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Wednesday 28 June 2017

“Touching Without Consent” Is A Crime in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - In Costa Rica, touching, without consent (Acariciar sin consentimiento in Spanish), the waist and...

The War Is On: Taxis Ready To Battle It Out With Uber Drivers

Q COSTA RICA - On Wednesday, the Constitutional Court or Sala IV as it is popularly known, declared...

Australia May Not Take Central American Refugees in Costa Rica in U.S. Deal

Q COSTA RICA - The 200 Central American refugees offered temporary protection in Costa Rica and to be...

Security Ministry Investigating Alleged Coup in Police Force

Q COSTA RICA - The Ministerio de Seguridad Pública (MSP) is investigation the origin of an alleged coup...

Bureaucracy Has No Limits in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - The order to start a major road project has been temporarily suspended because of...

352 Costa Ricans Have Been “Deported” From or “Denied” Entry To The U.S. In The Past Year

Q COSTA RICA - Although the news of 'denials' and 'deportations' of Costa Ricans from the United States...

In 2016, On Average, There Were 5 Cases Daily Of Sexual Abuse Of Minors

Q COSTA RICA - On average, every day in 2016, five children in the country; authorities received more...

Tax Incentives Could Lure Migrants Back Home, Says OECD

Q COSTA RICA - Migrants could be tempted to return home if exempted from paying taxes on their...

You’re Fired! The Making Of An Entrepreneur

Q24N (Forbes.com) - It’s January 5th, 2009 the first trading day of the new year. I’m Co-Head of...

Oscar Arias: “To Kill A Person Is Homicide, To Kill All In A Town Of Hunger Is Called Chavismo”

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica's Former President and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Oscar Arias had strong words...

Costa Rica Bans American From Entering The Country

Q COSTA RICA - Is it 'extreme vetting' or just revenge by Costa Rica authorities in issuing a...

History Shows President Trump Will Face Legal Challenges To​ Detaining Immigrants

(Q COSTA RICA) OPINION - Practically everyone I talk to these days shows an air concern of what...

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...

Costa Rica To Apply The Bogota Model In Crime Prevention

Q COSTA RICA - Due to the constant growth in public insecurity, the Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP),...

Costa Rica Is Back To School Today

Q COSTA RICA - The 2017 public school year (curso lectivo in Spanish) began today for approximately 948,000...

Otto Guevara Confirms He Will Run For President. Again.

Q COSTA RICA - If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. In the case of the...

Experts Predict The Turrialba With Two More Years of Ashfall or An Eruption

Q COSTA RICA - The materials being spewed out by the Turrialba volcano are chemically similar to those...

Jail For Killing A Bird or A Fish? Constitutional Court Says It’s Irrational!

Q COSTA RICA - For the second time, the Constitutional Court or Sala IV found problems of constitutionality...

Government Proposes Salary Cap On Public Sector Employees

Q COSTA RICA / The Luis Guillermo Solis administration has resuscitated an opposition party bill that would place...

Killer Driver Of Three Goes Free!

The driver who killed three cyclists in the early hours of Sunday morning in Curridabat is free. On Monday...

The Pophecy Has Been Fulfilled!

EDITORIAL - In his opinion column for Crhoy.com, Edgar Espinoza, writes about nightmare that has gripped us all...

Nicaragua Sets Eyes On Costa Rica’s Tourists

Q COSTA RICA - In a, if you can't have the province, take its tourists attitude, tourism operators...

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,...

The Closure Of The ‘Platina’ Commences Today

Q COSTA RICA NEWS / Today is Saturday. The Saturday that the "platina" bridge mostly shuts down until...

One Step Closer to New World Order

QBLOGS, by Rafael Stumbo Tarasco, guest columnist -  You may not know this, but Costa Rica is a...

OIJ Warns Of Increase Thefts Of The Streets of Downtown San Jose

Q COSTA RICA / If walking about downtown San Jose watch out for pickpockets, warns the head of...

US Ambassador To Costa Rica Looking For New Place To Live To Stay In Costa Rica After Trump Takes Office

UPDATE: January 18, 2017 - The U.S. Embassy San Jose announced that Ambassador, S. Fitzgerald Haney, received an...

Costa Rica’s Former Ambassador In Havana Sees It Difficult to Do Business With Cuba

Q COSTA RICA / Rodrigo Carreras, who up to December 31 (2016) was the Costa Rica's Ambassador to...

Is The Low-Cost Airline Model Crashing in Costa Rica?

Q COSTA RICA / A few months back the lines for seats on low-cost airlines with their offers...

Costa Rica Suing Nicaragua Over Alleged Violation Of Territory

Q COSTA RICA NEWS  /  Casa Presidencial said on Monday it has filed a complaint against Nicaragua at...

Immigration Is A Human Right, But Borders Matter

(Q24N) Over three percent of the world population — 244 million — are international immigrants, and the immigrant...

Four Years After Explosion Kills Five Regulations For Gas Cylinders Non-Existent

Q COSTA RICA / It's been four years since the tragedy claimed the lives of five people, from...

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Clashes Between Uber and Taxis Continue, The Latest At The San Jose Airport

Q COSTA RICA - The clashes between formal taxi and Uber drivers continues in Costa Rica, with the latest on Tuesday night, this time...

FIA Preparations Worsen Downtown San Jose Traffic Congestion

Q COSTA RICA - If you are thinking of heading into downtown San Jose today, or for the rest of the week for that...

Belen Residents Complain Of Bad Odors Of Collapsed Landfill On San Jose Side Of The Virilla River

Q COSTA RICA - Environment and Health (Ambiente y Salud) authorities are investigating a "very serious problem" occurring over the weekend in a slope...

Colombian guerrillas disarm, starting their risky return to civilian life

This article, originally published on April 5 2017 with the headline “For Colombian rebels, a risky shift from armed revolt to party politics”, has...

Exiled Daughter of Slain Honduran Activist Exposes Coup Legacy

(Q24N) By the time she saw her mother lying dead on the ground, Margarita Montserrat Salinas Murillo knew she had to take action. She was...

Stolen Police Helicopter Attacks Venezuela Top Court, Interior Ministry

TODAY VENEZUELA – A helicopter from the Venezuela’s Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations agency was stolen Tuesday evening, circled around the Supreme Court building,...

Boat Sinks in Colombia After Capsizing, At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Missing

Rescue officials gather to take part in a search for survivors after the tourist boat Almirante sank in the Reservoir of Penol in Guatape...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

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...

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa Ricans pick one product over another?...

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