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2018 Presidential Elections Headed For Second Round

With less than two weeks to the 2018 presidential elections, a run-off election in April is almost guaranteed based on the latest polls that...

Central America fears for US remittances as deportations loom

(AFP) San Isidro, El Salvador: Uncertainty and fear are rising in Central American countries over how many families will manage to get by when...

A New Generation of Central American Filmmakers Are Lighting Up The Screen

Central America was united as one nation for a brief and volatile period in the mid-19th century following independence from Spain, and the Honduran...

Guatemala business leader wanted for graft seeks U.S. asylum

(Reuters) - Former Guatemalan presidential candidate Manuel Baldizon, who is wanted on graft charges, has sought asylum in the United States after he was...

ICE Selects Telia Carrier Backbone To Meet Broadband Demand

Telia Carrier, a subsidiary of Telia Company, has reached an agreement to provide its global fiber backbone to Costa Rica's state-owned telecom, the Instituto...

Good News For Renters, Not So Much For Landlords

  Thanks to a recent law reform, residential rentals in colones cannot rise above the accumulated inflation of the past 12 months. In 2018, the legal...

Court Rules Against Uber and its 83,000 Drivers

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against Uber with a verdict that affects 83,000 drivers affiliated to the technology platform. The decision follows a similar...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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Costa Rica’s Little Drummer Boy Welcomes The Gringos

QCOSTARICA by Joe Baur - Despite the research, casual reading, following local news and boning up on the language – I still had no...

Let Them Eat Lizard: Nicaragua Suggests Eating Iguanas As Food Crisis Looms

NICARAGUA NEWS - Nicaragua is in dire straights. The country - Central America’s poorest - is facing widespread hunger because of bad harvests and...

Bodies Piling Up in Caracas: Venezuela’s High Cost of Burials

Burying their dead relatives puts families heavily into debt. The cheapest burials cost VEB 180,000, including only the grave and a body bagTODAY VENEZUELA...

San Jose With No Vehicular Restrictions For Semana Santa

Q COSTA RICA – The vehicular restrictions of San Jose will be suspended for Semana Santa (Easter Week). The Policia de Transito (Traffic Police)...

Playing The Marimba

Calypso, reggae and traditional square dance. If the beauty of Costa Rica doesn’t leave you breathless, the sounds of the marimba will.