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Monday 26 June 2017

Costa Rica’S Autopistas del Sol Issues Landmark Project Bonds

QMONEY - Two international law firms, Jones Day (US) and BLP (UK), have helped Autopistas del Sol (Globalvia),...

Five Americans Arrested In Costa Rica For U.S. Phone Lottery Scam

Targeting people over 55 years of age in the United States, five Americans were arrested Wednesday afternoon in...

New Measures to Control Rise In Dollar Exchange

The Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) or Central Bank has raised the monetary policy rate, this time...

Model Agency Was Screen For Production of Child Pornography In Costa Rica

Operating as a "modeling agency" since 2009, on the promise of becoming international models, a child pornography network...

Heritage Center Assures The Facade Of The Remodelled Gran Hotel Costa Rica Will Not Be “Agringado”

Which is it, black and white or shades of gray? And what about the new look that was...

Heavy Rains in Pacific Left More Than 31,500 People Without Electricity and Telephones

Heavy rains, starting in morning this Wednesday affected the Central and North Pacific coast, causing a cut off...

Costa Rican Frog Makes Reappearance After Being Declared Extinct in 2004

An endemic Costa Rican frog species, after being declared extinct in 2004, has made a shocking reappearance. It was...
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Costa Rica launches new campaign in North America

For the first time in its history, the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) has established a partnership with...

“High Volatility” Of Dollar Exchange Reason For Increase In Toll Charges On Ruta 27

  Q COSTA RICA - Using the reasoning of "high volatility" of the dollar exchange, Globalvia, the concessionaire of...

Reforms To Traffic Law Approved

Starting soon, owners of illegally or badly parked vehicles, that is in places where parking is not permitted...

Second Brother Arrested In Child Pornography And Sexual Abuse Case Of 9 Year Old

The brother of the man arrested two weeks was arrested this Tuesday morning for the same crimes as...

Poas Volcano Blows Smoke and Ash 1Km High In Tuesday Morning Eruption

It was 8:58 am Tuesday when the Volcan Poas blew its stack, blow smoke and ash some 1,000...

Emergency Commission Declares Countrywide “Green” Alert Due To Weather

The Comision Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission, has declared a "green" alert for the entire...

Costa Rica Home Internet Penetration up 8% to 65% in 2016

Residential internet penetration in Costa Rica rose 8% year on year to 65%of the country’s homes last year,...

Territorio de Zaguates Under Fire For Alleged Animal Abuse

Although the approved Animal Welfare Law has not yet received the required Presidential signature and publication in La...

Monday Afternoon Downpour Floods Downtown San Jose

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

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...

Government Shelved Plan To Regulate UBER and ‘Collaborative Transport’

Q COSTA RICA  - In April 2016, ruling party (PAC) legislator, Franklin Corella, introduced a bill to regulate...

PUSC Elects Rodolfo Piza As Their 2018 Presidential Candidate

Q COSTA RICA - Rodolfo Piza will once again lead the Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC) into the...

Costa Rica Demonstrates Experience in Renewable Energy in Cuba

Q COSTA RICA (Prensa Latina) Jose Antonio Aragon, member of Costa Rica's Board of Directors on Planning and...

Electric Light Rail Could Revolutionize Costa Rica Public Transport

Q COSTA RICA - The concept of an electric light rail system - dubbed 'Tren-GAM'- would be the...

Costa Rica Ships 1st Cargo Of Pineapples to China

Q COSTA RICA - The first shipment of Costa Rica's pineapples left the Pacific port of Caldera, in...

Costa Rica Finally Has An Animal Welfare Law With A Bite

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica finally as a tough law against the mistreatment of animals, with the...

Legislators Approve Bill To Combat “Bad Parking”

Q COSTA RICA - Legislators have set their sights on "bad parking", approving on Thursday in first debate,...

Costa Rican Christiana Figueres Slams The White House On US Pullout From Paris Climate Deal

Q COSTA RICA - Global reaction to the US pullout from Paris climate deal included the remarks of...

New “San Jose” International Airport Would Be Ready As Early As 2027. Or 2032. Or?

Q COSTA RICA - The new San Jose international airport that will be located in Orotina, west of...

Mother Of Murdered Little Girl Says She Was One Victim More

With ¢20,000 colones (US$35) sent to her, the mother of the little girl beaten to death in Orotina...

Ruta 32 (San Jose – Limon) Closed Thursday and Friday Morning

The Ruta 32 (San Jose - Limon) will be closed between 10am and 2pm today (Thursday) and tomorrow...

Pollo Campero Will Close Its Doors In Costa Rica

Pollo Campero, with 20 years of operating in Costa Rica, will close its 11 restaurants. The announcement was...

Former Bancredito General Manager and Board Of Directors Charged With Corruption

The Ministerio Público (Prosecutor's Office), in what appears on the government's part looking for a scapegoat, has accused...

Commission Wants Costa Rica Minimum Driving Age At 21

QCR - The Comisión Costarricense de Cooperación con la Unesco (Costa Rican Commission for Cooperation with Unesco), a...

Costa Rica mobile telephone penetration surges to 170%

QCR - Mobile phone penetration in Costa Rica has surged from just 33% in 2006 to over 170%...

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A dispute among soccer fans in the final between local teams, Florencia and El Progreso de la Tigra, in Santa Clara de Carlos, turned...

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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...

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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