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Amazon Invests in Costa Rica As Country Carves Out Profitable Niche

Amazon Invests in Costa Rica As Country Carves Out Profitable Niche

Q COSTA RICA – In the 19th century, the customs house (aduana in Spanish) here brimmed with the imported wares that first helped this tiny nation become part of the wider world economy. During a balmy weekend last month, the old brick and iron warehouse  in San Jose was packed again, this time with multilingual […]

US Report: Central America’s Revitalized Cocaine Corridor

US Report:  Central America’s Revitalized Cocaine Corridor

Q24N (Insightcrime.org) The US State Department named the seven Central American countries as havens for laundering the proceeds of drug trafficking and organized crime, and described the region as a main cocaine corridor for US markets, confirming the importance of Central America in the international drug trade. This is the first time since 2013 that […]

In Costa Rica, 76% of Women Would Prefer To Work, But Only 39% Find It

In Costa Rica, 76% of Women Would Prefer To Work, But Only 39% Find It

Q COSTA RICA – Three out of four women in Costa Rica (76%) would prefer to work rather than devote themselves to household chores. That was clear in the latest survey conducted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Gallup in 142 countries. The Costa Rica results of the survey reveal that 30% of the […]

Thousands of Acres of Ecosystems Wiped Out by Pineapple Growing in Costa Rica

Thousands of Acres of Ecosystems Wiped Out by Pineapple Growing in Costa Rica

(Q24N) Thousands of hectares of forested ecosystems have been cleared in Costa Rica to provide cropland for pineapples in recent years, according to what Mauricio Alvarez, president of the Costa Rican Conservationist Federation (FECON), told EFE on Tuesday. “In 15 years, they cut down 725,000 trees, (causing) irreversible damage to the country. Complaints were never […]

Costa Rica Bets on Convention Tourism: Convention Centre To Be Ready In Early 2018

Costa Rica Bets on Convention Tourism: Convention Centre To Be Ready In Early 2018

  Q COSTA RICA – The goal of Costa Rica’s tourism board, the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) is to organize 950 conferences and conventions for 500 people each in the next five years, generating US$1.3 billion in revenue. The five-year plan presented by the  ICT is based on the opening of the Centro Nacional […]

‘What If Mom Doesn’t Come Home’

‘What If Mom Doesn’t Come Home’

Q COSTA RICA – Parents of children, U.S. citizens, who immigrated illegally to the United States fearing deportation under the Trump administration are seeking advice in securing care for their children in the event both are removed from the United States. A report by Reuters says the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles […]

Costa Rica and Nicaragua Agree To More Cooperation in Fight Against Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking

Costa Rica and Nicaragua Agree To More Cooperation in Fight Against Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking

Q COSTA RICA (Insightcrime.org) A high level meeting between officials in Costa Rica and Nicaragua is expected to lead to greater cooperation on tackling several facets of organized crime, an acknowledgement of the security threats that criminal organizations pose to both countries. The summit took place on February 24 in Liberia, Costa Rica, and was […]