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Companies from ten countries to compete for Costa Rica’s electric train

Representatives of the main railway equipment construction companies in the world were in Costa Rica in recent months sizing up the concession project - which will open in 2020 - for the electric train of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM). So far, companies China, Korea,...

Costa Rica Continues With Highest Fuel Prices In The Region

While fuel prices in Central America show an increase, Costa Rica continues with the highest up to september 23. The per US gallon of regular gasoline: Costa Rica $3.97, Nicaragua $3.55, Honduras $3.40, El Salvador $3.09, Guatemala $3.09 and Panama $2.83. Click here for the...

In Costa Rica, indigenous farmers change along with the climate

YORKIN, Costa Rica. With erratic rainfall in Costa Rica playing havoc with her harvest, Maura Lupario reorganised her farm to ensure it could keep feeding her family - including getting her husband to give up his harvesting job at a banana company 50km away. Like...

OIJ confirms Body Exhumed In Quepos Cemetery Is of American ‘Sportsbook’ Owner

The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) confirmed that an exhumed body from an unnamed grave, in the Quepos, Puntarenas, cemetery is that of William Sean Creighton, the American owner of the 5Dimes sportsbook, missing since September 24, 2018. The finding of Creighton, 43, originally from...

Tourists recognize the danger to see crocodiles on Tarcoles bridge

Tourists who stop to see the crocodiles on the bridge over the Tárcoles River recognize the danger they are exposed to, such as vehicles at high passing speed, no speed limiters and no traffic police presence in the area. Every day, hundreds of tourist make...

Follow the Money: Through Costa Rica Chavez Leaders Received Money From Mexican Cartels

Spain's ABC news (ABC.es) reveals that leaders of the Venezuelan government would have received money from the Mexican narco through Costa Rica. According to the report, apparently, the cash "was in payment for drug shipments sent by Chavez leaders," adds the publication based on information...

Central America’s 10 best tours: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, Panama and beyond

If it’s volcanoes, colonial towns, Mayan ruins and abundant nature you’re after, head to Central America. From Belize to Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama adventure is guaranteed. Step back in time in Nicaragua Visit the rural backwaters and remote Caribbean islands of Nicaragua on this...

More Spaces Added For Bryan Adams October 8 Show in Costa Rica

Bryan Adams is coming to Costa Rica next month for his one and only date in Costa Rica. And the popularity of the legendary singer in Costa Rica has forced the promoter to add more seats to the October 8 who in the Coca-Cola...

23 Public Spaces In Guanacaste Now Have Free Wi-Fi

A total of 23 public spaces in Guanacaste now have free Wi-Fi, thanks to a project by Cooperativa de Electrificación Rural de Guanacaste (Coopeguanacaste). Coopeguanacaste, whose main activity in the province is providing electricity to more than 68,000 subscribers and the Parque Eólico Cacao (Cacao...

What is the cause of the wave of violence gripping Costa Rica?

The numbers speak for themselves. In just 15 days, 42 homicides were added to the statistics of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ), pushing the number of homicides for the year from 338 on August 26 to 380 on September 9. Despite being alarming, authorities...

Pope Francis On Costa Rica Coffee: “The Best In The World”

Pope Francis (Papa Francisco in Spanish) was given a new opportunity to savor "the best coffee in the world," as he himself has said. That pleasure was given him by Monsignor José Manuel Garita, Bishop of Ciudad Quesada, who handed the Pontiff coffee from Tiquicia...

How Costa Rica and the right medication brought Jerry Stamp out of retirement

CBC News - "Unfortunately, my home province is trying to kill me." Jerry Stamp chuckles as he says the words, as if there's something endearing about that murderous quality of Newfoundland's wavering climate. For the last decade, Stamp has suffered from psoriatic arthritis — an...

Central American Firefighters Sharing Operational Knowledge with U.S. Counterparts

The Joint Task Force-Bravo’s 612th Air Base Squadron will be hosting a multinational firefighting exercise at Soto Cano Air Base, August 19-23, with the participation of 25 firefighters from Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica. The Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and...

The 10 best beaches for gay tourism in the world (one of them is in Costa Rica)

Gay beaches are a popular holiday destination, and not just for LGBT travelers. And even when there are beaches that welcome gays all over the world, several are in the top positions, either because of their resounding beauty, their unique character or the people...

Costa Rica To Export More Electrical Energy to Central America

With the active participation of the General Regulator, Roberto Jiménez, the incorporation of a substation to speed up the electricity market between Costa Rica and northern Central America was achieved today. This will allow Costa Rica to sell more energy to the countries of northern...

“Coco, the musical” will be presented in Costa Rica.

"Coco, the musical", inspired by the Disney movie "Coco" will be presented in Costa Rica on September 14 and 15. The event will be at the National Auditorium, located near the Museo de los Niños (Children's Museum), in San José. The information was shared by...

South Korea Ratified FTA with Central America

It was announced that the National Assembly of South Korea ratified the Free Trade Agreement signed with Central America. The announcement was made by Seok-hyun Lee, deputy of the Korean assembly, who reported on the evening of August 2: "... We, the Korean National Assembly last...

“Once upon a time in the jungles in Costa Rica”

The famous Victoria’s Secret model, Candice Swanepoel shared on social networks images of one of her strolls in Costa Rica. “Once upon a time in the jungles of Costa Rica. #puravida, ”the blonde wrote next to one of the photographs. The 30-year-old (born 20 October 1988)...

Costa Rica Grants 24 Nicarguans Refugee Status

Costa Rica has granted from 2018 to May 2019, 24 refugee status for Nicaraguans who fled the socio-political crisis that began in April of last year. 68 others are expected to be granted status soon. In addition, 12,238 Nicaraguans who filed for refuge were granted...

Tica Turned Into Sex Slave In Mexico Tells Her Story

“One day (in Costa Rica) a man approached me and asked me if I was not tired of the life I was leading in prostitution, I said yes, but I couldn't get out of it. He told me that he had a very nice...

Allergan Breast Implants Recalled By FDA Made in Costa Rica

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday (July 25, 2019) issued an alert about textured breast implants and Biocell tissue expanders, produced by Allergan, as they are related to the onset of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). The FDA requested that Allergan recall...

Objections to Commission Regulation on Bank Cards

Not considering the costs of the collection process, nor market conditions, are some of the failures that Costa Rica banks identify in the bill being discussed in the Legislative Assembly. In December 2018, a proposal was presented that seeks that the Banco Central de Costa...

Training in Handling of Emergencies (Photos)

The photos are from a training exercise by Cruzrojistas (Red Cross workers) on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in adverse road and terrain conditions common during emergencies. The exercise is for strengthening the capabilities of its first responders with the implementation of the Curso de Manejo...

For the first time in Latin America a dog is the victim of abuse at trial

Champéon (Champion), a young dog of two years and two months, became the first animal in Latin America on Monday, in the Costa Rican city of Atenas, to take part in a trial as a victim of abuse. On Monday (July 21), in Atenas, Alajuela,...

FaceApp Has A Different Name in Costa Rica: Poverty!

What is the name of the app that makes people look older? In the whole world, it is called FaceApp, but in Costa Rica, we know it as poverty. The app (mobile application), that became a trend in recent days, uses neural network technology to...

Study reveals decrease in deaths on the road after the implementation of Riteve

A study revealed the decrease in deaths and injuries in traffic accidents after the implementation of Riteve in Costa Rica in 2003. Dr. Wolfgang H. Schulz from Zeppelin University, Germany, published the paper "Reducing the Death Toll of Road Accidents in Costa Rica through the...

Where can you retire nicely on just $30,000 a year … outside the US?

Where to retire on a budget? It might be time to think outside the United States or Canada. A new report by International Living, lists five destinations where you can coast on less than US$30,000 a year. Retiring in a new country requires studying up....

1999: The Concorde Arrives In Costa Rica

The arrival of the Air France Concorde to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica in January 1999. The date was Sunday, January 24, 1999, at 1:00 pm. The plane carried 90 passengers who each paid (at the time) US$52,500 for the 20 day...

17 Years In Prison For Removing or Breaking A Condom Without Consent

Removing the condom or deliberately breaking it in the middle of a sexual act without the partner's consent could land you up to 17 years in prison if a legislative bill presented on Monday (July 15) by the pro-government legislator Paola Vega prospers. According to...

What is the Legal Situation of Live Online Blackjack in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is a beautiful destination for those going away on vacation. It also has some great casinos for those who love a bit of thrilling fun. These casinos, though smaller and less grand than the ones you can find in Las Vegas, are...

Costa Rica Named Tops In Fighting Climate Change to Help Save Surfing

Shoreline erosion, rising sea levels, flooding, and ocean acidification. Surfers see the negative effects of climate change on their beaches every day. Effects foretold to grow more drastic in the next three decades. To raise awareness about climate change and it’s unfavorable side effects, Kalon...

Immigration Offices Closes at 1pm All Week

Costa Rica's immigration service, the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería Costa Rica (DGME), announced that the central offices located in La Uruca, will close at 1:00 pm all week (July 15 to 19) to train employees in "the improvement of attention and advice...

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