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Window To The Past

Window To The Past

(QCOSTARICA) The photo from Ventanas al Pasado Facebook page is in Barrio Otoya (often mistaken for Barrio Amon) is from 1938 (top and big) and…

How Long Will Caffeine Buzz Last? Genes May Tell

How Long Will Caffeine Buzz Last? Genes May Tell

Nothing beats a great cup of Costa Rican coffee to get your day started. Now, a new study finds, you may be able to thank…

How to host an Argentinean asado

How to host an Argentinean asado

(QLIVING) It’s the weekend. Skip the boring burger and hot dogs or a trip mall’s food court and host an Argentinean Asado. Even if you’re…

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…



Colombia, Chile and Ecuador Reign in the Latin America Green Awards

Colombia, Chile and Ecuador Reign in the Latin America Green Awards

Colombia, Chile and Ecuador Reign in the Latin America Green Awards (Prensa Latina) Representatives of socio-environmental projects in Colombia, Chile and Ecuador today celebrate the awards won in most of the 10 categories in the Latin America Green Awards, held in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil. The 10 winning works are part of the 30 […]…

U.S. Should End Special Treatment For Cubans, Says Costa Rica Foreign Minister

U.S. Should End Special Treatment For Cubans, Says Costa Rica Foreign Minister

(QCOSTARICA) In Washington this week, Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister called on the United States to do away with the Cuban Adjustment Act, ending the special…

First “Electrolinera” Opens in Heredia

First “Electrolinera” Opens in Heredia

(QCOSTARICA) The first electric vehicle (EV) charging station opened in Heredia on Friday. The “electrolinera”, a portmanteau of two Spanish words “electrico” (electric) and “gasolinera”…

Gas Price Drop Approved

Gas Price Drop Approved

(QCOSTARICA) Don’t fill up just yet, gasoline prices are coming down next week. On Friday the Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (ARESEP) approved a…

Suicides Are Not Published

OPINION – They were on the way home from a religious gathering, mother sitting in the back seat, when at the bridge, daughter tells the…

“The Worst Is Yet To Come”,Health Official Conerned Of The Spread of Zika in The Country

“The Worst Is Yet To Come”,Health Official Conerned Of The Spread of Zika in The Country

(QCOSTARICA) The increased number of cases of Zika in the country has prompted renewed concerns by Ministry of Health officials, warning that the worst is…

Vehicular Restrictions Could Be Extended to Include The Ruta 27, General Cañas and Florencio del Castillo

Vehicular Restrictions Could Be Extended to Include The Ruta 27, General Cañas and Florencio del Castillo

(QCOSTARICA) A study by the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) and the traffic engineering department of the Ministry of Transport (MOPT) could mean extending the…

Costa Rica’s Taxman Sets Sights On “Escorts” Who Avoid Paying Taxes

Costa Rica’s Taxman Sets Sights On “Escorts” Who Avoid Paying Taxes

(QCOSTARICA) The business of “escorts” is common and lucrative in Costa Rica, varying people paying a woman or a man to accompany them to social…

Threats to Credit for Construction

Threats to Credit for Construction

In Costa Rica the index of activity in the construction sector has had 4 consecutive months of downturn, and now faces the threat of new…

More Than 200.000 Displaced Due to Violence in Honduras

(Prensa Latina) Over 200.000 Hondurans were forced to flee in this Central American country last year due to violence, humanitarian agencies reported today. In this context, representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the National Human Rights Commissioner in Honduras, regretted that many people are forced to leave their communities. Many […]…

Thousands of Illegal Migrants Were Helped on Their Way Through Panama

Thousands of Illegal Migrants Were Helped on Their Way Through Panama

(Prensa Latina)A Security Ministry report revealed more than 9,000 illegal migrants have received humanitarian care in Panama in recent months, out of which 2,400 remain…

Iran Interested Nicaragua Canal

Iran Interested Nicaragua Canal

Nicaragua president Daniel Ortega (L) and Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) on August 23, 2016. In the brackground is a photo of Hugo…

Panama Denies to U.S. Risk of Money Laundering

Panama Denies to U.S. Risk of Money Laundering

(Q24N) he Government of Panama rejected today the remarks of the Department of Financial Services of New York (NYDES), of the United States, as a…

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…

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…

More than half of Venezuelans live in high-risk dwellings

More than half of Venezuelans live in high-risk dwellings

A report coordinated by expert Ángel Rangel, along with researchers from three Venezuelan universities, reveals that the population is vulnerable to the natural hazards to which Venezuela is exposed as a tropical country The importance of having strong foundations at home has always been stressed. In Venezuela, however, many foundations are literally weak. A report […]…

Colombia, Chile and Ecuador Reign in the Latin America Green Awards

Colombia, Chile and Ecuador Reign in the Latin America Green Awards

Colombia, Chile and Ecuador Reign in the Latin America Green Awards (Prensa Latina) Representatives of socio-environmental projects in Colombia, Chile and Ecuador today celebrate the…

Unemployment Hits Over One Million Argentines

Unemployment Hits Over One Million Argentines

(Prensa Latina) In tone with the recession affecting today the Argentinean economy, unemployment rose to 9.3 percent in the second quarter of 2016, meaning that…

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…

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…

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The Great Taxi War – 2016

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  (TICO BULL) The hooligans, also known as official taxi drivers or ‘taxistas’ in Spanish were out in full force this morning, in their intent…

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How Long Will Caffeine Buzz Last? Genes May Tell

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Nothing beats a great cup of Costa Rican coffee to get…

How to host an Argentinean asado

How to host an Argentinean asado

(QLIVING) It’s the weekend. Skip the boring burger and hot dogs…

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.…