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Friday 18 August 2017

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,...

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...

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

A 22-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning in Tibás, as a suspect in a "threat of attack" at...

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa...

Shotgun Used To Kill Five in La Cruz Guanacaste

The Fuerza Publica (National Police) reported on Friday night the finding of the bodies of five people in...

203 People Disappeared Without A Trace In Costa Rica In 2015

QCOSTARICA - American Brian Hogue is one of 203 people who went missing in Costa Rica last year...

Nicaragua’s Inexplicable Obstacle to Tourism

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

Crack Down On Prostitution In San Jose

Q COSTA RICA / Many living and visiting Costa Rica's capital city know about San Jose's other side,...

25 Year Prison Sentence For Killing American Pensioner Made Her Laugh

Q COSTA RICA - Sisters Ruth and Dayana Gaytán Ramírez, 23 and 21, were sentenced Monday afternoon to...

Zika Virus in Costa Rica: What You Need To Know Before You Travel

Q TRAVEL - The holiday travel season is here and Costa Rica is a very popular destination for...

“I ate it. I ate the wasp.” Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis

Q COSTA RICA -  President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera ate a wasp while giving an interview on his...

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,...

Minimum Wage Across Latin America. Where Is Earned The Most? The Least?

QCOSTARICA - A minimum wage comparison across Latin America by Mexico's Financialred.com.mx  provides an insight of what is...

You can’t avoid Zika anymore. Here’s how to travel in Zika zones.

(QCOSTARICA) Avoiding Zika is no longer an option of saying "I'll just avoid places where there's Zika". According...

Are Tourists In Costa Rica Getting Screwed Over? You Decide!

Costa Rica, characterized as a jewel for tourism, last year alone visited by more than 2 million tourists,...

Who Would Marry A Serial Killer?

Q COSTA RICA - Before moving back to Canada, Leanne Bordelais lived with her new husband Thierry Bordelais,...

Eruptions Keep Poas Volcano National Park Closed To Tourists

Q COSTA RICA - The indefinite closure of the Poas Volcano National Park has impeded the inauguration of...

Failure In Panama Cause of Blackout in Costa Rica!

Q COSTA RICA - A failure in a high-voltage power transmission line in Panama produced an imbalance in...

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...

No Residency Required To Open Bank Account At The BCR

QCOSTARICA - One of the problems of many foreigners non-residents in Costa Rica is opening a bank account....

La Carpio May Be Costa Rica’s Worst Ghetto

COSTA RICA JOURNAL - Very few expats living in Costa Rica have ever heard of La Carpio.  Even...

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...

‘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...

Cody Dial Killed By Tree in Costa Rica, Says Father

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - The remains of Cody Roman Dial, an Alaska adventurer who went missing in...

Costa Rica Immigration Going Paperless

Q COSTA RICA - Starting in August, travelers arriving or leaving Costa Rica by way of the Juan...

What Will Happen With The Rise In The Dollar Exchange?

The increases in the dollar exchange rate surprised many this week, who were confident that the dollar would...

Earthquakes and Seismic Swarm In The Area of The Poas Volcano Raise Alert

A series of earthquakes and more than 70 seismic swarms and counting since early Thursday evening in the...

David Strecker aka “Cuba Dave” Wins Appeal, Says Website Bearing His Name

Q COSTA RICA - David Strecker, the man known as Cuba Dave and in a Costa Rica prison...

Study: Ticos Grew 11.2cm and Ticas 13.7cm In The Last 100 Years

(QCostarica) A study by the Imperial College London (ICL) published Tuesday revealed that on average, Ticos (Costa Rica)...

Mariguanol, Anti-inflammatory Based On Marijuana Openly Sold in the Streets of San José

Promoted as an anti-inflammatory, "Mariguanol" is available on the streets of San José and for only ¢1.500 colones...

Fourth Murder Trial Ordered For Ann Patton

If at first, you don't succeed, try, try, try and try again. Literally. That seems to be the position...

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Two new projects in Panama and opening in 2018 – seek to attract convention visitors. With 58,000 square meters (624,000 square feet), Panama’s planned Amador...

Morales: Trump, KKK Promoter, Can’t Lecture Latin America

Bolivia's President Evo Morales says the U.S. President Donald Trump “cannot teach democracy and freedom to Latin America because he promotes the racism and...

“El Carretero De Chepe”

Don Romualdo, who is 78 years old, every day he takes to the streets, wheeling his cart (carretica) from the Mercado Bourbon, in the...

Government Threatens Local Businesses With Fines For Links Uber

Q COSTA RICA - Restaurants and hotels expose themselves to sanctions and administrative procedures per campaign of royalties and discounts of Mother's Day Entrepreneurs express...

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...

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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, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

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QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

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...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

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

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