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Nicaraguans in Costa Rica used pictures of the dead in protest

The community of Nicaraguans in exile in San Jose, Costa Rica, commemorated the anniversary of the start of demonstrations against the Government of Nicaragua with a Via Crucis in which the 14 Stations of the Cross were decorated with photos of the deceased stood...

Costa Rica has the fourth most expensive city in Latin America

Only three cities in Latin America are more expensive than San José, according to an analysis of the El Orden Mundial (EOM) - World Order. Costa Rica's capital city as positioned behind the capitals of Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Panama. The ranking includes 15 cities and...

Vacation Traffic Collapses Major Routes

Headed for the beach this long weekend? Better arm yourself with patience for the ride to and then the ride back. Globalvia has been cautioning drivers for the last couple of days on Twitter and their website of the tremendous congestion on the Ruta 27...

KLM Will Begin Flying To Liberia Starting October 29

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will, starting October 29, offer four weekly flights connecting Amsterdam with the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Guanacaste. The service includes a two-hour intermediate stop at the Juan Santamaría International (SJO) airport in San Jose. Flights are scheduled for Tuesdays,...

Voracious fire in La Carpio leaves seven dead: five adults and two children

A voracious fire this Saturday morning inLa Carpio, in La Uruca, San José, completely consumed a structure and left seven people dead: five adults and two children. The alarm went off at 3:54 am confirmed the Bomberos (fire department). "It is a single two storey structure,...

Models At War: Karina Ramos Sues Nicole Carboni For ¢135 Million

Costa Rica model and Miss Costa Rica 2014, Karina Ramos, is suing model and beauty pageant contestant Nicole Carboni and Multimedios Costa Rica, for ¢135 million colones (almost half a million dollars) for insults and defamation. The lawsuit was filed in the Primer Circuito Judicial...

Suprise Downpour Tuesday Afternoon (Photos & Video)

There is still some weeks to go before the rainy season, yet a freak storm Tuesday morning, with heavy rains and strong winds, caused damage in several areas of the greater metropolitan area of San Jose, causing more than usual afternoon traffic chaos. One of...

Imagine if… only if…

Imagine if... only if... the ruta 27 would be even close this 75.9 km Sandu-Libo expressway just complete in SW China's Guizhou Province. The landscape and topography is pretty similar to that of Costa Rica west to the Pacific coast. Sit back, imagine what the trip...

International arrivals by air grew 7.8% in the first two months of the year

International arrivals by air grew by 7.8% in the first two months of the year compared to 2018, as confirmed by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, the Instituto Costarricense de Tursimo (ICT). Between January and February, 499,693 arrivals to Costa Rica by both international airports,...

WeWork Starts Operations in Costa Rica

Press Release (Cinde)-  New York-headquartered WeWork announces the opening of operations in San Jose, Costa Rica and is expected to be operational by the end of 2019. The company, with over 101 locations globally, aims to transform the local business while leveraging Costa Rica as...

Man Decides To Manually Operate The Train Level Crossing in Heredia Center (Video)

From the corner of ONLY IN COSTA RICA, Accidendes de Costa Rica posted on their Facebook page his video that, according to version they received, a driver gets off the car and operated manually... without anyone's authorization, the train level crossing at the intersection...

Male Porn Star Coming To Costa Rica: “It Does Not Matter The Size But How You Move It”

Víktor Rom, a well-known international porn star, will visit Costa Rica for the first time next week for two shows, but before that, he gave a little boost to the self-esteem to some saying that "size" is not important. Rom, 38, "Best porn actor" in...

Woman Run Over By Train Trying To Save Her Dog

Doña Yolanda Brenes Pérez, 67, every day took her daughter's 'perrita' (puppy) for a walk. She would take Jendry's poodle for walk around her house, in the neighborhood of Corazón de Jesús in Sabana Sur. But, Wednesday afternoon Doña Yolanda decided to walk a little...

The New Fines For Not Respecting The Train

With 42 votes in favor, legislators approved a bill that makes partial amendments to the Traffic Law, to fine for drivers related to incidents with the commuter train, such as disregarding the train's right of way and points for crashing into the train. Specifically, the...

The Incofer Will Not Increase Rates Until It Improves Train Service

With good sense, the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (Incofer) Costa Rican Railway - admitted it will not request a fare increase in train services until it improves quality for the benefit of users. The first step planned by the railway is the contracting of an...

Costa Rica joins countries that close airspace to the Boeing 737 MAX

Costa Rica's Dirección General de Aviación Civil - Civil Aviation - on Wednesday, March 13 announced that, until further notice, the operation of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 aircraft in the Costa Rican airspace is prohibited. The Director of Civil Aviation,...

Iglesia La Soledad in San José

Night photo of the Iglesia La Soledad en San José (Church of Our Lady of La Soledad by Jaime Cruz. The church is located in the heart of downtown. It was built in the mid-nineteenth century and was incorporated into the Historical and Architectural Heritage...

11-month-old baby dies after accident in “andadera”

An 11-month-old baby died Tuesday morning at the Hospital Nacional de Niños (HNN) - Children's Hospital in San Jose - after falling into a ditch when moving in a baby walker or "andaderas" in Spanish. Olga Arguedas, director of the children's medical center, confirmed the...

In 3 Months, 47 Train Level Crossings Damage, 9 Destroyed

It's been three months since the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) - transport ministry - began installing train level crossings in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) of San Jose. And it's been three months that drivers have had a new target to...

Passengers risk their lives every day when they travel the train

Dangling from the doors, risking their lives, is a common every was to travel on the 'tren urbano' (commuter train) in Costa Rica. Some users even ride in the space between two moving cars because the train is completely full. The worst of the cases...

Luck And Expertise Avoided Tragedy in Monday’s Plane Crash In San Jose

"It's falling. It's falling", were the last words by the pilot of the small plane that crashed into the Virilla canyon Monday morning, when luck intervened and through the expertise of the pilot, co-pilot and control tower, a tragedy was avoided. Pilot Eladio Salazar Barrionuevo,33,...

Surprise Rainfall In The Central Valley Friday Afternoon

This is the dry or summer season. It is not supposed to rain. Thus few, if any, carry an umbrella during this time of year. But boy would it have it come in hand Friday afternoon in the greater metropolitan area of San Jose...

American Airlines will let passengers take private helicopters to avoid long lines

For you next flight to and/or from Costa Rica from New York or Los Angeles, you might want to consider taking a helicopter. No, not all the way of course, but to and from the airports at JFK or LAX. Fast Company reports American Airlines...

The Keys Didn’t Work As Maduro’s Diplomats Try To Re-Enter The Venezuela Embassy In San Jose

Nicolas Maduro's diplomatic team in Costa Rica denounced that Juan Guaido appointed ambassador, Maria Faria, froze the Venezuela embassy's accounts at the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR). Norma Borges, who failed to re-enter Venezuelan Embassy in Los Yoses, after Faría agreed to leave the property...

Guaidó Appointee Hands Over Keys To The Venezuela Embassy in San Jose

The takeover of the Venezuela Embassy in San Jose came to an end Thursday, when Juan Guaido's appointee, Maria Faria, handed over the keys of diplomatic mission to a notary, with the intention of giving them to the officials appointed by Nicolás Maduro who...

Maduro Government Rejected Opposition’s Takeover of The Venezuela Embassy in San Jose

The government of Nicolas Maduro rejected the actions of opposition legislator and who declared himself an "interim president" late last month, Juan Guaido's appointee in Costa Rica forcibly entering the Venezuelan embassy in Costa Rica. “The thieves of a group of strangers entered the headquarters of...

AyA intensifies water rationing in San Jose metropolitan area

In Moravia, Desamparados, Alajuelita and Hatillos alone almost 60,000 residents are struggling to meet needs in their homes and businesses due to water rationing this week. Thousands more are affected in other communities as the national water authority, the Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados...

Know the names of the “cuatrillizas” born in the Hospital México on Monday

Monserrat, Ariana, Paula and Karina are the names of the "cuatrillizas" (quadruplets) born Monday morning in the Hospital Mexico in San Jose. The births were at 9:33 am, 9:35 a, 9:36 a, and 9:38 am. The mother, from Liberia, Guanacaste, Jerlis Vazquez Briceño, is doing...

11 Month Old Killed By Dog

An eleven-month-old baby died on Monday morning in hospital, the victim of the injuries she suffered after being bitten by a dog. The attack took place in the small house, located in San Gabriel de Calle Blancos de Goicoechea, in San José, around 10:30...

Welcome to Costa Rica. Wait…wait…wait…wait…wait…wait…wait…ok, you are cleared to enter (or leave)!

Rico's TICO BULL - Good morning, what a crazy day in paradise on Saturday. A system failure of the Poder Judicial (Judiciary) that the country's immigration service connects to had thousands arriving or leaving Costa Rica wait for hours at the San Jose airport. I...

“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...

TICO BULL: Playing Chicken With The Train!

Rico's TICO BULL - In less than a month that the new train level crossings went into operation in 23 train crossings, there have already been six incidents of drivers slamming into the barriers. In their defense, some drivers complain of alleged "inconsistencies" in the...

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