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Wednesday 28 June 2017

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%...

The “YoYo” Dollar Exchange Rate: ¢18 Colones Drop In Three Days

Q MONEY - After hitting almost ¢600 Colones to one US dollar last week, the reference rate today...

Costa Rica Immigration Official “Key” In Human Trafficking Gang

Q COSTA RICA - The Policía de Migración (Costa Rican Immigration Police) struck a major blow to a...

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...

US Might Ban Laptops From Aircraft Cabins Of All Flights, Including Costa Rica

The United States may ban laptops from aircraft cabins of all flights into and out of the country,...

Drop In Gas Prices Approved

In the coming says, mostly likely before the end of the month, the price of gasoline will drop...

Dollar Exchange Drops ¢6.48 In Response To Central Bank’s Announced Intervention

The dollar exchange rate fell ¢6.48 colones in the opening hours of Friday morning, closing the day with...

Bancredito To Close As A Retail Bank

As State banks go, Bancredito was not the top choice for Costa Ricans, even less for foreigners in...

Costa Rica Ambassador To Washington Affirms U.S. Cooperation Promised For Security Is ‘Not At Stake’

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica's ambassador to Washington, Roman Macaya Hayes, said the budget cuts planned by...

Central Bank Says It Will Spend US$1 Billion To Shore Up The Colon

You Want Dollars? Have a billion! At a press conference and in the face of continued exchange rate...

What Will Happen With The Rise In The Dollar Exchange?

The increases in the dollar exchange rate surprised many this week, who were confident that the dollar would...

The Six Lane “Platina” Bridge Now Open!

Q COSTA RICA - It was 12:17 pm Wednesday. On the phone with his boss, President Luis Guillermo...

Illegal Gold Mining in Costa Rica Suggests Diversifying Criminal Landscape

Q COSTA RICA (Insightcrime.org) Recent reports suggest illegal gold mining and the associated trafficking of mercury are increasing...

Now It’s The Rincon de la Vieja!

It was 10:12am Tuesday when people from Buenos Aires de Upala, the closest community to the Rincon de...

Transito Looking For Volunteers In The Absence of Sufficient Officials

Q COSTA RICA - In the face of a lack of sufficient manpower (officials) to patrol the roads...

Man Arrested For Sexual Abuse Of Minor and Posting Video On The Internet

Q COSTA RICA - It was in San Miguel de Higuito de Desamparados, where police detained a 35-year-old...

Dollar Exchange Rate Keeps Climbing, It Has Already Reached ¢595

Q COSTA RICA - The Colon exchange rate against the U.S. dollar continues its upward trend, given the...

Costa Rica Continues With The Highest Gasoline Prices In The Region

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica continues with the highest fuel prices in Central America. The Price of a...

Wine Leads Growth in Costa Rican Liquor Consumption

An almost 40% increase has been reported in retail sales of wine between 2011 and 2016, beating other...

Rookie Triggermen Behind Most Homicides Related To Drug Trafficking (Narco)

Q COSTA RICA - Men, mostly young and inexperienced in the handling of firearms, are behind the large...

Dollar Exchange Rate Keeps Increasing in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - In the last couple of weeks the Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) -...

Science & Technology Minister Resigns For Participating In PLN Party Internal Elections

Q COSTA RICA - Carolina Vasquez Soto has been appointed as the new head of Costa Rica's ministry...

Rise In Homicides Linked To Drug Trafficking

The street sale of crack and marijuana has become such a lucrative business in Costa Rica, that controlling...

Changeover To Digital TV Does Not Require The Purchase Of A New TV Or Paid Services

Q COSTA RICA  - The changeover to digital signal from analogue does not involve extra charges assures the...

Iran defeats Costa Rica in FIFA U-20 World Cup

(Q24N) – Iran edged past Costa Rica in FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Group C on...

Head-On Collission On The Ruta 27 Leaves One Dead, Another Injured

Q COSTA RICA - A car accident left one dead and another seriously injured Saturday afternoon on the...

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Clashes Between Uber and Taxis Continue, The Latest At The San Jose Airport

Q COSTA RICA - The clashes between formal taxi and Uber drivers continues in Costa Rica, with the latest on Tuesday night, this time...

FIA Preparations Worsen Downtown San Jose Traffic Congestion

Q COSTA RICA - If you are thinking of heading into downtown San Jose today, or for the rest of the week for that...

Belen Residents Complain Of Bad Odors Of Collapsed Landfill On San Jose Side Of The Virilla River

Q COSTA RICA - Environment and Health (Ambiente y Salud) authorities are investigating a "very serious problem" occurring over the weekend in a slope...

Colombian guerrillas disarm, starting their risky return to civilian life

This article, originally published on April 5 2017 with the headline “For Colombian rebels, a risky shift from armed revolt to party politics”, has...

Exiled Daughter of Slain Honduran Activist Exposes Coup Legacy

(Q24N) By the time she saw her mother lying dead on the ground, Margarita Montserrat Salinas Murillo knew she had to take action. She was...

Stolen Police Helicopter Attacks Venezuela Top Court, Interior Ministry

TODAY VENEZUELA – A helicopter from the Venezuela’s Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations agency was stolen Tuesday evening, circled around the Supreme Court building,...

Boat Sinks in Colombia After Capsizing, At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Missing

Rescue officials gather to take part in a search for survivors after the tourist boat Almirante sank in the Reservoir of Penol in Guatape...

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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...

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...

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...

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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