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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Suspects Carrying AK-47 Freed Due To Alleged Police Error

Q COSTA RICA - Two young men were detained late Thursday night for carrying an AK-47 assault rifle,...

Train of Idiots!

What has become almost a daily occurrence, a collision with the commuter train caused tremendous congestion this Thursday...

MTSS Says It Never Authorized Use of Logo On Stop Human Trafficking Advertising

The billboards of the image of an employer unmasked and with the logo of the Ministerio de Trabajo...

Artisans Lost Fight For Call 13 bis, Agree To Relocate

After 22 years of conflict and uncertainty, the artisans of Calle 13 bis, on the west side of...

July 25 is Guanacaste Day: A National Holiday

On Tuesday, Guanacaste Day is a Costa Rican holiday celebrating Costa Rica's annexation of Guanacaste province in 1824....

Transitos Suprise Drivers in Downtown San Jose Friday

Armed with a sound meter and a pair of pliers, Transito officials are serious about putting order to...

Strike Of Judicial Workers Could Continue To Wednesday Next

Q COSTA RICA - The national strike by workers of the Judiciary (Poder Judicial) is expected to continue...

Man Calls OIJ To Pick Him Up For Murder

Q COSTA RICA - From the strange and pretty rare in Costa Rica, but true department, a man...

American Woman Arrested In Escazu Wanted On International Warrant

Q COSTA RICA - The Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP) reports the arrest of an American woman in...

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...

Walmart Opens In Guanacaste

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

Local Drug Consumption Fueling Costa Rica’s Rising Murder Rate

(InsightCrime) An increase in domestic drug sales and consumption in Costa Rica appears to be fueling rising homicides,...

Ticketing Illegally Parked Vehicles Without Presence of Driver Now In Force

  Q COSTA RICA - Don't be surprised to find a ticket for your illegally parked vehicle, even if...

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...

Sala IV Rejects Writ of Habeas Corpus By Foreigner To Avoid Deportation

Q COSTA RICA - The mere existence of a link, whether by marriage or cohabitation with a Costa...

Three Private Costa Rica Hospitals Making Investments To Infrastructure and Services

Q COSTA RICA - Three private hospitals operating on Costa Rican are in the midst of carrying out...

Nicoya Peninsula Moves 11 Milimeters A Year

Q COSTA RICA - The Nicoya Peninsula moves 11 milimeters, the equivalent to more than one centimeter  (.43...

Costa Rica Only Maintains Its Roads, And Does Not Improve Them

Although 85% of the national roads are in an "acceptable" state, the fact is that the government only...

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),...

Once Again A Life Lost Under The Wheels Of The Train

Traffic in San Pedro, on the east side of San Jose, became a total nightmare - worse than...

Residents of Pavas & Rohrmoser Without Lights For Hours

Q COSTA RICA -  A heavy truck that took out five, count them five, light posts in Pavas,...

Despite Being Ilelgal Cockfighting Event In Costa Rica Annouced In Social Media

Q COSTA RICA  - Despite it now being illegal with a new law against animal abuse, an unknown...

Transito Left For Dead In Grecia

  Q COSTA RICA - Road rage,  the aggressive or angry behavior exhibited by a driver of a road...

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...

Costa Rica’s Pineapple Production Halted

Q COSTA RICA - The Secretaría Técnica Nacional Ambiental (Setena) - National Environmental Technical Secretariat - has ordered...

Lava Lake Forms In Turrialba Volcano

Q COSTA RICA - After several overflights and field analysis, the Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) - National Seismological...

Church Apologizes to Don Evangelista and Returns Him to Zarcero Park

Q COSTA RICA - Archbishop Angel San Casimiro, Bishop of Alajuela, apologized to don Evangelista Blanco and reinstated...

Trucks Crash Into The Same House In Less Than A Month

Q COSTA RICA - Xinia and Rosario live in what has to be one the unluckiest spots in...

Italian Tourist Arrested At San Jose Airport For Carrying Hashish-impregnated In Paintings

UPDATE: On Tuesday (July 4) the Alajuela court ordered the Italian tourist to 3 months preventive detention. Q COSTA...

Costa Rica Headed Towards Higher Murder Rates

Q COSTA RICA - "Costa Rica is like never before, I am not the one to say it,...

It’s Vacation Time!

Q COSTA RICA - If you find traffic lighter than normal today it's because of the mid-year school...

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...

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One At A Time Please!

One at a time please. This occurred on Monday in Cartago. Photo by Ruta Alterna

Removing Statues of Violent Bigots? Start with Che

Rosario is Argentina's second oldest city. Located by the Paraná river, it is the home of hard-working people, a busy port, the national flag...

Floods and disappearances after rains in Panama

In sectors such as La Gallinaza and Pedregal, some ravines have overflowed. People do their best to save their belongings. In Las Acacias, cars...

Costa Rica’s Agroexports Keep Slight Advantage Over Medical Devices

QCR BUSINESS - The value of exports from the agricultural sector remains slightly as the main generator of foreign exchange in the country, despite...

Nicaragua’s Teen Pregnancy Epidemic

Imagine you’re a 15-year-old girl. One day, you’re hanging out at home when an older man comes by. He tells your parents he’s a...

Why Savvy Fliers Fly To The Canadian North To Go To Europe or Asia

Q TRAVEL - One of the best ways and at times more economical to go east to Europe or west to Asia now is...

The Solar Eclipse 2017 From Costa Rica

Some 300 people gathered at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) planetarium to spectacular coast-to-coast partial eclipse (20%) in Costa Rica occurring shortly after 1...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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