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Tuesday 27 June 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,...

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

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

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...

“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...

Who Would Marry A Serial Killer?

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Costa Rica Immigration Going Paperless

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

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...

Dollar Exchange Rate Keeps Increasing in Costa Rica

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

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...

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...

Solis Laments OAS Secretary General Almagro’s Aggressive Approach to Venezuelan Crisis

Q COSTA RICA - President Luis Guillermo Solis said the “belligerence” of the Secretary General of the Organization...

Monday Afternoon Downpour Floods Downtown San Jose

Q COSTA RICA - What is being called the worst downpour in more than two decades, in 1995...

That Was Quick. Back to Jail. ‘Cuba Dave’ Found Guilty!

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Well, that was quick, David Strecker, known as Cuba Dave on the internet,...

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...

Pope Francis: In Costa Rica Is “The Best Coffee In The World”

Q COSTA RICA - While being greeted by crowds of hundreds of thousands as he made saints of...

Four People On Trial In Limon For Killing American Whose Body Was Never Found

Q COSTA RICA - No body, no problem, the case of homicide moves forward, is the decision of...

Water Crisis: How Come Costa Rica Has a Water Shortage?

Costa Rica's endemic problems with water supply are being complicated by the effects of El Niño, and while...

Five Airlines Already Include The Costa Rica Airport Tax; Four More Will Be Doing So In The Coming Months

QCOSTARICA -  American, Avianca, Copa, Delta, and Jet Blue are the five airlines currently including the "airport tax"...

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...

U.S. Helicopters In Costa Rica This Week

Q COSTA RICA  - A Blackhawk and Chinook of the Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF Bravo) arrived in...

Waiting for Godot In Costa Rica: A Lot of Talk, A Lot of Expectation

Q OPINION - Waiting for Godot is a French play translated into English and authored by Samuel Beckett....

Man Arrested For Sexual Abuse Of Minor and Posting Video On The Internet

Q COSTA RICA - It was in San Miguel de Higuito de Desamparados, where police detained a 35-year-old...

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LGBT March San Jose 2017

Q COSTA RICA - San Jose was filled with color this Sunday to celebrate sexual diversity and demand equal rights for the Lesbian, Gay,...

“We Cannot Let Down Our Guard,” Experts Say On Simultaneous Activity Of Three Volcanos

It's been a while, in fact since 1987 that Costa Rica did not register the simultaneous activity of three volcanos and experts warn that...

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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...

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...

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...

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa Ricans pick one product over another?...

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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...

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