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A warning from Latin America: Trump is opening the door to military rule

A warning from Latin America: Trump is opening the door to military rule

(Q24N) America’s military is having its day in the sun. On February 27, President Donald Trump published a proposed new federal budget boosting military expenditure by 10% while drastically reducing funding for the arts, education, environmental protections and social programs. He also recently appointed three military men to high-level cabinet positions – retired general James […]

Tourism To Costa Rica Continues To Grow, But Is Alo Diversifying

Tourism To Costa Rica Continues To Grow, But Is Alo Diversifying

Q COSTA RICA- No longer tourists come to Costa Rica only for the beaches, volcanoes or cloud forests, rather more foreigners come on business trips, to get medical treatments and study. According to the most recent data by the Central Bank (Banco Central de Costa Rica), in the past 12 months, ending last September, the […]

As US closes borders, thousands of Haitian refugees trapped in Mexico lose hope

As US closes borders, thousands of Haitian refugees trapped in Mexico lose hope

(Q24N) A United States federal court has blocked President Donald Trump’s January 27 executive order barring citizens from seven majority Muslim countries from entering the US, but the impacts of the travel ban are already being felt at the nation’s borders. The suspended order halts general refugee admissions for 120 days and Syrian admissions until […]

Gruesome Shark Finning Discovery Leads To Major Legal Victory For Sharks

Gruesome Shark Finning Discovery Leads To Major Legal Victory For Sharks

Q COSTA RICA (Fusion.net) San Jose – On February 7th, a Costa Rican judge delivered the country’s first-ever prison sentence for illegal trade in shark fins. After a lengthy judicial battle, a Taiwanese-born businesswoman was sentenced to serve six months of jail time over a fishing-haul of 652 shark fins detached from the animals’ bodies, […]

Trump Administration Stumbles On Mexico Message

Trump Administration Stumbles On Mexico Message

(Q24N) United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly held meetings with Mexican Government officials Thursday in Mexico City, during which they promised not to use the army to attack undocumented immigrants, or disrespect their other rights, but were then later contradicted by the President. Donald Trump was giving […]

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

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 law 8955 that regulates the Servicio Especial Estable de Taxi (Seetaxi) – the from door to door private transport service,constitutional and reactivated the fines to those who provide public transportation illegally, that is without counting State permits, […]

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

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 taken in by Australia, are getting caught up in a political row between Australia and the United States. Last July Costa Rica agreed with the U.S. to temporarily host up to six months 200 refugees of the […]

Security Ministry Investigating Alleged Coup in Police Force

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 threatening the police force, arising from a disagreement of some unionized police officials with the change in work schedule. “A coup is possible…we are the police…we can do everything…”, says the audio the MSP released on Tuesday […]

Bureaucracy Has No Limits in Costa Rica

Bureaucracy Has No Limits in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA – The order to start a major road project has been temporarily suspended because of “a change of offices and misplacement of a document” which delayed delivery of a piece of paper required in the contract. The project to expand the road from San Jose to San Ramon, essential for the development […]