The Italian killed in La Sabana Wednesday night has been identified as Gianfranco Pescolido, 56 years of age, living in Costa Rica. Ernesto Pescosolido told FrosinoneToday.com that his brother, originally from Arce, near the central Italian city of Frosinone, had been living in Costa Rica for several years, and leaves behind two children in Costa...

Turrialba Volcano Eruption Delays Flights At San Jose Airport Wednesday Morning

The presence of ash from the Turrialba volcano in the vicinity of the Juan Santamaría (San Jose) airport affected the departure of at least five flights this Wednesday morning, confirmed the Directorate General of...

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Vice President Epsy Campbell resigned on Tuesday as Chancellor, sowing doubts about the controversial appointments that led her to make the decision. Campbell appeared before the Legislative Assembly, at 3:26 pm on Tuesday, to announce...

New Diplomatic Conflict Brewing With Nicaragua

The government of Carlos Alvarado has expressed concern over the intentions of Daniel Ortega's regime in Nicaragua to declare the Harbor Head lagoon as a wild refuge, a decision that could provoke a new...

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Christmas Arrives. Hacienda Announces Payment of Aguinaldo On Wednesday

With ¢100 million colones received from the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) for the 'absorption" of the now extinct Banco Crédito Agrícola de Cartago (Bancrédito) and other financial maneuvering, the Ministerio de Hacienda (Ministry...

Pending Doubts in Carla Stefaniak Murder

The investigation into the murder of the Venezuelan/American tourist in Costa Rica, Carla Stefaniak, continues between hermeticism and pending questions on what really happened and are there more people involved that the Airbnb security...

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Walmart and the Grupo Empresarial de Supermercados S. A. (Gessa) filed, separately, an appeal...

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To her best friend and former housemate in Miami Beach and Hallandale Beach, Laura...

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Teletón raises ¢531 million colones and exceeds goal

The 28 hour marathon, Teletón 2018, exceeded its goal reaching a total of ¢531.788,035 colones. The goal was to raise ¢500 million that will be...

“I Stayed in Death Apartment”: Airbnb Guest Tells

Visiting from Florida to celebrate her 36th birthday, Carla Stefaniak decided to spend her last night in a mountaintop villa, Le Mas de Prevence, in San...

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A Lie Led OIJ To Suspect Guard In Murder of American Tourist

A lie led authorities to immediately suspect the guard was linked to the disappearance and possible murder of tourist Carla Stefaniak, who was spending...

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After weeks of resistance Epsy Campbell says goodbye to the Ministry of Foreign Relations, regisning her post as Chancellor due to controversies mainly surrouding...

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Ownership of the desk of "Don Pepe" (Jose Maria Figueres Ferrer) was officially transferred this Saturday by the Ministry of the Presidency to the...
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Municipal elections have begun in Venenzuela at 6:00 a.m. in which about 4,900 councilor’s post are up for election, as well as their deputy...
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Much was speculated about the national costume that Natalia Carvajal would wear at the Miss Universe. After a long wait, finally the Miss Costa...

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