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As of July, foreigners who want to reside in Costa Rica must have all their shots

Starting in July, foreigners who apply for temporary or permanent residence in Costa Rica...
The dollar exchange this month of May is presenting an atypical behavior with respect to its historical behavior. Generally, between April and October, the price...

Bad Times for Costa Rica’s Agricultural Sector

The decline in exports of the agricultural sector reported in the first quarter, coupled...

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Automercado Continues With Expansion

The high end supermarket chain Automercado is expanding, as it...

Keylor Says Goodbye!

This Sunday's game for the Real Madrid was a carousel...

FIFCO Reduces Costa Rican Brewery’s Environmental Footprint

The Florida Ice & Farm Company (FIFCO) is reducing its...

Impressive photo of the lightning strike on the San Rafael de Heredia church

Circulating in social networks is this photo of the lightning...

Papilloma vaccination will begin in schools to protect girls from cervical cancer

Starting on June 3, all schools in the country, public...

WHAT OTHERS ARE READING

Trump Is Basically The American Berlusconi!

(Q24N) Orlando D'Adamo, Universidad de Belgrano  - How is Donald...

Costa Rica Looking To UAE Investments For The Logistics Sector

(Abu Dhabi) Costa Rica is aiming to become a major...

Texas Tech opens new campus in Costa Rica

Compared to countries in Asia and the Gulf that host...

Street Food Friday: Rice and Beans Three Ways in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA TRAVEL - Now that you know the country's...

Grandmother Empties Out House of Matapalo Massacre Victims

QCOSTRICA - The national child welfare agency, the Patronato Nacional...

Guatemalan Justice Seizes Ex-President Ranches and Bank Account

A Guatemalan court has ordered the confiscation of a bank...

Costa Rica Government Spends ¢28.5 million Colones To Shore Up Image of Presidenta

How much does it cost to maintain an image? Well,...

Starting In December, All Businesses Must Accept Plastic

The Law Against Fiscal Fraud (Ley Contra el Fraude Fiscal)...

[OP-ED] WHAT’S HOT ON THE INTERNET… NOT SEX

Sure, if you want a woman or man just click...

Eruption Closes Volcan Poas Park

COSTA RICA NEWS -- Authorities Monday morning closed the Parque...

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LATIN AMERICA

CRISIS IN VENEZUELA

Venezuela is experiencing the worst economic crisis for a country without war, experts say

MARACAIBO, Venezuela — Zimbabwe’s collapse under Robert Mugabe. The fall of the Soviet Union. Cuba’s disastrous unraveling in the 1990s. People shopping for unrefrigerated offal...

Venezuelans angry having to wait hours for fuel as shortages worsen

Gasoline shortages in Venezuela have become a regular occurrence, particularly in border regions where smuggling to neighboring countries is rife, the result of generous...

Adiós gringo? Venezuela & Russia negotiating swap of US dollar for ruble in bilateral trade

Venezuela is in talks with Russia over the possibility of using the Russian ruble in mutual trade settlements and abandoning U.S. dollar transactions, according...

5 killed when plane crashes into sea after takeoff in Honduras

Five people, four Americans and a Canadian were killed when a small plane crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from an airport in...
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‘Don’t get comfortable’: Trump says CA migrants will be ‘sent home’

U.S. President Donald Trump has called on Democrats to vote for his immigration reform...

Sergio Ramirez: I See No Future for the Ortega Regime

For the award-winning Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramirez Mercado, the Ortega dictatorship makes a “futile”...

Cuban visits to Nicaragua up 900%

(AP) — More than 5,000 Cubans have visited Nicaragua so far this year, a...

REPORTS

Extortion in Central America

Insightcrime.org - Extortion in Central America comes in many forms and targets different victims....

The 40-year itch: Populism and polarization threaten Latin America

It was one of the greatest waves of democratization ever. In 1977 all but...

TODAY COSTA RICA

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The Birds of Sierpe

This is a “snake” that birds love. Birds and snakes are generally not a good mix. Some birds prey heavily on smaller snakes (e.g....
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American Football Today – May 18th

A note from Ms. Elle about on the biggest annual...

Conservation charity honors campaign to save Costa Rica’s hammerhead sharks from illegal fishing

A conservationist striving to protect hammerhead sharks in Costa Rica...

The tradition of natural fiber in Costa Rica

The 2018 Costa Rican National Prize for the Patrimony of...

President Doesn’t Measure Up!

Industrialists reject (Carlos) Alvarado in the fight against poverty and unemployment

Legislator Proposes “College Of Hair Stylists”

Legislator proposes a "Colegio de Estilistas" - a body akin to the College of...

TRAVEL

Top Eco Tourism Destinations in the World

If you consider yourself to be a fan of ecotourism, the involvement of fragile and pristine lands and touring these natural areas, you may...

Some people just don’t seem to know how to travel

INSIDER - At every airport and on every flight, you'll...

Why you shouldn’t ignore Costa Rica’s capital

(CNN Travel) San José is the capital and most populous...

Tips for Ticos – Book a Serviced Apartment When Visiting the UK

When traveling to the UK from Central or South America,...

What does your typical day look like when you are living in Costa Rica?

The question, "What does your typical day look like when you are living in...

Home Invasion, Everyone’s Worst Fear: Reflections of a victim

Home invasion. We were victims of a professional, well-planned home invasion. It is everyone’s...

What are the most in-demand skills for freelancing?

The prospects for freelancers are said to be enormous as long as they keep...

Q MAGAZINE

Often mistaken for grandmother and granddaughter, lesbian couple say they are getting married

They say that age is only a number, that in love there is no...
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Debi Nova will give a concert at La Avispa for...

Costa Rican singer-songwriter Debi Nova announced that she will give...

John Singleton taken off life support, dead at 51

After having experienced pain in his legs during a run...

“I slept with my best friend 22 days before she...

In a month and a half, the actor and 'influencer'...

Nicole Carboni

Nicole Marie Carboni Renault (better known as Nicole Carboni) is a well known model...

Netflix for Easter Week: 15 Religious Themed Movies and Series

This Semana Santa (Easter Week), if you are one of...

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

Costa Rica model and Miss Costa Rica 2014, Karina Ramos,...

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NATIONAL

Government inaction allowed1.6 tons of cocaine pass through Moin megaport

APM Terminals confirmed that the container loaded with bananas with 1,600 kilograms of cocaine that were seized in a port in Rotterdam, the Netherlands,...

“Eternal appeals” frustrate the start of works in two sections of the Interamericana Norte

For this month, the expansion work on the section of the Interamericana Norte highway between Limonal and Barranca (Puntarenas), should have been underway. At least...

When Is Too Many Pets Too Many? When Does It Become Animal Hoarding?

Last year the National Animal Health Service - Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (SENASA) -  attended 69 cases of people who hoard pets in...

San Jose airport authorities to get tough on illegal taxis

Authorities of the Juan Santamaría (San Jose) airport committed themselves with airport taxi drivers (orange taxis) operating at the terminal to tighten the surveillance...

Urine and vandalism mar the facade of the Teatro Nacional

At 122 years old, it is not surprising that the Teatro Nacional (National Theater) suffers a permanent process of deterioration associated with natural causes...

BUSINESS

Automercado Continues With Expansion

The high end supermarket chain Automercado is expanding, as it plans to launch during the second half of the year a new sales point...

Businesses to be fined if they do not accept plastic

Although not as common as it used to be, a business not accepting plastic still occurs. But starting in July, with the entry of...

Dollar Exchange Shows Atypical Behavior in May

The dollar exchange this month of May is presenting an atypical behavior with respect to its historical behavior. Generally, between April and October, the price...

Bad Times for Costa Rica’s Agricultural Sector

The decline in exports of the agricultural sector reported in the first quarter, coupled with the lack of rainfall, has caused that the beginning...

Dollar exchange reaches lowest for the year

Today, the dollar exchange set by the Banco Central (BCCR) is at ¢586.70 for the buy and ¢592.66 for the sell, the lowest in...

POLITICS

As of July, foreigners who want to reside in Costa Rica must have all their shots

Starting in July, foreigners who apply for temporary or permanent residence in Costa Rica in will have to comply with the national vaccination program. To...

Russia Ready to Diversify Costa Rica’s Energy Market Monopolized by US

Russia is willing to help Costa Rica diversify its petroleum products market, which at present is fully dependent on the United States, said Alexey...

State institutions to withhold money from delinquent employers

Legislators approved in first debate a bill that authorizes state institutions to withhold payment from companies delinquent with the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social...

Taxi Drivers Announce A Protest Against Uber. Again.

(QCostarica.com) On May 8 taxi drivers will again take to the streets to protest against the legalization of Uber. Javier Cortés, leader of the "fuerza...

Legislator proposes to punish the illegal practice of hairdressing and malpractice

Legislator Marulin Azofeifa, of the Nueva República, presented a bill that would create a "Colegio de Estilistas y Afines" - a College for hair...

TECH

Huawei-Costa Rica “will continue to provide security updates” of its brand of smartphones

Are Huawei smartphones the most favorite brand in Costa Rica? But more important, will the hundreds of thousands of users of Huawei samrtphones in...

Sextortion: in recent months there has been a peak of activity

As explained by Kaspersky Lab, 'sextortion' (sextorsión in Spanish) is a form of sexual blackmail in which cybercriminals have private content of users (usually...

Why Online Gaming Has Become So Popular in Costa Rica

With scores of tourists visiting each year, Costa Rica is tapping into the potential of the gaming industry to keep its guests entertained and...

Grupo CMA authorized as local distributor of Apple corporate services

The Grupo CMA announced that it became an Apple authorized distributor of corporate services in Costa Rica, obtaining approval from the US firm after...

Keeping Your Customers Happy in the Digital Age

In this era, the internet has become an integral part of people’s lives. It is used to do just about everything and carry out...

HEALTH

As of July, foreigners who want to reside in Costa Rica must have all their shots

Starting in July, foreigners who apply for temporary or permanent residence in Costa Rica in will have to comply with the national vaccination program. To...

Papilloma vaccination will begin in schools to protect girls from cervical cancer

Starting on June 3, all schools in the country, public and private, will begin the program to vaccinate the first group of 35,150 10-year-old...

Making line …

Making line is what happens when the health service, telephone, banking, insurance, etc is monopolized. Perhaps, the worst is the lines at the EBAIS -...

89-year-old woman about to lose her sight has to wait to 2021 for cataract surgery

"It hurts me as to how they send me from one place to another. It's what I tell my granddaughter: what they do is...

Costa RicaMinistry of Health approves “morning after pill”

The Ministry of Health approved today, Thursday, the health registration for Levonorgestrel, the so-called morning-after pill (pastilla del día después in Spanish), an emergency...

TRAVEL

Top Eco Tourism Destinations in the World

If you consider yourself to be a fan of ecotourism, the involvement of fragile and pristine lands and touring these natural areas, you may...

Some people just don’t seem to know how to travel

INSIDER - At every airport and on every flight, you'll find the person who doesn't stow their tray away after their belongings go through...

Why you shouldn’t ignore Costa Rica’s capital

(CNN Travel) San José is the capital and most populous city of Costa Rica, but it tends to be treated as little more than...

Tips for Ticos – Book a Serviced Apartment When Visiting the UK

When traveling to the UK from Central or South America, it’s like stepping off the plane into another dimension. Even with the Internet and...

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...

PURA VIDA

The Birds of Sierpe

This is a “snake” that birds love. Birds and snakes are generally not a good mix. Some birds prey heavily on smaller snakes (e.g....

American Football Today – May 18th

A note from Ms. Elle about on the biggest annual American Football event in Costa Rica! today, May 18th, happening at Estadio Municipal San...

Conservation charity honors campaign to save Costa Rica’s hammerhead sharks from illegal fishing

A conservationist striving to protect hammerhead sharks in Costa Rica has been honored with a prestigious Whitley Award* by HRH The Princess Royal on...

The tradition of natural fiber in Costa Rica

The 2018 Costa Rican National Prize for the Patrimony of Intangible Culture (Premio Nacional al Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial Emilia Prieto) was awarded to Juan...

Are coffee farms for the birds? Yes and no

By University of Utah - Over 11 field seasons, between 1999 and 2010, ornithologist Cagan Sekercioglu trekked through the forests and coffee fields of...

WORLD

Extortion in Central America

Insightcrime.org - Extortion in Central America comes in many forms and targets different victims. The actors behind it also vary, as does the way...

The 40-year itch: Populism and polarization threaten Latin America

It was one of the greatest waves of democratization ever. In 1977 all but three of the 20 countries in Latin America were dictatorships...

Latin American Migrants Turn to Train Hopping Amid Crackdown in Mexico

Migrants from Latin American countries have once again resorted to illegal freight train hopping in an attempt to evade measures aimed at curbing illegal...

Posting Dead. By 2070 Dead Facebook Users Could Overtake the Living

Accounts of dead people on Facebook will soon overtake living ones by 2070. New statistics released by Oxford University authors have opened the door...

Socialism: The Problem of Venezuela (and Latin America)

The economic, political and social disaster of Venezuela is the result of leading a nation to socialism. There are two ways to achieve this...