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Ready For The Long Weekend?

Ready For The Long Weekend?

(QCostarica) Monday, July 25,  is a holiday in Costa Rica, the commemoration of the annexation of the province of Guanacaste to Costa Rica, which occurred…

Things I’ve Learned As A Latina In The U.S.

(Matadornetwork) And so it begins… I’m a Latina. Four years ago I filled my bags with what I believed were the things I was going…

Popular Things Do Do in Costa Rica

Popular Things Do Do in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a very popular vacation destination, whether you are looking for complete relaxation or an action packed trip, and visitors to Costa Rica…

Would You Travel Without Your Smartphone? Or Camera? You Are In Need Of A Digital Detox!

Would You Travel Without Your Smartphone? Or Camera? You Are In Need Of A Digital Detox!

(Qtravel) Are you glancing at your phone every five to 10 minutes (if not more frequently) or maybe (like me) staring at a computer screen…

How many U.S. Presidents have visited Costa Rica?

How many U.S. Presidents have visited Costa Rica?

  According to Travels Abroad of the President, Office of the Historian, since 1928 only seven U.S. presidents have visited Costa Rica. They are: Herbert…

The American Dream Was Killing Us…So We Moved to Costa Rica

The American Dream Was Killing Us…So We Moved to Costa Rica

(by Greg Seymour, Internationaliving.com) My lifestyle has changed significantly since moving to Central America three years ago. One reason my wife Jen and I moved…

Cucarachas A Part Of Living in Costa Rica

Cucarachas A Part Of Living in Costa Rica

If you are like many when moving to Costa Rica, the last thing that comes to mind are cockroaches (cucarachas in Spanish) in your house.…

GUNS N´ROSES Coming To Costa Rica!

GUNS N´ROSES Coming To Costa Rica!

Guns N´Roses in Cincinnati, July 6, 2016 COSTA RICA EXTRA On its official website Guns N´Roses announced that they are extending their “Not in this…



Migrant Bottleneck In Costa Rica Waiting To Reach The U.S.

Migrant Bottleneck In Costa Rica Waiting To Reach The U.S.

The following is a story from Agence France-Presse (AFP) on the migrant crisis in Costa Rica, making news around the world.  Hundreds of African migrants (and Haitians pretending to be Africans) live in makeshift camps on the Costa Rica side of the Peñas Blancas border with Nicaragua. The hundreds of Congolese, Senegalese, Ghanahian and Hatian […]…

New Deputy Minister Of Transport Hints At Legalization of Uber in Costa Rica

New Deputy Minister Of Transport Hints At Legalization of Uber in Costa Rica

(QCR) The newly appointed and controversial Deputy Minister of Transport, Liza Castillo, hinted this week of the possibility of the government legalizing Uber in the…

“Mañosos” Aggravate Traffic Congestion In The GAM

“Mañosos” Aggravate Traffic Congestion In The GAM

(QCostarica) The backlog in road infrastructure has turned our roads into real battlefieds, warriors (drivers) battling out positions to get to work on time or…

Tire Imports and Exports in Central America

Tire Imports and Exports in Central America

(Q24N) In 2015 countries in the region imported 130,650 tons of new pneumatic tires, worth US$469 million, while Costa Rica exported 30,626 tons. Data on…

Gasoline Price Drop Approved, Takes Effect Next Week

Gasoline Price Drop Approved, Takes Effect Next Week

(QCostarica) Following the recent “hit” (increase) in gasoline prices, next week we can see some relief. Not much. But every colon counts. Literally. The Autoridad…

Shootout In Limon Dental Office Leaves Two Dead, A Policeman Wounded

Shootout In Limon Dental Office Leaves Two Dead, A Policeman Wounded

(QCostarica) What was behind the shootout inside a dental office in Limon on Thursday, where the assailant and a preschool teacher were killed and a…

Surfer Suffers Brutal Attack By Crocodile in Tamarindo

Surfer Suffers Brutal Attack By Crocodile in Tamarindo

An american surfer had to have his leg amputated after being attacked by a crocodile in Tamarindo beach, Guanacaste on Friday. The first news came…

New Cases of Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue Detected

New Cases of Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue Detected

(QCostarica) The weekly newsletter from the Vector Control Directorate of the Ministry of Health (Dirección de Control de Vectores del Ministerio de Salud) reports that…

Once Again, Costa Rica Named Happiest Country In The World

Once Again, Costa Rica Named Happiest Country In The World

(QCostarica) Once again Costa Rica has been named the most sustainably happy country in the world. Published by the New Economics Foundation, the 2016 Happy…

Cuba Says ‘Normal’ Migration Ties Impossible Without US Policy Changes

Cuba Says ‘Normal’ Migration Ties Impossible Without US Policy Changes

The United States and Cuba will not be able to establish normal migration relations until US ends immigration-related adjustment and admittance programs, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release. On Thursday, Cuban Foreign Affairs Ministry official Josefina Vidal Ferreiro and US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs John Creamer led […]…

El Salvador: Inside The Prison That Guards Are Too Afraid To Enter

El Salvador: Inside The Prison That Guards Are Too Afraid To Enter

The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, is arguably the most notorious street gang in the Western Hemisphere. They are so feared in El Salvador with a…

Cuba Admits Troubles From Shorter Supply of Venezuelan Oil

Cuba Admits Troubles From Shorter Supply of Venezuelan Oil

For the first time, Raúl Castro publicly referred to “contraction” in supply of Venezuelan fuel Cuban President Raúl Castro admitted that the domestic economy undergoes…

Mexico President Claims Homicide Drop Despite Uptick in Killings

Mexico President Claims Homicide Drop Despite Uptick in Killings

The public relations campaign for Mexico’s militarized crackdown on organized crime and its effectiveness in restoring public security continued this week, but the data doesn’t…

Guatemala Business Tycoon Busted for Tax Fraud

Guatemala Business Tycoon Busted for Tax Fraud

One of Guatemala’s most important business figures has been arrested for tax evasion, as the corruption scandals that have rocked the country’s political elite appear…

Votes In Nicaragua “Are Counted Beforehand” Criticizes Writer and Former Ortega Vice-President

Votes In Nicaragua “Are Counted Beforehand” Criticizes Writer and Former Ortega Vice-President

  Nicaraguan writer and former vice-president in the Ortega 1985-1990 administration, Sergio Ramirez. Photo from Facebook In Nicaragua votes “are counted in advance” says Nicaraguan…

Cuba Remains Russia’s Most Trustworthy Partner in Latin America

Cuba Remains Russia’s Most Trustworthy Partner in Latin America

(Sputnik) — Cuba remains the most trustworthy Russian partner in Latin American and Caribbean States, the speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament, Sergei Naryshkin, said Thursday. “Cuba remains…

Russia Denies Trying To Change Military Balance or Encouraging Arms Race in Central America

Russia Denies Trying To Change Military Balance or Encouraging Arms Race in Central America

Russia denied on Monday having an interested in changing the military balance in Latin America or encourage an arms race in the region, with the…

Nicaragua According To The United States: Good, But Bad

Nicaragua According To The United States: Good, But Bad

  The efforts made by the Ortega administration to attract more foreign investment were noted, but warnings were also give regarding deficiencies in the rule…

Venezuela Goes Shopping: To Spend US$100M For Food In Panama

Venezuela Goes Shopping: To Spend US$100M For Food In Panama

(Today Venezuela) With US$100 million dollars in its wallet, the government of Nicolas Maduro is heading to Panama to buy food and personal care products, among others, to fill the shelves of supermarkets in Venezuela. The plan is to negotiate with Panamanian companies interested in selling food and commodities that can come into the country […]…

Insult, Provoke, Repeat: How Donald Trump Became America’s Hugo Chávez

Insult, Provoke, Repeat: How Donald Trump Became America’s Hugo Chávez

Both Donald Trump and Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez broke all the rules of presidential conduct. Composite: Rex Features (The Guardian) He was a one-man media…

Venezuela: Diary of a Desperate Mother Trying To Put Food On The Kitchen Table

Venezuela: Diary of a Desperate Mother Trying To Put Food On The Kitchen Table

The diary of a desperate mother trying to put food on the kitchen table in Venezuela. (Bloomberg) In an effort to illustrate what day-to-day like…

Venezuelans Returning Empty Handed From Colombia. Prices Too High.

Venezuelans Returning Empty Handed From Colombia. Prices Too High.

Venezuelans crossed on Sunday the border bridge Simon Bolivar in San Antonio del Tachira (Venezuela). Many returned hoome empty handed, finding prices in Colombia too…

US Issues Security Warning Over Colombia Truckers Strike

US Issues Security Warning Over Colombia Truckers Strike

The United States issued a security warning for Colombia where an ongoing truckers strike has raised tensions across the South American country. The alert urged US…

Venezuela Government, Experts Clash on Results of Security Operation

Venezuela Government, Experts Clash on Results of Security Operation

Opposition supporters clash with riot police. File photo REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Venezuela’s government has touted the achievements of a militarized security operation that began a…

Colombia to militarize highways after angry truckers block roads

Colombia to militarize highways after angry truckers block roads

After 37 days of failed negotiations between the Colombia’s government and truckers, frustrated truck drivers began blocking roads and the government ordered the military to…

Latest Colombia Drug Boss Arrested in Ongoing Crackdown

Latest Colombia Drug Boss Arrested in Ongoing Crackdown

José Manuel Capera, alias “Nube Negra,” Colombian authorities captured yet another drug boss in the country’s lucrative Eastern Plains, keeping up the pressure on criminal…

Citibank Dispels Doubts Over Accounts Closure

Citibank Dispels Doubts Over Accounts Closure

Citibank additionally claimed they would keep financial relations with Venezuelan customers Following risk assessment, US bank Citibank confirmed the closure of some accounts of Venezuelan…

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I’ve lived in Costa Rica for the past eighteen years, I’m naturalized as a Costa Rican Citizen (I vote in elections), my wife is Costa…

Sundays And Statutory Holidays – Days “To Get Things Done” Tico Style

After eighteen “fun-filled” years of living in Costa Rica, I’ve had an opportunity to witness many differing social norms in Tico Society, from that of…

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Why Are There No Uber Women Drivers In Costa Rica?

  from TICO BULL – Everybody by now knows what Uber is. But can you quickly make a mental picture of a Uber woman driver?…

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