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Forget Bing, forget Yahoo. Is Amazon the New Google?

Forget Bing, forget Yahoo. Is Amazon the New Google?

TECH NEWS —  (Site Pro News) — Forget Bing, forget Yahoo – Google’s Executive Chairman and former…

You Can Almost Always Cancel Your Flight FOR FREE Within 24 Hours…

You Can Almost Always Cancel Your Flight FOR FREE Within 24 Hours…

TRAVEL NEWS (Huff Post Travel) — Everyone knows you can cancel your flight within 24 hours of…

Costa Rica’s Wendy Cruz Awarded Lone Star Emmy!

Costa Rica’s Wendy Cruz Awarded Lone Star Emmy!

COSTA RICA EXTRA — Costa Rica’s very own Wendy Cruz has won a regional Emmy for her…

Why Waze is so incredibly popular in Costa Rica

Why Waze is so incredibly popular in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA TECH NEWS (Washington Post) –“It’s a nightmare.” That’s how Eduardo Carvajal describes the Costa Rican…

Not in Costa Rica, But…

Not in Costa Rica, But…

QMEDIA – Professional photographer Alessandra Piasecka gives us this great shot, of Castelvecchio Bridge, in Verona (Italy),…

Teatro Nacional Celebrates 117th Anniversary

Teatro Nacional Celebrates 117th Anniversary

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Weighing in at 800 kilograms and costing US$7.000, the anniversary cake was the…


Start of Trial of Jairo Murder Postponed Once Again

Start of Trial of Jairo Murder Postponed Once Again

COSTA RICA NEWS — The start of trial for the murder of environmentalist Jairo Mora, keeps on being pushed back. Initially the trial was to…

5:10PM – Ruta 27 Closed at Atenas!

5:10PM – Ruta 27 Closed at Atenas!

LAST MINUTE NEWS (5:10pm) — Globalvia, the concessionaire of the Ruta 27 (San José – Puntarenas) reported the closure of the highway at kilometre 38,…

Costa Rica Police Spied on Keylor Navas

Costa Rica Police Spied on Keylor Navas

COSTA RICA NEWS — A total of 24 officials of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) and the Ministerio Público (prosecutor’s office) were found spying…

Images of Volcanic Ash

Images of Volcanic Ash

COSTA RICA NEWS — Many of the affected posted their images on the social networks of the heavy fall of ash this Thursday morning (October30)…

The Push for Wind Power in Costa Rica

The Push for Wind Power in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA NEWS  — The wind power projects currently under development in Costa Rica by national and foreign investors have a combined capacity of 185…

Costa Rica Considering NO to Limits on Private Power Generation

Costa Rica Considering NO to Limits on Private Power Generation

COSTA RICA NEWS — The Ministerio de Ambiente y Energia (MINAE) – Ministry of Environment and Energcy,  in Costa Rica is considering raising the ceiling…

Movistar Expects To Reach 40% of Costa Ricans With Its 4G Network

Movistar Expects To Reach 40% of Costa Ricans With Its 4G Network

COSTA RICA NEWS — Movistar Costa Rica expects its 4G service to reach 40 percent of Costa Rica’s population by the end of this year.…

Government Suspends Diaologue After Burning Pictures of President

Government Suspends Diaologue After Burning Pictures of President

COSTA RICA NEWS — The government suspended talks with dock workers on Tuesday following a number of violent outbreaks that included the burning of pictures…

Limón: No End To Strike In Sight, Riots Continue

Limón: No End To Strike In Sight, Riots Continue

COSTA RICA NEWS — In the early hours of Tuesday, Cieneguita and Limoncito once again was filled with rioters while the strike by Limón dock…

Demand For Private Medicine Grows 15% in Central America

Demand For Private Medicine Grows 15% in Central America

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS — The increase in the use of medical policies and a greater culture of prevention explains the 15% increase in the demand…

Central America and the Caribbean Prepare to Stop Ebola

Central America and the Caribbean Prepare to Stop Ebola

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS (Diaologo-Americas) — Central American countries are coordinating their efforts and exchanging information to prevent outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus. Social welfare…

Nicaragua Sets Sights On Convention Tourism

Nicaragua Sets Sights On Convention Tourism

TODAY NICARAGUA NEWS —  The government has proposed a bill to promote the development of a convention tourism in the country. Although convention tourism is…

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,…

Colombia’s Medellin Turns “Snow” White After Torrential Hail Storm

Colombia’s Medellin Turns “Snow” White After Torrential Hail Storm

TODAY COLOMBIA — Colombia’s second largest city Medellin stopped being the “city of eternal spring” for an hour on Wednesday after a torrential hail storm…

Colombia Latin America’s Best Country for Doing Business

  TODAY COLOMBIA — Colombia is the best country in Latin America for doing business, the World Bank said Wednesday in its annual Doing Business…

Rousseff Takes 15 of 26 States in Winning Brazil Election

Rousseff Takes 15 of 26 States in Winning Brazil Election

LATIN AMERICA NEWS (Today Brazil) — Incumbent Dilma Rousseff, the winner of Brazil’s presidential election, took 15 of 26 states. Rousseff won in Rio de…

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…

From Our Bloggers

[BLOG] Costa Rica Chica – THE BOOK

Our very own, Jen Seymor has published her book, Costa Rica Chica.  Take a look for yourself, it’s an interesting read. From Jen:  Have you ever wanted to quit your job and retire early?  Even though you think you might be too young to do it? Well, we did it. And in our early 40’s […]…

[BLOG] COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT VERSUS DEVELOPER CONTRIBUTION TO OFF-SITE INFRASTUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

COSTA RICA BLOG — Before moving to Costa Rica in 1998, I was involved in a number of commercial developments for both myself and some clients in my home town of Victoria, British Columbia. In B.C., as in other Provincial jurisdictions in Canada, as I expect is also the case in many, if not all […]…

[OP-ED] It’s Home Grown!

COSTA RICA — I have a rule not to stray from Costa Rica in my opinion pieces, however, last week is an exception. We, Costa Rica, are not immune to the self-radicalized terrorist who are all but impossible to be identified no matter how competent is OIJ, DIS and NSA of the United States. Not […]…

[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 […]…

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 be located externally, for older homes like the one I live in, the meter is inside the property line and with no direct access by power company employees. Once a month, employees of the Compañía Nacional de Fuerza […]…

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