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Bus Passengers Strike Back Against Assailants

It was around 9 pm Friday night when three individuals tried to rob a bus at knifepoint in Alajuelita, who wound up being beaten by passengers. The event occurred near the Ebais in Tejarcillos. According to police, when the officers responded to the call, the...

On Mega-operational Night, Police Were Stoned And Shot At In Alajuelita (Photos)

A patrol car suffered damage to its rear windshield on Wednesday afternoon in the sector of La Aurora de Alajuelita. "Citizens met the police with stones and (gun)shots," the Ministry of Public Security reported. The incident occurred in the middle of a national security mega-operation that...

Shootings So Common In Alajuelita That Residents Do Not Even Report Them To Police

Shootings In Alajuelita So Common Residents Don't Even Call Police Shootings in Alajuelita, on the south side of San Jose, are so common that residents don't even call police to report them. The latest case was on Thursday, the murder of 32-year-old Antonio Chaves Rojas that...

After The Storm

During the rainy season (May to November) as we that live in Costa Rica know well, it doesn't rain everywhere, or now due to climate change every day, but when it does, it does. For example, on Tuesday morning the residents of the community of...

American Woman Arrested In Escazu Wanted On International Warrant

Q COSTA RICA - The Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP) reports the arrest of an American woman in Escazú, in Costa Rica illegally and an with international arrest warrant for fraud. The woman, identified by her last name, Quintero, was detained Thursday afternoon by officers...

Ministry of Health Continues To Find Zika Mosquito Breeding Sites

QCOSTARICA - It started in Guanacaste, but the Zika virus is now also present in Alajuelita (San Jose) and Jacó. The Health Ministry Vector Control Program coordinator, Dr.Rodrigo Marin, asserted Monday that they had been working hard for a week and a half to control...

Escazu Hills Wild Fire Under Control

QCOSTARICA - It was in the wee hours of the morning Wednesday when firefighters were able to bring under control the wild fire in the hills of Escazu and Alajuelita, that started Tuesday afternoon. The alert began shortly after 7:00pm Tuesday. According to Dayan Contreras, spokesperson...

A Bloody Weekend: Four Dead and Four Wounded

QCOSTARICA - The second Sunday of the year left four dead and four wounded in separate incidents, in Goicoechea, San Rafael de Heredia, San José and Guácimo. The most bloody was in Ipis de Goicoechea (a highly conflictive area on the east side of San...

145,000 Thousand Without Water Today (Friday)

QCOSTARICA - If you live in Santa Ana, Escazú, Alajuelita or Desamparados and there is not water coming out of your faucet, The Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) - the water and sewer utility - is carrying out its annual maintenance work at the Puente...

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