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Invasion fever in Venezuela

As the Lima Group countries ready for an emergency meeting on Venezuela hosted by Canada, here in Venezuela on Sunday, Nicolas Maduro attended the latest in a string of almost daily military exercises. Anti-government protesters hold Venezuelan flags as they block a highway to demand...

Canada at odds with Latin American allies over intervention in Venezuela

(CBC.ca) Canada broke ranks this week with the majority of a group of American nations it helped to create to deal with the spiraling crisis in Venezuela. And although Canada's refusal to sign a joint statement of the Lima Group — a statement that commits...

Canada target Costa Rica in CONCACAF

(Reuters) Canada have Costa Rica in their cross hairs as they begin their drive towards the 2022 World Cup but coach John Herdman says that with the right preparation they should eventually target regional heavy weights Mexico and the United States. With the buzz from...

Canada Premier In Alleged Failure To Pay Luxury Tax On Costa Rican Vacation Home

Manitoba, Canada, Premier Brian Pallister faced questions in the legislature Wednesday about allegations he failed to pay a luxury tax on his Costa Rican vacation home. Pallister and his wife own the 7,000-square-foot home — which sits on several acres of land near Tamarindo, Costa...

David Sovka: In Costa Rica, a jungle farm welcomes cyclists

A small lizard is doing a slow-motion dance just off my starboard bow. That is to say, three feet from where my hammock nearly scrapes bottom, a tiny reptile is slowly lifting one leg, then another, then another, through a dance-like cycle aimed at...

Canadian Man Critically Injured Stuck in Costa Rica Because Ontario Has No Hospital Bed For Him

A Canadian man seriously injured in the Costa Rican jungle just wants to go home. But he can't, because no hospital in his native Ontario has a bed for him according to the family. David Ronald's daughter-in-law Shannon Ronald said "We are at a loss...

Canada To Open Free Trade Talks With Mercosur Group Of South American Countries

(Reuters) - The Canadian government plans to open free trade talks with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America, an official said on Friday, at a time when the future of NAFTA is facing increasing uncertainty. Canada sends around 75% of its goods exports...

Canadian Capital Fuels Colombian Cannabis Boom

(Ozy.com) Decades have passed since the bulk of marijuana cultivation in the Americas shifted from Colombia up to Mexico. But the tides are turning again. This time, suited businesspeople, not drug cartels, are betting on a lucrative Colombian weed crop, bound for markets around...

NAFTA Unlikely To Hurt Mexico-U.S. Security Ties, But Election Might

(Reuters) - Mexico’s threats to weaken U.S. narcotics and migration co-operation if NAFTA dies are pure bluster, Mexican and U.S. officials say, with next year’s election posing a far greater challenge to future collaboration. Mexican officials have threatened to strike back if U.S. President Donald...

Costa Rica Tourism Big Business

Costa Rica tourism, foreign travel to the country,  generated US$4 billion dollars in income between July 2016 and June of this year. Expenditures of dollars for trips abroad from Costa Rica have also increased. Between July last year and June 2017, an accumulated amount of US$885...

The Big Challenge of the NAFTA Renegotiations

After months of feverish lobbying by industry to save the 23-year-old pact, renegotiations of the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) begin today between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Canada is worried that Donald Trump will keep his protectionist promises, triggered by his election...

Mexican Companies Shows Their Nerves As NAFTA Renegotiations Near

Renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement begin today (August 16) between Mexico, the United States and Canada, with each of the countries’ major exports hanging in the balance. While it is true that not all companies risk major changes, such as tariffs that...

Cuba’s Economy May Not Survive the Fall of Maduro’s Venezuela

TODAY CUBA - Economists are warning that a fall of Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela could be devastating for Cuba. Professor of Economics at the University of Havana Omar Everleny Pérez said that the island’s economy isn’t prepared for Maduro’s fall because Venezuela is still...

Costa Rica and Canada Tie In Gold Cup Play in Houston

Francisco Calvo and Alphonso Davies each scored goals in the first-half of the Costa Rica - Canada Gold Cup play in Houston on Tuesday, ending in a 1-1 tie. Davies gave Canada the lead in the 26th minute of play, Calvo responded three minutes before...

Who Would Marry A Serial Killer?

Q COSTA RICA - Before moving back to Canada, Leanne Bordelais lived with her new husband Thierry Bordelais, the brother of her lawyer, and their children, in Costa Rica. Since her release from prison in 2005, after serving 12 years, Leanne, now 46, has lived...

Cops Break Up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship for No Good Reason

(Q24N) Some Canadian cops apparently have nothing better to do than ruin the weekend for hundreds of martial arts athletes and enthusiasts. Canada’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu championship was supposed to have been hosted in Montreal over this past weekend. As CBC News reported, “About 240 competitors,...

Lunar New Year

(Q24N) This just in from CNN. Today’s headlines are so packed with fodder for stand-up comedians it is hard to pick a starting point. Literally, you could tack the New York Times to a wall and select your news by throwing a dart from...

Costa Rica Beats Canada 3-2 in 2016 Futsal Championship Play

QCOSTARICA - Frederico Moojen scored twice, but it wasn't enough as Canada fell 3-2 against Costa Rica on Sunday to open the group stage at the 2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship being held this week in San Jose. Erick Brenes had a pair of goals and Alejandro...

Canada Day For Costa Rican Children

(QCOSTARICA COMMUNITY) The Asociación Caritativa Canadiense is gearing up to celebrate Canada Day at our Family - Fun Fundraiser. The event is on June 27th at Hotel la Rosa America in La Garita. There is a large swimming pool, food, music, a cash bar, raffle...

Canada’s Dominic Oduro Accuses Costa Rica Fans of Racism

QCOSTARICA SPORTS - Montreal Impact winger Dominic Oduro claims fans of Alajuelense were racist towards him as the Canadian side reached its first CONCACAF Champions League final, last at the Morera Soto stadium in Alajuela. Oduro set up the opener, but, were beaten 4-2 in...

[FOTOS] Canada’s Governor General Visit To Costa Rica

On December 12 2009, Canada's Governor General, Michaelle Jean, accompanied by her husband Jean-Daniel Lafond,  made an official visit of Costa Rica. During her three day visit, the GG got a glimpse of Costa Rican life.

More Than 130,000 Canadian Tourists Come To Costa Rica

Tuesday 06 November 2012 |QTravel 130,000 visitors from Canada entered the country this year, which makes them one of the main generators of tourism for Costa Rica. Furthermore, Canada is the second biggest foreign exchange generated by tourism in Costa Rica, with $142 million last year. Canadian...

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