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Feeling The Cold?

Feeling The Cold?

Q COSTA RICA NEWS – The Tropical Storm, that turned to a Tropical Depression and later today to become a Hurricane that promises more rain in Costa Rica, brought a drop in temperatures, mainly in the lower parts of the Central Valley. The national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) reports temperatures from 4°C […]

Costa Rica Issues “Green Alert” For Caribbean and South Pacific For Hurricane Matthew

Costa Rica Issues “Green Alert” For Caribbean and South Pacific For Hurricane Matthew

(QCOSTARICA) The National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias – CNE) issued a “green alert” for the province of Limon and the South Pacific for possible high waves and heavy rains, as a result of a indirect impact of Hurricane Matthew. According to a press released by the CNE, the alert is preventative. The University […]

Flow of Migrants At Southern Border “Unstoppable”

Flow of Migrants At Southern Border “Unstoppable”

(QCOSTARICA) The flow of migrants into Costa Rica on the southern border with Panama has become unstoppable, hundreds arriving daily asking for a temporary visa, exceeding the capacity of the government response. According to immigration officials, they receiving more than 150 requests daily, for the 25 day ‘in transit’ permit that allows the migrants to […]

Dusty Roads in Costa Rica Make For A Sticky Situation — Literally

Dusty Roads in Costa Rica Make For A Sticky Situation — Literally

QCOSTARICA (By Andrea Crossan, PRI.org)  For the past two years, I’ve escaped Boston’s January freeze by travelling south to Playa Guiones, a sleepy surfing town on the west coast of Costa Rica. There isn’t much to it. There’s a handful of surf shops, a few yoga studios and plenty of bars where you can get a […]

Eight Detained In Protests In The Zona Sur

Eight Detained In Protests In The Zona Sur

A total of eight people were detained this morning when they refused to clear the blockade of the Interamericana Sur, part of a group demanding the convening of the Proyecto de Ley de Territorios Costeros Comunitarios (TECOCOS) – the bill on coastal territories. The protest was organized by community organizations, fishermen’s association, women’s cooperatives and […]