If you get an email with subject “factura electrónica”, careful, it could be a scam

With the age of the “factura electrónica” - electronic invoicing or digital invoice -  in Costa Rica, it has giving rise to a niche...

Ortega is decorated by the Communist Party of Russia for “contributes to peace”

The authoritarian leader of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, was decorated by the Communist Party of...

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

"Medical tourism," or traveling to another country for medical care, is a growing trend....

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Dos Pinos Scaling Down In The Region, Cuts 100 Jobs

The dairy cooperative Dos Pinos centralized the support services of...

Another Gas Price Drop On The Way

The State refinery, Recope, presented this Friday a request for...

Telecable to bring Wi-Fi to 170 sites in Costa Rica

Costa Rican operator Telecable confirmed that it will be bringing...

Tuyo Movil To Dissappear On January 15

Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Tuyo Movil, owned by Televisora...

Poás Volcano Eruption Monday (Video)

The Poás volcano registered activity on Monday afternoon. The Ovsicori...

How many guns can a personal ‘legally’ have in Costa Rica?

Legislators of the Security and Drug Trafficking Commission (Comisión de Seguridad y Narcotráfico) have been engaged in a debate about...

Weekend Mega Police Operation Nets Criminals, Firearms and Drugs

A mega-operation by the Fuerza Publica (National Police) held this...

Ticos Arrested In Kidnapping of American Lived It Up in Spain

The three Costa Ricans - mother, son, and his girlfriend,...

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TICO BULL: Playing Chicken With The Train!

Rico's TICO BULL - In less than a month that the new train level...

Important! How many holidays fall on weekends? Write them down.

Corrected: August 2 is the Día de la Virgen de los Ángeles and October...

Trains And Drivers in Costa Rica Not An Easy Mix

Rico's TICO BULL - Trains and drivers in Costa Rica just don't seem to...

Kudos To President Carlos And Other Ramblings

Rico's TICO BULL - Kudos to President Carlos Alvarado. I was one of the...

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Ortega Top Supreme Court Judge Resigns, Denounces Dictatorship in Nicaragua and Takes Refuge In Costa Rica

The ex-magistrate of Nicaragua's Supreme Court of Justice, Rafael Solis...

From Moravia to Zaragoza: How Did The Alleged Tico Kidnappers Make It To Spain?

He is 25, identified by his last names Morales Vega...

OIJ directs 11 raids in Costa Rica and Spain to locate the owner of missing ‘sportsbook’ owner

The short arm of Costa Rica's Organismo de Investigacion Judicial...

90% of Law Graduates Failed Their Bar Exam

Of the 1,277 law graduates aspiring to become lawyers who...

Sala IV Upholds Remand For Convicted Recope Worker

The Constitutional Court or Sala IV as it is also...

Costa Rica refuses to recognize Maduro’s mandate, despite diplomatic threat from Venezuela

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated that it will not...

BIG Price Drop In Gasoline At Midnight!

At midnight tonight, a sharp decrease in gasoline prices takes...

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Muni To Attack Presidential Veto

COSTA RICA NEWS - A group of 22 constitutional lawyers...

MOPT To “Cleanse” San José Traffic Problems

The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) has announced...

Costa Rica Singer Debi Nova To Host Latin GRAMMY Pre-Show

COSTA RICA EXTRA - Costa Rican singer Debi Nova host...

RECOPE Sells Diesel Fuel That Is Less Polluting But Harmful To Some Engines

Though less polluting, the state refinery Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo...

August 2 Is A “No Paid” Holiday In Costa Rica.

(Rico's TICO BULL) Tuesday, August 2, is a holiday in...

Beaches of Costa Rica: Papagayo Peninsula

The spectacular Papagayo Peninsula is home to two of the...

Jail For Killing A Bird or A Fish? Constitutional Court Says It’s Irrational!

Q COSTA RICA - For the second time, the Constitutional...

Venezuela Declares April 18 ‘Non-working’ Day

TODAY VENEZUELA - To alleviate the power crisis the country...

It Was A Day For Horses In San José!

The traditional day after Christmas (Boxing Day for Canucks) "Tope"...

Turrialba Volcano With 5 Eruptions Since Sunday Afternoon; Airport Closed For 3 Hours

The ash fall from the latest eruption of the Turrialba...

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33 years ago, Costa Rican Franklin Chang traveled to space for the first time

The former NASA astronaut is today, based in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, involved in developing...

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Ticos And The Train!

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LEAPIN’ LIZARDS

One of the joys of living in Costa Rica is the endless variety of...

Paris Hilton Family: We’re Not Coke Smugglers!

Hilton Family Denies Owning Property in Costa Rica, Less Involved...

The Rio Grande Meets The Virilla

The confluence of the Rio Grande (right) and Virilla River...

Creativity Pokes Fun At Johnny Araya

QCOSTARICA HUMOUR - Who was the man in pink, under...

Tow Truck Falls Onto General Cañas Highway

COSTA RICA NEWS - A two truck travelling on the...

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Ortega is decorated by the Communist Party of Russia for “contributes to peace”

The authoritarian leader of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, was decorated by the Communist Party of...

Journalism in Nicaragua Under Siege

MANAGUA (IPS) – Eight months of social and political crisis in Nicaragua have hit...
Latin America is generally viewed as comprising twenty independent sovereign states, stretching from Mexico to Cape Horn. As well as the countries shown in...

“He is a traitor”, Ortega’s reaction to the resignation of Rafael Solís

The resignation of Rafael Solís to his position as magistrate...

Mothers of April Demand Application of Democratic Charter to Ortega

The Mothers of April Association of Nicaragua, formed by women...

Maduro sworn as president but most of the Americas reject his legitimacy

(MercoPress) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn into a second...

Mexico Prepares for New Migrant Exodus Heading to the US

Authorities from Mexico and Central America met Wednesday to prepare...

Maduro: Venezuela Faces Coup Ordered by US, Lima Group Ahead of Inauguration

In a press conference delivered to local and international media,...

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

"Medical tourism," or traveling to another country for medical care, is a growing trend....

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

Chicago's Rockford Airport (RFD) celebrated on Friday the first direct flight to Costa Rica...

4 Costa Rica Beaches In To 50 Beaches In Central America and Caribbean

Often touted as the Mecca of lust-worthy beaches, Central America and the Caribbean beaches...

More Canadians To Hit Costa Rica Beaches With New Direct Flights From Vancouver

The Canadian low-cost airline Sunwing, that also operates seasonal flight...

Juan Santamaría (San Jose) Airport expects 2.5 million tourists

Aeris, the operator of the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO)...

Immigration Control Points Holiday Hours

Costa Rica's immigration service, the Dirección General de Migración y...

This Passport Is Now the World’s Most Powerful

The United Arab Emirates is now home to the world’s...

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...

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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 a very common problem...

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...

A “Clean Well Lighted Place” for a Drink

In my travels, I have been fortunate enough to have...

Maria Fernanda Padilla, Bella Venezolana

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David Cameron Vacationed Christmas & New Years in Costa Rica

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron (2010 to 2016) has been chilling on a...

Charly Jordan Gets Conked With A Shower Head While Vacationing in Costa Rica

CONFIDENTIAL - Charly Jordan, the Los Angeles-based model and DJ, experience a shower failure...

The She and He That Stole The Sighs And Stares At The Tope (Photos)

On Wednesday, the streets of downown San Jose filled with...

Catriona Gray impacts social networks with her ‘no makeup’ photos

The newly crowned Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray has no...

Miss Costa Rica destroyed Steve Harvey At Miss Universe 2018

Steve Harvey can’t live down his Miss Universe mistake, announcing...

The Latinas Of The Miss Universe 2018

The 67th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 17 December...

Costa Rica Celebrates 70 Years Without An Army (Photos)

Costa Rica celebrated on Saturday the 70th anniversary of the abolition of the army...

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Turrialba Volcano Eruption December 12 (Photo and Video)

The Turrialba volcano experienced an important eruption in the early hours of Wednesday (December 12) morning. Ash blew up to 500 meters above the...

Turrialba Volcano Seen From Paraiso This Monday Morning

The Turrialba Volcano seen from Paraiso (Cartago) this Monday morning,...

Turrialba Volcano Eruption December 12 (Photo and Video)

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

Costa Rica Celebrates 70 Years Without An Army (Photos)

Costa Rica celebrated on Saturday the 70th anniversary of the abolition of the army...

politics

How many guns can a personal ‘legally’ have in Costa Rica?

Legislators of the Security and Drug Trafficking Commission (Comisión de Seguridad y Narcotráfico) have been engaged in a debate about the number of guns...

Costa Rica refuses to recognize Maduro’s mandate, despite diplomatic threat from Venezuela

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated that it will not recognize the new term of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela, despite the diplomatic threat made...

Costa Rica’s New Chancellor Will Have A “More Active Role” In The Crisis in Nicaragua and Venezuela

President Carlos Alvarado said on Tuesday his government will give greater impetus to the approach of the crisis in Nicaragua and Venezuela, as part...

161 parties want to participate in the 2020 municipal elections

A total of 161 political parties aspire to participate in the February 2020 municipal elections, to elect mayors, aldermen, and trustees in the 82...

Costa Rica: ‘It’s not Nicaragua Who Determines The Legality of the Application of the Democratic Charter’

Costa Rica rejected the statements of the Nicaraguan Foreign Minister, Denis Moncada, who described as illegal the process that could suspend his country from...

business

Dos Pinos Scaling Down In The Region, Cuts 100 Jobs

The dairy cooperative Dos Pinos centralized the support services of its regional operation in a single unit to standardize the technological processes and for...

If you get an email with subject “factura electrónica”, careful, it could be a scam

With the age of the “factura electrónica” - electronic invoicing or digital invoice -  in Costa Rica, it has giving rise to a niche...

Another Gas Price Drop On The Way

The State refinery, Recope, presented this Friday a request for a price drop in gasoline prices that, if approved, would be in effect next...

BIG Price Drop In Gasoline At Midnight!

At midnight tonight, a sharp decrease in gasoline prices takes effect. The price drop was approved by the Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos...

Costa Rica – Korea Trade To Increase With CABEI Entry, FTA

With South Korea’s recent entry into the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), Costa Rica - a founding member - looks forward to...

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...

politics

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...

How humans fit into Google’s machine future

In 1998, Google began humbly, formally incorporated in a Menlo Park garage, providing search results from a server housed in Lego bricks. It had...