Tuesday 18 February 2020

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We Haven’t Hit Bottom Yet

Jobs are in short supply in Costa Rica as a result of low levels of investment while sales of goods and services are dwindling;...

GUILTY! Guard Sentenced To 16 Years For Murder of Carla Stefaniak

Bismark Espinoza Martínez, the security guard at the hotel where American-Venezuelan tourist spent her last night alive in Costa Rica, has been found guilty. Espinoza, the only accused of killing Carla Stefaniak, was sentenced on...

How Much Does It Costa To Hire A Hitman In Costa Rica?

How much does it cost to hire someone to have someone killed in Costa...

Unclear Future for Costa Rica’s Commercial Sector

In Costa Rica, the commercial sector faces major challenges such as informality and unemployment;...
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How is a real relocation/retirement tour different than a relocation/real estate tour?

When I started my relocation tours during the early 1990s they were more  ‘tourist-oriented'...

Costa Rica Usury Rate Defined

Legislators of the Legislative Committee on Tax Matters negotiated to establish a ceiling of...

Former OIJ agent points to guard for the murder for American-Venezuelan tourist Carla Stefaniak

The trial for the murder of Carla Stefaniak is winding down, with closing arguments...

Unacceptable to intervene journalist’s telehones in order to know their sources

The College of Journalists of Costa Rica and the Institute of Press and Freedom...

Record Durg Seisure: 5 tons of cocaine found in container at Limon Terminal

Almost six tons of cocaine headed for the European market were found in a...

18 years in prison for the murder Carla Stefaniak

The Ministerio Public (Prosecutor's Office) is asking for 68 years in prison Bismarck Espinoza...

In less than a month Costa Rica will have the test to determine suspecious cases of coronavirus

In less than a month, the new COVID-19 could be detected in the country...

Who is affected by the lifting of bank secrecy?

The decision of the Ministry of Finance to once again discuss the lifting of...


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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...





How is a real relocation/retirement tour different than a relocation/real estate tour?

When I started my relocation tours during the early 1990s they were more  ‘tourist-oriented' in that they included a visit to the Irazú Volcano and a trip by catamaran to Isla Tortuga among other...

Moving to Costa Rica? Here Is How Your Legal Due Diligence Can Be Made Easy. And Save You Money.

I have practiced law in Costa Rica for over seventeen years. Prior to moving to Costa Rica in 1998, I had practiced law in...

Former President Pacheco: “I am a little old but well”

Three former presidents were caught on camera voting in Sunday's municipal elections: Abel Pacheco (2002-2006), Miguel Angel Rodrigues (1998-2002) and Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014). Pacheco, who...

Canadian Tourist Overcharged For Ice Cream in Costa Rica

Rico's TICO BULL  - $4,000 for ice cream in Costa Rica? I don't think so. At least not for Canadian tourist David Kindrat as...

A Selfie With The President

In how many countries can one find the "mandatario" (President) shopping at the local supermarket and on a December 24th no less? And in...


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...

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...

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, Expatkings.com) What’s up fellas! I’ve shared a lot of stories and information on many beautiful countries lately but there is one...

14 in Costa Rican Have Changed Their Color Of Their Eyes

If having blue eyes is a dream of yours, you can be part of a test group of Stroma Medical, a U.S. based company...

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...

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...

[BLOG] Costa Rica’s Postal (Zip) Codes

TICO BULL - I thought to post a list of Costa Rica's postal code, no you didn't read it wrong, the system has actually...


More from Today Costa Rica
(Billboard) Deep in the jungles of Costa Rica, the origami stage of Ocaso Festival shimmers in fractal explosions of color. More than 20,000 LEDs trace the 80-plus production panels, seemingly glowing from within. At the center of this pulsing lotus, Maceo Plex takes the stage, and the roughly 5,000 attendees segue into a kind of collective euphoria. The...


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ILO News – The labor markets of Latin America and the Caribbean are going through a moment of uncertainty, which can be seen in a slight rise in the regional unemployment rate and these signs of instability could get worse in 2020. These key findings were presented today during the launch of the 2019...


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Graft-busting goes into reverse in Central America

(Bloomberg) Latin America's war on corruption is something to celebrate. In the last few years, 11 presidents have either been driven from office or...

Warren Buffett’s Son Is Spending $200 Million to Help Colombia Kick Its Cocaine Curse

(AP) — With Colombian military snipers in position, Howard Buffett descends from a helicopter and trudges through the wet grass in steel-toe boots chewed...
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A tent with a skylight? These new camps in Costa Rica, Canada and the American Southwest range from simple and modern to borderline decadent. In the foothills of the Cariboo Mountains, Siwash Lake lodge reopened last summer, two years after a devastating wildfire. The lodge launched Siwash Star Camp, two canvas tents set on a...
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How is a real relocation/retirement tour different than a relocation/real estate tour?

When I started my relocation tours during the early 1990s they were more  ‘tourist-oriented' in that they included a visit to the Irazú Volcano...
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The photos are from the Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT) Facebook page. The location is Casamata, in the area of Cerro de la Muerte, on the ruta 2, the Interamericana Sur, between Cartago and Perez Zeledon. But it could be any one of the many roads outside the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) that...


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Natalia Carvajal on Karina Ramos: “We Couldn’t Be More Different”

They couldn't be more different, like water and oil, but that does not stop the former beauty queens Natalia Carvajal and Karina Ramos from...
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