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Q Costa Rica / In the stranger than fake news, a Turrialba businessman was sentenced to a 20 days fine for using offensive words on facebook against a local news correspondent.
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There are a few ways to measure the growth and health of a national industry. You can look to raw numbers like box office figures, budgets, and number of films produced each year; or you can look to indicators like representation in top-tier film ...
QBLOGS, by Rafael Stumbo Tarasco, guest columnist - You may not know this, but Costa Rica is a nation of immigrants. When I first got here 25 years ago the major foreign influences were first and foremost American Fruit, followed by Pepsi & Pizza Hut, ...
Plastic used in the country's production of bananas would reach a length of approximately thirty-nine (39) times around Costa Rica, a territory of about 51,100 Km2. That material may last twenty (20) and even a thousand (1,000) years to degrade completely.
In addition, the foundations have been laid for Costa Rica to establish a platform in UAE that will allow it "to reach out into to rest of the Middle East," and the United Arab Emirates will likewise develop a center in Costa Rica to meet their needs ...
"You really don't see it, now do you?" says our cheerful guide Jason to me with a smirky smile. We just took a break upon a hill after our 30-minute hike through the jungle of Manzanillo; a village situated on the scarcely visited Caribbean coast.
According to Linio, the averagre price of an iPhone 7 in Costa Rica is US$852.94, while the same unit costs US$641.50 in Kuwait (number 1 in the ranking), US$555.25 in Canada (4th) and US$625.88 in the U.S.
The main change is flights between Costa Rica and Guatemala are being lost because of cancellations due to lack of interest, volatility in the sector and economic problems.
Q Costa Rica - Sunday, January 22 will see the start of the process to replace the 17-digit customer 'cuenta cliente" (account numbers) with the global standard International bank account Number (IBAN), which will facilitate interbank transactions at ...
Hard Rock International makes waves today as it announces plans to bring the Hard Rock Hotels experience to Costa Rica with the all-inclusive Hard Rock ...
On November 1, 2016, the Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica's Supreme Court provided some good news to a Terraba (Teribe) Indigenous territory when it stopped the state-run Costa Rica Electricity Institute (ICE by its Spanish acronym) from going ...
In short, countries such as Australia, Chile, Morocco, Sweden, Japan, Dominican Republic, Mexico, China, England, United States, Argentina and, more recently, Costa Rica are taking advantage of their many natural environments and locations by ...
If you are about to travel to the Osa Peninsula, the most intrepid corner of Costa Rica, all you might be thinking about is a hike to Corcovado National Park.
The five slain students were all enrolled at the University of Costa Rica and were originally from Upala, Alajuela. At least one of the students was renting the studio apartament, located behind a house in the La Victoria neighborhood of Liberia ...
Demonstrators in Costa Rica will follow in the footsteps of those in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, with women's March rallies and watch parties happening at various points in the country.
Five university students were found stabbed to death this morning, and another was still alive but with deep wounds in her neck, in the middle class ...
Hard Rock International has announced plans to open the Hard Rock Hotel Papagayo, Costa Rica's first Hard Rock hotel, in early 2019.
"What's Costa Rica like?" a friend asked me recently. We were sitting talking about some of our favorite places in the world.
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With 2016 coming to a close and 2017 crashing into our lives it is hard to keep track of where the time went. Trying to keep up with a hectic, rushed lifestyle is hard sometimes, and we all need to get away from it now and again.
A survey by the University of Costa Rica found that Ticos maintain a conservative stance on controversial issues such as religion, abortion or marijuana.
Costa Rica filed a new complaint against Nicaragua before International Court Of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague on Monday, denouncing the presence of a military camp from the Nicaraguan army inside its territory, near the common border area.
Costa Rica said following a December 2015 ICJ ruling that gave Costa Rica sovereignty over a small area of wetlands near the San Juan River, called Isla Portillos by Costa Rica and harbor Head by Nicaragua, that Nicaragua had set up a new military camp ...
(Q24N via Insightcrime.org) A Supreme Court magistrate in Guatemala has allegedly pressured a judge handling her son's case, leading the latter official to leave the country in an affair symbolic of Guatemala's ongoing struggle against corruption and ...
Q Costa Rica LIVING (by Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo , Vozdeguanacaste) A healthy lifestyle in paradise: That's what many Guanacaste visitors search for to relieve stress and recharge the batteries on unforgettable vacations.
Costa Rica Surfing - Surf for youth (S4Y) started four years ago with just a handful of kids but the hard work is now paying off.
Starting Saturday, February 4 at 10:00 a.m., car enthusiasts can check out hundreds of antique and other "exotic" cars on exhibit at the Puntarenas tourist boulevard on Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast. "It will be one of the biggest events in Latin ...
Q Costa Rica TRAVEL (By Emily Sohn, Special to The Washington Post) One morning during a family trip to Costa Rica last winter, I paddled out to catch some waves while my 8-year-old took a surfing lesson close to shore.
Costa Rica News - For Rich Aucoin, 2017 is off to a not-so-stellar start. On January 9, while vacationing in Costa Rica, the singer-producer's car was broken into in broad daylight while parked on a beach. Nearly everything inside was stolen, including ...
QBLOGS / Costa Rica (Pura Vida) is an enigma. It is caught or brought itself somewhere between capitalism and socialism and cannot define which slot feels the ...
Costa Rica's president is on an inaugural state visit to the UAE in an effort to deepen ties between the two countries, as the Central American republic faces threats from climate change and what could be a new anti-trade administration in the United ...
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister makes light of his travel choices as he heads to Toronto to make some speeches, but even national media scrutiny won't pull an ...
Q Costa Rica - The following is a blog entry by the twenty students from California State University (CSU) Channel Islands are in the middle of a 10-day trip to ...
Costa Rica Travel - THESE words come to you from the "happiest place on earth". In a stroke of good fortune, I am a new resident of a country that has edged out ...
For Rich Aucoin, 2017 is off to a not-so-stellar start. On January 9, while vacationing in Costa Rica, the singer-producer's car was broken into in broad daylight while parked on a beach.
Costa Rica Inclusive is an initiative that recognizes the initiatives, programs and actions of the public and private sectors in the country, that generate and maximize the inclusion of persons with disabilities to become inclusive spaces, as a ...
New Canaan resident, Kathy McShane, founder of Ladies Launch Club, recently visited Costa Rica to teach English to highly vulnerable children.
Montevideo, Jan. 11 - A municipal program in the Uruguayan capital is inviting Non-Governmental Organizations to join a project to help men who have abused ...
David McKenna Harris, son of Hingham's Roy Harris and the late Andrea McKenna Harris, was married to Patricia Brenes Jimenez in her native Costa Rica in May. The couple now lives in Los Angeles, where Harris works as a senior analyst for Ipsos, ...
Q Costa Rica - The Costa Rica Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (SENASA) - National Animal Health Service - announced it's plan to implement ...
Q Costa Rica / The collection of tax on Tobacco does not cover even one-third of the annual cost of Social Security (Seguro Social) to treat diseases such as heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, stroke Vascular (LCA) and ...
According to the government, the U.S. policy encouraged the illegal flow of Cuban migrants, triggering the migratory crisis in Costa Rica and Central America, that began in November 2015 and continues today with Nicaragua closing its borders to migrants.
Costa Rica is a great place to study abroad. It is home to many schools including a United Nation-mandated University For Peace (UPEACE).
A large crocodile leaves the water in Costa Rica. CSU Channel Islands students are midway through their trip to the Central American country, where they are using a drone to count and map the reptiles' locations.
Our 2017 competition gives readers the chance to win a fantastic 16-night wildlife holiday for two to Costa Rica with Exodus Travels - and see the photos from ...
TORONTO -- Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister defended his decision Friday to spend up to two months of the year at his vacation home in Costa Rica because it gives him a chance to see his family. Pallister recently told The Canadian Press that he plans ...
Panama CITY -- Costa Rica's Alvaro E. Ortiz shot a 4-under 66 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Latin America Amateur Championship.
In a stroke of good fortune, I am a new resident of a country that has edged out its 194 rivals to claim what could arguably be the most sought-after title the world ...
A neighbor, who knew I'd worked as a doctor in the U.S. before retiring to Costa Rica, wanted me to check his uncle, who was "having a problem.


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