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‘Breathtaking homicidal violence’: Latin America in grip of murder crisis

Latin America has suffered more than 2.5 million murders since the start of this century and is facing an acute public security crisis that...

How to resolve the territorial conflict between Belize and Guatemala

On Sunday, April 15, Guatemala held a referendum to determine whether it’s willing to take the border conflict with Belize to the International Court...

Costa Rica Immigration Prepares For Increase In Nicaraguan Arrivals

Costa Rica's immigration service, the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME), is preparing for an eventual increase in the number of Nicaraguans entering...

14 Bridges Between San Jose and San Ramon Are In Poor, Serious and Alarming Condition

The Laboratorio Nacional de Materiales y Modelos Estructurales de la Universidad de Costa Rica (Lanamme-UCR) has determined that 14 bridges on the Bernardo Soto...

Costa Rica to Offset National Team’s World Cup Carbon Footprint

Costa Rica will offset its national soccer team’s carbon footprint during the 2018 World Cup in Russia by purchasing bonds that help fund an...

Teachers, Muncipal & Health Workers Strike in San Jose!

Wednesday was a day of strikes and protests in downtown San Jose, as thousands of public sector employees took to the streets against the...

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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...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

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...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

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...

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In the age of cheap flights, city breaks and world cruises, how to make your holiday better for the environment

Recently surfaced before and after shots of Benidorm – a seaside resort on the eastern coast of Spain – capture the physical transformations that...

QTips: How To Get Paid With PayPal in Costa Rica

Using the free Payoneer Debit card and a free Virtual US Bank Account to withdraw funds on PayPal is an ideal option for getting...

Skin Cancer: Moles Can Be a Warning Sign

QCOSTARICA HEALTH - In a healthy individual, it is normal to have around 15 moles during adolescence, and between 20 to 40 moles when...

Court Leaves It Up To Judges If They Will Visit Prisons

QCOSTARICA - The Corte Plena on Monday suspended the order of criminal judges to visit inmates they have remanded, leaving the visits up to...

Tax Probe Targets PAC Labor Chief

COSTA RICA NEWS  - It is seldom in Latin America that an Administration cabinet member and the governing party are subject to probes of...