Sunday, 20 September 2020
(QCOSTARICA) Achieving the status of "recovered" from COVID-19 does not always mean that the person will be able to immediately return to their normal life. Many times, winning the battle against the new coronavirus leaves...

This is how the tax on ATM transactions would work

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica president Carlos Alvarado on Thursday outlined...

Covid-19 infection rate generally low in Costa Rica, but increases in coastal sites

(QCOSTARICA) The contagion rate of covid-19 in Costa Rica...
(QCOSTARICA) A group of some 15 doctors and helpers gave...

Immigration postpones re-opening to October

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica's immigration service, the Dirección General de Migración...

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...

Aresep: “Make payment arrangement and no cuts in water service meanwhile”

(QCOSTARICA) The Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (Aresep) -...

IMF disbursed US$521.7 million to Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) disbursed us$521.7 million Costa...

Perspective

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 weight for the majority in Costa...

The real COVID threat is Costa Rica’s limited hospital capacity

(QCOSTARICA) OP-ED - Daily we see the number of infections increase. No longer a...

It’s not about the numbers… it’s the dollars

Rico's TICO Bull - A reader sent an email about the new U.S. states...

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...

It’s Monday, who can cannot drive and what is not open and what is

Rico's TICO BULL -  It's Monday, August 17, the last day of the holiday...

Victim of sexual abuse in Cartago: “this has to stop”

(QCOSTARICA)  "I was walking and pushing my six-month-old son's stroller...

Costa Rica at the gates of a tax on banking transactions

(QCOSTARICA) The economic stability proposal that the Government will present...

199 Years of Independence!

(QCOSTARICA) President Carlos Alvarado called on Tuesday, September 15, during...

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...

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...

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...

Eyes will be on Ngöbes who come to save coffee harvest amid pandemic

(QCOSTARICA) Hundreds of eyes will closely follow the journey of...

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Finca Paraiso
Pura Vida

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

Why are the number of recovered not keeping pace with new cases?

(QCOSTARICA) If we look at the numbers, we see the number of new cases daily over the 1,000 mark. And when they do, they...

Five laboratories endorsed to test for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

(QCOSTARICA) Five laboratories have received the endorsement for the acquisition of antibody tests, complying with the provisions of the guidelines for the use of...

Editor Picks

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Some people infected with the virus have no symptoms. When the virus does cause symptoms, common ones include fever, body ache, dry cough, fatigue,...
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Business

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Some people infected with the virus have no symptoms. When the virus does cause symptoms, common ones include fever, body ache, dry cough, fatigue,...

What Is Sports Betting Like In Costa Rica?

Sports betting is a fun way to feel like you are a part of the game. However, not every country allows gamblers to bet...

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 person will be able to immediately return to their normal...

Living In Costa RicaExpat Focus

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 Rica, citizens living in Costa Rica...

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...

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...

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...

TRAVEL

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 opening of commercial flights has not yet brought the Juan...

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...

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...

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...

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Entertainment, Fashion & Beauty, Food & Drink, Night Life

The end of an era: ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ will say goodbye in season 20

Q MAGAZINE - Everything comes to an end, even the...

Joe Exotic Series Starring Nicolas Cage Lands At Amazon Prime

Q MAGAZINE - If a film product is good, why not grab onto its tentacles and squeeze a good chunk out of its success? According...

Costa Rican hot sauce conquers the palate of celebrities

(QCOSTARICA) "If it weren't for the Hot Ones program, I...

NATIONAL

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 not alone. Around them are their neighbors giving them moral,...

Seven people die in a collision with a police car in Cartago

(QCOSTARICA) A collision between a Fuerza Publica (police) patrol and a microvan, left seven people dead. The fatal accident occurred late Wednesday night in Caballo...

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 was riding a bicycle. As I stop to get the...

Family waits days for Health to remove body from inside a house in San José

(QCOSTARICA) He had been dead for days, possibly since Friday. But it wasn't until Sunday night when family members called the COVID line, 1322,...

Allison Bonilla case: OIJ to search ‘downstream’ in search of the young woman’s body

(QCOSTARICA) The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) will resume the search for the body of Allison Pamela Bonilla Vásquez along the Reventazón River. The idea...

BUSINESS

This is how the tax on ATM transactions would work

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica president Carlos Alvarado on Thursday outlined the proposed new taxes that would be imposed in order to obtain a US$2.25 billion...

Aresep: “Make payment arrangement and no cuts in water service meanwhile”

(QCOSTARICA) The Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (Aresep) - Public Services Regulatory Authority - has spoken, ordering water utilities to enter into payment...

IMF disbursed US$521.7 million to Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) disbursed us$521.7 million Costa Rica, this September 15, of the fast loan approved by the Legislative Assembly on...

Hard Rock Café closes in Guanacaste

(QCOSTARICA) The Hard Rock Café located in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, closed its doors for good on Tuesday, September 15, after a drastic drop...

Latin American airlines accelerate digital strategy to overcome pandemic

(Q BUSINESS) Latin American airlines are accelerating their digitization processes to reduce contact with passengers in various processes when traveling. During a forum organized by...

POLITICS

This is how the tax on ATM transactions would work

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica president Carlos Alvarado on Thursday outlined the proposed new taxes that would be imposed in order to obtain a US$2.25 billion...

Costa Rica at the gates of a tax on banking transactions

(QCOSTARICA) The economic stability proposal that the Government will present to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to obtain financing of about USs$2.25 billion dollars,...

Reduction of fines for violating vehicle restrictions on the way

(QCOSTARICA) Lower fines for violating the vehicle restrictions are on the way, after a group of 33 legislators approved a motion, this Wednesday, to...

Transformation of bars into restaurants or sodas is not legal, say municipalities

(QCOSTARICA) The owners of bars and cantinas (taverns) who convert their business into restaurants or sodas could face serious legal problems, explained Luis Eduardo...

U.S. – China Dispute reaches company expanding the road to Limón

(QCOSTARICA) The dispute between the United States and China reaches the China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC), which is in charge of the expansion work...

TECH

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...

iPhone SE Arrives In Costa Rica Tomorrow (April 29)

Starting tomorrow, April 29, the cheapest iPhone created by Apple, the iPhone SE (2nd generation) featuring the latest A13 Bionic chip, can be purchased...

HEALTH

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Some people infected with the virus have no symptoms. When the virus does cause symptoms, common ones include fever, body ache, dry cough, fatigue,...

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 person will be able to immediately return to their normal...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,338 new cases for Saturday, Sept 19

(QCOSTARICA) The new norm for daily cases is 1000 plus daily and the number of deaths hovering near 20 almost every day. For Saturday, September...

Doctors took to the streets of San José to give away masks and teach how to use them

(QCOSTARICA) A group of some 15 doctors and helpers gave away masks and taught how to use them correctly to passes by on the...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,556 new cases, deaths now reach 686

(QCOSTARICA.COM) The number of new cases reported by the Ministry of Health for September 17 is 1,556, for a total of confirmed cases since...

TRENDS

What Is Sports Betting Like In Costa Rica?

Sports betting is a fun way to feel like you are a part of the game. However, not every country allows gamblers to bet...

What Kinds Of Games Do Costa Ricans Like To Play?

Costa Ricans take a lot of pride in sports and games. They are always ready to cheer on their national teams, especially when it...

Is There An Issue With Gambling In Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is a hot tourist spot in Central America with amazing beaches, a tolerant government, and plenty of sightseeing opportunities. However, gambling is...

It’s Autumn and Time to Buy Winter Clothes

For parents of toddlers, autumn is the time to get ready for the upcoming cold season. In northern regions, this is particularly important. Active...

Problem-Free Email Migration

Electronic mailboxes are a common thing today. You can exchange information, messages, documents, set up meetings, send notifications, and do many other things in...

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

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 in which his mother is buried. He is an only...

Panama confronts human traffickers where a major migration route bottlenecks

Cronkite Borderlands Project - Panama – A spike in migrants moving north through Panama has law enforcement officials worried the country will become an...

American tourists face bans and restrictions across the world amid shoddy pandemic response

(AOL - Yahoo Finance) The reputation and prestige once associated with a passport from the United States have suffered as a result of the...

Indigenous Mexicans turn inward to survive COVID-19, barricading villages and growing their own food

Zapotec farmers return from their ‘milpa,’ the garden plots that provide much of the communities’ food, in Oaxaca, Mexico. Jeffrey H. Cohen, CC BY-SA While the...

Era Of US Domination Of Latin America Is Coming To An End – OpEd

(Eurasiareview) Despite its failings at home, the United States intervenes in countries across multiple continents seeking to control their governments and resources. This week, we...

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