Tuesday 15 June 2021

ALL the latest on the coronavirus covid-19 in Costa Rica

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...

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

HQ - The appearance of pests and diseases, in particular...

Apple extended the life of its older iPhones

QTECH - Whether due to the...

5.7 Quake jolts Costa Rica

2021-06-10 17:27:0.5, Magnitude: 5.76, Depth 10.0...

Truck without brakes causes triple crash kills four

QCOSTARICA - A truck loaded with...

Plate rupture has potential for stronger quakes

QCOSTARICA - The 5.7-magnitude tremor, felt at 5:27 pmon Thursday,...

Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister absent from the summit of Central American presidents

QCOSTARICA - The Daniel Ortega government sent its ambassador to...

Costa Rica passes law to attract foreign pensioners and rentiers with $150K capital

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's legislature approved, in the first debate,...

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

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

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

QCOSTARICA - Faced with wasting a vaccine dose when people...

Blogs, Opinion & AnalaysisPERSPECTIVE

Opinion: “COVIDIOTAS” deserved to enter the dictionary

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

How well are we really doing, covid wise?

RICO's DIGEST (OPINION) Here's some food for thought. Looking over the covid news for...

Finca ParaisoPura Vida, Mae!

Back in the 80’s Costa Rica

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,...

A Bicentennial Celebration in Costa Rica: The Case of a Singular Democracy

OP-ED By Rodolfo Solano Quirós, Costa Rica's Minister of Foreign Affairs. Costa Rica is celebrating its Bicentenary of Independence in 2021. After signing the 1821...

Chepito, the oldest person in Costa Rica, dies at the age 121

QCOSTARICA - José Uriel Delgado Corrales, known as Chepito, died this Thursday night, confirmed the Home for the Hogar de Ancianos de Piedades de...

When can you drive?...

Updated April 29. The vehicular restrictions have been extended to...
QCOSTARICA -  In yet another system-wide failure in the immigration...

Rainy afternoons and nights this week in most of the country

QCOSTARICA - Characteristic of the rainy season, we will see...

On Monday the vehicle restriction will change, again

QCOSTARICA - In times of pandemic, things change constantly, especially...

Southwest adds yet another route to Liberia, now from Denver

QCOSTARICA - Southwest airlines will add a new route to...

Rico's COVID-19 Digest

21 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours!

Rico's Covid-19 Digest - Without the usual fervor, one could...

Waiting to get back to Costa Rica; Anxious in Brazil

Rico's Digest - One of the thousands of Costa Ricans waiting to get back...

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Hydroxychloroquine: the drug Costa Rica uses successfully to fight covid-19

Used in the world for decades in the treatment of...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina...

The Best Place to be in the world before, during and after COVID-19

While COVID is devastating New York, California, and Washington State...

Who Are The Richest Men in Central America and Why

As is usual every year, Forbes magazine has released its...

Crack Down On Prostitution In San Jose

Q COSTA RICA / Many living and visiting Costa Rica's...

10 Reasons Why Black Men Should Visit Costa Rica (List)

(By Tarik Pierce, Expatkings.com) What’s up fellas! I’ve shared a...

[BLOG] Costa Rica’s Postal (Zip) Codes

TICO BULL - I thought to post a list of...

Irish actor Stuart Townsend Selling Malibu Mansion For New Life in Costa Rica

  Irish actor Stuart Townsend is saying goodbye to California, putting...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public...

14 in Costa Rican Have Changed Their Color Of Their Eyes

If having blue eyes is a dream of yours, you...

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Nicaragua government assures that detainees violated one of the Ten Commandments

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...

Daniel Ortega undertook a hunt for presidential candidates and opponents

TODAY NICARAGUA – In an unprecedented persecution, the Daniel Ortega regime detained four presidential...

Kamala Harris begins tour in Guatemala

Q24N - Arriving in the Guatemalan capital about two hours late, after the plane...

Ortega regime orders Cristiana Chamorro to house arrest

TODAY NICARAGUA – The regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo backed down and...

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...

Long lines and confusion as Venezuela begins COVID-19 vaccination

Q24N (Reuters) Hundreds of senior citizens and health workers stood in long lines on...

Peru revises pandemic death toll, now worst in the world per capita

Q24N (Reuters) Peru on Monday almost tripled its official COVID-19 death toll to 180,764,...

Opinion: Peru’s electoral drama is damaging democracy

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...

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...

The US sanctions Nicaraguan Daniel Ortega’s daughter and close associates

TODAY NICARAGUA – The United States imposed economic sanctions on four Nicaraguan officials close to President Daniel Ortega on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, including...

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...

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Southwest adds yet another route to Liberia, now from Denver

QCOSTARICA - Southwest airlines will add a new route to the Daniel Oduber International Airport, in Liberia, this time connecting with the city of...

Europe opens the doors to tourism, these are the requirements

Q TRAVEL - Europe opened the doors to tourism. While worldwide vaccination against covid-19 advances above the levels of each country, the restrictions are...

Direct flight will connect Guanacaste with Austin starting in November

QCOSTARICA - American Airlines announced that starting November 2, 2021, it will offer a direct flight between Austin, Texas and...

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...

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...

Living In Costa RicaExpat Focus

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...

Help My Business Get Noticed… Please!

EXPAT FOCUS - With so much despair in the business community of Costa Rica...

What to know about “border runs” starting from today

RICO's TICO BULL - Today, Monday, April 5, Costa Rica opened its land borders...

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Estadio Nacional

QCOSTARICA - The multipurpose national stadium, the first modern sport and event arena to be built in Central America, located La Sabana. The stadium was completed in 2011 and officially opened...

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