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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...

“High Volatility” Of Dollar Exchange Reason For Increase In Toll Charges On Ruta 27

  Q COSTA RICA - Using the reasoning of "high volatility" of the dollar exchange, Globalvia, the concessionaire of...

Reforms To Traffic Law Approved

Starting soon, owners of illegally or badly parked vehicles, that is in places where parking is not permitted...

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...

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...

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...

Government Shelved Plan To Regulate UBER and ‘Collaborative Transport’

Q COSTA RICA  - In April 2016, ruling party (PAC) legislator, Franklin Corella, introduced a bill to regulate...

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...

Legislators Approve Bill To Combat “Bad Parking”

Q COSTA RICA - Legislators have set their sights on "bad parking", approving on Thursday in first debate,...

Mother Of Murdered Little Girl Says She Was One Victim More

With ¢20,000 colones (US$35) sent to her, the mother of the little girl beaten to death in Orotina...

Ruta 32 (San Jose – Limon) Closed Thursday and Friday Morning

The Ruta 32 (San Jose - Limon) will be closed between 10am and 2pm today (Thursday) and tomorrow...

Former Bancredito General Manager and Board Of Directors Charged With Corruption

The Ministerio Público (Prosecutor's Office), in what appears on the government's part looking for a scapegoat, has accused...

Commission Wants Costa Rica Minimum Driving Age At 21

QCR - The Comisión Costarricense de Cooperación con la Unesco (Costa Rican Commission for Cooperation with Unesco), a...

Central America Imports More Chinese Washing Machines

In 2016 Central American countries imported US$27 million worth of washing machines and parts from China, 14% more...

Costa Rica mobile telephone penetration surges to 170%

QCR - Mobile phone penetration in Costa Rica has surged from just 33% in 2006 to over 170%...

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...

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...

Drop In Gas Prices Approved

In the coming says, mostly likely before the end of the month, the price of gasoline will drop...

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...

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...

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...

Illegal Gold Mining in Costa Rica Suggests Diversifying Criminal Landscape

Q COSTA RICA (Insightcrime.org) Recent reports suggest illegal gold mining and the associated trafficking of mercury are increasing...

Now It’s The Rincon de la Vieja!

It was 10:12am Tuesday when people from Buenos Aires de Upala, the closest community to the Rincon de...

Transito Looking For Volunteers In The Absence of Sufficient Officials

Q COSTA RICA - In the face of a lack of sufficient manpower (officials) to patrol the roads...

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...

Rookie Triggermen Behind Most Homicides Related To Drug Trafficking (Narco)

Q COSTA RICA - Men, mostly young and inexperienced in the handling of firearms, are behind the large...

Rise In Homicides Linked To Drug Trafficking

The street sale of crack and marijuana has become such a lucrative business in Costa Rica, that controlling...

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...

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...

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...

Monday, Could It Be The Day Of The ‘Platina’???

Monday (May 22) could be the day when the Alfredo González Flores, best known as the 'Platina' bridge...

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,...

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Clashes Between Uber and Taxis Continue, The Latest At The San Jose Airport

Q COSTA RICA - The clashes between formal taxi and Uber drivers continues in Costa Rica, with the latest on Tuesday night, this time...

FIA Preparations Worsen Downtown San Jose Traffic Congestion

Q COSTA RICA - If you are thinking of heading into downtown San Jose today, or for the rest of the week for that...

Belen Residents Complain Of Bad Odors Of Collapsed Landfill On San Jose Side Of The Virilla River

Q COSTA RICA - Environment and Health (Ambiente y Salud) authorities are investigating a "very serious problem" occurring over the weekend in a slope...

Colombian guerrillas disarm, starting their risky return to civilian life

This article, originally published on April 5 2017 with the headline “For Colombian rebels, a risky shift from armed revolt to party politics”, has...

Exiled Daughter of Slain Honduran Activist Exposes Coup Legacy

(Q24N) By the time she saw her mother lying dead on the ground, Margarita Montserrat Salinas Murillo knew she had to take action. She was...

Stolen Police Helicopter Attacks Venezuela Top Court, Interior Ministry

TODAY VENEZUELA – A helicopter from the Venezuela’s Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations agency was stolen Tuesday evening, circled around the Supreme Court building,...

Boat Sinks in Colombia After Capsizing, At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Missing

Rescue officials gather to take part in a search for survivors after the tourist boat Almirante sank in the Reservoir of Penol in Guatape...

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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...

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...

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...

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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