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Q COSTA RICA - Men, mostly young and inexperienced in the handling of firearms, are behind the large number of homicides related to narco or drug trafficking occurring in Costa Rica, according to the...

Rise In Homicides Linked To Drug Trafficking

The street sale of crack and marijuana has become such a lucrative business in Costa Rica, that controlling...

Changeover To Digital TV Does Not Require The Purchase Of A New TV Or Paid Services

Q COSTA RICA  - The changeover to digital signal from analogue does not involve extra charges assures the...

Financial Education in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, a large part of the population still has inadequate or no access to finance. This...

Iran defeats Costa Rica in FIFA U-20 World Cup

(Q24N) – Iran edged past Costa Rica in FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Group C on...

Head-On Collission On The Ruta 27 Leaves One Dead, Another Injured

Q COSTA RICA - A car accident left one dead and another seriously injured Saturday afternoon on the...

Dollar Exchange Rate Keeps Increasing in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - In the last couple of weeks the Banco...

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 of science,...

Taxation Evaluating Asking The U.S. For Information On Airbnb Hosts in Costa Rica

Although Airbnb has offered to collect the sales tax for transactions made...

India’s TVS Motor Driving Into Costa Rica and Central America

One of India’s leading two and three-wheeler manufacturer, TVS Motor Company Limited,...

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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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(Q24N) For years, the set of countries known as the Northern Triangle –Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras– has suffered a serious economic, political, and security crisis. While insecurity keeps being one, if not the...

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...

Electricity Price Rises in Nicaragua

A 2% increase in electric energy rates has been announced, and an assurance that it will be the only increase during the present year,...

‘La Patrona’ Escape from Guatemala Prison Spotlights Institutional Corruption

(Q24N) Insightcrime.org - A former mayoral candidate turned criminal leader in Guatemala has escaped from one of the country's detention centers, further illustrating how...

Central American Trauma Ignored as 9 in 10 Refugees Report Kidnapping, Murder, Rape

(Q24N) A new study reports that 92 percent of refugees from the Northern Triangle countries of Central America – El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras...

Indigenous Hondurans Fight ‘Right-Wing Invaders’ Burning Crops

(Q24N) The Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, COPINH, issued a statement on Thursday slamming “right-wing invaders” who are allegedly burning...

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TODAY VENEZUELA (Caracas) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday said that his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, is deeply involved in “terrorist” activities and the violence that is unfolding in the South American nation...

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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...

Venezuelan Dictatorship Arrests Thousands after 7 Weeks of Protests

Opposition leader, Henrique Capriles Radonski, who serves as Governor of the state of Miranda The death toll and causality count have been mounting at an...

Venezuelans Switch to Night Protests as Regime’s Death Toll Mounts

Venezuela’s opposition against President Nicolás Maduro is starting a new protest strategy: organize at night. This week, those opposed to the country’s dictatorial regime met in...

Venezuela has a fake news problem too

It’s hard to know what to believe these days. Marco Bello/Reuters Like dust in the wind the news flies: Leopoldo López, the jailed Venezuelan opposition...
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COSTA RICA EXTRA (IBT) Often regarded as the most outspoken Kardashian, Khloe isn't shy when it comes to sharing her views. However, it may have come as a surprise to some viewers that the anti-drugs...

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...

Luis Miguel: The Eclipse of “The Sun of Mexico”

COSTA RICA EXTRA - The spotlight no longer shines on Luis Miguel. The stage of his life is now in darkness. The law few...

Dwayne Johnson for U.S. President!

(COSTA RICA EXTRA) No one gets up earlier than Dwayne Johnson. Or goes to bed later. Or is more awake during the hours in...
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Q TRAVEL - Southwest Airlines has announced the launch of daily nonstop service to Costa Rica. Service from Fort Lauderdale (FFL) to San Jose (SJO) slated to begin Nov. 6, pending final government approvals. The airline...

Road To Monteverde To Get Asphalted After A Decade Of Waiting

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

‘Today Costa Rica Is In Fashion in Europe and in Switzerland’: Lufthansa Regional Manager

  Q COSTA RICA - On Tuesday, May 9, the Swiss airline Edelweiss,...

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Rookie Triggermen Behind Most Homicides Related To Drug Trafficking (Narco)

Q COSTA RICA - Men, mostly young and inexperienced in the handling of firearms, are behind the large...

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Dollar Exchange Rate Keeps Increasing in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - In the last couple of weeks the Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) -...

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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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Why It Took So Long To Finish?

A few months ago the idea began to take form in my head for a complete redesign and...

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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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