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 Rica and China Reaffirm Ties And Put Behind Them The Recope – CNPC Issues

China and Costa Rica have pledged to strengthening cooperation in trade, investment and exchanges in other areas. During...

14 Municipalities Say NO To Prohibition For Semana Santa

San José among municipalities not applying prohibition for Semana Santa   The list of municipalities not prohibiting the sale of...

MOPT Would Accept Ruta 27 Not Completely Finished

(QCOSTARICA) - With the objective of expanding the Ruta 27 to four lanes and TO accommodate the planned...

Costa Rican Foreign Minister Meets With U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry in Washington

QCOSTARICA - The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, in Washington on Friday met with Costa Rica's Foreign...

President Solis Called A Liar For Backtracking On Promise To Fire Lacklustre Ministers

QCOSTARICA  - "Ministers who do not meet the expectations will be gone on 1 May,"  were the words...

Down To The Wire, Costa Ricans Get Ready To Vote On Sunday

Though Wednesday is the cut off date for politicking, giving Costa Ricans a few days to ponder without...

The Looming Social and Economic Decline of Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA BLOGS) On October 13, 2014, I wrote and submitted a blog to this site entitled, “The Costa...

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...

Is Oscar Arias Too Old To Run For President Again?

QCOSTARICA - Oscar Arias is planning on running for a third term as President, according to sources within...

Tourist Arrivals Inflated, Legislator Says Of ICT

QCOSTARICA - Alberto Lopez, head of the Tourism Board (ICT), admitted Thursday afternoon before the Legislative Commission on...

Costa Rica and China Considering Cooperation Possibilities

COSTA RICA NEWS (Laht.com) -- Costa Rican and Chinese officials have met in San José to consider new...

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Blocks Naming of Costa Rica Honorary Consul

OTTAWA – Canada’s foreign affairs department blocked the appointment of Canadian businessman Nathan Jacobson as Costa Rica’s honorary...

Costa Rica Fails Reelection To UN Human Rights Council

COSTA RICA NEWS -- Costa Rica failed reelection, not coming up with the two-thirds support from the United...

Tourism Minister Steps Down

QCOSTARICA - Tourism Minister Wilhelm von Breymann announced his departure from the cabinet effective May 8 after exactly...

Solis Says He Will Vote “En Blanco”

The leader and founder of the Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC), Ottón Solís, said that he probably would cast...

Johnny Araya Presidential Candidacy “Official”

Among family, friends and supporters, Johnny Araya announced "officially" his candidacy to the 2014 presidential elections. In the absece...

First To Fall From Grace In Solís Administration

QCOSTARICA - Daniel Soley, Viceministro de la Presidencia (Deputy Minister of the Presidency) is the first to fall...

Oscar Arias: US Not The World Policeman

Not surprisingly, former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias Sanchez has a somewhat different view of U.S. President Barack...

Arias Criticizes Presidenta Chinchilla, “Not Even A Call From Her”

Emphatic, sure of his words and knowing what he is talking about, former president Oscar Arias Sanchez, strongly...

Legislators Eliminate Jail For Protests

(QCOSTARICA) Protesters no longer have to fear jail for impeding or obstructing vehicular traffic or pedestrians on public...

“Who Is Lying? One Of The Two Has To Be Lying” Legislator Asks

QCOSTARICA - Attorney General (Procuradora General de la República), Ana Lorena Brenes, said last night under oath that...

Legislative Commission Closes Hearings On Soley Case, To Issue Report Next Week

QCOSTARICA - The legislative commission delving into the Soley case has ended all public hearings, after listening to...

President Luis Guillermo Solis Near Bottom of Approval Rating: Poll

QCOSTARICA | President Luis Guillermo Solis is third to last in the ranking of presidents of Latin America...

Araya Faces Investigation For Abuse of Authority and Corruption

The Attorney General is investigating  Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN) presidential candidate, Johnny Araya, on allegations of abuse of...

Luis Alberto Monge: The Last Of The “Constituents” of Costa Rica Dead at 90

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez (December 29, 1925 – November 29, 2016), president of...

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...

Rodríguez: Dall’Anese, Constenla and Pacheco Persecuted Me

Former president Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría said on Tuesday he blames his problems of the past nine years,...

Presidenta Promises The Breaking Of the Concession Contract Will Not Cost The Country “One Colon”

All alone in her support of the San José-San Ramón road reconstruction contract with the Brazilian firm OAS,...

Public To Hear Debate on Judge Firing

COSTA RICA NEWS - The president of the Legislative Assembly Henry Mora said that, due to a decision...

Costa Rica Proposes Gag Law On Radio and Television

QCOSTARICA - The bill Ley General de Radiodifusión (General Broadcasting) proposed by the Ministry of Science, Technology and...

Poverty-Crusader Solís Cannot Give What Has Not Been Created

(QCOSTARICA BLOGS) The key ingredient necessary for greater tax collection is a growing nation. If you want to...

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Guatemala to Claim US$122 Million From Odebrecht

Following the Brazilian construction company's abandonment of the road work contract that had been awarded, the government intends to make a claim on the...

Canadian Man Critically Injured Stuck in Costa Rica Because Ontario Has No Hospital Bed For Him

A Canadian man seriously injured in the Costa Rican jungle just wants to go home. But he can't, because no hospital in his native...

Panama Company Pleads Guilty In U.S. To Bribing Costa Rican Soccer Official

The Panama-based company, Mimo International Imports and Exports, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to the former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation (Fedefútbol), Eduardo...

Mapping Costa Rica’s Aquifers

Through an alliance with the US Geological Survey, the government of Costa Rica will be carrying out an assessment of aquifers nationwide. The aim of...

Increase In Passenger Arrivals Saturates San Jose Airport

The hundreds of tourists arriving at Costa Rica's main international airport, the Juan Santamaria (SJO), in San Jose eager to discover the beauties of...

The Puntarenas Cow Stare Down!

During my current visit to the Nicoya Peninsula, this cow in Playa Tambor was very vigilant of my presence. She followed my every move,...

Meet the Dark Side of Brazil’s Legendary Rio Carnival

Brazil’s female samba dancers the spill the beans on the darker side of working at the iconic Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Viviane Morais Ferreira Guimarães,...

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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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From Project Expedition -  Literally meaning “Rich Coast," Costa Rica is home to thousands of exotic species of flora and fauna, pristine beaches, rain...

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

G.I. Joe: Retaliation is a 2013 American science fiction action film directed by Jon M. Chu, based on Hasbro's G.I. Joe toy, comic and...

Nicaragua To Promote SMS Messaging To Encourage Breastfeeding

TODAY NICARAGUA - Nicaragua will present during a international conference a pilot project that promotes the healthy practice of breastfeeding by sending text messages...

Air France Annouces Increase In Weekly Frequency of Direct Flights to Costa Rica

Q TRAVEL - Air France on Wednesday announced it will increase the number of direct flights to Costa Rica from two to three weekly...

Red Cross Reports Lower Fatalities During Christmas

A total of seven people were killed during Monday (24) and Tuesday (25) December, according to Cruz Roja Costarricense (Costa Rican Red Cross). The report...