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(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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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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Finca Paraiso
Pura Vida

QCOSTARICA - If you are into tattoos you can't miss the “Paradise Tattoo Convention 2016” ongoing at the Centro de Eventos Pedregal, in Belen, until tomorrow. This is the 5th...

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...

Ever wondered why are there now fewer earthquakes in Costa Rica?

(Lighter Side) Ever wondered why are there now fewer earthquakes in Costa Rica? Because due to the pandemic there is not a single day in...

President’s popularity drops in the polls

The people's confidence in President Carlos Alvarado collapses.

Latin America

Nicaragua Among Countries Perfect For Budget Travelers

You already know that there are so many awesome ways to travel when you’re on a serious budget. But what’s equally important is ~where~ you go in the first...

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...

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...

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...

Nicaragua and the Myth of the Mestizo Nation

The April protests put many conversations on the table that are still pending. One...

Government of El Salvador wants to reform the Constitution and adapt it to ‘new realities’

(Q24N) San Salvador. The government of El Salvador asked this Thursday to open a national debate to reform the Constitution and adapt it to...

Peru begins trials on 6,000 volunteers of Chinese vaccine against covid-19

(Q24N) Lima, Peru - The clinical trial phase of a potential Chinese vaccine against COVID-19 began this Wednesday, September 9, in Peru, where it...

America Crece, a new form of US dominance in Latin America

(Prensa Latina) America Crece is the new US mask to dominate the economy in Latin America and is hidden in memorandums of understanding (MOU)...

Reports

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 child, so he has no...

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 international center for human trafficking. Last...

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 coronavirus pandemic. For Americans right now,...

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 coronavirus hammers Mexico, some Indigenous...

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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Photos

Sunrise in Cot de Oreamuno

(QCOSTARICA) It is Saturday morning and the day gives its first signs of life in Cot de Oreamuno, one of the oldest towns in Costa Rica, located 8.6 kilometers from...

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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...

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...

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