eligible women, especially if you sign up for a free online dating website. As plentiful as the…

Tickets For Guns N’ Roses In San Jose Now On Sale

Tickets For Guns N’ Roses In San Jose Now On Sale

(L-R) Duff McKagan, Axl Rose and Slash (CONFIDENTIAL) Tickets for the San Jose (Costa Rica) concert for one of the most iconic Hard Rock bands,…

Laura Pausini, The Undisputed Queen of Romantic Pop, Delighted Costa Rica

Laura Pausini, The Undisputed Queen of Romantic Pop, Delighted Costa Rica

(CONFIDENTIAL) The first time Amores Extraños was heard in the country was in 1994, when Laura Pausini released her first Spanish-language album, Laura Pausini, a…



Teacher Marries 15 Year Old Student, And All Legal in Costa Rica

Teacher Marries 15 Year Old Student, And All Legal in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Education (MEP) has launched and investigation to verify a marriage between a 40 year old teacher and her 15 year old student. The marriage is to have taken place in Perez Zeledon, the teacher and student being identified by their last names, Rojas Elizondo and Hernandez, respectively. Teacher may be fired […]…

Cellular Phone Companies Use Public Roads To Set Up Shop. But Are They Legal?

Cellular Phone Companies Use Public Roads To Set Up Shop. But Are They Legal?

(QCOSTARICA) Claro and Movistar have taken, for some time, to selling from vehicles parked on public roads and prohibited areas, starting in San Jose and…

Costa Rica’s Pineapple On List Of Super-Foods Destroying Our Planet?

Costa Rica’s Pineapple On List Of Super-Foods Destroying Our Planet?

Pineapple production has increased by nearly 300 per cent since 2000 in Costa Rica Superfoods put strain on developing countries keeping up with the demand…

‘Cuba Dave’ Trial Postponed At His Request To Sept. 9

‘Cuba Dave’ Trial Postponed At His Request To Sept. 9

(QCOSTARICA) In Court, for the start of his trial on Monday, David Strecker aka as Cuba Dave, asked for a postponement of trial, telling the…

Draft Bill Proposes 72% Reduction In Price of LPG; To End Monopoly

Draft Bill Proposes 72% Reduction In Price of LPG; To End Monopoly

(QCOSTARICA) Being a product of mass consumption in Costa Rica households, legislators of the Movimiento Libertatio (ML) party presented a draft bill that aims to…

Costa Rica Is Seen As A Leader In The Region: U.S. Ambassador

Costa Rica Is Seen As A Leader In The Region: U.S. Ambassador

(QCOSTARICA) The presence of Barack Obama at Luis Guillermo Solis’ meeting with U.S. vice-president Joe Biden on Monday “means that the relationship with Costa Rica…

An Airline Feeling Pretty “Tico”

(QCOSTARICA) With more than five decades of operating in Costa Rica, the Panamanian airline, COPA, is the first airline licensee of the “Essential Costa Rica”…

President Solis Sealed Deal With Barack Obama For U.S. Cooperation

President Solis Sealed Deal With Barack Obama For U.S. Cooperation

(QCOSTARICA) In a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday, President Luis Guillermo Solis finalized a deal that will send millions…

Multinationals Developing Successfully Under Free Trade Zone (Zona Franca) in Costa Rica

Multinationals Developing Successfully Under Free Trade Zone (Zona Franca) in Costa Rica

(PRNewswire)More than 82,000 direct jobs and 43,000 indirect jobs generated, a return of US$3.179 billion on incentives received (Net Country Benefit), added to a major…

Nicaragua Among Countries Perfect For Budget Travelers

Nicaragua Among Countries Perfect For Budget Travelers

You already know that there are so many awesome ways to travel when you’re on a serious budget. But what’s equally important is ~where~ you go in the first place. Your dollar will get you pretty far in a dozen countries that include Nicaragua — which means they are pretty much the best places to […]…

El Salvador Ex-President Leaves Country Amid Corruption Probe

El Salvador Ex-President Leaves Country Amid Corruption Probe

Former President Mauricio Funes has reportedly left El Salvador on business as authorities raid properties in search for evidence he committed acts of corruption while…

Purchases and Sales of Glass in Central America

Purchases and Sales of Glass in Central America

(Q24N) In 2015 Guatemala led the import of glass and glassware in the region, with 87,000 tons worth US$63 million, followed by Costa Rica, which…

The Death of Democracy in Ortega’s Nicaragua

The Death of Democracy in Ortega’s Nicaragua

Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega is running for reelection, this time with his wife, Rosario Murillo, on the ticket for vice president. Esteban Felix AP (MiamiHerald.com) How…

Has A Dictatorship Started in Nicaragua?

Has A Dictatorship Started in Nicaragua?

By Byron Rodríguez Palacios, Panampost.com – Both Nicaragua and its current President Daniel Ortega are very complicated topics to discuss these days. What exactly is…

Nicaragua Shows Off Its New Russian Tank

Nicaragua Shows Off Its New Russian Tank

  Photo from ElNuevodiario.com.mi (TODAY NICARAGUA) Nicaragua’s army showed off on Monday its new Russian T-72B1 tank, on the occasion of its upcoming anniversary, after…

Earthquakes Rocks in Nicaragua’s Western Region

  The Nicaraguan Institute for Territorial Studies (INETER) reported Saturday two earthquakes of medium intensity in the department of Chinandega, in the western region of…

South Korea, Central America Conclude Trade Negotiating Round

South Korea, Central America Conclude Trade Negotiating Round

(Prensa Latina) The Fifth Negotiating round for the Central America, South Korea Free Trade Treaty (FTT)concluded in this capital, this weekend, with the closure of…

Over 10,000 Honduras Police Officers to be Assessed by Commission

Over 10,000 Honduras Police Officers to be Assessed by Commission

(Prensa Latina) At least 10,000 officers will be assessed in the coming days as part of a police clearance in Honduras, said the special commission…

Venezuela Overcomes Shortages by Shopping in Prison

Venezuela Overcomes Shortages by Shopping in Prison

Prison located in Yare, Miranda State, Venezuela A newspaper investigation exposed how a prison in Venezuela has become a thriving marketplace for the basic goods in short supply throughout the country, a brazen display of how prison crime bosses are increasingly projecting their power outside the penitentiary system. El Nacional has revealed that many residents […]…

What Does Colombia Peace Deal Mean for Cocaine Trade?

What Does Colombia Peace Deal Mean for Cocaine Trade?

The FARC peace process negotiators in Havana, Cuba A peace agreement between Colombia‘s government and the country’s largest rebel army has been reached, and while…

Capriles asks Venezuelans abroad to march on Sept 1

Capriles asks Venezuelans abroad to march on Sept 1

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles asked nationals living abroad to rally next September 1 in support of a march in…

Total Societal Collapse In Venezuela

Total Societal Collapse In Venezuela

Venezuela No Hay Pan (No Bread) (ANTIMEDIA)Venezuela — Life in Venezuela now consists of empty grocery stores, record rates of violent crime, and widespread shortages of…

Yes, You Can Leave The North America Bubble

Yes, You Can Leave The North America Bubble

(Q24N) Yes, you can leave the North America bubble It’s not the only place that matters I resisted moving to South America, as much as…

Venezuela to insist on defense of oil prices in tour of oil nations

Venezuela to insist on defense of oil prices in tour of oil nations

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez said that oil nations are aware that oil prices must be balanced Venezuelan government authorities have insisted on the necessity…

Migrant Boom Provides Opportunities For Colombia’s Criminal Groups

Migrant Boom Provides Opportunities For Colombia’s Criminal Groups

(TODAY COLOMBIA) A large influx of migrants from the Caribbean and other regions landing in Colombia has provided the country’s criminal groups with a ready-made opportunity…

Narco-Bus Stopped Carrying Cocaine to Olympic City

Narco-Bus Stopped Carrying Cocaine to Olympic City

A tour bus bound for the Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro was stopped in Paraguay carrying 296 kilograms of cocaine, further highlighting the criminal…

Venezuelan FM Denounces US Hypocrisy in Human Rights

Venezuelan FM Denounces US Hypocrisy in Human Rights

(Prensa Latina) Venezuela has denounced the US double standard on human rights. The foreign minister, Delcy Rodríguez wrote on her Twitter account that the US,…

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The Costa Rica Real Estate Market Explained

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The Great Taxi War – 2016

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  The Ruta 27 tolls at Escazu TICO BULL – How many times has this happened to you, with no quickpass, you find yourself in…

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August 2 Is A “No Paid” Holiday In Costa Rica.

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Colonel’s Nephew Reveals KFC Secret Recipe

Colonel’s Nephew Reveals KFC Secret Recipe

KFC is without question the first choice in fried chicken in…

My Parents and I Don’t Speak The Same Language

My Parents and I Don’t Speak The Same Language

“If you’re going to speak in English, don’t speak at all,”…

Healthy is the New Sexy with Costa Rica’s Gallo Pinto

Healthy is the New Sexy with Costa Rica’s Gallo Pinto

(PRNewswire) Adding a sexy, healthy spin to our familiar breakfast menu…

Never See A Single Cockroach Again!

Never See A Single Cockroach Again!

(QCOSTARICA) Cockroaches are nasty insects, their physical appearance may scare everyone.…

Men: How to Create an Awesome Profile on a Free Online Dating Site

Men: How to Create an Awesome Profile on a Free Online Dating Site

(QDATING) The internet is a treasure trove of eligible women, especially…

Tickets For Guns N’ Roses In San Jose Now On Sale

Tickets For Guns N’ Roses In San Jose Now On Sale

(L-R) Duff McKagan, Axl Rose and Slash (CONFIDENTIAL) Tickets for the…