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In Costa Rica we also have violent groups and angry Trumpists

QCOSTARICA - This week millions will watch the transfer of powers in the United States with one question on their minds: What to do about the violent Trumpists who will remain active after Trump leaves the White House? The irony is that in Costa Rica...

Cyclones and Trump’s departure fuel dreams of Central Americans to go to the United States

Q REPORTS (La Lima, Honduras) Emerson sells bananas on the edge of a dusty street in La Lima, northern Honduras, but hopes to stop doing so soon and migrate to the United States. He believes that President-elect Joe Biden will let him get through. After...

Costa Rica condemns acts of violence in the United States Capitol

QCOSTARICA - The Government of Costa Rica condemned the acts of violence that took place Wednesday in the United States Capitol, in Washington D.C. "Costa Rica reiterates its condemnation of any act of violence that interferes with the healthy development of the democratic system," the...

Western Union closes in Cuba due to U.S. sanctions

(Q24N) The financial services company Western Union closed its operation in Cuba, this Monday, November 23, forced by pressure from the Donald Trump administration, depriving thousands of Cubans from receiving remittances from their relatives in the United States. "US Government: solely responsible for the end...

Biden’s victory marks a setback for Bolsonaro

(Q24N) Brasilia - Joe Biden's victory in the US elections marks a setback for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the so-called “tropical Trump” who professed fervent support for Donald Trump and, according to analysts, is isolated abroad and more vulnerable at home. So far, the Brazilian...

Former Costa Rican presidents celebrate Biden’s victory

QCOSTARICA - Far from the neutrality on political and international issues to which they were obliged when they held the Presidency, several former presidents of Costa Rica celebrated the victory of Joe Biden in the 2020 US presidential elections. Although in-person voting took place on...

Biden to bring benefits to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The arrival of Joe Biden to the White House in January will imply, for the world economy, the return of the United States to respect and strengthen multilateral entities such as the World Trade Organization (WTO). The shift to the policy established by...

What does the US presidential election imply for Costa Rica?

QCOSTARICA - The results of the presidential election in the United States may not be known until Friday when the last states pending to complete the count. Or perhaps even days or weeks later, as President Donald Trump has said he will be asking...

Can America avoid an election crisis?

BRUSSELS – The 2020 U.S. presidential election is unlike any other in living memory. Previous contests have been rancorous and some were described in existential terms. But never, at least in recent times, have Americans faced the realistic prospect of the incumbent rejecting the...

#DEBUNKED: False tweet circulates in which Donald Trump relates Carlos Alvarado to Nicolás Maduro

#DEBUNKED: NOT TRUE that the president of the United States, Donald Trump, published a message on Twitter in which he relates the president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, to Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. The false publication, in which the president of the United States, supposedly,...

Trump’s election to lose

OPINION by DW's Ines Pohl from the US state of Ohio - "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and wouldn't lose any voters," Trump boasted notoriously at the beginning of the 2016 election campaign. The president hasn't yet shot...

U.S. plan to return Asian companies to the Americas could have benefits for Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) A plan by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to encourage U.S. companies from that to return their operations from Asia to the Americas could benefit Costa Rica, according to the Association of Free Trade Zones of Costa Rica (Azofras) and the Ministry of...

Security Minister wanting a border wall? WTF?

(RICO'S DIGEST) - I couldn't believe what I was hearing the other day watching the live press conference from Casa Presidencial on the coronavirus in Costa Rica. Here was this bald man saying: "Suddenly in this moment and in this circumstance, we would like to have...

Just like Trump, Brazil’s Bolsonaro puts the economy ahead of his people during coronavirus

The COVID-19 coronavirus has infected more than two million people and killed more than 150,000 in almost 200 countries — figures that will be outdated by the time you read this article. Different countries have responded to the crisis by imposing national strategies that...

Lysol maker: Please don’t drink our cleaning products

CNN - The company that makes Lysol and Dettol is urging customers not to consume its cleaning products after President Donald Trump suggested the possibility of injecting disinfectants to protect people from coronavirus. Reckitt Benckiser (RBGLY), a British company, warned Friday that human consumption of...

The Trump Presidency Turns Deadly!

(OPINION) WASHINGTON, DC – For the first three years of his administration, US President Donald Trump focused on consolidating power. And yet, as the United States approached its greatest domestic peril in a century, he refused to use that power. Instead, as a deadly...

The President Is Trapped

The Atlantic - For his entire adult life, and for his entire presidency, Donald Trump has created his own alternate reality, complete with his own alternate set of facts. He has shown himself to be erratic, impulsive, narcissistic, vindictive, cruel, mendacious, and devoid of...

U.S. Offers US$15 Million Reward For The Arrest of Nicolas Maduro

The US Government on Thursday filed charges for "narco terrorism" (drug terrorism) against Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, and offered US$15 million for any information leading to his capture. "I have a message for senior chavismo officials: the party is ending," Ariana Fajardo Orshan, Attorney General...

Venezuelan FM Blasts US For ‘Desperate’ Charges Against Maduro

The US Government on Thursday filed charges for “narco terrorism” (drug terrorism) against Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, and offered US$15 million for any information leading to his capture. “I have a message for senior chavismo officials: the party is ending,” Ariana Fajardo Orshan, Attorney General...

Colombian President Meeting with Donald Trump

Colombian President Iván Duque met with U.S. president Trump n the Oval Office at the White House on Monday. In brief remarks, the two leaders reaffirmed the relationship between the countries and talked about humanitarian issues in Venezuela. Colombia and the United States have been...

Venezuela Is the Eerie Endgame of Modern Politics

Last month, Juan Guaidó appeared in Washington in the role of political totem. Venezuela’s main opposition leader—the man who is recognized by that country’s National Assembly, millions of his fellow citizens, and several dozen foreign countries as the rightful president of Venezuela—was one of...

Opinion: Is it fair to compare Trump with Chavez?

A series of announcements aimed at Latino voters launched by a Democratic group has created a stir when comparing President Trump with dictators Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez, Nicolás Maduro and Augusto Pinochet. The comparison is exaggerated, but it raises some valid questions. The announcements, announced...

U.S. renews tariff threat on Brazil and Argentina

(From CNN) U.S. President Donald Trump announced Monday that the US will "restore" steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina, citing a "massive devaluation of their currencies." "Brazil and Argentina have been presiding over a massive devaluation of their currencies. which is not good...

Would ousting Trump rebuild the country’s faith in government? Lessons from Latin America

The House of Representatives has opened an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. But what happens if a president is impeached? The vice president would take his place, but other parts of the government continue unchanged. Partisan polarization can be magnified in the process. Many...

U.S. New Asylum Ban Will Have an ‘Enormous’ Human Impact

On Wednesday, the (U.S.) Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration may implement a policy barring the majority of asylum-seekers from Central America—even though the rule is still making its way through the courts. The policy requires migrants who pass through other countries before reaching...

Fidel Castro Warned Us Of Climate Change

It was on June 12, 1992, in Río de Janeiro, Brazil, when Fidel Castro presented a brief but masterful speech during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. Those present applauded, including a few heads of state who weren’t too happy with what...

March in Caracas Against US Blockade

Authorities of the National Government accompanied Venezuelans dmeonstrating their commitment and loyalty to the legacy of Commander Hugo Chavez and freedom from the blockade caused by U.S. President Donald Trump during mobilizations in Caracas Wednesday. On Wednesday, the streets of Caracas were once again filled...

Trump Invites Costa Rica To Sign Immigration Agreement

The United States will promote negotiations to reach migratory agreements with El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama, in line with the seal last week with Guatemala, to curb irregular migration from Central America, a senior US official said. Interim US National Security Secretary Kevin...

Mexico not ready for safe third country agreement with U.S.: ambassador

(Reuters) - Mexico is not ready to sign a safe third country agreement with the Trump administration regarding asylum seekers at their shared border, the Mexican ambassador to the United States said on Thursday. Martha Barcena, speaking at an event in Washington, said the United...

U.S. cuts hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico. The plan...

Huawei-Costa Rica “will continue to provide security updates” of its brand of smartphones

Are Huawei smartphones the most favorite brand in Costa Rica? But more important, will the hundreds of thousands of users of Huawei samrtphones in Costa Rica be affected by the recent ban in the United States? According to Centralamericadata.com, Huawei and Apple brands represent around...

‘Don’t get comfortable’: Trump says CA migrants will be ‘sent home’

U.S. President Donald Trump has called on Democrats to vote for his immigration reform to fix the ‘National Emergency' on the United States border with Mexico, saying that migrants from Central America - "the bad 'hombres,' of which there are many, are being detained...

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