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Thursday 19 October 2017

Rise in the Price of the US Dollar in Costa Rica

A rebound in demand for US dollars explains the increase of just over 5.36 colones registered in the...

Costa Rica Insurance Spending Growing, Reaches Average of Latin America

Annual average per capita expenditure on compulsory and voluntary insurance policies grew from US$140 in 2009 to US$246...

Shooting On The 27 In La Sabana Leaves Three Injured

Three people traveling in an SUV were shot at on Tuesday afternoon by several gunmen riding in another...

Speeding and Torrential Rains May Have Been Cause For Sunday’s Five Fatality Crash

A combinaton of speed and torrential rains may be the cause of the crash on Sunday, on the...

“English” Is An Important Factor In High Paying Jobs in Costa Rica

More and more, a dominance level of English is a factor in higher paying jobs in Costa Rica....

San Jose Will Undergo Earthquake Drill To Test Emergency Response

Traffic congestion (presas in Spanish) will be more than usual this morning in downtown San Jose with the...

Poas Volcano Community Seeking Ways To Attract Visitors

Communities affected by the eruptions of the Poas volcano, which since April has cut tourism in their area,...

Trial Started In Organ Trafficking Case In Costa Rica

The trial of four doctors and a pizzeria owner accused of running an illegal organ trafficking ring began...

Construction of The North Arc of Circunvalacion Started This Morning

It was 7:00 am this Monday morning when President Luis Guillermo Solis officially gave the order for the...

Five Dead, Four Injured In Sunday Afternoon Crash on The Ruta 27

Five died and four others were seriously injured on Sunday in a collision between two passengers vehicles in...

“Had To Go To The Bathroom” Among The Excuses To Evade Paying For Bad Parking

Faced with a ¢52,000 colones parking ticket and maybe even your license plates confiscated, what would be your...

ZipCar Launches Carsharing Service in Costa Rica

Q MONEY - Zipcar, the carsharing service, has announced it's launch in Costa Rica, joining in Zipcar’s international...

Costa Rica Report Blames ‘Organized Crime’ for Spike in Homicides

(InSight Crime) A government report on homicides in Costa Rica concludes that organized crime is driving the rising...

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...

Costa Rica Bishops Attack CCSS For Providing Contraceptives To Teenagers

The plan of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) - Costa Rican Social Security Fund  - to introduce...

Collapse Of Old Sixaola Railraod Bridg Temporarily Closed Passage Between Costa Rica And Panama

  The collapse of the old Sixaola (Limon) railroad bridge on Monday afternoon forced the closure of the modular...

Outraged, Man Slams Backhoe Into Building Owing Debt

Outraged a man decided to take out his frustrations by plowing a backhoe into the front door of...

Jobs, Jobs and More Jobs…As Established Companies Looking To Hire

Despite the general consensus of late among many that the business climate in Costa Rica has slowed down...

Telcos Create New packages for Internet Addicts

Subscriptions to mobile internet service demand in Costa Rica has increased 26% in the last year, going from...

Costa Rica’s State Telecom To Take Part In Public Wi-Fi Tender

Costa Rica's state.e telecom, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) has expressed an interest in taking part in...

OIJ “Can’t Hold On To Their Man”

While the Canadian Mounties (Canadian Mounted Police) have the reputation of "always getting their man", Costa Rica's Organismo...

5 Men Impersonate President’s Security Team To Get In The Game Last Night

Following last Sunday's bomb threat a the Saprissa stadium, security at the Estadio Nacional for the Mexico -...

Almost…One More Point!

Though the Ticos, Costa Rica's national team or 'La Sele', did not get the points necessary last night...

Two Dead, Four Others In Hospital After Plane Crashes In Pavas

A single-engine airplane with six people aboard plunged into the Torres river, a short distance from the Pavas...

Small Plane With Five On Board Crashes In Pavas

THERE IS AN UPDATE TO THIS INITIAL REPORT. See here "Two Dead, Four Others In Hospital After Plane...

Costa Rica Set To Clinch World Cup 2018 Spot Tonight

Following up on their win on Friday against the U.S., Costa Rica's national team, 'La Sele', is looking...

Early Morning 5.0 Earthquake Shakes Up Southern Zone

An 5.0 magnitude earthquake shook the Zona Sur (Southern Zone) of Costa Rica this Tuesday morning,  September 5,...

44 Lawyers Suspended, Some Even Up To 30 Years

Q COSTA RICA - Not showing for hearings, litigating cases while suspended, to convictions for sex offenses are...

Airport, Hospitals, Banks and Courts Have Also Received Bomb Threats

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica is characterized as being a country of peace and without an army,...

Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation Of Saprissa Stadium; Tight Security For Tuesday’s Game

It was at 2:00 pm this Sunday when the Fuerza Publica (national police) ruled out a bomb find...

Man Dies, 4-year-old Boy Missing In Migrant Boat Capsize Off Costa Rica

One dead and a boy missing off one of the two small boats carrying migrants trying to cross...

Costa Rica Outplayed U.S. In Historic Defeat

Costa Rica is one step closer to Russia next year, defeating the United States in their home Friday...

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