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

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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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New “Mini City” For Escazú in 2016

QCOSTARICA - With an investment of more than US$100 million, Escazú Village seeks to promote the "mixed development" concept in San José's posh neighbourhood. Located...

Four Seasons Costa Rica Lays Off 68

The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, located in the Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste, laid off 68 employees last week, due to low season visits. The...

Costa Rica At The Centre of Pope John Paul II’s Sainthood

Hundreds of Costa Ricans in Rome, while thousands more - a stadium full - in Costa Rica, did not sleep Saturday night waiting for...

Quick Action Saves Indigent from Dogs

Quick thinking by two observers. who risked their own lives. rescued an indigent from an attack by two pit bull guard dogs in Desamparados...

Up to ¢800,000 Fine For Not Picking Up Dog Poop

QCOSTARICA - Not picking up dog poop could cost the pet owner between ¢400,000 and ¢800,000 colones (US$750 and US$1,500) if the initiative by...