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Costa Rica Will Not Face In Russia A Group As Terrifying As In Brazil

Costa Rica has a good chance of coming out triumphant in the 2018 World Cup next year, from June 14 to July 15. At least not face in Russia a group as terrifying as in Brazil in 2014. The Costa Rican national team, "La Sele", will...

From Russia, With Love: the Sudden Resurgence of the Soviet Villain

For decades, Hollywood saw red. From the 1950s, when Boris Badenov menaced Rocky and Bullwinkle, to the late 1980s, when a different Rocky defeated Ivan Drago, the Soviet Union provided the most memorable movie villains—ideal foes in a world shaped by the Cold War,...

A Look at President Putin’s New Wheels

President Vladimir Putin has familiarized himself with the Russian-made limousine, part of the 'Cortege' project, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov has confirmed. The brand new series of official vehicles is expected to be released in time for the inauguration following next year's...

Russia Sides with Cuban Dictatorship, Calls Trump’s Policy Reversal “Cold War Rhetoric”

Vladimir Putin (left) with Cuba’s President Raul Castro TODAY CUBA – Russia has expressed its “unyielding solidarity” with Cuba following US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would be reversing many Obama-era policies intended to thaw relations with the island. Russia’s Foreign Ministry didn’t wait long...

Lunar New Year

(Q24N) This just in from CNN. Today’s headlines are so packed with fodder for stand-up comedians it is hard to pick a starting point. Literally, you could tack the New York Times to a wall and select your news by throwing a dart from...

“Good evening. This is the news. The USSR no longer exists…”

Q24N - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has accused the West of "provoking Russia" and said the USSR collapsed in 1991 because of "treachery". The BBC's Steve Rosenberg in Moscow was given a rare interview with him, 25 years after the USSR's demise. Mikhail Gorbachev, 85,...

Costa Rica Beat Russia 4-3 in Friendly

(QSPORTS) Russia's loss is being blamed on poor defence and veteran Vasily Berezutsky as the weak link as coach Stanislav Cherchesov gave opportunities to young players. Costa Rica 4-3 win provided a blow Sunday to Russia's hopes of rebuilding in time for the 2018 World...

Cuba Remains Russia’s Most Trustworthy Partner in Latin America

(Sputnik) — Cuba remains the most trustworthy Russian partner in Latin American and Caribbean States, the speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament, Sergei Naryshkin, said Thursday. "Cuba remains our most reliable and trustworthy partner in Latin America and the Caribbean Basin… I would love to stress one more time, that...

Russia To Build Spy Base in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – Russia has agreed a deal to build an electronic intelligence-gathering base in Nicaragua, which will no doubt renew fears of a new Cold War. Moscow will also give Nicaragua 50 tanks as part of the deal In the 1980s Nicaragua’s Sandinista...

Costa Rica Concerned Over Nicaragua’s Purchase of 50 Russian Tanks

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica authorities are very concerned about the recent acquisition of 50 battle tanks by Nicaragua. The tanks are Russian made and of the latest generation, according to La Prensa. The purchase of the T-721B1 by the Nicaragua military is for US$80 million...

More Gas Price Reductions Possible in April

QCOSTARICA - Gasoline prices in Costa Rica are finally dropping with a 'big' drop coming next month, and another possible drop in April. The Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (Aresep) - regulating authority on public prices and services - said the drop in the...

New U.S. Ambassador To Costa Rica Says “There Is A Need to Assist In Teaching English”

(qCOSTARICA) After waiting almost to two years (from his nomination) to take charge at the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica, Stafford Fitzgerald Haney, the second black ambassador in the history of United States-Costa Rica relations, says "there is need to assist in teaching English.' In...

Russia Heads to Latin America To Find Salve For Sanctions

LATIN AMERICA NEWS (Moscow) — Russia took its global charm offensive to Latin America this week, as the Kremlin seeks to counter Western sanctions over its policies in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Over the past few days, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reassured Cuba of ongoing...

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