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The Consejo Nacional Vialidad (CONAVI)- National Road Council - in a statement said the final designs studies for the construction of 107 kilometers of the Ruta 32 (the San Jose - Limon) are supposed...

Avenida 2 To Have Exclusive Bus Lanes On Friday

In an effort to find ways to curb the traffic congestion nightmare lived daily in San Jose, the...

Australia prime minister says 50 refugees will soon go to U.S.

Repeatedly expressing his disdain for the agreement struck under the Obama administration, which would see the U.S. accept...

Assets of Dissolved Corporations Are Not Lost

A common practice by many foreigners (and Costa Ricans alike) is to hold property, ie, a vehicle or...

China’s FM Talks Up Trade on Costa Rica visit

(AFP) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi kept his focus on building trade and investment ties with Central America...

Man Falls To His Death On Trip To Celebrate His 65th Birthday in Costa Rica

Celebrating his 65th in Costa Rica, John Anderson plummeted 30 meters (100ft) to his death while rappelling from...

Raid On Luxury House In Heredia Nets Cash and 15 Kg Of Hydroponic Marijuana

Ever wonder what goes in behind the gates of some high-end homes...

Solis Meets With Canada’s PM To Discuss Visas For Costa Ricans Among Other Topics

In the United States, among other world leaders, to address the United Nations General Assembly this week, on Wednesday Costa...

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Report from Mexico earthquakes: spotlight falls on politicians in aftermath of latest tragedy

(Q24N) I was in Mexico City on September 7 when the biggest earthquake in a century...

Radioactive Revolution: Improving Costa Rican Food Safety With Nuclear Technology

Nuclear technologies reach far further than most realize. While nuclear power hogs...

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The new to Costa Rica are often bewildered by all those zeros following the numbers 1 to 9 to in the local currency. Even after living in Costa Rica for almost two decades, I...

Compare The United Stares Or Canada To Costa Rica

If you were not born in the country you were, what would your life be like? Would you be the same person? The website,...

Mexican and Central American Independence: A Historic Backdrop for Present Challenges

On September 15th, five Central American nations — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua — will celebrate 193 years of independence. On...

Stickhouse, The Italian Gelato On A Stick Now In Costa Rica

Italians first invented ice cream (or Gelato as they call it) in 1565, and never stopped trying to make it better. Gelaterias is where...

Costa Rica Prepares For Independence Day

Independence Day in Costa Rica is celebrated on September 15th, the day that all of Central America commemorates the independence from Spain in 1821. What...

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A fisherman throws a fishing net at Lake Cocibolca in La Virgen, Nicaragua. Photographer: Inti Ocon/AFP via Getty Images Nicaragua will reportedly join the Paris climate accord. If it does, it will leave the United...

Nicaragua Claims No ‘Cartel’ Presence, But Past Cases Tell a Different Story

Authorities in Nicaragua are trumpeting their counternarcotics efforts, which they say have kept "cartels" out of the country. But a series of prosecutions of...

7.1 Quake Kills And Crumbles Buildings in Mexico

(AP) — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 104 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands...

Panama leads Latin America in attracting foreign direct investment

While foreign direct investment is down in Latin America generally, Panama  and Colombia were the strongest performers, as each had an increase of 15.9%...

Hilton Expands in Central America

Hilton Hotels is expanding in Central America, with nine hotels in five countries expected to open between this year and 2021. Projects include a 130-room...

Amid Elite Crime Scandals, Central America Continues Anti-Gang Focus

QCostarica via InsightCrime - Authorities in Central America have arrested hundreds of suspected gang members in recent days during coinciding operations, but their willingness...

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Colombian soliders on parade in Bogota. EPA/Mauricio Duenas Castaneda As Colombia’s 50-year armed conflict enters a post-conflict phase, the country is having to face up to the toll it took on millions of lives. There...

Shunning US Dollar, Venezuela Lists Oil Prices in Chinese Yuan

Venezuela on Friday began listing the price of its oil in the Chinese yuan, following President Nicolas Maduro's announcement last week that he would...

Latin America Is Branded as a Lower-middle Zone of Human Capital

(Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum said on Wednesday (Sept. 13)  in Geneva that Latin America and the Caribbean are located in the lower-middle...

Trump to Meet Latin American Leaders to Discuss Venezuela

The U.S. President Donald Trump will host his counterparts from Peru, Colombia and Brazil on Monday, with the topic of Venezuela slated to be...

This old Catholic ritual is giving Brazil’s economy a small boost, one Virgin Mary statuette at a time

Brazilians are moving away from Catholicism. Today, fewer than 50 percent of Brazilians identify as Roman Catholic, down from 92 percent in 1970. But...

Maduro Drops All Pretense, Vows to Become a Dictator

Venezuelan ruler Nicolás Maduro usually picks a fight with whomever calls his regime a dictatorship, insisting it is nothing but democratic. But amid a...

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Though there was no contest for the 2017 Miss Costa Rica, Teletica, the owner of the Miss Costa Rica franchise on Tuesday confirmed there will be a show to select the 2018 Miss Costa...

¡Jueeee! Melissa Mora Strips For Her Followers In Sensual Photos

Q MAGAZINE - It's nothing new that the beautiful Costa Rican model Melissa Mora shares with her followers images in sexy poses and attire,...

Narcos Continues Without Pablo Escobar As The Battle Turns To The Cali Cartel

A third season is a difficult time for any show. Though all of the characters and beats of the series have been well established,...

Costa Rica’s Dancing With The Stars Pairs Former US Ambassador And Salsa Champion

Former U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica, Fitz Haney (S. Fitzgerald Haney), will take to the stage with dance partner, world salsa champion, Costa Rica...

Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...
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Advocates for ethical travel don’t want tourists to stop having fun, they just want them to think about how they’re spending their time and money. “Essentially we’re talking about mindful travel, with an awareness of...

Flying 101: Experts Reveal All About Air Travel

Experts Reveal All About Air Travel No matter how often or little we...

Is Nicaragua the new Costa Rica?

NICARAGUA - Mention Nicaragua and a lot of people still think contras...

KLM Readies Return To Costa Rica Starting Oct. 31

Starting October 31, the Dutch airline, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, makes its return to Costa Rica with two weekly fligths between San Jose and...

Costa Rica, Dubai and Iceland Top Americans’ Travel Bucket List

(Travel Agent Central) The analytics team at www.US.Jetcost.com recently revealed the results of their research and ongoing studies into the travel plans of Americans. 4,956...

Having A Blast In The Land of Volcanoes and Jungle

It was the elegant Costa Rican footballers in the 2014 World Cup that first got me thinking about a holiday in Central America. I knew...

The 10 Countries You Must See By The Person To Visit Them All

There are 196 countries on the planet to date and Cassie De Pecol has been to all of them. Her journey, Expedition196, began on...

La Tomatina – The Spanish Tomato Throwing Festival

On the last Wednesday in August each year, since 1945, locals and tourists gather in the town square of Buñol, Spain, near Valencia, to...

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On my monthly relocation tours I always tell my clients that, "the worst here is far better than the worst in the States.” In fact, after living here for almost 40 years I can...

The Juice Box

By Galya Gerstman. The other day my friend Mark and I were...

10 Reasons Why Black Men Should Visit Costa Rica (List)

(By Tarik Pierce, Expatkings.com) What’s up fellas! I’ve shared a lot of...

Writer’s Corner: El Peon and Other Stories from the Campo

Michael Crump has lived in rural, Costa Rica with his wife, Janet and dog, Rose, for 11years. Mike is a prolific writer and his...

Is Slapping Your Child a Crime in Latin America?

(Expat-Chronilces, By Colin) Last Friday the children were destroying the house with pent-up energy. It was Peru’s Independence Day, so no school, and we...

Ecotourism in Costa Rica – Essay

Mention the words “Costa Rica” to someone, and their minds are usually transported to a verdant tropical world, filled with exotic creatures, tree houses,...

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 world through impressions gained from others. Today, the reputation of a country...

In The Days When Flying Was Fun!

Introduction by Chris Clarke - Today, we complain, because we are temporarily stranded, due to volcanic eruptions, computer crashes or strikes. Some airlines shoot...
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Conavi Reports Progress in The Limon Road Project

The Consejo Nacional Vialidad (CONAVI)- National Road Council - in a statement said the final designs studies for...

BUSINESS & ECONOMY
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Assets of Dissolved Corporations Are Not Lost

A common practice by many foreigners (and Costa Ricans alike) is to hold property, ie, a vehicle or...

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Costa Rica Organ Trafficking Trial Links Illicit Transplant Network to Ukraine

(Insightcrime) New details have emerged regarding the inner workings of a sophisticated organ trafficking network with international ties...

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What impact would a category 5 have in a city like San Jose, Costa Rica?

I am a great fan (reader) of Quora. Sometimes I spend way too much time there, but a...

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Radioactive Revolution: Improving Costa Rican Food Safety With Nuclear Technology

Nuclear technologies reach far further than most realize. While nuclear power hogs most of the headlines, nuclear technologies...

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Almost…One More Point!

Though the Ticos, Costa Rica's national team or 'La Sele', did not get the points necessary last night...

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Report from Mexico earthquakes: spotlight falls on politicians in aftermath of latest tragedy

(Q24N) I was in Mexico City on September 7 when the biggest earthquake in a century to hit...

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