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Wednesday 24 May 2017

Dollar Exchange Rate Keeps Climbing, It Has Already Reached ¢595

Q COSTA RICA - The Colon exchange rate against the U.S. dollar continues its upward trend, given the...

Costa Rica Continues With The Highest Gasoline Prices In The Region

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica continues with the highest fuel prices in Central America. The Price of a...

Wine Leads Growth in Costa Rican Liquor Consumption

An almost 40% increase has been reported in retail sales of wine between 2011 and 2016, beating other...

Rookie Triggermen Behind Most Homicides Related To Drug Trafficking (Narco)

Q COSTA RICA - Men, mostly young and inexperienced in the handling of firearms, are behind the large...

Dollar Exchange Rate Keeps Increasing in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - In the last couple of weeks the Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) -...

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...

Rise In Homicides Linked To Drug Trafficking

The street sale of crack and marijuana has become such a lucrative business in Costa Rica, that controlling...

Changeover To Digital TV Does Not Require The Purchase Of A New TV Or Paid Services

Q COSTA RICA  - The changeover to digital signal from analogue does not involve extra charges assures the...

Iran defeats Costa Rica in FIFA U-20 World Cup

(Q24N) – Iran edged past Costa Rica in FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Group C on...

Head-On Collission On The Ruta 27 Leaves One Dead, Another Injured

Q COSTA RICA - A car accident left one dead and another seriously injured Saturday afternoon on the...

Taxation Evaluating Asking The U.S. For Information On Airbnb Hosts in Costa Rica

Although Airbnb has offered to collect the sales tax for transactions made on rentals in Costa Rica through...

President Solis Confirms The Decision Of Suspicious Foreigners “Pa’Fuera” (Out Of Here)

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica President, Luis Guillermo Solis, on Thursday backed the decision announced by the...

Banks Fear Increased Requests To Change Loans From Dollars to Colones

Q MONEY - A hike of ¢9.64 colones in the dollar exchange market since last Friday alone has...

Construction Of Santa Ana and Belen Bridge Has Begun

The expansion of the bridge over the Virilla river that connects Lindora de Santa Ana and Belen, Heredia...

Isreali PM Asks Costa Rica To Change UN Votes On Israel

Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told visiting Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel González Sanz on Thursday that the...

Heavy Rains Thursday Afternoon Flood Paseo Colon

Q COSTA RICA - The heavy rains this past week have caused problems all around the Greater Metropolitan...

Costa Rica Government Promises To Expel The “Bad Guys”

Q COSTA RICA - Are you a bad guy? Living in Costa Rica? You're out of here. Thinking...

Six Months Preventive Detention For Lebanese Linked To Shooting In Escazú

Q COSTA RICA - Ziad Akl, the brother of Elias Akl who was killed in Monday morning's shootout...

Monday, Could It Be The Day Of The ‘Platina’???

Monday (May 22) could be the day when the Alfredo González Flores, best known as the 'Platina' bridge...

New VAT Expected To Be Kept At 13 Percent

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica may opt for a lower value-added tax (VAT) rate if and when...

Intelligence Service Had Recommended The Expulsion Of The Lebanese Brothers From Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - The two Lebanese brothers, who on Monday one was shot and killed by assassins...

Security Minister Says ‘Private Schools Must Know Their Customers’

Q COSTA RICA - Gustavo Mata, the Minster of Public Security (MSP) has to be off his rocker,...

Young Boy Hurt In Monday’s Shootout Out Of Danger

The Hospital Nacional de Niños (Children's Hospital) in San Jose said on Tuesday the six-year-old boy, whose identity...

Officials Warn of Growing Maritime Drug Trade Amid Cocaine Surge

(Insightcrime.org) Security officials in Costa Rica say they are incapable of stopping transnational drug traffickers from using the...

Costa Rica Investors Like Bricks and Mortar

QBUSINESS - Stable returns is the main characteristic of real estate funds which in Costa Rica have shown...

Dollar Exchange Hit ¢580 On Tuesday

Q COSTA RICA - The dollar exchange on Tuesday by some banks reached ¢580 colones for the sell....

Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu,...

Costa Rica’s Fruits Exports Beyond Pineapples And Bananas

Costa Rica has embarked on an export diversification strategy to take advantage of the surge in international demand...

Legislature Finally Approves US$100 Million Loan To Modernize Land Border Crossings

Eradicating problems in infrastructure, lack of inter-institutional coordination, insecurity, lack of user controls, repetitive and inefficient procedures, budget...

In Costa Rica Fewer Checks, More Online Banking

The ease of making secure transactions with just one click, from the house, office or even a smartphone...

No Change in Unemployment in Costa Rica

The working-age population has increased, offsetting an increase in the employed population, with the national employment rate remaining...

MICITT Costa Rica “Hack” Not Related To “Ransomware” Global Event

Q COSTA RICA - Although the Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones (Micitt) - Ministry of Science, Technology...