Wednesday, 25 November 2020

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This week begins the transition to the dry season in the Central Valley and Guanacaste

QCOSTARICA - The transition to the dry season in the Central Valley and the Guanacaste (North Pacific) will begin this...
QCOSTARICA - The pace with which COVID-19 vaccines are being developed worries some people, who fear they are not safe products. Both Leandra Abarca, coordinator...

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Volaris Costa Rica resumed operations on Monday

QCOSTARICA - Volaris Costa Rica resumed operations in Central America as of this Monday, November 23,...

Costa Rica to buy 14 “ultra low temperature” freezers to store COVID-19 vaccines

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica began the process to acquire equipment that it will need for the...

Traveller’s Tale: Costa Rica has reopened to travelers. Here’s what it’s like to visit

LONELY PLANET -  Twenty-one years ago, Costa Rica was the first country I had ever visited...

Limonal and Cañas expansion six months behind schedule

QCOSTARICA - The 21 km extension, better yet, expansion, of the Interamericana Norte highway between Limonal...

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

QCOSTARICA - With a string of walks that will begin at 5 am and will continue...

Dengue cases in 2020 already exceed all cases in 2019

QCOSTARICA - As the Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Salas, remarked Friday during the noon press...

When in Rome, ‘Forbidden to talk about the coronavirus’

QWORLD - The message is clear and posted for everyone to see: "It is forbidden to...

WHAT OTHERS ARE READING

Up Close: Miss Universe Costa Rica Carolina Rodriguez

Get to know Miss Universe Costa Rica Carolina Rodriguez...

Coco Marina Set to Begin Construction Soon

It has been more than five years since public officials...

The World’s Insane And Ever Expanding Drug Lexicon

Drugs themselves are crazy enough, but what they're called can...

Transito Accepts Not Being Able To Control Street Racing (Piques)

QCOSTARICA - Residents of La Sabana, Rohrmoser, Pavas and Cartago...

ICE Issues Credit For Loss of Cellular and Mobile Internet Services

A strange text message popped up Sunday morning on Kolbi...

Votes In Nicaragua “Are Counted Beforehand” Criticizes Writer and Former Ortega Vice-President

  Nicaraguan writer and former vice-president in the Ortega 1985-1990 administration,...

A True Story……

It is hard not to single out the Caja Costarricense...

It’s on the internet, so it must be real!

Rico's TICO BULL - The district south of downtown and...

Red Cross Calls On People To Keep Donating

The Cruz Roja (Costa Rican Red Cross) thanked donors for...

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LATIN AMERICA

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

(Prensa Latina) Casa Villarino, one of the cradles of the bossa nova music movement...

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

TODAY NICARAGUA – The overturning of a truck left 16 people dead and 45...

Protesters set fire to the Guatemalan Congress

Q24N - Hundreds of Guatemalans burned Congress headquarters on Saturday in protest at the...

Remittances grow in Nicaragua despite the coronavirus pandemic

“Everybody sends money to family members for their daily subsistence and to help them...

At least twelve dead in the landslide in Nicaragua; more than 15 others missing

TODAY NICARAGUA - At least twelve people died in a landslide in the Macizo...

REPORTS

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...

When in Rome, ‘Forbidden to talk about the coronavirus’

QWORLD - The message is clear and posted for everyone to see: "It is...

Jill Biden, the future first lady who wants to continue teaching

QREPORTS -  Jill Biden is no stranger to the glare of the political spotlight....

TODAY COSTA RICA

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 at 5 am and...

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...

107 years and two pandemics: The story of the Tico carpenter Juan Gabriel Hernández

QCOSTARICA -  In an orange armchair located next to the...

LIGHTER SIDE of COSTA RICA

Costa Rica in sugar war with Canada and Brazil

The Costa Rica government's ideological protectionism puts us in trouble and strains the business...

Alvarado Administration Falls to Lowest Levels of Popularity

The administration of Carlos Alvarado fell to the lowest level of popularity in the...

AyA president does not see any error in high bills to its customers

What mistakes? AyA president does not see any error in high bills to its...

TRAVEL

Volaris Costa Rica resumed operations on Monday

QCOSTARICA - Volaris Costa Rica resumed operations in Central America as of this Monday, November 23, after several months slowed down by the effects...

Canada’s largest city going on Covid lockdown

QTRAVEL - Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, on Friday warned so-called Canadian "snowbirds," many of whom travel to the US and Mexico during Canadian...

Canada’s largest city going on Covid lockdown

QTRAVEL - Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, on Friday warned...

American Airlines eliminates change fees in trips from Central America

QTRAVEL - American Airlines announced on Thursday, November 19, the...

Costa Rica promotes itself as a sustainable sanctuary in Germany

QCOSTARICA - Under the motto, “Costa Rica, my destination as...

EXPAT FOCUS

Traveller’s Tale: Costa Rica has reopened to travelers. Here’s what it’s like to visit

LONELY PLANET -  Twenty-one years ago, Costa Rica was the first country I had...

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

QCOSTARICA - In several days, foreigners (tourists) who have been in the country for...

Foreigners will NOT have their driving privileges extended past Nov 18

QCOSTARICA - Usually, foreigners can use their foreign driver's license for a period of...

Q MAGAZINE

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Third time was the charm: Ivonne Cerdas is the new Miss Costa Rica

QMAGAZINE - As it was rumored, the Miss Costa Rica 2020 crown had the...

Blind singer will choose the new Miss Costa Rica

QFARANDULA - It is said that everything enters through the eyes and more if...

Paulina Porizkova has a ‘total nervous breakdown’ at Costa Rica...

QMAGAZINE (via Yahoo) Paulina Porizkova says she had a “total...

Kinsey Wolanski Flaunts Her Overflowing Cleavage And Jaw-Dropping Booty In...

QMAGAZINE (via Inquisitor) - Kinsey Wolanski gave her Instagram followers...

Reinas join OIJ to help women who suffer physical and...

QCOSTARICA - A few months ago, after being in an...

Brenda Castro

"Someday we'll find what we're looking for, or maybe not; maybe we'll find something...

‘Someone has to die’: Netflix portrays racism and the persecution...

Q ENTERTAINMENT - Someone Has to Die (Spanish: Alguien Tiene...

KISS concert in Costa Rica definitively canceled

QENTERTIANMENT - Move Concerts announced this Tuesday, October 13, that...

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NATIONAL

This week begins the transition to the dry season in the Central Valley and Guanacaste

QCOSTARICA - The transition to the dry season in the Central Valley and the Guanacaste (North Pacific) will begin this week, as these areas...

Puntarenas reaches the highest number of homicides in the last five years

QCOSTARICA - With the homicide of a 61-year-old man this Sunday, in Puntarenas, the province reaches 77 murders, the highest number in the last...

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

QCOSTARICA - With a string of walks that will begin at 5 am and will continue every hour until 10 am, in groups of...

Protesters fail to block streets again: 11 arrested

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rican roads were once again interrupted by illegal roadblocks, the Ministry of Public Security (MSP) reported on Friday night. However, protesters failed...

Woman promised a 15-year-old to meet with father to bring her to Costa Rica and exploit her sexually

QCOSTARICA - A woman, facing eight to sixteen in prison, accused of smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons for the purpose of sexual...

BUSINESS

Pressure on dollar exchange begins to give ground: Will it be sustainable?

QCOSTARICA - After peaking on November 11, at ¢616.58 according to the Banco Central (Central Bank) average, the exchange rate seems to be losing...

Dollar drops ¢10 this week due to year-end seasonality

QCOSTARICA - The dollar exchange fell ¢10.38 this week as a result of the traditional sales of foreign currency made by companies to pay...

Restaurants ask for vehicle restriction to start at midnight

QCOSTARICA - The Costa Rican Chamber of Restaurants (Cacore) launched a new campaign directed at the government to modify the hours of the vehicle...

Pandemic hits employment for women the hardest

QCOSTARICA - The gaps that COVID-19 will leave on Costa Rican society will be profound. Its depth is already noticeable and suffers in social...

Changes in consumption lead Coca-Cola to alcoholic beverages in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Business challenges come for everyone: seeking to diversify its market, Coca-Cola entered the hard seltzer segment, and for the first time will...

POLITICS

Costa Rica backs U.N. treaty to combat forced labor

HQ (Reuters) Costa Rica vowed on Monday to ramp up its fight against modern slavery by signing a United Nations treaty that requires countries...

New president of Peru also has Costa Rican nationality

QCOSTARICA - This Monday, amid a political crisis, Francisco Sagasti Hochhausler was elected as the new president of Peru, being the third to hold...

Costa Rica legislators endorse medicinal use of cannabis

QCOSTARICA - The bill that would authorize the medicinal and therapeutic use of cannabis and the food and industrial use of hemp is advancing...

President Alvarado hits rock bottom in popular opinion

QCOSTARICA - Dissatisfaction with President Carlos Alvarado reached 66%, the highest levels since November 2018, thus being the second-worst qualified president, according to the...

Former Costa Rican presidents celebrate Biden’s victory

QCOSTARICA - Far from the neutrality on political and international issues to which they were obliged when they held the Presidency, several former presidents...

TECH

Apple will pay $113 million settlement for intentionally slowing down old iPhones

(BUSINESS INSIDER) Apple will pay a $113 million settlement in an investigation into the company's practice of intentionally slowing old iPhones down, a move...

Chinese tech products the love of Costa Rican consumers

(QCOSTARICA) Tech products made in China have begun to gain the acceptance and taste of Costa Ricans, where it is increasingly common to see...

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

(QCOSTARICA) Liberty Latin America announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the purchase of the operations of the Spanish company Telefónica (operating under...

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

Due to the advance of the Coronavirus pandemic globally, the government of Carlos Alvarado made the decision to put off the deadline for...

The iPhone 12 arrives in September but without headphones or charger

(QCOSTARICA) Apple's new flagship, the Phone 12, is expected to arrive in September as usual, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. But it will not include EarPods...

HEALTH

Children’s Museum cancels its traditional lighting

QCOSTARICA - Although this year the traditional lighting of the Museo de los Niños (Children's Museum), which year after year attracted thousands of families...

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

FINANCIAL TIMES - Qantas plans to insist that passengers on international flights have been vaccinated against Covid-19 before boarding its planes once any jab...

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

(CNN) ROME - Italy wants to start distributing a Covid-19 vaccine at the end of January, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Monday during an...

Costa Rica to buy 14 “ultra low temperature” freezers to store COVID-19 vaccines

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica began the process to acquire equipment that it will need for the future application and storage of the vaccine against...

chorotega Region promotes campaign to promote mental health and prevent suicidal behavior in times of COVID-19

QCOSTARICA - Product of the joint work of the Ministry of Health (through the Health Governing Area of ​​La Cruz), Universidad Estatal a Distancia...

TRAVEL

Volaris Costa Rica resumed operations on Monday

QCOSTARICA - Volaris Costa Rica resumed operations in Central America as of this Monday, November 23, after several months slowed down by the effects...

Canada’s largest city going on Covid lockdown

QTRAVEL - Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, on Friday warned so-called Canadian "snowbirds," many of whom travel to the US and Mexico during Canadian...

American Airlines eliminates change fees in trips from Central America

QTRAVEL - American Airlines announced on Thursday, November 19, the immediate elimination of the US$200 fee for changing the ticket from Central and South...

Costa Rica promotes itself as a sustainable sanctuary in Germany

QCOSTARICA - Under the motto, “Costa Rica, my destination as a sustainable sanctuary”, the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) - Costa Rica tourism board...

Tourists changed booking patterns: they wait to last minute

Q TRAVEL - Before beginning to perceive the first trade winds of the season, Costa Ricans took advantage of the arrival of November to...

SPORTS

Keylor Navas Has COVID

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica's Keylor Navas has COVID-19, as reported by the French newspaper L'Equipe. And although until now it had not been made public,...

Map specifies prohibited routes for cyclists

(QCOSTARICA) It's the weekend and weather permitting, a great time for cycling. But riders are asked not to forget that were are still in...

More than 61 countries around the world set their sights on Costa Rica for the successful return of national soccer

(QCOSTARICA) More than 61 countries around the world set their sights on Costa Rica after the successful return of professional first division soccer (fútbol...

Major league soccer clubs can rent the national stadium on the cheap

(QCOSTARICA) The Estadio Nacional (National Stadium) is working to return national soccer (futbol) during the national emergency due to covid-19, offering up its facilities...

Return of Major League Baseball could benefit unemployed in Costa Rica

Major League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead Monday to making a proposal to the players’ union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting...

WORLD

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 essential tasks: manufacturing protective equipment, delivering food and treating civilians...

When in Rome, ‘Forbidden to talk about the coronavirus’

QWORLD - The message is clear and posted for everyone to see: "It is forbidden to talk about the coronavirus." In a small bar and...

Jill Biden, the future first lady who wants to continue teaching

QREPORTS -  Jill Biden is no stranger to the glare of the political spotlight. Her husband was a part of Washington when she met...

Ortega no longer has fresh petrodollars from Venezuela. And now what?

TODAY NICARAGUA – Much has been said about Venezuelan cooperation, except that it is over. The external cooperation report of the Central Bank of...

Can America avoid an election crisis?

BRUSSELS – The 2020 U.S. presidential election is unlike any other in living memory. Previous contests have been rancorous and some were described in...

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