Tom Brady & Gisele spent Valentine’s Day in Costa Rica

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Getting Behind The Grupo Nacion Paywall

In our articles we link to sources, some, if not most of the links, are behind paywalls. One of those is Costa Rica’s leading...

In Costa Rica, “Women are born in a hunting ground with their legs, hands and mouth tied”

In her “foros” (forum) article published in La Nacion Thursday, February 14, 2019, professor and researcher at the University of Costa Rica (UCR), Isabel...

That Makes It Nine, The Women Accusing Former President Arias

The list keeps growing. Nine are now the women who have accused former Costa Rica president and Nobel Laureate, Oscar Arias, of rape and...

Los Angeles man accused of embezzling US$36M extradited from Costa Rica

Fleeing to Costa Rica after allegedly embezzling more than US$36 million from a Los Angeles company and using most of it to pay off his...

Costa Rica Continues With The Highest Gasoline Prices In The Region

Costa Rica continues with the highest gasoline prices in the region. Price per U.S. gallon of regular gasoline in Costa Rica is US$3.48, Nicaragua...

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It Got Worse. The Chilimate-Vuelta Kooper Floods On Friday Also.

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Movies Partially Shot in Costa Rica

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Arrivals Faced A 4 Hour Wait At The San Jose Airport on Saturday

A failure in the ‘sistema’ – system – had thousands of people arriving or leaving Costa Rica waiting. And waiting. And even more waiting....

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Europeans denounce Nicaragua’s ‘democratic crisis’

The European Parliament delegation following their recent visit to Nicaragua, urged President Daniel Ortega to release political prisoners, allow the return of banned human...

IBM Announces US$21 Million Investment in IT Service Center Expansion

IBM announced that it will invest US$21 million in expanding the operations of its Security Services Center in Costa Rica, which includes the extension...

Legislature Will Begin Discussion On Uber Next Week

The bill presented by the Government through the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) – Ministry of Public Works and Transportation – to...

Poás Volcano Is Open

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Oscar Arias Leaving the Prosecutor’s Office: “I Ask For Your Understanding”

Visibly shaken, holding his hands tight and crestfallen, the two-time former president and Nobel Laureate, Oscar Arias Sanchez, left the Fiscalía de Género (Gender...

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The Costa Rican economy slowed for the seventh month in a row, according to the most recent figures of the Índice Mensual de Actividad...

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Poás Volcano will be closed until further notice

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Emilia Navas On Oscar Arias: ‘It will be investigated like any other case’

Emilia Navas, Costa Rica’s Attorney General (Fiscal General), said that the accusations of rape and sexual abuse against former president Oscar Arias will be...

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