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Friday 18 August 2017

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...

Protesting Against Unpaved Roads in Southern Nicoya Peninsula

(QCOSTARICA) Thousands of locals and expats are protesting against the unpaved roads in the Southern Nicoya Peninsula of...

40 Volcanos Are Erupting Right Now, Including Two In Our Front Yard

(QCOSTARICA) JOURNAL - You may not have noticed, but our planet is becoming increasingly unstable.  According to Volcano...

Costa Rica Limps To Attend Its Seniors

QCOSTARICA - While Costa Rica's over 65 population grows in numbers, the State limps to provide attention. In 2000,...

Turrialba Spewed Lava Rock, Magmatic Levels Are Rising: RSN

QCOSTARICA - Scientists at the Red Sismológica Nacional (UCR-ICE) - National Seismological Network - found "indisputable" evidence of...

Turrialba Volcano Is Preparing For A Major Eruption, Says Geologist

QCOSTARICA - The recent expulsion of gases, ash and rocks by the Turrialba volcano are signs that...

Costa Rica Developed VASIMR Rocket Could Send Humans To Mars In Just 39 Days

A new type of rocket that could send humans to Mars in less than six weeks instead of...

Turrialba Volcano Spews Incandescent Rocks, Gases and Ash In Early Morning Eruption

QCOSTARICA - It was 2:05am this morning (Tuesday) when the Turrialba volcano erupted again, expelling incandescent rocks, gases...

Turrialba Volcano Eruption on April 5, 2015 (Video)

Turrialba volcano eruption on April 5, 2015. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LZmbdDn3G0]

Fear and Shame Torment 86,000 Illiterates In The Country

QCOSTARICA - For most people reading a sign or leaflet is simple and routine, but for some 86.000...

Slide Inside Slope of Turrialba Volcano

QCOSTARICA - The Turrialba volcano recorded on Saturday a new slide in the inside slope, on the west wall,...

Turrialba Volcano Resumes Activity Of Expulsion of Gases and Steam

BREAKING NEWS (6:23AM) - After more than a week of little external activity, the Turrialba volcano resumed its...

National Emergency Commission Activates Contingency Plan In Event Of Turrialba Volcano Eruption

QCOSTARICA - The National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE) has activated a contingency plan in...

Team Of Experts Documented Activity From The Mouth of the Crater Of The Turrialba Volcano

QCOSTARICA - A team from the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de...

Falling Ash? Costa Rica Has Lived Through It Before: The 1963-65 Eruption of Irazú Volcano

QCOSTARICA - On March 13, 1963, the Irazú volcano gave Costa Ricans a big surprise. The ash fall...

Seismological Network Predicts A Magma Eruption of Low Magnitude But Of Great Economic Impact

QCOSTARICA - The behavior of the Turrialba volcano this past week is the trigger of a magmatic eruption...

First Flight Out of San José Friday Kicks Up Dust!

QCOSTARICA - The first airplane to leave the San José airport, the Iberia flight 6314 headed for Madrid,...

San José Airport Back To “Normal Operations”

QCOSTARICA - 3:23 pm - It was at 2:30pm Friday when officials at the Juan Santamaría international airport...

San José Airport “Temporarily” Open

QCOSTARICA - 12:37 pm -  The San Jose airport manager Aeris, announced minutes before noon the "temporary" reopening...

San José Airport CONTINUES CLOSED

QCOSTARICA - 8:23am - The Juan Santamaria (SJO) airport continues closed this morning, the airport manager, Aeris, saying...

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Panama’s Convention Centers

Two new projects in Panama and opening in 2018 – seek to attract convention visitors. With 58,000 square meters (624,000 square feet), Panama’s planned Amador...

Morales: Trump, KKK Promoter, Can’t Lecture Latin America

Bolivia's President Evo Morales says the U.S. President Donald Trump “cannot teach democracy and freedom to Latin America because he promotes the racism and...

“El Carretero De Chepe”

Don Romualdo, who is 78 years old, every day he takes to the streets, wheeling his cart (carretica) from the Mercado Bourbon, in the...

Government Threatens Local Businesses With Fines For Links Uber

Q COSTA RICA - Restaurants and hotels expose themselves to sanctions and administrative procedures per campaign of royalties and discounts of Mother's Day Entrepreneurs express...

Two Costa Ricans Suffered “Minor Injuries” In the Barcelona ‘Terrorist’ Attack

Q COSTA RICA - Two young Costa Rican women (Ticas), studying in Barcelona, Spain, were "injured" in the terrorist attack that shook Barcelona Thursday...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

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QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

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Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

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TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

OIJ Arrest Suspect Who Made Threats Against Ariana Grande Concert In Costa Rica Tonight

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