Crack Down On Prostitution In San Jose

Q COSTA RICA / Many living and visiting Costa Rica's capital city know about San Jose's other side,...

Cody Dial Killed By Tree in Costa Rica, Says Father

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - The remains of Cody Roman Dial, an Alaska adventurer who went missing in...

The “Zona Roja” Of San Jose

QCOSTARICA - We often hear of the term "zona roja" (red zone) to a particular area of downtown...

Who Would Marry A Serial Killer?

Q COSTA RICA - Before moving back to Canada, Leanne Bordelais lived with her new husband Thierry Bordelais,...

Study: Ticos Grew 11.2cm and Ticas 13.7cm In The Last 100 Years

(QCostarica) A study by the Imperial College London (ICL) published Tuesday revealed that on average, Ticos (Costa Rica)...

Medical Marijuana In Costa Rica: Government To Charge Up to US$2.5 Million For Concession

The bill that would legalize the production of cannabis for medicinal, industrial and food purposes would allow the...

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...

Water Crisis: How Come Costa Rica Has a Water Shortage?

Costa Rica's endemic problems with water supply are being complicated by the effects of El Niño, and while...

‘Nobody Wants Costa Rica To Be Another Greece’, President Solis

  President Luis Guillermo Solis shakes off criticism following his Tuesday evening's television address to the nation that Costa...

Working “Legally” In Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - People often think that it is possible to move to Costa Rica to work or increase...

45 Years Ago, a UFO Sighting In Costa Rica Impressed The World

(QCOSTARICA) Alien sightings (like in UFO) in Costa Rica are not new. One of the more recent is...

Nicaragua Dismisses Ambassador To Costa Rica

The government of Daniel Ortega has dismissed Harold Rivas Reyes from his position as Nicaragua's Ambassador to Costa...

A Synopisis of the Cementazo Scandal

Rico's TICO BULL - So far I have stayed away from reporting the Cementazo (cement scandal). In the...

Costa Rica Decides: Latest Poll

If the presidential elections were held today, who would win? The latest poll reveals no one. The current field...

Territorio de Zaguates Under Fire For Alleged Animal Abuse

Although the approved Animal Welfare Law has not yet received the required Presidential signature and publication in La...

Costa Rican Christiana Figueres Slams The White House On US Pullout From Paris Climate Deal

Q COSTA RICA - Global reaction to the US pullout from Paris climate deal included the remarks of...

As Others See Us

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

Costa Rica Sets Record For Tourist Arrivals: 2.9 Million in 2016

Q COSTA RICA - The number of tourist arrivals to the country last year grew by 12.8% compared...

Street Harassment Plagues Costa Rica Women Every Day

QCOSTARICA - Thousands of women report of being harassed in the streets of Costa Rica, the capital city...

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...

Latin America has started to look seriously at Indian economy and opportunities

US. President Donald Trump has revived the Ugly Gringo fears of Latin Americans. Humiliated by Trump’s insults and...

French Legislators Debate Ban on Paying For Sex. Could The Same Happen in Costa Rica?

OPINION - Prostitution in Costa Rica (the exchange of sexual services for money) is not illegal. The country's...

Such Was The “Amigo”, A Car Made in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica is known around the world for coffee, bananas, pineapples and flowers among other agricultural...

Solis Laments OAS Secretary General Almagro’s Aggressive Approach to Venezuelan Crisis

Q COSTA RICA - President Luis Guillermo Solis said the “belligerence” of the Secretary General of the Organization...

International Court Draws New Borders For Costa Rica And Nicaragua

The Hague - Costa Rica claimed victory over Nicaragua on Friday after the International Court of Justice in...

Is China Poised to Take on US in Latin America?

A Chinese company has started construction on a US$165 million port in Panama for cruise ships, the first...

Costa Rica: The Luxury of Misery

With 19% endemic poverty, 10% open unemployment and 40% informal employment, and some of the highest electricity rates...

Divorce In Costa Rica: Until Death Do Us Part?

Q COSTA RICA - For almost three decades, divorce has grown in Costa Rica. How many legal break...

How Nicaragua Sees Costa Rica In Court

Q COSTA RICA - In its presentation to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague, over...

Sex Tourism, Free Speech and Cuba Dave in Costa Rica

QCOSTA RICA SPECIAL REPORT - The Expat-chronicles.com, provides a thorough review of the Dave Strecker (alias "Cuba Dave")...

Juan Diego Castro: The Trump Wannabe of Costa Rica

“COSTA Rica is the most beautiful place in the world,” my much-travelled friend Jamie Cox told me last...

Costa Rica Bonds Fall In Price After Latest Poll Of Fabricio Alvarado In The Lead

The University of Costa Rica (UCR) poll released on Tuesday revealing Fabricio Alvarado of the Restauración Nacional party...

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Increase In Passenger Arrivals Saturates San Jose Airport

The hundreds of tourists arriving at Costa Rica's main international airport, the Juan Santamaria (SJO), in San Jose eager to discover the beauties of...

The Puntarenas Cow Stare Down!

During my current visit to the Nicoya Peninsula, this cow in Playa Tambor was very vigilant of my presence. She followed my every move,...

Meet the Dark Side of Brazil’s Legendary Rio Carnival

Brazil’s female samba dancers the spill the beans on the darker side of working at the iconic Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Viviane Morais Ferreira Guimarães,...

Shrimp Conflict Between Mexico and Honduras Continues

It has been four months since Mexican authorities blocked shrimp imports from Honduras, with no solution in sight in the short term. Alleging the presence...

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica: The Next Tulum

(Nytimes.com) As Tulum has become overrun with Los Angelenos and New Yorkers trying to recreate the cultures of their own hometowns in a more...

Costa Rica’s Election: It Wasn’t the Economy, Stupid!

Is it the economy, stupid? A preliminary analysis would have concluded that such a maxim would prevail in Costa Rica’s presidential race: unemployment is...

Canada To Open Free Trade Talks With Mercosur Group Of South American Countries

(Reuters) - The Canadian government plans to open free trade talks with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America, an official said on...

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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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Teatro Melico Salazar To Get A Facelift

In celebration of its 85 years, the Teatro Melico Salazar, will get a facelift. The "Melico" as it is commonly referred to, is a...

‘Worth the Risk’ – Starving People are Taking Extreme Measures to Escape Venezuela

Hungry Venezuelans Flee in Boats to Escape Economic Collapse. Well over 150,000 people have fled Venezuela in the last year alone, the most in...

Costa Rica’s Health Unveils Graphic Designs To Be Part of Cigarette Packaging

COSTA RICA NEWS - Shocking and unpleasant is the reaction to the images that soon must be part of the design of each and...

Attorney General Seizes Government Computer In Investigating Influence Peddling

Looking for evidence of alleged influence peddling, the Fiscalia (Attorney General office) confiscated on Wednesday the computer of the Ministro de la Presidencia, Carlos...

Central Bank Eliminates Exchange Rate Bands and Begins A Managed Float

QCOSTARICA - The president of the Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) - Central Bank, Olivier Castro announced this morning the elimination of "bandas...