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Opened In Costa Rica First Clothing Store Accepting Bitcoins

On Thursday, December 14, the first clothing store that will accept bitcoins opened in Costa Rica. Felipe Kirsch, representative of the Brazilian UV.Line franchise in Costa Rica, explained that it is the first company in...

Ticos Up To Their Eyeballs In Consumer Debt: UCR Survey

The cost to have the latest smartphone or appliance, for example, are the leading causes of consumer indebtedness of Costa Ricans (Ticos), this according to the Actualidades 2017 survey conducted by the School of...

Volaris Costa Rica confirms new flights to Los Angeles, New York and Washington

The low-cost airline Volaris Costa Rica confirmed the opening of new routes between San Jose (SJO) and Los...

Eight Men In Custody Related To Wed. Morning Shootout With Police

Following the chase, a gunfight and discovery of two bodies in a minivan Wednesday morning in La Sabana, police did not sit on their hands, by the end of the day they had eight...

Costa Rica Stock Market Activity Shrinking

The failure of the Central Government's latest effort sell bonds on the local financial market leads analysts to believe stock market activity in the country is shrinking. On Wednesday, December 13, the Ministerio de Hacienda...

Volaris Costa Rica confirms new flights to Los Angeles, New York and Washington

The low-cost airline Volaris Costa Rica confirmed the opening of new routes between San Jose (SJO) and Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK) and Washington D.C. (IAD). The flights cost US$99 one-way (sencillo in Spanish),...

Specialists of the Hospital Mexico Achieve New Formula to Treat APL

A treatment that is used in very few Latin American countries and that orally less than ten countries in the world administer it, is in Costa Rica, a formula that is managing to change...

Costa Rica Economic Activity Continues to Decline

The economic slowdown recorded in October is mainly due to the adverse...

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The psychology of Christmas shopping

Many people see marketing as a form of manipulation, particularly around Christmas and the other retail bonanzas: Easter, Valentine’s Day, Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day. But rather than simply trying to trick people, the...
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Police In Early Morning Gunfight In La Sabana

Right out of the page of an action movie, police find two bodies, gagged and shot, inside a minivan after a gunfight with three individuals who ran from the vehicle, in their attempt to...

Sad Christmas! Early Tuesday Morning Accident Claims Lives Of Four

The longed-for Christmas shopping trip of three friends from Tibas and La Uruca ended in tragedy Tuesday morning, in a fiery head-on collision near Quepos. In the other vehicle, a woman, 7 months pregnant, traveling...

Wingo Abandons Flights to Costa Rica

Despite registering sales of US$90 million dollars in its first year, Wingo,...

Schoolgirls Recruited Classmates For Prostitution

Four adolescents between the ages of 16 and 17 were arrested as suspected of trafficking in persons for the purpose of sexual exploitation (pimping) of two schoolgirls. The arrest was made this Wednesday morning in...

From Romania to Costa Rica: The Persuasive Power of Green Mortgages

There are two homes across the street from each other and both are for sale. They look the same, except one costs more than the other. As a buyer, which would you choose? Obviously,...

Did Snow Really Fall On Costa Rica’s Chirripó?

The social networks are abuzz with a photo published first on Whatsapp, supposedly of a hill full of frost that, in theory, would be the El Chirripo, leading everyone to think that snow fell...

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Festival of Lights Saturday, Dec. 16 At 6:00 pm

The annual "Festival de la Luz" (Festival of Lights) takes place Saturday, December 16, 2018, starting at 8:00 pm in La Sabana Park, San Jose. The holiday tradition is the biggest of all festivals for the year-end celebrations. Preparations for the end of the year annual event starts months earlier. This year, Jorge Villalobos, head of...

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Is It San Jose or San Jose?

You've booked your flight. You're pumped. The dream vacation to Costa Rica is all you could think about lately. You've arrived at the airport, but, wait there is something wrong, your flight is headed...

Volaris Costa Rica confirms new flights to Los Angeles, New York and Washington

The low-cost airline Volaris Costa Rica confirmed the opening of new routes between San Jose (SJO) and Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK) and Washington D.C. (IAD). The flights cost US$99 one-way (sencillo in Spanish),...

Wingo Abandons Flights to Costa Rica

Despite registering sales of US$90 million dollars in its first year, Wingo, the low-cost subsidiary of Copa Holdings, which owns Copa Airlines, has not...

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Costa Ricans Are Very Polite

(By Galya Gerstman) Costa Ricans are very polite. Very, very polite. We from the USA think we’re polite. The English think they’re polite. (The French and the Israelis don’t have any illusions that they...
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As Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theatres (Dec. 14 in Costa Rica) and its heroine Rey seeks to learn the ways of the Force from an aged and isolated Luke Skywalker, it...

Bella Donna! Nude Pic of Monica Bellucci Ignites the Web

(COSTA RICA CONFIDENTIAL) A heatwave on Instagram! The Italian actress and fashion model has just shared a sensual photo to her account, making thousands of hearts race. Monica Bellucci has once again proved her status...

‘Coco’: A Latino-themed movie that gets it right

Q MAGAZINE - From featuring an all-Latino cast, to using popular Mexican sayings like "no manches," (you've got to be kidding me) to hiring...

Crackle Coming To Cabletica

Sony Pictures Television Networks announced it has reached an agreement with Costa Rica's Cabletica to launch its Crackle subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service throughout the...

Critics Calling ‘Justice League’ a Mess

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even...

The Earth Shook For Melissa Mora, Literally, During Marriage Proposal

Wait, was that the Earth shaking? That was what Costa Rican model and singer Melissa Mora felt Sunday night when her boyfriend proposed marriage. Later...

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Opened In Costa Rica First Clothing Store Accepting Bitcoins

On Thursday, December 14, the first clothing store that will accept bitcoins opened in Costa Rica. Felipe Kirsch, representative...

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Opened In Costa Rica First Clothing Store Accepting Bitcoins

On Thursday, December 14, the first clothing store that will accept bitcoins opened in Costa Rica. Felipe Kirsch, representative...

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Álvarez Desanti Unintentionally Picks A Fight With Lady Gaga

Presidential candidate Antonio Alvarez Desanti unintentionally charged a Lady Gaga fan club for misuse of public resources in...

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What Do Good Drivers In Costa Rica Know That Most Don’t?

Driving in Costa Rica can be, is a challenge. Besides the poor and often lack of roads infrastructure,...

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Specialists of the Hospital Mexico Achieve New Formula to Treat APL

A treatment that is used in very few Latin American countries and that orally less than ten countries...

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Costa Rica Placed Against Brazil, Switzerland and Serbia In 2018 World Cup

The Final Draw ceremony for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia took place on Friday, December 1, in...

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The psychology of Christmas shopping

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Waze SOS To Assist In Accidents And Mechanical Problems

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iPhone X: the link between the cellphone and the Nobel Prize of Economics

Apple Computer Inc. is close to becoming the first trillion-dollar...

Portable Printer Reaches Tico Market To Print Photos From Smartphone

Ten years ago Polaroid stopped making instant film cameras. A...