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In Costa Rica, “Women are born in a hunting ground with their legs, hands and mouth tied”

In her "foros" (forum) article published in La Nacion Thursday, February 14, 2019, professor and researcher at the University of Costa Rica (UCR), Isabel Gamboa Barboza, relates her story of the reality of being a girl and a woman in Costa Rica. In her article...

IBM Announces US$21 Million Investment in IT Service Center Expansion

IBM announced that it will invest US$21 million in expanding the operations of its Security Services Center in Costa Rica, which includes the extension of facilities and staff training. With the investment the company will make during 2019, the operations center will become IBM's largest...

Costa Rica is “officially amazing” thanks to its Guinness World Records™

Costa Rica is "officially amazing" according to Guinness World Records™. And Inés Sánchez de Revuelta tops with two: that of the longest educational program in history (worldwide) and that of the host of the longest running TV educational show TeleClub (Costa Rica) first broadcast...

Legislative proposal seeks three months paternity leave

Legislator Enrique Sanchez of the Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC) is exploring the possibility of presenting a bill so that fathers are entitled to a paid paternity leave for a period of three months. This would be much more ambitious than bill 20.670 that was discussed...

Donald Trump Employed illegal Tico Workers To Build N.J. Golf Club, Reveals ‘The Washington Post’

On Friday, the Washington Post published a damning report of the full scope of how the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey went out of its way to employ undocumented immigrants for years, many of whom were from the town of Santa...

Costa Rica Extradites Cuban Drug Dealer

Cuba's Minister of the Interior reports the cooperation with Costa Rica authorities in the extradition of Cuban Neftaly Garcia Testa to the island. The Interpol Office in Havana had issued an arrest warrant for Garcia, identified as an organizer of frustrated drug shipments to Cuba...

What countries can’t you visit with an American passport?

Yes. Holders of U.S. (American) passports may currently travel to 186 countries without having to obtain a visa in advance of travel. These countries allow either visa-free entry or issue visas on arrival. But, a U.S. passport does not guarantee entry to any country. Each...

Five, Now The Number of Women Alleging Oscar Arias of Sexual Assault

Five is now the number of women who have come forward, accusing former president and Nobel Laureate, Oscar Arias, of sexual assault or misconduct. On Wednesday, Marta Araya Marroni, 53-year-old editor of a book "Con Velas, Timón y Compass" by Arias, said that when she...

“Politically Motivated”

All the charges are politically motivated, argues Oscar Arias at the preliminary hearing in the Crucitas illegal mining case.

Italy Seizes 650 Kg Cocaine Shipped Via Costa Rica

Italian authorities report the seizure of 650 kg of cocaine in the northwestern port of Livorno earlier this month, more than double the entire amount seized there last year, originating from Central America. The street value of the seized cocaine, discovered on January 15 stuffed...

treehouse-style hotel in Costa Rica has been voted the best in the world by TripAdvisor

Every year at this time TripAdvisor announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice Awards in which it picks out the crème de la crème of hotels and B&Bs around the world. The winning accommodation is based on the millions of reviews it gathered from real...

“My” Full Lunar Eclipse Last Night (Photos)

With clear skies over most of Costa Rica, the total eclipse of the moon Sunday night was something that couldn't be missed. It couldn't have been a more perfect night. From my front yard (and back) in Santa Ana I had the perfect seat from my...

In Jacó You Can Get A Burger For US$499

It is common to see hamburger commercials at prices to get you in the door, but what about a special burger for US$499? Well, at Ridiculous Burgers, in Jaco center (in front of the Red Cross) that's the price for one of their special burgers....

Young Koreans arrived in Cartago, their journey to World Youth Day 2019 begins

A group from South Korea arrived in Costa Rica this week ahead of the World Youth Day event that will begin in Panama on January 22. The group from the Archdiocese of Seoul, led by the auxiliary bishop Msgr. Pietro Chung Soon-taek arrived in Cartago for...

Dos Pinos Scaling Down In The Region, Cuts 100 Jobs

The dairy cooperative Dos Pinos centralized the support services of its regional operation in a single unit to standardize the technological processes and for better business practices, for which it will reduce around 100 jobs in the administrative and managerial area. According to Francisco Arias,...

Ticos And The Train!

More TICO BULL: Playing Chicken With The Train!    

Costa Rica’s New Chancellor Will Have A “More Active Role” In The Crisis in Nicaragua and Venezuela

President Carlos Alvarado said on Tuesday his government will give greater impetus to the approach of the crisis in Nicaragua and Venezuela, as part of a new phase in the foreign policy of the country. The president made the statement was made during the official...

Charly Jordan Gets Conked With A Shower Head While Vacationing in Costa Rica

CONFIDENTIAL - Charly Jordan, the Los Angeles-based model and DJ, experience a shower failure while filming a steamy video of herself showering in a red bikini while on vacation in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. The Las Vegas native who Costa Rica for two years while growing...

28 criminals were killed while committing crimes in 2018, A 155% Increase Over 2017

A number never before seen: 28 criminals were killed while committing a crime during 2018. Most cases happened during assaults according to data provided by the Minister of Security, Michael Soto Rojas. Soto explained that in 2017 there were 11 "events" where criminals were shot...

Filmed in Costa Rica, footage shows how a ‘scuba-diving’ lizard can breathe underwater

Scientists have discovered how lizards breathe underwater by using a bubble of air trapped on their nose. It had previously been thought that the reptiles held their breath for up to 16 minutes when they submerged. But close scrutiny of new footage of a land-dwelling river...

19,000 Pilgrims Will Leave Costa Rica To Meet the Pope Francis in Panama

To meet Pope Francis, some 19,000 pilgrims will leave Costa Rica, crossing the border into Panama during XXXIV World Youth Day being held between January 22 and 27. The event is a gather of young people from all over the world with Pontiff, in a...

Turrialba Continues Spewing Ash

Although the intensity of the ash eruptions has been reduced in comparison with the last five days, the Turrialba volcano remains active. On Saturday night the colossus stopped all activity, but Sunday morning the volcano emanated ash again. The ash column rose some 300 meters...

Uber is the second most used public transport service in Costa Rica, according to UNA

What's your most often used means of public transport? Your second? If you said Uber to the latter, a recent study by the Instituto de Estudios Sociales en Población (IDESPO), of the Universidad Nacional (UNA) - Institute of Social Studies in Population of the...

220 kilometers in an electric vehicle will cost only ¢1,200 colones

Can you imagine traveling some 220 kilometers, about the distance between San Jose and Liberia in Guanacaste, for only ¢1,200 colones? In a typical gasoline engined vehicle the cost is about ¢15,000 colones; however, in an electric vehicle about US$2 is all it costs for...

Costa Rica named as a host nation for Gold Cup 2019

Costa Rica's Estadio Nacional (National Stadium) will be the site of the first two Group B matches for next summer's edition of Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) championship. Costa Rica's first match in the 2019 Gold Cup will be played...

Costa Rica ratifies commitment to the peaceful development of atomic energy

Costa Rica's Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Epsy Campbell Barr, reiterated on Wednesday the country's commitment to the peaceful development of atomic energy, during the Ministerial Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) taking place in Vienna, which Costa Rica co-chairs together...

All Inclusive Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica Offers Web Exclusive Black Friday Savings

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lights, camera, ACTION! Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica has announced a limited-time Web Exclusive offer this Black Friday and Cyber Monday for vacationers seeking to experience the glamorous and exclusive Peninsula Papagayo in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. This unbelievable...

Nicaragua qualifies president Carlos Alvarado as ‘ill-educated, meddlesome, contemptuous and snoopy’

The government of Daniel Ortega did not hold anything back to offend President Carlos Alvarado for his criticism of the internal situation in Nicaragua. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua issued a statement Friday where it calls Alvarado, among others things, "ill-educated, meddlesome, contemptuous...

She found a chocolate farm in Costa Rica … and stayed

(CNN Business) After graduating with a degree in architecture in the United Kingdom, Vicki Chandler was ready to do something "hands on." So when a friend asked her to help design a house in Costa Rica, she jumped at the chance. It was there that...

Wall Street Sours on Costa Rica

(Bloomberg Business) In a part of the world known for guerrillas, drug runners and fleeing emigrees, Costa Rica has long been the exception. It was an oasis of tranquility and stability -- the Switzerland of Central America, some took to calling it. American retirees flocked...

Exceptional Villas Expands to Costa Rica

/EINPresswire.com/ -- The world’s leading luxury vacation rental company, Exceptional Villas has expanded its portfolio and is pleased to introduce Costa Rica as its newest destination. Costa Rica is one of the most incredible destinations in the world. Costa Rica (literally the rich coast), is...

They charged ¢3,000 ($5) For Crossing Illegally Into Costa Rica

The Policía de Fronteras (Border Police) at the Los Chiles border post with Nicaragua, in the north, detained two alleged human traffickers on Friday. The men were surprised by the border police when they were entering the country through an illegal crossing with a group...

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