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Fifth tropical wave precipitation will be heavier in the north of the country

QCOSTARICA - For this Wednesday, the arrival of the fifth tropical wave of the season is expected, thus reinforcing the rainy activity mainly to the north of our country. The national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN), warns in particular residents of the northern...

Truck without brakes causes triple crash kills four

QCOSTARICA - A truck loaded with wood, lost its braking power, rolled down a slope for almost a kilometer, dragging in its path an SUV, and coming to a stop when it hit a beer truck, this Friday morning, killing four people. The crash occurred...

Vehicle collides with new train in Cartago

QCOSTARICA - It didn't take long. It was bound to happen. Sooner than later. Last night, Wednesday, a vehicle collided with one of the new commuter trains, in Cartago. The collision occurred at 6:45 pm, about 300 meters from the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (Incofer)...

Organizer of ‘Summer Fest’ in Cartago affirms cancelation of event

QCOSTARICA - The organizer of the "Summer Fest" event, scheduled for today, Saturday, April 24 in Cartago, assured on Friday that it had canceled the activity, among other reasons, due to the severity of the pandemic. The organizer, who identifies himself publicly as Juan Torres,...

San Jose as seen from Cartago

The capital seen from the north of Cartago. Photo: Rafael Pacheco

Transitos save Uber driver from assailants

QCOSTARICA - Transitos (traffic officials) Gustavo Ordóñez and Daniel Picado became guardian angels of Ronny Picado Hernández an Uber driver, rescued from two alleged assailants who had a gun at him inside his car. “When I saw those policemen on the road it was like...

The Tregynon man who survived the worst earthquake in Costa Rican history

On May 4, 1910, the most destructive earthquake in the history of Costa Rica destroyed the city of Cartago. Such had been the devastation that even today none can be sure how many people died with records ranging from 400 to 700 people, the...

Covid-19 contagion rate in Costa Rica rises slightly, but new cases continue to decline

QCOSTARICA - The contagion rate of covid-19 in Costa Rica rose slightly in the last week according to the most recent analysis by the Universidad Hispanoamericana (UH), going from 0.83 to 0.9. However, analysts consider that this increase is not necessarily bad news, since the...

Flog, rain and cold this morning in Cartago (Photos)

QCOSTARICA - Fog, light rain and very cold it was for those who had to leave home this morning in Cartago, due to the effects of the 12th cold push. The cold push has affected the entire country the last couple days with strong winds,...

Hungry coyotes roam the TEC campus in Cartago

QCOSTARICA - In recent weeks coyotes have been seen roaming the TEC campus in Cartago, hungry and looking for food, especially on the shore of the lake, because that is where they catch domestic ducks that also get to frolic in the waters. Their presence...

The Florencio del Castillo: the road that connects San Jose and Cartago

The Consejo Nacional de Concesiones (CNC) - National Council of Concessions - is currently waiting on a feasibility study by the private road builder MECO for the expansion of the Florencio del Castillo - the 21 km road that connects San Jose and Cartago,...

Turrialba Volcano will once again amaze visitors with guided tours from sunrise

QCOSTARICA - With a string of walks that will begin at 5 am and will continue every hour until 10 am, in groups of 17, tourists will return to the Turrialba volcano starting December 4. In this first phase, it is expected that at least...

Taras, Cartago Friday Afternoon

QCOSTARICA - Taras, Cartago. At 3:10 pm this Friday a rainbow formed north of Cartago. A sign that rains of this week may be receding? Photos: Rafael Pacheco

Neighbors arrest the stalker who leaves woman used underwear

QCOSTARICA - For weeks, a Cartago lived through the nightmare of an unknown individual leaving women's used undergarments at her front door. This occurred every Thursday. The police were helpless in catching the man in the act. But, given that her story was made public,...

Allison Bonilla case: Garments found in clandestine dump

(QCOSTARICA) Allison Bonilla's family acknowledged that several items found in a clandestine dump in San Jerónimo de Cachí, in Paraíso, Cartago, belong to the young woman. The discovery was made this Sunday morning, September 27, when volunteers from two organizations were working on a new...

Is it witchcraft that leads a man to leave women’s underwear at her home?

(QCOSTARICA) Mayden Chamorro still doesn't understand why a man has left her used female underwear outside her home every Thursday. Could it be part of a witchcraft ritual? Chamorro, a resident of Villas de Ayarco, in La Unión de Cartago, has been living this nightmare since...

[Photos] Hundreds of tourists flooded Prusia, eager to flee the pandemic

(QCOSTARICA) The gradual opening in the midst of the pandemic saw hundreds of tourists to visit Prusia, that cold and enigmatic spot of the Irazú Volcano National Park, . This Sunday, dozens of vehicles formed a long line at the entrance to this protected area,...

Victim of sexual abuse in Cartago: “this has to stop”

(QCOSTARICA)  "I was walking and pushing my six-month-old son's stroller and my 11-year-old daughter was riding a bicycle. As I stop to get the stroller onto the sidewalk in front of my house, 'un infeliz', because I don't know what else to call him,...

Allison Bonilla case: Suspect confessed he raped the young woman and then killed her

(QCOSTARICA) It wasn't the story the family of Allison Bonilla had hoped for. The accused, a neighbor, confessed to raping and killing the 18-year-old girl who went missing in March. The suspect, a 28-year-old man identified by his last names Sánchez Ureña, alias Sukia, told...

Allison Bonilla case: Neighbor arrested for her disappearance

(QCOSTARICA) Allison Pamela Bonilla Vásquez, 18, went missing six months ago. He whereabouts are unknown, she was last seen on March 4, walking home in the Florencio del Castillo urbanization, Ujarrás de Paraíso, Cartago. She never made it. Allison's family have left no stone unturned, the...

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 the center of Cartago, on the route to the Irazú volcano. In this picturesque and...

It’s not Europe, it’s Cartago, Costa Rica

It's not Europe,it's Cartago, Costa Rica. "Linda y bella nuestra tiquicia". Photo from Fotos antiguas de Costa Rica (Facebook)  

Two Men Lost Their Lives Thrown Accidentally From a Moving Pickup

Two work hands riding in the back of a pickup truck lost their lives early this Monday in Cartago, when the driver swerved, expelling the two men from the truck, hitting a parked truck and onto the pavement. The incident occurred in San Juan de...

Catholic Church Cancels Romería!

(QCOSTARICA) This year, as 11 years ago, the Catholic Church has been forced to make the decision to cancel the traditional pilgrimage - romería - to the Basilica of Los Angeles to commemorate "La Negrita", patron saint of Costa Rica. The decision is due to...

OIJ Divers Search Cachi Dam Lake For Allison Bonilla

The search for Allison Pamela Bonilla Vásquez resumed this Thursday morning, as agents of the Cartago office of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) searched the lake of the Cachí dam, in Paraíso de Cartago. The work was carried out in conjunction with divers and...

Search For Allison Continues; Sunday’s Raid Came Up Empty

She disappeared on March 4. The last piece of information her family has that, on her way home that afternoon, she felt as she was being followed. The trail has gone cold, but her family has been keeping the search alive. On Sunday there was...

Toursim Board Announces Closure Of Miradores and Tourist Stops In Response to Coronavirus

The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT)  - Costa Rican Tourism Board - announced the temporary closure of the miradores (viewpoints) of Ujarrás and Orosi, the ruins of Ujarrás and the tourist location of Playas de Doña Ana, near Puntarenas, sites of free or low-cost...

OIJ raids massage parlor, and arrests owner

A woman was arrested, suspect of pimping (proxenetismo in Spanish), after agents of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) in Cartago, raided a massage the center of that canton. The OIJ explained that a 39-year-old woman was arrested. The OIJ said it began an investigation...

23-year-old woman, mother of two children, was the first murder victim of 2020

Angie Gabriela Quirós Navarro, 23 years of age, a resident of Lomas de Quircot, San Nicolás de Cartago, is the first homicide of 2020. According to the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ), the incident occurred in the first minutes of the year, killed by gunfire...

Intermodality in public transport begins to take shape

Can you imagine taking the train in Cartago, getting off in San Jose center and traveling the last kilometers to work on a rented bicycle, or use a bus and transfer in a mega terminal where you will have several options to end the...

Costa Rica Glass Company Reduces Operations, Lays Off 254

Due to fall in sales and Costa Rica's economic slowdown, Grupo Vidriero Centromericano Vical announced the layoff of 254 employees working at its Vicesa de Cartago plant. In a statement, Vical said that in the last two years, their traditional markets have been characterized by...

Virtual Reality Tour of the Electric Train!

Hype or reality? The electric commuter train for Costa Rica, a project headed by the First Lady, Claudia Dobles, is coming to a mall near year. The Tour de Realidad Virtual del Tren Eléctrico! (Virtual Reality Tour of the Electric Train!) is being presented in...

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