Short Video of San Jose in 1958

The clip is of Avenida Central, now the pedestrian boulevard, in 1958. Interesting note of the Imperial beer...

Costa Rica’s Military History Revived With 100 Years of Bellavista Barracks

By the end of the XIX century, San Jose expanded to the eastside. Constructions such as the Estación...

Mexican and Central American Independence: A Historic Backdrop for Present Challenges

On September 15th, five Central American nations — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua — will...

Totally Renovated Gran Hotel de Costa Rica To Reopen Before Christmas

It was March 1963 when visiting Costa Rica, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was a guest. Since then...

Aló…The History Of The Telephone In Costa Rica

If you have been in Costa Rica for more than a decade you will remember the "modern" (for...

April 11 Is Juan Santamaria Day, A National Holiday

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PHOTOS: Cinchona “Then” and “Now”

La Nacion has published a six photo essay of then and now of the 2009 Chinchona earthquake. The 2009...

An Historical Look Of Avenida Central (The Boulevard)

The building to the left was replaced with what is not the Plaza de la Cultura, the Pops...

1953 Poas Volcano Eruption Remembered

Friday marks the 60th anniversary of one of the major eruptions of the Volcán Poás. The day was May...

JFK Was The First U.S. President to Visit Costa Rica

John F. Kennedy (JFK) was one of the first U.S. Presidents to visit Costa Rica from March 18...

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Costa Rica Decides: Latest Poll

If the presidential elections were held today, who would win? The latest poll reveals no one. The current field of candidates for the election on...

Miss Peru Pageant Protests Gender Violence to International Applause, but not all Peruvians Are Clapping

When contestants in this year's Miss Peru contest exposed the alarming numbers related to violence against women, the international media gave a standing ovation. But...

“Cementazo” Scandal Tarnishes Costa Rica’s Presidential Election

Costa Rica is just months away from a presidential election, set to take place on February 4, 2018. However, the road to the polls...

Family Time (with Multiple Families) in Costa Rica

Traveling thousands of miles from home, with young children, to remote beaches in a foreign country where they speak a different language can be...

Switzerland to Take Part in Bi-Oceanic Train Route Through 5 South American Countries

Switzerland has officially joined the bi-oceanic train project that will connect five South American countries as well as the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans by...

Number of Women Jailed in Mexico Increases Due to Drugs

(Prensa Latina) The number of women jailed in Mexico for crimes associated with drug trafficking increased in recent years. The Equis, Justice for Women organization,...

Critics Calling ‘Justice League’ a Mess

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even...

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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...

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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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