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Friday 18 August 2017

Chicken Price Goes Up Due To Increases in Production Costs

COSTA RICA BUSINESS NEWS - The price of chicken has increased in recent weeks as a result of...

Suspect In Kidnapping Of Little Girl Has a History of Abuse; Search Continues

COSTA RICA NEWS - Police in Heredia continue their search for six year old Yerelyn Guzmán Calvo, who...

Costa Rica Extends to 2021 Moratorium On Oil Exploration

The government of Luis Guillermo Solís in a reform of the  Decreto Ejecutivo No. 36693-MINAET of August 22,...

Lack of Planning Controls Reason For Massive Traffic Congestion

COSTA RICA NEWS - The director of the Policía de Tránsito (Traffic Police), Diego Herrera, expressed the sentiment...

Costa Rica Considering Filing Protest to FIFA

Soccer - futbol in Spanish - is not meant to be played in the snow. That is exactly...

Costa Rica’s Lawmakers Mull Licenses for Pets

Thursday, October 25, 2012 – QNews Costa Rica | Source: Fijatevos The difference between a bill to require licenses...

FATCA for U.S. Citizens Living in Costa Rica

The growing number of United States citizens around the world who are choosing the drastic step of renouncement...

Clinica Biblica Starts Construction On Expansion In The GAM

(QCOSTARICA) The Clinica Biblica, the largest and most complete private hospital of Costa Rica, has begun with its...

Removal Of Subsidies On LPG Gas Would Affect One in Three Costa Rica Households

QCOSTARICA - The government's plan to eliminate subsidies on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), also referred to as simply...

Global Expansion of Synthetic Drugs places Costa Rica On Alert

Spurred on by globalization, the legal high and synthetic drug market is causing a “fundamental shift” in consumption...

American Arrested For Smuggling AR15 Rifles Into Costa Rica

A 51-year-old U.S. air traveler was arrested at Juan Santamaria Internation Airport in San Jose trying to smuggle...

Up to ¢800,000 Fine For Not Picking Up Dog Poop

QCOSTARICA - Not picking up dog poop could cost the pet owner between ¢400,000 and ¢800,000 colones (US$750...

Costa Rica Telecoms Still Waiting for Frequencies

(QCOSTARICA) The new deputy Minister of Telecommunications, Emilio Arias, said they are waiting for two more studies before deciding...

Turrialba Volcano Roars to Life

The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (OVISCORI) and the Red Sismológica (National Seismological Network) are keeping...

MOPT Announces Saliva Test For Drunk Drivers

QCOSTARICA - The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) announced Friday it will be purchasing 4.000 saliva...

Early Morning Eruption At The Turrialba

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in4cDd6CDXk] QCOSTARICA - It was 3:40AM this Friday morning when the Turrialba volcano had another eruption. Experts at the...

Colombian Perez wins ninth stage in Costa Rica’s Cycling tour

Colombian cyclist Marlon Perez Wednesday won the ninth stage of Costa Rica's International Cycling Tour, while his compatriot...

Traffic Congestion Expected Worsened on Circunvalación With Start of Work At Paso Ancho

COSTA RICA NEWS - Starting today (Friday Aug. 8) some 90.000 vehicles daily that use the Circunvalación will...

PAC Asks President Solís To Separate Himself From Advisor

Expecting the Ivan Barrantes situation to go away quietly, President Luis Guillermo Solís is finding the opposite, especially...

Early Morning Earthquake Rocks Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - An earthquake shook the Pacific coast and Central Valley at 1:33 am Tuesday, with the epicentre...

Again, Nature Hits Hard the La Paz Waterfall

It was on January 8, 2009, at 1:21pm when the ground shook beneath the feet of Costa Ricans,...

Costa Rican Man Gets Reconstructed Penis After Losing His To Cancer 20 Years Ago

QCOSTARICA - A 47 year-old man who lost his penis 20 years ago to cancer, on Thursday at...

OIJ Raid Home In Heredia To Arrest Man Wanted by FBI

(QCOSTARICA) The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) conducted an early morning raid on a home in San Francisco...

US Embassy Welcomes Costa Rica’s Support on Syria Resolution

Press Release - The Embassy of the United States in Costa Rica welcomes last night’s strong statement of...

San Jose Under Water, 2 Dead From Tuesday Afternoon Rains

QCOSTARICA - The east side of San Jose was the most affected by the heavy rains, with heavy...

Bayer Invests US$10 Million In Costa Rica Medical Devices Plant

COSTA RICA NEWS - The German chemical and pharmaceutical company says it has invested US$10 million dollars in...

Colombian Coyotes Smuggled South Asian Migrants

TodayColombia - Authorities in Colombia have broken up a human smuggling ring that transported Nepalese and Bangladeshi migrants...

Costa Rica Opens Its First Large-Scale PV Plant

Costa Rica recently opened the country’s first-ever large-scale solar power plant in the small village of Bagaces, Miravalles...

Tears And Hugs Filled Presidenta Chinchilla’s Last Day

At 5pm Wednesday, Laura Chinchilla Miranda, left her office of four years at Casa Presidencial to return to...

Porteadores Take To The Streets Today

Today Thursday could be another day of vehicular chaos on the country's roads, this time the porteadores (informal...

“Italia 9o” Relives The Glory Of Costa Rica’s Entry In World Cup Competition

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7OBR4TR9rg] They were heady days for this country, with the national All-Star soccer team (La Selección or Sele)...

Costa Rica, Where Your Shadow ‘Disappears’

Is it possible, a day with a shadow? Twice a year - in April and August - Costa...

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Bolivia Inaugurates Construction of its First Electric Railroad

The beginning of construction for Bolivia's first electric train was inaugurated by President Evo Morales on Thursday in a public ceremony that brought together...

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...

Panama’s Convention Centers

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...

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...

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...

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 concert that Ariana Grande will...

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