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Monday 22 May 2017

$38 Is The Cost of Murder For Hire in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - It's that simple. For as little as ¢20,000 colones (US$38) anyone can order a "hit" in...

Government Spends ¢32 Million To Advertise Cuts In 2016 Budget

QCOSTARICA - The government of Luis Guillermo Solis says it has "invested: some ¢31 million colones on a...

Costa Rica is Unfair, Unequal and Expensive, Says Trade Unionist

COSTA RICA NEWS - The 20th report of the State of the Nation confirmed that neoliberal policies of...

Feeling Proud: The Eiffel Tower Says ‘Pura Vida’

QCOSTARICA - The Eiffel Tower, was lit up on Monday with "Pura Vida", the popular phrase that characterizes...

Judge Frees Head of OIJ In Quepos Arrested Wednesday

(QCOSTARICA) Despite a request by the Prosecutor's office (Fiscalía Adjunta de Probidad, Transparencia y Anticorrupción) for three months...

SATIRE: Costa Rica Concessions Guanacaste to Nicaragua in Histerical Back Alley Deal

Disclaimer: The following article is purely fictional, a satire/parody, made up, a complete fabrication, not even remotely close...

Tiff Between Costa Rica and Nicaragua Heats Up

The tiff between Costa Rica and Nicaragua heated up again yesterday, with Costa Rica denouncing the opening by...

Into Costa Rica Jaguars Feast On Sea Turtles

TORTUGUERO, Costa Rica — A sole pair of sea turtle tracks is all that punctuates the serenity of...

Former CONAVI Official Says Presidencia Asked For Secrecy In Construction of Trocha

Miguel Ramirez, an engineer who helped build the trail border road known as "La Trocha", in the northern...

US Universities Woo Costa Rican Students

Today, Friday, a dozen U.S. universities will make academic presentations at the Crowne Plaza (Coribici) Hotel, in La...

Costa Rica On List of Countries To Move To If Trump Elected President

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica is on the list of countries the Washington Post recommends people should move to...

Mexico 0-0 Costa Rica

It was the type of performance that left the home fans throwing objects at opposing players and chanting...

Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) Confirms Payroll Cut Of 250 People

Update 3:11pm - The Banco de Costa Rica confirmed this afternoon that 280 employees have accepted voluntary early...

Costa Rica included in Venzuela’s foreign currency allocation

El Universal - Pressured by growing US dollar demand, the Venezuelan government on Wednesday decided to cut down...

Traffic Police Gets Tough On Illegally Parked Vehicles in Downtown San Jose

Q COSTA RICA - Drivers insist on parking in areas such as boulevards and any space to squeeze...

Infant Abandoned In Car By Father Dies

The seven month old child neglected the father in a car with the windows rolled for more almost...

January Was A Very Moving Month Siesmic Wise

QCOSTARICA - In the first month of the year the Red Sismológica de Costa Rica (Seismological Network) recorded...

An Airline Feeling Pretty “Tico”

(QCOSTARICA) With more than five decades of operating in Costa Rica, the Panamanian airline, COPA, is the first...

Costa Rica Will This Year Import Coffee To Meet Local Demand

QCOSTARICA - The next time you buy Costa Rica coffee in Costa Rica it may not be Costa...

Auto Parts Market in Costa Rica And Central America

(QCOSTARICA) In 2015 Central American countries imported US$447 million worth of auto parts, and 60% of them came...

More than 200 Lights Posts Downed in Traffic Accidents Every Year

The Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz (CNFL) - power and light company - says it as to...

President Solis Headed For Chile But Does Not Know If He Will Return?

  QCOSTARICA - President Luis Guillermo Solis, on his way to Chile Tuesday afternoon (his 22nd away trip since...

Costa Rica Exporters Pressure Central Bank Over Exchange Rate

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica's export sector wants to regain competitiveness through devaluation of the colon, but the Central Bank...

Ticas, How Far Apart Are Your Nipples?

It may sound a sexist or silly question but there is a reason. China, the world's most populous...

Threats to Credit for Construction

In Costa Rica the index of activity in the construction sector has had 4 consecutive months of downturn,...

Airbnb Hosted 228,000 Visitors To Costa Rica In The Past 12 Months, 8% Of All Visitor Arrivals

Q COSTA RICA - A tree house, a beachfront condo or a room in Heredia is the choice...

Costa Rica On The Verge On Murdering Judges and Prosecutors, Fears Attorney General

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica is "on the verge" that its prosecutors and judges are killed by organized crime,...

Government Pushes Back to 2017 Plans To Raise Taxes

COSTA RICA NEWS - (Bloomberg) - Costa Rica will delay plans to raise taxes by a year until...

‘Cuba Dave’ Trial Postponed At His Request To Sept. 9

(QCOSTARICA) In Court, for the start of his trial on Monday, David Strecker aka as Cuba Dave, asked...

Costa Rican Copy of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Hungry Heart’ Sells for $1,310

An unusual Costa Rican version of Bruce Springsteen’s 1980 single ‘Hungry Heart’ has sold for $1,310 after 25...

Little Girl Escaped Her Attacker Was Able To Hide In The Mountains Until Rescued

(QCOSTARICA) In Upala, a nine year old girl took refuge in the mountain to escape the man who...