Thursday, 3 December 2020

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: new daily dases drop dramatically; hospitalizations way up

QCOSTARICA - For three consecutive days, the numbers of new cases has been below 1,000 daily, on Tuesday, December 1, the Ministry of Health...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: Finally Health updates pandemic numbers

QCOSTARICA - After three days of silence, the Ministry of...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: 12 deaths and 1,330 new cases for Wednesday

QCOSTARICA - For Wednesday, November 25, 2020, the Ministry...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: 895 new cases and 21 deaths for Tuesday, November 24

QCOSTARICA -  The director of Health reported Tuesday 895...

The latest on the coronavirus covid-19 in Costa Rica

141,340
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 3 December 2020 12:38 am
1,739
Total deaths
Updated on 3 December 2020 12:38 am

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ALL CORONAVIRUS

Vaccination will be ‘a necessity’ for international flights, says Qantas chief

FINANCIAL TIMES - Qantas plans to insist that passengers...

Italy to start distributing Covid-19 vaccine at the end of January

(CNN) ROME - Italy wants to start distributing a...

How a Covid-19 vaccine could change travel for good

(CNN) — It was the good news that gave...

WHO: The pandemic is “far from over”

QCOSTARICA - COVID-19 "is far from over," warned Maria...

BLOGS & OPINION

Sign our petition for the foreigner’s driver’s license exemption

QCOSTARICA - In several days, foreigners (tourists) who have been in the country for more than three months will not be able to drive...

What mistakes? Asks Head of AyA

QCOSTARICA - Perhaps you weren't one of the thousands affected by the mistakes in billing by the water utility, the Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA),...

A Tale of two real estate conmen in Costa Rica

An excerpt from Christopher Howard’s new book, ”The Costa Rica Chronicles – a glimpse of a magical and lost time”. Many foreigners who come to...

Will we see the 50% reduction in the 2021 Marchamo? I think so, yes…

RICO'S TICO BULL - On Thursday, on the legislative agenda was the thing (bill) about the reduction of the 2021 Marchamo. Had it been...

The Marchamo dilemma

OPINION - In less than two weeks, on November 1, unless there is a setback, the 2021 Marchamo goes on sale. Some publications on social...

TOP STORIES

Costa Rica government spends more on wages than the average of any region in the world

QCOSTARICA - It has been said over and over that Costa Rica is the Switzerland of Central America. But when the two are compaired,...

Grupo Lala to close operations in Costa Rica to focus on markets in Nicaragua and Guatemala

QCOSTARICA - The Mexican company, Grupo Lala, announced this Tuesday,...

Happy “No Army” Day!

QCOSTARICA - Today, December 1, is a legal holiday in...

Traffic congestion reaches highest levels during pandemic

QCOSTARICA - "Black Friday" was combined with the "long" weekend...

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AyA Out of Control: Ombudswoman denounces utility

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's Ombudswoman, Catalina Crespo, denounced that the...

Ghost lodging: the new way to scam families on vacation

QCOSTARICA - If it seems better than expected, the ads...

minimize the risks of contagion of covid-19 this end of the year

QCOSTARICA - You cannot cover the sun with one finger and look the other...

Inamu asks intervention of Telegram group sharing intimate photos of women in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres (Inamu) -...

We understand why older people like them more now

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's new twenty rojos* bill was rolled...

Criminals Use Dating Website to Extort People

QCOSTARICA - Criminals discovered a new way to obtain money...

REDAQTED

ECLAC: Foreign investment in Latin America will fall around 50% in 2020

QCOSTARICA - The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) estimates that Latin America and the Caribbean is the region forecast to...

COVID-19 the leading cause of deaths in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - COVID-19 is already the leading cause of death...

Does Costa Rica Tourism Have a Post-Pandemic Future?

QCOSTARICA - There's no doubt that global tourism has been...

The sanitary vehicle restrictions for December

QCOSTARICA - Drivers will not have to learn new rules...

The global airline with no passengers, no cargo and flies just one way

(CNN) — The team at Jet Test and Transport runs...

Cold front will arrive in the country starting this Tuesday

QCOSTARICA - Cold front #4 will arrive in the country...

Government makes clear its disinterest in regulating Uber

QCOSTARICA - The government of Carlos Alvarado has no intention...

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FINCA PARAISO

Happy “No Army” Day!

QCOSTARICA - Today, December 1, is a legal holiday in Costa Rica. Although the country had the day off on Monday, today there are...

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The bicycle, fashion in Costa Rica in times of covid-19

QCOSTARICA - The bike (bici in Spanish), in fact, along with masks, face shields, alcohol gel and hand washing liquid soap, is one of...

Turrialba Volcano will once again amaze visitors with guided tours from sunrise

QCOSTARICA - With a string of walks that will begin...

Traditional Christmas lighting in San Joaquín de Flores canceled due to the pandemic

QCOSTARICA - For two decades, Christmas has been lived in...

Bill wants Hollywood to film movies again in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Seeing Costa Rica in a Hollywood movie is...

LIGHTER SIDE OF COSTA RICA

Why is the president not paying attention to the AyA crisis?

The president of the AyA (water and sewer utility) has...

Government dialogue concludes with many intentions and few concrete proposals 

Government dialogue concludes with many intentions and few concrete proposals

AyA billing disaster puts Ticos in trouble

AyA billing disaster puts Ticos in trouble: utillity does not...

MOST READ - TOP 10

Hydroxychloroquine: the drug Costa Rica uses successfully to fight covid-19

Used in the world for decades in the treatment of...

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

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks,...

Nude Hotels & Beaches in Costa Rica

Doing what we all think about – going nude in...

The Best Place to be in the world before, during and after COVID-19

While COVID is devastating New York, California, and Washington State...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina...

Who Are The Richest Men in Central America and Why

As is usual every year, Forbes magazine has released its...

Crack Down On Prostitution In San Jose

Q COSTA RICA / Many living and visiting Costa Rica's...

10 Reasons Why Black Men Should Visit Costa Rica (List)

(By Tarik Pierce, Expatkings.com) What’s up fellas! I’ve shared a...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public...

Irish actor Stuart Townsend Selling Malibu Mansion For New Life in Costa Rica

  Irish actor Stuart Townsend is saying goodbye to California, putting...

REPORTS

Call for a Redoubled Commitment to Eradicating the “Shadow Pandemic” of Violence against Women and Girls in the Region

QREPORTS (ECLAC) - Latin America and the Caribbean has been a pioneer in forging...

Cuba: Barter for intimacy the most natural thing in the world

HAVANA TIMES – Cuba’s employment situation is difficult. Some retain their jobs, others have...

On the Back of the Pandemic, the Militarization of Latin America is Gathering Momentum, Analysts Warn

(QREPORTS) During the Covid-19 pandemic, armed forces in Latin America have been taking on...

LATIN AMERICA

Mexico received a request for the sanitary registration of the vaccine from BioNtech / Pfizer

Q24N - The alliance of Germany's BioTech, which developed the vaccine against COVID-19, and...

CUBA: Rare protest held against artist crackdown

TODAY CUBA – More...

Western Union closes in Cuba due to U.S. sanctions

(Q24N) The financial services...

Electoral campaign in Venezuela centered on economic issue

(Prensa Latina) The elections...

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Nicaragua still the country with the greatest mobility in Central America in times of pandemic

TODAY NICARAGUA – Eight months after the first case of...

Bossa Nova’s birthplace closes due to Covid-19 in Brazil

(Prensa Latina) Casa Villarino, one of the cradles of the...

19 dead and 45 injured in traffic accident in Waslala, Matagalpa

TODAY NICARAGUA – The overturning of a truck left 16...

Protesters set fire to the Guatemalan Congress

Q24N - Hundreds of Guatemalans burned Congress headquarters on Saturday...

TRAVEL

Does Costa Rica Tourism Have a Post-Pandemic Future?

QCOSTARICA - There's no doubt that global tourism has been...

EXPAT FOCUS

LONELY PLANET -  Twenty-one years ago, Costa Rica was the first country I had ever visited outside the United States. Since that first trip,...

Sign our petition for the foreigner’s driver’s license exemption

QCOSTARICA - In several days, foreigners (tourists) who have been...

Foreigners will NOT have their driving privileges extended past Nov 18

QCOSTARICA - Usually, foreigners can use their foreign driver's license...

A Tale of two real estate conmen in Costa Rica

An excerpt from Christopher Howard’s new book, ”The Costa Rica...

From Boomers to Zoomers

QCOSTARICA - We are now in the Zoom era. For...