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After 22 years of conflict and uncertainty, the artisans of Calle 13 bis, on the west side of the Plaza de la Democracia, in downtown San Jose, will be relocating to the artesans market...

U.S. Looks To Flip Script on Costa Rica in Gold Cup Semifinals Tonight

Q SPORTS - Bruce Arena wasn’t in charge the last time the United States faced Costa Rica, but...

Transitos Suprise Drivers in Downtown San Jose Friday

Armed with a sound meter and a pair of pliers, Transito officials are serious about putting order to...

Strike Of Judicial Workers Could Continue To Wednesday Next

Q COSTA RICA - The national strike by workers of the Judiciary (Poder Judicial) is expected to continue...

Man Calls OIJ To Pick Him Up For Murder

Q COSTA RICA - From the strange and pretty rare in Costa Rica, but true department, a man...

American Woman Arrested In Escazu Wanted On International Warrant

Q COSTA RICA - The Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP) reports the arrest of an American woman in...

Earthquakes and Seismic Swarm In The Area of The Poas Volcano Raise Alert

A series of earthquakes and more than 70 seismic swarms and counting since early Thursday evening in the...

USA Gives Costa Rica First Warning After 2-0 Win In Gold Cup 2017 Semi-Final

Q SPORTS - After reading the two main articles in La Nacion...

July 25 is Guanacaste Day: A National Holiday

On Tuesday, Guanacaste Day is a Costa Rican holiday celebrating Costa Rica's annexation of Guanacaste province in 1824. It is...

US Retirees in Mexico Face Being Thrown Out

US President Donald Trump's calls for a wall along the US-Mexico border...

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  If you are like me, picking the right sandía (watermelon) is a hit and a miss. To show off my expertise to no one in picking the right melon I go through a ritual:...

Bomberos Race Raises Funds For Homeless Family

Some three thousand people attended this Sunday to a colorful race organized by the Bomberos de Costa Rica, the Fire Department. The activity took place...

Kristina Hughes finds her niche in Tamarindo

TODAY COSTA RICA, Tamarindo - You will very rarely see the lovely Kristina Hughes without her little half miniature pincher/chihuahua dog. It could be while...

One Of The First Costa Rican Women To Vote Died At Age 90

Q COSTA RICA - With only a few days away from commemorting 67 years of being one of the first women to vote in...

Beetle Stolen En Route From Costa Rica to Quebec, Canada

TODAY COSTA RICA - Before any of you go slamming Costa Rica, Herculito, Herculito, the name given to the rhinoceros beetle about 12 centimeters long,...

Santa Ana, Costa Rica Home Featured In HGTV’s “Ultimate House Hunt 2017”

TODAY IN COSTA RICA - Tour amazing homes, vote for your faves and and enter for your chance to win US$10,000 is the pitch...

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US President Donald Trump's calls for a wall along the US-Mexico border risks destroying a relationship that isn’t all just one-way. The illegal status of American retirees may turn into the political ace up...

Honduras Bans Child Marriages and Removes Parental Permission Exception

Lawmakers in Honduras voted unanimously to ban child marriage, making it illegal in the country for children under the age of 18 to get...

Nicargua Loses 3-0 To USA In Gold Cup

Photo credit Richard Kruszynski/ISNSoccer.com (Dropbox) Matt Miazga scored on a closer-range header from Graham Zusi’s corner kick in the 88th minute, giving the United States...

Acapulco Hotel Owners Unite Against Airbnb with New Tax Bill Countering “Unfair” Competition

Airbnb, the online housing rental service, may be charged a new tax in Mexico’s tourist destination of Acapulco. The Association of Hotels and Tourism Companies...

Cuban Housing Crisis Shows Deficit of 800,000 Homes

Cuba currently faces a drastic housing crisis. A report presented to the island’s Parliament revealed “critical” problems stretching back a century, and which manifested...

Is Mexico actually the world’s second most murderous nation?

This year Mexico celebrates the centennial of Juan Rulfo, one of the 20th century’s greatest Mexican writers. His first novel, Pedro Páramo (1955), tells of...

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TODAY VENEZUELA - The Presidents of Argentina, Mexico and Colombia are involved in alleged negotiations to give dictator Nicolás Maduro a safe passage out of Venezuela, The Financial Times reports. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos...

Seven Million Venezuelans In Symbolic Referendum Vote

The symbolic plebiscite was held amid an economic crisis that has left millions of Venezuelans struggling to meet basic needs, and daily anti-government protests More...

Colombia’s tourism industry benefits from peace deal

After the deal was signed in 2016, Colombia has had an inflow increase of 14.5 % compared to 2015 The peace agreement with the FARC...

Venezuela Plebiscite: What is being Voted?

TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuela’s opposition have organized a nationwide referendum on Sunday, July 16, which is being held outside of the official electoral system,...

Argentina And Chile First In LatAm To Install Sidewalk Traffic Lights

Q24N - A number of cities around the globe are installing traffic lights in pavements to prevent accidents caused by pedestrians distracted by their...

Does the peace treaty with the FARC mean a new future for Colombia?

Peace in Colombia: An act of faith The famous Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges once wrote, “Being Colombian is an act of faith”. After the...

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TSGMAX - For a car that is widely expected to take the world by storm soon -- and that is now officially in production -- there's much about Tesla's Model 3 that remains a...

Is Deckard a Replicant?

TSGMAX - Whether you like it or not, a new Blade Runner is coming, as Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic gets a follow-up. Blade Runner...

Elena Correa Officially Crowned Miss Costa Rica 2017

"I am proud to be her boyfriend," were the words of businessman Carlos Rodriguez on Elena Correa who was officially crowned Miss Costa Rica...

Elvis Tico The Winner of ‘Tu Cara Me Suena’

Mauricio Herrera, famous for his renditions of Elvis Presley, was chosen as the winner of the third edition of the of  'Tu cara me...

Ariana Grande A Hit With Her Fans In Costa Rica

In her first visit to Costa Rica, the American star was greeted with euphoric cries by the 14,000 fans who braved the chilling night...
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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g7-4gf76s4] Q TRAVEL - Costa Rica welcomes tourists. Ranked as one of the most visited international destinations, tourism is one of Costa Rica's main sources of income. Since 1999, tourism has become a major...

Travellers and Local Experts Team Up For Authentic Travel Experience

Better Places, a social enterprise in responsible travel that launched in The...

App Reveals WiFi Passwords At Airports Around The World

One of the most common practices of travelers just landed, is to...

Lufthansa Will Fly Nonstop From Frankfurt to San Jose

  Q TRAVEL - The German airline, Lufthansa, has announced that from March 2018 it will start operating two non stop flights per week between...

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo Plans $35 Million Resort Re-Imagination

GUANACASTE, Costa Rica----Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, the only Forbes Five-Star luxury resort in Central and South America, announces a US$35 million dollar...

Air France Adds An Additional Flight To Costa Rica For the 2017-2018 Season

With the increase in European tourists eyeing Costa Rica for their vacation spot and the option of no travel through the United States, airlines...

Website/App Helps User Find The Best Beach In Costa Rica For Vacation

Q TRAVEL - GoPlaya is a new app created by two friends who leave the beaches of the country, for tourists and nationals to...

Reasons A Trip To Costa Rica Could Actually Change Your Life

Q TRAVEL This list  by Annie Daly was published on Buzzfeed in January last year, but still applies today. In Annie's words, "As a...

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Mention the words “Costa Rica” to someone, and their minds are usually transported to a verdant tropical world, filled with exotic creatures, tree houses, zip lining through the canopies and surrounded by endless miles...

Echoes of Costa Rica or Impressions of Costa Rica from those who have not visited

Q EXPAT FOCUS - Most of us “know” about much of the...

In The Days When Flying Was Fun!

Introduction by Chris Clarke - Today, we complain, because we are temporarily...

The Transito Dance!

EXPAT FOCUS - In October of 1989 I found myself steering a wheezing, smoking moped down a dark road. My good friend and college...

Zen Dog Duke Chronicles: Nothing Happens For A Reason

I left the house this morning with Zen Dog Duke just after dawn. The private school buses were making their rounds in our neighborhood,...

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall…” This passage is the opening to Robert Frost’s poem, This passage is the opening to Robert Frost’s...

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

Bruce Springsteen was belting out “Thunder Road” on every transistor radio all along the Turnpike when a rotary phone rang in June of 1979,...

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...
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Artisans Lost Fight For Call 13 bis, Agree To Relocate

After 22 years of conflict and uncertainty, the artisans of Calle 13 bis, on the west side of...

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Walmart Opens In Guanacaste

QCR - Walmart last Friday, July 14, opened its 10th store in the country, located in the city...

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Trump’s Pick As Costa Rica Ambassador Has Easy Senate Hearing

Sharon Day of Fort Lauderdale moved a step closer on Wednesday to become the new U.S. ambassador to...

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Tico (Costa Rican) Road Engineering At Its Finest

TICO BULL takes you this morning Escazu, Calle Lajas in San Antonio de Escazú to be precise, where...

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Three Private Costa Rica Hospitals Making Investments To Infrastructure and Services

Q COSTA RICA - Three private hospitals operating on Costa Rican are in the midst of carrying out...

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USA Gives Costa Rica First Warning After 2-0 Win In Gold Cup 2017 Semi-Final

Q SPORTS - After reading the two main articles in La Nacion on last night's semi-finals game between...

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Time to Get Serious about Child Marriage in Latin America

(Human Rights Wathc) When Honduras parliamentarians this week unanimously passed a bill making child marriage illegal, they took...

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