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Monday 23 October 2017

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...

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...

Red Alert Declared For Pacific, Central Valley and Northern Zone

The National Emergencies Commission ( Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE) declared a red alert for the entire...

Nothing Escaped Nate!

Nothing escaped Nate! Floods, rivers overflowing their banks, houses destroyed, families uprooted, schools closed, roads and bridges damaged...

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,...

MOPT: ‘Damage from Nate On Roads Is of Titanic Proportions’

  "The magnitude of the damage caused by Tropical Storm Nate in the entire road infrastructure of the country...

Totally Unacceptable. Man Shot Over Stale Bread in Pococi

It was in La Rita, Pococi, in the province of Limon, that a woman complained to the local...

Tropical Storm Nate Hits Costa Rica Hard: Seven Dead, Thousands In Shelters

Tropical Storm Nate has hit Costa Rica hard, especially in areas of Guanacaste were major roads have become...

Suspect In Shooting Of Baker’s Son Was On The OIJ “10 Most Wanted” In 2015

The man suspected of shooting at a baker with a shotgun in Pococí was among the "10 most...

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,...

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...

Collapse Of Old Sixaola Railraod Bridg Temporarily Closed Passage Between Costa Rica And Panama

  The collapse of the old Sixaola (Limon) railroad bridge on Monday afternoon forced the closure of the modular...

New Tropical Wave Could Affect The Country This Coming Weekend

The month of October is the worst of the rainy season. Typical forecasts are rain, rain, and more...

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...

Nicaragua’s Inexplicable Obstacle to Tourism

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Nate Leaves 10 Dead, 8 Missing and Severe Damage Across The Country

As the rains across the country dimish and the groundwater recedes, the impact of Tropical Storm Nate are...

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,...

“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...

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....

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...

Almost One Quarter Of Costa Ricans Admitted To Paying “Chorizo”

The report “People and Corruption: Latin America and the Caribbean” by Transparency International (TI) reveals that one in...

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...

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...

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,...

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Drunk Driver Who Ran Over And Killed Athlete Is Free!

Released with the conditions to sign every 15 days and have a fixed address, while being investigated for the manslaughter, is the decision of...

A Synopisis of the Cementazo Scandal

Rico's TICO BULL - So far I have stayed away from reporting the Cementazo (cement scandal). In the words of a dear friend, it's...

Drunk Driver Kills Marathon Runner Sunday Morning

A 35-year-old Venezuelan athlete participating this Sunday morning in the San Jose Half Marathon was killed by a drunk driver who disrespected the traffic...

“Truce In The Rains” Not To Be Repeated This Week, Says Weather Service

After a week of no rain throughout most of the country, the rains did return on Saturday as forecast by the national weather service,...

From Anguish to Ecstasy in 90 Minutes

The moment Kendall Waston scored the goal in the last few minutes of the game, officially qualifying the Costa Rica national team for the ...
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JetBlue Flight To Costa Rica Turned Around After Dog Escapes In Brooklyn

Friday morning, on the tarmac at New York's La Guardia airport on a flight to Costa Rica, Gwen Wunderlich, 41, got a frantic call...

Nate Death Toll Rises To 14

The most up-to-date information from the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission and the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) - Judicial...

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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...

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...

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...

Red Alert Declared For Pacific, Central Valley and Northern Zone

The National Emergencies Commission ( Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE) declared a red alert for the entire Pacific coast, Central Valley and northern...

Nothing Escaped Nate!

Nothing escaped Nate! Floods, rivers overflowing their banks, houses destroyed, families uprooted, schools closed, roads and bridges damaged or destroyed and farms and plantations...

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