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...

‘Nobody Wants Costa Rica To Be Another Greece’, President Solis

  President Luis Guillermo Solis shakes off criticism following his Tuesday evening's television address to the nation that Costa...

Costa Rican Christiana Figueres Slams The White House On US Pullout From Paris Climate Deal

Q COSTA RICA - Global reaction to the US pullout from Paris climate deal included the remarks of...

A Synopisis of the Cementazo Scandal

Rico's TICO BULL - So far I have stayed away from reporting the Cementazo (cement scandal). In 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...

Chinese Cement Scandal Monopolizes President’s Independence Speech In Cartago

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis can't seem to get out of the mix of the cement scandal...

Solis Laments OAS Secretary General Almagro’s Aggressive Approach to Venezuelan Crisis

Q COSTA RICA - President Luis Guillermo Solis said the “belligerence” of the Secretary General of the Organization...

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...

How Nicaragua Sees Costa Rica In Court

Q COSTA RICA - In its presentation to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague, over...

Costa Rica Looks “Brighter Now”, says President Solis

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solis begins his last year in office saying it's...

BCR President To Resign Over Clash With Board of Directors

Q COSTA RICA - A bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the Banco de Costa Rica...

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...

Trump to Nominate Sharon Day as U.S. Ambassador To Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate Sharon Day to serve as U.S. Ambassador...

PUSC Elects Rodolfo Piza As Their 2018 Presidential Candidate

Q COSTA RICA - Rodolfo Piza will once again lead the Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC) into the...

Costa Rica’s Fight Against Money Laundering

The Financial Action Task Force on Latin America highlighted Costa Rica's progress achieved in the area of ​​financial...

Construction of The North Arc of Circunvalacion Started This Morning

It was 7:00 am this Monday morning when President Luis Guillermo Solis officially gave the order for the...

Costa Rican Tasked With UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons

Q COSTA RICA - A Costa Rican has the responsibility on her shoulders to push forward an international...

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,...

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 -...

U.S. To Require Visa Applicants To Provide Social Media History And 15 Years Work and Travel History

Q COSTA RICA - The so-called “extreme vetting” urged by U.S. President Donald Trump could likely affect some...

Two Nobel Peace Prize Winners Clash Over The Situation In Venezuela

Q COSTA RICA - The situation in Venezuela had two Nobel Peace Prize winners at odds on the...

Former Presidents of Costa Rica Expected To Act As International Observers In Venezuela Popular Vote Sunday

Q COSTA RICA - Former Costa Rican president, Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014) and Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (1998-2002) have been...

“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....

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...

Science & Technology Minister Resigns For Participating In PLN Party Internal Elections

Q COSTA RICA - Carolina Vasquez Soto has been appointed as the new head of Costa Rica's ministry...

Costa Ricans In U.S. Concerned Of Trump’s Immigration Proposal

The Middletown, New York, Times Herald-Record reported some locals decrying U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration proposal includes a...

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...

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"...

Costa Rica Calls Venezuela Process and Results “Null and Illegitimate”

"The Government of the Republic of Costa Rica does not recognize and considers void, vacated, unlawful, unconstitutional and...

New Transport Minister Says San Ramon Road Tolls Would Be More Than ¢4,000

Q COSTA RICA - The San Jose - San Ramon road, if and whenever it gets built, won't...

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...

Costa Rica Rejects “Military Options” Against Venezuela

Despite the extremely serious situation in Venezuela, Costa Rica does not support the military option spoken by U.S....

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Is It Time To Renew Your Costa Rica Driver’s License?

If you are among the thousands of drivers whose driver's license expires in the coming months, leaving it to the last minute and the...

Protesters Claim Secular Status for Costa Rica

While thousands of demonstrators across the United States marched in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT...

Air Surveillance Service Made More Official Transport Flights Than Patrols

The Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea (SVA)- Air Surveillance Service - of the Ministry of Public Security made - over two years - more flights...

Mexican Governor Invokes Pancho Villa, Shakes Up Elections

"We want a true revolution in this country," mustachioed governor Javier Corral said in his office, hung with a large portrait of Villa, the...

Trump’s First Year and Latin America (Video)

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Could a New Currency Be the Solution to Argentina’s Never-Ending Inflation Problem?

Since its founding in 1935, inflation has averaged 55 percent per year. Since its issuance by the BCRA, 13 zeros have been added to...

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 summer. We were chilling out in...

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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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Why Do People Not Comply with the Law in Latin America?

Q24N - There is an abysmal difference in people’s attitude before the law. For example, people in Germany and in the United States usually...

2.500 Cameras To Make Costa Ricans Feel More Secure

An ambitious project by the Ministerio de Seguridad in co-ordination with the Secretaría de Gobierno Digital will see the installation of 2.500 security cameras...

Preventing Mosquito Bites

Preventing mosquito bites (from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection CDC): Cover exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and hats. Use an approved insect...

Opposition to Changes To The Costa Rica – Colombia Trade Agreement Conditions

Q COSTA RICA - The Costa Rica food and industry expressed their opposition to any changes to the tariff conditions for a group of...

BIG Drop In Gasoline Prices Expected Next Month

QCOSTARICA - Despite the small increase in the price of gasoline that will occur in the coming days, we can expect a BIG drop...