Yes, microlending reduces extreme poverty

A small boost in microlending to the developing world could lift more than 10.5...

Online Sexual Exploitation of Children: An Alarming Trend Share

From the U.S. State Department Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Fact...

Puppet of History: Panama’s Manuel Noriega

The late General Manuel Antonio Noriega has done more to demonstrate the bipolar nature...

The Best Online Degrees for Working in the United States

Online degrees have changed the face of education and their unique model has several...

Potential Net Migration Index Falls in Middle East, Latin America

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- People's desire to migrate permanently to other countries rebounded slightly between...

Statehood for Puerto Rico? Lessons from the last time the US added a star to its flag

On June 11, Puerto Ricans will vote on statehood. Even if Puerto Rico votes “yes,”...

‘If We Are Deported, Who Benefits?’

(Politico.com) Until a few weeks ago, I was working as a paralegal at an...

86% of the Most Dangerous Cities Are In Latin America

For the past fifteen years, global headlines have depicted, through harrowing imagery, the effects...

What rural, coastal Puerto Ricans can teach us about thriving in times of crisis

Q FRONT PAGE - Puerto Ricans are searching for solutions to the island’s worst...

Women Defenseless Against Sexual Harassment in Buses, Trains and Taxis

Q JOURNAL - Stories of women in Costa Rica being sexually harassed while riding...

How Costa Rica Used Overprint On 1922 Stamps To Promote Its Coffee

Q24N via Classic Stamps of the World -  Costa Rica, in Central America next...

Electric Cars Are Coming To Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA  (by Mitzi Stark ) Watch out for electric cars. Although there...

One Of The Strangest Jobs In The World Can Be Found In Costa Rica

One of the riskiest and strangest jobs in the world has to be in...

Offenders On The Move: Global Study On Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism 2016

The Global Study initiated by ECPAT International published today reveals that more children are...

Lives Cut Short

(Q24N) VENEZUELA - Luis Hernandez was a 13-year old seventh grader living in Petare,...

150.000 Young in Costa Rica Don’t Work Or Study

QCOSTARICA - In Costa Rica there are 147,959 young people aged between 15 and...

Life on the Streets Of Guanacaste, Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA by Ariana Crespo (Vozdeguanacaste.com) Waking up in bed, showering, eating breakfast, going to...

Five Reasons Sean Penn Failed as a ‘Journalist’ in ‘Chapo’ Interview

  Q24N by Steven Dudley (Insightcrime.org) Sean Penn’s exclusive interview with Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán...

“Macho Coca”, The Fishing Entrepreneur Accused Of Building The Biggest Drug Empire of Costa Rica”

QCOSTARICA - Why the nickname Macho Coca? Everybody calls me Gilbert or just Macho....

The Curious Case of Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA via Harvard International Review - In many respects, Costa Rica has been Latin...

American Arrested In Costa Rica For Promoting “Sex Tourism” Lingers in Jail “Indefinitely and Without Trial”

QCOSTARICA - The American arrested for promoting sex tourism in Costa Rica is reaching...

‘End of Times’ Cloud Phenomenon Spotted in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Residents of the Central Valley, especially in the area of Escazu, San...

Snakebites in Costa Rica Are Associated With Poverty, Weather Fluctuations, and El Niño

QCOSTARICA - Snakebites are environmental and occupational health hazards that mainly affect rural populations...

The Open Pit and the Great Green Macaw in Costa Rica

Reading about the struggle to regulate the mining industry in Latin America can be...

The Story Behind The “Sex Motel ” Tax

QCOSTARICA JOURNAL - As legislators continue their work on "modernizing" the tax on motels...

The Tico Immigrant

(QCOSTARICA) - The number of Costa Ricans living the United States has almost doubled...

Will The New Terminal Be A Den For Criminals In San Jose’s “Red Zone”?

(qCOSTARICA SPECIAL) - On Monday, August 3, the new bus terminal, "Terminal Central 7-10",...

TSE Denounces “Nonexistent” or Marriages of Convenience Every Other Day

(qCOSTARICA) Faced with complaints of "nonexistent" or "marriages of convenience" every other day, the...

Father Goes To Jail For Third Time For Child Support Debt

(qCOSTARICA) Jorge Pita, 70, today sits in a jail cell in La Reforma prison,...

The Language Of The Future and It’s Not English or Chinese

(QCOSTARICA) Spanish is one of the fastest growing languages in the world. This was...

Costa Rica Among Top “Defaulting” Countries

(QCOSTARICA)  Costa Rica is among the list of countries with the most "defaults" in...

Super Dads

  (QCOSTARICA - By Roberto Cruz, Vozdeguanacaste.com)  The arrival of a child is seen as...

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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,...

Argentina’s abortion legalization debate ignites soul searching on women’s rights

As an Argentinean scholar of gender in politics, I’m normally called to provide commentary on some fairly depressing statistics. For example, there are just two...

Dictatorship the underlying problem in Nicaragua riots, priest says

As violent clashes continue between security forces and anti-government protestors in Nicaragua, an eye witness has said the country’s underlying problem is the president’s...

Rioters Uproot Ortega’s ‘Trees of Life’

Nicaraguan protesters demanding President Daniel Ortega’s resignation have been taking their anger out on a pet project of his wife — giant steel sculptures...

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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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Finding a Good Cup of Coffee in Downtown San José

QCOSTARICA by Michael Miller -Costa Rica is known for producing some of the world's best coffee. So you would think that every place you...

New Facebook Tool Lets Publishers Post Stories Directly to the News Feed

(QCOSTARICA TECH) Mobile Facebook users may soon spend less time navigating directly to a publisher's website to check out an interesting article. Instead, they'll...

CCSS Will Be Monitoring “Fake” Illnessess During World Cup Games

COSTA RICA NEWS - With the start of the World Cup games and Costa Rica's participation in the first found of play, the Caja...

Costa Rica Proposes “Tico Eyes” To Spy On Mob In Foreign Embassies

With the objective of "early warnings" detecion of criminal groups entering Costa Rica, the Ministro de Seguridad Publica, Mario Zamora, is proposing installing "Tico...

Sinaola Group Moved Drugs From Colombia to Costa Rica to Mexico

(QCOSTARICA) - Loading with drugs in Colombia, bringing it into the country and then storing it in a rented a luxury home and then...