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Travellers Tales

Reminiscences, amusing or surprising pieces from various authors in Cost Rica and about Latin America.

A Tale of Two Countries

Aaron Aalborg is a retired international banker, economist and business advisor now living in...

The U.S.A. Is Not America!

Invariably, in gatherings of Americans, Ticos and other Latins, the subject of what is...

10 Reasons Why Black Men Should Visit Costa Rica (List)

(By Tarik Pierce, Expatkings.com) What’s up fellas! I’ve shared a lot of stories and...

Echoes of Costa Rica or Impressions of Costa Rica from those who have not visited

Q EXPAT FOCUS - Most of us “know” about much of the world through...

In The Days When Flying Was Fun!

Introduction by Chris Clarke - Today, we complain, because we are temporarily stranded, due...

Travelers’ Tales: Welcome Back

Introduction by Chris Clarke - Carol McCool and I met five years ago, through...

Travellers Tales: Karin’s Story

'Introduction by Chris Clarke'. This is a traveler’s tale from Colombia, before the ruination of...

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Costa Rica to Offset National Team’s World Cup Carbon Footprint

Costa Rica will offset its national soccer team’s carbon footprint during the 2018 World Cup in Russia by purchasing bonds that help fund an...

Teachers, Muncipal & Health Workers Strike in San Jose!

Wednesday was a day of strikes and protests in downtown San Jose, as thousands of public sector employees took to the streets against the...

Medical Devices Company Announces Costa Rica Expandion and 1,100 New Jobs

Microvention-Terumo announced it will be doubling its production capacity in Costa Rica by the end of the year and plans to expand its facilities...

446 Direct Flights Connect Juan Santamaria (SJO) With Europe and The Americas

With the start of the flight from Frankfurt, Germany by Lufthansa, Costa Rica now has a record 446 direct flights a week between San...

Catholic Church Agrees to Mediate following Violent Protests in Nicaragua

The Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua (ECN) agreed on Tuesday to be the mediator and witness of a dialogue proposed by the Daniel Ortega administration...

Government Decrees Regulation For Breastfeeding Rooms In The Workplace

The Executive Branch of the government has signed a decree requiring companies, both public and private, employing more than 30 women, to have to...

Virilla Bridge Between Lindora and Belen Closed Nightly

Take note, the Virilla bridge connecting Lindora (Santa Ana) and Belen will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every night starting today,...

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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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El Chapo’s Colombia Drug Trade Partners

TODAY COLOMBIA - Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel of the recently escaped “El Chapo” has a number of business partners across Colombia responsible for the export...

Banco Popular Cardholders Victim of “Skimming”

COSTA RICA NEWS - A number of cardholders of the Banco Popular were scammed Saturday, September 27, of about US$30.000 dollars, explained Juan Carlos...

Convergys to hire 3,000 in U.S., Costa Rica

Convergys Corp. will hire 3,000 people in call centers across the United States and in Costa Rica. The U.S. jobs, to be filled through mid-January,...

Nicaragua A Renewabl Energy Paradise in Central America

(QNICARAGUA) World Bank Report -  Nicaragua is what many experts call a paradise of renewable energies. The country has extensive geothermic resources––resulting from its...

30 Years Ago, A Thief Amputated Both Hands of A Woman, A Tico Doctor Reattached Them

QCOSTARICA - It was 30 years ago when Clara Diana Alvarado suffered serious injury to both her hands by a thief who had invaded...