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Dolphin Cascade Costa Rica

Dolphin Cascade Costa Rica

COSTA RICA LIVING – “It was spectacular,” says Shawn Larkin, who recorded the video of the impressive pod of dolphins west of Bahía Drake (Drake…

Maikol Yordan (Michael Jordan) In Lost Travel Opens Today

Maikol Yordan (Michael Jordan) In Lost Travel Opens Today

COSTA RICA EXTRA – “Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido” is pure comedy from La Media Docena (The Half Dozen), the Costa Rican comedy group composed…

Central American Premiere of “Reel Rock 9” Will Take Place in Playa Guiones

Central American Premiere of “Reel Rock 9” Will Take Place in Playa Guiones

COSTA RICA EXTRA (By Emiliana Garcia, Vozdeguanacaste.com) Costa Rica, and specifically Playa Guiones, will be the first country in Central America to enjoy the climbing…

Samara Hosts Fashion Show and White Party to Benefit Children

Samara Hosts Fashion Show and White Party to Benefit Children

QCOSTARICA (By Cher Compton, Vozdeguanacaste.com) Tabanuco’s restaurant on the beach in Samara was all in white Saturday night, December 13th.  Over 60 attendees, elegantly attired…

A Small Section of the World: An Inspirational Story About Costa Rican Women

A Small Section of the World: An Inspirational Story About Costa Rican Women

COSTA RICA EXTRA – If you’re like most, you probably don’t think too much about how your morning coffee made its way to your cup.…

Little Caesars Pizzeria To Open First Restaurant in Costa Rica

Little Caesars Pizzeria To Open First Restaurant in Costa Rica

QCOSTA RICA – The American pizza chain Little Caesars on Friday December 19 will be opening its first restaurant in the Paseo de las Flores…

QToons: The New Calderonismo

QToons: The New Calderonismo

The Calderonismo lead by former president Rafael Angel Calderón is back with a new party and an eye on returning power in the country.…

Amazon Costa Rica Job Fair Dec. 17 & 18

Amazon Costa Rica Job Fair Dec. 17 & 18

QCOSTARICA – Amazon Support Services in Costa Rica is looking to recruit 200 new people in its job fair being held Wednesday and Thursday (December…

Talamanca To Solve The Problem of Food Spoilage

Talamanca To Solve The Problem of Food Spoilage

QCOSTARICA (Grist.org) In southeast Costa Rica near the Panamanian border, there’s a group of farmers growing bananas and cocoa without pesticides. Two indigenous groups work…


New Biomass Facility Aiding Bridgestone’s Carbon Neutrality Goals in Costa Rica

New Biomass Facility Aiding Bridgestone’s Carbon Neutrality Goals in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA – In 2007, Costa Rica set itself the goal of becoming the world’s first carbon neutral country, a feat it aimed to achieve by 2021. Bridgestone de Costa Rica (BSCR) has supported this ambition…

The Road to Canada: Las Ticas Head For World Cup

The Road to Canada: Las Ticas Head For World Cup

COSTA RICA SPORTS – Costa Rica’s women’s national team has been drawn into Group E for the Group Stage of the World Cup tournament which…

Spread on Costa Rica’s 2023 Bonds Widens to Record, Yield Jumps

Spread on Costa Rica’s 2023 Bonds Widens to Record, Yield Jumps

QCOSTARICA (Bloomberg) The extra yield investors demand to hold Costa Rican bonds instead of similar-maturity U.S. Treasuries widened to a record as the country struggles…

Cuba Could Become A Serious Competitor to Costa Rica For US Tourism

Cuba Could Become A Serious Competitor to Costa Rica For US Tourism

QCOSTA RICA (iNews.co.cr) The historic change in relations between the United States and Cuba announced nearly simultaneously Wednesday by their leaders, Barack Obama and Raul…

Inmates Complete School in Prison

Inmates Complete School in Prison

QCOSTARICA – Bolivar Mardrigal, 60, is a proud man today — not because he has served 14 years of his 20 year sentence for sexual…

Green Light for AMP Terminals Megaport in Costa Rica

Green Light for AMP Terminals Megaport in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA – The Secretaría Técnica Nacional Ambiental (Setena) – Environmental Technical Secretariat, has approved environmental feasibility studies presented by APM Terminals for the construction of…

Intel Completes Its Layoffs in Costa Rica

Intel Completes Its Layoffs in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA – Only 100 of the 1.500 employees laid off by Intel in Costa Rica continue working, involved in the closure of the processing plant…

3.700 Illegal Cubans Passed Through Costa Rica Headed For The US This Year

3.700 Illegal Cubans Passed Through Costa Rica Headed For The US This Year

QCOSTARICA – Costa Rica is home for thousands of Cubans leaving the island and the Castro regime. Now, that the US and Cuba are warming…

Most “Nini” Live In 10 Cantones Outside the Metropolitan Area, Says Comptroller

Most “Nini” Live In 10 Cantones Outside the Metropolitan Area, Says Comptroller

QCOSTARICA – Ten cantones with low levels of human development and located outside the metropolitan area are home to most of Costa Rica’s young between…

White House Adviser Dan Pfeiffer Kept Cuba Secret

White House Adviser Dan Pfeiffer Kept Cuba Secret

LATIN AMERICA NEWS (Washington Post) The super-secret talks between the United States and Cuba to normalize relations between the two estranged countries began a year and a half ago. But less than a month ago,…

Panama Banks Must Identify Owners of Corporations

Panama Banks Must Identify Owners of Corporations

TODAY PANAMA - The Superintendency of Banks has established an obligation for banks to identify the ultimate beneficiaries of corporations that are their clients. From…

Nicaragua’s Eskimo Bought Out By Mexican Group

Nicaragua’s Eskimo Bought Out By Mexican Group

TODAY NICARAGUA – The Mexican group has announced an agreement to acquire all the assets of Eskimo and its subsidiaries in Nicaragua and the rest…

U.S. Charting a New Course on Cuba

U.S. Charting a New Course on Cuba

The White House Office of the Press Secretary said the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in their relations with Cuba and…

Nicaragua Bans US Senator From Traveling To The Country

Nicaragua Bans US Senator From Traveling To The Country

TODAY NICARAGUA (OnPolitics.com) Nicaragua may be a popular spot for eco-tourism, but President Daniel Ortega says Sen. Marco Rubio or Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen aren’t welcome…

Tax Increase for Non-resident Investors in Nicaragua

Tax Increase for Non-resident Investors in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – With the reform to the law on Tax Concentration non-resident investors in the country will have to pay 15% instead of 10%…

Panama Labor Shortage Looming

Panama Labor Shortage Looming

TODAY PANAMA – Projections are that for the five year period between 2015-2020 there will be a shortfall of 70,000 workers in the sectors of…

Cuban Doctor Infected With Ebola And Treated Arrives in Cuba With Desire To Return To Sierra Leone

Cuban Doctor Infected With Ebola And Treated Arrives in Cuba With Desire To Return To Sierra Leone

QCOSTARICA WORLD NEWS – The Cuban doctor Félix Báez Sarría who contracted Ebola when collaborating in Sierra Leone and treated at a hospital in Geneva,…

Maradona Declares Himself “A  Soldier of Ortega”

Maradona Declares Himself “A Soldier of Ortega”

TODAY NICARAGUA - Former Argentine soccer star, Diego Armando Maradona, has declared himself a “soldier” of the president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega. “I am a…

A bare-bones 2012 Toyota Corolla is worth nearly US$40,000 in Caracas today

A bare-bones 2012 Toyota Corolla is worth nearly US$40,000 in Caracas today

TODAY VENEZUELA – Given the decline in vehicle production, which in October 2014 stood at 81.6% according to the Venezuelan Automotive Chamber, and therefore, given the lack of availability of new cars, used cars are…

Venezuelans Pay Thousands to Armor Their Cars

Venezuelans Pay Thousands to Armor Their Cars

TODAY VENEZUELA – In the first two weeks of December, Venezuela’s capital city registered over 200 deaths in what is shaping up to be a…

Escobar’s Hippos Running Wild in Colombia

Escobar’s Hippos Running Wild in Colombia

TODAY COLOMBIA –  Take a notorious South American drug lord, build a mansion in the jungle and add some hippopotamuses. What could possibly go wrong?…

Latin America Faces Challenge of Ageing

Latin America Faces Challenge of Ageing

BUENOS AIRES (IPS) - The eternally young Latin America is also ageing, due to the rise in life expectancy and the drop in birth rates…

Drones  Could Be Useful To Fight Eco-Trafficking in Latin America

Drones Could Be Useful To Fight Eco-Trafficking in Latin America

LATIN AMERICA NEWS – With indigenous communities in Panama and Peru reportedly planning to use drones to monitor rainforest destruction, this raises all kinds of…

Colombia Charges Canadians A Reciprocity Fee

Colombia Charges Canadians A Reciprocity Fee

NO FEE applies for travel to Cartagena, San Andres,Providencia and Santa Catalina TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS – If you are a Canadian and planning to visit…

Pacific Alliance Underscores Latin America’s Role in Global Trade

Pacific Alliance Underscores Latin America’s Role in Global Trade

LATIN AMERICA –  In a world steadily becoming multipolar, new initiatives and cooperation schemes among countries are emerging. A relatively recent example is the creation…

Biggest Problem for Latin America Development Is Growing Informal Economy

Biggest Problem for Latin America Development Is Growing Informal Economy

LATIN AMERICA NEWS — The worst problem currently facing the development of Latin American countries is the growth of the informal economy, a Columbia University…

Latin America and China Share Urbanization Challenges, Experts Agree

Latin America and China Share Urbanization Challenges, Experts Agree

LATIN AMERICA NEWS — China and Latin America and the Caribbean region have common opportunities and challenges in terms of urbanization, which opens significant room…

From Our Bloggers

From Our Bloggers

How Will America’s Warming To Cuba Affect Costa Rica’s Tourism?

TICO BULL – Despite travel restrictions, Cuba is a leading tourist destination for Americans. Its favourable climate, culture, beautiful beaches, great music, rum and cigars…

Does Costa Rica Not Take Ebola Seriously?

TICO BULL – This scares me, and I am not one easily scared. The other day my friends at the Costaricantimes.com reported the experience of…

[OP-ED] A New Tico Day Has Cometh

QCOSTARICA – +It was not too many years ago that the number one criticism of Costa Rica journalism was the lack of numbers, the lack…

[BLOG] The Presidential Decree Permitting Strikes in Essential Services

QCOSTARICA – President Solis’ Presidential Decree lifting the veto (President Chinchilla’s veto) preventing changes to the Labour Process Code which would allow Public Sector essential…

What’s More Important, The Traffic Accident Report Or Keep Traffic Moving?

TICO BULL – What is more important, keeping the flow of traffic or the accident report? This is not a trick question. The common sense…

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The Tile Art of Barrio Amón

QCOSTARICA – Downtown San José is filled with public art. Everywhere…

Fresh Baked German Bread Now in Escazú!

Fresh Baked German Bread Now in Escazú!

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Just discovered this new bread place/eatery that…

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Yummy Ceviche Goes Great With Costa Rica Christmas Dinner

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Ceviche (Spanish pronunciation: [seˈβitʃe]) is a seafood…

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‘Festival de la Luz’ December 13

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