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The “Mexicou” According To Trump Supporters

The “Mexicou” According To Trump Supporters

QCOSTARICA HUMOUR – Mexico’s online satirical publication, El Deforma.com, has produced a map of that county according to “gringos who vote for Donald Trump”. “At…

145,000 Thousand Without Water Today (Friday)

145,000 Thousand Without Water Today (Friday)

QCOSTARICA – If you live in Santa Ana, Escazú, Alajuelita or Desamparados and there is not water coming out of your faucet, The Acueductos y…

QToons: The President’s Closet

QToons: The President’s Closet

QCOSTARICA – We’ve seen President Luis Guillermo Solis don a number of different outfits, but seldom do we see him with the presidential sash. If…

Costa Rica Doctors Reconstruct Man’s Penis Using Tissue From His Forearm

QCOSTARICA – Using tissue from an arm, Costa Rican doctors were able to reconstruct a man’s penis after losing most of his male organ in…

UFO Visits Costa Rica After Turrialba Volcano Eruption

UFO Visits Costa Rica After Turrialba Volcano Eruption

QCOSTARICA – The Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica’s Cartago Province violently erupted on March 12, 2015. Numerous explosions over the next several days sent ash…

How Much Coffee You’d Have To Drink To Literally Kill Yourself?

How Much Coffee You’d Have To Drink To Literally Kill Yourself?

QCOSTARICA – Lucky  you if you’ve never drank so much coffee that you fear for your life. For the rest of us, AsapScience let us…



It Turns Out “Unjustly” Convicted Park Ranger Is Also Being Investigated For Drug Trafficking and Murder

It Turns Out “Unjustly” Convicted Park Ranger Is Also Being Investigated For Drug Trafficking and Murder

QCOSTARICA – The park ranger (guardaparques in Spanish), Mauricio Steller, convicted this week by the Osa Criminal Court to 12 years in prison for the attempted murder of a poacher, may not be so clean after all. His lawyer, criminal lawyer Juan Diego Castro, who attempted to rally the injustice of convicting an innocent victim […]…

President Solis Called A Liar For Backtracking On Promise To Fire Lacklustre Ministers

President Solis Called A Liar For Backtracking On Promise To Fire Lacklustre Ministers

QCOSTARICA  – “Ministers who do not meet the expectations will be gone on 1 May,”  were the words of President Luis Guillermo Solis on November…

Costa Rica’s Fire Fighters in Action (Photos)

Costa Rica’s Fire Fighters in Action (Photos)

  QCOSTARICA – It was minutes after 8:00am Thursday when the alarm was called, the second floor of a downtown building, above the Paragüería Rego (umbrella…

No, There Was No Eartquake. No Emergency. It Was All A Simulation.

No, There Was No Eartquake. No Emergency. It Was All A Simulation.

QCOSTARICA – “I came for some (medical) tests and I’m sitting here, waiting for the start of the simulation,” Doña Eugenia Bremes, 76 years old,…

Could Cloud Seeding Solve Costa Rica’s Drought?

Could Cloud Seeding Solve Costa Rica’s Drought?

QCOSTARICA – Costa Rica is going through one of the worst droughts in history.  Much less rain that normal has fallen in the Central Valley…

CNFL Requests a 35% Hike In Electricity Rates For 2016

CNFL Requests a 35% Hike In Electricity Rates For 2016

QCOSTARICA – The Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz (CNFL) – national power and light company, a division of the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE)…

Paso Canoas Customs Manager Arrested

Paso Canoas Customs Manager Arrested

QCOSTARICA – Luis Juarez, the manager of the Paso Canoas customs (aduanas in Spanish) post was arrested on Wednesday, charged with the “willful act or…

Costa Rica Has One Of The Top 10 Pools In The World To Rent

Costa Rica Has One Of The Top 10 Pools In The World To Rent

QCOSTARICA – Do you love pools? If so, right here in Costa Rica there is one of the 10 best pools in the world for…

Nicaragua To Host Pan American Sambo Championship

Nicaragua To Host Pan American Sambo Championship

TODAY NICARAGUA – Nicaragua will host the Pan American Sambo Championship from September 3 to 6, with the participation of over 200 athletes and coaches from 24 countries. The competitions will take place in the sports centre of the University of Managua, said the coordinator of the Communication and Citizenship Council, Rosario Murillo. She also […]…

Ruben Blades: Donald Trump Embodies The Worst Of the U.S.

Ruben Blades: Donald Trump Embodies The Worst Of the U.S.

TODAY PANAMA (Prensa Latina) Panamanian salsa singer, songwriter, actor, Latin jazz musician, activist and Panama’s former minister of Tourism, Rubén Blades of Panama, affirmed that…

“¡Nicaragua no se vende!” (Nicaragua is Not for Sale) The Culmination of President Ortega’s Inconsistent Presidency

“¡Nicaragua no se vende!” (Nicaragua is Not for Sale) The Culmination of President Ortega’s Inconsistent Presidency

TODAY NICARGUA – “¡Nicaragua no se vende!” protesters in the central city of Juigalpa exclaimed in a recent demonstration. This rallying cry, Nicaragua is not…

Coca-Cola Going Flat in Mexico

Coca-Cola Going Flat in Mexico

It may be the case that more deaths occur in Mexico due to sugary drinks than violent crime. Roughly 15,649 murders were official recorded in…

One Visa For Central America

One Visa For Central America

QCOSTARICA – The Central American Parliament (Parlamento Centroamericano – PARLACEN) is calling on Central America and the Dominican Republic to implement a regional visa, such…

Honduras to Spearhead Strategic Planning in Latin America

Honduras to Spearhead Strategic Planning in Latin America

QCOSTARICA CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS – Honduras may be well positioned to become a forerunner on strategic planning and management in Latin America. On Wednesday, August…

World’s Longest Non-Stop Flight Announced: Dubai – Panama City

World’s Longest Non-Stop Flight Announced: Dubai – Panama City

TODAY PANAMA – Emirates will become the holder of the longest continuous airline route in the world with its planned service between Dubai and Panama…

More than 60% of Guatemalans are Poor

More than 60% of Guatemalans are Poor

QCOSTARICA – Over 62 percent of Guatemalans are poor, stated today the United Nations Development Program’s Resident Coordinator for Guatemala, Valerie Julliand, when making a…

Cuba will experiment again with artificial rain due to severe drought

Cuba will experiment again with artificial rain due to severe drought

Q24N- Cuba will begin a new campaign that will last two months to artificially increase rain in zones affected by the prolonged drought across the country, confirmed the local press. The project aims to stimulate rainfall over the area of ​​the Cauto River Basin, located in the east part of the country, in order to […]…

Colombia and Venezuela: The Border Dispute Over the Gulf

Colombia and Venezuela: The Border Dispute Over the Gulf

TODAY COLOMBIA – A long standing border dispute between Colombia and Venezuela over the area known as the Gulf of Venezuela, or Gulf of Coquibacoa,…

Robbers and Rapists Increase Use of Scopalmine in Medellin

Robbers and Rapists Increase Use of Scopalmine in Medellin

TODAY COLOMBIA – Medellin has seen a 133% increase in the number of victims who have been robbed with the drug scopolamine in 2015 compared…

Chile Considers Cannabis Decriminalization, Highlights A Growing Movement in Latin America

Chile Considers Cannabis Decriminalization, Highlights A Growing Movement in Latin America

With its proposed changes to Ley 20.000 (Law 20,000), Chile joins a growing list of Latin American countries decriminalizing marijuana. The initiative, which would grant…

Stars, Stripes, and Status Quo: U.S. Flag Raised in Havana

Stars, Stripes, and Status Quo: U.S. Flag Raised in Havana

On January 3, 1961, three United States marines stepped outside the Cuban Embassy in Havana to lower the American flag. This act carried momentous implications.…

Sylvester Stallone: Next Hollywood Star To Touch Down in Colombia

Sylvester Stallone: Next Hollywood Star To Touch Down in Colombia

Sylvester Stallone, is reported to be arriving in Colombia in the first weeks of November to film scenes for the fourth part of the American…

Wonder Women and Macho Men: Sex and Society in Latin America

Wonder Women and Macho Men: Sex and Society in Latin America

“CRISTINA’S pleasure” blared the cover of a 2012 edition of Noticias, a tabloid news magazine in Argentina. A caricature of the country’s president, Cristina Fernández de…

What it feels like to be held up by bandits during an overnight bus trip in Colombia

What it feels like to be held up by bandits during an overnight bus trip in Colombia

Joe O’Connor is a feature writer at the National Post. Twenty years ago, he was a backpacker, trekking around Central and South America with his…

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PAC and the presiding President of Costa Rica are from the same political party but you would never know it by the news. President Luis…

Costa Rica is a Hurricane-free Zone

TICO BULL – To all my friends and family up north, I am fine. In Costa Rica we don’t get hurricanes. The concern was over…

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Q: Why did the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) take to the streets in protest on Thursday? A: It was practice to becoming public employees.…

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QCOSTARICA – When we hear the term “The Beast” we instinctively…

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