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Costa Rican Family Trying to Get Daughter Home After Death in Barcelona

A grieving family is seeking economic help to bring the body of their loved one home. Stephany Gradys Artola was a special education teacher...

Costa Rica celebrates 150 years of free education

Costa Rica on Monday celebrated 150 years of free, obligatory and state-paid education with a ceremony at the Escuela Jesús Jiménez in Cartago. The event...

Is the Costa Rican Government Trying to Save Recope for Ulterior Motives

Should the Government save Recope and to what end and at what cost? These are doubts some deputies have. There is an initiative to...

She had an appointment for 2023, but now she must be attended to it in less than three months

Imagine having to wait weeks for a medical appointment. What about months? And Year? Or four years? Long lines and long waiting periods for appointments...

Tourist Bus Catches Fire in Costa Rica

A tourist bus caught on fire but none of the 52 passengers were injured. It happened on route 32 in a restaurant parking lot...

Tour bus catches fire in restaurant parking on Ruta 32

On Saturday morning, a tour bus caught fire while parked outside a restaurant on the Ruta 32 (San Jose – Limon), near the Rio...

Costa Rica’s CCSS & a Hearing Aid Conundrum

The CCSS funded 15,000 prostheses to help those hard of hearing. This sounds good on the surface but the Costa Rican Association of Therapists...

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Where to Buy a Live Christmas Tree in Costa Rica & Costs

Costa Rica News – A number of farms have been consulted and it was found that the price of Christmas trees this year will start...

President yanks IVF bill in latest battle move over the fertility procedure

Costa Rica’s executive branch backed down Tuesday from a bill to regulate in vitro fertilization (IVF), saying it would wait for separate rulings from...

Human remains in Corcovado could belong to missing US hiker Cody Dial

Update: Friday, May 20, 6:06 p.m.  Police say it is “very likely” that human remains found in Costa Rica’s remote Corcovado National Park belong to 27-year-old U.S....

Doctors from Cuba and Costa Rica Examine Comatose Mexican Student

Two foreign neurologists have examined Aldo Gutierrez, an education student who has been in a coma since he and several classmates were shot in...

Is James Bond A ‘Misogynist’? Yep, Says Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig attends a photocall for “Spectre” at Corinthia Hotel London on October 22, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage) QCOSTA RICA EXTRA...

You do not have to give up growing roses

When you move to the tropics, you bump into new flowers every day. You will see giant heliconia, tiny rain flowers, jade vines, and...

Over half a million Venezuelans fled to Colombia

More than half a million Venezuelans have taken refuge in Colombia to escape the crippling economic crisis in their country, Colombia Immigration (Migración Colombia)...

Mischief Almost Ends in Tragedy

QCOSTARICA – Two children, aged 6 and 4, almost lost their lives Thursday afternoon when the vehicle they had been left along in, fell...

More & More Costa Ricans Getting Approved for Visas to the USA

Costa Rica News – A couple that has never before traveled showed that it is possible to get a visa to go to the US....

Animal Welfare Says It Needs Time and Money To Apply “Animal Welfare Act”

(QCostarica) President Luis Guillermo Solis wanted it and legislators approved it hands down, but now the reality starts to set in, it takes money...

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Northern Triangle Deploys Tri-National Force to Combat Gangs

Nearly 70,000 gang members operate in the Northern Triangle countries of Central America, according to estimates by Honduran authorities (Photo: El Heraldo Honduras /...

Your Next Hotel May Be Staffed By Robots

Robots in hotels – Robot receptionist ChihiraKanae, created by engineers at Toshiba, made a recent appearance in Berlin. She speaks 19 languages and, as...

New Shoots Amidst the Ashes?

A long line at the security check in the Sacramento airport snaked around the cloth barricades even before the first glint of dawn had...

In the US, people are drinking themselves to death at record rates

Alcohol is killing people in the United States at a rate not seen in at least 35 years, according to new federal data. Last year,...

No shirt, no shoes, no hospital visiting privileges, says Costa Rican Supreme Court 

Walk down the street in any Costa Rican city and there will be some, well, interesting fashion choices. But it’s not the Navajo print...

In Nicaragua, the violence of Ortega does not stop

On the first anniversary of the crisis in Nicaragua, April 18, 2019, we remember five of the caricatures by Mecho published on crhoy.com. In the...

Despite warning of crocodiles, bathers dive in!

What’s wrong with this picture? The sign says it clearly: “Crocodiles. No swimming. No feeding”. However, some vacationers ignore the warning. Either they do...

Nicaraguans in Costa Rica used pictures of the dead in protest

The community of Nicaraguans in exile in San Jose, Costa Rica, commemorated the anniversary of the start of demonstrations against the Government of Nicaragua...

Venezuelans find safety in Colombia

When Darlys* fled Venezuela with her two children looking for safety, she never imagined she would end up sleeping on the streets of Maicao,...

Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050

Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks to solar panels on...

Alajuelense eliminated in the Costa Rican Clausura

Liga Deportiva Alajuelense tied 2-2 against the reigning champion, Club Sport Herediano, and was eliminated from the semifinals of the 2019 Clausura Championship in...

Nicaragua: Lucia Piñeda’s Sister On Her Recent Visit To La Esperanza Prison

Dual citizen – Costa Rican and Nicaraguan – Lucia Piñeda remains in a Nicaragua prison following her arrest last December while she worked as...

One year into Nicaragua crisis, more than 55,000 Seek Refuge In Costa Rica

(UNHCR) April 16, 2019 – A year into Nicaragua’s political and social crisis, an estimated 62,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries, with the...

Costa Rica has the fourth most expensive city in Latin America

Only three cities in Latin America are more expensive than San José, according to an analysis of the El Orden Mundial (EOM) – World...

Venezuela Revokes Diplomatic Accreditation of Costa Rica’s Charge d’Affaires

Venezuelan authorities withdrew diplomatic accreditation of Danilo Gonzalez, Costa Rica’s charge d’affaires in Caracas. Danilo González (red tie) Costa Rica’s Charge d’Affaires in Venezuela In a...

One year after Nicaraguan uprising, Ortega is back in control

One year ago, Nicaragua’s government was on the verge of collapse.  Protests against President Daniel Ortega exploded nationwide on April 19, 2018 after the...

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