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Q Media supports AmCham initiative to request donation of vaccines to the United States

QCOSTARICA - The Costa Rican North American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) this week began a Change.org petition to collect signatures to ask the United States government to donate one and a half million vaccines against Covid 19 for our country. "We respectfully request President Joe...

Farmer’s fairs remain fertile despite the effects of the pandemic

QCOSTARICA - Despite the effects of the pandemic, "ferias" (farmers fairs) that are a staple on weekends across the country, from small towns to big cities, continue to attract customers looking for fresh produce and at good prices. Edwin Vargas, president of the Junta Nacional...

College of Physicians proposes to apply 150,000 doses weekly; tighten vehicle restrictions

QCOSTARICA - Applying 150,000 doses per week of the covid-19 vaccine and establishing stricter vehicle restrictions temporarily, are the two main proposals of the College of Physicians and Surgeons to flatten the growing contagion curve. The organization considers that this measure would allow not only...

Maikol Yordan is no longer lost, he’s on Amazon Prime Video

Q MAGAZINE - The Costa Rican movies "Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido" and "Maikol Yordan 2 La Cura Lejana", joined the catalog of the Amazon Prime Video platform, the globally second only to Netflix. Both Maikol Yordan films can now be streamed in Latin America...

Entertainment Or Nature. What’s Better In Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is a country filled with beautiful nature, miles of coastline, and even volcanic formations. All these things make it a wonderful place for tourists, expats, and nationals alike. However, whilst this Latin American paradise is most famously known for its landscape and unusual...

Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica

  Photo by digitaltravelcouple, "In Puerto Viejo we were located on the sunrise side of Costa Rica so we watched (sic) as many sunrises as possible. Currently we’re inland exploring the amazing volcanos and impressive waterfalls of Costa Rica. It’s much colder up in the...

Dra. Daniela Ruiz, the pediatrician and dermatologist who breaks paradigms

TODAY COSTA RICA - Despite the fact that she does not consider herself an influencer, Dr. Daniela Ruiz Guzmán has grown by leaps and bounds in the social network of the moment: Instagram. Last January she had just 2,000 followers and now she has amassed...

‘The party can wait,’ says the CCSS in social media campaign

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) is using social media to get the message home, to stay at home in the face of an increase in massive events, attended in the majority by younger people, and one of the reasons for...

Sunrise at Lake Arenal

  Sunrise at Lago Arenal, La Fortuna by @Eckotraveler posted on Instagram, April 13, 2021.  

Costa Rica Space Radar operational!

QCOSTARICA - The Costa Rica Space Radar is the most advanced commercial low-Earth orbit mapping and monitoring device in the world and was implemented by LeoLabs in record time in Guanacaste.   This new phased array radar reinforces LeoLabs' leadership as a data and service provider...

Large illegal market for false tests for covid-19

QCOSTARICA - The illegal market for false covid-19 tests has already produced 15 complaints and an alert call, this Wednesday, by the College of Microbiologists and Clinical Chemists (CMQC). "In many areas of the country, PCR and antigen samples are being taken illegally in commercial...

Canatur expects an “explosion” of American tourists for the second half of 2021

QCOSTARICA - Local tourism at Semana Santa gave a brief respite to the tourism sector, especially in beach destinations: the Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels (CCH) recorded an average occupancy of 75%, while the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) reported a flow distributed on...

Avianca to fly direct San José and Miami starting July 1

QCOSTARICA - Avianca airlines announced that starting next July 1, 2021, it will fly daily non-stop between San José (SJO) and Miami (MIA). The Colombia flag airline reported, in a press release, that the route will be covered by an Airbus A320, with a capacity...

RECOPE asks for another hike in fuel prices

QCOSTARICA - If you haven't gotten over the whopping increase in fuel prices that went into effect this Wednesday, ready for another, the fifth consecutive this year, as the do nothing Costa Rican refinery made its latest request on Friday. The request, that would take...

Netflix to premiere Attenborough documentary filmed in Costa Rica

TODAY COSTA RICA - Neither the coronavirus nor the global confinement managed to prevent the renowned naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, from filming in our country part of his new documentary, Attenborough’s Life In Colour, which will premiere on April 22 on Netflix. Of course, the...

AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in Costa Rica on hold pending analysis by EMA

QCOSTARICA - At 7 am this Wednesday, the first 43,200 vaccines against covid-19, developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, arrived in Costa Rica by way of the Juan Santamaria International (San Jose) airport. The doses, however, will not be used immediately, as the...

Cross-Border Investigation: Tracking the Covid-19 Money

Q REPORTS - Central American governments allocated millions of dollars to attend the pandemic. In what and to whom did the money go? This is the question asked by various media in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico in coordination with the Centro Latinoamericano de...

Dino on the loose in San Jose!

QCOSTARICA - A T-Rex escaped from Dino Park, in Upala, to be seen on the streets of San José. We're not talking about a real Tyrannosaurus rex (rex meaning "king" in Latin), often called T. rex or colloquially T-Rex. The dinosaur, riding through the capital...

Tárcoles, Costa Rica

Tárcoles, Costa Rica. Photo by Joaquin Murillo Photography.

Costa Rica among the countries with the lowest growth this year in Latin America: World Bank

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica is among the countries with the lowest expected growth in production in Latin America and the Caribbean this year, according to the new semiannual report of the World Bank for the region entitled: "Back to Growth", which published on March...

S&P maintains Costa Rica’s rating but warns of a possible downgrade if loan with the IMF fails

QCOSTARICA - The risk rating agency Standard and Poor's (S&P) confirmed Wednesday, March 25, its long-term sovereign ratings in local and foreign currency of 'B' for Costa Rica, but made it clear that it could lower it if the country does not take corrective...

President Alvarado asks for a review the covid-19 vaccination strategy

QCOSTARICA - Let's do some simple math. The country has received 676,455 vaccines in the first three months of the first delivery on December 23, 2020. As of Friday, March 19, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) reports 312,000 vaccines (212,454 first and...

Costa Rica reopens land borders to tourists starting April 5

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica will reopen the land borders to tourists starting Monday, April 5, announced this Tuesday afternoon the Minister of Tourism, Gustavo Segura. The land borders with Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south have been closed to tourists, due to...

Country by Country Guide to Covid Vaccines in Central America

QCOSTARICA - Covid vaccination in Central America is well underway. Here’s an updated country guide to how they’re doing, as of March 18, 2021. The topic of vaccines is controversial, stirring up strong feelings on both sides of the debate. Just look at the Q's...

IMF-Backed Bill Sets Up Clash With Costa Rica’s Powerful Unions

(BLOOMBERG) Costa Rica is trying to rein in one of the world’s highest public sector wage bills, pitting powerful unions against the government and the International Monetary Fund. The government is trying to eliminate hundreds of top ups that it pays employees, but some workers...

Impossible to forget: Arenal Volcano at sunrise!

Photo by Joaquin Murillo Photography, who wrote on his Facebook post: "The photo was taken in April 2018. It was indeed a stroke of luck that the sun rose just to the left of the volcano. That took me totally by surprise. Impossible to...

Fitch maintains Costa Rica’s risk rating at ‘B’, due to deteriorating public finances

QCOSTARICA - Fitch Ratings affirmed this Tuesday Costa Rica's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'B' with a Negative Outlook. In its report, the rating firm explained Costa Rica's 'B' rating reflects weaknesses in public finances and political gridlock that has prevented timely passage...

Less than 0.7% of people vaccinated against COVID-19 have had “some type of event”

QCOSTARICA - On Friday, March 12, the Ministry of Health reported that, of the total number of people vaccinated against COVID-19, 0.67% have presented "some type of event" supposedly attributable to vaccination or immunization. The majority of cases (73%) is in women and within the...

Hotels in Costa Rica join the ‘pet friendly’ trend to attract travelers

QCOSTARICA - As the number of people who consider pets as a member of the family grows, the possibility of taking them on trips and not leaving them alone at home or in an animal hotel, entices travelers. For that reason, several hotels in Costa...

It’s been 7 years, but it’s done: Costa Rica and Panama complete Sixaola border bridge

QCOSTARICA - After almost three years of starting the work and four before that to the get contract awarded, authorities of the governments of Costa Rica and Panama inaugurated this Thursday the Binational bridge on the Sixaola, in Talamanca, Limón. The structure, which cost US$25...

Consumer confidence improves slightly in early 2021

QCOSTARICA - Consumer pessimism decreased slightly for February 2021, compared to November of last year, however, uncertainty around the economy remains high and the exit from this trance is still slow. That is the conclusion by the results of the Consumer Confidence Index (ICC), carried...

Torre del Bicentenario: An envisioned project to commemorate Costa Rica’s 200th

QCOSTARICA - To commemorate the Bicentennial of Costa Rica that occurs in 2021, Inverse Project has designed the Torre del Bicentenario for this important milestone. It is a speculation (a conceptual tower) on what a tower project could be in a biodiverse and environmentally conscious...

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