Wednesday, 23 September 2020

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,087 new cases for Sept 22; Recovered lags behind 46%

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported 1,087 new cases of COVID-19 for Tuesday, September 22, 2020, bringing the total confirmed cases to 66,689, and...

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COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,890 cases and 39 deaths in 48 hours

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported on Monday, a total...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,338 new cases for Saturday, Sept 19

(QCOSTARICA) The new norm for daily cases is 1000...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,556 new cases, deaths now reach 686

(QCOSTARICA.COM) The number of new cases reported by the...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,320 new cases and 17 deaths for Thursday, Sept 17

(QCOSTARICA) Priscilla Herrera, medical manager of Health, reported for...

The epidemiological form (Health Pass)

(QCOSTARICA) Arriving at the San Jose airport (SJO) in Costa...

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COVAX: Working for global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines

The vaccines pillar of the ACT-Accelerator, convened by CEPI GAVI...

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Some people infected with the virus have no symptoms....

Face masks could be giving people Covid-19 immunity, researchers suggest

Face masks may be inadvertently giving people Covid-19 immunity...

Face masks could be giving people Covid-19 immunity, researchers suggest

Face masks may be inadvertently giving people Covid-19 immunity...

Why experts are concerned about India’s low death toll

(CNN) India has one of the world's lowest Covid-19...

BLOGS & OPINION

It’s time for Riteve…

Update 3:35pm RICO'S DIGEST - It's that time again, time to visit Riteve. My last visit was in January, but today will be my first...

The death of Dr. Salas’ father comes at a difficult time

RICO'S DIGEST -  I have no doubt that this is a moment of great weight for the majority in Costa Rica who identify with...

The real COVID threat is Costa Rica’s limited hospital capacity

(QCOSTARICA) OP-ED - Daily we see the number of infections increase. No longer a few hundred or close to a thousand, they are over...

Letters to the editor: Kudos on the accomplishments in fighting COVID-19, but…

Letter to the editor: Thank you for allowing me to respond to this very important subject. I give the benefit of the doubt to...

Reader’s response to “When the cat is away..”

(QCOSTARICA) In response to my article, "When the cat is away.." John Breek wrote: "Or should we rather say, "when the cat is out of...

TOP NEWS

Government fears “very drastic” consequences of not agreeing with the IMF

(QCOSTARICA) The Government affirmed Tuesday night, on a national television broadcast, that the country could face "very drastic" consequences if the agreement with the...

COVID-19 was the leading cause of death in hospitals in Costa Rica during August

(QCOSTARICA) Deaths associated with COVID-19 became the leading cause of...

CNE reveals how the money from the traffic fines is used

(QCOSTARICA) Applauded by some and rejected by others, the sanitary...

Costa Rica negotiates with 6 pharma for the COVID-19 vaccine

(QCOSTARICA) The government of Costa Rica has already started talks...

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10 points to Costa Rica’s migratory situation in the face of COVID-19

(QCOSTARICA) Since last March 6, when the first case of...

COVID-19 has sent 5,000 people to hospital in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Almost 5,000 people in Costa Rica have occupied hospital...

First electric buses will hit the road in November

(QCOSTARICA) The first three electric buses that will serve the country have already arrived...

More than half a million lightning strikes have struck this year in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) The lightning count that fell on Costa Rica this...

Canadians flying to Costa Rica with Air Canada will have free COVID travel insurance

(QCOSTARICA) As part of its return to international flights, Air...

Aftermath of COVID-19: the nightmare that survivors go through

(QCOSTARICA) Achieving the status of "recovered" from COVID-19 does not...

REDAQTED

Chirripó Park once again welcomes tourists in search of fresh air and cleansing the mind

(QCOSTARICA) Starting in October, the Chirripó National Park will once again receive tourists who await landscapes of starry skies, silent mountain sunrises and fresh...

Blame the drivers: It’s not the posts, but the lack of road safety education

(QCOSTARICA) The installment of the flexible delineator folding posts on...

They did not last a day: the first flexible delineator posts on ruta 32 downed

(QCOSTARICA) The flexible delineator plastic traffic road divider on the...

Costa Rica extends tourist visas until March 2, 2021

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica's immigration service, the Dirección General de Migración...

[Photos] Hundreds of tourists flooded Prusia, eager to flee the pandemic

(QCOSTARICA) The gradual opening in the midst of the pandemic...

Allison Bonilla case: OIJ did not find anything in an alleged grave located by the search team

(QCOSTARICA) An inspection with a dog trained to detect human...

Which airlines are resuming flights to Costa Rica?

(QCOSTARICA) With the opening of borders, several airlines have resumed...

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Chirripó Park once again welcomes tourists in search of fresh air and cleansing the mind

(QCOSTARICA) Starting in October, the Chirripó National Park will once again receive tourists who await landscapes of starry skies, silent mountain sunrises and fresh...

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[Photos] Hundreds of tourists flooded Prusia, eager to flee the pandemic

(QCOSTARICA) The gradual opening in the midst of the pandemic saw hundreds of tourists to visit Prusia, that cold and enigmatic spot of the...

Fire truck that was in the 9-1-1 attack is in service in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) A fire truck that was in the 9-1-1 attack on the Twin Towers, in New York, is on Costa Rican soil and continues...

“They say the taxes are temporary”

The illustration confirms the sentiment of most, not believing that the new taxes being proposed by the government are temporary. The man, "They say the...

CHAMUCO

I was in the hardware store recently when a small...

Ants of CR could use better PR

From HOWLER Magazine - According to The Encyclopedia Britannica, ants...

Surfing with a Jaguar in Costa Rica

A wild jaguar and a surfer exchange glances at the...

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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

Funeral homes in times of pandemic: the painful challenge of the last goodbye to the COVID-19 deceased

(QCOSTARICA) A young man observes crying from the gate of the cemetery the moment...

Panama confronts human traffickers where a major migration route bottlenecks

Cronkite Borderlands Project - Panama – A spike in migrants moving north through Panama...

American tourists face bans and restrictions across the world amid shoddy pandemic response

(AOL - Yahoo Finance) The reputation and prestige once associated with a passport from...

LATIN AMERICA

Maskless Ortega receives the Torch of Independence and raises Nicaragua flag

(TODAY NICARAGUA) Amid a strong police deployment, riot police and private security, dictator Daniel...

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Government of El Salvador wants to reform the Constitution and adapt it to ‘new realities’

(Q24N) San Salvador. The government of El Salvador asked this...

In the market for an airplane, but not just any plane?

(Q24N) Friday morning, as a maintenance and training measure, the...

Cuba to begin next week human trials for its COVID-19 vaccine

(QCOSTARICA) Cuba will begin next week clinical trials in humans...

Nicaragua and the Myth of the Mestizo Nation

The April protests put many conversations on the table that...

TRAVEL

Costa Rica extends tourist visas until March 2, 2021

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica's immigration service, the Dirección General de Migración...

EXPAT FOCUS

EXPAT FOCUS - There reasons, why someone would want to become an expat and work in Costa Rica, are many and very personal. It...