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Shrimp Conflict Between Mexico and Honduras Continues

It has been four months since Mexican authorities blocked shrimp imports from Honduras, with no solution in sight...

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica: The Next Tulum

(Nytimes.com) As Tulum has become overrun with Los Angelenos and New Yorkers trying to recreate the cultures of...

Canada To Open Free Trade Talks With Mercosur Group Of South American Countries

(Reuters) - The Canadian government plans to open free trade talks with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in...

Latin America Focuses on Attacking Pockets of Rural Poverty

(IPS) - Identifying territories where rural poverty is most entrenched in Latin America and the Caribbean to apply...

Tigo To Invest US$30 Million This Year

Tigo (Millicom) is set to invest US$30 million in Costa Rica this year to substantially expand coverage, double...

British Airways Connection Drives Costa Rica Tourism

The latest figures from the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) indicate that a total of 76,173 visitors from...

More than 30 Million Mexicans Working in the Informal Economy

(Prensa Latina) More than 30 million Mexicans are working in the informal economy, representing 57% of the working...

Valentine’s Day Special: ‘No, Opposites Do Not Attract’

Everyone seems to agree that opposites attract. Young and old people, happy and distressed couples, single folks and...

Brazil’s President Left Without a Pension After Failing to Prove He’s Alive

The odd mix-up occurred after pension office administrators in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo indicated that the...

Lost Mayan ‘Mega Cities’ Discovered Under Jungle in Guatemala

Researchers have uncovered more than 60,000 structures, including pyramids, palaces and causeways through the power of ground-penetrating laser...

Automated Digital Tools Threaten Political Campaigns in Latin America

(IPS) - The use of technological tools in political campaigns has become widespread in Latin America, accompanied by...

Acoustic imaging reveals hidden features of megathrust fault off Costa Rica

Geophysicists have obtained detailed three-dimensional images of a dangerous megathrust fault west of Costa Rica where two plates...

The Never Ending Tariff Conflict between Panama and Colombia

The Panamanian government has decided to increase, in some cases by up to 30%, import tariffs on several...

City Mall Develop Annouces New Mixed Use Real Estate Development

The real estate group, Lady Lee Corporation of Honduran origin, has announced that in 2019 it will start construction...

Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen spend first Sunday of offseason in Costa Rica

Super Bowl LII may not have gone the way Tom Brady wanted, but the New England Patriots quarterback...

What is behind the International Criminal Court? A carousel of lies and on-paper victories

The International Criminal Court (ICC), the one everyone talks about and deposits their hopes onto in regard to...

Costa Rica Among the Top Experiential Travel Destinations

More people look to experiential travel to invest in themselves every year. Travelers desire a more unique, engaging...

The Alvardo’s To The Finish

Fabricio Alvarado and Carlos Alvarado - no relation - will spend the coming weeks seeking votes to become...

Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno tries to bury the legacy of his predecessor

LESS than a year after electing a president, Ecuadoreans will vote on whether to bar a former one...

A Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Shakes up Costa Rica’s Election

The Economist - A “SLICE of Iowa misplaced on the Central American isthmus”, is how an American political...

Why Trump is Wrong to Blame Migration for MS13 Expansion, Violence

Insightcrime.org - President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union Address to blame the expansion and...

50 Ways to Wrest Control

As Costa Ricans ponder their vote over the next couple of days before heading to the polls in...

The Never Ending Problem of Tax Refunds

Guatemalan businessmen claim that their operations are being affected by delays up to three years in the tax...

TripAdvisor Rates Costa Rica Resort #2 Hotel in the World

Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, located in Manuel Antonio, in Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast, has been recognized as...

Costa Rica Banks Also Graded as Negative

In line with last week's revision from stable to negative for Costa Rica's economy outlook for sovereign debt,...

Moralist Upsurge in Brazil Revives Censorship of the Arts

RIO DE JANEIRO (IPS) - It is not yet an official policy because censorship is not openly accepted...

Airline Overhead Bins May Now Be Reserved

American Airlines is treating overhead bins like reserved spots in a constantly crowded parking lot beginning Feb. 1....

Swearing-in Day ‘Last Chance’ to Avoid Dictatorship in Honduras

Salvador Nasralla, the former Honduran presidential candidate for the Opposition Alliance against the Dictatorship, said Friday that the...

Politics and Religion Don’t Mix

The Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) - elections tribunal -  has ordered the Catholic and Evangelist church from...

How Costa Rica is Quietly Building a Case for Cryptocurrency Development

In recent months, the hype surrounding cryptocurrency and Bitcoin has exploded on a global scale, with mainstream media...

The NewYorkTimes Has A Sh*thole Moment of It’s Own, Compares Oscar Perez to Che Guevara

It seems that every time the Times is ready to turn a corner on its Latin America coverage,...

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Increase In Passenger Arrivals Saturates San Jose Airport

The hundreds of tourists arriving at Costa Rica's main international airport, the Juan Santamaria (SJO), in San Jose eager to discover the beauties of...

The Puntarenas Cow Stare Down!

During my current visit to the Nicoya Peninsula, this cow in Playa Tambor was very vigilant of my presence. She followed my every move,...

Meet the Dark Side of Brazil’s Legendary Rio Carnival

Brazil’s female samba dancers the spill the beans on the darker side of working at the iconic Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Viviane Morais Ferreira Guimarães,...

Shrimp Conflict Between Mexico and Honduras Continues

It has been four months since Mexican authorities blocked shrimp imports from Honduras, with no solution in sight in the short term. Alleging the presence...

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica: The Next Tulum

(Nytimes.com) As Tulum has become overrun with Los Angelenos and New Yorkers trying to recreate the cultures of their own hometowns in a more...

Costa Rica’s Election: It Wasn’t the Economy, Stupid!

Is it the economy, stupid? A preliminary analysis would have concluded that such a maxim would prevail in Costa Rica’s presidential race: unemployment is...

Canada To Open Free Trade Talks With Mercosur Group Of South American Countries

(Reuters) - The Canadian government plans to open free trade talks with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America, an official said on...

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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...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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Panama Rejects European Union (EU) Visas

(TODAY PANAMA) Most European Union (EU) visitor visas will no longer be accepted for entry into Panama under a new decree highlighting a general...

Stalled RECOPE Limón Refinery Still Employs 350

La Nacion Tuesday revealed that the RECOPE Refinery at Limon paralyzed since August, 2011, but still keeps 350 workers on salary. The obsolete refinery...

Non-Partisan Asbentee Voter Registration Drive For U.S. Citizens

(QCOMMUNITY) A Non-Partisan absentee voter registration drive for U.S. citizens living in or visiting Costa Rica during the election will be on Saturday September...

Cold Front Over Gulf Of Mexico Responsible For Winds and Cool Temperatures in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - A cold front (high pressure) over the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean is the reason for the strong winds...

One Of The World’s Greatest Treasures Believed Buried In Cocos Island

(QCOSTARICA) Legend has it incredible amounts of treasure are hidden around the world: gold, silver, pearls, religious artefacts, emeralds from the New World. Even...