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Wednesday 28 June 2017

The Importance of Having a Satisfying Job

By: Mary Serphos, Voz de Guanacaste - Given the steep rise in the cost of living in Costa...

New Traffic Sign To Alert Animal Crossings

QCOSTARICA - Animals trying to cross the road in search of food, for reproductive needs or simply because...

Alcohol and Caffeine, Two Drugs that Have Shaped Human Civilization

(Q24N) No two drugs have defined human civilization the way alcohol and caffeine have. Nature created both to kill...

Who Ripped Off The Liberator’s Sword?

Simon Bolivar is the Great Liberator of Latin America. His statue stands in the middle of the Parque...

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

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

How Travel Inspired A Downsize Lifestyle

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

Puntarenas Vigorón Vendors Fear New Market Will Hurt Sales

QCOSTARICA - The sellers of vigorón in Puntarenas fear the new market in the Paseo de los Turistas...

Teatro Nacional Restored 37 Year Old Harpsichord

COSTA RICA EXTRA - With a recital by Costa Rican harpsichordist Maria Clara Vargas Cullel, the Teatro Nacional...

Fire Up The Grill, BBQ Season Heats Up in Costa Rica!

As the dry season gets underway in Costa Rica, the smell of grilled cuts and barbecued meats permeates...

An Exhibit To Sit Better

COSTA RICA LIFE - An exhibition in the Klaus Steinmetz Gallery makes clear that a chair is more...

Sugar Cane Fires In Residential Areas of the Valley

QCOSTARICA - Again, residents near sugar cane fiels are unhappy about the annual pre-harvest burning, to make the...

Costa Rica Ranked Low in English

COSTA RICA NEWS -- It may surpise even English speakers who live here, but Costa Rica ranked extremely...

Ticos Drink More Liquor In A Single Outing, But Do So Less Often Than The Latin America Average

(QCOSTARICA) Comparing to Latin America, Costa Ricans drink liquor fewer days a week, but consume more than the...

Easter in Costa Rica Not Easter Without a Charlton Heston Epic on TV

QCOSTARICA - While many of the Devout trek to Cartago on foot, others spend their Easter Week vegging...

Costa Rica Boosts Training of Businesswomen

(Prensa Latina) The Creating Businesswomen program has contributed to the professional training of 400 women since mid 2012...

Costa Rica Gets Ready For the Annual Pilgrimage To Cartago

COSTA RICA NEWS - It's almost that time of year, the "Romería". And although the big days for...

Manatee Now Costa Rica’s New National Symbol

COSTA RICA NEWS - The Legislative Assembly declared the Manatee (Trichechus manatus) the national symbol of Costa Rica's...

The Man Who Swims with Crocodiles in Costa Rica

  (QCOSTARICA) About 20 years ago, a farmer shot a huge crocodile on the banks of the Parasmina River in...

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 on the next biggest...

Costa Rica Street Musician Uses Recycled Materials To Entertain

QCOSTARICA - With a sandal, pvc pipes and other recycled materials, Charlie Street Drummer entertains street crowds in...

The Cultural Center and Eugene O’Neill Theater are Costa Rican Treasures

QCOSTARICA-  If you are a North American with a middle-class income, you probably do not go to the...

San Jose Book Fair (Feria del Libro)

QCOSTARICA EXTRA- Organizied by the Cámara Costarricense del Libro (Costa Rican Book Chamber), the  XVI FERIA INTERNACIONAL DEL...

Elderly Couple Surprised With New Fruit Stand Thanks To Corporate Generosity

QCOSTARICA - After 36 years of selling fruits from the same location in a "carretillo" in Pavas, across...

12 Reasons Why You Should Never Invite Costa Ricans To Your Home

Q COSTA RICA - The Matadornetwork.com, in their list of the "12 reasons why you should not invite...

In Costa Rica, “MAC” Means Art

QCOSTA RICA - It is surprising how many expats don't realize that Costa Rica has an art museum....

Mes Negro (Black Month) A Month is a Terrible Thing to Waste

There is a level of insanity on display in Downtown San José that has been going on during...

EDITUS We don’t have an army but we have violins

By Valerie Aguilar, BellaOnline's Hispanic Culture Editor - The people of Costa Rica have a great passion for...

Things I’ve Learned As A Latina In The U.S.

(Matadornetwork) And so it begins… I’m a Latina. Four years ago I filled my bags with what I...

Sudor and Sabor, The “Carnaval” Returned To San Jose

Q COSTA RICA - Sudor and Sabor ... After 11 years of absence the "carnaval" returned to San...

Dias de Los Diablitos (Days of the Little Devils)

QCOSTARICA - If you have spent any time in Costa Rica, you have probably seen the brightly-painted balsa...

Residents of Heredia and San Jose Are The Happiest in the Country, Says Study

(QCOSTARICA) The Happy Planet Index ranks Costa Rica #1 of all the countries analyzed. The country's HPI 64.0...

The Spirit of the Season in “Chepe”

Getting into the holiday spirit in "Chepe" (San Jose). This photo is going viral on the social media in...

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Staying Single Was A Good Business For Children of Government Pensioners

Q COSTA RICA - Staying single (not legally married) was a good business for dozens of children of government employee pensioners. Their 'single' status...

Clashes Between Uber and Taxis Continue, The Latest At The San Jose Airport

Q COSTA RICA - The clashes between formal taxi and Uber drivers continues in Costa Rica, with the latest on Tuesday night, this time...

FIA Preparations Worsen Downtown San Jose Traffic Congestion

Q COSTA RICA - If you are thinking of heading into downtown San Jose today, or for the rest of the week for that...

Belen Residents Complain Of Bad Odors Of Collapsed Landfill On San Jose Side Of The Virilla River

Q COSTA RICA - Environment and Health (Ambiente y Salud) authorities are investigating a "very serious problem" occurring over the weekend in a slope...

Colombian guerrillas disarm, starting their risky return to civilian life

This article, originally published on April 5 2017 with the headline “For Colombian rebels, a risky shift from armed revolt to party politics”, has...

Exiled Daughter of Slain Honduran Activist Exposes Coup Legacy

(Q24N) By the time she saw her mother lying dead on the ground, Margarita Montserrat Salinas Murillo knew she had to take action. She was...

Stolen Police Helicopter Attacks Venezuela Top Court, Interior Ministry

TODAY VENEZUELA – A helicopter from the Venezuela’s Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations agency was stolen Tuesday evening, circled around the Supreme Court building,...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

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...

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa Ricans pick one product over another?...

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