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Playa Grande, Tamarindo

Playa Grande, Tamarindo

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Eat a Macho Chicken in Nosara (Costa Rica)

Eat a Macho Chicken in Nosara (Costa Rica)

COSTA RICA EXTRA ( by Roberto Acuna, Vozdeguanacaste.com) – For many, eating roasted chicken might be a very simple, everyday thing. However, the new restaurant…

Sub Zero Ice Cream Franchises Are Coming to Latin America

Sub Zero Ice Cream Franchises Are Coming to Latin America

QCOSTARICA (Press Release) –  Sub Zero Latin America is opening our flagship store in Costa Rica. The store will be located in the City Mall…

The Rio Grande Meets The Virilla

The Rio Grande Meets The Virilla

The confluence of the Rio Grande (right) and Virilla River (below) results in the Grande de Tarcoles River. Photo by Fotos Aereas Costa Rica February…

Brave Tourists Try Zip Lining in Costa Rica

Brave Tourists Try Zip Lining in Costa Rica

Associated Press |La Fortuna, Costa Rica • “I’m not sure I can do this,” I said to myself while climbing a few steps to take…

Paseo Gastronomico la Luz; Downtown’s Restaurant Row

Paseo Gastronomico la Luz; Downtown’s Restaurant Row

QCOSTARICA – In the last few years, the city of San José has been creating a “restaurant row” close to Downtown.  Costa Ricans know it…

Street Selling in Costa Rica

Street Selling in Costa Rica

Many in Costa Rica earn their daily living from the traffic chaos. Photo from Alberto Rodríguez Baldi…

Up The Wrong Way (Photo)

Up The Wrong Way (Photo)

Lack of traffic police produces many incidents like this,  driving when and where and without regard to the consequences, like this bus driver in Guanacaste.…

Costa Rica Blues Fest This Saturday in Guanacaste

Costa Rica Blues Fest This Saturday in Guanacaste

COSTA RICA EXTRA – The Fifth Costa Rica Blues Fest will take place on February 28, 2015 at Buena Vista Beach Restaurant at Playa Potrero,…

The Living Condition of Some in Costa Rica

The Living Condition of Some in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA – Although it may seem unbelievable, the photo demonstrates the typical living conditions of many families in Costa Rica. Via #NoticiasHoy…


Transgender Student Says She is Being Discriminated Because Teacher Refuses To Call Her By Her Chosen Name

Transgender Student Says She is Being Discriminated Because Teacher Refuses To Call Her By Her Chosen Name

QCOSTARICA  – Alejandro, a transgender student at the Colegio Tecnico e Pavas, says she has left behind the name and now wants to be called Aphril, but her teachers refuse to call her by the…

Two Children Escape From Costa Rica Childrens Hospital

Two Children Escape From Costa Rica Childrens Hospital

QCOSTARICA – A 10 year old girl was the mastermind behind the escape that she and a 6 year old friend staged at the Hospital…

Trangender Case Stumps School

Trangender Case Stumps School

QCOSTARICA – Education Minister Sonia Marta Mora made an unscheduled trip to San Carlos Friday where she personally tried to untangle a probably unprecedented situation…

Costa Rica: A Greek Tragedy in Central America

Costa Rica: A Greek Tragedy in Central America

QCOSTARICA – The country which used to stand out in the region because of its good relative level of economic, social and educational development, is…

President Solís’ Message “Remains a Literary Fiction”

President Solís’ Message “Remains a Literary Fiction”

QCOSTARICA – Critical of the current administration and President’s message Sunday night on national television is Leislator and former presidential candidate, Otto Guevara, of the…

Gas Price Hike On The Way!

Gas Price Hike On The Way!

QCOSTARICA – The honeymoon of gasoline price reductions is over. On Friday, the regulatory agency, the Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (Aresep), approved a…

Government Retracts Over Presidential Plane Offered by China

Government Retracts Over Presidential Plane Offered by China

QCOSTARICA – Through a press release, the Ministry of the Presidency (Ministerio de la Presidencia) today belies the assertion made yesterday by the Minister of…

Business Warns Closures Are Much More, Just Not All Have Come To Light Publicly

Business Warns Closures Are Much More, Just Not All Have Come To Light Publicly

QCOSTARICA – Beyond the announcement Saturday by Burger King closing four locations, the business sector warns that many more have closed or will close, just…

Interamericana Sur (Ruta 2) Re-Opened. For Now.

Interamericana Sur (Ruta 2) Re-Opened. For Now.

QCOSTARICA – At 3:00pm Saturday, the National Highway Council (Consejo Nacional de Vialidad – CONAVI) confirmed the re-opening of the Interamericana Sur (Ruta 2). “We…

Trade Between Cuba and Nicaragua

Trade Between Cuba and Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – The private sector and the governments of both countries have started talks to put into place the partial agreement which came into force in November 2014. A Cuban delegation composed of 9…

Panama: Construction of Solar Power Plant for $12 million

Panama: Construction of Solar Power Plant for $12 million

TODAY PANAMA – An environmental impact study has been presented for the construction of a solar photovoltaic plant of 5.5 MW in the district of…

Plastic Money in Nicaragua

Plastic Money in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – Between December 2013 and December 2014 loans to cardholders increased by 27% while the number of inhabitants having possessing at least one…

El Salvador: Construction Still Suffocated by Paperwork

El Salvador: Construction Still Suffocated by Paperwork

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS – The ineffectiveness of the law streamlining procedures for construction, approved in late 2013, is delaying investment of at least $700 million…

Panama: Ministry of Environment Created

Panama: Ministry of Environment Created

TODAY PANAMA – The National Assembly approved on its third reading the creation of the Ministry of Environment, which will be responsible for the environmental…

Panama Reports One Murder For Every 100,000 Inhabitants

Panama Reports One Murder For Every 100,000 Inhabitants

TODAY PANAMA – Despite its light tendency to the fall, Panama reports today a murder for every 100,000 inhabitants, being men the segment most exposed…

Nicaragua Companies Ask for Lower Electricity Rates

Nicaragua Companies Ask for Lower Electricity Rates

TODAY NICARAGUA – The private sector will be asking the government to implement a differentiated rate for electricity companies in order to avoid losing competitiveness…

Scientists Discover in Cuba Aggressive New HIV Strain

Scientists Discover in Cuba Aggressive New HIV Strain

TODAY CUBA – Reports of people in Cuba infected by new strain developing AIDS in less than three years. A recently-discovered form of HIV in…

Salvadorians Demand Trial Against Former President Flores

Salvadorians Demand Trial Against Former President Flores

CENTRAL AMERICA – Salvadorian social organizations are demanding that former President Francisco Flores (1999-2004) faces trial and a sentence and that his case does not…

Venezuela President Maduro: Attempted Coup Has International Ties

Venezuela President Maduro: Attempted Coup Has International Ties

TODAY VENEZUELA – A coup plot against President Nicolas Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution was thwarted this week as a retired Venezuelan Air Force general and 10 military and civilian opposition figures were arrested. The…

Warning of leftist military coup in Venezuela

Warning of leftist military coup in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA – “It would be a terribly mistake if they (the military) would go against the Constitution,” the president of Uruguay, José Mujica, remarked…

Colombia Court Bars Gay Couples From Adopting Children

Colombia Court Bars Gay Couples From Adopting Children

TODAY COLOMBIA – Following weeks of heated public debate on homosexuality, Colombia’s constitutional court ruled on Wednesday that gay couples may not adopt children. The…

HSBC’s Latin American Clients with Swiss Bank Accounts

HSBC’s Latin American Clients with Swiss Bank Accounts

LATIN AMERICA NEWS – Latin America has a ways to go towards greater financial transparency, as indicated in a recent data dump that tracked private…

Drug Trafficking Aircraft Thieves Face Little Action from Argentina

Drug Trafficking Aircraft Thieves Face Little Action from Argentina

LATIN AMERICA NEWS – A new investigation has highlighted the growing theft of private airplanes by drug traffickers in Argentina, with authorities in the country…

Venezuelan Armed Forces reject conspiracy against government

Venezuelan Armed Forces reject conspiracy against government

TODAY VENEZUELA – Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López offered a press conference accompanied by the Military High Command and voiced “strong rejection” against alleged coup…

Homosexuality an illness: Colombia university

Homosexuality an illness: Colombia university

TODAY COLOMBIA – Homosexuals are sick, according to a prominent Colombian university’s submission to the Constitutional Court. La Sabana Universty’s faculty of medicine stated that…

Half Capacity of the Venezuelan Industry Is Idle

Half Capacity of the Venezuelan Industry Is Idle

TODAY VENEZUELA – Eduardo Garmendia, the president of the Venezuelan Confederation of Industries (Conindustria), has asked the Venezuelan government to put an end to the…

Practimercados Día Día Rebuts Government’s Claims of Boycott

Practimercados Día Día Rebuts Government’s Claims of Boycott

  TODAY VENEZUELA – The network of small supermarkets Día a Día, recently seized by the Venezuelan government over charges of alleged hoarding and boycott…

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Eat a Macho Chicken in Nosara (Costa Rica)

Eat a Macho Chicken in Nosara (Costa Rica)

COSTA RICA EXTRA ( by Roberto Acuna, Vozdeguanacaste.com) – For many,…

Sub Zero Ice Cream Franchises Are Coming to Latin America

Sub Zero Ice Cream Franchises Are Coming to Latin America

QCOSTARICA (Press Release) –  Sub Zero Latin America is opening our…

Paseo Gastronomico la Luz; Downtown’s Restaurant Row

Paseo Gastronomico la Luz; Downtown’s Restaurant Row

QCOSTARICA – In the last few years, the city of San…

Costa Rica Blues Fest This Saturday in Guanacaste

Costa Rica Blues Fest This Saturday in Guanacaste

COSTA RICA EXTRA – The Fifth Costa Rica Blues Fest will…