Thursday 24 June 2021

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Rodolfo Méndez rules out new contracts for MECO and H Solís

QCOSTARICA - No more soup for you! If the Minister of Public Works and Transport (MOPT), Rodolfo Méndez, has his...
QCOSTARICA - Today, Monday, June 21, is the day of the year when the sun stays the longest on the horizon, therefore it is...

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New tax exemptions would be the hook to attract high-tech and science companies

QCOSTARICA - Strengthen the attraction of Costa Rica to attract high-tech, innovative, and science companies to...

Tico tried to enter via San Jose airport with ¢93 million in cash

QCOSTARICA - A Costa Rican tried to enter the country through the Juan Santamaría International -...

First five months of the year reflect recovery of Costa Rican exports

QCOSTARICA - The value of Costa Rica exports increased by 23% in the first five months...

Full court decides not to investigate or dismiss Emilia Navas

QCOSTARICA - Emilia Navas will not be removed from her position as attorney general, after calls...

Treasury threatens to close doors to Sinpe Móvil to avoid tax evasion

QCOSTARICA - What had been a good tool as a payment mechanism for sellers and businesses,...

Carlos Alvarado: “Don Rodolfo has my confidence”

QCOSTARICA - President Carlos Alvarado said he has all the confidence in his Minister of Public...

Germany opens borders to Ticos from this Friday!

QCOSTARICA - Good news for Ticos with traveling fever! From Friday, June 25, Germany will allow...

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LATIN AMERICA

Ortegs regime requests Russia’s armament and military preparation to face “threats of terrorism”

TODAY NICARAGUA – Russian Minister of Defense, Sergei Shoigú, revealed during the IX International...

Ortega government accuses imprisoned opponents of receiving money from the United States to overthrow him

TODAY NICARAGUA – The Nicaraguan government assures that the imprisoned political opponents detained on...

REPORTS

Antivirus creator John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison cell

Q24N - You may not know John McAfee, of his eccentrics, but you are...

Ortegs regime requests Russia’s armament and military preparation to face “threats of terrorism”

TODAY NICARAGUA – Russian Minister of Defense, Sergei Shoigú, revealed during the IX International...

Opinion: Peru’s electoral drama is damaging democracy

Q REPORTS (DW) In Peru, the left-wing village school teacher Pedro Castillo has in...

TODAY COSTA RICA

Today 50 years ago: Costa Rica and Panama entered into conflict over air routes

TODAY COSTA RICA - Original text published in La Nacion on June 23, 1971 - A conflict over air routes, has been unleashed between...

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s feature debut, Clara Sola, ready for the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

Q ENTERTAINMENT (CINEUROPA) Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s debut feature, Clara Sola, is ready to take...

Back in the 80’s Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - When CR was so beautiful, healthy, and safe!...

A Bicentennial Celebration in Costa Rica: The Case of a Singular Democracy

OP-ED By Rodolfo Solano Quirós, Costa Rica's Minister of Foreign...

Chepito, the oldest person in Costa Rica, dies at the age 121

QCOSTARICA - José Uriel Delgado Corrales, known as Chepito, died...

LIGHTER SIDE of COSTA RICA

TRAVEL

Flight paralysis from Canada hits Costa Rica’s tourism

QCOSTARICA - The paralysis of flights from Canada last January hit Costa Rica's tourism sector, as Canada was the second source market for tourists...

Pandemic reinforces the Costa Rica’s attractiveness as a global destination for wellness tourism

QCOSTARICA - The pandemic caused by Covid-19 fuels the strategy of positioning Costa Rica as a world destination to develop wellness tourism, since travelers...

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Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s feature debut, Clara Sola, ready for the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

Q ENTERTAINMENT (CINEUROPA) Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s debut feature, Clara Sola, is ready to take...

New Television Program To Promote Family Fun

Q ENTERTAINMENT - Attention families of Costa Rica! A new contest program, led by...

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Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 24: plates ending in 7 & 8 CANNOT circulate

Today, Thursday, June 24, plates ending in 7 & 8 CANNOT circulate. The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save...

Tico tried to enter via San Jose airport with ¢93 million in cash

QCOSTARICA - A Costa Rican tried to enter the country through the Juan Santamaría International - San Jose Airport - with US$153,244 (the equivalent...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 23: plates ending in 5 & 6 CANNOT circulate

Today, Wednesday, June 23, plates ending in 5 & 6 CANNOT circulate. The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save...

Full court decides not to investigate or dismiss Emilia Navas

QCOSTARICA - Emilia Navas will not be removed from her position as attorney general, after calls for her to step down due to her...

BUSINESS

Flight paralysis from Canada hits Costa Rica’s tourism

QCOSTARICA - The paralysis of flights from Canada last January hit Costa Rica's tourism sector, as Canada was the second source market for tourists...

First five months of the year reflect recovery of Costa Rican exports

QCOSTARICA - The value of Costa Rica exports increased by 23% in the first five months of the year, being the highest growth in...

Treasury threatens to close doors to Sinpe Móvil to avoid tax evasion

QCOSTARICA - What had been a good tool as a payment mechanism for sellers and businesses, the Ministry of Finance (Treasury) has in its...

Will that be Cash or Sinpe Móvil?

QCOSTARICA - Sinpe Móvil is easy to use. From your phone, you can send money to friends, family and pay for things. Or receive...

POLITICS

Informants assisted OIJ in corruption investigations, says the minister

QCOSTARICA - The investigation into alleged bribery of public officials in exchange for contracts for road works, received help from informants within the Consejo...

Cynthia Ann Telles named new U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Today, U.S. President Joe Biden announced his nomination of Dr. Cynthia Ann Telles as United States ambassador to Costa Rica. According to the...

Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister absent from the summit of Central American presidents

QCOSTARICA - The Daniel Ortega government sent its ambassador to Costa Rica, Duilio Hernández, as its representative to the summit of Central American presidents...

Costa Rica passes law to attract foreign pensioners and rentiers with $150K capital

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's legislature approved, in the first debate, a bill that reduces the minimum amount that a foreign pensioner or rentier must...

TECH

Why electric cars will take over sooner than you think

Q REPORTS (BBC) I know, you probably haven't even driven one yet, let alone seriously contemplated buying one, so the prediction may sound a...

TEC students create autonomous vehicle prototype for multiple uses

HQ - A group of four TEC - Costa Rica Institute of Technology - students created an autonomous vehicle to transport people, parcels, or...

Tesla arrives in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - They are known for their electric propulsion system, but their characteristics go further. They have a leading autopilot in autonomous driving technology,...

How To Develop a Security Culture in Your Office?

It’s something very common for organizations to rely on secure IT operations, as cyber risks are everywhere these days. Statistics show that in 2018,...