Tuesday 15 June 2021

COSTA RICA NEWS

QCOSTARICA - The OIJ uncovered a big pothole on Monday when it was announced that public officials had allied with construction companies that, apparently, gave them money, cars, land, and even sexual favors so that they would give them road works contracts. The Organismo de Investgicación Judicial (OIJ), in an operation with the codename "Cochineal"...

Plate rupture has potential for stronger quakes

QCOSTARICA - The 5.7-magnitude tremor, felt at 5:27 pmon Thursday, occurred in a maritime...

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,...

Carlos Alvarado describes calls reprehensible the persecution of Ortega against opponents in Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, described the persecution of Nicaragua...

Today’s Covid News: A slight drop in new cases and deaths is seen

QCOSTARICA - Faced with wasting a vaccine dose when people in the priority groups...

Costa Rica cannot feel safe from covid-19 before having about 80% of population vaccinated

QCOSTARICA - No doubt, vaccines are one of the most powerful tools to maintain...

The “rebound” effect boosted growth in Costa Rica’s economic activity

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's economic activity registered in April 2021 a year-on-year growth of...

Should the vaccination against covid-19 be opened?

QCOSTARICA - Six months after the start of vaccination against covid-19, will it be...
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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...

Quepos flooded by heavy rains (Photos)

QCOSTARICA - The residents of the Central Pacific endured heavy rains Monday afternoon, June...

OPINIONS

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Experience the Q in a totally different way, the latest in TIMELINE | GRID.

MORE THAN NEWS...

QCOSTARICA - When CR was so beautiful, healthy, and safe! No motorcycles. No loud cars. No billboards. No traffic. When everyone walked to a pulpería, kids played on the streets, everyone greeted each other when walking by, and everyone knew each other. You can bet at least one of those cars is still running today.      

The spectacular ‘Super Red Moon’

QCOSTARICA - Lovers of astronomy had their eyes fixed on the sky in the Pacific this Wednesday to see an exceptional "Super Red Moon",...

Covid-19 vaccine, the new ‘American dream’ of thousands of Costa Ricans

QCOSTARICA - The promised vaccine ... so easy, so close, so viable for some and so impossible for many ... here perfectly applies the...

Woman records UFO in Plaza González Víquez

QCOSTARICA - At dawn on Sunday, May 16, Costa Rica was visited by a UFO. At least that is what Dayana Montreal, who was...

The 20 best places to visit in Costa Rica

LONELY PLANET - Costa Rica is famous for its lush coasts, biodiverse jungles, stunning waterfalls, and dramatic volcanoes – not to mention a mix...

CENTRAL AMERICA, CARIBBEAN & MEXICO

TODAY NICARAGUA – The vice president of Nicaragua and First Lady, Rosario Murillo, assured that those who feel persecuted are for the crimes they have committed, at a time when several opponents of Daniel Ortega’s government were arrested in recent days amid international criticism. Nicaragua’s vice-president and First Lady, Rosario Murillo with her husband, President...

El Salvador Makes Bitcoin Legal Tender, A World First

Q24N (Reuters) El Salvador has become the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender after Congress approved President Nayib Bukele's...

Daniel Ortega undertook a hunt for presidential candidates and opponents

TODAY NICARAGUA – In an unprecedented persecution, the Daniel Ortega regime detained four presidential candidates in one week, a move that is part of...

Kamala Harris begins tour in Guatemala

Q24N - Arriving in the Guatemalan capital about two hours late, after the plane in which she was traveling had to turn around due...

Ortega regime orders Cristiana Chamorro to house arrest

TODAY NICARAGUA – The regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo backed down and decided not to execute the order of the Ortega judge...

El Salvador court to free woman given 30 years for suspected abortion

Q24N (Reuters) A court in El Salvador has ordered the release of a young woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for homicide following...

SOUTH AMERICA

Q REPORTS (DW) In Peru, the left-wing village school teacher Pedro Castillo has in all probability been elected the new president. The fact that he cannot yet be officially declared the winner of the election is partly due to the extremely close result. Another obstacle, however, is that Castillo's opponent, right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori, refuses...

Peru: Over a dozen killed in attack ahead of presidential vote

Q24N - More than a dozen people were killed in a remote area of central Peru known for coca production, authorities said on Monday,...

Gustavo Petro, ¡Basta ya!

SEMANA Editorial – Gustavo Petro is today the favorite candidate in the polls that measure the intention to vote for the next presidential elections....

What is Alberto Fernández looking for with his rude and decadent dictatorship?

Q24N - Mauricio Macri spent the four years in office neglecting his electorate and trying to ingratiate himself with a public that would never...

Naked, women protested against the Police for reports of sexual violence

QCOLOMBIA – At least 18 complaints of sexual violence allegedly committed by the police have been reported, mostly on social networks, within the framework...

Argentina hit rock bottom: it is the country with the most deaths per million inhabitants

Q24N - The website Our World in Data confirmed that in Argentina there are 16.46 deaths per million inhabitants, becoming the country with the...
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Q ENTERTAINMENT - Attention families of Costa Rica! A new contest program, led by Douglas Sánchez and Verónica González, is looking for participants who can win prizes of up to US$3,000 in gift cards. The program is called "Momentos en familia" (Family Moments), produced by BAC Credomatic, will be broadcast from June 20 on the...

Business heats up again with the return of sex workers in Amsterdam after six ‘boring’ months off due to Covid

Q MAGAZINE - Sex workers returned to the red light district in Amsterdam on Wednesday, after six "boring" months of no activity, as the...

Star Salma Hayek Reveals She Nearly Died of COVID-19

Q MAGAZINE - Mexican and American film actress and producer Salma Hayek has revealed she nearly died of the coronavirus. Speaking to Variety Magazine,...

Natalia Carvajal tells of her arrest at San Jose airport with false proof of covid-19

Q MAGAZINE - he former Miss Costa Rica and television personality, Natalia Carvajal, broke the silence of her arrest several weeks ago at the...

Maikol Yordan is no longer lost, he’s on Amazon Prime Video

Q MAGAZINE - The Costa Rican movies "Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido" and "Maikol Yordan 2 La Cura Lejana", joined the catalog of the...
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TRAVEL

QCOSTARICA - Southwest airlines will add a new route to the Daniel Oduber International Airport, in Liberia, this time connecting with the city of Denver (Colorado), United States. The new route will begin on November 13, in the high season of tourism in Costa Rica and winter in the United States. According to this report, flights...

Europe opens the doors to tourism, these are the requirements

Q TRAVEL - Europe opened the doors to tourism. While worldwide vaccination against covid-19...

Direct flight will connect Guanacaste with Austin starting in November

QCOSTARICA - American Airlines announced that starting November 2, 2021, it will offer a...

The US improves travel alerts for Central America; Not Costa Rica and Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - The United States has eased travel advisories for most Central American countries, with the exception of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, according to...

Are you fully vaccinated? You can now enter Spain

Q TRAVEL - Travelers from the European Union or third countries, including Costa Rica, who have fully been vaccinated, will now be able to...

Southwest resumes operations today at the Guanacaste Airport

QCOSTARICA - This Sunday, the Guanacaste Airport - a member of the VINCI Airports network - received the first of the daily flights from...

UK adds seven countries to travel “red list”, including Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Britain added seven countries, including Costa Rica, to its "red list" of destinations that require hotel quarantine on return to England on...

Time Zones In Central America

Q TRAVEL - Central America is an isthmus region in the Americas that occupies an area of 521,876 km2 and serves as a connection...

EXPAT FOCUS

By Amy Gdala, Guest Contributor - The US has a surplus of vaccines, while Costa Rica is struggling to supply sufficient numbers to citizens and residents in a timely fashion. "Vaccine Tourism" - traveling to get a vaccine abroad - has been a common topic on ex-pat forums. Those who have the means to afford travel...

Countries voted the best for expats in 2021

EURONEWS - After a year of lockdowns, many people are looking for a change...

Few days left on tourist visa extension

EXPAT FOCUS - Tourists who arrived in Costa Rica last year, but due to...

Corrupt and incompetent health system

Letter to the Editor -   In May of 2019 I saw a doctor who referred me to both a doctor to treat gallstones...

Help My Business Get Noticed… Please!

EXPAT FOCUS - With so much despair in the business community of Costa Rica and all of Latin America since covid, Matt Wilson (Tamarindo),...

What to know about “border runs” starting from today

RICO's TICO BULL - Today, Monday, April 5, Costa Rica opened its land borders with Nicaragua and Panama to tourists, in what both the...

In Costa Rica, Beware of Gringo Neophyte ‘Experts’

This is a subject that I have written about repeatedly and can make the difference between success or failure while living here. During the last...

Extension of driving priviliges for tourists has not happened yet

EXPAT FOCUS - We wish that it were true, but claims that tourist driving privileges have been extended until June 1, 2021, are just...
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AROUND THE COUNTRY

Bribed with cars, sexual favors and money in exchange for road works contracts

QCOSTARICA - The OIJ uncovered a big pothole on Monday when it was announced...

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

Diseases, weather and low prices hit the orange sector in Costa Rica

HQ - The appearance of pests and diseases, in particular the 'dragón amarillo' (yellow...

FRONT PAGE

Central America is back in the news for the wrong reasons, Costa Rica is once again the exception

QCOSTARICA - Osta Rica has been the epicenter of regional diplomacy in recent days....

TICO BULL

Opinion: “COVIDIOTAS” deserved to enter the dictionary

RICO'S DIGEST  - It is not necessary to wear yourself out in calling them...

HEALTH

Should the vaccination against covid-19 be opened?

QCOSTARICA - Six months after the start of vaccination against covid-19, will it be...

SPORTS

Can Costa Rica win the 2021 CONCACAF Nations League Finals?

As the biggest European nations prepare for their major tournament in Euro 2020, the...

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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