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Monday 16 October 2017

Drug Traffickers Move At Least ¢800 Million A Year In The Prisons

The fact that 87% of the criminal population in the country has had contact with illegal drugs, causes...

Two Teens Murder Foreigners In Orotina

This past week there has been a rash of homicides, most of what authorities believe "a settling of...

United States Reaches Out To Costa Rica

The United States government, through the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, is in solidarity with the Costa Ricans...

Red Cross Calls On People To Keep Donating

The Cruz Roja (Costa Rican Red Cross) thanked donors for their support to those in need, affected by...

Clogged Storm Sewers Caused Floods In Different Communities of Santa Ana

Many of the flooding problems during the rainy reason is due to clogged storm sewers. Litter accumulating in the...

Repair Of Storm-damaged Aqueducts Will Be Financed With Increases In Water Rates

The repair of the storm-damaged aqueducts will be covered by increases in water rates, announced the Instituto Costarricense...

New Tropical Wave Could Affect The Country This Coming Weekend

The month of October is the worst of the rainy season. Typical forecasts are rain, rain, and more...

Rescue Helicopter Crashes In Savegre River

A helicopter assisting with the emergency response caused by tropical storm Nate fell on Monday morning in the...

Tourists Rescued From Chirripo National Park

A group of 22 tourists who were trapped in the Chirripó National Park, with the highest peak in...

81-Year-Old Man Survives Being Trapped In Mud For Two Days After Nate

An 81-year-old man spent two days buried in mud before being rescued on Saturday. Alfredo Sequeria Ondoy, a...

Damages Over Nate Expected To Fuel New Increases In Food Prices

An expected lower supply of vegetables, some fruits, meats and dairy products due to damage caused by Tropical...

MOPT: ‘Damage from Nate On Roads Is of Titanic Proportions’

  "The magnitude of the damage caused by Tropical Storm Nate in the entire road infrastructure of the country...

Nate Leaves 10 Dead, 8 Missing and Severe Damage Across The Country

As the rains across the country dimish and the groundwater recedes, the impact of Tropical Storm Nate are...

Nothing Escaped Nate!

Nothing escaped Nate! Floods, rivers overflowing their banks, houses destroyed, families uprooted, schools closed, roads and bridges damaged...

Tropical Storm Nate Hits Costa Rica Hard: Seven Dead, Thousands In Shelters

Tropical Storm Nate has hit Costa Rica hard, especially in areas of Guanacaste were major roads have become...

Red Alert Declared For Pacific, Central Valley and Northern Zone

The National Emergencies Commission ( Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE) declared a red alert for the entire...

San Jose Train Collision Leaves 20 Injured

Trains are not like cars. They don't brake like cars. They shouldn't be driven like a car. Yet,...

Eight Out Of Ten Assaults On Buses Occur At Night

Taking a bus in Costa Rica, for some, can be a scary experience. Drivers making change or sorting...

“MigrantApp” – Smartphone App For Migrants – Being Tested In Central America, Mexico

In San Jose, Costa Rica, on Friday the UN Migration Agency, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) activated...

The Plastic Rice Lie: There Is No Plastic Rice In Costa Rica, Health Assures

There is no "plastic rice" in Costa Rica, the Ministry of Health clarified in a statement responding to...

INS To Invest US$12 Million In Vehicle Evaluation Centers

The state insurer, the Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS) says it plans to invest just over US$12 million...

Shopping Malls Vs. Shopping Online In Costa Rica

A growing trend in online shopping is forcing mall operators in Costa Rica to rethink their business models...

Lots of Rain and Cool, Landslides and Flooding

September and October are the months for the worst of the rainy season, where the rains are intense...

Conavi Reports Progress in The Limon Road Project

The Consejo Nacional Vialidad (CONAVI)- National Road Council - in a statement said the final designs studies for...

Raid On Luxury House In Heredia Nets Cash and 15 Kg Of Hydroponic Marijuana

Ever wonder what goes in behind the gates of some high-end homes in places like Bosques de Doña...

Avenida 2 To Have Exclusive Bus Lanes On Friday

In an effort to find ways to curb the traffic congestion nightmare lived daily in San Jose, the...

Man Falls To His Death On Trip To Celebrate His 65th Birthday in Costa Rica

Celebrating his 65th in Costa Rica, John Anderson plummeted 30 meters (100ft) to his death while rappelling from...

Ruta 27 To Be Closed During Heavy Downpours

To avoid the dangers of flooding and falling rocks, in the event of heavy downpours, the Ruts 27...

Impressive The Waterfall That Flowed Onto The Ruta 27

The torrential downpours of Saturday afternoon practically countrywide was the product of tropical wave number 40, says the...

Chinese Cement Scandal Monopolizes President’s Independence Speech In Cartago

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis can't seem to get out of the mix of the cement scandal...

Students Marched In “Defense” of Funding For Higher Education

Students from the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) and Universidad Nacional (UNA) two state universities - held a...

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...

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Teatro Nacional (Costa Rica’s National Theater) Celebrates 120th Anniversary

This week the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica (TNCR) - National Theater -  in downtown San Jose, on the south side of the Plaza...

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The fact that 87% of the criminal population in the country has had contact with illegal drugs, causes traffickers to see prisons as an...

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Costa Rica tourism, foreign travel to the country,  generated US$4 billion dollars in income between July 2016 and June of this year. Expenditures of dollars for...

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Christmas Arriving In November in Costa Rica: Gas Price Drop On The Way

Christmas is arriving early in Costa Rica this year, a reduction in gasoline prices that will take effect next month. On Friday, the Refinadora Costarricense...

Costa Rica Cruise Season Expectations

  For the 2017-2018 cruise ship season, the Caribbean port town of Limon expects the arrival of 240,000 tourists aboard 115 cruise ships. December 30, 2017,...

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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...

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...

Red Alert Declared For Pacific, Central Valley and Northern Zone

The National Emergencies Commission ( Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE) declared a red alert for the entire Pacific coast, Central Valley and northern...

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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...

Nothing Escaped Nate!

Nothing escaped Nate! Floods, rivers overflowing their banks, houses destroyed, families uprooted, schools closed, roads and bridges damaged or destroyed and farms and plantations...

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