Doctor and Businessman Found Guilty of Trafficking of Organs and Illegal Transplants

A doctor and a pizzeria owner were found guilty and sentenced on Monday for the trafficking of human...

San Jose With No Vehicular Restrictions For Semana Santa

Q COSTA RICA – The vehicular restrictions of San Jose will be suspended for Semana Santa (Easter Week)....

‘Coyote’ Accomplice To The Matapalo Monster Breaks Silence

QCOSTARICA - How did the Matapalo massacre suspect so easily make it into Nicaragua? Or  for that matter...

Li Asks For Books and iPad

(QCOSTARICA) On Thursday more details became available in the scandal involving at least Eduardo Li, who is facing...

14 Municipalities Say NO To Prohibition For Semana Santa

San José among municipalities not applying prohibition for Semana Santa   The list of municipalities not prohibiting the sale of...

Expansion of Road To Heredia To Start In July

QCOSTARICA - The daily traffic nightmare between La Uruca and Heredia, particularly in the area of the Virilla...

Costa Rica Not Banning GM Crops

QCOSTARICA - The Agricultural Affairs Committee in the Legislative Assembly has rejected a bill which sought to impose...

Nicoyan Shopkeeper Cancels Black Friday Sales and Donates Clothing for Victims Of Hurricane Otto

Q COSTA RICA by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste - On Friday morning, Nov. 25, news stations broadcast live...

ICE To Pay ¢1 Million Colones For Lack of Cell Phone Coverage

COSTA RICA NEWS -- What may have far reaching consequences, the state telecom, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad...

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...

San José Airport Terminal Expansion To Allow Larger Planes

COSTA RICA NEWS -- The expansion of the San José international airport (SJO) that is currently underway will...

Costa Rica’s Barrio Chino (Chinatown) Ready Early

San José's Barrio Chino (Chinatown) will be ready early on December 5, municipal officials confirm. According to mayor Johnny...

MOPT Declares “War” On Big Screen Billboards On Roads

COSTA RICA NEWS - This is a story of trying to fix something after the problem has occurred...

With Servers In Costa Rica, Canadian Man Admits Role In Illegal Gambling Ring Allegedly Linked to Mafia, Hells Angels

QCOSTARICA - With computer servers in Costa Rica, in a Toronto (Canada) court, man pleaded guilty to running...

Same-sex Marriage Conference To Take Place in Costa Rica

Activists from across the Western Hemisphere will gather in Costa Rica this week for the first of its...

Small (Really Small) Shoe Store Owner Loses Legal Battle Against Land Owner

(QCOSTARICA) For the past two years, a small, really small, show store (zapateria in Spanish) stood among the...

Nicaraguan Cows Enter Costa Rica Illegally

COSTA RICA NEWS - The area around Upala on the northern border of Costa Rica has seen many...

Ankle Bracelets A La Costa Rican

At 18 years of age, due to his drug addiction, on conviction, a judge ordered electronic monitoring and...

$885 Million In Flexible Bank Loans To Farmers

QCOSTARICA - All of the formal conditions have now been revealed for the operation of the system for...

Budovksy’s Proxy Wife Called By FBI To Declare

The long arm of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is reaching out to the Costa Rican wife...

Why Does Latin America Have the World’s Highest Female Murder Rates?

Q24N - Latin America is the region with most female murders on earth, a phenomenon partly due to...

Controversy Over Private Technical Schools

(QCOSTARICA) A bill currently in the Legislative Assembly allowing private high schools to offer degrees on par with...

Constitutional Court Orders Minister To Stop Prison Abuses

COSTA RICA NEWS - The Minister of Justice, Cristina Ramirez, has been ordered by the Constitutional Court (Sala...

Constitutional Court Strikes Blow Against Hooligans at Sports Events

The Sala Constitucional (Constitutional Court)  or commonly known as Sala IV struck a blow against violence at sports...

Crudeness in Crimes Of Violence in Costa Rica Worrisome

Francisco Segura, director of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) says recent crimes show an execssive use of...

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...

Platina II: The Sequel

Change location. Change the actors. The Platina II is the sequel to the story of the plate (platina)...

Costa Rica Achieves 85% Treatment Rate In HIV Patients

The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS)  -  Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social, in Spanish - says it...

Nicoyan Farmers Harvest Rainwater to Survive the Summer

Q COSTA RICA, by David Bolaños, Vozdeguanacaste.com -El Jobo and Cerro Verde are two small villages boxed in...

Costa Rica Authorities Rethink Reaching The Sunken Catamaran

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica authorities are looking again at the idea of reaching the sunk Pura Vida Princess...

Banana conflict continues in Costa Rica

Banana workers in Costa Rica reached their eighth day of strikes against the US multinational Del Monte, which,...

Disaster Assessment Package Targets Policy Makers and Children in Costa Rica

(qCOSTARICA) Via 4Traders - ECLAC Economic Commission for Latin America and disaster assessment package targets policy makers and...

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Volcanologists Get Up Close To The Turrialba Volcano (Photos and Video)

Using a drone a group of volcanologists calling themselves Volcanes sin Fronteras (Volcanos Without Borders) were able to give us impressive photos and video...

First Outbreak of Bovine Rabies Of The Year

The Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (Senasa) - National Animal Health Service - says it has detected the first bovine paralytic rabies outbreak of...

“Volá como el Presidente” (Travel Like The President)

President Luis Guillermo Solis came to power on May 8, 2014, and immediately got on an airplane. That made Solis harshly criticized by many...

3 Reasons Not to Live in Costa Rica (and 3 Reasons You Should Move There Now!)

It took a while for my husband and I to pluck up the courage to sell our house and most of our belongings then move...

Diet Coke gets a new look and new flavors

Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try to invigorate the sugar-free soda's slumping sales. Coca-Cola Co. said last week that it's making its 12-ounce...

Everything Simple Made Difficult, The Costa Rican Way!

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Costa Rica Notaries Cannot Marry Same-Sex Couples

Despite a resolution of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that guarantees same-sex marriages in Costa Rica, the first gay couple to have tied...

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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...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

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...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

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...

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OPINION: We Need To Give Our Police Proper Vehicles To Do Their Job

QOPINION - The government of Costa Rica has invested (spent) millions on police cars like the Toyota Rav-4, Land Cruiser and Hilux to patrol...

From Russia, With Love: the Sudden Resurgence of the Soviet Villain

For decades, Hollywood saw red. From the 1950s, when Boris Badenov menaced Rocky and Bullwinkle, to the late 1980s, when a different Rocky defeated...

President Solis Will Meet With Chinchilla On Monday To Discuss Costa Rica’s Economic Situation

QCOSTARICA - Last, but not forgotten. President Luis Guillermo Solis said he will be visiting former president Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014), at her house in...

New Home Costs, Taxes, to Climb

If you're contemplating building a new home next year, prepare yourself to pay higher taxes than before, reports the national newspaper La Nacion. But you'll...

Moratorium on Tourism Tax

COSTA RICA NEWS -- The government has agreed on a moratorium on the 13% sales tax on recreational tourism activities in Costa Rica. The president...