Monday, 21 September 2020

COSTA RICA NEWS

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

(QCOSTARICA) As part of its return to international flights, Air Canada will provide free travel insurance to its customers for new bookings made between September 17 and October 31, 2020. This for international flights, like to Costa Rica, that have Canada as their origin until...

Covid-19 infection rate generally low in Costa Rica, but increases in coastal sites

(QCOSTARICA) The contagion rate of covid-19 in Costa Rica decreased slightly in the last...

Which airlines are resuming flights to Costa Rica?

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

Victim of sexual abuse in Cartago: “this has to stop”

(QCOSTARICA)  "I was walking and pushing my six-month-old son's stroller and my 11-year-old daughter...

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

(QCOSTARICA) Achieving the status of "recovered" from COVID-19 does not always mean that the person will be able to immediately return to their normal life. Many times, winning the battle against the new coronavirus leaves...

This is how the tax on ATM transactions would work

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica president Carlos Alvarado on Thursday outlined the proposed new taxes that...

Costa Rica at the gates of a tax on banking transactions

(QCOSTARICA) The economic stability proposal that the Government will present to the International Monetary...

199 Years of Independence!

(QCOSTARICA) President Carlos Alvarado called on Tuesday, September 15, during the celebration of Independence,...

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OPINIONS

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 in which his mother is buried. He is an only child, so he has no sibling in which he can...

Coming out party with a parade and a clandestine bar detonated outbreaks of COVID-19 in the southern zone of Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) A "quinceañera" party with a horse show included and a clandestine bar, detonated...

The Torch of Independence does not go out: follow the tour virtually

(QCOSTARICA) The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic disrupted the usual plans for the torch movement as...

U.S. recommends avoiding travel to Costa Rica due to high risk of covid-19

(QCOSTARICA) The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) advises Americans not to travel to Costa Rica unless it is "essential travel." This, due to the high risk of contagion of COVID-19. The CDC places Costa Rica at a level 3 (out of three): 1,...

Eyes will be on Ngöbes who come to save coffee harvest amid pandemic

(QCOSTARICA) Hundreds of eyes will closely follow the journey of the indigenous Ngöbes among...

“Old normality”: Ruta 27 reported long lines as vacations headed for the beaches

(QCOSTARICA) Thousands sought to take advantage of the long weekend so they decided to...

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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 Ortega received this Saturday the flame of the “Torch of freedom and fraternity”, which runs through Central American countries, on the occasion of the 199th anniversary of the Independence of...

REST OF LATIN AMERICA

Peru begins trials on 6,000 volunteers of Chinese vaccine against covid-19

(Q24N) Lima, Peru - The clinical trial phase of a potential Chinese vaccine against COVID-19 began this Wednesday, September 9, in Peru, where it will be applied by two local universities to 6,000 volunteers. "This Wednesday and Thursday we began to apply the vaccines," said...

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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 to fulfill its function of helping people. Jairo Hernández, from Soporte Vital (Life Support), ensures that the vehicle continues to function without any failure, even in the front it bears the American flag and shields in memory of the 343 firefighters who fell on September 11, 2001. The truck is in El...

RUTA 506

7 more states authorized for Sep 15; California for Oct 1

(QCOSTARICA) The Minister of Tourism, Gustavo Seguro, just announced the authorization of 8 more states, bringing the total to 20. Starting September 15, residents of the states Pennsylvania, Colorado, Massachusetts (previously announced), Washington, Wyoming, Oregon,...

Which airlines are resuming flights to Costa Rica?

(QCOSTARICA) With the opening of borders, several airlines have resumed flights, others have modified their flight schedules, while others are still not serving Costa Rica. Currently, tourists from Canada, the European Union (Schengen zone), the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea,...

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

(QCOSTARICA) As part of its return to international flights, Air Canada will provide free travel insurance to its customers for new bookings made between...

EXPAT FOCUS

Expat Focus: Working in Costa Rica

EXPAT FOCUS - There reasons, why someone would want to become an expat and work in Costa Rica, are many and very personal. It could be the weather, the adventures, and the reasonable cost of living. However, you cannot simply arrive, bags in hand, and...
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Q MAGAZINE - If a film product is good, why not grab onto its tentacles and squeeze a good chunk out of its success? According to Deadline, Amazon Prime Video has taken in for development a scripted series starring Nicolas Cage as the infamous Joe Exotic, made a household name by the hugely popular Netflix...

The end of an era: ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ will say goodbye in season 20

Q MAGAZINE - Everything comes to an end, even the Kardashians. The most famous...

Tica model Juliana Herz is one of the faces of Kylie Jenner’s new cosmetics collection

(QMAGAZINE) Costa Rican model Juliana Herz continues to make her way in the US market. The Tica is now part of the faces of...

‘Miel Gibson’, A venture born of desperation

AFP - Chilean teacher Yohana Agurto is the living expression that every crisis can become an opportunity. With no income from the pandemic, she...

Kim Kardashian promotes Costa Rica again on her social networks

(Q MAGAZINE) "A memory from Costa Rica. When it is safe to travel again, where do you plan to go?” With this question on...

Costa Rica Setting For Fake Adam Sandler Movie Taking The Internet By Storm

(Indie Wire) The internet is often a hellscape, but every so often a gift comes along like “Jacked Up.” Reddit user LundgrensFrontKick is going...

NEWS

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

(QCOSTARICA) As part of its return to international flights, Air Canada will provide free...

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

This is how the tax on ATM transactions would work

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica president Carlos Alvarado on Thursday outlined the proposed new taxes that...

FRONT PAGE

Immigration postpones re-opening to October

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica's immigration service, the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME), last-minute...

TICO BULL

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...

HEALTH

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Some people infected with the virus have no symptoms. When the virus does cause...

SPORTS

Keylor Navas Has COVID

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica's Keylor Navas has COVID-19, as reported by the French newspaper L'Equipe....

FEATURED

Costa Rica: Could drug-law reform for women open door to wider change?

San José, Costa Rica—When Sandra was arrested for smuggling drugs into a men’s prison...
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The Ministry of Health remains the official source for any news regarding COVID-19 in Costa Rica.

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Chinese tech products the love of Costa Rican consumers

(QCOSTARICA) Tech products made in China have begun to gain...

US company announces purchase of Telefónica (Movistar) in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Liberty Latin America announced the signing of a definitive...

Costa Rica puts off analog blackout’s second stage to July 2021

Due to the advance of the Coronavirus pandemic globally,...

The iPhone 12 arrives in September but without headphones or charger

(QCOSTARICA) Apple's new flagship, the Phone 12, is expected to...

iPhone SE Arrives In Costa Rica Tomorrow (April 29)

Starting tomorrow, April 29, the cheapest iPhone created by Apple,...

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