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A Rare Event: Four ‘Four-Engined’ Jets Together At The San Jose Airport

On Friday, a very unique event occurred on the runway of the Juan Santamaría Airport  (SJO), where five four-engined airplanes converged at the same time. One was the Air India Boeing 747-300 carrying the Vice-President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, in the country to...

By Any Means Necessary: Refugees Fleeing Violence in Central America

Women and children from Central America began arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers during the summer of 2014. Referring to the “urgent humanitarian situation,” President Barack Obama called on Congress to build new detention centers, hire new immigration judges, and increase border surveillance...

Governments Support Trump’s Aim to Block Central American Migrants

Q REPORTS (IPS) - Trying to make it into the United States as an undocumented migrant is not such an attractive option anymore for Moris Peña, a Salvadoran who was deported from that country in 2014. “The situation in the United States is getting more...

FIA 2017 Kicked Off With A Flying Circus, Music and The Tango

TODAY COSTA RICA - Thousands came out Thursday were dazzled by the open air music, aerial circus and the tango to kick off the Festival Internacional de las Artes (FIA 2017) in the heart of the capital city. The inauguration took place in the Plaza...

In booming Old Havana tourist quarter, Trump speech puts Cubans in a bad mood

© Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images A man wearing a T-shirt with a U.S. flag design walks along a street of Havana on June 16, 2017. TODAY CUBA, HAVANA — Cuban families gathered anxiously around their television sets in March 2016 when then-President Barack Obama made his...

Cuban Dictatorship Invites Over Puerto Rican Terrorist Released by Obama

Cuba President Raul Castro congratulated Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera on his release this week, and invited him to visit the island. Lopez Rivera spent 35 years as a US political prisoner after claiming partial responsibility for multiple bombings in New York City, Chicago...

Trump Administration Upholds Obama Donation Offer To Costa Rica To Combat Drug Trafficking

Q COSTA RICA - Washington, with Donald Trump at the helm, is keeping its pledge for police equipment to deal with drug trafficking that Barack Obama offered Costa Rica last August. President Luis Guillermo Solis on Friday received confirmation by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence...

How Life Has Changed For These Cuban Women Over 20 years

Norma Guillard. Credit: Matt Rogers (TODAY CUBA) Cuba had a big year in 2016 — beginning with a visit by President Barack Obama and ending with the death of Fidel Castro. As visa restrictions eased for Americans, many US tourists visited the island nation for the...

If The World Leaders Were Hipsters

Through the eyes of  Isreali  illustrator Amit Shimoni, we are able to see iconic leaders of our times as modern-day hipsters. “I often find myself thinking about the differences between these world’s greatest leaders, their beliefs and motivations, and our self-centered generation,” says Shimoni. “The...

Obama ‘Screwed’ Us, Cuban Migrants Lash Out At U.S. President

Many Cuban migrants feel US President Barack Obam turned his back on them.Much of the anger is directed at him personally. TODAY CUBA / President Barack Obama, on Thursday, one week before his mandate ends, issued a statement on ending the “wet foot, dry foot”...

President Solis Sealed Deal With Barack Obama For U.S. Cooperation

(QCOSTARICA) In a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday, President Luis Guillermo Solis finalized a deal that will send millions of dollars in U.S. military aid to Costa Rica. On his Facebook page Monday night, Solis said "the U.S. cooperation...

How many U.S. Presidents have visited Costa Rica?

  According to Travels Abroad of the President, Office of the Historian, since 1928 only seven U.S. presidents have visited Costa Rica. They are: Herbert C. Hoover Good will trip. November 28, 1928 John F. Kennedy Attended Conference of Presidents of the Central American Republics. March 18–20, 1963 Lyndon B....

“Just Tell Him You’re the President”, Seinfeld Tells Obama

COSTA RICA EXTRA - President Barack Obama is legitimately funny as the first guest of the new season of Jerry Seinfeld's web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM-Q_zpuJGU] The show, as the name suggests, revolves around Seinfeld and his comedian friends driving in classic...

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