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Monday 23 October 2017

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...

Driver Found With An AK-47, 9mm Guns, Ammunition and Wads of Cash In Car in Cuidad Colon

A routine police spot-check on the road from Santa Ana to Cuidad Colon nets wads of cash and...

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...

OIJ Presumes Body Found In River Is Brother of Murdered Model

The body of a young male found this Sunday in Esparza is believed to be related to the...

Landslide Causes Problems On The Ruta 2, Inter American Highway South

The Interamerican Sur (Ruta 2) - Inter American highway south - between Palmar and Rio Claro is down...

Cloudy Skies and Rain May Cloud Costa Rica View Of Eclipse

While million across the U.S. and the world are in the path of totality for today's solar eclipse,...

David Strecker, aka Cuba Dave Acquitted

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

Private Sector Supports Uber And Demands New Legislation

Costa Rica's private sector is urging the government of Luis Guillermo Solis to modernize and enact new legislation...

9-1-1 Makes Call For People To Use It For Emergencies And Not To Report Uber Drivers

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Calling 9-1-1 to report Uber drivers has forced the Emergency System to make...

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,...

Uber Users In Costa Rica Are Exempt From Sanctions For Using The Illegal Transport

As the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) crack down on Uber drivers, users (passengers) can rest assured as...

Ankle Bracelets A La Costa Rican

At 18 years of age, due to his drug addiction, on conviction, a judge ordered electronic monitoring and...

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,...

High Tide Floods Caldera

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission - reported 27 families in Caldera were affected...

Medical Examiner: “An Increase In Excess Violence and Cruelty In Homicides”

"In the past decade, when I came to work here (Forensic Medicine), 12 years ago, we had homicides...

Pilot Plan For Trunk Line For Public Transport Unveiled in Tibas

Traffic in Tibas Saturday morning was more chaotic than normal, thanks to the implementation of the pilot plan...

Bicycle Racks Are The Main Target Of “Tachadores”

Computers, leather handbags, and bicycle racks are the main targets for theft by "tachadores" (criminals), explained the Organismo...

Losing Your Costa Rica’s Driver’s License (And Getting It Back)

There is confusion among many drivers about the driver's license point system, how they are accumulated, the number...

Failure of Employer To Register Domestic Worker With The Caja Can Be Costly At The End

Employing domestic labor for two people for almost two decades but without paying the social security, in the...

Guanacaste Theme Park Suffers Set Back

It was in April when the Discovery Costa Rica mega-park project to be built in Guanacaste was made...

‘Nyuti’, The Future For Costa Rica’s Younger Generation

  Ad Astra Rocket Company Costa Rica (AARC CR) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American rocket propulsion,...

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Has A New Tourism Infrastructure

Costa Rica has invested ¢800 million colones (US$1.4 million dollars) in tourist infrastructure for the Refugio Nacional de...

Return of Seized Plates For Bad Parking Has Oversatured The Cosevi

The volume of parking violations resulting in the confiscation of license plates has over saturated the ability of...

Costa Rica Rules Out Suing Uber Drivers

Q COSTA RICA - The government announced Thursday night that it does not have the legal power to...

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...

San Jose GAM To Get Railway Signals

With the objective of reducing the great number of accidents, many with fatalities, involvingt he commuter train, after...

Possible Road Rage Results In Early Morning Death of Motorcyclist

A motorcyclist died this morning (Tuesday) after being hit by a vehicle driven by what witnesses describe as...

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Drunk Driver Who Ran Over And Killed Athlete Is Free!

Released with the conditions to sign every 15 days and have a fixed address, while being investigated for the manslaughter, is the decision of...

A Synopisis of the Cementazo Scandal

Rico's TICO BULL - So far I have stayed away from reporting the Cementazo (cement scandal). In the words of a dear friend, it's...

Canada Imposes Sanctions on Venezuelan Authorities

According to Global Affairs Canada, sanctions impact “members of the (Venezuelan President Nicolás) Maduro regime and those closest to it,” who are “responsible for...

Drunk Driver Kills Marathon Runner Sunday Morning

A 35-year-old Venezuelan athlete participating this Sunday morning in the San Jose Half Marathon was killed by a drunk driver who disrespected the traffic...

Nicaragua Unveils Central America’s Largest Baseball Stadium

Nicaragua has unveiled its long-awaited baseball stadium in Managua, replacing the former baseball field built in 1948. The new structure will hold up to...

Church and State in Nicaragua: Letter From Managua

A bishop in Managua’s Metropolitan Cathedral, May 2009. Between 2013 and 2015, the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega spent roughly US$3.2 million installing decorative...

“Truce In The Rains” Not To Be Repeated This Week, Says Weather Service

After a week of no rain throughout most of the country, the rains did return on Saturday as forecast by the national weather service,...

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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...

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...

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...

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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