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One Boiled Egg All It Takes To Control Sugar In The Blood

One Boiled Egg All It Takes To Control Sugar In The Blood

QHEALTH – Nearly 350 million adults worldwide have diabetes, according to the newest research published in The Lancet, a British medical journal. Over the past…

Karol Cabalceta: “In Any Little Town You Visit, You Will Always Find Talented People”

Karol Cabalceta: “In Any Little Town You Visit, You Will Always Find Talented People”

QCOSTARICA by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste.com – The life of Karol Cabalceta is very musical with guitars, marimbas and quijongos (a type of musical bow…

Nosara, The Anti-resort Resort Town

Nosara, The Anti-resort Resort Town

QTRAVEL – Dozens of surfboards bobbed on the Pacific waves rolling in as the sun came down on yet another perfectly clear, piping-hot day in…

History Channel Uses Wrong Photo To Promote San Jose, Costa Rica

History Channel Uses Wrong Photo To Promote San Jose, Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA – Does your San José (Costa Rica) look like the photo published on the History Channel? No? Maybe you’ve been living in the wrong…

Costa Rica Enables Stolen Phones Online Check (UPDATED)

QTECH – You just found a great deal on that smartphone you’ve had your heart on. What a great price. It must be my lucky…

The iPhone SE Now Available In Costa Rica

The iPhone SE Now Available In Costa Rica

QTECH – Kölbi (ICE) and Movistar (Telefonica) are the first two to bring the Apple’s new smartphone, the iPhone SE, to Costa Rica. The new…

What to Eat in Costa Rica: Eight Dishes You Shouldn’t Miss

What to Eat in Costa Rica: Eight Dishes You Shouldn’t Miss

QTRAVEL via Travel & Leisure – Costa Rica is well known for its lush rainforests, epic surf spots, and cuddly three-toed sloths, but its food…

The Scientific Reason You Should Take a Beach Vacation

The Scientific Reason You Should Take a Beach Vacation

QTRAVEL – You really don’t need a scientific study to tell you a beach vacation is relaxing, but just in case you do, a new…



Costa Rica Ranked One Of The “More Peaceful” Of The Countries In The World That Are Actually Free From Conflict

Costa Rica Ranked One Of The “More Peaceful” Of The Countries In The World That Are Actually Free From Conflict

QCOSTARICA – Costa Rica is among “more peaceful” of the 162 countries covered by the Institute for Economics and Peace’s (IEP’s) latest study. The country ranks 34 out of 162 countries. The GPI indicators for Costa Rica is 3 out of 5 perceive criminality in society (1 very low, 5 very high) by EIU analysts. […]…

Turrialba Volcano May Be Ready To “Blow”?

Turrialba Volcano May Be Ready To “Blow”?

QCOSTARICA – In the last several days the Turrialba volcano has been relatively calm, continuing to spew ash and gases, but, a much reduced rate…

Great Places To Work In Latin America

Great Places To Work In Latin America

QCOSTARICA – Cisco, the information technology company, is tops among the best 25 multinational companies to work for in Latin America, with 1,710 employees in…

Bus Companies Servicing Guanacaste Beaches Reinforce Fleets for Mid-Year Vacations

Bus Companies Servicing Guanacaste Beaches Reinforce Fleets for Mid-Year Vacations

QCOSTARICA by Henry Morales, Vozdeguanacaste – Mid-year vacations are coming soon and bus companies must work quickly to meet the demand from tourists who hope…

Costa Rica President Solis Keeps Pope Francis Waiting

Costa Rica President Solis Keeps Pope Francis Waiting

QCOSTARICA – Pope Francis got on Friday first hand experience of “tico time” from none other than President Luis Guillermo Solis,  arriving 20 minutes late…

In Italy, Costa Rica President Urges Italian Businessmen To Invest In The Country

In Italy, Costa Rica President Urges Italian Businessmen To Invest In The Country

Moving his visit from England to Italy, Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís, highlighted Thursday the “high potential” of Italy as an importer of Costa…

Legislator Proposes Changes To Child Support Eliminating Jail Time

Legislator Proposes Changes To Child Support Eliminating Jail Time

QCOSTARICA – Legislator Oscar Lopez of the Partido Accesibilidad Sin Exclusión (PASE) is promoting a bill that seeks a change to the Child Support Act…

Arrested 8 Police Officers Suspects Of A Gang Breaking Into Homes

Arrested 8 Police Officers Suspects Of A Gang Breaking Into Homes

QCOSTARICA – Pretending to conduct patrols a group of police officers were part of a gang that broke into homes in Guanacaste and San Jose.…

Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica is ‘killing animals’, former vets say

Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica is ‘killing animals’, former vets say

QCOSTARICA via the INDEPENDENT – The Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica is “killing animals” through neglect, illness, poor food and housing, according to former employee…

Costa Rica  Explains Anti-Doping Agreement Signed with Cuba

Costa Rica Explains Anti-Doping Agreement Signed with Cuba

QCOSTARICA –  The coordinator of National Anti-doping Commission (Comisión Nacional Antidopaje – CONAD CR), Cesar Sanchez, stated today that thanks to an agreement signed by…

Nicaragua No. 1 In Gender Equality In Latin America

Nicaragua No. 1 In Gender Equality In Latin America

Nicaragua is first in Latin America in gender equality and 12th worldwide, according to the 2015 Gender Gap Report, published by the World Economic Forum. Costa Rica is second in Central America, while Guatemala is last. Finland is in first place globally, while Yemen has the greatest inequality among 145 countries. The study considers income, […]…

Mexico’s ‘El Chapo’ on the Border of Extradition?

Mexico’s ‘El Chapo’ on the Border of Extradition?

Q24N by Nathan B. Jones* (InsightCrime.org) Two judges in Mexico have ruled that there is nothing stopping the extradition of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman to…

Why Set Up a Shell Company in Panama?

Why Set Up a Shell Company in Panama?

Q24N (IPS) By Robert J. Burrowes – A previously little-known law firm called Mossack Fonseca, based in Panama, has recently been exposed as one of…

Guatemala is pioneer of fruit and vegetable exports

Guatemala is pioneer of fruit and vegetable exports

(Q24N) FreshPlaza.com –  Frutesa is a Guatemalan company devoted to the export of fresh fruits and vegetables, mainly various types of peas, French green beans…

Central America faces worst dought in 30 years

Central America faces worst dought in 30 years

(EFE) The El Niño weather phenomenon is causing the worst drought in 30 years in Central America’s Dry Corridor, one of the world’s most vulnerable…

Taxis block roads in Uber standoff

Taxis block roads in Uber standoff

TODAY PANAM – The gloves are off between Panama taxi drivers and the Uber system with both sides gearing up to claim their right to…

Italy approves double-taxation treaty with Panama

Italy approves double-taxation treaty with Panama

  TODAY PANAMA – The Italian Parliament approved Tuesday a double taxation treaty that was signed with Panama at the beginning of 2010 and which…

Toncontin: Its Closed, Its Not Closed …

Q24N HONDURAS – The contract signed with the concessionaire of the next international airport of Honduras establishes that the Toncontin international airport must be closed…

Kia Motors To Begin Production of Vehicles at Mexico Plant

Kia Motors To Begin Production of Vehicles at Mexico Plant

(Q24N) MEXICO – Kiaa Motors Corp., South Korea’s second-ranked carmaker, has said it plans to begin production of vehicles at its plant in Mexico. The…

Panamanian Lawyers Condemn U.S. Interference

Panamanian Lawyers Condemn U.S. Interference

TODAY PANAMA –  The National Bar Association (CNA, in Spanish) of Panama today condemned the interference of the US in the country, which they consider…

Eight Signs that Show the End of Venezuela’s Regime Is Near

Eight Signs that Show the End of Venezuela’s Regime Is Near

Closed roads in Caracas come in response to domestic gas shortages. (Runrun.es) (by By Ángel Oropeza Z. Panampost.com) Anyone paying attention to the news in Latin American can see that Venezuela’s Maduro–Cabello administration is soon to be no more, as it is headed down an irreversible path toward self-destruction. But how sure can we be […]…

Venezuela: Food and Medicine Shortages are a Government Policy

Venezuela: Food and Medicine Shortages are a Government Policy

Empty shelves are commonplace in Venezuela (Panampost.com) – Even with the collapse of the price of oil, Venezuela’s total export revenue this year will yield…

Panama Papers: Communist Cuban Officials Also Owned Offshore Firms

Panama Papers: Communist Cuban Officials Also Owned Offshore Firms

via Panampost.com – Further developments in the Panama Papers reveal that officials of the Communist Party of Cuba used a Swiss lawyer to set up…

Sugar shortage cuts Coca-Cola production in Venezuela

Sugar shortage cuts Coca-Cola production in Venezuela

(Q24N) A sugar shortage has forced Coca-Cola to stop producing soft drinks in Venezuela amid an escalating food and energy shortage. Mexican multinational beverage company…

Venezuela, where a hamburger is officially $170

Venezuela, where a hamburger is officially $170

Sign says “no bread” (pan salado in Spanish) Caracas (AFP) – If a visitor to Venezuela is unfortunate enough to pay for anything with a…

Colombia set to begin production of medical marijuana

Colombia set to begin production of medical marijuana

Boyaca, a province in central Colombia, is set to be the first in the country to begin production of medical marijuana, according to local media.…

Colombia OK With “Idiots” and “Cretins” Visiting The Country

Colombia OK With “Idiots” and “Cretins” Visiting The Country

TODAY COLOMBIA – Colombia’s Constitutional Court has dumped a law prohibiting foreign “idiots” and “cretins” from entering the country. The law was adopted in 1920 and stated that foreign…

Climate Change Compounds Humanitarian Crises in Global South

Q24N (IPS) – As the Global South works to overcome a history of weak institutions, armed conflict and poverty-driven forced exodus, key causes of its…

How not to kidnap yourself, extort your parents and get wasted

How not to kidnap yourself, extort your parents and get wasted

A man from northern Colombia went to extreme lengths to get more money from his parents by kidnapping himself and extorting his own family for millions…

Following extreme drought, Colombia now preparing for extreme rainfall

Following extreme drought, Colombia now preparing for extreme rainfall

TODAY COLOMBIA – Colombia is preparing itself for extreme levels of rainfall due to weather phenomenon La Niña following months of extreme drought caused by El…

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QCOSTARICA BLOGS – The First Award Goes to: -Taxing ATM withdrawals. That is right, the executive branch has proposed to the assembly to put a…

Jealousy As A Motivation For Obstructionism

COSTARICA BLOGS – Many of you foreigners living in Costa Rica and reading this blog, will not be as involved in Costa Rican Society as…

[BLOG] A Possible Solution For The Guanacaste Water Shortage?

QCOSTARICA BLOGS – Last Tuesday, May 10th, the President signed a Presidential Decree prohibiting the drilling of new water wells in the Province of Guanacaste,…

[QBLOG] The Dumb and Dumber Awards

QCOSTARICA BLOG – There are a few, okay maybe more than a few things in Costa Rica that earn the “Dumb and Dumber Award” henceforth…

Uber Actually Makes Public Transit Better, But Mostly for the Rich

QCOSTARICA -While in Costa Rica the debate over the legality (or illegality) of Uber continues, an article in Wired.com paints a different picture: Uber and…

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QBLOG – It probably comes as no surprise to any reader, as you would have to be blind not to notice, that there are a…

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