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What Will Happen With The Rise In The Dollar Exchange?

The increases in the dollar exchange rate surprised many this week, who were confident that the dollar would not rise against the colon so...

The Six Lane “Platina” Bridge Now Open!

Q COSTA RICA - It was 12:17 pm Wednesday. On the phone with his boss, President Luis Guillermo Solis, the Minister of Obras Publicas...

A National Holiday Should Be Declared

Rico's TICO BULL - I was in Pricesmart yesterday (Wednesday). On the big tv screens was the noon news of the opening of the...

Illegal Gold Mining in Costa Rica Suggests Diversifying Criminal Landscape

Q COSTA RICA (Insightcrime.org) Recent reports suggest illegal gold mining and the associated trafficking of mercury are increasing in Costa Rica, providing evidence that...

Peru Deploys Army To Stop Cocaine Production

(Q24N) The Peruvian government wants to replace coca farms with alternative forms of agriculture, but first it must retake over 50,000 hectares of land...

Is There A Shortcut?

In Lindora, moments ago. Everyone using the cutoff to avoid the traffic jam in Lindora better have four-wheel drive. Photo by Rafael Stumbo Tarasco

Now It’s The Rincon de la Vieja!

It was 10:12am Tuesday when people from Buenos Aires de Upala, the closest community to the Rincon de la Vieja volcano, heard the noise...

Roger Moore Dead: ‘The Saint’ Actor Was 89

Roger Moore has died. He was 89. Moore played the James Bond 007 in seven films. But, I remember Moore best for his role as...

Transito Looking For Volunteers In The Absence of Sufficient Officials

Q COSTA RICA - In the face of a lack of sufficient manpower (officials) to patrol the roads has motivated the Policia de Transito...

Man Arrested For Sexual Abuse Of Minor and Posting Video On The Internet

Q COSTA RICA - It was in San Miguel de Higuito de Desamparados, where police detained a 35-year-old man on Tuesday night, suspected of...

Bolivian president’s ex-girlfriend gets 10 year jail term

(Q24N) Gabriela Zapata, the 31-year old ex-girlfriend of Bolivian President Evo Morales, was sentenced to ten years in prison on corruption charges on Tuesday, capping...

Central American drought leaves millions in need of humanitarian aid

(Q24N) A prolonged drought across Central America has devastated the region's lakes and rivers. In Guatemala, Lake Atescatempa has disappeared, leaving fishermen without a source...

Former Panama President Wanted by Interpol

TODAY PANAMA –  AN INTERPOL Red Alert was formally issued on Monday, May 22 at the request of the Supreme Court of Panama for...

Dollar Exchange Rate Keeps Climbing, It Has Already Reached ¢595

Q COSTA RICA - The Colon exchange rate against the U.S. dollar continues its upward trend, given the strong appetite that the market shows...

Costa Rica Continues With The Highest Gasoline Prices In The Region

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica continues with the highest fuel prices in Central America. The Price of a US gallon of super gasoline is...

Wine Leads Growth in Costa Rican Liquor Consumption

An almost 40% increase has been reported in retail sales of wine between 2011 and 2016, beating other beverages such as beers and spirits. An...

Utility Launches FTTH Service

Costa Rican power cooperative Coopesantos has announced the launch of a residential FTTH - Fiber to the Home - service to complement the service...

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