Costa Rica: Gone Are Traditional Politicians

The times they are a-changin' and nowhere more than in elections where Presidential nominees in this conservative Catholic...
Typical traffic congestion on the autopista General Cañas. In what used to be only in the area of the Virilla bridge (puente platina) and in peak morning and afternoon times, is now is all day, every day, including weekends. Photo from files.

MOPT Wants To See Staggered Work Hours For Public Employees To Solve Costa Rica’s Traffic Chaos

QCOSTARICA - In a press conference Monday, the Minister of Transport (MOPT), Carlos Villalta, announced a plan to...

One Down, More On Deck: MOPT Deputy Ministers Resign

The  viceministro de Transportes (terrestre y seguridad vial) - Deputy Minister of Transport (road and road safety) -...

Former President Laura Chinchilla Upset At Nicaragua’s Detention and Torture of Ticos

(qCOSTARICA) - Upset and indignant is the reaction by former President Laura Chinchilla following reports of Costa Ricans...

Public Banking in Costa Rica: A Remarkable Little-Known Model

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt. This piece first appeared on Web of Debt. In Costa Rica, publicly-owned banks...

Fascism is undeniably American

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

EDITORIAL: The Presidenta’s “Torta”

The weekend trip that Presidenta Laura Chinchilla to Peru on a private jet has generated many quests that...

Australia Will Take Refugees From Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Australia's Prime Minister, Malcom Turnbull, told the UN that his country will take refugees from Costa...

What Do Japan and Costa Rica Have in Common? Too Much!

While we have always avoided this ugly word, it is called a RECESSION. Most call it with Tico...

Unwelcome For Having Down Syndrome, Nicolas and His Family Now Have Canadian Residency

(QCOSTARICA) Nicolas Garcia Montoya, the 13 year-old Costa Rican boy and his family denied permanent residency in Canada...

[OP-ED] “Profiles in Courage”

A quick overview of the book is a 1957 work by John F. Kennedy (Although some say Sorenson.)...

If Costa Rica Had Army Ortega Would Not Make Threats, Says Chinchilla

Presidenta Laura Chinchilla said Tuesday that she cannot take "lightly" the recent statements made by her Nicaraguan counterpart,...

Piza Offers Run-Off Election Support

Social Christian Unity (PUSC) party candidate Rodolfo Piza, who didn´t make the cut during the regular balloting Sunday,...

MOPT Would Accept Ruta 27 Not Completely Finished

(QCOSTARICA) - With the objective of expanding the Ruta 27 to four lanes and TO accommodate the planned...

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...

Criminal Accusations Against Political Parties Ahead of Election

Costa Rica's attorney-general, Jorge Chavarría, has brought charges against the Movimiento Libertario (ML) party for defrauding US$480,000 from...

President-Elect Solís Seeks Out Legislative Coalition

Legislators-elect of the Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC) and the Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC) met Wednesday to with...

Costa Rica Decides: Latest Poll

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

We’ll Say It Again: Speaking English Is Essential

Editorial by the staff at Vozdeguanacaste.com - Could it really be that we still haven’t learned the importance...

Costa Rica Begins Three Days Of National Mourning For The Victims of Otto

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - This morning, Monday, began the three days of national mourning decreed by the...

Legislators Eliminate Jail For Protests

(QCOSTARICA) Protesters no longer have to fear jail for impeding or obstructing vehicular traffic or pedestrians on public...

Costa Rica Voted Support For Venezuela’s Seat On UN Secuirty Council

COSTA RICA NEWS - Costa Rica supported Venezuela, which on Thursday won a seat in the United Nations...

Opposition: “President Flexes Law For His Own Interests”

Recent decisions by President Luis Guillermo Solís has led to raised concerns by opposition, who feel the President...

Costa Rica Students Win Chicago Food Fair

(QCOSTARICA) 12 students from the Food Engineering of the University of Costa Rica University of Costa Rica (Ingeniería...

“Loca” And “Pendejo” Was The Rethoric Between Costa Rica and Nicaragua On Thursday

"Chinchilla es una mentirosa, una loca", said Eden Pastora on national television in Nicaragua, while Roverssi called  Pastora...

[OP-ED] The Johnny Araya That I Know

As is often the case in Costa Rica nothing is simple nor is it totally comprehensible. Presidential candidate, Johnny...

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...

President To Ordered To Justify His Appointment of Lutheran Bishop As His Minister of the Presidency

COSTA RICA NEWS - President Luis Guillermo Solís has 15 days to justify his appointment of Melvin Jiménez...

Why It’s Better To Be Poor In Costa Rica Than The U.S.

QCOSTARICA (The Atlantic) One of the many things economic development buys is longer life. In countries with per-capita...

Women Play An Important Role in 2014 Presidential Elections

Women play an important role in the 2014 presidential elections as each of the five major political parties...

Liberty Reserve Co-Founder Arthur Budovsky Pleads Guilty

QCOSTARICA | Arthur Budovsky, the Ukrainian naturalized Costa Rican, the founder of the now defunct notorious cryptocurrency...

“El Menos Malo” Does Not Rule Voting For The Opposition

Legislator and former presidentcal candidate for the Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC), Luis Fishman, does not rule out...

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Guatemala to Claim US$122 Million From Odebrecht

Following the Brazilian construction company's abandonment of the road work contract that had been awarded, the government intends to make a claim on the...

Canadian Man Critically Injured Stuck in Costa Rica Because Ontario Has No Hospital Bed For Him

A Canadian man seriously injured in the Costa Rican jungle just wants to go home. But he can't, because no hospital in his native...

Panama Company Pleads Guilty In U.S. To Bribing Costa Rican Soccer Official

The Panama-based company, Mimo International Imports and Exports, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to the former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation (Fedefútbol), Eduardo...

Mapping Costa Rica’s Aquifers

Through an alliance with the US Geological Survey, the government of Costa Rica will be carrying out an assessment of aquifers nationwide. The aim of...

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,...

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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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Gap between Rich and Poor in Panama Increases

Panama City from the Ancon Hill, a 654-foot hill that overlooks the capital city TODAY PANAMA (Prensa Latina) The unequal distribution of wealth increased in...

Nicaragua Tourism Campaign Very Poor

TODAY NICARAGUA - In light of the announcement of a campaign to promote tourism in Nicaragua "through embassies and consulates," entrepreneurs are recommending the...

Why is Honduras So Violent?

Q24N (Insightcrime.org) - Times are tough in Honduras. Worse, many of the country’s challenges are transnational in origin and are beyond the capacity of...

The Alvardo’s To The Finish

Fabricio Alvarado and Carlos Alvarado - no relation - will spend the coming weeks seeking votes to become president.

Costa Rica Nightlife – Bars, Clubs, Dancing

From chilled out bars on the beach to clubs featuring world class DJs in San José, Costa Rica offers up a huge variety of...