Monday, 21 September 2020

COSTA RICA NEWS

(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 next April 12, 2021. The insurance will be provided by Manulife,...

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...

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...

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...

This is how the tax on ATM transactions would work

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica president Carlos Alvarado on Thursday outlined the proposed new taxes that...
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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 to Holguin, on the eastern side of the island, some...

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...

OPINIONS

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MORE THAN NEWS...

(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...

CHAMUCO

Surfing with a Jaguar in Costa Rica

A wild jaguar and a surfer exchange glances at the distance in Playa Potrero Grande, near the Santa Rosa National Park of Santa Rosa,...

Puntarenas invites tourists to appreciate the “phenomenon of bioluminescence”

(QCOSTARICA) On August 22, the phenomenon of bioluminescence will be enjoyed in Puntarenas, a spectacle generated by live microorganisms that, when the water moves...

Californian invites Afro-descendants to escape racism in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) The wave of events that triggered the death of George Floyd in the United States is new evidence of the systematic racism that...

Court orders owners to remodel house built more than 100 years ago in Desamparados

The Desamparados Criminal Court ordered the owners of the house known as Casa Delgado Carvajal to proceed with the reconstruction and remodeling of...

CENTRAL AMERICA, CARIBBEAN & MEXICO

(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 Central America, which is celebrated on Tuesday, September 15. Ortega, accompanied...

Reopening a business in Nicaragua, 100 days after closing due to Covid-19

TODAY NICARAGUA (Confidencial) Emilio closed his business for almost one hundred days, a period he remembers as eternal. He is the owner of a...

In the market for an airplane, but not just any plane?

(Q24N) Friday morning, as a maintenance and training measure, the presidential plane TP-01, operated by the Mexican Air Force (FAM), made a roundtrip flight...

Cuba to begin next week human trials for its COVID-19 vaccine

(QCOSTARICA) Cuba will begin next week clinical trials in humans of its vaccine project against COVID-19, the "Sovereign 01", the results of which are...

Nicaragua and the Myth of the Mestizo Nation

The April protests put many conversations on the table that are still pending. One of them is the longed-for idea of a “New Nicaragua”....

Pandemic accelerates democratic decline in Central America

(QCOSTARICA) Curfews, attacks on the press, arbitrary detentions and minimization of the pandemic are all part of the fight against the new coronavirus in...

SOUTH AMERICA

(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 Dr. Germán Málaga, a researcher at the Cayetano Heredia University,...

Paraguay: Protesters Reject Heading Back To Quarantine

(Q24N) Protesters from Ciudad del Este and neighboring towns mobilized on Wednesday to oppose the return to quarantine mandated by the government of Mario...

Chile’s Sebastian Pinera’s government teeters towards collapse

(Q24N) The political atmosphere in Chile is highly charged. Parliament just adopted a controversial reform that allows citizens to have 10% of their pensions...

Peru’s President says Thousands of COVID-19 Victims Left Off Death Tally

(VOA) Peru President Martín Vizcarra says 3,688 people were mistakenly not included in the previously reported death toll of those killed by the novel...

Argentina Gradually Lifting COVID-19 Lockdown Restrictions

(Q24N) Argentine President Alberto Fernández announced Friday that COVID-19 lockdown restrictions will be gradually lift starting Saturday. Fernández spoke at an official event, accompanied by...

Dogs may detect COVID-19 patients, says expert

(Phys.org) Police in Chile are training dogs to detect people that may be infected with the novel coronavirus by sniffing their sweat. The dogs—three golden...
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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...

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...
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TRAVEL

(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, China, Singapore, Uruguay, and the United States: New York, New...

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...

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...

The United States stops monitoring the temperature of passengers at airports

(QCOSTARICA) As of this Monday, September 14, the United States Government (USG) stopped monitoring the temperature of international travelers, reported the Center for Disease...

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...

Three U.S. airlines resume their flights to Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Three US airlines, American, United and Spirit, resume regular flights to and from Costa Rica this week, to both the Juan Santamaría (SJO)...

ICT will verify international insurance for tourists online

(QCOSTARICA) The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) keeps refining the entry requirements for tourists following the opening of air borders on August 1 and...

Residents can now enter Costa Rica without being current with their Caja payments

(QCOSTARICA) Foreigner residents of Costa Rica can now enter the country legally even if they behind on the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS)...

EXPAT FOCUS

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 start working legally. To legally work in Costa Rica, you...

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...

How do you find your way around with street names or numbered addresses?

(QCOSTARICA) As Costa Rica does not have street names or numbered addresses, how do...

BCR on Friday experienced problems. An expat’s story

QCOSTARICA - EXPAT FOCUS - The Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) on Friday, September 4,  experienced a failure in one of its computer systems....

Legislators present proposal to attract pensioners, investors and rentiers to Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Three legislators propose creating incentives to attract investors, pensioners and rentiers (rentistas) to the country. The legislators presented the bill last Thursday, August 20,...

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...

Request your ballot now for US General Elections

(QCOSTARICA) The U.S. General Election is almost here! Request your ballot now if you haven’t already. Requesting an absentee ballot is easy. Just follow these...

“Dad… when did you first discover that you were OLD?”

“Dad… when did you first discover that you were OLD?” Boy, I remember that question like it was yesterday… asking my dad, that is. And...
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AROUND THE COUNTRY

Neighbors support relatives of seven who died in an accident in Cartago: “Your pain is ours.”

(QCOSTARICA) The mourners of the family who died in the accident in Cartago are...

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...

Coronavirus in Costa RicaThe Latest

The Ministry of Health remains the official source for any news regarding COVID-19 in Costa Rica.

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