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Atop The Mountains of Santa Ana

Atop The Mountains of Santa Ana

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Check Out This Cool Illustrated Map of Costa Rica

Check Out This Cool Illustrated Map of Costa Rica

Created by Maria Rabinky. Click here  to check out other creations of hers at: facebook.com/IllustratedMaps.RabinkyArt  •  IllustratedMaps.com…

Costa Rica Fixes Up Streets For CELAC Presidents Visit

Costa Rica Fixes Up Streets For CELAC Presidents Visit

The government of Costa Rica has spent more than ¢600 million colones to make the streets will the presidents and their delegations attending the CELAC…

“Todos somos Costa Rica”  (Photos)

“Todos somos Costa Rica” (Photos)

Costa Rican faces that tell the story of a region nurtured by identity and diversity are also part of the artistic exhibition at the Third…

Costa Rica’s Preparations For The CELAC [Photos]

Costa Rica’s Preparations For The CELAC [Photos]

Costa Rica plays host to the 3rd summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Spanish: Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños, CELAC),…

Miss Colombia Rules Them All!

Miss Colombia Rules Them All!

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez…

Intriguing Playa Ostional

Intriguing Playa Ostional

QCOSTARICA TRAVEL (Examiner.com) Approximately five miles north of Playa Nosara, Costa Rica, is the small, quaint beach town of Playa Ostional. Although primarily a residential…

Costa Rica and Nicaragua To Play Friendlies

Costa Rica and Nicaragua To Play Friendlies

QCOSTARICA SPORTS – The national soccer teams of Nicaragua and Costa Rica will play three matches against Costa Rica to prepare for the Russia 2018…

Spy Toys Seduce Ticos

Spy Toys Seduce Ticos

QCOSTARICA – A wife suspects her husband is cheating. In the GPS tracking device she recently gave him as a gift lies the proof, a…

Miakol Yordan Film Sets New Record

Miakol Yordan Film Sets New Record

COSTA RICA EXTRA (iNews.co.cr) If someone asked you what was the second most seen film in Costa Rican history, you might guess some hoary classic…


NOTICE: The Ruta 2 - Interamericana Sur that connects San José to Perez Zeledon and the Zona Sur, in the area of Cerro de la Muerte is CLOSED due to a landslide. FULL REPORT HERE!

Costa Rica Authorities Rethink Reaching The Sunken Catamaran

Costa Rica Authorities Rethink Reaching The Sunken Catamaran

QCOSTARICA – Costa Rica authorities are looking again at the idea of reaching the sunk Pura Vida Princess tourist catamaran in the Pacific Ocean, to collect information and forensic evidence of what occurred in the…

“Panga” (Boat) Capsizes Near Isla San Lucas, Puntarenas

“Panga” (Boat) Capsizes Near Isla San Lucas, Puntarenas

QCOSTARICA – A “panga”  – modest-sized, open, outboard-powered, fishing boat – this afternoon capsized off the San Lucas island in the Gulf of Nicoya, Puntarenas…

Alarm Over Closure of Companies in Costa Rica

Alarm Over Closure of Companies in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA – The private sector has pointed to the fact that the government lacks clarity and a strategy for productivity and creating conditions for employment.…

Road Collapse Shuts Down Ruta 2, The Interamericana Sur

Road Collapse Shuts Down Ruta 2, The Interamericana Sur

QCOSTARICA – A collapse on the Interamericana Sur (Ruta 2), at kilometre 33, near San Isidro de El Guarco, five kilometres from Perez Zeledon, maintains…

Canadian Plunges To His Death From Rio Grande Bridge

Canadian Plunges To His Death From Rio Grande Bridge

QCOSTARICA – On his way back to San José from Jacó, Bryan Quincy, a Canadian with many years of visiting Costa Rica, asked his taxi…

Presidential Spat: Solís and Ortega Have Words

Presidential Spat: Solís and Ortega Have Words

QCOSTARICA – Although the governments of Costa Rica and Nicaragua have been at odds for many years, yesterday, however, it got personal between Nicaragua’s President…

A Behind The Scenes Look Of The CELAC (Photos)

A Behind The Scenes Look Of The CELAC (Photos)

  Photos are from various sources, including Casa Presidencial, La Nacion, Crhoy, Amelia Rueda and Canal 9 (Hoy)…

In Four Languages Costa Rica President Welcomes His Regional Counterparts To The Country

In Four Languages Costa Rica President Welcomes His Regional Counterparts To The Country

QCOSTARICA – In his opening remarks, President Luis Guillermo Solís welcomed his regional counterparts and delegations in Spanish, Portuguese, English and French. The President also…

Country Day School Moving To Hacienda Espinal

Country Day School Moving To Hacienda Espinal

QCOSTARICA – Country Day,  a private K-12, English-speaking school located in Escazú, will be moving to Hacienda Espinal, in San Rafael de Alajuela, in August…

Nicaragua Approves US$62 Million for Caribbean Highway

TODAY NICARAGUA – The National Assembly has approved a loan from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration for hydraulic cement paving of 45 kms of the stretch passing through La Gateada- Naciones Unidas –…

Fidel Castro breaks silence on US-Cuba rapprochement

Fidel Castro breaks silence on US-Cuba rapprochement

QCOSTARICA (DigitalJournal) Cuban leader Fidel Castro has broken his silence on a historic rapprochement between Washington and Havana, implicitly endorsing it even as he expressed…

Immigrants Look for Panama as Destination

TODAY PANAMA (PrensaLatina) Hundreds of foreigners wait in lines from this morning in the Migration Registry of Panama in search of a residence permit in…

Cruise Passenger Arrivals in Panama Drops

Cruise Passenger Arrivals in Panama Drops

TODAY PANAMA – The number of passengers who arrived in the country on cruise ships between January and November 2014 decreased by 16% compared to…

Avian Influenza in Belize

Avian Influenza in Belize

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS – Health restrictions have been put in place In Guatemala as well as increased controls in three municipalities in Petén, after the…

For Cuba Jews, Better Ties to U.S. May Not Be Cure-All

For Cuba Jews, Better Ties to U.S. May Not Be Cure-All

TODAY CUBA (JTA) — On a recent Friday night inside this city’s Beth Shalom synagogue, Aliet Ashkenazi, 25, stood draped in a blue-and-white prayer shawl…

US Releases New Plan for Caribbean Drug Trafficking

US Releases New Plan for Caribbean Drug Trafficking

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS (InsightCrime) The White House’s new strategy to confront drug trafficking in US Caribbean territory, the first federal plan of its kind, comes…

Nicaragua 2014 Stock Exchange Up 43%

Nicaragua 2014 Stock Exchange Up 43%

TODAY NICARAGUA – Last year the amount of transactions recorded was US$997 million, with highlights including 32% growth in trading in the primary The good…

Panama on Alert For Ebola

Panama on Alert For Ebola

TODAY PANAMA Panama is at risk of receiving passengers with Ebola for being a common destination of international flights, hence it has prepared a biosafety…

Venezuela defuses diplomatic tensions with Colombia

Venezuela defuses diplomatic tensions with Colombia

TODAY COLOMBIA – In Costa Rica,  attending a summit of the Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday defused diplomatic tensions with Colombia that had risen after the latter had…

Colombia’s Welfare Agency Under Fire For Feeding Orphans Restaurant Scraps

Colombia’s Welfare Agency Under Fire For Feeding Orphans Restaurant Scraps

TODAY COLOMBIA – Colombia’s Family Welfare Institute received fresh corruption allegations on Monday as it was revealed that children in their care are being fed…

Ecuador to Consolidate Presence of Lat Am and the Caribbean in CELAC

Ecuador to Consolidate Presence of Lat Am and the Caribbean in CELAC

LATIN AMERICA NEWS – Ecuador will take on the temporary presidency of the Community of Latin American and the Caribbean States (CELAC) with the objective…

Cuba needs to retain economic oxygen provided by Venezuela

Cuba needs to retain economic oxygen provided by Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA (ElUniversal) The Cuban economy will continue, at least for other three years, depending on strategic trade with Venezuela, even though the measures adopted…

For Cuba Jews, Better Ties to U.S. May Not Be Cure-All

For Cuba Jews, Better Ties to U.S. May Not Be Cure-All

TODAY CUBA (JTA) — On a recent Friday night inside this city’s Beth Shalom synagogue, Aliet Ashkenazi, 25, stood draped in a blue-and-white prayer shawl…

Latin America Dominates List of World’s Most Violent Cities

Latin America Dominates List of World’s Most Violent Cities

LATIN AMERICA NEWS – By one watchdog’s count, about 86 percent of the world’s most violent cities are based in Latin America, a phenomenon that…

Can Colombia’s Mineral Registry Stop Illegal Gold Laundering?

Can Colombia’s Mineral Registry Stop Illegal Gold Laundering?

TODAY COLOMBIA (InSightCrime) Colombia has launched a new scheme to undermine illegal mining by controlling the purchase and sale of minerals, which comes amid a…

Miss Colombia Crowned Miss Universe

Miss Colombia Crowned Miss Universe

TODAY COLOMBIA – Paulina Vega, Miss Colombia, Sunday tonight was crowned as the most beautiful woman in the universe. The beauty queen excelled during the…

Why Colombia is without a Miss World crown?

Why Colombia is without a Miss World crown?

TODAY COLOMBIA (Missossology.com) The question as to why Colombia is yet to win the Miss World crown is perhaps as mysterious as to why Colombia…

From Our Bloggers

What Terrorists???

TICO BULL - Nicolas Maduro, the President of Venezuela, made the headlines two days ago about terrorist threats waiting for him in Costa Rica, but,…

Venezuela President Is His Own Driver!

TICO BULL – I have been glued to the television set, watching the CELAC summit that is ongoing in Belén, broadcast live on Canal 13…

No News Is Good News, Right?

TICOBULL – Tomorrow will be a week since Ryan Piercy went missing. We all learned of the his disappearance the following day, on Wednesday January…

[OP-ED] Keep Your Chin Up Costa Rica!

Here we are, arguably the Happiest Country on the Planet, and since the 1st. of the year it has been nothing but bad or near…

OP-ED: The List = Get Published And Maybe Even Paid!

If you ever want to crack into the Internet publishing game, make a list. The top ten, the ten least likely, the five places never…

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Miss Colombia Rules Them All!

Miss Colombia Rules Them All!

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Spy Toys Seduce Ticos

Spy Toys Seduce Ticos

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Miakol Yordan Film Sets New Record

Miakol Yordan Film Sets New Record

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Will Another Latina Take The Crown?

Will Another Latina Take The Crown?

Tomorrow is the big day, the day that the Miss Universe…

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