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The Vintage FJ Cruiser Frame-Off Restoration Process

TODAY COSTA RICA - Being the owner of a vintage Landcruiser what the people at the Vintage Cruiser Co. do is awesome, taking an old Landcruiser FJ and bringing it back to life as it were made today. On their website, they state it clear,...

Total Control of Traffic Allowed Athletes To Run The New San José Marathon At Pleasure

Q COSTA RICA - The new Marathon San Jose (Maratón San José) became a reality on Sunday, May 14, although at the expense of the thousands of drivers who circulate the capital city on Sundays. And it was precisely that, a total control of vehicular...

Only In Samara!

Q COSTA RICA - There is no place a mariachi band won't go. Literally. This could only happen in Costa Rica, in this case Samara, situated along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica's Guanacaste Province, and a favorite vacation spot for both Costa Ricans and...

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

Q COSTA RICA - While being greeted by crowds of hundreds of thousands as he made saints of two shepherd children in the Fatima shrine complex in Portugal, some shouted out Costa Rica, as he greeted people Pope Francis simply said to the Radio...

Who Where The Filibusteros (Those Yankee Invaders)?

Q COSTA RICA, by Mitzi Stark. Outside of Central America few people know about the invasion of William Walker and his filibustero army in 1856. Or that it was the Costa Rican army that routed them and guaranteed independence for the five republics. William Walker,...

Elderly Venezuelans Take to the Streets to Demand a Better Future for their Grandchildren

TODAY VENEZUELA – On Friday, May 12th, hundreds of elderly protesters joined the “democratic resistance” and marched towards the Ombudsman’s Office in rejection of the National Constituent Assembly summoned by dictator Nicolas Maduro. The mobilization known as the “grandparents march” is part of a series...

‘Today Costa Rica Is In Fashion in Europe and in Switzerland’: Lufthansa Regional Manager

  Q COSTA RICA - On Tuesday, May 9, the Swiss airline Edelweiss, a member of the Lufthansa Group, started operations in Costa Rica, after a five year process of negotiations. On Thursday, La Nacion spoke with Felipe Bonifatti, Lufthansa general manager for Central America and...

“Platina” Bridge Closed This Weekend

The Alfredo González Flores bridge, best known as the "Platina", on the autopista General Cañas, will be closed this weekend starting at 10:00pm Friday (May 12). The bridge will re-open to traffic at 5:00am Monday (May 15) morning. The Ministry of Transport (MOPT) says the...

Samsung Galasy S8 Available In Costa Rica

Q TECH - The Samsung Galaxy S8 Android smartphone has arrived in Costa Rica and is available at Samsung store in Mutiplaza Escazú and at Gollo, Monge, Kolbi, Movistar and Claro points of sale. The price of the device is ¢449,900 (US$880 dollars) in cash. This...

The Number Two Of Things In Costa Rica

Living or visiting Costa Rica as a foreigner means not having to deal with cold and snow, you can drink the (tap) water without getting sick, phone numbers have an extra digit, you never have to calculate the tip at a restaurant since it's...

Central American Trauma Ignored as 9 in 10 Refugees Report Kidnapping, Murder, Rape

(Q24N) A new study reports that 92 percent of refugees from the Northern Triangle countries of Central America – El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – have witnessed or experienced traumatic and violent events such as kidnapping, sexual violence and assault, and the murder of...

Colombia’s President Santos Admits that His Government Has Run out of Money

Foto: Presidencia de la República. The Colombian Federation of Education Workers began a strike this week in hopes of improving wages and bonuses for educators, but Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos said he doesn’t approve. Trade union members said that the strike will continue until the...

Why Are There No Riots in the Barrios of Venezuela?

Commuters in Caracas’ popular neighborhoods. | Photo: Mision Verdad TODAY VENEZUELA – Closing streets, paralyzing the subway system, burning urban transport units, attacking public institutions, even some private ones, the looting of shops, schools and hospitals, terrorizing popular neighborhoods with hired gangs, mercenary style. In eastern...

2 Years In Prison For Killing An Animal; Fines Up to ¢212,000 For Abuse

Q COSTA RICA - Legislators on Thursday approved a bill that proposes prison a sentence for those who mistreat or kill animals on purpose. The bill received 46 votes in favor and none against. The bill, if passed into law, establishes a punishment of from...

Monge Consumer Goods Retail Chain Secures US$120 Million Loan To Refinance Debt

Q BUSINESS - Are Costa Rica's importadoras (retailers) in financial trouble? Earlier this year, one of the country major retailers, Casa Blanca, went on the financial downslide, ending up in receivership, “convenio preventivo” in Spanish.This week, comes the news that Grupo Monge was able...

Violence Against Women in Guanacaste is 38% Higher Than the Rest of the Country’s

Q COSTA RICA, by María Fernanda Cruz, Vozdeguanacaste.com - Antonio and Marta started living together thirteen years ago when she was 17 and he was 33. “I left my friends, family, everything because he asked me to,” she says in an anonymous interview with...

Central America Second To Syria In World’s Worst Conflict Zone

(Q24N) Death tolls have declined in world conflict zones but civilians remain pawns of armed groups, increasingly in urban areas, says the London-based think tank International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Its annual report highlighted problems in Central America. Syria remains the world's "most lethal"...

Which Countries Study Which Languages? Here Are The Languages The World Is Trying To Learn

How many foreign languages have you learned in your life and how have you learned them? The world has changed in the past decade, and now we have much more sophisticated ways to be come multilingual. Duolingo is one of those ways. The language-learning mobile...

Spanish Royals Welcome Costa Rican President To Madrid’s Royal Palace

From Mailonline - For once, Queen Letizia and her husband King Felipe IV of Spain could be assured the conversation would flow freely. The Spanish royals welcomed the President and First Lady of Costa Rica to Madrid's Royal Palace today. Letizia, 44, wore a striking emerald...

Costa Rica Wants More Tourists From Europe

Q TRAVEL - Setting its sights on more Italian tourists is only the beginning of Costa Rica's Tourism Board, the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT), objective of increasing tourism from Europe. In a statement, Mauricio Ventura, Minister of Tourism, stressed that the ICT has been...

Apple a Country On Its Own: First To Cross US$800 Billion Barrier

Q TECH - Apple Inc., the U.S. technology giant, has gone where no U.S. company has gone before, on Tuesday becoming the first company ever in the world to enjoy a market capitalization of US$800 billion. If Apple were a country, the iPhone its capital,...

Interesting and Curious Facts About Costa Rica and Costa Ricans (List)

Home Delivery Fast food restaurants such as McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell and many others have home delivery or "express" as it is called in Costa Rica. All 'express' service is prepaid, that is food is not sent out for delivery unless paid for at...

Venezuela’s New Constituent Assembly Takes Page From Fascism’s Playbook

Dictator Nicolás Maduro tramples liberal democracy on his to fascism. (PanAm Post) Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro summoned citizens to write a new constitution at the beginning of May, and though many questions about his proposal remain unclear, the dictator has revealed some new details about the plan...

The Zen Dog Duke Dialogues: No One Knows Your Name

The broke the broker and the broken. The morally vacuous, the pretentious and the contemptuous all come together neatly in the Central Valley and conveniently mill around public places blending in or sticking out; they are accepted as part of the scenery. They are...

Iberia To Bring More Italian Tourists To Costa Rica

Q TRAVEL - Costa Rica's tourism is getting a boost from Iberia, to help bring more Italian tourists to the country. The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) - Costa Rican Tourism Institute, confirmed it signed an agreement with the Spanish airline to promote Costa Rica...

Being Homeless In Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA TRAVEL - From the Lonely Planet forum: My girlfriend and I are extremely interested in backpacking around Costa Rica, though we would prefer to cut costs by hammocking and scavenging for food. We are experienced backpackers and used to living homeless, but...

Kim, Khloe Kardashian Throw Water on Scott Disick for Bringing Girl on Family Trip To Costa Rica

COSTA RICA EXTRA - Payback! Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian and Kris Jenner team up against Scott Disick in a sneak peek from the Sunday, May 14, episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. In the previous “To Be Continued" episode, the Kardashians discovered that Disick,...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized President of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega to transfer the responsibility of the project to Wang Jing, a little-known Chinese businessman. Since...

Eruptions Keep Poas Volcano National Park Closed To Tourists

Q COSTA RICA - The indefinite closure of the Poas Volcano National Park has impeded the inauguration of the recent improvements made to the park, valued at ¢763 million colones (US$1.362 million dollars). The national park was closed and a 'green' alert issued for five...

Two Guanacastecans will represent the province at triathlon World Championships in Hawaii and Holland

Q COSTA RICA, Roberto Acuña Ávalos, vozdeguanacaste.com -Jacqueline Mora and Luis Mora train in a swimming pool at a Nicoya sports complex from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. The do it because of passion and, now, because they will represent Guanacaste in...

Court Gives a Neighbor an Opportunity to Fight for Lands of the Chorotega Stadium in Nicoya

Q COSTA RICA, by Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguanacaste.com - The Cassation Court of the Administrative Contentious (Tribunal de Casación de lo Contencioso Administrativo), upheld the recourse interposed by Katya María Sanchún Acosta, neighbor of San José, who had accused the Municipality of Nicoya and...

Costa Rica Looks “Brighter Now”, says President Solis

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solis begins his last year in office saying it's not what people expected with the changes promised during his campaign three years ago, but the country is better off now though he still faces the...

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