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‘End of Times’ Cloud Phenomenon Spotted in Costa Rica

‘End of Times’ Cloud Phenomenon Spotted in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA – Residents of the Central Valley, especially in the area of Escazu, San Jose, Pavas and Hatillo were left awestruck and mystified by what the saw in the sky Tuesday afternoon. The spectacle went viral on the social networks when a witness to a video and posted it on YouTube. The video, appears to […]

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

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 worldwide. In Costa Rica, climatic changes are related to the increase in snake bites, is the conclusion by Costa Rican researchers Luis Fernando Chaves, Mahmood Sasa, Jose Maria Gutierrez and Taiwanese Chuang Ting-Wu, published in the Science Advances journal. The researchers asked […]

The Open Pit and the Great Green Macaw in Costa Rica

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 downright discouraging. The practice of open pit mining in particular has had damaging effects on the environment and usually results in the involuntary loss of land owned by small farmers who live near the site. When these farmers protest, they usually […]

The Tico Immigrant

The Tico Immigrant

(QCOSTARICA) – The number of Costa Ricans living the United States has almost doubled in the last decade, from 68.588 in 2000 to 126.448 in 2010, according to the latest U.S. census. Costa Ricans born in the United States are the major driver behind the increase, since emigration did not show greater variations over the […]

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

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”, opens for business, bringing together under one roof six bus lines with regular daily service to the Pacific coast, Heredia and Nicaragua. The new terminal, developed by Portafolio Inmobiliario, is located at the corner of Avenida 7 and Calle 10, diagonal […]

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

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

(qCOSTARICA) Faced with complaints of “nonexistent” or “marriages of convenience” every other day, the Civil Registry (Registro Civil), under the control of the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE), is creating an investigative unit to delve into such marriages. According to the Dirección del Registro Civil records, from 2010 to date, the TSE has filed for […]

Father Goes To Jail For Third Time For Child Support Debt

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, for the third time in the past 18 months, for failure to pay support to his estranged wife, child support and tuition fees at a private school for his 11-year-old daughter, amounting to ¢10.8 million colones. The first time Pita was […]

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

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 revealed by the Instituto Cervantes in its latest report. Defining how many languages are spoken around the world is almost impossible, because there are dialects and languages not classified. However, Spanish is one of the most spoken language by far, says […]

Super Dads

Super Dads

  (QCOSTARICA – By Roberto Cruz, Vozdeguanacaste.com)  The arrival of a child is seen as a gift of love. Your life, time and heart are no longer just yours but belong to this being who has just been born. There is no doubt about the happiness you feel when you stop being just a couple […]