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Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica's ambassador to Washington, Roman Macaya Hayes, said the budget cuts planned by the Donald Trump government for 2018 do not compromise the cooperation promised by the United States...

What Will Happen With The Rise In The Dollar Exchange?

The increases in the dollar exchange rate surprised many this week, who were confident that the dollar would...

The Six Lane “Platina” Bridge Now Open!

Q COSTA RICA - It was 12:17 pm Wednesday. On the phone with his boss, President Luis Guillermo...

Illegal Gold Mining in Costa Rica Suggests Diversifying Criminal Landscape

Q COSTA RICA (Insightcrime.org) Recent reports suggest illegal gold mining and the associated trafficking of mercury are increasing...

Now It’s The Rincon de la Vieja!

It was 10:12am Tuesday when people from Buenos Aires de Upala, the closest community to the Rincon de...

Transito Looking For Volunteers In The Absence of Sufficient Officials

Q COSTA RICA - In the face of a lack of sufficient manpower (officials) to patrol the roads...

Rain Causes Landslides In Viejo Arenal, Tilaran

The rains of the last couple of days have caused a series...

Central Bank Says It Will Spend US$1 Billion To Shore Up The Colon

You Want Dollars? Have a billion! At a press conference and in the face of continued exchange rate hikes, as...

Man Arrested For Sexual Abuse Of Minor and Posting Video On The Internet

Q COSTA RICA - It was in San Miguel de Higuito de...

Dollar Exchange Rate Keeps Climbing, It Has Already Reached ¢595

Q COSTA RICA - The Colon exchange rate against the U.S. dollar...

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TODAY COSTA RICA - Nowadays, people cling to objects that belonged to our ancestors as a way to honor their memory and even have them around, even if it is no longer possible. That feeling...

Aló…The History Of The Telephone In Costa Rica

If you have been in Costa Rica for more than a decade you will remember the "modern" (for the time in Costa Rica) phones,...

What Is Ransomware and How To Protect Your Files From It

What would it mean if you lost all of your personal documents, such as your family photos, research or business records? How much would...

The Vintage FJ Cruiser Frame-Off Restoration Process

TODAY COSTA RICA - Being the owner of a vintage Landcruiser what the people at the Vintage Cruiser Co. do is awesome, taking an...

Win A Once-in-a-lifetime World Parrot Trust Volunteering Trip to Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - Is this the best work experience in the world? World Parrot Trust is looking for someone to move to Costa...

Who Where The Filibusteros (Those Yankee Invaders)?

Q COSTA RICA, by Mitzi Stark. Outside of Central America few people know about the invasion of William Walker and his filibustero army in...

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Drug-related violence and poverty drive illegal immigration, but spending on these areas to fall by 45% US President Donald Trump’s 2018 Department of State budget proposal released earlier this week means drastic cuts for Latin...

Former Panama President Wanted by Interpol

TODAY PANAMA –  AN INTERPOL Red Alert was formally issued on Monday, May 22 at the request of the Supreme Court of Panama for...

Northern Triangle: A Never-Ending Crisis?

(Q24N) For years, the set of countries known as the Northern Triangle –Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras– has suffered a serious economic, political, and...

Cuban Dictatorship Invites Over Puerto Rican Terrorist Released by Obama

Cuba President Raul Castro congratulated Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera on his release this week, and invited him to visit the island. Lopez Rivera...

Fire Destroys Managua’s Central Market

TODAY NICARAGUA - A fire over the weekend destroyed Nicaragua's Mercado Oriental, one of the biggest markets in Central America, part of a traditional...

Drug Traffickers Destroying Large Sections of Central America Forests: Report

Q24N (Insightcrime.org) A new study estimates that up to 30% of all deforestation in three Central American countries is due to cocaine trafficking, providing...

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During the 52-year war, rebel women FARC fighters were obliged to use birth control. Those who became pregnant were made to leave their babies with family members, or even forced to terminate their pregnancy. FARC...

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Meet Venezuela’s “Resistance:” An Army of Heroes Willing to Sacrifice their Lives for Democracy

Like a game of chess, each person plays a role: the first line of protection consists of shields. (PanAm Post) Venezuela’s opposition has a new...

Venezuela’s military defends its role in deadly protests

Venezuelan National Guards stand guard in front of Lilian Tintori (C), wife of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, during a rally in support...

Protesters in Venezuela burn Hugo Chavez’s childhood home

An opposition activist throws a molotov cocktail in clashes with riot police during a march by doctors and other health care personnel in Caracas,...

Maduro Says Trump’s ‘Imperialist Hand’ Behind Venezuela’s Turmoil

TODAY VENEZUELA (Caracas) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday said that his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, is deeply involved in “terrorist” activities and...
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When the film Wonder Woman is released in early June, it will surely join the blockbuster ranks of other recent comic book-inspired film franchises, including Batman, Superman, Spiderman, and X-Men. But that’s not just...

Karina Ramos Confirms Her Departure From Channel 7

The beautiful Karina Ramos (crowned Miss Costa Rica 2014), is among the 49 people let go at Teletica, channel 7, as the television station...

That ‘Red Liquid’ In Your Meat Isn’t What You Think It Is

When purchasing red meat, including steaks, many grocery shoppers often find red liquid in the bottom of the packaging, which you probably assumed was...

Brenda Kellerman, The Tica On Her Way To Stardom On Mexico Television

COSTA RICA EXTRA - The warmth, effort and talent of Costa Ricans continues to echo abroad. Brenda Kellerman is one those, leaving Costa Rica...

The Vintage FJ Cruiser Frame-Off Restoration Process

TODAY COSTA RICA - Being the owner of a vintage Landcruiser what the people at the Vintage Cruiser Co. do is awesome, taking an...
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Q TRAVEL - Latin American airline, Latam, announced three weekly flights between San Jose (SJO) and Lima, Peru (LIM), starting January 2, 2018. The new flights between the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima and...

Southwest Airlines Announces The Launch of Daily Nonstop Service to Costa Rica.

Q TRAVEL - Southwest Airlines has announced the launch of daily nonstop...

Road To Monteverde To Get Asphalted After A Decade Of Waiting

Q COSTA RICA - It's been more than a decade of waiting....

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Rain Causes Landslides In Viejo Arenal, Tilaran

The rains of the last couple of days have caused a series of landslides in the area of...

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Central Bank Says It Will Spend US$1 Billion To Shore Up The Colon

You Want Dollars? Have a billion! At a press conference and in the face of continued exchange rate...

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Science & Technology Minister Resigns For Participating In PLN Party Internal Elections

Q COSTA RICA - Carolina Vasquez Soto has been appointed as the new head of Costa Rica's ministry...
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A National Holiday Should Be Declared

Rico's TICO BULL - I was in Pricesmart yesterday (Wednesday). On the big tv screens was the noon...

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Is Costa Rica a Health Care Haven for Expats?

Q24n (edited) - Costa Rica has a lot to offer expats. Are you looking for a low cost...

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

At The 1,2,3 Cafe by Rafael Stumbo Tarasco Bruce Springsteen was belting out “Thunder Road” on every transistor radio...

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