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Costa Rican Journalist Wins Garcia Marquez Award

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And The Potholes Make A Comeback!

TICO BULL - After some years of an almost pot-hole free country, the potholes...

Limón Carnival Kicks Off With Usual High Spirits

COSTA RICA NEWS  -- The Limon Carnival kicked off Friday with the usual high...

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If There Are So Many Job Fairs in Costa Rica, Why Still So Much Unemployment?

COSTA RICA NEWS -Some ask, if every week there seems to be a job...

Elderly Couple Surprised With New Fruit Stand Thanks To Corporate Generosity

QCOSTARICA - After 36 years of selling fruits from the same location in a...

Costa Rica Retailers Leave Christmas Behind For Back To School Shopping Season

The 2013 Christmas shopping season is history for retailers who now set their sights...

Know Where Will “Prohibition” Be This Semana Santa

QCOSTARICA - So far 17 municipalities have said they will apply "prohibition" during Good...

An Exhibit To Sit Better

COSTA RICA LIFE - An exhibition in the Klaus Steinmetz Gallery makes clear that...

100.000 Came Out For A Free Gallo Pinto

More than 300 chefs prepared tens of thousands of rice dishes, mixed with beans,...

Life Isn’t Easy. The Relentless Search for Happiness.

QCOSTARICA by Marvin Castillo, Vozdeguanacaste - Life isn’t easy. This could be one of...

International Beer Day Today

Today, the first Friday in August, is International Beer Day (IDB). Founded in 2007...

My Parents and I Don’t Speak The Same Language

"If you're going to speak in English, don't speak at all," my mother hissed...

Teatro Nacional Celebrates 117th Anniversary

COSTA RICA EXTRA - Weighing in at 800 kilograms and costing US$7.000, the anniversary...

Pica e’ Leña, a Costa Rican Tradition That Refuses to Disappear

COSTA RICA PHOTOS -- On Saturday, November 8,  Nicoyanos woke up very early to...

How Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast Became ‘Little Jamaica’

QCOSTARICA via Examiner.com - The idea was to build a railroad across the steaming...

Cloud of Bottles To Promote Conservation

QCOSTARICA - A fat, multicolored cloud seems to float below a large sign in...

3rd Edition Of InstameetCosta Rica on Saturday

QCOSTARICA - Since the earliest days of Instagram, people have been meeting up to...

Costa Rica’s National Theatre Offers Free Tickets To The Needy

The Teatro Nacional (National Theatre) says it will it set aside 10% of its...

Learn a language, change yourself and others

COSTA RICA JOURNAL -- Learning English is now so common in Costa Rica that...

[PHOTOS] Nativity Scenes in San José

  Submitted by Karol Alfaro Ceciliano

Spurring Costa Rica Women Into Information and Communications Technology

Costa Rica’s hi-tech industry is booming: in 2013, exports of electronics and medical equipment...

Costa Rican University Book Fair Opens

The First International University Book Fair (FILU in Sapnish) will in now ongoing in...

Bank Helps Private Sector Employees With Savings Fund For Back To School Expenses

QCOSTARICA - The Banco Popular will be handing over ¢1.689 billion colones to the...

Does “Pura Vida” Hold The Secret To Long Life?

(CNN) Jose Guevara lives with his family on a small farm. He has spent...

MOPT Shows Us How Some Prefer The Mad Dash Across Busy Streets Instead of An Overpass

QCOSTARICA - The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transporte (Ministry of Public Works and...

Rural Costa Rican Women Plant Trees to Fight Climate Change

PITAL, Costa Rica  (IPS News) - Olga Vargas, a breast cancer survivor, is back...

How Travel Inspired A Downsize Lifestyle

QCOSTARICA - M. Terry Bowman, 51, an occupational therapist, writer and photographer in San...

Costa Rica’s Refreshing Electoral Process

By Simone Shapiro for Triblive.com - Like the United States, Costa Rica is a...

Costa Rican Misnomers

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