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

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 information on many beautiful...

The U.S.A. Is Not America!

Invariably, in gatherings of Americans, Ticos and other Latins, the subject of what is America comes up. Growing...

Travellers Tales: Karin’s Story

'Introduction by Chris Clarke'. This is a traveler’s tale from Colombia, before the ruination of guerilla wars, narcos 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 impressions gained from others....

In The Days When Flying Was Fun!

Introduction by Chris Clarke - Today, we complain, because we are temporarily stranded, due to volcanic eruptions, computer...

Travelers’ Tales: Welcome Back

Introduction by Chris Clarke - Carol McCool and I met five years ago, through a writers’ group in...

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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...

OIJ Raids Cosevi Central Offices

The Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi) - road safety council - offices in La Uruca was raided this Monday morning, as investigators delve into...

Migrants Up Against Nicaragua’s “Containment Wall”

(IPS) - Nicaragua’s “containment wall”, aimed at bolstering internal security, has been successful with regard to the fight against transnational crime. But its...

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 new tools and innovative policies to...

Better Safe Than Sorry: Travel Tips

People often hear stories of travel incidents but they don't think it'll happen to them. Two of the biggest problems for travelers are stolen,...

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 broadband speed and bring DTT to...

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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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Photo courtesy of Visit Costa Rica - The Costa Rica Tourism Board

Listening for the Sound Of Extinction In Costa Rica

(Q24N) La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica (CNN) - The "blue jeans" frog is practically screaming to be noticed. Its head is blood red,...

How many jobs does fashion generate in Colombia?

The fashion industry continues growing at an unstoppable speed. Increasingly companies are betting on the fabric and clothing business in Latin America According to Fashion...

Women Have Disappeared From Presidential Ballots

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica has had its woman president. Is that enough? It may appear so given that women are moving further...

Costa Rica Airplane With 90 Kg Of Cocaine Found Abandoned In A Canal in Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (Dirección General de Aviación Civil) claims not to know the name of owner of the Costa...