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Downsizing. Costa Rica market prefers cars with small engines

Smaller engines are in. All car brands follow the trend of doing more with less by applying downsizing to their engines. The phenomenon became...

Facebook blames a server configuration change for yesterday’s outage

March 14, 2019 will be a day that will be remembered what it was like to live without Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Whatsapp whenthey...

Sugeval suspends investment fund participation negotiations in Monte del Barco

The future for investors in Aldesa got bleaker as the Superintendencia General de Valores (Sugeval) – General Superintendency of Securities – on Thursday, March...

29 Products Removed From The Basic Basket And Must Pay The 13% Sales Tax

Soon, possibly as early as next week, a total of 29 products will no longer be included in the “canasta basica” (basic basket) and...

Once Again Prosecutor’s Office Asks To Ground Former President Oscar Arias

Possibly fearing that he may flee Costa Rica to avoid facing charges of alleged rape and sexual abuse, once again the Fiscalía de Género...

Aspiring Priests To Provide a “Hoja de Delincuencia” or criminal report to enter Seminary

In Costa Rica, one of the requirements of most employers when considering an applicant for a job is a “hoja de delincuencia”, Spanish for...

At The San Jose Airport

Photos from Aeroformación de Costa Rica from the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO) in San Jose. Photos from Aeroformación de Costa Rica (@aeroformacioncr)

Costa Rica’s Air Traffic Controllers Reach Agreement

Costa Rica’s air traffic controllers reached an agreement on Monday after a meeting with the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) and Ministerio de...

How Cold Does It Get In Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is known as a tropical paradise. Being closer to the equator, it has been classified as a tropical country, meaning hot. But just...

El Salvador’s president-elect criticizes China

(AP) — El Salvador’s president-elect said Wednesday that he has not decided whether to keep relations with China, but criticized the Asian nation as...

Venezuela’s water runs black as locals complain it is contaminated with oil

Venezuelans have woken up to find their tap water running black in the latest crisis to hit the beleaguered South American nation. Taps in San...

How Political Turmoil Can Effect Global Commodity Prices

Politics are now more than ever affecting the global economy, with Trump’s administration contributing to the dollar’s tumultuous rise and fall and Brexit increasing...

Costa Rica joins countries that close airspace to the Boeing 737 MAX

Costa Rica’s Dirección General de Aviación Civil – Civil Aviation – on Wednesday, March 13 announced that, until further notice, the operation of the...

The national economy may be slow, but the ice cream business is buoyant

Some 60 brands will participate this weekend at the Festival del Helado Artesanal in Antigua Aduana (Old Customs Building), while during the last month...

“Buyer, beware”, main lesson in the Aldesa case

The “aintervención judicial”, a process in Costa Rica akin to Chapter 11 in the United States, in the case of Aldesa provides a lesson...

Luis Guillermo’s Portrait Will Take Up The Last Space On The Wall of Presidents

Rico’s TICO BULL – For the president who bucked tradition by banning his hame on public works, Luis Guillermo Solis’ (2014-2018) portrait will take...

Gringa Calls Police For Assualt On Her House, Police Find Marijuana Lab

An American woman “threw herself to the wolves” when she called police of to report an assault on her house, for when the officers came...

Spain Approves Extradition Of Costa Rican Suspects In Disappearance of American

Spain has accepted the extradition of three Costa Ricans, suspects in the kidnapping and disappearance of sportsbook owner William Sean Creighton Kopko, known as...

A Dangerous Practice, Not Storing Water Safely

The extremely dry season has meant ‘controlled water cuts’ throughout the country, a situation causing people to store water in receptacles for the time...

Two Germans Sentenced To 5 Years For Trying To Leave With Tarantuals, Ants and...

Two Germans nationals who tried to leave Costa Rica with tarantulas, ants and a scorpion were sentenced to five years, but will not go...

Chepito Celebrated his 119th! (Photos & Video)

Our beloved Chepito (José Uriel de Los Ángeles Delgado Corrales), the oldest Tico, celebrated on Sunday, March 10, 2019,  his 119th birthday. Chepito, at 119,...

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