Online Sexual Exploitation of Children: An Alarming Trend Share

From the U.S. State Department Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Fact Sheet, new technologies are...

Puppet of History: Panama’s Manuel Noriega

The late General Manuel Antonio Noriega has done more to demonstrate the bipolar nature of US foreign policy...

The Best Online Degrees for Working in the United States

Online degrees have changed the face of education and their unique model has several advantages, from greater flexibility...

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 2013 and 2016, but...

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,” Congress must still pass...

‘If We Are Deported, Who Benefits?’

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

86% of the Most Dangerous Cities Are In Latin America

For the past fifteen years, global headlines have depicted, through harrowing imagery, the effects of war on cities...

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 economic and social crisis...

Women Defenseless Against Sexual Harassment in Buses, Trains and Taxis

Q JOURNAL - Stories of women in Costa Rica being sexually harassed while riding a bus, train or...

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 to Nicaragua, Panama, Ecuador,...

Electric Cars Are Coming To Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA  (by Mitzi Stark ) Watch out for electric cars. Although there are less than 100...

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 Costa Rica. Imagine yourself...

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 being sexually exploited than...

Lives Cut Short

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

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 24 who neither study...

Life on the Streets Of Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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

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 may have gotten Mexico’s...

“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. That was the conversation...

The Curious Case of Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA via Harvard International Review - In many respects, Costa Rica has been Latin America’s success story in...

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 out to his followers...

‘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...

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...

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...

The Story Behind The “Sex Motel ” Tax

QCOSTARICA JOURNAL - As legislators continue their work on "modernizing" the tax on motels that was established 43...

The Tico Immigrant

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

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...

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),...

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...

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...

Costa Rica Among Top “Defaulting” Countries

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

Super Dads

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

The Data Sleuths of San José

(Via ForeignPolicy.com)  The real estate agent was angry. She had spent weeks helping her well-heeled client shop around...

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Mother Abandons Newborn, Says In Note “God Will Forgive Me”

A newborn was abandoned on Friday morning inside the Catedral de Cartago, found by a sacristan, the person in charge of the church, inside...

Deal Between Ultra-Low-Cost Carriers Volaris and Frontier Will Mean More Destinations

Frontier Airlines could soon be landing in more destinations in Mexico and Central America. The ultra-low-fare Frontier and Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico,...

Costa Rica Owned US Brewer Gets New CEO

Think of Labatt's Blue and you immediately think of Canada and hockey. But did you know, at least in the United States, the Labbat...

Costa Rica ‘More Complete’ After Recovering 200 Artifacts From Venezuela

Costa Rica said it is "more complete" after recovering nearly 200 pre-Columbian artifacts from Venezuela, where they had been amassed by a wealthy Estonian...

Fitch Revises Costa Rica’s Outlook To Negative; Affirms Ratings At ‘BB’

Fitch Ratings revised the rating of the Costa Rican economy from stable to negative, according to a press release issued by the rating agency. The...

Electronic Payment System For Public Transport Will Be Universal

The universal electronic payment system for bus fares will have to wait until 2019, as transport authorities continue with their plan to make travel...

Costa Rica Will Have Direct Flight With Portugal Starting In April

Portugal is the latest of European countries with direct flights to and from Costa Rica. Starting in April, the Ávoris travel operator, part of...

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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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Send In The Sloths: Costa Rica Touts Its Wildlife To Lure Tourists

QCOSTARICA TRAVEL - Last year, the Costa Rica Tourism Board (Insituto Costarricense de Turismo - ICT) and its agency 22squared launched the "Save the...

Nicaragua No. 1 In Gender Equality In Latin America

Nicaragua is first in Latin America in gender equality and 12th worldwide, according to the 2015 Gender Gap Report, published by the World Economic...

BioLand Opens First High-End Cosmetics Retail Store

(QCOSTARICA BUSINESS) The Costa Rican company BioLand inaugurated its first high-end cosmetics store, located in Multiplaza Escazu and with sights on expansion abroad through...

Karina Ramos Confirms Her Departure From Channel 7

The beautiful Karina Ramos (crowned Miss Costa Rica 2014), is among the 49 people let go at Teletica, channel 7, as the television station...

Costa Rica’s Export Of Drugs, Melons and Textiles Fell

In general, the Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) - Central Bank - had forecast a reduction of Costa Rica's exports, however three exports...