The Data Sleuths of San José

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Protesting Against Unpaved Roads in Southern Nicoya Peninsula

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

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...

Costa Rica Limps To Attend Its Seniors

QCOSTARICA - While Costa Rica's over 65 population grows in numbers, the State limps...

Turrialba Spewed Lava Rock, Magmatic Levels Are Rising: RSN

QCOSTARICA - Scientists at the Red Sismológica Nacional (UCR-ICE) - National Seismological Network -...

Turrialba Volcano Is Preparing For A Major Eruption, Says Geologist

QCOSTARICA - The recent expulsion of gases, ash and rocks by the Turrialba...

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...

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,...

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,...

Slide Inside Slope of Turrialba Volcano

QCOSTARICA - The Turrialba volcano recorded on Saturday a new slide in the inside...

Turrialba Volcano Resumes Activity Of Expulsion of Gases and Steam

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

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

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

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...

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...

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...

First Flight Out of San José Friday Kicks Up Dust!

QCOSTARICA - The first airplane to leave the San José airport, the Iberia flight...

San José Airport Back To “Normal Operations”

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

San José Airport “Temporarily” Open

QCOSTARICA - 12:37 pm -  The San Jose airport manager Aeris, announced minutes before...

San José Airport CONTINUES CLOSED

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

Ash From Turrialba Volcano Reached Orotina

QCOSTARICA - The ash from the Turrialba volcano following a series of eruptions on...

San José Airport Closure Extended to 8:00am Friday

QCOSTARICA - 9:34 pm -The closure of the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) will...

Ash Forces Total Closure of San Jose Airports

QCOSTARICA - 5:23 pm - Air Surveillance (Vigilancia Aérea) reports a number of flights...

Turrialba Registers Third Eruption Today!

UPDATE: 4:11 PM - The Turrialba continues its activity, with a four eruption, the...

The Most Miserable Countries In The World. Where Does Costa Rica Stand?

QCCOSTARICA - A report by the Cato Institute reveals that Honduras and Costa Rica...

13 Year Old Divides Her Time Between Being A Full Time Student And Mother

QCOSTARICA - At 13 years of age, María Fernanda divides her time between being...

Sex Tourism In Costa Rica Attracts More and More Younger Men

COSTA RICA JOURNAL (By Tim Rogers)  - Costa Rica’s sex tourism industry used to...

La Carpio May Be Costa Rica’s Worst Ghetto

COSTA RICA JOURNAL - Very few expats living in Costa Rica have ever heard...

Costa Rica’s Quakers dodged US draft, now face perils of changing world

QCOSTARICA JOURNAL - MONTEVERDE, Costa Rica — Marvin Rockwell is a man full of...

Drought Forces Costa Rica Households To Incur Extra Expenses

QCOSTARICA - The driest months of the year forces many families in Costa Rica...

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Costa Rican Trade-investment Office Opens in Seoul

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Is It Over? Daniel Ortega Announced The Revocation Of INSS Reforms

Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega announced this Sunday afternoon that the INSS board of directors revoked the reforms approved on April 16, which increased worker...

A Tale of Two Countries

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Nicaragua Reporter Killed During Facebook Live Report

Angel Gahona was reporting on damage at a bank in the Caribbean coast town of Bluefields when a bullet hit him during his Facebook...

Zoilamérica Ortega Murillo Speaks Out Of Her Stepfather: ‘Daniel Ortega Invents Conspiracy’

"The president comes out to invent that there is a conspiracy because he does not have the lucidity nor the audacity to admit that...

Foreign Ministry Recommends Costa Ricans Avoid Travel to Nicaragua As Long As Violence Continues

The Costa Rica Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that Costa Ricans avoid traveling to Nicaragua, while in that country the clashes continue between police,...

Transnica and Ticabus Suspend Bus Service To And From Nicaragua

The bus companis Ticabus and Transnica announced Saturday their suspension of travel between Manag and San Jose due to clashes between citizens and police...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

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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...

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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...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

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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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Costa Rica has charted another clean energy accolade, so far this year, running on 300 days of 100%  power generation from renewable energy sources,...

Spanish News Agency Inaugurates 75th Anniversary Photo Exhibit in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA NEWS -- Agencia EFE President Jose Antonio Vera inaugurated a photo exhibit at the National Museum of Costa Rica in this capital...

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Dutch Couple And Foreman Killed In Puntarenas

QCOSTARICA - Puntarenas. A Dutch couple and their foreman were found dead Monday afternoon in their house, a private estate in the district of...