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“The Walking Dead” Vacationing On The Beaches of Costa Rica

“The Walking Dead” Vacationing On The Beaches of Costa Rica

(qCOSTA RICA EXTRA) – Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun and Norman Reedus, the actors who annihilate zombies in the American series “The Walking Dead” television series,…

QToons: “Problem Solved”

QToons: “Problem Solved”

This caricature offers up a solution to the CNFL, the power and light company division of ICE and losses incurred in the operation of the…

Working Out The Problem (Photos)

Working Out The Problem (Photos)

Fotos from: Cariari Epicentro Facebook page…

Program Seeks To Reduce Waiting Time For Travelers To The United States

Program Seeks To Reduce Waiting Time For Travelers To The United States

(qCOSTARICA) Travelling to the United States from Costa Rica by air, especially for business, could be streamlined if the global entry program being discussed by…

Costa Rica Has 2.7 Million Registered Facebook Users

Costa Rica Has 2.7 Million Registered Facebook Users

(qCOSTARICA) – Some 2.7 million people in Costa Rica have a Facebook account, according to a study by iLifebelt, which had been analyzing the use…

President Solis Has Wasp Discovered in Guanacaste Named After Him

President Solis Has Wasp Discovered in Guanacaste Named After Him

(qCOSTARICA) By Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste – President Luis Guillermo Solis was not only given The e piglet “Daniela” as a pet, but now he…

Nosara Tourist Police and Public Force Have Four More Officers and Two New Patrol Cars

Nosara Tourist Police and Public Force Have Four More Officers and Two New Patrol Cars

(qCOSTARICA) By Wilberth Villalobos, Vozdeguanacaste – Although Minister of Security Gustavo Mata thinks the district of Nosara does not have a high crime rate compared…

Palmares celebrates Its 127th!

Palmares celebrates Its 127th!

    The city, founded in 1888, lies at an elevation of 1,017 meters above sea level in the Central Valley (Valle Central), 6 kilometers…



The Tico Immigrant

The Tico Immigrant

(QCOSTARICA) – The number of Costa Ricans living the United States has almost doubled in the last decade, from 68.588 in 2000 to 126.448 in 2010, according to the latest U.S. census. Costa Ricans born in the United States are the major driver behind the increase, since emigration did not show greater variations over the […]…

Porteadores Call For Violence Against Traffic Officials; Uber Announces Meeting With Ministry of Transport

Porteadores Call For Violence Against Traffic Officials; Uber Announces Meeting With Ministry of Transport

(QCOSTARICA) – The decision by the government to renew only 1,324 of the 2,562 permits of informal taxis may lead to violence when traffic officials…

Company May Be Forced To Remove Parabuses Due To Failure To Renew Contract With the Municipality of San Jose

Company May Be Forced To Remove Parabuses Due To Failure To Renew Contract With the Municipality of San Jose

(QCOSTARICA) – The parabuses (bus stops) that provide passengers in San Jose with a place to rest and shelter from the elements while waiting for…

Former President Laura Chinchilla Upset At Nicaragua’s Detention and Torture of Ticos

Former President Laura Chinchilla Upset At Nicaragua’s Detention and Torture of Ticos

(qCOSTARICA) – Upset and indignant is the reaction by former President Laura Chinchilla following reports of Costa Ricans being held detained and even imprisoned in…

AyA Says It Cannot Touch Employee Salaries Or Reduce Payroll

AyA Says It Cannot Touch Employee Salaries Or Reduce Payroll

(qCOSTARICA) Unlike the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), the state water and sewer utility – the Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA)  – had a different reaction…

Correos de Costa Rica Diversified Strategy Results In Growth

Correos de Costa Rica Diversified Strategy Results In Growth

(qCOSTARICA) Despite the signigicant drop in Costa Rica in sending letters by mail, the Correos de Costa Rica (Post Office) has not thrown in the…

Faith Moves Mountains, But Moutains Don’t Walk Back.

Faith Moves Mountains, But Moutains Don’t Walk Back.

(qCOSTARICA) Another “romeria” has come and gone. So much has been written about the getting there, little is known about getting back. What are some…

Government Intent On Boosting Tourism With Convention Centre

Government Intent On Boosting Tourism With Convention Centre

(qCOSTARICA) In the next three years the government will try to make inroads in the country’s convention industry, a potential market identified years ago, but…

5.9 Panama – Colombia Border Quake Damages 30 Homes

5.9 Panama – Colombia Border Quake Damages 30 Homes

At least thirty homes and a power supply line were damaged in the northwest of Colombia when a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit the Colombia-Panama border on Tuesday evening. According to Colombia’s disaster agency UNGRD, parts of the jungle region of the Choco province are without electricity while repairmen fix the broken electricity cable. The mayor […]…

Nicaragua Business Sectors Complains Of New Customs Barriers

Nicaragua Business Sectors Complains Of New Customs Barriers

(TODAY NICARAGUA) The Nicaraguan private sector claims that customs is demanding that form be completed in English, and they are charging for import certificates in…

Did EL Chapo Escape Or Deliberately Released From Prison?

Did EL Chapo Escape Or Deliberately Released From Prison?

(Q24N) To the world outside Mexico the elaborate escape of the mos-wanted criminal from a maximum security prison is a like a crime thriller, slipping…

Nicaragua: Coffee Exports Up 37%

Nicaragua: Coffee Exports Up 37%

(TODAY NICARAGUA) Between October and May the 2014/15 crop exports totaled $278 million, 37% more than in the same period of the previous harvest. According…

Specialty Coffee in Nicaragua

Specialty Coffee in Nicaragua

  (TODAY NICARAGUA) A consortium of national and international agencies has proposed a plan to improve the quality and productivity of Nicaraguan specialty coffees and…

Fidel Castro Visits Cheese-Makers in Rare Public Appearance

Fidel Castro Visits Cheese-Makers in Rare Public Appearance

(TODAY CUBA) HAVANA — Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, visited 19 cheese masters for four hours on Friday in a rare trip outside his…

Panama ponders on accepting oil or gas from Venezuela to settle accounts

Panama ponders on accepting oil or gas from Venezuela to settle accounts

(TODAY PANAMA) Swap of oil or natural gas for the millions of dollars owed by Venezuela to Panamanian businesses is among the options to settle…

Nicaraguan Intellectuals Reaffirm Support to Ecuador

The Nicaraguan chapter of the Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humankind expressed today its full support to the Government of…

Taxis in Colombia Hold Protest Strike Against Uber

Taxis in Colombia Hold Protest Strike Against Uber

TODAY COLOMBIA – Taxi drivers across Colombia went on strike on Wednesday to protest the app-based taxi booking service Uber. In the capital Bogota, the strike coincided with protests by bus drivers. Authorities in Bogota, a city of 7 million with major congestion issues, announced to be on high alert and to intervene is the […]…

Volcanic Ash Forces Airport Closures in Colombia

Volcanic Ash Forces Airport Closures in Colombia

TODAY COLOMBIA – Bogota (AFP) – Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted in an ash cloud on Sunday, prompting authorities to temporarily close two airports…

El Chapo’s Colombia Drug Trade Partners

El Chapo’s Colombia Drug Trade Partners

TODAY COLOMBIA – Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel of the recently escaped “El Chapo” has a number of business partners across Colombia responsible for the export of…

Cartagena Wants To Ban Topless Tourists

Cartagena Wants To Ban Topless Tourists

(TODAY COLOMBIA) Cartagena lawmakers want tourists to cover-up, concerned over the impressionability of children living in one of Colombia’s most popular holiday destinations. A bill…

July 20th, Colombia’s Independence Day

July 20th, Colombia’s Independence Day

(TODAY COLOMBIA) Today is Colombia’s independence day (July 20th), so we at Today Colombia want to clear up some misconceptions of Colombia. 1. It’s spelled…

Colombia: Suspect Of Murdering Priest Inside Church Nearly Lynched To Death

Colombia: Suspect Of Murdering Priest Inside Church Nearly Lynched To Death

(TODAY COLOMBIA) A priest who used to be mayor of the northern Colombian city of Monteria was stabbed to death inside a church, local media…

Colombia Suspends Demining

Colombia Suspends Demining

(TODAY COLOMBIA) Colombia on Wednesday provisionally suspended a pilot program that seeks the removal of landmines with the help of FARC rebels after one soldier…

In The Town Of Amaranto, Antioquia Marriage Is Only Between Cousins

In The Town Of Amaranto, Antioquia Marriage Is Only Between Cousins

(TODAY COLOMBIA) A tradition of marriage and procreation between cousins in a small town in western Colombia has resulted in 200 from just one family,…

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Utility Poles In The Middle Of The Street, A Common Practice In The Land of Pura Via

Not that this could happen only in Costa Rica, utility posts in the middle of the street, like this on in San Antonio de Escazú,…

Why Is The Caja Always Broke?

(qCOSTARICA BLOGS) The CAJA, or Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social, as it is more correctly and formally referred to, is probably the most powerful Government…

I’m At 10 And Loving It!

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Selective Transparency

(qCOSTA RICA BLOGS) As my wife of many years would complain, “Juancito, you have selective Alzheimer’s.” True and Costa Rica is not far behind with…

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“The Walking Dead” Vacationing On The Beaches of Costa Rica

“The Walking Dead” Vacationing On The Beaches of Costa Rica

(qCOSTA RICA EXTRA) – Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun and Norman Reedus,…

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La Casona de Laly in Escazu Closed!

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The Top 10 Gadgets of Ticos

(qCOSTARICA TECH) The La Nacion, in an article earlier this month,…

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Roasted Chickpeas – Super Simple High Protein Snack!

(COSTA RICA EXTRA) Chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) are the main ingredient…

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(QCOSTARICA) looking for something to do in San Jose today, then…

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