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PriceSmart Santa Ana To Open in Late 2017

PriceSmart Santa Ana To Open in Late 2017

Q BUSINESS – PriceSmart, the largest operator of membership warehouse clubs in Central America and the Caribbean, says it will invest more than US$12 million dollars in its new point of sale to be located in Santa Ana. The new store, the 7th in Costa Rica and 40th globally, to be located about on the […]

Mexico Faces A Great Opponent In Costa Rica’s Sele

Mexico Faces A Great Opponent In Costa Rica’s Sele

Q SPORTS, CUERNAVACA, Mexico – Costa Ricans are euphoric as the national team, the Seleccion Nacional or “Sele” readies to face Mexico, in a World Cup qualifying match today in Mexico City. As these top two teams in the CONCACAF’s Hexagonal table square off, the home team is expecting a strong showing from the visitors. […]

My Half Minute With “El Presidente”

My Half Minute With “El Presidente”

A selfie with El Presidente, Saturday, March 11, Parque Viva in La Guacima RICO’S JOURNAL – Sporting a goatee, a white Guayabera shirt and dark sunglasses, Luis Guillermo Solis walked among the crowd taking in, like me, the 1st semi-final Paella Valenciana contest. It was Saturday morning. My friend Scott called, insisted I get out […]

Costa Rica Considers Higher Taxes On Foreign Truckers

Costa Rica Considers Higher Taxes On Foreign Truckers

Q COSTA RICA – The Costa Rican Government is to consider hiking taxes on foreign haulers. Meetings were held with domestic companies after protests concerning competition from other neighboring countries. The Government and local firms reached an agreement that lawmakers will consider hiking the current 15 percent income tax rate charge to 20 percent and […]

First Lady of the Revolution: The Henrietta Boggs Story

First Lady of the Revolution: The Henrietta Boggs Story

Q COSTA RICA  – While visiting an aunt and uncle in the exotic countryside of Costa Rica, a young Southern Belle from Alabama accepted a ride on the back of a motorcycle belonging to a charismatic local farmer. That ride would propel her into history-literally. Henrietta Boggs (b. 1918), originally from Birmingham, Alabama fell in […]

Mexico Files WTO Complaint Against Costa Rica Over Avocado Imports Ban

Mexico Files WTO Complaint Against Costa Rica Over Avocado Imports Ban

Q COSTA RICA – On Wednesday Mexico launched a trade complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Costa Rica’s restrictions on imports of fresh avocados from Mexico, the WTO said in a statement. The request for consultations formally initiates a dispute in the WTO. Consultations give the parties an opportunity to discuss the matter […]

There’s no such thing as gender equality if you’re a woman in politics

There’s no such thing as gender equality if you’re a woman in politics

By Virginia García Beaudoux, University of Buenos Aires – In my work as a gender and communications specialist I have met – and in some cases professionally advised – female ministers, legislators, mayors, community leaders and judges across the world, from the Dominican Republic and Honduras to the Netherlands and Sweden. I’m Argentinean, so the […]

March 8, International Women’s Day: Yes, We Still Need To Protest

March 8, International Women’s Day: Yes, We Still Need To Protest

Q COSTA RICA – Once again women around the world will take to the streets on March 8, International Women’s Day in support of women’s rights and gender equality around the world. While it may seem that we women should be content with the gains that we’ve made, there are still gender based major problems […]

Costa Rica Living In… The World’s Most Welcoming Countries

Costa Rica Living In… The World’s Most Welcoming Countries

Q TRAVEL (By Lindsey Galloway, BBC.com) Costa Rica is among five spots, according to BBC.com, expats will likely be greeted with a warm welcome, a helping hand and a friendly smile. The BBC.com reports says that for many expats, finding new friends can ease the often overwhelming task of adjusting to a new life abroad. […]

We’re ‘In Love’, Claims Scott Disick’s Costa Rica Mystery Woman

We’re ‘In Love’, Claims Scott Disick’s Costa Rica Mystery Woman

COSTA RICA EXTRA (Hollywoodlife.com) The jig is up! Bella Banos claims she’s the mystery woman who joined Scott Disick during his Costa Rican trip with the Kardashians. The bikini model says they’re ‘in love’ and have known each other for two years! Here’s all the juicy details! Bella Banos in Costa Rica from Instagram. It […]

Costa Rica’s Paraside Setting Wasn’t Enough For Scott Disick’s Proposal To Kourtney Kardashian

Costa Rica’s Paraside Setting Wasn’t Enough For Scott Disick’s Proposal To Kourtney Kardashian

Us Weekly  magazine reported that Scott didn’t have a ring and simply told her ‘let’s get married,’ to which she responded with ‘no;’ seen on January 31 in Calabasas, CA COSTA RICA EXTRA – Kourtney Kardashian reportedly rejected a marriage proposal from Scott Disick on her family vacation in Costa Rica. “Scott proposed to Kourtney,” […]

Is Costa Rica The World’s Happiest, Greenest Country?

Is Costa Rica The World’s Happiest, Greenest Country?

(Q24N) Costa Rica was the most environmentally advanced and happiest place on earth last year, followed by Mexico, Colombia, Vanuatu and Vietnam. That was the conclusion of the World Economic Forum’s Happy Planet Index, which recently released its 2016 ranking of “where in the world people are using ecological resources most efficiently to live long, […]

Costa Rica Among The 12 Best Countries for Americans Who Want to, Y’Know… Live Abroad All of a Sudden

Costa Rica Among The 12 Best Countries for Americans Who Want to, Y’Know… Live Abroad All of a Sudden

(Q TRAVEL via Thrillist.com) America’s classic shut-down line is “Love it or leave it,” which, strictly speaking, is a false choice. You can love your country and leave it. Now might be one of those times. Where to go, though, is an open question. Americans are much better at welcoming immigrants than emigrating themselves, but […]

Costa Rica No. 4 Of The World’s 10 Best Places to Retire in 2017

Costa Rica No. 4 Of The World’s 10 Best Places to Retire in 2017

From International Living – For just over a quarter of a century, International Living has ranked, rated, and named the best retirement destinations in the world. Each year we’ve refined and improved the process, bringing new categories and considerations into play, gathering new data, and asking more and better questions of a greater number of […]

Costa Rica Among The Countries With The Best Healthcare In The World

Costa Rica Among The Countries With The Best Healthcare In The World

(Q24N )From International Living – One of the main concerns of any person looking to retire overseas is the quality of healthcare. Is it possible to get medical treatment as good as what’s available in the U.S. and Canada? The answer…a resounding yes. Sometimes it’s even better than what’s on offer at home, and at […]

People Renting Houses and Apartments For Less Than A Month Must Pay Sales And Income Tax

People Renting Houses and Apartments For Less Than A Month Must Pay Sales And Income Tax

Q COSTA RICA – Rentals of houses, apartments and condominiums for a period of less than one month is subject to sales and income tax, indicates the Ministry of Finance (Ministerio de Hacienda) in a clarification of the new law to improve the fight against tax fraud, published in La Gaceta on December 20, 2016. […]

HURRICANE WATCH ISSUED FOR COSTA RICA AND SOUTHERN NICARAGUA

HURRICANE WATCH ISSUED FOR COSTA RICA AND SOUTHERN NICARAGUA

…Otto To Become Hurricane Today… Q COSTA RICA NEWS – The US National Hurricane Center, based in Miami, changed its forecast and said that Tropical Storm Otto will become a Hurricane “this Tuesday,” and not Wednesday, as announced on Monday. The call continues for a voluntary evacuation and the people in the affected areas to […]

Hilton Announced Upscale Hotel For The Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica

Hilton Announced Upscale Hotel For The Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA TRAVEL – Hilton on Friday announced the signing of the Botánika Osa Peninsula to Curio – A Collection by Hilton. As Hilton’s rapidly-expanding global collection of distinctive upper upscale hotels, Curio caters to passionate travelers seeking local discovery and authentic experiences. Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, is slated […]

Costa Rica Among 5 Best Places to Move to if You Don’t Like the Election Results

Costa Rica Among 5 Best Places to Move to if You Don’t Like the Election Results

(QTRAVEL) Amy Schumer said she’d move to Spain. Bryan Cranston said he’d move to Canada. Jon Stewart said he’ll move to another planet. At last count, 23 celebrities have claimed they’ll leave the country if their preferred candidate doesn’t win the presidential election…. Celebrities—and anybody else who’s found themselves saying, “I’m outta here”—take note: Many […]

Germany, Costa Rica To Avoid Double Tax Starting Jan 1

Germany, Costa Rica To Avoid Double Tax Starting Jan 1

(QCOSTARICA) Global Tax News –  German’s Finance Ministry on October 24 confirmed that the double tax avoidance treaty between Germany and Costa Rica will apply from January 1, 2017. The treaty, signed on February 13, 2014, is the first such agreement between Germany and Costa Rica, and contains the OECD standard for exchange of information […]

Ethan Ewing and Silvana Lima claim Costa Rica pro victories

Ethan Ewing and Silvana Lima claim Costa Rica pro victories

From Surfersvillage Global Surf News – After an action-packed final day of competition at the World Surf League (WSL) Essential Costa Rica Open Pro Men’s and Women’s Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000,  Ethan Ewing (AUS) and Silvana Lima (BRA) were crowned the 2016 inaugural champions. In continued, three-to-four foot conditions streaming through Esterillos Este Ewing and Lima earned a valuable 3,000 […]

Solis and Varela Meet To Discuss Migrant Crisis in Costa Rica and Panama

Solis and Varela Meet To Discuss Migrant Crisis in Costa Rica and Panama

(QCOSTARICA) Panama President Juan Carlos Varela and Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solis confirmed Friday they started talks with other countries in the region to find ways of distributing migrants currenlty living in camps in Panama and Costa Rica. The two leaders met in Boquete, Chiriquí province, Varela extending the invitation to Solis, who was […]

Crocodiles Not Figured In Essential Costa Rica Pro Quarterfinals

Crocodiles Not Figured In Essential Costa Rica Pro Quarterfinals

(Sufersillage.com) Esterillos Este, Parrita, Costa Rica – A massive day of competition got underway at the World Surf League (WSL) Essential Costa Rica Open Pro Men’s and Women’s Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000. The Pacific Ocean provided a new swell that offered competitors excellent scoring potential at the exotic beachbreak of Esterillos Este. Quarterfinal draws are […]

Three Nations Create Giant Reserves for Ocean Life

Three Nations Create Giant Reserves for Ocean Life

(Q24N) from National Geographic | Concern over a worldwide decline in marine life prompted the presidents of Ecuador, Colombia, and Costa Rica to announce agreements Friday to increase protection of some of the most biodiverse ocean waters. The agreements bring the marine reserves off the three nations to 83,600 square miles. Ecuador and Costa Rica […]

Central America’s Dangerous Gamble: Militarization and Crime

Central America’s Dangerous Gamble: Militarization and Crime

(Q24N) Insightcrime.org  – A new report indicates that Central American states have increasingly relied on the military to fight crime with help from the United States, a decision which may bear consequences for human rights and levels of violence within the young democracies. The Costa Rica based State of the Nation Program (Programa Estado de […]

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