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Costa Rica organizes virtual cheer tournament for Latin America

Sports has been hit by the coronavirus as all kinds of tournaments in gyms or open venues have been canceled for the moment. For this reason, the challenge of competing through virtual cheerleading was launched, a modality that arises as an option for athletes from...

The Fearsome March of 1920: A Century Ago, Costa Rica Faced Another Pandemic

The so-called Spanish flu wreaked havoc in Costa Rica exactly 100 years ago: it left almost 2,300 dead, canceled theaters and dances, postponed the school year and tested an incipient health system ... History repeats itself; any resemblance to today may not be coincidental.

NO Emergency Over Coronavirus In Nicaragua; ALL Tourists Welcome, Even From Countries With Confirmed Covid-19 Cases

While most of the world is in a pandemic over the coronavirus covid-19, in Nicaragua there is no “Emergency” and all visitors, even from countries with confirmed cases of covid-19 will have no restrictions for moving around in Nicaragua Fascade of the Fernando Velez Pais...

Why are people stockpiling toilet paper?

Rico's TICO BULL - As the new coronavirus (covid-19) has spread in Costa Rica, and around the world, in the past month many people are seeking supplies and essential items to cope with the pandemic. One of those items is toilet paper! Perhaps the worst...

Will warmer weather stop the spread of coronavirus?

As the coronavirus death toll continues to rise, some have suggested that the approaching warmer spring weather in the northern hemisphere may slow or even stop the spread of the disease. US president Donald Trump echoed this, saying: “The heat, generally speaking, kills this...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Confirmed Cases Now 26; Starting Monday 344 Schools To Be Closed

The number of confirmed cases with the coronavirus covid-19 in Costa Rica rose to 26, three more than on Thursday, 14 women and 12 men, of whom 23 are Costa Rican, ranging in age from 10 to 87. They are spread out in San José,...

Costa Rica’s largest mall looks like a “ghost town” (Photos)

"Avenida Central" or "El Bulevar" (Central Avenue) in the heart of San Jose, ceased to be "the largest mall in Costa Rica". Now you walk that boulevard and you realize more that the situation, economically speaking, is truly ugly. In each block, you can see...

New Stock Exchange Post Seeks to Operate in Costa Rica

The Bolsa Nacional de Valores (Costa Rica's National Stock Exchange) said it received a request for authorization of a new stock exchange post, which would be called Iberoamérica Capital, Puesto de Bolsa. In a press release on March 6, the Bolsa Nacional de Valores explained...

#8m #diainternacionaldelamujer in #costarica🇨🇷 (Photos)

This is how the International Woman's Day march was lived in Costa Rica

The risk of the coronavirus entering Nicaragua in case of confirmed cases in Costa Rica

The coronavirus covid-19 is getting closer and closer to Nicaragua, and the alerts increase in view of the possibility of the virus entering the country after 9 confirmed cases were detected in the neighboring country of Costa Rica. “The virus is going to enter (Nicaragua)...

Government Wants Answers From Guatemala For Restrictions On passengers from Costa Rica

After the first case of Covid-19 coronavirus was confirmed in Costa Rica on Friday, March 6, the Guatemalan Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) issued a statement indicating that an “epidemiological clinical evaluation” will be required of all passengers arriving in Guatemala...

Panama sees more than seven-fold increase in number of migrant children crossing through Darien Gap

UNICEF — The number of migrant children crossing the Darien Gap, a jungled portion of land separating Colombia from Central America, increased more than seven-fold to nearly 4,000 in 2019 from 522 the year before – UNICEF announced today. Approximately 50 % of the children...

New bridge between Costa Rica and Panama making progress: at 72%

Those times in which the residents of Sixaola Limón, crossed to Panama by an old and deteriorated bridge are about to be only an ungrateful memory. This Friday, the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) reported that the construction of a binational bridge has...

Should I Cancel My Trip Because Of Coronavirus?

OPINION - It has been some years since I visited my birth country, Italy. And 2020 was to be the year that I and my wife would visit, get to know the country, in particular the north, from where most of my Italian friends...

SKECHERS Launches New Subsidiary in Latin America

SKECHERS USA, a global leader in the lifestyle and performance footwear industry, announced that the Company is transitioning its business in Latin America from a third-party distributor to a wholly-owned subsidiary, SKECHERS Latin America LLC. The subsidiary will oversee more than 30 countries in the...

‘Bed bugs’ reappear in Costa Rica after 20 years

Four scientists from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) confirmed the reappearance of "bed bugs" (“chinches de cama” in Spanish) in the country and in the Central American region for the first time in the last 20 plus years. The bedbugs were obtained from crevices...

5 Ways You Can Help the Jaguar Rescue Center Save Costa Rica’s Wildlife

(Mentalfloss) In 2005, Catalonian primatologist Encar Garcia and her husband, Italian herpetologist Sandro Alviani, were living in southwestern Costa Rica when locals began to bring them injured animals in hopes that the two experts could save them. As word spread and more animals arrived, their...

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 and a trip by catamaran to Isla Tortuga among other things. At the request of my clients, I began included...

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 a "hit" runs between ¢50,000 to ¢500,000 colones. “We have established sicarios (hitmen) who have charged ¢50,000, others ¢100,000 and some...

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 America...where you can judge the friendliness of town by how friendly their stray dogs are. Listen to the entire postcast from...

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 to Caribbean nations during the Obama years. The extensive overlap in Frank Biden’s dealings and Obama-Biden foreign policy in Central America...

Uber’s Success: The Real Story

Since it went public last May, much of the investor debate surrounding Uber has understandably revolved around how quickly the company can pare its still-massive losses. Less attention has been given, however, to Uber's ride-hailing share losses in the U.S. and Latin America, where Lyft...

Palmares Festival Costa Rica 2020!

After Zapote, the next big entertainment venue on tap is "Palmares", a carnival-style celebration that takes place this year between January 17 and 26, in the town of Palmares, between Alajuela and San Ramon. Palmares is of the largest of the summer festivals, attended by...

People who live to 100 tend to eat lots of beans

Dan Buettner grew up in Minnesota during the 1960s, where he was fed a high-carb diet of bright yellow macaroni and cheese and sweaty red hot dogs wrapped inside flaky croissants. "We didn't know better," he said. But when the cyclist and storyteller started traveling around...

Following January Camp in Qatar, the USMNT will kick off 2020 vs. Costa Rica on Feb. 1 in California

The United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) will get a chance to see what it is aiming for when it holds an upcoming 2022 World Cup friendly against Costa Rica on February 1 in Carson, California, the home of MLS’ Los Angeles Galaxy. The USMNT,...

Government Highlights Dozens of Works That Impacted Costa Rica’s Road Development in 2019

The Government of Carlos Alvarado highlighted the projects that impacted Costa Rica's road development in 2019. Outstanding works in Circunvalación Norte, the extension of the Ruta 32, the binational bridge at Sixaola, OBIS - Obras Impostergables - (unpostponable works) between San José and San Ramón,...

Why Kerosene Is Called “Canfin” in Costa Rica

With the discovery of the fire, man learned to use it to defend from predators, cook food, keep in the cold and light up the dark. At first trunks and dry branches were used and when he discovered the oil, he managed to take advantage...

Keylor Navas reveals that he will live in Spain after retiremenet

The Costa Rican goalkeeper, Keylor Navas, reveals in the interview with Spanish journalist Edu Aguirre for the program 'El Chiringuito', that when he retires, he will not return to Costa Rica and most likely will live in Spain.  "When you retire, are you leaving for...

Costa Rica remains in a relatively average position in the PISA report

Although in the last ten years the average expenditure per primary and secondary student increased by about 15% in OECD countries, most of their states do not report significant progress in education. According to a ranking by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), in...

Immigration Supports Bill To Stop Convicted Foreigners From Obtaining Costa Rican Citizenship

The Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME) - Costa Rica's immigration service - supports the bill that seeks that foreigners convicted of crimes in the country do not obtain Costa Rican citizenship. Immigration Director, Raquel Vargas, in a written statement, told the Legislative Committee...

Two Americans Nabbed At San Jose Airport With US$644,000 In Cash

Two Americans tried to enter Costa Rica, through the San Jose international airport (SJO), with US$644,344 dollars in their carryons. According to a press release from the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública (MSP) - Ministry of Public Security -  the men were identified by their last...

Star Wars Fever Arrives In Costa Rica (Photos)

Good morning and happy Saturday! Star Wars fever arrived at the San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica airport last night, with the landing of the United Airlines Boeing 737-800 with special painting to the new movie of the Star Wars saga, The Rise of Skywalker. ...

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