Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado Announces Bill So That Uber and Taxis Coexist

Contrary to the desires of the formal (red) taxis, President Carlos Alvarado announced a bill by which Uber will remain in Costa Rica and...

Terror cannot be the seed of peace, Bogota cardinal says after car bomb

Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota said that terror can never be the seed...

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Couple Busted For Running ‘House of Ill Repute’

A couple was arrested as suspects of the crime of...

“Tax on Luxury Homes” And “Corporations Tax” Is Approaching

Owners of luxury homes - for 2019, homes valued at...

Wind Gusts To Reach 100 km/h Today (Tuesday)

Windy conditions will continue today (Tuesday) with wind gusts reaching...

Rincon de La Vieja Volcano Eruption Sunday Morning

A strong eruption of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano...

Pilgrims must pay the international land transport tax into Panama

The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) - tourism board -...

Close Vote: 27 in favor and 26 against motion against therapeutic abortion

Legislators on Monday afternoon approved, with only one vote different, 27 votes in favor and 26 against, to make an...

Unions are opposed to being notified by email

Bill 21.049 being currently discussed by the Comisión especial de...

Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Chamorro exiles in Costa Rica for ‘extreme threats’ from the Ortega regime

Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, editor of the Confidencial online...

More than 500 Nicaraguans marched in Costa Rica against the government of Daniel Ortega

Sunday morning more than 500 Nicaraguans took to downtown San...

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“My” Full Lunar Eclipse Last Night (Photos)

With clear skies over most of Costa Rica, the total eclipse of the moon...

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Rico's TICO BULL - On the social media, the Ministerio de Obras Publicas y...

TICO BULL: Playing Chicken With The Train!

Rico's TICO BULL - In less than a month that the new train level...

Important! How many holidays fall on weekends? Write them down.

Corrected: August 2 is the Día de la Virgen de los Ángeles and October...

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First total lunar eclipse of the year

The first total eclipse of the moon in happening tonight,...

State accuses lesbian couple who got married in 2015 for ‘detriment to the family’

The State has accused Laura Flórez-Estrada and Jasmin Elizondo, as...

ICT launches first outdoor promotional campaign in Madrid

"Yo estoy Pura Vida. Y tú, ¿Cuándo vienes?” (I am...

Fiscalia: Oscar Arias devised a ‘criminal plan’ to develop the Crucitas mine ‘at all costs’

The General Prosecutor's Office (Fiscalia) filed on Friday an accusation...

The Implications in Costa Rica Of A Liberty Latin America and Millicom Merger

Costa Rica's cable television, IP telephony, and cellular phone market...

Nicaragua Police attributes murder of four its officers to a gang based in Costa Rica

Police in Nicaragua assure that the four officers killed in...

Albino Vargas: ‘There are people calling for a coup d’état and an armed struggle’

During an appearance before the Comisión sobre Huelgas del Congreso...

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Paradise in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

  Have you ever traveled somewhere you’ve never been, and the...

If you get an email with subject “factura electrónica”, careful, it could be a scam

With the age of the “factura electrónica” - electronic invoicing...

Interamericana Norte CLOSED!

The Interamericana Norte (Ruta 1) between San Ramón and  Esparza...

Former Guatemala Prresident Held in Custody in Alleged Corruption Case

Guatemala City - (Prensa Latina) Former President Otto Pérez Molina...

Colombia invited to join OECD; third Latin American member with Mexico and Chile

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced on...

Pinto Is A Student of the Game

(AP) — Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto will need...

The Poás Volcano Will Reopen To The Public in August

Authorities of the Sistema Nacional de Áreas de Conservación (Sinac)...

Poppy Production Latest Development in Honduras Drug Trade

Honduran authorities have reported the first ever discovery of an...

Costa Rica’s Inflation Low, Unemployment High in 2012

Efforts of the Banco Central (Central Bank) have maintained inflation...

The Traffic Chaos of San José That Is Only Expected To Get Worse

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Young Koreans arrived in Cartago, their journey to World Youth Day 2019 begins

A group from South Korea arrived in Costa Rica this week ahead of the World...

‘Pura vida’ at Vuelta a Costa Rica

 (Velonews) “Just wait until you see! Pura Vida!” Lilieth Paniagua told me as she...

Film Starring Costa Rican Actor Leading In U.S. Box Office

(QMOVIES) ‘Don’t Breathe’, the horror fill starring Costa Rican actor...

An Intro to “Blue Zones”

(Q24N) Dan Buettner was born in Minnesota and spent time...

Scotiabank Offers Cardholders 50% Discount At Restaurants

QCR - Customers of Scotiabank and Scotiabank Transformándose (Citi) can...

Expomovil 2013 Starts Today

Expomovil 2013 kicks off today and to run until March...

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Terror cannot be the seed of peace, Bogota cardinal says after car bomb

Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota said that terror can never be the seed...

UN Condemns Bogota Terrorist Attack And Urges International Support For Justice For Victims

The United Nations is urging its members to “actively cooperate” with Colombian authorities in...
Experts from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Panama, are among the 45 countries that will be trained by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)...

5 things to know about World Youth Day 2019

(CNA) The 15th international World Youth Day is beings today,...

Devastating Interview with Rafael Solis, Exiled Nicaraguan Supreme Court Justice

(Confidencial) Former Supreme Court judge Rafael Solis spoke for 54...

Brazil’s Authorities Show Suspicious Funds Transfers to President’s Son Account

Brazilian financial authorities have identified suspicious money transfers into an...

21 Dead, Dozens Hurt in Colombia Car Bomb Explosion

A car bomb exploded Thursday, January 17, at a police...

New Migrant Caravan Enters Mexico Undocumented Despite Humanitarian Visas

Hundreds of Central American migrants entered Mexico undocumented through an...

ICT launches first outdoor promotional campaign in Madrid

"Yo estoy Pura Vida. Y tú, ¿Cuándo vienes?” (I am Pura Vida. And you?...

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Costa Rica Tops In Medical Tourism – Getting Medical Care in Another Country

"Medical tourism," or traveling to another country for medical care, is a growing trend....

Apple Vacations Offers Costa Rica Direct Flights From Chicago’s Rockford IL

Chicago's Rockford Airport (RFD) celebrated on Friday the first direct flight to Costa Rica...

4 Costa Rica Beaches In To 50 Beaches In Central America and Caribbean

Often touted as the Mecca of lust-worthy beaches, Central America...

More Canadians To Hit Costa Rica Beaches With New Direct Flights From Vancouver

The Canadian low-cost airline Sunwing, that also operates seasonal flight...

Juan Santamaría (San Jose) Airport expects 2.5 million tourists

Aeris, the operator of the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO)...

Immigration Control Points Holiday Hours

Costa Rica's immigration service, the Dirección General de Migración y...

The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2019 – InternationalLiving.com

“Where should you retire?” We can bet you've asked this question of yourself more...

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If you have to work on December 25 and January 1, you will be paid double

While the central government, autonomous agencies and a number of businesses are in holiday...

I Understand Spanish, But I Can’t Speak It Well.

Understanding the language and not speaking it well is actually a very common problem...

My Two Colones

For the most part, people get extremely concerned when they...

Buying Online From Costa Rica For Products From Abroad. My experience.

(Rico's TICO BULL) Buying online  - internet purchases - may...

She found a chocolate farm in Costa Rica … and stayed

(CNN Business) After graduating with a degree in architecture in...

A “Clean Well Lighted Place” for a Drink

In my travels, I have been fortunate enough to have...

Pia Miller, Chilean-born Australian fashion model

Pia Loyola, better known as Pia Miller, is a Chilean-born Australian fashion model and...

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In Jacó You Can Get A Burger For US$499

It is common to see hamburger commercials at prices to get you in the...

Netflix Announces Price Hike That Includes Susbscribers in Costa Rica

Updated, Jan. 17. Netflix Costa Rica has reached out, informing us that person names...

David Cameron Vacationed Christmas & New Years in Costa Rica

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron (2010 to 2016) has...

Charly Jordan Gets Conked With A Shower Head While Vacationing in Costa Rica

CONFIDENTIAL - Charly Jordan, the Los Angeles-based model and DJ,...

The She and He That Stole The Sighs And Stares At The Tope (Photos)

On Wednesday, the streets of downown San Jose filled with...

Catriona Gray impacts social networks with her ‘no makeup’ photos

The newly crowned Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray has no...

“My” Full Lunar Eclipse Last Night (Photos)

With clear skies over most of Costa Rica, the total eclipse of the moon...

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No Filter Needed III !

No filter is needed to highlight the beauty of Costa Rica. Photos from Visit...

No Filter Needed II !

No filter is needed to highlight the beauty of Costa...

No Filter Needed III !

No filter is needed to highlight the beauty of Costa Rica. ...

“My” Full Lunar Eclipse Last Night (Photos)

With clear skies over most of Costa Rica, the total eclipse of the moon...

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Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado Announces Bill So That Uber and Taxis Coexist

Contrary to the desires of the formal (red) taxis, President Carlos Alvarado announced a bill by which Uber will remain in Costa Rica and...

President of Teachers Union: “A Child Is Not Going To Die For Not Receiving Education

The president of the Asociación Nacional de Educadores (ANDE) - National Association of Educators - Gilberto Cascante, told the Comisión de Asuntos Sociales -...

Unions are opposed to being notified by email

Bill 21.049 being currently discussed by the Comisión especial de huelgas -Special Legislative Commission on Strikes - proposes among other things, that unions must...

Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Chamorro exiles in Costa Rica for ‘extreme threats’ from the Ortega regime

Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, editor of the Confidencial online news and the television programs Esta Semana and Esta Noche, announced Sunday night that...

Costa Rica Says 13 Ticos Detained and One Assassinated in Nicaragua Since The Beginning of the Protests Against Ortega

Thirteen Costa Ricans have been arrested and one was killed in Nicaragua since the April 18, 2018 protests broke out over pension reforms that...

business

“Tax on Luxury Homes” And “Corporations Tax” Is Approaching

Owners of luxury homes - for 2019, homes valued at more than ¢131 million colones (US$210,000 dollars) - must pay the Impuesto Solidario para...

Pilgrims must pay the international land transport tax into Panama

The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) - tourism board - reminded pilgrims and all others who travel through Costa Rica to Panana City to...

The Implications in Costa Rica Of A Liberty Latin America and Millicom Merger

Costa Rica's cable television, IP telephony, and cellular phone market could be concentrated in the hands of a few with the recent news of...

Telecable cleared to buy Cable Costa

Costa Rica’s telecommunications regulator Sutel has approved the takeover by cable TV and broadband operator Telecable of regional operator Cable Costa for an undisclosed...

Telefonica (Movistar) close to selling Guatemala and El Salvador units

Telefonica, under its brand Movistar and the second largest in terms of users mobile operator in Costa Rica, is close to finalising the sale...

sports

Keylor Navas Staying Put At Real Madrid, Signs New Deal

For the last few weeks, it’s been claimed that the Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas is unhappy at Real Madrid and keen to leave....

Costa Rica named as a host nation for Gold Cup 2019

Costa Rica's Estadio Nacional (National Stadium) will be the site of the first two Group B matches for next summer's edition of Confederation of...

United States announces Feb. 2 friendly vs. Costa Rica in San Jose (California)

(AP) The United States will play Costa Rica in a friendly on Feb. 2 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California. The match, announced this...

Costa Rica Defeats Peru 3-2 in Friendly

In their last game of the year, Costa Rica defeated Peru 3-2 in a friendly on Tuesday. Jonathan McDonald, Allan Cruz and Joel Campbell led...

The “toughest MTB in the planet” La Ruta de Los Conquistadores Is On!

La Ruta de Los Conquistadores, a grueling mountain bike race that crosses the country from the Pacific to the Caribbean, in underway. The course changes...

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Samsung Teases Galaxy Unpacked 2019 with Captivating Billboards in Paris

Costa Rica - Over the past 10 years, Samsung has established a rich legacy of smartphone innovation that has helped make people’s lives smarter...

Tuyo Movil To Dissappear On January 15

Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Tuyo Movil, owned by Televisora de Costa Rica (Teletica), will be ceasing activities on 15 January. The operator’s customer...

Feeling Ignored For Being On Your Cell Phone? You Are Not Alone.

The cellular phone has become an essential part of life. So much so that 90% of users have it close by, less than a...

BCR Goes “Beep” With The First “Wearable” Banking in Costa Rica

The Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) is the first bank in Costa Rica to make available to its customers the first "wearable" or wearable...

Half of the Costa Rica population does not know how to make transfers and payments online

Nearly 60% in Costa Rica say they do not have any banking app installed on their cellular phone, while half say they do not...