“They Threatened to Kill Us if Nicaragua Rises Up Again”

The Nicaraguan “civic insurrection” has spawned hundreds of political prisoners and this is the welcome message they get when entering prison: “They told us that if Nicaraguans rise up civically again, they will kill...

The gardens of Quito: Urban farming in one of the world’s highest cities

Project goal: The Participatory Urban Agriculture Program (AGRUPAR) was set up by the Quito municipality’s Economic Development Agency in 2002. The goal is to improve food security and preserve as many green spaces as...

Red Cross asks for clarity in its role in the release of political prisoners

Checking the list of detained protesters that will be released and returned to their families, as well as support in the logistics to achieve this task, are some of the tasks that could be...

The Danger of Replacing Chavismo with Chavismo Light

The fascism of the good, and the tyranny of just causes: we face this daily in Venezuela, because not only do we have to deal with a government that in its collectivist zeal destroyed...

Couple Carrying More Than US$43,000 In Cash Arrest, Money Confiscated

The Policía de Fronteras (Border Police) arrested a couple on Thursday, during a road spot check in Osa de Puntarenas, for carrying more than US$43,000 in cash, according to the Press Department of the...

Tourism Board Estimates a 9% Increase in 2018-2019 Cruise Ship arrivals

The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) – Costa Rican Tourism Board – estimates an increase of 9.2% in cruise ship arrivals at the five main points of the country – Limón, Caldera, Quepos, Golfito,...

Immigration Asked To Consider Vaccination When Approving Residency of Foreigners in Costa Rica

The Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) says it is in talks with the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjeria (DGME) – immigration service for the latter to consider requesting compliance with the national...

Backpacker stripped naked before falling to her death in Guatemala volcano

British backpacker Catherine Shaw is believed to have stripped naked while hiking on a Guatemalan volcano to watch the sunrise before a fatal fall. Facebook / Catherine Shaw The 23-year-old from Witney, Oxfordshire was reported missing...

Free to ride!

To the free, motorcyclists assume that the vehicular inspection – RITEVE – does not exist for them. Nor do the rules of the road, common sense and respect for other vehicles and pedestrians, for that...

Court upholds annulment of ICE fine

The contentious-administrative and civil chamber of Costa Rica’s treasury cassation court has definitively annulled a fine of ¢2.16 billion colones fine (around US$3.5 million) imposed by the Superintendency of Telecommunications (Sutel) on state-owned company...

Indigenous land activist shot dead in Costa Rica

Unknown attackers shot dead Sergio Rojas Ortiz, 59, a prominent indigenous leader and defender of the rights of the Bribri indigenous population over the lands of Salitre, in Buenos Aires de Puntarenas, about 200...

Dedicated Diners swerve and bump their way toward a chef’s dream villa in Costa...

Dedicated diners trek to the restaurant in Villa Deevena, in Los Pargos, a tropical take on the classic auberges of southern France, five hours away by car from San Jose, on a “bone-jarring skunk...

Taxi Drivers Don’t Want To See Part-Time Ubers

Taxi drivers do not want the Law that seeks to regulate services like Uber to allow people to make “extras” after work. That was one of the points that the taxi drivers union revealed...

Priest denounced for abuse was arrested trying to leave the country

A Catholic priest denounced for alleged sexual abuse was arrested this morning (Thursday) when trying to leave the country through the area of Paso Canoas land border with Panama. Jorge Morales Salazar, a priest whom...

Fiscalia concludes investigation in aerial tragedy that killed 12

The Fiscalía Adjunta de Nicoya (Deputy Prosecutor’s Office of Nicoya) confirmed that it has completed the investigation into the air crash that took the lives of 12 people on December 31, 2017, in an...

American family with four children suspected of having measles

The office of the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI) – Costa Rica’s child welfare service – in Cóbano, Puntarenas, says it will intervene in the case of the American couple with four children...

Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood’ – Official Teaser Trailer and Photos

Quentin Tarantino is taking some of Hollywood’s biggest stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie back to the 1960s with the teaser trailer for ‘Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood’. ‘Once Upon a...

The Incofer Will Not Increase Rates Until It Improves Train Service

With good sense, the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (Incofer) Costa Rican Railway – admitted it will not request a fare increase in train services until it improves quality for the benefit of users. The first...

Poás Volcano keeps spewing gas and ash

The Poás volcano this week continues with the release of gases, steam and ash particles. Eliécer Duarte, expert of the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) said that, although the (gas) plume...

The presidential directive to save on travel. How is that working out?

After the criticism that sparked the number of trips abroad by the previous government, President Carlos Alvarado issued a directive to limit official trips. But, despite the presidential directive, members of his Cabinet have made...

When can governments revoke citizenship?

The Economist – “IT’S KIND of heartbreaking to read,” said Shamima Begum in response to a letter from the Home Office telling her that her British citizenship had been revoked. Ms Begum (pictured), who was...

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