OIJ Raids Cosevi Central Offices

The Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi) - road safety council - offices in La Uruca was raided this...

Tigo To Invest US$30 Million This Year

Tigo (Millicom) is set to invest US$30 million in Costa Rica this year to substantially expand coverage, double...

Ziad Akl To Remain In Immigration Custody Pending Deportation

Ziad Akl, brother of Elias Akl, the Canadian-Lebanese national murdered last May 15, in front of a school...

Slim’s Flagship Telecom Shudders Into Biggest Loss In 16 Years

Mexico's America Movil, the crown jewel of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s empire, better known as "Claro", with extensive...

Presidential Candidates “Light” On Economic Plans

With only weeks to go for the second round of Costa Rica's presidential election on April 1, little...

Tourism Generated US$228 Billion In The Last Decade

Tourism has become the great machine for obtaining dollars for the Costa Rican economy, and the data supports...

Central Bank To Replace SINPE With IBAN For Interbank Transfers

The Central Bank announced it will end the SINPE (Sistema Nacional de Pagos Electrónicos) transfers format by the...

Costa Rica Economic Activity Up 3.5%

The performance of the construction sector at the end of the year explained the acceleration registered in the...

Work Begins To Speed Up Traffic At The Juan Santamaría Airport Crossing

On Monday, the first works began for a series of road changes in the area of the Juan...

A New Airport in the Northern Zone

A contract has been awarded to a French-Spanish consortium to carry out the location study and master plan...

Costa Rica Raises New Flag On Old U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Boats

The Costa Rican flag rose Tuesday in Baltimore on a refurbished former U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat, one...

Which Nationalities Work The Longest Hours? Costa Rica Is Second.

Though Costa Rican workers are often branded "lazy", they are in fact in second place for the most...

Liberty Latin America to Acquire Controlling Interest in Cabletica

Liberty Latin America, the newly split-off unit of Liberty Global focused on Latin America and the Caribbean, has...

Acoustic imaging reveals hidden features of megathrust fault off Costa Rica

Geophysicists have obtained detailed three-dimensional images of a dangerous megathrust fault west of Costa Rica where two plates...

Costa Rica ‘Best Country’ In The Region

With high scores on travel and doing business, Costa Rica is the best country in Central America, according...

Twenty Schools Padlocked By Parents In Protest Against Sex Education

Parents padlocked the gates of 20 schools in Costa Rica on Thursday to protest sex education classes for...

Costa Rica To Lift 30-year Ban On Robusta Coffee

(Reuters) - Costa Rica will join other coffee-producing nations in the region and start planting robusta, lifting a...

Turriabla Blew It Stack on Tuesday

The volcano that keeps on giving, the Turrialba, registered on Tuesday morning an eruption blowing steam and gas...

Alvarado vs Alvarado On April 1!

Costa Rica’s presidential election will be decided in a runoff on the first Sunday in April after no...

International Court Draws New Borders For Costa Rica And Nicaragua

The Hague - Costa Rica claimed victory over Nicaragua on Friday after the International Court of Justice in...

A Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Shakes up Costa Rica’s Election

The Economist - A “SLICE of Iowa misplaced on the Central American isthmus”, is how an American political...

ICJ: Nicaragua Must Pay Costa Rica For Isla Calero Environmental Damage

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Nicaragua to compensate Costa Rica for...

Vuelta A Costa Rica Riders Caught Doping

Twelve cyclists, including the race winner, tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO during last month's Vuelta...

Miami Police Officer Charged With Costa Rica “Ponzi” Scheme

Offering “low-risk” investments in his company, which he claimed was giving high-interest loans to property owners in Costa...

Sentenced To 216 Years in Prison For The Massacre In Liberia

Bricklayer Gerardo Alonso Ríos Mairena was sentenced on Tuesday morning to 216 years in prison, responsible for the...

Nicaragua Dismisses Ambassador To Costa Rica

The government of Daniel Ortega has dismissed Harold Rivas Reyes from his position as Nicaragua's Ambassador to Costa...

Watch Keeps Costa Rica Schoolkids Safe And In Touch With Their Parents

With the start of the new school year next week, many parents are concerned about their child's security. Although...

ICE Looking To Become Regional Telecom Player

Costa Rica's state-owned telecom operator, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), is finalizing plans to become a major...

Costa Rica Banks Also Graded as Negative

In line with last week's revision from stable to negative for Costa Rica's economy outlook for sovereign debt,...

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...

Divers Up-Close With Baby Humpback Whale in Waters Off Costa Rica

A group of snorkelers were treated to a magical sight during their dive off the waters of Playas...

4.5G Already Operating in San Jose

Costa Rica's state-owned telecom, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) announced the activation of its 4.5G service, or...

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Costa Rica’s Election: It Wasn’t the Economy, Stupid!

Is it the economy, stupid? A preliminary analysis would have concluded that such a maxim would prevail in Costa Rica’s presidential race: unemployment is...

Canada To Open Free Trade Talks With Mercosur Group Of South American Countries

(Reuters) - The Canadian government plans to open free trade talks with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America, an official said on...

OIJ Raids Cosevi Central Offices

The Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi) - road safety council - offices in La Uruca was raided this Monday morning, as investigators delve into...

Migrants Up Against Nicaragua’s “Containment Wall”

(IPS) - Nicaragua’s “containment wall”, aimed at bolstering internal security, has been successful with regard to the fight against transnational crime. But its...

Latin America Focuses on Attacking Pockets of Rural Poverty

(IPS) - Identifying territories where rural poverty is most entrenched in Latin America and the Caribbean to apply new tools and innovative policies to...

Better Safe Than Sorry: Travel Tips

People often hear stories of travel incidents but they don't think it'll happen to them. Two of the biggest problems for travelers are stolen,...

Tigo To Invest US$30 Million This Year

Tigo (Millicom) is set to invest US$30 million in Costa Rica this year to substantially expand coverage, double broadband speed and bring DTT to...

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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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Costa Rica’s State Telecom To Take Part In Public Wi-Fi Tender

Costa Rica's state.e telecom, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) has expressed an interest in taking part in the public Wi-Fi tender launched by...

The President Says He Didn’t Know!

COSTA RICA NEWS -- Consumers and mErchants expressed outrage at the confession by President Luis Guillermo Solís that he didn't know anything about the...

Amazon Invests in Costa Rica As Country Carves Out Profitable Niche

Q COSTA RICA - In the 19th century, the customs house (aduana in Spanish) here brimmed with the imported wares that first helped this...

Bill To Prohibit Sale of Liquor In Mini-supermarkets

The Legislative Comission for Children, Youth and Adolescents (Comisión de Niñez, Juventud y Adolescencia) is evaluating a bill to prohibit the sale of liquor...

San José’s Interlinea Buses To Roll On October 2

The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) announced that the Interlinea - intersectoral buses of San José - will start opertaring on Wednesday,...