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Spanish police find an unusual cocktail from Costa Rica – pineapple and cocaine

Spanish police have seized 67 kilos (148 pounds) of cocaine found inside hollowed-out pineapples discovered at Madrid's main fruit and vegetable market, Mercamadrid. The drug-stuffed fruits were among a shipment of pineapples that arrived in the Portuguese port of Setubal by ship from Costa...

Ronrico has a new line of rums flavored with coconut, lemon and pineapple

Last month, Ronrico invited the press and influencers to a lunch "between compas", where it presented its line of rums with flavors and the re-launching of the brand. Ronrico, a Caribbean rum produced in Costa Rica by Centenario Internacional, is bringing together the Caribbean and...

How Costa Rica Exporter Used Fruit to Cheat U.S. Consumers

Ricardo Rudin Mathieu ran a racket. He put labels bearing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s organic seal on boxes of pineapples grown conventionally with chemicals. Before Rudin was caught, he managed to export more than 400,000 of the phony organics to the United States and...

Construction of Biofertilizers Plant

At the end of October this year, operations will start at a plant in Guanacaste that will process leftovers from pineapple production to produce biofertilizers. The production plant is in the process of being built in the Villa del Tarso estate, in Upala, and will...

Costa Rica Ships 1st Cargo Of Pineapples to China

Q COSTA RICA - The first shipment of Costa Rica's pineapples left the Pacific port of Caldera, in Puntarenas, for Shanghai, as part of Costa Rica's initial efforts to explore the Chinese tropical fruit market. "This first shipment of pineapples to China marks a milestone...

Woman In UK Grows a PINEAPPLE After Keeping The Top Of The Plant

It was ten years before she saw the fruit of her labor, successfully growing a pineapple after keeping the top of the tropical plant for a decade at the recommendation of a friend. Tracey Aldridge, 56, told the Daily Mail in the UK she was...

Mafia Queen Admits In US Court Of Payments To Costa Rica Narcos

Q COSTA RICA NEWS / Eleonora Gigliotti, 56, considered the matriarch of an Italian family dedicated to the trafficking of cocaine in New York, United States, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and with this admits to having paid large sums of money to suppliers...

Bad Weather Cause Of Drop In Banana and Pineapple Exports

(QCOSTARICA) -- The gross volume of banana exports fell 13%, while pineapple exports are down 15% in the first trimester of the year compared to the same period in 2014. The decline reflected in the data provided by the Promotora del Comercio Exterior (Procomer) -...

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