Amazon’s Checkout-Free Grocery Store Is Opening to the Public

In the shadow of Amazon’s offices in downtown Seattle, people enter a tiny grocery store, take whatever they...

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Guatemala to Claim US$122 Million From Odebrecht

Following the Brazilian construction company's abandonment of the road work contract that had been awarded, the government intends to make a claim on the...

Canadian Man Critically Injured Stuck in Costa Rica Because Ontario Has No Hospital Bed For Him

A Canadian man seriously injured in the Costa Rican jungle just wants to go home. But he can't, because no hospital in his native...

Panama Company Pleads Guilty In U.S. To Bribing Costa Rican Soccer Official

The Panama-based company, Mimo International Imports and Exports, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to the former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation (Fedefútbol), Eduardo...

Mapping Costa Rica’s Aquifers

Through an alliance with the US Geological Survey, the government of Costa Rica will be carrying out an assessment of aquifers nationwide. The aim of...

Increase In Passenger Arrivals Saturates San Jose Airport

The hundreds of tourists arriving at Costa Rica's main international airport, the Juan Santamaria (SJO), in San Jose eager to discover the beauties of...

The Puntarenas Cow Stare Down!

During my current visit to the Nicoya Peninsula, this cow in Playa Tambor was very vigilant of my presence. She followed my every move,...

Meet the Dark Side of Brazil’s Legendary Rio Carnival

Brazil’s female samba dancers the spill the beans on the darker side of working at the iconic Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Viviane Morais Ferreira Guimarães,...

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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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Frustrated At The Inaction of Transport Officials, Police Take To Painting Street Signs

QCOSTARICA - Don't be surprised if you run into police officers painting lines on the roads, like the case at an intersection in Barrio...

San José Without Johnny Araya

As of Friday Johnny Araya  is no longer the mayor of San José, leaving the mayoral chair he has occupied for the last 22...

Today’s Photo: Giant Submarine Pops Up in the Middle of Milan

On October 1st a giant submarine suddenly burst through the concrete path  in the middle of Piazza Mercanti in Milan, Italy. Surprising appearance was...

Minister of Transport To Resign if “Platina” Bridge Work Not FInished on Time

(QCOSTARICA) The current minister of Transport and Public Works (Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes  - MOPT), Carlos Villalta, is so confident that the...

What To Do If Your Car Is Sinking In Water

QCOSTARICA | We must all be prepared for a number of situations that we might have to face at some point in life. But...