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19 September 2020 - At The Banks - BCCR

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...

This is how the tax on ATM transactions would work

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica president Carlos Alvarado on Thursday outlined the proposed new taxes that would be imposed in order to obtain a US$2.25 billion dollar loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In addition, there...

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...

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...
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Juan Santamaría Airport received 97% fewer travelers in August than a year ago

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica's air borders re-opened to international tourists on August 1. However, the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

199 Years of Independence!

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

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...

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...


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Cuba Plane Crash: Company ‘Had Safety Complaints’

Solidarity and investigations after the accident. Cuban authorities are investigating the air crash, with 113 people on board, occurred Friday at noon in Havana, the Cuban capital. The domestic flight was going from Havana...



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 Dr. Daniel Salas, especially when there is the possibility that...

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...

It’s not about the numbers… it’s the dollars

Rico's TICO Bull - A reader sent an email about the new U.S. states that are allowed entry into Costa Rica as announced Thursday...

Do you have a BAC Compass? Here’s what you should know…

Rico's TICO BULL - How many of you have a Compass, the quick pass device by BAC? They're great, aren't they? You can breeze through...

It’s Monday, who can cannot drive and what is not open and what is

Rico's TICO BULL -  It's Monday, August 17, the last day of the holiday weekend. Yet despite being a holiday Monday, it is 'business...


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

Used in the world for decades in the treatment of malaria, a month ago, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) decided to apply...

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

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Nude Hotels & Beaches in Costa Rica

Doing what we all think about – going nude in a public, is not so easy in a conservative culture like Costa Rica. What...

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

While COVID is devastating New York, California, and Washington State in the U.S.and the rest of the orbe with more than 438,000 cases and...

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

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

Who Are The Richest Men in Central America and Why

As is usual every year, Forbes magazine has released its list of richest people in the world, including that in the Caribbean and Central...

Crack Down On Prostitution In San Jose

Q COSTA RICA / Many living and visiting Costa Rica's capital city know about San Jose's other side, the side where in bars, massage...

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

(By Tarik Pierce, What’s up fellas! I’ve shared a lot of stories and information on many beautiful countries lately but there is one...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

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

  Irish actor Stuart Townsend is saying goodbye to California, putting up for sale his Malibu mansion after settling down in Costa Rica with his...


(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...


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Cronkite Borderlands Project - Panama – A spike in migrants moving north through Panama has law enforcement officials worried the country will become an international center for human trafficking. Last year, nearly 22,000 migrants from Haiti, Cuba and a number of African and Asian countries were detained after crossing the perilous Darién jungle along the...


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...


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...
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(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica's air borders re-opened to international tourists on August 1. However, the opening of commercial flights has not yet brought the Juan Santamaría airport closer to full operations. In August, 6,071 passengers passed through the principal air terminal in the country, which represented 97% less in relation to the previous year, when 213,870...
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U.S. Citizens Living in Costa Rica Can Vote in This November’s General Election

(QCOSTARICA) In a press release from the United States Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica, citizens living in Costa Rica can vote in the...
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(QCOSTARICA) It is Saturday morning and the day gives its first signs of life in Cot de Oreamuno, one of the oldest towns in Costa Rica, located 8.6 kilometers from the center of Cartago, on the route to the Irazú volcano. In this picturesque and rural place of only 15 square kilometers, precisely, the productive...


Joe Exotic Series Starring Nicolas Cage Lands At Amazon Prime

Q MAGAZINE - If a film product is good, why not grab onto its tentacles and squeeze a good chunk out of its success? According...
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