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5 Day Trips for Anyone Visiting Costa Rica

5 Day Trips for Anyone Visiting Costa Rica

1. Arenal Volcano Tours Spend the day hiking through lush rainforest, soaking in geothermal hot springs and cooling off under a beautiful waterfall. There are…

For The Second Year No Carnaval In Puntarenas

For The Second Year No Carnaval In Puntarenas

Q COSTA RICA – For the second year in a row, Puntarenas will not have its “Carnaval” (festival). Danilo Chavarria, president of the Puntarenas city…

An Intro to “Blue Zones”

An Intro to “Blue Zones”

(Q24N) Dan Buettner was born in Minnesota and spent time enjoying the outdoor adventures that Minnesota has to offer. As he grew up, he trekked…

From Costa Rica to Mars: Sandra Cauffman’s NASA Journey

From Costa Rica to Mars: Sandra Cauffman’s NASA Journey

Q COSTA RICA – A great video first published on March 2015 and updated on September 2016, the Sandra Cauffman TEDx PuraVidaJoven talk she gave…

Costa Rica Living In… The World’s Most Welcoming Countries

Costa Rica Living In… The World’s Most Welcoming Countries

Q TRAVEL (By Lindsey Galloway, BBC.com) Costa Rica is among five spots, according to BBC.com, expats will likely be greeted with a warm welcome, a…

Bikini-Clad Hilary Duff in Costa Rica Tropical Getaway (Photos)

Bikini-Clad Hilary Duff in Costa Rica Tropical Getaway (Photos)

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Hilary Duff, 29,  in a s tunning in white bikini bottoms and a matching tank top tied up tight to show…

Meet The Costa Rica Photographer Behind Your Favorite Beyoncé Photos

Meet The Costa Rica Photographer Behind Your Favorite Beyoncé Photos

(Remezcla.com) On Wednesday, February 1, Beyoncé notched another collective internet meltdown when she unexpectedly posted an Instagram photo announcing her pregnancy. The next day, she…

U.S. to Costa Rica For Under $200 Round-Trip

U.S. to Costa Rica For Under $200 Round-Trip

Q COSTA RICA TRAVEL- FLIGHT DEALS (Cntraveler.com) Sun, sand, beach. Sun, sand, beach. After winter storms on the East Coast, we have a new mantra…

Tamarindo Goes For Ecological Blue Flag

Tamarindo Goes For Ecological Blue Flag

Q COSTA RICA (Tamarindo News) The Chamber of Commerce and Tourism of Tamarindo (CCTT) will soon present the application for the Ecological Blue Flag Award,…

We Quit Our Jobs and Moved to Costa Rica Before Turning 30

We Quit Our Jobs and Moved to Costa Rica Before Turning 30

Q COSTA RICA – At the ripe age of 28 years old, my wife (then girlfriend) and I quit our jobs. We hopped on a…

6 Magical Places To Watch The Sunset In Latin America

6 Magical Places To Watch The Sunset In Latin America

(Q TRAVEL) By Simon Williams – Latin America boasts some of the worlds most postcard worthy beaches, particularly in Brazil and Costa Rica. As top…


Gruesome Shark Finning Discovery Leads To Major Legal Victory For Sharks

Gruesome Shark Finning Discovery Leads To Major Legal Victory For Sharks

Q COSTA RICA (Fusion.net) San Jose – On February 7th, a Costa Rican judge delivered the country’s first-ever prison sentence for illegal trade in shark fins. After a lengthy judicial battle, a Taiwanese-born businesswoman was sentenced to serve six months of jail time over a fishing-haul of 652 shark fins detached from the animals’ bodies, […]…

Costa Rica In Top 10 Favourite Destinations Of ‘Youngest American To Visit Every Country In The World’

Costa Rica In Top 10 Favourite Destinations Of ‘Youngest American To Visit Every Country In The World’

Q COSTA RICA – At 18, Cassie spent her first year of college in Costa Rica, her college experience starting off at Long Island Universities…

Divorce In Costa Rica: Until Death Do Us Part?

Divorce In Costa Rica: Until Death Do Us Part?

Q COSTA RICA – For almost three decades, divorce has grown in Costa Rica. How many legal break ups are there per 100 marriages ?…

“Touching Without Consent” Is A Crime in Costa Rica

“Touching Without Consent” Is A Crime in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA – In Costa Rica, touching, without consent (Acariciar sin consentimiento in Spanish), the waist and back and any other body part of…

GlaxoSmithKline Announces Relocation Of Costa Rica Manufacturing Plant

GlaxoSmithKline Announces Relocation Of Costa Rica Manufacturing Plant

Q COSTA RICA – GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will be moving from Costa Rica its manufacturing plant and 150 jobs to other plants in Latin America, confirmed…

The War Is On: Taxis Ready To Battle It Out With Uber Drivers

The War Is On: Taxis Ready To Battle It Out With Uber Drivers

Q COSTA RICA – On Wednesday, the Constitutional Court or Sala IV as it is popularly known, declared law 8955 that regulates the Servicio Especial…

‘Platina’ Bridge Will Be Ready April 30, Minister of Transport Promises

‘Platina’ Bridge Will Be Ready April 30, Minister of Transport Promises

Q COSTA RICA – Blaming Hurricane Otto as the main reason for the delays, the Minister of Transport, Carlos Villalta, promised the “platina’ bridge will…

Costa Rica Has The SLOWEST Mobile Internet On The Planet; Report

Costa Rica Has The SLOWEST Mobile Internet On The Planet; Report

Q COSTA RICA – Your mobile Internet connection in Costa Rica too slow and too costly? Feel that accessing Facebook, YouTube, Netflix, Waze, Instagram, Twitter…

Pedestrian Deaths Doubled  In The First Month of 2017

Pedestrian Deaths Doubled In The First Month of 2017

Q COSTA RICA – The lack of sidewalks, bad drivers, lack of enough police presence, negligence, recklessness and irresponsible actions by some have resulted in…

Australia May Not Take Central American Refugees in Costa Rica in U.S. Deal

Australia May Not Take Central American Refugees in Costa Rica in U.S. Deal

Q COSTA RICA – The 200 Central American refugees offered temporary protection in Costa Rica and to be taken in by Australia, are getting caught…

After Censorship and Blocked Visas, Award Ceremony in Cuba Honoring Dissident Payá Held in Secret

Approximately 50 people attended the event, including Cuban opponents, journalists and diplomats from Sweden, the Czech Republic and the United States(Martinoticias) TODAY CUBA – A ceremony to honor the late Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá carried on Thursday despite that island officials denied a visa to Secretary of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro and important Chilean […]…

Trump Administration Stumbles On Mexico Message

Trump Administration Stumbles On Mexico Message

(Q24N) United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly held meetings with Mexican Government officials Thursday in Mexico City,…

Nicaragua Deepens Research on Earthquakes

Nicaragua Deepens Research on Earthquakes

TODAY NICARAGUA (PL) The authorities of Nicaragua intended to deepen research on earthquakes, based on a comparative study on the incidence of these phenomena in…

How Life Has Changed For These Cuban Women Over 20 years

How Life Has Changed For These Cuban Women Over 20 years

Norma Guillard. Credit: Matt Rogers (TODAY CUBA) Cuba had a big year in 2016 — beginning with a visit by President Barack Obama and ending…

Arizona Family Moving to Nicaragua To Get Away From Trump’s America

Arizona Family Moving to Nicaragua To Get Away From Trump’s America

The Krump family is shown here in Granada, Nicaragua, in 2016. Photo Credit: Krump family (TODAY NICARAGUA) Since Kristina Krump and her husband, Nicholas, started…

Nicaragua Backs Climate-change Proof Coffee

Nicaragua Backs Climate-change Proof Coffee

Photo Nguyen Huy Kham / Reuters TODAY NICARAGUA – Climate change has forced governments around the world to make tough decisions to guarantee their long-term…

Closing of Private School in Honduras Linked to Extortion

Closing of Private School in Honduras Linked to Extortion

(Q24N) Insightcrime.org – The temporary closing of a private school in Honduras may have been due to the imposition of what administrators are calling a…

Panama Crackdown on Human Trafficking

Panama Crackdown on Human Trafficking

Panama’s Deputy Director of the Judicial Investigation Department, Manuel Bonome TODAY POANAMA (Prensa Latina) The present strategy against human trafficking has allowed Panama to rescue…

Did The Simpsons Just Predict Mexico’s Next President?

Did The Simpsons Just Predict Mexico’s Next President?

(Q24N) Panampost.com – The new season of The Simpsons is about to start and an image has been spreading around social media showing Andrés Manuel…

Cuban Hotels Among Best All-Inclusives of the Caribbean

Cuban Hotels Among Best All-Inclusives of the Caribbean

TODAY CUBA (Varadero, Cuba)  Two hotels in this resort, the largest and most important in Cuba, stand out today in the All-Inclusive Resorts in the…

Venezuela Loses Right to Vote in the UN Until it Pays its Debts

Venezuela Loses Right to Vote in the UN Until it Pays its Debts

T Heavily in arrears, Venezuela will temporarily lose its right to vote at the United Nations (Alba Ciudad). ODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuela’s right to vote has been suspended at the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) after racking up a debt of USD $24 million. This is the second time in three years that […]…

Argentina Officials Raid Uber Offices

Argentina Officials Raid Uber Offices

(Q24N) Uber’s offices across Buenos Aires faced heavy raids last week, a measure taken in response to pressure from taxi unions, many officials claim. “They…

Fact Checking Venezuelan Passports-to-Terrorists Allegations

Fact Checking Venezuelan Passports-to-Terrorists Allegations

Venezuela may have given passports to people with ties to terrorism – CNN.com TODAY VENEZUELA – Over the past two weeks, a familiar narrative has…

Nicolas Maduro Warns Trump to Back Down from Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro Warns Trump to Back Down from Venezuela

I do not want to fight with Donald Trump, Venezuela wants respectful relations,” Maduro said, “but if they attack us, we are not going to…

Brazil to Acquire Vietnamese Robusta Coffee

Brazil to Acquire Vietnamese Robusta Coffee

(Q24N)  Prensa Latina – Brazil will import robust coffee from Vietnam as part of purchases to meet the demand of the domestic industry of that…

El Chapo, Story Of A Kingpin

El Chapo, Story Of A Kingpin

(Q24N) Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong – Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera – aka “El Chapo” – currently faces 17 drug…

Italian Wine With Coca From Bolivia

Italian Wine With Coca From Bolivia

(Q24N) Bolivian Minister of Development Planning, Mariana Prado, informed here that representatives of the enterprise Vino Mariani of Italy, are interested in elaborating their products…

Legislator Charges CNN with Conspiracy Against Venezuela Sovereignty

Legislator Charges CNN with Conspiracy Against Venezuela Sovereignty

Legislator Tania Díaz TODAY VENEZUELA – National Assembly (AN) deputy Tania Díaz accused CNN today of leading a media propaganda to the service of the…

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects Statements by Argentine President

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects Statements by Argentine President

Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodríguez TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has rejected statements by Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri, considering them…

Inflation in Venezuela in 2016 estimated at 404%

Inflation in Venezuela in 2016 estimated at 404%

Torino Capital argues, however, that “whether Venezuela was in hyperinflation last year is of course a different question of whether it will eventually end up…

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The Alternative Fact” Of The ‘Platina’

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Best place to retire: Florida, Costa Rica or Mars? I’ve never been to Mars, so Mars it is. (RICO’S JOURNAL) Ok, the title is a…

Our Economy: Myth and Reality

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Bus Drivers Take Advantage of Impunity To Talk On Cell Phone While Driving

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In Costa Rica, It Is OK To Drive And Kill

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How The Trump Era Will Affect Life in Costa Rica

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President Solis Serenades La La Land’s Emma Stone To Visit Costa Rica

COSTA RICA EXTRA – In October 2016, oscar winning actress said…

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An Intro to “Blue Zones”

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Bikini-Clad Hilary Duff in Costa Rica Tropical Getaway (Photos)

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Cuba’s Flying Pizza

RICO’S JOURNAL – Watching this video brought back memories of my…

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‘Hugo Chavez, El Comandante’: The Man Behind The Myth

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