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...

Should We Be Governed by Persuasion or by Force?

Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, noted that “Europe was created by history. America was...

Multinational Companies Generated 13,754 New Jobs in 2017 in Costa Rica

The Coalición Costarricense de Iniciativas de Desarrollo (CINDE) - Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency -  and the Ministerio...

Juan Diego Castro Launches Violent Attack Against La Nacion

Taking a page out what appears to be the current U.S. President's attack on the media, in particular,...

Alvarez and Castro In Close Race For President in 2018

Thought it may not seem like it, Costa Rica is in the midst of a presidential election. Unlike...

President Solis Holidays In Spain After Asking Ticos To Visit Areas Affected by Nate

In a classic 'Do as I say, not as I do', after asking Ticos (Costa Ricans) to "turistear"...

More than 350 million Latin American voters to elect new leaders in 2018

The anti-establishment tide that has swept much of the world is set to break over Latin America in...

A Cementazo Christmas! Legislative Commision Requests Sanctions Against 29

  The legislative commission, Comisión Investigadora de Créditos Bancarios de la Asamblea Legislativa (Banking Credits Investigative Committee of the...

Álvarez Desanti Unintentionally Picks A Fight With Lady Gaga

Presidential candidate Antonio Alvarez Desanti unintentionally charged a Lady Gaga fan club for misuse of public resources in...

The Cost Keeping Secreet Information About Public Works

In Costa Rica, the central government and its agencies often keep secret files and detials of contracts for...

Costa Rica Drives For A New Green Goal: Electric Transport

Costa Rica this month broke the world record for the most consecutive days running on renewable energy -...

Costa Rica Opens Embassy in Abu Dhabi

Costa Rica's UAE embassy was officially opened in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, by foreign affairs...

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...

Costa Rica Decides: Latest Poll

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

“Cementazo” Scandal Tarnishes Costa Rica’s Presidential Election

Costa Rica is just months away from a presidential election, set to take place on February 4, 2018....

Proposed Is A Merger of The Banco de Costa Rica With the Banco Nacional

Costa Rica is down to two State banks, that is if you don't count the Banco Popular, which...

The Incorruptible Jorge Chavarria Linked to the “Cementazo” Corruption Case Is Looking For Early Retirement

The (once) solid, unimpeachable, incorruptible, Jorge Chavarria is requesting the Poder Judicial (Judiciary) to reactivate his retirement effective...

President Luis Guillermo Solis Denies Any Involvement In The Chinese Cement Corruption

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis denies any link to the "cementazo" corruption scandal that has resulted in...

Same-sex Marriage Conference To Take Place in Costa Rica

Activists from across the Western Hemisphere will gather in Costa Rica this week for the first of its...

Costa Rica has made major socio-economic progress but more efforts needed to reduce inequality and poverty

Costa Rica enjoys relatively high life satisfaction levels, but should do more to develop a more inclusive and...

Government Decides To Propose A 13% VAT

Being more feasible to obtain the 29 votes needed in Congress, the Government decided to propose transforming the...

Presidential Candidates Bet On Private Higher Education To Strengthen Economy

Three presidential candidates promise to reform the National Council of Private Higher Education (Conesup) in case they win...

Mexican Immigrants Help Sustain Two Economies – and Are Discarded

(IPS) - They work for years to bolster the economies of two countries. For one, the United States,...

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...

A Synopisis of the Cementazo Scandal

Rico's TICO BULL - So far I have stayed away from reporting the Cementazo (cement scandal). In the...
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Is Trump as Anti-Immigrant as the Media Makes Him Out to Be?

(Panampost.com) The mainstream media delights in painting Trump’s policies as rooted in a toxic blend of virulent xenophobia,...

October 12, 1987: Oscar Arias Peace-Broker in Central America

1987 - Costa Rican President Oscar Arias Sanchez (1986 - 1990 and 2006 - 2010) received the Nobel...

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...

Alvarez Desanti Proposes To Prohibit Import Of Fossil Fueled Vehicles Starting In 2035

As the 2018 presidential election campaigns start to roll out, one of the candidates proposes to prohibit the...

Deregulate Taxis, Don’t Regulate Uber

(By David Kemp, Fee.org) A recent New York Times article discussing taxi medallion owners in New York City illustrates how innovation...

Solis Meets With Canada’s PM To Discuss Visas For Costa Ricans Among Other Topics

In the United States, among other world leaders, to address the United Nations General Assembly this week, on...

Australia prime minister says 50 refugees will soon go to U.S.

Repeatedly expressing his disdain for the agreement struck under the Obama administration, which would see the U.S. accept...

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Over half a million Venezuelans fled to Colombia

More than half a million Venezuelans have taken refuge in Colombia to escape the crippling economic crisis in their country, Colombia Immigration (Migración Colombia)...

Foreigner Detained At Airport For Concealing Large Amount Of Cash

A woman of Cuban nationality was detained by the officials of the Policía de Control de Drogas (PCD) - Drug Control Police - at...

New ¢1,000 Not Fake: New Series Issued With Changes

The Banco Central (Central Bank) confirmed on Monday, January 22, that the new ¢1,000 banknote in circulation is not counterfeit, as it has been...

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A fight outside a liquor store in Santa Terese de Cobano, in the Nicoya Peninsula, resulted in the death of one and serious injury...

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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...

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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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Costa Rica Rescue Center Begs Justin Bieber NOT To Buy Another Monkey!

QCOSTARICA - With the objective that he learn the importance of letting wild animals live free and stop buying monkeys, the Rescue Center in...

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TODAY VENEZUELA - An editorial published in El Universal, Wednesday, February 10, 2016: Fidel Castro said crystal clear that socialism is communism. Late Commander Hugo...

OP-ED: Where Do We Go From Here?

Most certainly it is correct that our new president elect, as announced on Monday, will research the “state of the nation” before making any...

Ticos Abroad Can Vote on Party Conventions

The more than 6.000 Costa Ricans that live abroad adn who are registered to vote in the upcoming presidential elections can participate in internal...

‘Superpod’ of Dolphins Off Coast of Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - A "superpod" of leaping dolphins delights sightseers in the Pacific Ocean in this incredible video. Thousands of the graceful animals were captured on...