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Thursday 19 October 2017

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...

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...

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...

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 -...

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...

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,...

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...

Heavy Rains Flood Downtown San Jose; Landslide In Desamparados

The heavy rains of Wednesday afternoon once again flooded areas of downtown San Jose, the Hatillos, San Sebastian...

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...

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...

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...

Just Dumb. Plain Stupid, Dumb.

Daily we have reports of incidents betwen the commuter train and vehicles and people on the trains tracks....

Prisoner Attempts Escape From La Reforma By Rolling Down Rocky Canyon Wall

Driving on the Ruta 27, ahead of the tolls heading west, if you look to the right while...

It Got Worse. The Chilimate-Vuelta Kooper Floods On Friday Also.

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Transport (MOPT) inaugurated the Chilamate (Saripiqui) - Vuelta Kooper (San Carlos) road. On...

Costa Rican Businessmen Close Ranks In Favor of Uber

Q COSTA RICA - Instead of pursuing the Uber drivers and businesses with promotions linked to Uber, the...

In Costa Rica, Crime Does Pay. Until …

A criminal gang operating in Perez Zeledon and Buenos Aires de Puntarenas, in the southern zone, dealing in...

Seniors And Older Couples Join The Trend For Smaller Living Space

An increase in demand by seniors, pensioners or older couples, for small apartments is revealed in a survey...

Costa Rica With An Average Of 2 Homicides Per Day In The Past 34 Days

Q COSTA RICA - 74 homicides in the last 34 days, for an average of 2 murders per...

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