Tuesday 18 February 2020

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The Battle of Tamarindo: How Two Dance Music Festivals Are Vying For the Same Costa Rican Beach Town

(Billboard) Deep in the jungles of Costa Rica, the origami stage of Ocaso Festival shimmers in fractal explosions of color. More than 20,000 LEDs...

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....

Bankers Oppose Lifting of Bank Secrecy

The Costa Rican Banking Association expressed its opposition to the proposal of the Minister of Finance, Rodrigo Chaves, to lift bank secrecy as one...

Minister of Finance: ‘The Mortgage Is Killing Us’

In an interview with La Nación, the Minister of Finance (Ministro de Hacienda), Rodrigo Chaves, answers why his diagnosis of public debt differs from...

Buses The Most Used Public Transport Service in Costa Rica

What are the means of public transport used most in Costa Rica? According to a recent study by the Institute for Social Studies in...

The Best Places To Retire Abroad In 2020 (Podcast)

The number one for cheap and safe to retire is Austria, dubbed the Swiss alternative... number 3 is Costa Rica, the Swiss of Central...

Costa Rican cyclist captures queen stage of Petronas

Costa Rica's Kevin Rivera emerged victorious in the queen stage of Petronas Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) 2020 on Monday but it was second-placed...

Costa Rica’s Finances on Treacherous Terrain

(Bloomberg) Costa Rica’s fear of protesters is proving to be greater than its fear of credit ratings agencies, putting its public finances back on...

Troops storm El Salvador’s parliament

Armed soldiers and police officers accompanied El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele as he stormed the nation's parliament on Sunday afternoon. The president demanded that opposition...

Tourism Grows During Challenges

Although in 2019 the arrival of tourists to Costa Rica increased 4% compared to 2018, the sector continues to face complex procedures to open...

Sign Of The Times? BCR Closes 5 Branches

Although the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) closed 2019 with an increase in profits, last week it announced the closure of five of its...

Joe Biden’s Brother Frank Linked to Real Estate Project In Costa Rica

(Breitbart.com) Frank Biden, the youngest brother of former Vice President Joe Biden, saw his business interests benefit from millions of dollars in taxpayer loans...

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...

“Incompatibility” will be grounds for divorce in Costa Rica

The impossibility of continuing a life in common in marriage, due to incompatibility, will be a new cause for divorce. With a vote of...

“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...

Walmart has new line of Costa Rican coffee

Walmart and Mas X Menos locations in Costa Rica now sell Great Value coffee grown in Tres Ríos, Naranjo and Tarrazú, according to a...

Quiznos to open five restaurants this year

As part of a 20-store development deal, Quiznos is on track to open five new restaurants this year in Latin American markets including Costa...

The High Cost of Protectionism

In Costa Rica, the Contentious Administrative Court ruled in favor of the companies who accused the government of damaging the local market, after the...

Less deaths on the road in January

January 2020 had the lowest number of deaths on the road in the last 5 months. The 28 fatalities were the lowest for a January...

13-year-old indigenous girl pregnant by man 50 years her senior

A 13-year-old Costa Rican indigenous girl from Talamanca is pregnant with a man almost 50 years older than her. Under unknown conditions, both were...

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 company will open this...