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In the coming says, mostly likely before the end of the month, the price of gasoline will drop ¢25 colones for a liter of super; ¢28 for a liter of regular; and ¢20 for...

Costa Rica Ambassador To Washington Affirms U.S. Cooperation Promised For Security Is ‘Not At Stake’

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica's ambassador to Washington, Roman Macaya Hayes, said the budget cuts planned by...

Rain Causes Landslides In Viejo Arenal, Tilaran

The rains of the last couple of days have caused a series of landslides in the area of...

Central Bank Says It Will Spend US$1 Billion To Shore Up The Colon

You Want Dollars? Have a billion! At a press conference and in the face of continued exchange rate...

What Will Happen With The Rise In The Dollar Exchange?

The increases in the dollar exchange rate surprised many this week, who were confident that the dollar would...

The Six Lane “Platina” Bridge Now Open!

Q COSTA RICA - It was 12:17 pm Wednesday. On the phone with his boss, President Luis Guillermo...

Dollar Exchange Drops ¢6.48 In Response To Central Bank’s Announced Intervention

The dollar exchange rate fell ¢6.48 colones in the opening hours of...

Bancredito To Close As A Retail Bank

As State banks go, Bancredito was not the top choice for Costa Ricans, even less for foreigners in Costa Rica,...

Illegal Gold Mining in Costa Rica Suggests Diversifying Criminal Landscape

Q COSTA RICA (Insightcrime.org) Recent reports suggest illegal gold mining and the...

Now It’s The Rincon de la Vieja!

It was 10:12am Tuesday when people from Buenos Aires de Upala, the...

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  Costa Rica is known as the "Switzerland of Central America". But its people are often accused of feeling closer to the people of Europe than to their neighbors on the continent. And, certainly, in sectors...

Today in History: May 20

1497 John Cabot sets sail from Bristol, England looking for a route to the west John Cabot (Italian: Giovanni Caboto, Venetian: Zuan Chabotto; c. 1450...

Costa Rica Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography used to be a hobby limited to people with the deep pockets to afford the equipment—cameras, lenses, tripods, etc. You also needed...

Aló…The History Of The Telephone In Costa Rica

If you have been in Costa Rica for more than a decade you will remember the "modern" (for the time in Costa Rica) phones,...

What Is Ransomware and How To Protect Your Files From It

What would it mean if you lost all of your personal documents, such as your family photos, research or business records? How much would...

The Vintage FJ Cruiser Frame-Off Restoration Process

TODAY COSTA RICA - Being the owner of a vintage Landcruiser what the people at the Vintage Cruiser Co. do is awesome, taking an...

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(Q24N) The United States Drug Enforcement Agency is facing a scandal following an investigation that revealed officials misrepresented their role in a failed counter-narcotics operation in Honduras, which resulted in four civilian deaths. The DEA allegedly tried to...

Central American drought leaves millions in need of humanitarian aid

(Q24N) A prolonged drought across Central America has devastated the region's lakes and rivers. In Guatemala, Lake Atescatempa has disappeared, leaving fishermen without a source...

Former Panama President Wanted by Interpol

TODAY PANAMA –  AN INTERPOL Red Alert was formally issued on Monday, May 22 at the request of the Supreme Court of Panama for...

Northern Triangle: A Never-Ending Crisis?

(Q24N) For years, the set of countries known as the Northern Triangle –Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras– has suffered a serious economic, political, and...

Cuban Dictatorship Invites Over Puerto Rican Terrorist Released by Obama

Cuba President Raul Castro congratulated Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera on his release this week, and invited him to visit the island. Lopez Rivera...

Fire Destroys Managua’s Central Market

TODAY NICARAGUA - A fire over the weekend destroyed Nicaragua's Mercado Oriental, one of the biggest markets in Central America, part of a traditional...

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(Q24N) Construction began in Chile on Friday on the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), which when completed will be the world's largest optical telescope, some five times larger than the top observing instruments in...

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Meet Venezuela’s “Resistance:” An Army of Heroes Willing to Sacrifice their Lives for Democracy

Like a game of chess, each person plays a role: the first line of protection consists of shields. (PanAm Post) Venezuela’s opposition has a new...

Venezuela’s military defends its role in deadly protests

Venezuelan National Guards stand guard in front of Lilian Tintori (C), wife of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, during a rally in support...

Protesters in Venezuela burn Hugo Chavez’s childhood home

An opposition activist throws a molotov cocktail in clashes with riot police during a march by doctors and other health care personnel in Caracas,...

Maduro Says Trump’s ‘Imperialist Hand’ Behind Venezuela’s Turmoil

TODAY VENEZUELA (Caracas) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday said that his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, is deeply involved in “terrorist” activities and...
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When the film Wonder Woman is released in early June, it will surely join the blockbuster ranks of other recent comic book-inspired film franchises, including Batman, Superman, Spiderman, and X-Men. But that’s not just...

Karina Ramos Confirms Her Departure From Channel 7

The beautiful Karina Ramos (crowned Miss Costa Rica 2014), is among the 49 people let go at Teletica, channel 7, as the television station...

That ‘Red Liquid’ In Your Meat Isn’t What You Think It Is

When purchasing red meat, including steaks, many grocery shoppers often find red liquid in the bottom of the packaging, which you probably assumed was...

Brenda Kellerman, The Tica On Her Way To Stardom On Mexico Television

COSTA RICA EXTRA - The warmth, effort and talent of Costa Ricans continues to echo abroad. Brenda Kellerman is one those, leaving Costa Rica...

The Vintage FJ Cruiser Frame-Off Restoration Process

TODAY COSTA RICA - Being the owner of a vintage Landcruiser what the people at the Vintage Cruiser Co. do is awesome, taking an...
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Q Travelers’ Tales – By Chris Clarke. Glumly, we wait to board British Airway’s direct flight to London, from Juan Santa Maria Airport. Fortunately, this is ten days before the collapse of BA’s IT...

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Q TRAVEL - Latin American airline, Latam, announced three weekly flights between...

Southwest Airlines Announces The Launch of Daily Nonstop Service to Costa Rica.

Q TRAVEL - Southwest Airlines has announced the launch of daily nonstop...

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Drop In Gas Prices Approved

In the coming says, mostly likely before the end of the month, the price of gasoline will drop...

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Here’s What Could Happen to Costa Rica’s Malls

TODAY IN COSTA RICA - Today is Saturday and good chance you'll end up at the local mall....

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Science & Technology Minister Resigns For Participating In PLN Party Internal Elections

Q COSTA RICA - Carolina Vasquez Soto has been appointed as the new head of Costa Rica's ministry...
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A National Holiday Should Be Declared

Rico's TICO BULL - I was in Pricesmart yesterday (Wednesday). On the big tv screens was the noon...

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Is Costa Rica a Health Care Haven for Expats?

Q24n (edited) - Costa Rica has a lot to offer expats. Are you looking for a low cost...

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Zen Dog Duke Dialogues: The Lock Smith, The Fiddler and The Cook

At The 1,2,3 Cafe by Rafael Stumbo Tarasco Bruce Springsteen was belting out “Thunder Road” on every transistor radio...

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