Romance fraud: Cybercrime’s multimillion dollar scam

Rico’s TICO BULL – The second-costliest category of crime, behind only compromised business email,...

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Migración arrested 15 undocumented immigrants in Fraijanes and will deport them

The immigration police (Migración) swept the area of Laguna de...

¢42 million seized in raid Otto Guevara law office will be for the State

The State will receive with the open hands the ¢42 million colones (US$70,000 dollars) seized in a raid on the law office linked to...

Nicaraguan judge sentences murderer of Tico hotelier and his two sons in jail for 129 years

On February 9, 2013, Geovanny Soto Ruiz, 52, and his two sons, Mauricio (29) and Enmanuel (20) were murdered in La Fortuna de San...

“He swore to me that the day he found me alone he would kill me”

Each year the Inamu, the National Institute for Woman of Costa Rica, advises 13,500 women in search of help, tired of being victims of...

Heavy Downpours Forecast For Today Saturday

A low pressure system and the rainy season are the cause of climatic conditions that may see downpours, mainly in the Central Valley, Caribbean,...

Migrants through remittances prevent further collapse of the Nicaraguan economy

Remittances (remesas in Spanish) are the only source of support for the Nicaraguan economy, hit by rising unemployment, the decline in foreign and domestic...

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U.S. Remittances To Costa RicaUp In First Quarter of 2017

State banks like the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) and Banco Nacional (BN) compete with exchange houses and financial institutions like Western Union and...

Reasons why people visiting Costa Rica prefer online slots over the land-based kinds

People might say that Costa Ricans get it all – the lush jungles, beautiful beaches, modern cities and even some decent gambling facilities. However,...

Don’t Fall Victim: ICE Is NOT Raffling Cellphones!

  Customers of the state telecom Grupo ICE report having received emails for the raffle of cellular phones and tablets, in exchange for filling out...

Colombia extradites ‘Pablo Escobar of Ecuador’ to US

A suspected drug chief known as the “Pablo Escobar of Ecuador” was extradited to the US on Saturday, Colombia’s chief prosecutor’s office has announced. Police...

For Poor Venezuelans, a Box of Food May Sway Vote for Maduro

CARACAS — A bag of rice on a hungry family’s kitchen table could be the key to Nicolas Maduro retaining the support of poor...

Immigration expels foreigner convicted of sexual abuse

Costa Rica’s immigration service on Monday expelled a foreigner sentenced to four years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor. Photo courtesy the Dirección...

Peru Fines Uber for Failure to Disclose Information to Consumers

Uber has been cited by regulators for failing to provide information about currency exchange via its mobile app (Q24N) Peru’s National Institute for the Defense...

Costa Rica Rules Out Suing Uber Drivers

Uber drivers will be the focus of the Policia de Transito. Q COSTA RICA – The government announced Thursday night that it does not have...

The Taiwan loan controversy: Loan of US$100 million gives lifeline to Ortega

On February 18,  Nicaragua’s congress accepted a US$100 million loan offered by Taiwan, giving a line of support to President Daniel Ortega’s government. Legislators...

Venezuelan Dictatorship Arrests Thousands after 7 Weeks of Protests

Opposition leader, Henrique Capriles Radonski, who serves as Governor of the state of Miranda The death toll and causality count have been mounting at an...

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Movies Partially Shot in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a land of natural beauty and as such is a dream for people who scout locations for the purpose of shooting...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Tarcoles Ferry, Before The Famous “Crocodile Bridge”

Historical photos of Rio Tarcoles….today, its known as the famous “crocodile bridge”. But here are photos of crossing the Tarcoles, before there was a...

The change in WhatsApp that nobody wanted, is coming

We’ve known for quite some time now that Facebook was planning to add ads to WhatsApp’s Status page, but we didn’t know when this...

High Consumers Of Electricity and Water Would Pay The VAT

On July 1, the current sales tax (impuesto de ventas in Spanish) will be transformed into the new Value Added Tax – VAT (impuesto...

Costa Rica Consumers Will Have To Pay The VAT On Cross-border Services

Sounds like something very technological. The words ‘cross-border services’ (servicios transfronterizos in Spanish) in the coming weeks will begin to impact the pockets of...

Amway will closes service center in Costa Rica, lays off 200

Amway announced Thursday, May 23, the closing of operations of its shared services center in Costa Rica in effect next year, a decision that...

Costa Rica Reports Drop in Homicides, Increase in Gun Seizures, New Gun Law Signed

On Thursday, Presiden Carlos Alvarado and the Minister of Public Security, Michael Soto signed the Reform to the Law on Weapons and Explosives (Reforma...

Costa Rica among the stops of the U.S. Navy hospital ship

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will return for another deployment to Central America, South America, and the Caribbean mid-June to begin a...

Caesar salad: one of the US’s most famous dishes was invented in Mexico

It was early Friday afternoon at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the busiest land border crossing in the world, which connects Tijuana, Mexico,...

Criminals who fool doctors

They called him “The Oddfather”. He was boss of New York’s Genovese crime family and one of the most influential Mafia figures of his...

Correos de Costa Rica Unveils X-ray technology to check parcels

On Wednesday, the Correos de Costa Rica (Post Office) unveiled the new X-ray equipment for scanning parcels. The equipment, donated by the Embassy of the...

The “Pinchonazo” May Be Back

Fulvio Fernández, the national coordinator of Tourist Police (Policía Turística), warn drivers (and the population in general) that we could be on the verge...

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