Wednesday 19 February 2020

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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...

We Haven’t Hit Bottom Yet

Jobs are in short supply in Costa Rica as a result of low levels of investment while sales of goods and services are dwindling;...

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 to the Irazú Volcano...

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

Bismark Espinoza Martínez, the security guard at the hotel where American-Venezuelan tourist spent her last night alive in Costa Rica, has been found guilty. Espinoza,...

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

How much does it cost to hire someone to have someone killed in Costa Rica? The Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) has determined that...

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

Almost six tons of cocaine headed for the European market were found in a container in the APM Terminal facilities in Moín, Limón. The cocaine...

Unclear Future for Costa Rica’s Commercial Sector

In Costa Rica, the commercial sector faces major challenges such as informality and unemployment; and the country's fiscal situation does not improve the picture....

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...

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...

Taxistas abandon traditional service and join Beego platform

If you can't beat them, join them. That is the decision of some 380 taxi drivers "taxistas" in Heredia, signing an agreement with Beego...

18 years in prison for the murder Carla Stefaniak

The Ministerio Public (Prosecutor's Office) is asking for 68 years in prison Bismarck Espinoza Martínez, the only suspected in the murder of 35-year-old American-Venezuelan...

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

President Carlos Alvarado said earlier this week that lifting bank secrecy should not be a concern for honest people or for any business person...

In less than a month Costa Rica will have the test to determine suspecious cases of coronavirus

In less than a month, the new COVID-19 could be detected in the country without the need for the sample to be sent to...

Who is affected by the lifting of bank secrecy?

The decision of the Ministry of Finance to once again discuss the lifting of bank secrecy (banking privacy) once again raised voices of support...

Costa Rica Usury Rate Defined

Legislators of the Legislative Committee on Tax Matters negotiated to establish a ceiling of a 55% interest rate on loans of less than ¢675,000...

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 to Costa Rica in 1998, I had practiced law in...

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 down, with closing arguments expected to begin on Friday, February 14. On Wednesday, Valeria Ávila...

In the MOOD Live from The BPM Festival, Costa Rica Part 2 (Podcast)

A live mix of the second part of MOOD vs Mindshake - The BPM Festival in Costa Rica. Listen to the Nicolemoudaber – In-the-mood-episode-302-live-from-the-bpm-festival-costa-rica  podcast...

Plane Makes Emergency Landing At SJO

An Alaska Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing at Juna Santamaría Airport (SJO), shortly after taking off at 11:06 am, declaring an...