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Monday 26 June 2017

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,...

“I ate it. I ate the wasp.” Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis

Q COSTA RICA -  President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera ate a wasp while giving an interview on his...

Costa Rica Government Promises To Expel The “Bad Guys”

Q COSTA RICA - Are you a bad guy? Living in Costa Rica? You're out of here. Thinking...

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...

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...

U.S. Helicopters In Costa Rica This Week

Q COSTA RICA  - A Blackhawk and Chinook of the Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF Bravo) arrived in...

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...

“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...

US Embassy Costa Rica Threatens To Close Domain Registry Over “Pirate Bay” Domain

QCOSTARICA - The Costa Rica Academy of Sciences, operator of Costa Rica's .cr internet registry since 1990, says...

It’s Been A Wet Week And The Season Has Only Started

The 'rainy' season has just gotten underway, a few weeks earlier than usual, and it's been already a...
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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...

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...

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...

President Solis Confirms The Decision Of Suspicious Foreigners “Pa’Fuera” (Out Of Here)

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica President, Luis Guillermo Solis, on Thursday backed the decision announced by the...

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...

Clash Between Formal Taxi Drivers and Uber Drivers Results In Arrest Of 10

Being an Uber driver in Costa Rica cannot be easy given the resentment by formal taxi drivers that...

Receiving Child Porn On Your Mobile Phone Can Land You In Jail in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - Pay close attention, receiving erotic images of minors on your smartphone via apps such...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Entrepreneurs Offer To Pay Fix To Ruta 27

A group of businessmen have offered the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT) to pay for the...

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...

Animal Welfare Law In Costa Rica Became A Reality on Sunday

Labrador retrievers, basset hounds, beagles, French bulldogs, chihuahuas, fox terriers, chow chows and German shepherds, among other breeds,...

Road To Monteverde To Get Asphalted After A Decade Of Waiting

Q COSTA RICA - It's been more than a decade of waiting. Meanwhile, visitors to Monteverde continue to...

Rain Causes Landslides In Viejo Arenal, Tilaran

The rains of the last couple of days have caused a series of landslides in the area of...

Platina II: The Sequel

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

Low-priced Drugs Flood The Country

Q COSTA RICA - A change in the business model of narcos - drug traffickers - has resulted...

Bus Strike Cripples Thousands

UPDATE: Bus service was resumed by mid day on Wednesday. Is it a protest strike by the bus operators...

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...

Transito “Sweep” Of Badly Parked Vehicles On Downtown San Jose Streets

This Thursday morning alone, in the area of the Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS) and the Ministerio de...

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...

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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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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...

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