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Costa Rica Against Money Laundering, Terrorist Funding

Costa Rica Against Money Laundering, Terrorist Funding

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica has launched a national campaign against money laundering and terrorist financing, that includes actions in various fields and changes to legislation. The proposal was discussed during the two days, Thursday and Friday, of the Grupo de Acción Financiera de Latinoamérica (GAFILAT) – Latin America Anti-Money Laundering Group, in San José, with the […]

Protester Blockades Indirect Cause of Fatal Accident

Protester Blockades Indirect Cause of Fatal Accident

(QCOSTARICA) The protest by hundreds of porteadores (informal taxis) on Wednesday impeded an ambulance rushing a seriously injured child to hospital and the indirect cause of the accident resulting in the injury of another and the death of two women. The accident occurred on the Bernardo Soto highway, west of the San Jose airport, on […]

Retirees Beware: Coche Bomba (Car Bomb) Will Soon Explode in Zapote’s Bull Ring!

Retirees Beware: Coche Bomba (Car Bomb) Will Soon Explode in Zapote’s Bull Ring!

COSTA RICA LIVING – Judging by the title of this blog one would think that we have terrorism in Costa Rica. Potential retirees will be pleased to know that terrorism does not exist here. As sad as the 9-11 tragedy was, we never felt the least bit threatened here since the country he no enemies […]

[BLOG] Encelulado in Costa Rica

After reading the title you are probably asking, “What does encelulado mean in English.” The closest translation I can come up with is “to connected one’s cell phone frequently or almost continuously.” Everywhere you go in Costa Rica you’ll see people who are walking around with a cell phone in their hand. Whenever I take […]

[BLOG] What in the heck is the Farándula?

[BLOG] What in the heck is the Farándula?

If you listen to the news in Spanish or know enough Spanish to read the Diario Extra you may have seen or heard the word “farándula.” La farándula” is the nightlife scene consisting of figures from business, sports, politics, modeling, entertainment and beautiful people. I guess you could say it is sort of like Costa Rica’s version of the “Jet Set.” Those […]