U.S. Increases Contribution To Costa Rica To Fight Organized Crime

The United States Congress approved to provide Costa Rica with a US$40.7 million item in the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime during...

Vogue Brazil Boss Quits After Her BDay Photos Slammed for ‘Praising’ Slavery

Racism-related scandals might seem the latest trend for key players in the fashion world....

Tom Brady & Gisele spent Valentine’s Day in Costa Rica

The Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen hit the beaches of Costa Rica this past...

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Los Angeles man accused of embezzling US$36M extradited from Costa Rica

Fleeing to Costa Rica after allegedly embezzling more than US$36...

Poás Volcano Is Open

The Poás Volcano National Park reopened its doors on Wednesday...

Costa Rica Economy Slows Down For The Seventh Consecutive Month

The Costa Rican economy slowed for the seventh month in...

Construction will become more expensive with tax reform

With the entry into force of the Value Added Tax...

Poás Volcano will be closed until further notice

The wind direction, ash fall, and emanation of gases continue...

High-ranking former official of the Ministry of Justice Denounced For Sexual Abuse

"I was not willing to be part of the people who try to normalize these behaviors in society, when we...

In Costa Rica, “Women are born in a hunting ground with their legs, hands and mouth tied”

In her "foros" (forum) article published in La Nacion Thursday,...

That Makes It Nine, The Women Accusing Former President Arias

The list keeps growing. Nine are now the women who...

Costa Rica Continues With The Highest Gasoline Prices In The Region

Costa Rica continues with the highest gasoline prices in the...

IBM Announces US$21 Million Investment in IT Service Center Expansion

IBM announced that it will invest US$21 million in expanding...

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Getting Behind The Grupo Nacion Paywall

In our articles we link to sources, some, if not most of the links,...

Opinion: How Super Trump Keeps His Power

Rico's TICO BULL - U.S. President Donald Trump has shown us he is utterly...

Why does INS have a policy for drunk drivers?

Rico's TICO BULL - Yes, the State insurer, the Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS),...

Too Many “Gringos” View Costa Rica Through Distorted North American Eyes

Christopher Howard's Live in Costa Rica - It is very easy to look at...

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Legislature Will Begin Discussion On Uber Next Week

The bill presented by the Government through the Ministerio de...

Oscar Arias Leaving the Prosecutor’s Office: “I Ask For Your Understanding”

Visibly shaken, holding his hands tight and crestfallen, the two-time...

Sala IV Orders Treasury To Reveal List of Tax Debtors

Costa Rica's Sala IV (Constitutional Court) ordered the Ministry of...

Emilia Navas On Oscar Arias: ‘It will be investigated like any other case’

Emilia Navas, Costa Rica's Attorney General (Fiscal General), said that...

Costa Rica is “officially amazing” thanks to its Guinness World Records™

Costa Rica is "officially amazing" according to Guinness World Records™....

Young Nicaraguan Refugees Face Hardships in Costa Rica

The Nicaraguan refugee community that grew in Costa Rica in...

Poás Volcano had “episodes of incandescence” this morning (Photos & Video)

The Poás volcano presented episodes of eruptions and incandescence in...

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Costa Rica Banana Production Falls 2% in 2012

Costa Rica exported about 103 million boxes of bananas during...

Ortega Re-elected, Gets His Third Consecutive Term!

The power couple: President Daniel Ortega (r) and vice president-elect,...

The Living Condition of Some in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Although it may seem unbelievable, the photo demonstrates...

2018 Presidential Elections Headed For Second Round

With less than two weeks to the 2018 presidential elections,...

“Platina Bridge” Widening In The Slow Lane

QCOSTARICA (iNews.co.cr) - Motorists who hoped that this time in...

Driver Sentenced To 15 Years For Running Over and Killing Five Students in San Ramon

The driver who hit and killed five youths returning home...

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Illegal mountain constructed atop a 26-story residential building @ Beijing,...

Government Wants ICE To Build Roads and Bridges. Could It Be Possible?

(QCOSTARICA) - President Luis Guillermo Solis is looking to the...

Want To Know Why We Have High Gasoline Prices In Costa Rica?

TICO BULL - Want to know why we have high...

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Carlos plans to travel through Latin America to advocate for Nicaragua and Venezuela

President Carlos Alvarado is considering to travel through Latin America to advocate for a...

Aeronautical Festival in Jacó will offer balloon flights, paragliding and paramotor

The Jacó Air Fest is an aeronautical, cultural, sports and family event, which will...

1953 Poas Volcano Eruption Remembered

Friday marks the 60th anniversary of one of the major...

Mal Pais and Santa Teresa are booming beaches in Costa Rica

I went surfing. In my case, that means looking how...

Costa Rica Mermaid Swims Pacific Coast. For the 7th Time

Costa Rica News - Renate Herberger is a self-described Pagan who...

Four Seasons Papagayo ‘Best Hotel in Central & South America’

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Vogue Brazil Boss Quits After Her BDay Photos Slammed for ‘Praising’ Slavery

Racism-related scandals might seem the latest trend for key players in the fashion world....

Steep pension cuts, tax increases could plunge Nicaragua into recession

In April last, the Ortega regiem announced it was raising payroll taxes and cutting...
Democracy is at risk worldwide. And the economy may be, too. Seventy-one out of the world’s 195 countries saw their democratic institutions erode in...

Brazilian Senator Mulls Court Action Over Rape Comment for Showing Deep Cleavage

A Brazilian senator has faced backlash on social media for...

Insight: How Venezuela turns its useless banknotes into gold

(Reuters) With the country’s economy in meltdown, an estimated 300,000...

Invasion unlikely, but fever builds in Venezuela, Reports

Caracas is a city where everyone knows the dominant political...

Invasion fever in Venezuela

As the Lima Group countries ready for an emergency meeting...

Nayib Bukele Wins Presidental Election in El Salvador

Presidential candidate Nayib Bukele from the Great Alliance for National...

What countries can’t you visit with an American passport?

Yes. Holders of U.S. (American) passports may currently travel to 186 countries without having...

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Taking Care of Your Health While Travelling

Despite being tedious, traveling is fun. It eliminates the monotony, helps you to unwind,...

The Dinosaurs Have Returned to Costa Rica!

We heard their roars at several hundred meters away; little by little were getting...

treehouse-style hotel in Costa Rica has been voted the best in the world by TripAdvisor

Every year at this time TripAdvisor announced the winners of...

ICT launches first outdoor promotional campaign in Madrid

"Yo estoy Pura Vida. Y tú, ¿Cuándo vienes?” (I am...

Costa Rica Tops In Medical Tourism – Getting Medical Care in Another Country

"Medical tourism," or traveling to another country for medical care,...

Apple Vacations Offers Costa Rica Direct Flights From Chicago’s Rockford IL

Chicago's Rockford Airport (RFD) celebrated on Friday the first direct...

Too Many “Gringos” View Costa Rica Through Distorted North American Eyes

Christopher Howard's Live in Costa Rica - It is very easy to look at...

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The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2019 – InternationalLiving.com

“Where should you retire?” We can bet you've asked this question of yourself more...

If you have to work on December 25 and January 1, you will be paid double

While the central government, autonomous agencies and a number of businesses are in holiday...

I Understand Spanish, But I Can’t Speak It Well.

Understanding the language and not speaking it well is actually...

My Two Colones

For the most part, people get extremely concerned when they...

Buying Online From Costa Rica For Products From Abroad. My experience.

(Rico's TICO BULL) Buying online  - internet purchases - may...

She found a chocolate farm in Costa Rica … and stayed

(CNN Business) After graduating with a degree in architecture in...

Yazmin Morales

Yazmin Morales is a former Miss Costa Rica 1994, Señora Costa Rica and Chica...

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Tom Brady & Gisele spent Valentine’s Day in Costa Rica

The Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen hit the beaches of Costa Rica this past...

Oscars 2019: Roma, Yalitza Aparicio

The surprise nomination of non-professional indigenous woman Yalitza Aparicio for this year’s best actress...

Tica Designer Created Swimwear Using Recycled Fishing Nets

Costa Rican designer María Lourdes Castro developed a line of...

In Jacó You Can Get A Burger For US$499

It is common to see hamburger commercials at prices to...

Netflix Announces Price Hike That Includes Susbscribers in Costa Rica

Updated, Jan. 17. Netflix Costa Rica has reached out, informing...

David Cameron Vacationed Christmas & New Years in Costa Rica

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron (2010 to 2016) has...

No Filter Needed III !

No filter is needed to highlight the beauty of Costa Rica. ...

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No Filter Needed IV !

No filter is needed to highlight the beauty of Costa Rica. Photos from Visit Costa...

“My” Full Lunar Eclipse Last Night (Photos)

With clear skies over most of Costa Rica, the total eclipse of the moon...

No Filter Needed II !

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No Filter Needed!

No filter is needed to highlight the beauty of Costa Rica. ...

Turrialba Volcano Eruption December 12 (Photo and Video)

The Turrialba volcano experienced an important eruption in the early hours of Wednesday (December...

politics

U.S. Increases Contribution To Costa Rica To Fight Organized Crime

The United States Congress approved to provide Costa Rica with a US$40.7 million item in the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime during...

High-ranking former official of the Ministry of Justice Denounced For Sexual Abuse

"I was not willing to be part of the people who try to normalize these behaviors in society, when we know they are acts...

That Makes It Nine, The Women Accusing Former President Arias

The list keeps growing. Nine are now the women who have accused former Costa Rica president and Nobel Laureate, Oscar Arias, of rape and...

Oscar Arias Leaving the Prosecutor’s Office: “I Ask For Your Understanding”

Visibly shaken, holding his hands tight and crestfallen, the two-time former president and Nobel Laureate, Oscar Arias Sanchez, left the Fiscalía de Género (Gender...

Sala IV Orders Treasury To Reveal List of Tax Debtors

Costa Rica's Sala IV (Constitutional Court) ordered the Ministry of Finance (Treasury) to reveal the list of tax debtors, including the names and amounts...

business

IBM Announces US$21 Million Investment in IT Service Center Expansion

IBM announced that it will invest US$21 million in expanding the operations of its Security Services Center in Costa Rica, which includes the extension...

Costa Rica Economy Slows Down For The Seventh Consecutive Month

The Costa Rican economy slowed for the seventh month in a row, according to the most recent figures of the Índice Mensual de Actividad...

Construction will become more expensive with tax reform

With the entry into force of the Value Added Tax (VAT) - Impuesto al Valor Agregado (IVA) in Spanish -, all services necessary to...

Sala IV Orders Treasury To Reveal List of Tax Debtors

Costa Rica's Sala IV (Constitutional Court) ordered the Ministry of Finance (Treasury) to reveal the list of tax debtors, including the names and amounts...

Costa Rica: 1.7% Inflation up to January 2019

The consumer price index did not show any major changes in January 2019, as it barely varied by 0.05% with respect to December 2018,...

sports

Keylor Navas Staying Put At Real Madrid, Signs New Deal

For the last few weeks, it’s been claimed that the Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas is unhappy at Real Madrid and keen to leave....

Costa Rica named as a host nation for Gold Cup 2019

Costa Rica's Estadio Nacional (National Stadium) will be the site of the first two Group B matches for next summer's edition of Confederation of...

United States announces Feb. 2 friendly vs. Costa Rica in San Jose (California)

(AP) The United States will play Costa Rica in a friendly on Feb. 2 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California. The match, announced this...

Costa Rica Defeats Peru 3-2 in Friendly

In their last game of the year, Costa Rica defeated Peru 3-2 in a friendly on Tuesday. Jonathan McDonald, Allan Cruz and Joel Campbell led...

The “toughest MTB in the planet” La Ruta de Los Conquistadores Is On!

La Ruta de Los Conquistadores, a grueling mountain bike race that crosses the country from the Pacific to the Caribbean, in underway. The course changes...

TECH

Samsung Teases Galaxy Unpacked 2019 with Captivating Billboards in Paris

Costa Rica - Over the past 10 years, Samsung has established a rich legacy of smartphone innovation that has helped make people’s lives smarter...

Tuyo Movil To Dissappear On January 15

Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Tuyo Movil, owned by Televisora de Costa Rica (Teletica), will be ceasing activities on 15 January. The operator’s customer...

Feeling Ignored For Being On Your Cell Phone? You Are Not Alone.

The cellular phone has become an essential part of life. So much so that 90% of users have it close by, less than a...

BCR Goes “Beep” With The First “Wearable” Banking in Costa Rica

The Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) is the first bank in Costa Rica to make available to its customers the first "wearable" or wearable...

Half of the Costa Rica population does not know how to make transfers and payments online

Nearly 60% in Costa Rica say they do not have any banking app installed on their cellular phone, while half say they do not...