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Vamos Car  Rental Shares View to Serve Manuel Antonio

Vamos Car Rental Shares View to Serve Manuel Antonio

QCOSTARICA – (Newswire.net) Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas — Vamos Rent-A-Car has partnered with the Costa Verde Hotel in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica to offer complimentary services…

Tom Brady Goes Shirtless in Costa Rica Beach Stroll

Tom Brady Goes Shirtless in Costa Rica Beach Stroll

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Tom Brady shows off his body while going shirtless at the beach on Sunday (March 22) in Costa Rica. The 37-year-old…

Scott Disick Ditches Rehab To Party In San José

Scott Disick Ditches Rehab To Party In San José

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Scott Disick was spotted partying in Costa Rica on Sunday, shortly after ditching a local rehab facility after less than a…

Movistar Launches Napster in Costa Rica

Movistar Launches Napster in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA – Movistar Costa Rica has launched the Napster subscription-based music service. Napster Costa Rica offers unlimited access to over 32 million songs globally through…

Almost 35.000 Have Already Registered Their Prepaid Cell Phone Line

Almost 35.000 Have Already Registered Their Prepaid Cell Phone Line

QCOSTARICA – Starting as voluntary system, on March 1, it became mandatory for all active users of prepaid cell phone lines to register their number…

How Travel Inspired A Downsize Lifestyle

How Travel Inspired A Downsize Lifestyle

QCOSTARICA – M. Terry Bowman, 51, an occupational therapist, writer and photographer in San Francisco, told Forbes how traveling with a boyfriend to Costa Rica…

Parque Nacional Volcán Irazú (Photos)

Parque Nacional Volcán Irazú (Photos)

QCOSTARICA- Photos sent to us by a reader from their most recent visit to the Irazú volcano, an active volcano close to the city of…



Government Says Playa Naranjo Ferry Service Will Be Restored Next Week

Government Says Playa Naranjo Ferry Service Will Be Restored Next Week

UPDATE: March 27, 2015 – The ferry service will resume on Sunday, March 29, says Coonatamar and with additional trips throughout Semana Santa, leaving th Puntarenas dock at 6:30am, 10:00am, 2:30pm and 7:30pm and from Playa Naranjo at: 8:00am, 12:30pm, 5:30pm and 9:00pm. On Saturday, authorities will test (without passengers) the temporary dock to ensue […]…

Thieves Make Hole In Wall To Steal Television From Downtown San Jose Bar

Thieves Make Hole In Wall To Steal Television From Downtown San Jose Bar

QCOSTARICA – With the intent of stealing a television set from a bar in downtown San José, two men opened a hole in the wall…

Catholic Church Launches Campaign Against In Vitro Fertilization

Catholic Church Launches Campaign Against In Vitro Fertilization

QCOSTARICA – The Episcopal Conference of the Catholic Church in Costa Rica (Conferencia Episcopal de Costa Rica) has fired its first gun in a new…

Costa Rica Still Attracting Service Centres

Costa Rica Still Attracting Service Centres

QCOSTARICA – There has been an increase and there are now 122 international companies which have invested in the operation of 140 call centres and…

How Much Do Companies in Costa Rica Pay Their Workers?

How Much Do Companies in Costa Rica Pay Their Workers?

QCOSTARICA – Product marketing companies are paying the highest average monthly salary, ¢1.193.000 (US$2,230,) followed by those in the technology, ¢1.159.960 (US$2,170) and communications sector and…

Differences Of Up To 152% On Identical Products For Easter, MEIC Warns

QCOSTARICA – Easter is one of the two major Christian holidays and means different things to different people. For retailers, Easter means consumer spending, including…

Vulcanologist Erupts At Gag Order

Vulcanologist Erupts At Gag Order

QCOSTARICA – The Oct. 30 awakening of Turrialba Volcano is not the only thing that is under pressure and is ready to erupt. A young…

Costa Rica Dimisses Ambassador To Venezuela For Personal Comments

Costa Rica Dimisses Ambassador To Venezuela For Personal Comments

QCOSTARICA – Speaking from the heart has cost the Costa Rican ambassador to Venezuela, Federico Picado Gómez, his job. Last week Picado gave his personal…

Consumption in Central America: Some Rise and Others Fall

Consumption in Central America: Some Rise and Others Fall

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS – In 2014 the volume of household consumption increased by 16% in Nicaragua, 7% in El Salvador, 5% in Panama and 6% in Guatemala, while in Costa Rica and Honduras it fell by 1% and 5%, respectively. Panama stands out because of the rapid growth of its economy in recent years, which […]…

Canal Poses New Challenge to Ortega’s Power in Nicaragua

Canal Poses New Challenge to Ortega’s Power in Nicaragua

  TODAY NICARAGUA – Ometepe, Nicaragua — On the windy shore of Lake Nicaragua, farmer Dayton Guzman surveys the vast expanse of water his family…

“No New Taxes” Panama Promises

“No New Taxes” Panama Promises

TODAY PANAMA – In a meeting with private sector representatives, President Varela said he will not establish new taxes over the next four years. The…

Nicaragua Responds To Requests To Lower Electricity Rates

Nicaragua Responds To Requests To Lower Electricity Rates

TODAY NICARAGUA – The Ortega administration has attended to the demands of the real estate sector and sent to the Assembly a bill, Ley de…

Oil Exploration Agreement in Nicaragua

Oil Exploration Agreement in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – The Nicaraguan Oil Company has signed a cooperation agreement with a Canadian company for exploration of oil and gas. Following the agreement…

El Salvador Approves Law Against Extortion

The Legislature has passed a law authorizing the Attorney General to carry out investigations on its own initiative, without the need for a formal complaint.…

President of Panama Vetoes Free Parking

President of Panama Vetoes Free Parking

TODAY PANAMA – Citing it as unconstitutional and inconvenient the Executive has objected to two articles of a bill which aims to make it compulsory…

Central American’s Low Productivity

CENTRAL AMERICA – Low productivity in Central American economies is the barrier which needs to be overcome if we want to grow in a sustainable…

Maduro to Ask Obama “End Conspiracy Against Venezuela”

Maduro to Ask Obama “End Conspiracy Against Venezuela”

TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said on Thursday that he would ask his US counterpart Barack Obama to hand over some fugitives of the Venezuelan justice who are allegedly heading a “conspiracy hub” against the Venezuelan economy. Maduro asserted that in the upcoming Summit of the Americas in Panama, he would also demand […]…

Russia Heads to Latin America To Find Salve For Sanctions

Russia Heads to Latin America To Find Salve For Sanctions

LATIN AMERICA NEWS (Moscow) — Russia took its global charm offensive to Latin America this week, as the Kremlin seeks to counter Western sanctions over…

Colombian Among Casualties in French Alps Airplane Crash

Colombian Among Casualties in French Alps Airplane Crash

TODAY COLOMBIA – One Colombian woman was on the Germanwings airplane that crashed in the French Alps on Wednesday, killing all 150 on board, local…

Bogota Covered in 60 cm (24 Inches) of Snow and Ice

Bogota Covered in 60 cm (24 Inches) of Snow and Ice

TODAY COLOMBIA  – Colombia’s capital Bogota was surprised on Sunday by a major hail storm that covered the south of the city with a 60…

How Malbec Colonized South America

How Malbec Colonized South America

Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, Malbec has become one of the most popular wine imports to the American market. I had a wine…

‘Crime without Punishment': Brazil’s Massive Contraband Trade

‘Crime without Punishment': Brazil’s Massive Contraband Trade

LATIN AMERICA  – An investigation into Brazil’s massive contraband trade highlights the scope of the problem and the modus operandi of smuggling networks responsible for…

Maduro In “Open English” To His Nation

Maduro In “Open English” To His Nation

Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, sparks laughter in the social networks for his English pronunciation, as he rallies Venezuelans in sending a message to President Barak…

VENEZUELA: How They See Us Abroad

VENEZUELA: How They See Us Abroad

TODAY VENEZUELA – The government of Nicolás Maduro is under observation. His infant tenure as president has been the focus of debate in various international…

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[OP-ED] Please Educate Me, Why?

I guess this could be re-titled what goes through their minds when making decisions, any decision. From the legislators (Asemblea) to every minister and autonomous…

[BLOG] Breast Cancer And Therapy in Costa Rica

QCOSTA RICA BLOG – It is hard to find a female over 40 that does not want or need a mammogram. And, if positive: help!…

Why Aren’t Flights Diverted to the Liberia Airport????

TICO BULL – The closure of the San José (Juan Santamaria – SJO) international airport due to the volcanic ash from the Turrialba has caused…

NOT The Way To Go Costa Rica, To Tax Electricity, Water, Rents and Health

TICO BULL – One of the issues made clear by both foreign and national businesses, is that Costa Rica has to cut its electricity rates.…

[BLOG] Role Of The Press in Democratic Societies

QCOSTARICA BLOG – During this past week, we’ve listened to our esteemed President, Don Luis Guillermo Solis, angrily denounce the press in Costa Rica, for…


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Tom Brady Goes Shirtless in Costa Rica Beach Stroll

Tom Brady Goes Shirtless in Costa Rica Beach Stroll

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Tom Brady shows off his body while…

Scott Disick Ditches Rehab To Party In San José

Scott Disick Ditches Rehab To Party In San José

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Scott Disick was spotted partying in Costa…

This Cooking Trick Cuts Rice Calories in Half

This Cooking Trick Cuts Rice Calories in Half

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Rice is the most widely consumed staple…

How Travel Inspired A Downsize Lifestyle

How Travel Inspired A Downsize Lifestyle

QCOSTARICA – M. Terry Bowman, 51, an occupational therapist, writer and…

MAP: The Most Popular Beer In Every Country

MAP: The Most Popular Beer In Every Country

COSTA RICA EXTRA – After publishing our guide to America’s most…

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Evangelical Pastor Accused of Sexual Abuse In Guanacaste

Evangelical Pastor Accused of Sexual Abuse In Guanacaste

QCOSTARICA – Three adult men and an adolescent have accused a 46-year-old Evangelical pastor in…

Love That Breaks Social Rules

Samara Residents Seek to End Mother’s Day

Airport Neighborhood Residents Demand Road Improvements

It’s Time Limón To Awaken!

Ferry Service Between Puntarenas and Playa Naranjo Suspended

Sixaola To Get New Border Bridge In 2017


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