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Thursday 17 August 2017

Two Costa Ricans Suffered “Minor Injuries” In the Barcelona ‘Terrorist’ Attack

Q COSTA RICA - Two young Costa Rican women (Ticas), studying in Barcelona, Spain, were "injured" in the...

Quick Driver’s Licensing Process For Foreigners (And Ticos) On Tuesdays and Wendesdays

If you are a foreigner who lives in Costa Rica and have a driver's license of another country,...

Uber Users In Costa Rica Are Exempt From Sanctions For Using The Illegal Transport

As the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) crack down on Uber drivers, users (passengers) can rest assured as...

Ankle Bracelets A La Costa Rican

At 18 years of age, due to his drug addiction, on conviction, a judge ordered electronic monitoring and...

Costa Rica Expands Access To Housing Finance

The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) has established a strategic partnership with Cooperativa Nacional de Educadores (Coopenae), a leading...

Costa Rica Snake Hitches Ride To Scotland

The Daily Record reports a snake hitched a free ride from Costa Rica to Scotland on a pineabpple...

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....

Model and Boyfriend Found Shot Dead In Esparza, Puntarenas

The alert went out on Friday, 26-year-old model, Isamara Alejandra Villalta Solano and her 17-year-old brother, Kendall Gonzalez,...

High Tide Floods Caldera

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission - reported 27 families in Caldera were affected...

Medical Examiner: “An Increase In Excess Violence and Cruelty In Homicides”

"In the past decade, when I came to work here (Forensic Medicine), 12 years ago, we had homicides...

Pilot Plan For Trunk Line For Public Transport Unveiled in Tibas

Traffic in Tibas Saturday morning was more chaotic than normal, thanks to the implementation of the pilot plan...

‘Corporations Tax’ Amnesty For 90 Days

From September 1 to December 1, companies can take advantage of an amnesty to bring to date their...

Moody’s Questions Tax Benefit Of Plan To Handle Illiquidity in Costa Rica

  According to Moody's, the plan to reduce expenses announced by President Luis Guillermo Solís will not be enough...

Another Ruling in Favor of Protectionism, Sala IV Ratifies Ban On Rice Promotions

  In Costa Rica, the Constitutional Court or Sala IV has rejected an appeal of unconstitutionality against the prohibition...

Bicycle Racks Are The Main Target Of “Tachadores”

Computers, leather handbags, and bicycle racks are the main targets for theft by "tachadores" (criminals), explained the Organismo...

Losing Your Costa Rica’s Driver’s License (And Getting It Back)

There is confusion among many drivers about the driver's license point system, how they are accumulated, the number...

Government Proposes To Charge A 15% Tax For Using Services Like Netflix

Intent on solving the country's current financial problems, the government today (Thursday) presented to legislators a new tax...

Costa Rica, A Country of Luxuries That Are Necessities

The consumption habits have changed and the dynamics of the country has led to the fact goods and...

Costa Rica New Car Sales Slow Down

During the first half of this year, some new car dealers claim to have had increases in sales...

Loans in Colones Get More Expensive

Interest rates on bank loans have increased by between 0.11% and 6.6% in the last year, and those...

Canadian Premier Speaks Out On His Trips To Costa Rica

Manitoba (Canada) Premier, Brian Pallister, speaks out for the first time on his trips to Costa Rica since...

Failure of Employer To Register Domestic Worker With The Caja Can Be Costly At The End

Employing domestic labor for two people for almost two decades but without paying the social security, in the...

Costa Rica Wants To Be First To Axe Single-use Plastics

  Costa Rica intends to replace these wasteful, ocean-clogging items—such as plastic store bags, straws, coffee stirrers, containers and...

“No Hay Plata” – No Free Lunch In Costa Rica!

After recognizing the serious liquidity problems, last week the government of Luis Guillermo Solis has announced it will...

Costa Rica Rebounds In Medicines Exports

The value of drug exports from Costa Rica shows a recovery of US$69 million (84%) in the last...

Guanacaste Theme Park Suffers Set Back

It was in April when the Discovery Costa Rica mega-park project to be built in Guanacaste was made...

‘Nyuti’, The Future For Costa Rica’s Younger Generation

  Ad Astra Rocket Company Costa Rica (AARC CR) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American rocket propulsion,...

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Has A New Tourism Infrastructure

Costa Rica has invested ¢800 million colones (US$1.4 million dollars) in tourist infrastructure for the Refugio Nacional de...

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...

Nicaragua’s Inexplicable Obstacle to Tourism

Q COSTA RICA - Nicaraguan immigration authorities have introduced a new and inexplicable measure that requires foreigners who...

Return of Seized Plates For Bad Parking Has Oversatured The Cosevi

The volume of parking violations resulting in the confiscation of license plates has over saturated the ability of...

ICE Reports 1st. Quarter Loss Of ¢33 Billion Due To Exchange Rate Fluctuations

Q COSTA RICA - Like many in Costa Rica whose income is in colones and debt in U.S....

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Two Costa Ricans Suffered “Minor Injuries” In the Barcelona ‘Terrorist’ Attack

Q COSTA RICA - Two young Costa Rican women (Ticas), studying in Barcelona, Spain, were "injured" in the terrorist attack that shook Barcelona Thursday...

2017 Tamarindo Art Wave set for November

The Tamarindo Art Foundation, a non-profit NGO with big goals for the community, is in the early stages of planning this year’s Tamarindo Art...

When in Guanacaste, You Can’t Miss A Visit To The Rincon de la Vieja

Just outside of Costa Rica's northwest capital of Liberia, where you'll find Daniel Oduber International Airport, is Rincon de la Vieja National Park, a...

Quick Driver’s Licensing Process For Foreigners (And Ticos) On Tuesdays and Wendesdays

If you are a foreigner who lives in Costa Rica and have a driver's license of another country, you can obtain a Costa Rican...

By Any Means Necessary: Refugees Fleeing Violence in Central America

Women and children from Central America began arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers during the summer of 2014. Referring to the “urgent...

Unstoppable Smuggling in the Northern Triangle

Guatemalan businessmen are demanding stricter laws to combat the illegal entry of goods from Mexico, which are now being sold in El Salvador and...

Downtown San Jose Through The Eyes of Ronald Duran Martinez

All photo from Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/ronald.duranmartinez

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Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

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TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

OIJ Arrest Suspect Who Made Threats Against Ariana Grande Concert In Costa Rica Tonight

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