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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…

Leonardo Di Caprio Funds Construction Of Cocos Radar Facility

Leonardo Di Caprio Funds Construction Of Cocos Radar Facility

COSTA RICA EXTRA — Leornardo DiCaprio’s love for Costa Rica goes beyond just a visit here or…

Christmas is Here And It’s Not Even Halloween!

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…

Costa Rica to Compensate Workers

Costa Rica to Compensate Workers

COSTA RICA NEWS — Banana workers and their families exposed to Nemagon in the 1960s and 1970s…

Three Celebrity Ticas Dare Face Cameras Without Make-up!

Three Celebrity Ticas Dare Face Cameras Without Make-up!

COSTA RICA EXTRA — Three celebrity Ticas (Costa Rican women) put aside their make-up for one day,…


Walmart Looking To Hire 300

Walmart Looking To Hire 300

COSTA RICA NEWS — Walmart in Costa Rica is holding a job fair Friday (Oct. 24) and Saturday (Oct 25) looking to fill 300 news…

Costa Rica To Get Tough on Software Piracy

Costa Rica To Get Tough on Software Piracy

COSTA RICA NEWS — The Ministerio de Hacienda (Ministry of Finance) is pushing for a 3 to 10 years prison term for software piracy in…

Luxury Resort Planned in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific

Luxury Resort Planned in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific

COSTA RICA NEWS — An environmental impact study has been presented for a development, estimated at US$400 million, which consists of 3 hotels, a golf…

U.S. Embassy San José Warns of Diversity Visa Scammers

U.S. Embassy San José Warns of Diversity Visa Scammers

COSTA RICA NEWS — The U.S. Embassy in San José is advising to those interested in participating in the program Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery program…

Moín Dock Workers To Strike Against APM Container Terminal and Concession

Moín Dock Workers To Strike Against APM Container Terminal and Concession

COSTA RICA NEWS — Some 1.900 Moín docks workers could go on strike starting today, protesting the concession and construction the Terminal de Contenedores de…

Railway Has The Right Of Way

Railway Has The Right Of Way

COSTA RICA NEWS — For the past 10 days the residents of San Joaquin de Heredia can not get their vehicles out of the driveway,…

Protecting Biodiversity in Costa Rica’s Thermal Convection Dome in the Pacific

Protecting Biodiversity in Costa Rica’s Thermal Convection Dome in the Pacific

COSTA RICA JOURNAL (IPS) - The vast habitat known as the Costa Rican Thermal Convection Dome in the eastern Pacific Ocean will finally become a…

Protest Was A Bust!

Protest Was A Bust!

COSTA RICA NEWS — The morning protest by public sector workers against the proposed budget cuts was a bust, with little participation. However, the trade…

Gold Fever Grips Corcovado

Gold Fever Grips Corcovado

COSTA RICA NEWS — The difficult economic situation affecting the Southern Zone of the country is causing some residents of the Osa Peninsula – especially…

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…

Nicaragua On Red Alert For Flooding and More Rain

Nicaragua On Red Alert For Flooding and More Rain

  NICARAGUA NEWS (Today Nicaragua) — The Municipal Committees for Disaster Prevention (COMUPRED) in Prinzapolka and Waspam, in the Caribbean North, declared a red alert…

Canadian Comics Standing Up for Nicaragua In Fun-Raiser!

Canadian Comics Standing Up for Nicaragua In Fun-Raiser!

TODAY NICARAGUA NEWS — On Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m., Canadians will get a unique opportunity to laugh it up in Ottawa, in the…

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…

New Legislation Takes Aim at Overcrowding in Colombia’s Prisons

New Legislation Takes Aim at Overcrowding in Colombia’s Prisons

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS — Colombia’s Justice Ministry has announced legislative reforms that — if passed — would reduce the time prisoners can be held without…

5 Killed in Police Clash With Venezuela Political Collectives

5 Killed in Police Clash With Venezuela Political Collectives

TODAY VENEZUELA NEWS — A bloody clash between police and militant collectives in Caracas may feed suspicions that the collectives played a role in the…

Colombia Cancer Institute Announces Promising New Drug For Cancer Treatment

Colombia Cancer Institute Announces Promising New Drug For Cancer Treatment

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS (Press Release) — Cancer Treatment Institute of Colombia has announced a promising new drug treatment: a carefully formulated, first-of-its-kind combination of salinomycin…

From Our Bloggers

[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 […]…

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 […]…

[BLOG] Had To Share This With You

TICOBULL – This story I felt compelled to be told, it is a heart wrenching story of several friends and one of their friend I have yet to meet. This is the post on Facebook by Hellen Delabarca and videos on YouTube by ABC news. Monday October 13th, 2014 ANIMAL LIFE DEFENSORS IN COSTA RICA!! WHAT […]…

[BLOG] Tico Driving? or This?

TICOBULL — Browsing Facebook posts I came across this photo, immediately reminding of my days of living in Toronto during winter. I’ll take Tico driving over this any day!…

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