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Monday 16 October 2017

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...

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...

Nothing Escaped Nate!

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

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,...

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...

Totally Unacceptable. Man Shot Over Stale Bread in Pococi

It was in La Rita, Pococi, in the province of Limon, that a woman complained to the local...

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...

Suspect In Shooting Of Baker’s Son Was On The OIJ “10 Most Wanted” In 2015

The man suspected of shooting at a baker with a shotgun in Pococí was among the "10 most...

OIJ Arrest Suspect Who Made Threats Against Ariana Grande Concert In Costa Rica Tonight

A 22-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning in Tibás, as a suspect in a "threat of attack" at...

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...

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...

Shotgun Used To Kill Five in La Cruz Guanacaste

The Fuerza Publica (National Police) reported on Friday night the finding of the bodies of five people in...

25 Year Prison Sentence For Killing American Pensioner Made Her Laugh

Q COSTA RICA - Sisters Ruth and Dayana Gaytán Ramírez, 23 and 21, were sentenced Monday afternoon to...

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...

Model and Boyfriend Found Shot Dead In Esparza, Puntarenas

The alert went out on Friday, 26-year-old model, Isamara Alejandra Villalta Solano and her 17-year-old brother, Kendall Gonzalez,...

“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...

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...

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...

Failure In Panama Cause of Blackout in Costa Rica!

Q COSTA RICA - A failure in a high-voltage power transmission line in Panama produced an imbalance in...

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...

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...

David Strecker, aka Cuba Dave Acquitted

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Found guilty of promoting sex tourism in Costa Rica, David Strecker, aka Cuba...

Earthquakes and Seismic Swarm In The Area of The Poas Volcano Raise Alert

A series of earthquakes and more than 70 seismic swarms and counting since early Thursday evening in the...

Fourth Murder Trial Ordered For Ann Patton

If at first, you don't succeed, try, try, try and try again. Literally. That seems to be the position...

Images And Video of Poas Volcano Eruption Of Aug 1, 2017

Images and video by the Red Sismológica Nacional (National Seismological Network) of the Poas Volcano eruption of August...

Suspect In Brutal Attack During Confrontation Of Rival Soccer Fans Surrenders

We all watched in shock Monday morning, as rival soccer fans - hooligans - faced each other outside...

Bulgarian Came To Costa Rica To Clone Debit Cards In ATM Scam

Using 'modern devices' to clone debit cards with which he stole at least ¢34 million colones (US$59,000 dollars),...

Poas Volcano Records Early Morning Eruption

  Q COSTA RICA - A plume of ash and gas rose more than 1,000 meters above the crater...

Quick Driver’s Licensing Process For Foreigners (And Ticos) On Tuesdays and Wendesdays

If you are a foreigner who lives in Costa Rica and have a driver's license of another country,...

Explosion & Fire In Substation Leaves Some 100,000 Without Electricity On South Side of San Jose

Q COSTA RICA - An explosion Wednesday evening at the Porvenir de Desamparados electrical substation left some 100,000...

Two Teens Murder Foreigners In Orotina

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

Walmart Opens In Guanacaste

QCR - Walmart last Friday, July 14, opened its 10th store in the country, located in the city...

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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...

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 traffickers to see prisons as an...

Costa Rica Tourism Big Business

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...

The Costa Rica Medical Marketplace

By Galya Gerstman - I often joke to outsiders that in Costa Rica, it would appear that traffic regulations are not obligatory, but merely...

Guatemala Mayor ‘Tres Kiebres’: The Art of Being ‘3 Times Broken’

(InsightCrime) The atmosphere was light, almost jovial, as Ipala's Mayor Esduin Javier turned to the next item on the agenda. The issue was what...

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...

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...

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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