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Sunday 22 October 2017

How Much English is Spoken in Costa Rica & Central America

According to EF English Proficiency Index (EF-EPI), Costa Rica has not been able to raise their level of...

Op-Ed: “Pura Vida” as a means to development, Costa Rican style

By Lyal White, dailymaverick.co.za - October was a big month in Costa Rica. The country qualified for the...
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Is Trump as Anti-Immigrant as the Media Makes Him Out to Be?

(Panampost.com) The mainstream media delights in painting Trump’s policies as rooted in a toxic blend of virulent xenophobia,...

October 12, 1987: Oscar Arias Peace-Broker in Central America

1987 - Costa Rican President Oscar Arias Sanchez (1986 - 1990 and 2006 - 2010) received the Nobel...

In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy?

Three-quarters of all abortions in Latin America are performed illegally, putting the woman’s life at risk. Together with...

Almost One Quarter Of Costa Ricans Admitted To Paying “Chorizo”

The report “People and Corruption: Latin America and the Caribbean” by Transparency International (TI) reveals that one in...

Corruption On The Rise in Latin America and the Caribbean

Corruption is a scourge that hurts ordinary people every day across the Americas. And when they speak out...

Italians Say Stick With Columbus!

October 12 is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There...

Six Things To Know About Mass Shootings in America

America has experienced yet another mass shooting, this time at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the...

Manitoba’s NDP Raffle Off Chance To Live Like Premier Brian Pallister in Costa Rica

A Canadian political party is raffling off a vacation to Costa Rica, as part of a party fundraiser...

Alvarez Desanti Proposes To Prohibit Import Of Fossil Fueled Vehicles Starting In 2035

As the 2018 presidential election campaigns start to roll out, one of the candidates proposes to prohibit the...

Deregulate Taxis, Don’t Regulate Uber

(By David Kemp, Fee.org) A recent New York Times article discussing taxi medallion owners in New York City illustrates how innovation...

Costa Rica Organ Trafficking Trial Links Illicit Transplant Network to Ukraine

(Insightcrime) New details have emerged regarding the inner workings of a sophisticated organ trafficking network with international ties...

Solis Meets With Canada’s PM To Discuss Visas For Costa Ricans Among Other Topics

In the United States, among other world leaders, to address the United Nations General Assembly this week, on...

Australia prime minister says 50 refugees will soon go to U.S.

Repeatedly expressing his disdain for the agreement struck under the Obama administration, which would see the U.S. accept...

President Solis Criticizes United States Maintaining Embargo Against Cuba

In an energetic speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis criticized the...

China’s FM Talks Up Trade on Costa Rica visit

(AFP) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi kept his focus on building trade and investment ties with Central America...

Family Struggles For Extradition Of Condemned Tico In The United States

"She is almost 90. Her health is failing, all she is asks is for my brother (Gonzalo Gutiérrez),"...

Hurricanes Drive Immigration to the US

In the last few weeks, hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Katia have cut paths of destruction in the Caribbean,...

Chinese Cement Scandal Monopolizes President’s Independence Speech In Cartago

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis can't seem to get out of the mix of the cement scandal...

‘Grandmother plant’: Ex-UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres Has Advice For Australia’s PM

AGL's Liddell power station, a coal-powered thermal power station, is a "grandmother" plant that shouldn't receive funds more...

Construction of The North Arc of Circunvalacion Started This Morning

It was 7:00 am this Monday morning when President Luis Guillermo Solis officially gave the order for the...

After DACA Is Axed, Outraged Communities Prepare to Fight ‘Racist Agenda’ in White House

Despite the clear signals that President Donald Trump would drop the axe on a program that protects unauthorized...

44 Lawyers Suspended, Some Even Up To 30 Years

Q COSTA RICA - Not showing for hearings, litigating cases while suspended, to convictions for sex offenses are...

Six Women Presidents and Their Fall From the Top

In recent political history, six of the most promising and high-profile female leaders have been victims of a...

Former Venezuelan Attorney General In Costa Rica Says Maduro Pocketed Millions in Public Funds

In Costa Rica on Monday, Venezuela's Former Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz said that she can prove that...

Venezuela’s Ousted Prosecutor In Costa Rica To Denounce Human Rights Violations In Her Country

Luisa Ortega Diaz, the woman ousted as chief prosecutor by Venezuela's constituent assembly, was in Costa Rica to...

Costa Rica to strengthen ties with the UAE

Costa Rica is planning to use the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a hub to look for investment...

Costa Rica Legislators Say “NO” To Venezuelan Constituents

The President of the Legislative Assembly, Gonzalo Ramirez, at 2:35 pm Thursday announced the Congress canceled the permission...

Fascism is undeniably American

In November 2016, United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee put forward a resolution titled "Combating glorification of Nazism, Neo-Nazism...

As Others See Us

Q OPINION - The world is especially turbulent this month. There is a potential war in Korea and...

Costa Rica Rejects “Military Options” Against Venezuela

Despite the extremely serious situation in Venezuela, Costa Rica does not support the military option spoken by U.S....

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“Truce In The Rains” Not To Be Repeated This Week, Says Weather Service

After a week of no rain throughout most of the country, the rains did return on Saturday as forecast by the national weather service,...

From Anguish to Ecstasy in 90 Minutes

The moment Kendall Waston scored the goal in the last few minutes of the game, officially qualifying the Costa Rica national team for the ...
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JetBlue Flight To Costa Rica Turned Around After Dog Escapes In Brooklyn

Friday morning, on the tarmac at New York's La Guardia airport on a flight to Costa Rica, Gwen Wunderlich, 41, got a frantic call...

Nate Death Toll Rises To 14

The most up-to-date information from the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission and the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) - Judicial...

A Varied Art Exhibition on Cuban Culture Day in Costa Rica

A varied sample of Cuban art touched the nearly two hundred people attending the celebration of Cuban Culture Day in Costa Rica, held at...

3 Ways to Get a Second Passport and 2 Countries to Get It From Quickly

A Second Passport is not just for the "James Bond" or "Jason Bourne" or the super wealthy of this world. The truth? Millions of...

Croway Aims to Be the Airbnb of Car Rentals in Uruguay

A new digital car rental service has begun operation in Uruguay. It’s called Croway, and similar to Airbnb’s housing rental model, the app serves...

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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...

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...

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...

Red Alert Declared For Pacific, Central Valley and Northern Zone

The National Emergencies Commission ( Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE) declared a red alert for the entire Pacific coast, Central Valley and northern...

Nothing Escaped Nate!

Nothing escaped Nate! Floods, rivers overflowing their banks, houses destroyed, families uprooted, schools closed, roads and bridges damaged or destroyed and farms and plantations...

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