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Bikini-Clad Hilary Duff in Costa Rica Tropical Getaway (Photos)

Bikini-Clad Hilary Duff in Costa Rica Tropical Getaway (Photos)

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Hilary Duff, 29,  in a s tunning in white bikini bottoms and a matching tank top tied up tight to show…

Meet The Costa Rica Photographer Behind Your Favorite Beyoncé Photos

Meet The Costa Rica Photographer Behind Your Favorite Beyoncé Photos

(Remezcla.com) On Wednesday, February 1, Beyoncé notched another collective internet meltdown when she unexpectedly posted an Instagram photo announcing her pregnancy. The next day, she…

U.S. to Costa Rica For Under $200 Round-Trip

U.S. to Costa Rica For Under $200 Round-Trip

Q COSTA RICA TRAVEL- FLIGHT DEALS (Cntraveler.com) Sun, sand, beach. Sun, sand, beach. After winter storms on the East Coast, we have a new mantra…

Tamarindo Goes For Ecological Blue Flag

Tamarindo Goes For Ecological Blue Flag

Q COSTA RICA (Tamarindo News) The Chamber of Commerce and Tourism of Tamarindo (CCTT) will soon present the application for the Ecological Blue Flag Award,…

We Quit Our Jobs and Moved to Costa Rica Before Turning 30

We Quit Our Jobs and Moved to Costa Rica Before Turning 30

Q COSTA RICA – At the ripe age of 28 years old, my wife (then girlfriend) and I quit our jobs. We hopped on a…

6 Magical Places To Watch The Sunset In Latin America

6 Magical Places To Watch The Sunset In Latin America

(Q TRAVEL) By Simon Williams – Latin America boasts some of the worlds most postcard worthy beaches, particularly in Brazil and Costa Rica. As top…

Journey to a Costa Rican Food Forest

Journey to a Costa Rican Food Forest

(Q COSTA RICA) Pura Vida! Journey To A Costa Rican Food Forest. Filmmaker and Great Big Storyteller Ben Brown heads into the jungles of Costa…

We’re ‘In Love’, Claims Scott Disick’s Costa Rica Mystery Woman

We’re ‘In Love’, Claims Scott Disick’s Costa Rica Mystery Woman

COSTA RICA EXTRA (Hollywoodlife.com) The jig is up! Bella Banos claims she’s the mystery woman who joined Scott Disick during his Costa Rican trip with…

Costa Rica’s Paraside Setting Wasn’t Enough For Scott Disick’s Proposal To Kourtney Kardashian

Costa Rica’s Paraside Setting Wasn’t Enough For Scott Disick’s Proposal To Kourtney Kardashian

Us Weekly  magazine reported that Scott didn’t have a ring and simply told her ‘let’s get married,’ to which she responded with ‘no;’ seen on…

What is Glamping?

What is Glamping?

Q COSTA RICA TRAVEL – Glamping is a progressive term for a new kind of travel, defined as “Glamorous Camping”. When you’re Glamping, there’s no…

The Before, During and After of Staying Hydrated While Surfing

The Before, During and After of Staying Hydrated While Surfing

Q COSTA RICA (by Roberto Cruz, Vozdeguancaste.com) Those of us who practice water sports often don’t realize how much we sweat. That can lead us…


“There Is No Beach in Costa Rica That Drug Traffickers Have Not Penetrated”, Security Minister

“There Is No Beach in Costa Rica That Drug Traffickers Have Not Penetrated”, Security Minister

Q COSTA RICA – Costa Rica’s Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (minister of Security), Gustavo Mata, has denounced an increase in drug trafficking in the country, and asked legislators to accelerate the approval of the bill on “Annulment of Ownership” in order to strengthen the fight against organized crime. The minister made the remarks during his […]…

Central Bank Hikes Interest Rates

Central Bank Hikes Interest Rates

Q COSTA RICA – After last week’s decline,  Thursday  morning  (February 16) the Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) –  Central Bank of Costa Rica…

New Union for Health Companies

New Union for Health Companies

Q COSTA RICA – Pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, medical tourism companies, laboratories, pharmacies and research centers are part of the new Costa Rican health chamber, the…

Tax Incentives Could Lure Migrants Back Home, Says OECD

Tax Incentives Could Lure Migrants Back Home, Says OECD

Q COSTA RICA – Migrants could be tempted to return home if exempted from paying taxes on their savings and given opportunities to build on…

Quake Helped to Discover a New Geological Fault in Costa Rica

Quake Helped to Discover a New Geological Fault in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA – The analysis of the 5.5-magnitude earthquake occurred last November 30, in Capellades, enabled scientists Lepolt Linkimer and Gerardo J. Soto to…

U.S. Citizens Who Owe The IRS Money May Have Their Passport Revoked or Denied Renewal

U.S. Citizens Who Owe The IRS Money May Have Their Passport Revoked or Denied Renewal

Q COSTA RICA – Americans residing in or visiting Costa Rica, may be in for a surprise from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as U.S.…

Costa Rica Continues With Highest Gasoline Prices In The Region

Costa Rica Continues With Highest Gasoline Prices In The Region

Q COSTA RICA – The volatility of international prices of fuels in the oil market persists, being the main factor affecting prices in Central America.…

Arsenic Levels in Bagaces Drinking Water Improving, But Still a Concern

Arsenic Levels in Bagaces Drinking Water Improving, But Still a Concern

Q COSTA RICA (by Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, vozdeguancaste.com) There’s good news and bad news for central Bagaces residents regarding the arsenic levels in their drinking…

Costa Rica’s Attorney General Says Mexico Cartels are Recruiting, Training Local Groups

Costa Rica’s Attorney General Says Mexico Cartels are Recruiting, Training Local Groups

Q COSTA RICA (Insightcrime) Costa Rica’s Attorney General said local criminal groups are being recruited and trained by Mexican drug cartels, further indication of the…

Oscar Arias: “To Kill A Person Is Homicide, To Kill All In A Town Of Hunger Is Called Chavismo”

Oscar Arias: “To Kill A Person Is Homicide, To Kill All In A Town Of Hunger Is Called Chavismo”

Q COSTA RICA – Costa Rica’s Former President and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Oscar Arias had strong words for Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and his…

Cuban Hotels Among Best All-Inclusives of the Caribbean

Cuban Hotels Among Best All-Inclusives of the Caribbean

TODAY CUBA (Varadero, Cuba)  Two hotels in this resort, the largest and most important in Cuba, stand out today in the All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean region, a prestigious website specializing in tourism reported. The mentioned facilities are the Royalton Hicacos Resort and Spa Hotel, and the Iberostar Varadero Hotel, the online travel website TripAdvisor […]…

Meet Leo Canosa, Founder of Cuba’s First (Sort of) Legal Tattoo Studio

Meet Leo Canosa, Founder of Cuba’s First (Sort of) Legal Tattoo Studio

TODAY CUBA – As tattoo art has exploded in Cuba over the last few years, artists have grown accustomed to operating in a legal grey…

El Salvador to Extend ‘Extraordinary’ Anti-Gang Measures until 2018

El Salvador to Extend ‘Extraordinary’ Anti-Gang Measures until 2018

Q24N (InSight Crime) Officials in El Salvador agreed to extend “extraordinary measures” to fight organized crime despite doubts about their effectiveness and alleged threats to…

Havana Art Contest Censors Photo of Cuban Daily as Toilet Paper

Havana Art Contest Censors Photo of Cuban Daily as Toilet Paper

TODAY CUBA – A picture of a woman using Cuba’s national newspaper Trabajadores as toilet paper was censored in a Havana art contest this weekend,…

Living In Fear Of Deportation Is Terrible For Your Health

Living In Fear Of Deportation Is Terrible For Your Health

(Q24N) Washington Post – For the past few weeks, the young man’s heart has been racing. His hands are sweaty. During the day, he has…

Works in Nicaragua for Central American Games in Progress

Works in Nicaragua for Central American Games in Progress

Managua, Nicaragua to host the 11th edition of the Central American Games TODAY NICARAGUA – (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan authorities stated they verified the progress of…

Cuba’s Flying Pizzas

Cuba’s Flying Pizzas

TODAY CUBA – When Cuba expanded private enterprise in 2010, Marta Castaeda and her husband were granted a license to open up their own pizzeria,…

U.S. Embassy Clarifies Fake News About Nicaraguans Visa

U.S. Embassy Clarifies Fake News About Nicaraguans Visa

The U.S. Embassy in Managua. Photo LA PRENSA/Uriel Molina TODAY NICARAGUA – A fake news report circulating this Wednesday caused buzz among Nicaraguans in which…

Nicaragua Air Travel Growing

Nicaragua Air Travel Growing

Images for illustrative purposes TODAY NICARAGUA – In the last four years the number of commercial international flight arrivals in the country has grown by…

Cuban Tourism Boom as January Sees 15% Increase in Foreign Arrivals

Cuban Tourism Boom as January Sees 15% Increase in Foreign Arrivals

Cuban tourism has been booming of late (Enviajes). TODAY CUBA – María del Carmen Orellana, head of marketing at the Cuban Tourism Ministry (Mintur) announced…

Italian Wine With Coca From Bolivia

Italian Wine With Coca From Bolivia

(Q24N) Bolivian Minister of Development Planning, Mariana Prado, informed here that representatives of the enterprise Vino Mariani of Italy, are interested in elaborating their products using Bolivian coca leaf. Prado declared to local media that in a meeting of that enterprise with president Evo Morales in Rome, commented the possibility of producing the wine in […]…

Legislator Charges CNN with Conspiracy Against Venezuela Sovereignty

Legislator Charges CNN with Conspiracy Against Venezuela Sovereignty

Legislator Tania Díaz TODAY VENEZUELA – National Assembly (AN) deputy Tania Díaz accused CNN today of leading a media propaganda to the service of the…

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects Statements by Argentine President

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects Statements by Argentine President

Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodríguez TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has rejected statements by Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri, considering them…

Inflation in Venezuela in 2016 estimated at 404%

Inflation in Venezuela in 2016 estimated at 404%

Torino Capital argues, however, that “whether Venezuela was in hyperinflation last year is of course a different question of whether it will eventually end up…

Trump calls on Venezuela To Release Jailed Opposition Leader

Trump calls on Venezuela To Release Jailed Opposition Leader

Donald Trump took to Twitter to call on the Venezuelan government to release political prisoner Leopoldo López. Alongside his message he posted a picture of…

War and Drug Trafficking in Colombia Prison System

War and Drug Trafficking in Colombia Prison System

La Picota prison in Bogota, Colombia TODAY COLOMBIA (Insightcrime.org) Colombia’s prisons are a reflection of the multiple conflicts that have plagued the country for the…

Trump’s Plan to Tackle Latin America’s “Bad Hombres” Bluster, No Substance

Trump’s Plan to Tackle Latin America’s “Bad Hombres” Bluster, No Substance

Q24N (Insighcrime.org) Donald Trump has targeted organized crime and drug cartels in a new executive order, but beyond the tough talk and bluster there is…

Maduro: “Problems In Venezuela Are None Of CNN’s Business”

Maduro: “Problems In Venezuela Are None Of CNN’s Business”

Maduro said problems in Venezuela are none of CNN’s business. (CNN) TODAY VENEZUELA – President Nicolás Maduro has expelled CNN en Español after accusing the…

Odebrecht Bribes in Colombia Passed through Panama

Odebrecht Bribes in Colombia Passed through Panama

The corruption scandal shakes Colombia TODAY COLOMBIA (Prensa Latina) An investigation carried out by the Public Ministry of Panama, concerning a ghost company of Odebrecht…

Venezuela, Saudi Arabia Review Oil Cooperation Agenda

Venezuela, Saudi Arabia Review Oil Cooperation Agenda

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez met today with her Saudi Arabia counterpart, Adel Al Jubeir TODAY VENEZUELA (Prensa Latina) Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez met…

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