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“Aguaceros” (Rains) Back This Weekend After A Week Of Dry Season Conditions

It's been a week and not a drop of rain in the Central Valley and Pacific coast, the dry season conditions caused by a high-pressure system over the Atlantic Ocean. But don't put away the...

Costa Rica Effective Dollar Rate Goes Up

The effective rate in dollars went up to 2.13% from 2.01% last week, while the passive basic rate in colones dropped to 5.75% after remaining at 5.80% for two consecutive weeks. The Banco Central de...

Costa Rica’s Slow Pace, Political Stability Attract Expats Weary of U.S. Uncertainty

According to a new report from International Living, Costa Rica’s political stability and low-key profile are proving to...

Tico Selling Fake Viagra Online Pleads Guilty In U.S.

A Costa Rican man pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to charges of mail fraud and money laundering, on charges of selling drugs imported from India, in the U.S. Ramiro Navarro Quesada, 41, was indicted...

Pacheco Coto Shakes Up Legal Industry With EY Merger

EY (formerly Ernst & Young), one of the largest professional services firms in the world, will absorb prominent Costa Rica founded law firm Pacheco Coto on January 1, 2018. Pacheco Coto announced the news this...

Costa Rica Second in Expat Destinations in 2017

Costa Rica was chosen as the second best country to live abroad, according to a survey conducted by expat resource website InterNations. InterNations reports surveying more than 12,500 expat members from 166 different nationalities to get...

Drug Traffickers Move At Least ¢800 Million A Year In The Prisons

The fact that 87% of the criminal population in the country has had contact with illegal drugs, causes traffickers to see prisons as an ideal market for their product. This is evidenced by the fact...

Costa Rica Tourism Big Business

Costa Rica tourism, foreign travel to the country,  generated US$4 billion dollars in...

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Is Trump as Anti-Immigrant as the Media Makes Him Out to Be?

(Panampost.com) The mainstream media delights in painting Trump’s policies as rooted in a toxic blend of virulent xenophobia, racism, and nativism centered around an irrational fear of immigration. Former White House green jobs tsar...
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Costa Rica Cruise Season Expectations

  For the 2017-2018 cruise ship season, the Caribbean port town of Limon expects the arrival of 240,000 tourists aboard 115 cruise ships. December 30, 2017, will be the most visited day with 7,000 visitors, while...

Two Teens Murder Foreigners In Orotina

This past week there has been a rash of homicides, most of what authorities believe "a settling of scores". From Desamparados, to Pavas, to Orotina, the triggemen left bodies behind. The latest occurred Friday afternoon,...

Red Cross Calls On People To Keep Donating

The Cruz Roja (Costa Rican Red Cross) thanked donors for their support...

Christmas Arriving In November in Costa Rica: Gas Price Drop On The Way

Christmas is arriving early in Costa Rica this year, a reduction in gasoline prices that will take effect next month. On Friday, the Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (RECOPE) - Costa Rica's refinery that refines nothing...

United States Reaches Out To Costa Rica

The United States government, through the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, is in solidarity with the Costa Ricans affected by the passage of tropical storm Nate and is donating US$150,000 to support with the...

Clogged Storm Sewers Caused Floods In Different Communities of Santa Ana

Many of the flooding problems during the rainy reason is due to clogged storm sewers. Litter accumulating in the storm sewers and drains and the inability - in some cases to even bother - by...

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Teatro Nacional (Costa Rica’s National Theater) Celebrates 120th Anniversary

This week the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica (TNCR) - National Theater -  in downtown San Jose, on the south side of the Plaza de la Cultura, celebrates its 120th anniversary, the theater opened to the public on October 21, 1897 with a performance of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust. Although the works began in...

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4 Dream Destinations if you are a Vegetarian Traveler

  Sometimes when I would tell my friends about my plan of next trip as a vegetarian, then everyone would sincerely ask me a general question, “What and Where are you going to eat?” And...

Costa Rican Tourism Seduces European Market; Intensifies Efforts In North America

The strategies established by Costa Rica to attract European tourism are reflected in the increase of international arrivals and the attraction of airlines. Costa Rica now had eight direct flights by European airlines: Iberia from Spain;...

Six Unique Reasons To Visit Costa Rica By Sabrina Chakici

Where lush green rainforest meets the vast blue ocean and wildlife roams free, Costa Rica is the perfect ‘wanderlust’ destination for active adventurers. With so...

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Costa Rica’s Slow Pace, Political Stability Attract Expats Weary of U.S. Uncertainty

According to a new report from International Living, Costa Rica’s political stability and low-key profile are proving to be increasingly strong draws for expats fleeing what they identify as political drama and uncertainty today...
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[Video] Dozens Marched in San Jose To Motivate Ticos to Donate Organs

With ballons greednd t-shirts and wrapped in blankets dozens of...

Bus Driver Ignoring Red Light and Pedestrians In La Sabana Caught on Video

QCOSTARICA - More and more drivers are installing cameras to...

The Turrialba Volcano Eruption Oct. 24 at 5:10am (Video)

QCOSTARICA - The video from the OVSICORI-UNA show the Turrialba...

Humour: The Posivite Side of High Gasoline Prices in Costa Rica

The positive side of high gasoline prices: reduces street racing...

Dont Let Thieves Steal Your Land in Costa Rica (Video)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k5a0DRDwow] Costarican property rights are not bullet proof. Learn how...

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Blade Runner 2049: No Hope In This Dystopia

Editor’s note: This article contains spoilers. I went to see Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve, with great anticipation. The original was so unique and although I was ambivalent about the film’s story and...

How ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ warps science

  Cmdr. Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) goes on a scientifically implausible spacewalk in Star Trek: Discovery. (Handout) I’ve been alive for 44 years, and I’ve been...

Hugh Hefner dead at 91: How Playboy founder inspired the casino industry

With Hugh Hefner dead at 91: How Playboy founder inspired the casino industry is something that a lot of people are working to discuss....

Tica To Participate In The Miss Curves Universe Model

Ingrid Brenes will be representing Costa Rica in the Miss Curves Universe Model contest in November, in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic. The 41-year-old Legislative...

Watching TV Can Make You “Gay” And “Lawyer”

(ETOnline.com) Megyn Kelly‘s interview with the cast of Will & Grace raised quite a few eyebrows — Debra Messing‘s included. Messing, 49, issued her take...

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  While still in the Canadian north, Toronto actually, as winter nears and many start to look south for...

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Your skin type is very important with the beauty care products you choose to avoid minor, or serious...

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  Despite the controversial refereeing, Panama came up with the needed win against Costa Rica to qualify for their...

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Fall is always a good time to create new habits, and coffee chains know it. These days, they...

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If you have been waiting to update from your current...