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. For the passengers of more than a dozen flight arrivals...

11 Month Old Killed By Dog

An eleven-month-old baby died on Monday morning in hospital, the victim of the injuries she suffered after being bitten by a dog. The attack took place in the small house, located in San Gabriel...

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 rights groups and to restart dialogue with the opposition to...

Welcome to Costa Rica. Wait…wait…wait…wait…wait…wait…wait…ok, you are cleared to enter (or leave)!

Rico’s TICO BULL – Good morning, what a crazy day in paradise on Saturday. A system failure of the Poder Judicial (Judiciary) that the country’s immigration service connects to had thousands arriving or leaving...

Original Cast Of “Yo Soy Betty la Fea” Will Be In Costa Rica

Remember the successful telenovela (soap opera) “Yo Soy Betty la Fea” that conquered the hearts of many more from October 1999 to 8 May 2001? The original cast will soon be in Costa Rica. The...

Diane Kruger Hits Costa Rica Beach With Norman Reedus

Q MAGAZINE – Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus were spotted at a beach in Costa Rica for a romantic getaway. On Thursday, Aug. 10, the couple, who have been maintaining a long distance relationship...

Things You Should Know Before Visiting Costa Rica

With the “high” or tourist season just around the corner, many are considering, planning or getting ready to visit Costa Rica. With that in mind, we’ve created a list of things you should know before...

71-year-old American drowns in Playa Negra

The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) confirmed that the person drowned in Playa Negra, in Guanacaste, is a 71-year-old American identified as John Seymour Mazmanian. File photo The drowning occurred Wednesday morning when the deceased was...

Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus Hang Out in Costa Rica

Surf’s up! Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus look to be enjoying every minute of their romantic getaway in Costa Rica. Tell Me More! Kruger gazed lovingly at Reedus as they chatted on their way to...

Ticos (Costa Ricans) Without Sex

“Oh, no, it’s true, I’m without sex!,” posted on Tweeted Leonardo (Garnier), commenting on the recent change to ‘cedula’ or identity card emitted by the Civil Registry, eliminating a person’s sex. The new cedulas issued...

Know the names of the “cuatrillizas” born in the Hospital México on Monday

Monserrat, Ariana, Paula and Karina are the names of the “cuatrillizas” (quadruplets) born Monday morning in the Hospital Mexico in San Jose. The births were at 9:33 am, 9:35 a, 9:36 a, and 9:38...

US: ‘Choose a Side’ on Venezuela

The United States on Saturday called on the world to “choose a side” on Venezuela and urged countries to financially disconnect from the government Nicolas Maduro, while the European Union is getting set to...

Journalist In Jail In Nicaragua Asks Ortega To Send Her Back To Costa Rica

Lucía Pineda, the news director of Nicaragua’s shuttered cable news channel 100% Noticias by the government, awaiting trial in a Nicaragua prison, asks the Ortega government to heed to the call of Costa Rican...

Voters Dressed In ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Outfits Protested Costa Rican Election

On Sunday, a group of women dressed in costumes like those worn in The Handmaid’s Tale took to the polls to cast their vote in Costa Rica’s presidential election. The eight women dressed dressed in...

Monger Culture: Sex tourism and HIV in Costa Rica

To commemorate the World AIDS Day, today December 1, we feature the article “Monger Culture: Sex tourism and HIV in Costa Rica” by Jacobo Schifter, published on Wall Street International , June 20, 2017. (Wsimag.com)...

Costa Rica’s Mafia

When the word mafia is mentioned, the first things that usually comes to mind are the likes of Al Capone, La Cosa Nostra, The Mob or Pablo Escobar. Well, the government mafia in Costa...

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 of facilities and staff training. IBM Costa Rica is located in...

Scary Moments on Flight 1079!

United flight 1079, bound for New Jersey, suffered an engine failure moments after take-off from the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO) Friday morning. mage from amateur video The airplane was able to return safely to the...

“Politically Motivated”

All the charges are politically motivated, argues Oscar Arias at the preliminary hearing in the Crucitas illegal mining case.

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 Prosecutor’s Office) this morning. With a soft tone in his voice,...

The National Monument of Costa Rica

There is a pretty little park in Downtown San José that is called “National Park” (in Spanish, “Parque Nacional”). This is sometimes confusing to visitors, since Costa Rica also has several large national parks...

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