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Glenda Leaves CNN en Español

Glenda Leaves CNN en Español

COSTA RICA EXTRA — The beautiful and talented and one of the top figures in Costa Rican…

Presidential Tour of Reventazon Hydroelectric Project (Photos)

Presidential Tour of Reventazon Hydroelectric Project (Photos)

COSTA RICA JOURNAL – President Luis Guillermo Solís on Tuesday took a tour of the construction of…

New Icon For Seniors in Costa Rica

New Icon For Seniors in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA NEWS — The Fundación Cadena Mayor (Seniors Foundation) presented Tuesday a new icon to identify…

Only in Costa Rica From San Ramón!

Only in Costa Rica From San Ramón!

In the only could happen in Costa Rica, the photo shows the banality of San Ramón municipal…

Cirque de Soleil Back in Costa Rica In January

Cirque de Soleil Back in Costa Rica In January

COSTA RICA EXTRA — The Cirque du Soleil (Circo del Sol in Spanish) will back in Costa…

And Now The ‘Chiliguaro’ Is Also A Registered Name

And Now The ‘Chiliguaro’ Is Also A Registered Name

COSTA RICA NEWS — First it was the “chifrijo” that is being challenged by the registered owners…

How Many Does It Take to Read The Electricity Meter?

How Many Does It Take to Read The Electricity Meter?

  TICO BULL — While regulations for newer construction require the electricity meter (medidor in Spanish) to…


Fourteen More Hotels in Costa Rica

Fourteen More Hotels in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA BUSINESS NEWS — Between October 2013 and September 2014 permits to build 53,827 square meters of hotels were processed, 21% more than in…

Costa Rica Accelerates Expropriation Processes

Costa Rica Accelerates Expropriation Processes

COSTA RICA NEWS — The recently approved reform of the Ley de Expropiaciones (Expropriation Act) reduces the time for the State to take possession of…

U.S. Indicts 3 in Costa Rica Sweepstakes Scam

U.S. Indicts 3 in Costa Rica Sweepstakes Scam

COSTA RICA NEWS (Laht.com)  — A California woman pleaded guilty today for her role in a half-million-dollar “sweepstakes fraud” scheme that was run from Costa…

iPhone 6 To Arrive Mid-November!

iPhone 6 To Arrive Mid-November!

COSTA RICA TECH NEWS — Apple’s iPhone6 smartphone will be available by mid-November with the expected approval by the Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) in the…

Limón Ports Operating With Foreign Workers, Japdeva Confirms

Limón Ports Operating With Foreign Workers, Japdeva Confirms

C OSTA RICA NEWS — At 9:00 am, the ports of Limón and Moín began running again thanks for foreign personnel hired by Japdeva. Pablo…

Limón Docks Continue Paralyzed; City a Hotbed of Violence.

Limón Docks Continue Paralyzed; City a Hotbed of Violence.

COSTA RICA NEWS — The despite the police action Wednesday evening, this Thursday morning the docks of Limón continue paralyzed, as the dock workers continue…

Government Breaks Port Strike; 68 Arrested

Government Breaks Port Strike; 68 Arrested

COSTA RICA NEWS — In a decisive and surprise move, the Government retook control of the Moín and Limón ports just 10 hours after the…

Dock Workers Strike Places in Jeopardy Contry’s Competitiveness

Dock Workers Strike Places in Jeopardy Contry’s Competitiveness

COSTA RICA NEWS — The strike by dock workers at the Limón port goes beyond a simple stop work action, it places in jeopardy the…

Limón Dockworkers On Indefinite Strike!

Limón Dockworkers On Indefinite Strike!

COSTA RICA NEWS — Despite the President’s call on Tuesday for dockworkers in Limóm not to go on strike, at 8:30am this morning, the Sindicato…

27 Dead In Guatamala Rains, More than 50.000 Affected

27 Dead In Guatamala Rains, More than 50.000 Affected

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS — (Prensa Latina) A total of 27 dead, 22 injured and thousands of victims have been reported in the rainy season in…

Drivers Paralyze Capital of Honduras

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS — (Prensa Latina) Honduran drivers paralyzed today about 2,000 buses in the capital in protest against the inactivity of the authorities given…

Nicaragua Flooding Left 24 Dead

Nicaragua Flooding Left 24 Dead

TODAY NICARAGUA NEWS — Driving rain that has swamped most of Nicaragua for days has killed 24 people, authorities said Sunday, sparking fears of a…

Nicaragua Receives 1 Million Tourists So Far This Year

Nicaragua Receives 1 Million Tourists So Far This Year

TODAY NICARAGUA NEWS — Nicaragua has exceeded 1 million visits by foreign tourists, confirmed Mayra Salinas, president of the Instituto Nicaragüense de Turismo (Intur) –…

Nicaraguan Legislator Says Cuban Blockade Violates International Law

Nicaraguan Legislator Says Cuban Blockade Violates International Law

TODAY NICARAGUA  — The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba is violating all rationality, agreements, and principles of the…

Raul Castro Calls for Collective Work against Ebola

Raul Castro Calls for Collective Work against Ebola

QCOSTARCA NEWS (Prensa Latina) – The way to avoid negative effects by the Ebola epidemic is the collective work in prevention, said today President of Cuba,…

Heavy Rains Leave 22 Dead, 32.000 Homeless in Nicaragua

Heavy Rains Leave 22 Dead, 32.000 Homeless in Nicaragua

NICARAGUA NEWS – Twenty-two people are dead and 32,000 are homeless after torrential rain caused flooding near Nicaragua’s capital Managua. Nine of the victims died…

NO to New Industrial Policy in El Salvador

NO to New Industrial Policy in El Salvador

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS — According to entrepreneurs the government’s proposal for the development of the manufacturing sector does not include a budget nor does it…

Nicaragua Business Opposed To Price Controls

Nicaragua Business Opposed To Price Controls

NICARAGUA NEWS — The private sector in Nicaragua is opposed to the bill which intends to regulate the prices of 8 of the 53 products…

Foreign Investment Remains on the Rise in Bolivia

Foreign Investment Remains on the Rise in Bolivia

SOUTH AMERICA NEWS — La Paz (Prensa Latina) Gross foreign direct investment (FDI) grew 12.4 percent in the first half of this year against the…

Uruguayan President Calls Voters to Respect Tolerance

Uruguayan President Calls Voters to Respect Tolerance

SOUTH AMERICA NEWS (Prensa Latina) — Uruguayan President Jose Mujica called the Uruguayan population to vote with respect and joy, in the general elections of…

Pdvsa denies shortage of gasoline in Venezuela

Pdvsa denies shortage of gasoline in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA (El Universal) — Gasoline is being shipped to gas stations across Venezuela, specifically those located in central and central-western regions of the country,…

Battle Over the Buses! Bogota In 2nd Day of Bus Strike.

Battle Over the Buses! Bogota In 2nd Day of Bus Strike.

TODAY COLOMBIA – Thousands of private buses stayed home today in what could be the beginning of a battle over the future of the city’s…

Rising Dragon? The Chinese Mafia Threat in Latin America

Rising Dragon? The Chinese Mafia Threat in Latin America

LATIN AMERICA NEWS — Chinese mafia operations in Latin America are little understood, but a recent report on these groups in Argentina illustrates how they…

Colombia Denying Entry to Recent Travellers to Ebola-Hit Countries

Colombia Denying Entry to Recent Travellers to Ebola-Hit Countries

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS (Reuters) – Colombia has begun denying entry to travellers who have recently visited West African countries affected by Ebola, Foreign Ministry sources…

Colombia Beauty Queen Arrested in Child sex Rourism Ring Bust

Colombia Beauty Queen Arrested in Child sex Rourism Ring Bust

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS — Colombian authorities supported by United States Immigration and Customs have dealt a blow to child prostitution in the Caribbean city of…

Thousands of Colombian girls under 14 pregnant each year

Thousands of Colombian girls under 14 pregnant each year

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS — Almost 20,000 Colombian girls under the age of 14 became pregnant between 2011 and 2013, according to officials statistics reported by…

At least a million girls victimized in Colombia’s armed conflict

At least a million girls victimized in Colombia’s armed conflict

  TODAY COLOMBIA — Colombia’s government on Friday claimed that more than a million girls have been victimized in the country’s armed conflict between 1985 and…

From Our Bloggers

[OP-ED] Where Oh Where Has All the Business Gone?

We could not wait to vote for “change” and that’s what we have. This Administration is different, perhaps strange would be a better choice of words. Do to the excessive costs of doing business, the excessive costs of utilities, not having a clue what this Administration plans on doing in the near term; business is […]…

[OP-ED] Why so Quiet?

COSTA RICA OP-ED — While indeed volatile, the price of oil has plummeted about 23% since June of this year. But not a peep from RECOPE, ICE or the Administration. According to La Republica, Costa Rica will save us$117 million dollars as result of the fall in crude prices over the last four months. A […]…

Christmas is Here And It’s Not Even Halloween!

QCOSTARICA (TICO BULL)– Sip, it’s Christmas time in Costa Rica and it’s not even Halloween yet. Around the country retailers have already begun the Christmas shopping season, confirmed by television and newspaper advertising. It may seem strange to Americans,something like their neighbours to the north (Canada for the geographically challenged) celebrating Thanksgiving in October. There […]…

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF COSTA RICA, GUILLERMO SOLIS

Dear Mr. President, Mr. President, please allow me to introduce myself. I am a Canadian, Naturalized as a Costa Rican in 2006, by virtue of marriage, and incorporated as a lawyer in Costa Rica with the College of Lawyers (#16907) and registered as a Notary Public with the National Direction of Notaries Public. I have […]…

Ebola: Liberia, Costa Rica and Liberia, Africa Are A LONG Way From Each Other!

[BLOG] TICO BULL – I can see the confusion, especially from the “geographically challenged” concerned about Ebola in Costa Rica. The concern, from the emails received, are due to the fact that there are two Liberias, one right in here in Ticolandia, the city in the province of Guanacaste and the other, a LONG way […]…

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