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Ruta 32 Opened. Red Alert Maintained For Caribbean Zone

Posted on: Jun 30 2015 - 3:26pm | #0
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(QCOSTARICA) – Ruta 32 is re-opened again, at 8:30am this morning (Tuesday), officials of the Ministerio de Obaras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) giving the green light for traffic to resume through the Braulio Carrillo, between San Jose and Guapiles. There are still problems on the Ruta 32. Click here for the Policia de Transito latest report on road conditions. That section of road had been closed since last week when a series of landslides, the latest last Thursday at kilometre 29, kept the road totally closed to vehicular traffic. However, the road may again be closed if the climatic conditions continue. The MOPT says some 36 roads have been damaged in the Caribbean and Northern Zone due to bad weather that started last Sunday, June...

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Making Coffee The Costa Rican Way

Farmers in Costa Rica (where some of the least bitter freakin awesome coffee you’ve ever had comes from,) use one of these. It’s a tightly woven canvas sock with a metal wire sewn into the top. You don’t need the wood pedestal, … you can also just hold the metal handle if you have a glove and aren’t pouring too much (handle gets hot.) Photo from http://www.survivalistboards.com (QCOSTARICA)...

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Making Coffee The Costa Rican Way

Farmers in Costa Rica (where some of the least bitter freakin awesome coffee you’ve ever had comes from,) use one of these. It’s...

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Oh It’s So Cute! Wait, WTF?

(QCOSTARICA) – As you might have guessed by now, this is not a fluffy cat taking a nap, it’s actually the caterpillar stage...

QPhotos: Puente En Mal Estado

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The bridge over the Guayabo river. Photos from TDN Facebook page.   Article first appeared on QCOSTARICA. Click here to go to the source article....

One Of The Miss Costa Rica 2015 Candidates Withdraws From Contest

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Miss Costa Rica 2015 candidate Stephanie Rostrán quits the beauty contest (QCOSTARICA) – Miss Costa Rica 2015 candidate, Stephanie Rostrán, has decided not to take part in the beauty contest to take place in the country on August 8. On Monday, Rostrán told La Nacion that she sent a note on Saturday to the Mis Costa Rica organizers, notifying them of her decision. The 23 year-old...

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QToons: Oscar and Luis Guillermo

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President Luis Guillermo considers criticism by former president Oscar Airas as “inappropriate and disrespectful”.  See story here. Article first appeared on QCOSTARICA. Click here to go to the source article....

traditional-costa-rican-coffee-maker

Making Coffee The Costa Rican Way

Farmers in Costa Rica (where some of the least bitter freakin awesome coffee you’ve ever had comes from,) use one of...


Oh It’s So Cute! Wait, WTF?

Posted on: Jun 29 2015 - 12:52pm | Comments Off on Oh It’s So Cute! Wait, WTF?
In: Costa Rica News, costarica, Inside Costa Rica, Life, Travel
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(QCOSTARICA) – As you might have guessed by now, this is not a fluffy cat taking a nap, it’s actually the caterpillar stage of the megalopyge opercularis moth, and it is commonly called the “puss caterpillar” (Oruga in Spanish). The caterpillar, or larva form, of the M. opercularis moth is covered with long, very soft hair-looking setae. These bristles contain lots of poisonous spines that – if you touch it – cause extremely painful reactions. If you do succumb to your desire to touch it, the symptoms would include: rashes, difficulty breathing, nausea, blisters chest pains, headaches, burning sensations, swelling, and if you’re extremely lucky, abdominal distress. Mother nature is really screwing with you here. Making a cute...

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Contraband Smokes Big Business in Costa Rica

Photo Diarioextra.com (QCOSTARICA) – Following the anti-tobacco law passed in 2012 the sale of contraband cigarettes, brought in covertly from India and China, has grown exponentially. The Amcham (American-Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce) published a study this week on the issue, since it hurts the fortunes of the US tobacco giants here. According to Amcham...

Posted on: Jun 29 2015 - 12:52pm | Comments Off on Contraband Smokes Big Business in Costa Rica
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The Rain Will Not Let Up in Limón

Posted on: Jun 29 2015 - 12:52pm | Comments Off on The Rain Will Not Let Up in Limón
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(QCOSTARICA) – The country is in a state of emergency over heavy rainfall and flooding in the Caribbean coast. The ministro de la Presidencia (Chief of Staff) said  the government is close to <span title="La declaratoria de emergencia nacional por las lluvias que afectan al Caribe desde el pasado fin de semana es inminente según el ministro de la Presidencia, Sergio Alfaro. “>declaring of national emergency, that would be mainly for the reconstruction, and, allow greater flexibility in financing and administrative processes. National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias – CNE) president, Ivan Brenes, explained that before the declaration the government has to go assure it has the funds available. Today,...

President Solis Considers Arias Criticism “Inappropriate and Disrespectful”

Posted on: Jun 29 2015 - 12:52pm | Comments Off on President Solis Considers Arias Criticism “Inappropriate and Disrespectful”
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(QCOSTARICA) – President Luis Guillermo Solis called “inappropriate and disrespectful” the comments made by former president Oscar Arias (2006-2010), posted on the social media over the weekend criticism against...

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Marcha de la Diversidad (Photos)

(QCOSTARICA) – Six years ago, when the first Marcha de la Diversidad was organized, just a few hundred people participated. This Sunday, according to the organizers, the number reached 15,000. Much of Paseo Colon and Avenida Segundo, in San Jose, was filled with colours representing the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community. The march began...

Posted on: Jun 29 2015 - 2:41am | Comments Off on Marcha de la Diversidad (Photos)
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