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Cynthia Ann Telles named new U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Today, U.S. President Joe Biden announced his nomination of Dr. Cynthia Ann Telles as United States ambassador to Costa Rica. According to the White House statement, Telles is a Clinical Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry at the UCLA David Geffen School...

Biden and Central America’s Anti-Corruption Crusade

(InsighCrime) There are high hopes that the new US administration of President Joe Biden will provide a shot-in-the-arm to anti-corruption efforts in Central America, perhaps even leading to the creation of a regional commission that helps local prosecutors investigate major corruption cases. But launching such...

Jetblue resumed flights to Liberia with direct flight from Los Angeles

QCOSTARICA - This Saturday, December 19, the Liberia Airport in Guanacaste (LIR)received the new JetBlue flight from Los Angeles International Airport, California (LAX). JetBlue is one of the eight airlines that returned to Costa Rica after the border closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Jetblue's maiden...

AmCham Asks Government To Authorize Flights From USA To Improve Tourist Rebound

(QCOSTARICA) The North American Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) urged the Government of Carlos Alvarado to allow commercial flights from the United States "as soon as possible" to attract more tourists and thus support the reactivation of tourism sector. "Given the reopening of air...

All Bark, No Bite: How US Bungled Case of ‘Major’ Money Launderer

Insightcrime.org - US authorities alleged in 2016 that Nidal Waked and other members of his powerful and well-connected family in Panama were among “the world’s most significant drug money launderers and criminal facilitators,” with clients ranging from Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel to Colombia’s FARC rebels. But...

Plato Academy leader Steve Christopoulos dies in Costa Rica

Steve Christopoulos, the CEO of one of the largest charter school operators in the Tampa Bay area, died Wednesday in Costa Rica. The 59-year-old was vacationing there with his three daughters, according to the company. Christopoulos was the CEO and president of Superior Schools, which...

Panama In Its First World Cup; USA Eliminated

  Despite the controversial refereeing, Panama came up with the needed win against Costa Rica to qualify for their first ever World Cup, and knocking out the USA. The USA - and Costa Rica - are not happy with Panama's opening goal. Replays clearly show that...

PURA VIDA IN RUSSIA!

At minute 90+4, a headbutt by Kendall Waston from a center shot by Bryan Ruiz tied the game and earned the Costa Rica national team the needed point for a trip to Russia in 2018. Waston, who appeared like a giant, a head taller than...

Storm Doesn’t Detain World Cup Qualifier. Game On Saturday!

  Good news for futbol (soccer) fans, storm or no storm, nothing will detain Costa Rica's national team from taking the field to make the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying official. The game that was supposed to be played tonight, Friday, in Costa Rica at...

USA Gives Costa Rica First Warning After 2-0 Win In Gold Cup 2017 Semi-Final

Q SPORTS - After reading the two main articles in La Nacion on last night's semi-finals game between Costa Rica and the United States, it took a visit to the GoldCup website to learn the score, the Americans had downed the Ticos 2-0. And the...

Big Game Today, Costa Rica Vs. Panama

CONCACAF Gold Cup action continues today, Wednesday, July 19,  as Costa Rica faces Panama in quarterfinal action. The game is being played at the  Lincoln Financial Field, in Philadephpia, USA. Game time is 4:00 pm (Costa Rica time). In Costa Rica the game can be seen...

Nicargua Loses 3-0 To USA In Gold Cup

Photo credit Richard Kruszynski/ISNSoccer.com (Dropbox) Matt Miazga scored on a closer-range header from Graham Zusi’s corner kick in the 88th minute, giving the United States first place in its CONCACAF Gold Cup group with a 3-0 victory over Nicaragua on Saturday night. Panama’s 3-0 win over...

Costa Rica-US World Cup Qualifier To Be in New Jersey

(AP) — Plans have been finalized for Costa Rica to play the United States on September 1 in the 2018 World Cup qualifier at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. The site was announced Thursday. Recovering from an 0-2 start in the hexagonal, the U.S....

Warriors Touch Down in Costa Rica

Trinidad&Tobago’s senior men’s soccer team arrived in San Jose Sunday evening ahead of Tuesday’s 2018 World Cup qualifying encounter against La Sele (Seleccion Nacional), Costa Rica's national team at the Estadio Nacional in La Sabana. The T&T team remained in Denver, Colorado following Thursday’s 2-0...

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...

Gooooollllll: Costa Rica Takes Down USA 4-0

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - "How nice to be TICO  and see a country like this united regardless of race, colour political creed or favourite team, just to see the Sele (Costa Rican national team) and that clamor to tell the world we are...

Colombia beat USA 2-0 in Copa America 2016 debut

Colombia began their Copa America campaign with an impressive 2-0 victory over the USA in California. An early goal from center-half Cristian Zapata and a penalty from captain James Rodriguez just before the break was enough to see the South Americans take all three points...

Copa America 2016: Costa Rica Grouped With Colombia, Paraguay and The U.S.

QCOSTARICA - It's being a called a tough group, Group A of the Copa America 2016 pooling Costa Rica with Colombia, the United States and Paraguay, the strongest team of the four. This year the U.S. will host the 'Centenario', a special edition of the...

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