Tuesday 18 February 2020

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Jobs are in short supply in Costa Rica as a result of low levels of investment while sales of goods and services are dwindling; Risk of investing in Costa Rica increases due to weak...

GUILTY! Guard Sentenced To 16 Years For Murder of Carla Stefaniak

Bismark Espinoza Martínez, the security guard at the hotel...

How Much Does It Costa To Hire A Hitman In Costa Rica?

How much does it cost to hire someone to...
The National Meteorological Institute - Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) -...

Big Drop In Gasoline Prices Expected

The Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (Recope) - Costa Rican Petroleum...

Coronavirus Fears Make Toilet PaperThe Hot New Currency in Singapore and Hong Kong

In the risky world of gifts in Asia's financial axes,...

Taxistas abandon traditional service and join Beego platform

If you can't beat them, join them. That is the...

President Alvarado defends lifting bank secrecy, that “it does not affect honest people”

President Carlos Alvarado said earlier this week that lifting bank...

Perspective

How is a real relocation/retirement tour different than a relocation/real estate tour?

When I started my relocation tours during the early 1990s they were more  ‘tourist-oriented' in that they included a visit...

Moving to Costa Rica? Here Is How Your Legal Due Diligence Can Be Made Easy. And Save You Money.

I have practiced law in Costa Rica for over seventeen years. Prior to moving...

Former President Pacheco: “I am a little old but well”

Three former presidents were caught on camera voting in Sunday's municipal elections: Abel Pacheco...

Canadian Tourist Overcharged For Ice Cream in Costa Rica

Rico's TICO BULL  - $4,000 for ice cream in Costa Rica? I don't think...

A Selfie With The President

In how many countries can one find the "mandatario" (President) shopping at the local...

Record Durg Seisure: 5 tons of cocaine found in container at Limon Terminal

Almost six tons of cocaine headed for the European market...

Unclear Future for Costa Rica’s Commercial Sector

In Costa Rica, the commercial sector faces major challenges such...

18 years in prison for the murder Carla Stefaniak

The Ministerio Public (Prosecutor's Office) is asking for 68 years...

Who is affected by the lifting of bank secrecy?

The decision of the Ministry of Finance to once again...

Costa Rica Usury Rate Defined

Legislators of the Legislative Committee on Tax Matters negotiated to...

Former OIJ agent points to guard for the murder for American-Venezuelan tourist Carla Stefaniak

The trial for the murder of Carla Stefaniak is winding...

New Podcast

Robbin Hood ransomware, Twitter parodies and SMS 2FA WHAT?

In the laster from Naked Security, Peter who discusses RobbinHood - the ransomware that brings its own bug. Greg explains how a student's Twitter...

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New Podcast

Robbin Hood ransomware, Twitter parodies and SMS 2FA WHAT?

In the laster from Naked Security, Peter who discusses RobbinHood - the ransomware that brings its own bug. Greg explains how a student's Twitter...

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Finca Paraiso
Pura Vida

In a few short months, Doña Laura Chinchilla, will no longer be president and returns to private life. On Tuesday, Presidenta Chinchilla told the press that she has not yet...

Twitter launched AI filter to block cyberflashing

(Naked Security) It seems strange to report, yet a small but determined group of Twitter users think it is a good idea to direct...

Green alert for the North Zone, Central Valley, North Pacific and Caribbean due to strong wind and waves

The National Meteorological Institute - Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) - points out that a system of high pressure on the Atlantic Ocean has been...

President complains because he inherited a “mortgaged” country

  In the CRhoy.com caricature, we see President Carlos Alvarado (left) painting the typical Costa Rican country house, at the precipice of the Fiscal Deficit,...

Though President Proclaimed Cuts In Electricity Rates, 2020 Will Bring Increases

Though President Carlos Alvarado publicly announced cuts in electricity rates, we will see increases this year, hitting the pocketbooks of typical Costa Rican families.

Court is reluctant to let go of their bonuses!

The Judicial branch says the Comptroller General's office does not have jurisdiction to force it to respect the "plan fiscal" (tax reform). At the heart...

Latin America

Raúl Castro: From Dictator to Puppet Master of Cuba’s Next Government

Less than a month before Raúl Castro officially leaves power in Cuba his successor is still unknown. Which raises the question: will the power change merely serve as an...

Troops storm El Salvador’s parliament

Armed soldiers and police officers accompanied El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele as he stormed...

Central American countries limit entry from China to fight coronavirus

The Central American governments of El Salvador and Guatemala have imposed travel restrictions to...

Bogota, A Magnet For Foreign Investment

During 2019, Invest in Bogota, Colombia’s capital investment promotion agency, supported 48 greenfield Foreign Direct...

El Salvador gets new port from Guatemala

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei offered his Salvadoran counterpart, Nayib Bukele, the opportunity to build...

Warren Buffett’s Son Is Spending $200 Million to Help Colombia Kick Its Cocaine Curse

(AP) — With Colombian military snipers in position, Howard Buffett descends from a helicopter and trudges through the wet grass in steel-toe boots chewed...

Virus halts Panama beef exports to China

Panama’s beef exports which were helping to re-energize the agricultural industry and reached US$10 million in six months last year have been halted by...

Mexico sets a date for the inauguration of its ‘new capital city airport’

Only a short time ago, a headline like that above would have referred to the opening of a brand new purpose-built airport in Mexico...

Reports

Coronavirus Fears Make Toilet PaperThe Hot New Currency in Singapore and Hong Kong

In the risky world of gifts in Asia's financial axes, Montblanc pens and leather wallets are outdated: toilet paper and surgical masks are, without a doubt, are most definitely...

This is how ancient Rome’s republic died – a classicist sees troubling parallels at Trump’s impeachment trial

The U.S. Senate has made its judgment in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, acquitting the president. Fifty two of 53 senators in the Republican majority voted to...

To mask or not to mask: confusion spreads over coronavirus protection

(Reuters) - “Do not wear a mask if you are well” read a warning plastered across the front of Singapore’s main newspaper on Friday, as authorities around the world...

Countries evacuate citizens from China as coronavirus infections rise

Japan and the US were the first to evacuate their citizens from Wuhan on Wednesday as the death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 132. With the...

Living In Costa RicaExpat Focus

How is a real relocation/retirement tour different than a relocation/real estate tour?

When I started my relocation tours during the early 1990s they were more  ‘tourist-oriented' in that they included a visit...

Is Costa Rica a Caribbean country?

Is Costa Rica a Caribbean country? In a way, yes. It’s mostly a matter...

US Embassy San Jose Closed Monday

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the U.S. Embassy and Consular Section...

What is the difference between “robo” and “hurto”?

Both "Robo" (robbery) and "Hurto" (burglary) imply the fact of seizing someone else's property....

Opening a bank account in Costa Rica so difficult for expats

For many North Americans (US & Canada), opening a bank account is a relatively...

TRAVEL

3 New Tented Camps That Amp Up Glamping

A tent with a skylight? These new camps in Costa Rica, Canada and the American Southwest range from simple and modern to borderline decadent....

“Open skies” policy would bring cheaper flights

The new president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, is suggesting that Costa Rica should extend the “open skies” proposal that the president of El Salvador...

TransNica Adds Cuidad Quesada On New San Jose – Managua Route

As of March 1, Sancarleños will be able to travel to Managua, Nicaragua with a departure in Ciudad Quesada. The TransNica...

Vegan Guide to Costa Rica

Looking for some travel inspiration? Costa Rica should be top of your list. The small Central American country is home...

Coming to Costa Rica? Make Sure to Taste These Foods

While it may hurt our feelings to say this, Costa Rica is not one of the top food tourism destinations...

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Driving in Costa Rica

The photos are from the Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT) Facebook page. The location is Casamata, in the area of Cerro de la Muerte, on the ruta 2, the...

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Robbin Hood ransomware, Twitter parodies and SMS 2FA WHAT?

In the laster from Naked Security, Peter who discusses...

Twitter launched AI filter to block cyberflashing

(Naked Security) It seems strange to report, yet a...

Green alert for the North Zone, Central Valley, North Pacific and Caribbean due to strong wind and waves

The National Meteorological Institute - Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN)...

National

Robbin Hood ransomware, Twitter parodies and SMS 2FA WHAT?

In the laster from Naked Security, Peter who discusses RobbinHood - the ransomware that brings its own bug. Greg explains how a student's Twitter...

Twitter launched AI filter to block cyberflashing

(Naked Security) It seems strange to report, yet a small but determined group of Twitter users think it is a good idea to direct...

Green alert for the North Zone, Central Valley, North Pacific and Caribbean due to strong wind and waves

The National Meteorological Institute - Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) - points out that a system of high pressure on the Atlantic Ocean has been...

Big Drop In Gasoline Prices Expected

The Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (Recope) - Costa Rican Petroleum Refinery, on Friday presented a request for a reduction in fuel prices to the...

Graft-busting goes into reverse in Central America

(Bloomberg) Latin America's war on corruption is something to celebrate. In the last few years, 11 presidents have either been driven from office or...