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“He Is Very Happy That He Is Going To Heaven”: Son of Colombian Executed in China

“He Is Very Happy That He Is Going To Heaven”: Son of Colombian Executed in China

Ismael Arciniegas, 72 years of age, is the first Colombian to be executed by China for drug trafficking. TODAY COLOMBIA – Ismael Arciniegas is the first Colombian to executed in China for drug trafficking.The execution is took place on 27 February 2017. Colombia’s Foreign Ministry on Monday protested to China in a last-minute diplomatic effort […]

Costa Rica Embassy in China Website Hacked. But Was It A Current Government Website?

Costa Rica Embassy in China Website Hacked. But Was It A Current Government Website?

Q COSTA RICA NEWS – Circulating the internet news for the last couple of days is the hacking of the Costa Rica Embassy in China website by the popular hacker Kapustkiy, who continues to target websites of embassies across the world. According to several reports, Kapustkiy accessed the Costaricaembassycn.com website database containing 280 login credentials, […]

BBC’s Hardtalk With President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis

BBC’s Hardtalk With President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis

QCOSTARICA – HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur talks to the President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis. In the 23 minute interview, President Solis talks about he is certain that he will succeed in his mandate and is willing to discuss the legalization of cocaine and marijuana in Costa Rica. The interview aired on the BBC on […]

China Wants To Talk

China Wants To Talk

QCOSTARICA – Last week, Costa Rica’s State refinery, the Refinadora Costarricense de Petroleo (RECOPE) decidedt to abandon the US$1.5 billion dollar refinery project upgrade it was working with the China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC). Today (Monday) the Chinese have called for talks. In 2009, RECOPE and CNPC formed a company called SORESCO, to build a […]

New U.S. Ambassador To Costa Rica Says “There Is A Need to Assist In Teaching English”

New U.S. Ambassador To Costa Rica Says “There Is A Need to Assist In Teaching English”

(qCOSTARICA) After waiting almost to two years (from his nomination) to take charge at the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica, Stafford Fitzgerald Haney, the second black ambassador in the history of United States-Costa Rica relations, says “there is need to assist in teaching English.’ In an interview with La Nacion, while the children wandered the […]

China, Colombia Launch Free Trade Talks

China, Colombia Launch Free Trade Talks

(TODAY COLOMBIA) –– China and Colombia have expressed an interest in signing a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA). Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Bogotá, Colombia, on May 21, 2015, to explore opportunities to deepen trade ties with the South American nation. Following a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, the Chinese Premier told reporters […]

China Warns That Without A Protection Treaty Investors Will Not Come To Costa Rica

China Warns That Without A Protection Treaty Investors Will Not Come To Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Chinese entrepreneurs interested in setting up businesses in the country continue to wait for the approval of the Legislative Assembly of the agreement between Costa Rica and China for the Promotion and Protection of Investments (Acuerdo entre Costa Rica y China para la Promoción y Protección de las Inversiones). The economic and commercial counselor […]

CHEC Company Says It Can’t Build At A Loss

CHEC Company Says It Can’t Build At A Loss

QCOSTARICA – Representatives of the Chinese construction company, CHEC, awarded the contract to expand the Ruta 32 (San José – Limon) road, says the work comes out at a higher cost than initially agreed with the government. “We want this road to be good for all and are willing to cooperate, we could do it […]

Costa Rican Ambassador to China Has Only A High School Diploma

Costa Rican Ambassador to China Has Only A High School Diploma

QCOSTARICA – All it takes to become a Costa Rica ambassador around the world is a high school diploma. Such is the case of Ricardo León, Costa Rica’s ambassador to China. According to the Foreign Ministry’s official website, León, who was appointed by President Luis Guillermo Solís in September 2014, has only a high school […]

Government Retracts Over Presidential Plane Offered by China

Government Retracts Over Presidential Plane Offered by China

QCOSTARICA – Through a press release, the Ministry of the Presidency (Ministerio de la Presidencia) today belies the assertion made yesterday by the Minister of the Presidency, Melvin Jiménez, that China offered President Luis Guillermo Solís a presidential plane. The government now says that the plane would be used by the security forces, in aerial […]