Costa Rica

Country Costa Rica
Capital San José
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency Costa Rican colón(CRC)
Languages Spanish, Mekatelyu, Bribri & Patois

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Introduction

Although explored by the Spanish early in the 16th century, initial attempts at colonizing Costa Rica proved unsuccessful due to a combination of factors, including: disease from mosquito-infested swamps, brutal heat, resistance by natives, and pirate raids. It was not until 1563 that a permanent settlement of Cartago was established in the cooler, fertile central highlands. The area remained a colony for some two and a half centuries. In 1821, Costa Rica became one of several Central American provinces that jointly declared their independence from Spain. Two years later it joined the United Provinces of Central America, but this federation disintegrated in 1838, at which time Costa Rica proclaimed its sovereignty and independence. Since the late 19th century, only two brief periods of violence have marred the country's democratic development. Although it still maintains a large agricultural sector, Costa Rica has expanded its economy to include strong technology and tourism industries. The standard of living is relatively high. Land ownership is widespread.

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Costa Rican authorities search for missing U.S. citizen - The Tico TimesCosta Rican authorities search for missing U.S. citizen  The Tico Times

Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) are searching for Charlie Edward Hughes, a U.S. citizen who went missing earlier in August. OIJ says Hughes, 62 ...



Wab lobs barb at Pallister over 147 days of Costa Rica vacation time - Global NewsWab lobs barb at Pallister over 147 days of Costa Rica vacation time  Global News

NDP leader Wab Kinew lobbed a barb at PC leader Brian Pallister over his Costa Rica vacation time, releasing information the NDP obtained through the ...



Tampa man mysteriously disappears in Costa Rica - Fox 32 ChicagoTampa man mysteriously disappears in Costa Rica  Fox 32 Chicago

The first red flag for the Hughes family was a photo of Charlie Hughes' submerged rental car off a dirt road in rural Costa Rica.



Environmentalists Celebrate Expiration of the Last Trawling License in Costa Rica - The Costa Rica NewsEnvironmentalists Celebrate Expiration of the Last Trawling License in Costa Rica  The Costa Rica News

Last Friday, August 16th, 2019, the last license for semi-industrial trawling shrimp fishing granted in the country, which generated satisfaction in the.



Human Capital, Technology, and Marketing Are the Strengths of the Costa Rican Companies - The Costa Rica NewsHuman Capital, Technology, and Marketing Are the Strengths of the Costa Rican Companies  The Costa Rica News

A study applied to 231 companies by researchers, Juan Carlos Leiva and Ronald Mora of the Technological Institute of Costa Rica (TEC), and Esteban.



Family heartbroken after Tampa man vanishes on vacation in Costa Rica - WFLAFamily heartbroken after Tampa man vanishes on vacation in Costa Rica  WFLA

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) It's a mystery that remains unsolved after a Tampa man recently vanished on vacation in Costa Rica. No one has seen or heard ...



Costa Rica expresses deep concern over Amazon wildfires - The Tico TimesCosta Rica expresses deep concern over Amazon wildfires  The Tico Times

The Government of Costa Rica expresses its deep concern about the devastating forest fires that develop in the Amazon River basin, particularly in the ...



Drinker, Beware: Rising Costa Rica Death Toll Highlights Tainted Alcohol Danger Worldwide - ForbesDrinker, Beware: Rising Costa Rica Death Toll Highlights Tainted Alcohol Danger Worldwide  Forbes

The death toll from tainted alcohol in Costa Rica has risen to 25 since early June. But is that just the tip of the worldwide iceberg?



Costa Rica Confirms 2 More Suspected Alcohol Poisoning Deaths, Raising Death Toll to 25 - TIMECosta Rica Confirms 2 More Suspected Alcohol Poisoning Deaths, Raising Death Toll to 25  TIME

Costa Rica confirmed two new deaths due to suspected methanol poisoning. The country reports 25 recent deaths due to alcohol poisoning.



Costa Rica, Nicaragua tensions flare over death near border - The Tico TimesCosta Rica, Nicaragua tensions flare over death near border  The Tico Times

The governments of Costa Rica and Nicaragua are engaged in a diplomatic spat following the Aug. 12 death of Henry Ruiz Lpez in northern Costa Rica.



This New Glamping Spot in Costa Rica Is Your Detox Dream Vacation - Travel+LeisureThis New Glamping Spot in Costa Rica Is Your Detox Dream Vacation  Travel+Leisure

Nestled in the foothills of the Talamanca mountain range in Costa Rica, you can glamp your way to detoxification, sweating out all of your toxins in a.



TBT: An old Costa Rican coffee plantation - The Tico TimesTBT: An old Costa Rican coffee plantation  The Tico Times

Costa Rica (meaning rich coast), a republic of Central America, reaching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, with Nicaragua on the north and Panama on the south.



Costa Rica's stricter gun laws pass second debate - The Tico TimesCosta Rica's stricter gun laws pass second debate  The Tico Times

The Legislative Assembly approved in a second debate a reform to Costa Rica's gun laws which will impose stricter limits on individual firearm possession.



Taking a vacation? Here's how to avoid tainted alcohol anywhere you travel - USA TODAYTaking a vacation? Here's how to avoid tainted alcohol anywhere you travel  USA TODAY

Twenty five people have died in Costa Rica due to tainted alcohol, authorities say. Here's how to protect yourself while traveling.



Spartan Students' Costa Rica Trip Fundraiser - WDIOSpartan Students' Costa Rica Trip Fundraiser  WDIO

Superior High School students held a fundraiser Saturday for their upcoming Spanish class trip to Costa Rica next March.



These are the domestic airports in Costa Rica receiving upgrades - The Tico TimesThese are the domestic airports in Costa Rica receiving upgrades  The Tico Times

Until recently, many of Costa Rica's domestic airports were little more than airstrips carved into the forest. But the government is investing up to $160 million ...



Costa Rica tainted alcohol death toll rises to 25; what you need to know about spotting it - USA TODAYCosta Rica tainted alcohol death toll rises to 25; what you need to know about spotting it  USA TODAY

The Costa Rican Ministry of Health says 25 people have died from drinking tainted alcohol. Learn how to identify and avoid it when traveling.



Costa Rica Celebrates National Parks Day With Free Entrance to All National Parks - The Costa Rica StarCosta Rica Celebrates National Parks Day With Free Entrance to All National Parks  The Costa Rica Star

This Saturday, August 24 we celebrate National Parks Day and Costa Rica offers free entrance to any of its 29 National Parks. Beach or mountain destinations, ...



Costa Rican priest wanted for child abuse is arrested in Mexico - The Tico TimesCosta Rican priest wanted for child abuse is arrested in Mexico  The Tico Times

Costa Rican ex-priest Mauricio Vquez, accused of sexual abuse of minors, was arrested in Mexico in an operation coordinated by the two countries, official ...



Costa Rica initiative aims to create greener cities - The Tico TimesCosta Rica initiative aims to create greener cities  The Tico Times

A new Costa Rican initiative aims to improve quality of life by protecting and promoting green spaces in the country's biggest cities. The Biodiver_City Project, a ...



Nationwide earthquake drill in Costa Rica to be held Monday morning - The Tico TimesNationwide earthquake drill in Costa Rica to be held Monday morning  The Tico Times

If you live in an area that is prone to earthquakes, it's important to know what to do when one hits. Costa Rica is one of those places. According to the National ...



Costa Rica celebrates Mother's Day The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate - The Tico TimesCosta Rica celebrates Mother's Day The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate  The Tico Times

Happy Mother's Day from all of us at The Tico Times! Da de la Madre is a national holiday and one of the most important days of the year in Costa Rica. Families ...



Minor earthquake - Panama-costa Rica Border Region - August 25, 2019 - Earthquake ReportMinor earthquake - Panama-costa Rica Border Region - August 25, 2019  Earthquake Report

I felt the shaking *, Now Today Earlier. Country where you felt the earthquake *. Afghanistan, aland Islands, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola ...



Costa Rica and Panama Arrest Dozens on Suspicion of People Smuggling - The New York TimesCosta Rica and Panama Arrest Dozens on Suspicion of People Smuggling  The New York Times

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Costa Rican and Panamanian officials on Tuesday arrested nearly 50 people linked to an international network suspected of ...



Travelers Will Have Direct More Routes To And From Costa Rica - Q Costa Rica NewsTravelers Will Have Direct More Routes To And From Costa Rica  Q Costa Rica News

Costa Rica's competitiveness in the tourism market attracts more air services than any other country in the region. By. Rico. -. 22 August 2019. 1689 ...



More than a million participate in Costa Ricas national earthquake drill - The Tico TimesMore than a million participate in Costa Ricas national earthquake drill  The Tico Times

An alarm blared throughout downtown San Jos. Users flooded Twitter with the hashtag #TemblorCR. And throughout Costa Rica, more than a million people ...



Costa Rica soccer to face Uruguay at National Stadium - The Tico TimesCosta Rica soccer to face Uruguay at National Stadium  The Tico Times

Costa Rica's men's national soccer team will face Uruguay on Friday, Sept. 6, in an international friendly at the National Stadium in La Sabana. The South ...



Costa Rica announces infrastructure works in effort to boost economy - The Tico TimesCosta Rica announces infrastructure works in effort to boost economy  The Tico Times

Costa Rica announced Friday a millionaire investment in airport infrastructure as a mechanism to boost the economy and generate jobs. The government, in ...



Mexican authorities detain Costa Rican priest accused of child abuse - ReutersMexican authorities detain Costa Rican priest accused of child abuse  Reuters

A Roman Catholic priest charged with raping a 12-year-old boy in Costa Rica in 2003 has been detained by Mexican authorities, a Costa Rican official said on ...



Costa Rica favourite for Gilgit Cup race today - The News InternationalCosta Rica favourite for Gilgit Cup race today  The News International

LAHORE: After conducting five Mianwali Plate races, Gilgit Cup will be held at the Lahore Race Club in its 17th summer meeting on Sunday, August 25.



Tourist Arrivals in Costa Rica Rise 4% - Nearshore AmericasTourist Arrivals in Costa Rica Rise 4%  Nearshore Americas

As many as 1.73 million foreign tourists visited Costa Rica in the first half of this year, a 4% increase compared to the number of tourist arrivals during the same ...



NASA Gauges Plant Stress in Costa Rican Drought - Jet Propulsion LaboratoryNASA Gauges Plant Stress in Costa Rican Drought  Jet Propulsion Laboratory

An ECOSTRESS image reveals heavy stress among vegetation in the drought-stricken Guanacaste region of the Central American nation.



Costa Rica repatriates nine Ticos from Venezuela The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate - The Tico TimesCosta Rica repatriates nine Ticos from Venezuela The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate  The Tico Times

Wednesday morning, nine Ticos who had been living in Venezuela returned to Costa Rica after a months-long repatriation effort from Costa Rica's Immigration ...



Costa Rica makes some of the world's best coffee beans. Here's how. - INSIDERCosta Rica makes some of the world's best coffee beans. Here's how.  INSIDER

Costa Rica's impressive coffee industry has earned the reputation as having some of the best beans worldwide. Here is how it operates to stay on top.



Tradicional Chinese Medical Treatment: an Alternative for Your Health - The Costa Rica NewsTradicional Chinese Medical Treatment: an Alternative for Your Health  The Costa Rica News

Acupuncture is a form of alternative treatment based on principles of traditional Chinese medicine and it is done by inserting fine needles at certain points of the ...



In Costa Rica, 7% of total purchases correspond to illegal trade - Q Costa Rica NewsIn Costa Rica, 7% of total purchases correspond to illegal trade  Q Costa Rica News

The Cmara de Comercio de Costa Rica (CCCR) Chamber of Commerce of Costa Rica reported on August 21 that the volume of illegal trade in Costa Rica ...



Will Costa Rica's New $400 Million Casino Resort Boost Tourism? - Q Costa Rica NewsWill Costa Rica's New $400 Million Casino Resort Boost Tourism?  Q Costa Rica News

Casino resorts are never small investments. Some of the most successful ones in the world, such as those found in Las Vegas, Macau, Barbados, and South ...



Costa Rica arrests narco linked to Mexican cartels - The Tico TimesCosta Rica arrests narco linked to Mexican cartels  The Tico Times

Costa Rican police on Tuesday arrested an alleged drug dealer linked to Mexican cartels who had been wanted by United States authorities. Jos Efran Lpez ...



U.S. Embassy issues weather alert over heavy rainfall in Costa Rica - The Tico TimesU.S. Embassy issues weather alert over heavy rainfall in Costa Rica  The Tico Times

The U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica has issued a weather alert due to forecasts of heavy rains through Friday, August 16. Read the alert in its entirety below:.



New Costa Rican law recognizes nationality for indigenous populations - The Tico TimesNew Costa Rican law recognizes nationality for indigenous populations  The Tico Times

Costa Rica put into effect Friday a law that recognizes the nationality of indigenous communities that are located on the country's border. Indigenous people ...



Health strike ends in Costa Rica as unions, Caja reach agreement - The Tico TimesHealth strike ends in Costa Rica as unions, Caja reach agreement  The Tico Times

Government representatives and health unions reached an agreement Monday afternoon to end strikes that crippled the country's public-health system for more ...



Pic of the Day: A very Costa Rican breakfast - The Tico TimesPic of the Day: A very Costa Rican breakfast  The Tico Times

Costa Rica is not a country known for its cuisine or renowned for unique national dishes. But even Google knows there's nothing more tico than a serving of gallo ...



A Place Full of History: the National Cultural Center Of Costa Rica - The Costa Rica NewsA Place Full of History: the National Cultural Center Of Costa Rica  The Costa Rica News

It is one of the best places to visit in San Jos because it is one of the oldest institutions in the country and its amount of cultural and historical archives is ...



Green Initiative Proposes Reforesting the GAM to Combat Climate Change - The Costa Rica NewsGreen Initiative Proposes Reforesting the GAM to Combat Climate Change  The Costa Rica News

Not long ago, San Jos was a wild city. Interwoven with the novelty of urban and natural green, the rich biodiversity is quickly being lost, experts warn.



Not Even Funerals Are Safe Any More In Costa Rica - Q Costa Rica NewsNot Even Funerals Are Safe Any More In Costa Rica  Q Costa Rica News

In what was to have been a quiet and solemn event, a drive-by shooting in the early hours of Friday morning at mourners inside a La Sabana funeraria (funeral ...



5.1-magnitude earthquake shakes Costa Rica - The Tico Times5.1-magnitude earthquake shakes Costa Rica  The Tico Times

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Costa Rica at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. According to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica ...



How Costa Rica has improved tourist safety over the past 12 months - The Tico TimesHow Costa Rica has improved tourist safety over the past 12 months  The Tico Times

It has been a turbulent period for tourism to Costa Rica. While the country is on pace for another record year in visitors, Costa Rica's international reputation has ...



Pineapple prices skyrocket due to slim supplies from Costa Rica - FreshPlaza.comPineapple prices skyrocket due to slim supplies from Costa Rica  FreshPlaza.com

FreshPlaza, portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.



Boston Scientific Becomes the Largest Medical Device Company in Costa Rica - The Costa Rica StarBoston Scientific Becomes the Largest Medical Device Company in Costa Rica  The Costa Rica Star

Boston Scientific Corporation, specialized on the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of minimally invasive medical devices of the highest technology, ...



I'm 29 & This Is How Much My Boyfriend & I Spent On A Trip To Costa Rica - Refinery29I'm 29 & This Is How Much My Boyfriend & I Spent On A Trip To Costa Rica  Refinery29

A 29-year-old who works in international freight forwarding stays at an all-inclusive resort and looks for iguanas with her boyfriend in Costa Rica.



Pre-Conference on Climate Change Will Talk About Moratorium on the Pineapple Expansion - The Costa Rica NewsPre-Conference on Climate Change Will Talk About Moratorium on the Pineapple Expansion  The Costa Rica News

The United Nations (UN) has pointed to agribusiness as responsible for aggravating the Climate Crisis, mainly due to the impacts resulting from the change.



Costa Rica explores law to better regulate strikes - The Tico TimesCosta Rica explores law to better regulate strikes  The Tico Times

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly will discuss a bill that could affect the legality of certain public-sector strikes. Bill 21.049, titled Law to provide legal certainty ...



Adulterated alcohol kills two more in Costa Rica for 25 dead to date - Food Safety NewsAdulterated alcohol kills two more in Costa Rica for 25 dead to date  Food Safety News

Visitors and residents of Costa Rica should not let their guard down regarding adulterated alcohol. Two more deaths from methanol poisoning were reported.



Everything you Need to Know About Getting Your Residency in Costa Rica - The Costa Rica StarEverything you Need to Know About Getting Your Residency in Costa Rica  The Costa Rica Star

Costa Rica Residency for Expats 101: Most Costa Rica residency applicants start off surfing the net for any articles they can find on the subject, particularly on ...



Air travel to Costa Rica up 4.5% over 2018 - The Tico TimesAir travel to Costa Rica up 4.5% over 2018  The Tico Times

More than 1.3 million people flew to Costa Rica through the first six months of 2019, according to data from the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT). The number ...



A road trip down Costa Ricas Costanera - The Tico TimesA road trip down Costa Ricas Costanera  The Tico Times

Route 34, better known as the Costanera, is a two-lane highway on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. Not fully completed until surprisingly recently, the Costanera now ...



Iberia to fly Airbus A350 to Costa Rica this year - The Tico TimesIberia to fly Airbus A350 to Costa Rica this year  The Tico Times

Starting in December, passengers flying between Spain and Costa Rica can experience the journey in one of the industry's most modern airplanes. Spanish ...



SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Costa Rica to Strengthen Security Partnershi - U.S. Southern CommandSOUTHCOM Commander Visits Costa Rica to Strengthen Security Partnershi  U.S. Southern Command

U.S. Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Costa Rica July 24 26, where he met with leaders to discuss security ...



All Costa Rica United for the National March in Favor of the Enviroment - The Costa Rica NewsAll Costa Rica United for the National March in Favor of the Enviroment  The Costa Rica News

This Sunday, August 18, a national march for the environment will be held for the first time in Costa Rica to raise public awareness. This initiative is.



Caracol Cruzando shows emigration from Costa Rica through the eyes of a child - The Tico TimesCaracol Cruzando shows emigration from Costa Rica through the eyes of a child  The Tico Times

Caracol Cruzando is a short animated film that portrays immigration through the eyes of a child. Director and animator Pamela Maria Chavez, a Costa Rican ...



Costa Rica's Before-and-After Corruption Scandal Casts a Long Shadow - Americas QuarterlyCosta Rica's Before-and-After Corruption Scandal Casts a Long Shadow  Americas Quarterly

Attorney General Emilia Navas speaks with AQ on her efforts to restore faith in the justice system in the wake of Costa Rica's cementazo.



Costa Rica Announces US$158 Million Dollar Investment in Airports - Q Costa Rica NewsCosta Rica Announces US$158 Million Dollar Investment in Airports  Q Costa Rica News

The Costa Rican government announced that in the remainder of 2019 and next year, it plans to invest about 90 billion colones (US$158 million dollars) in the ...



Costa Rica launches platform dedicated to fighting fake news - The Tico TimesCosta Rica launches platform dedicated to fighting fake news  The Tico Times

The Costa Rican government announced on Wednesday the launch of a platform to counteract the impacts of false *content* that circulates on the Internet..



Violent Gang Leader "Queen Of the South" Wanted by Interpol Captured in Costa Rica - The Costa Rica StarViolent Gang Leader "Queen Of the South" Wanted by Interpol Captured in Costa Rica  The Costa Rica Star

Cristel Yariela Gomez Espinoza, known by her gang name La Reina del Sur, was picked up at 10AM on Tuesday in Palmar Norte, Puntarenas, in the Southern ...



Costa Rica earns first medal in 2019 Pan American Games - The Tico TimesCosta Rica earns first medal in 2019 Pan American Games  The Tico Times

Costa Rica earned its first medal of the 2019 Pan American Games on Sunday when Neshy Lindo took bronze in taekwondo. Competing in the 57 kg weight ...



Volcanologist for a day: Super Volcano of Costa Rica - Q Costa Rica NewsVolcanologist for a day: Super Volcano of Costa Rica  Q Costa Rica News

This August 31 and September 1, Volcanes Sin Fronteras-VSF, offers a visit the Rincon de la Vieja volcano and the formation of its caldera, which makes it a ...



Costa Rica reports more deaths from tainted alcohol; dengue cases on the rise - The Tico TimesCosta Rica reports more deaths from tainted alcohol; dengue cases on the rise  The Tico Times

Two more people died last week due to methanol poisoning, Costa Rica's Health Ministry reported. The deaths, which occurred in Santa Brbara de Heredia ...



Strikes cause partial shutdowns of public hospitals The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate - The Tico TimesStrikes cause partial shutdowns of public hospitals The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate  The Tico Times

Most public hospitals in Costa Rica partially suspended work Monday due to a 48-hour strike against a tax reform approved last year, which workers say seeks ...



Costa Rica seizes 771 kilos of cocaine in two police operations - The Tico TimesCosta Rica seizes 771 kilos of cocaine in two police operations  The Tico Times

Costa Rican authorities seized 771 kilos of cocaine in two operations carried out on Sunday along the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, the government said ...



Bracelet Company Founded in Costa Rica Was Sold for US$ 130 Million - The Costa Rica NewsBracelet Company Founded in Costa Rica Was Sold for US$ 130 Million  The Costa Rica News

About 9 years ago, a couple of recently graduated friends from California, USA, came to surf in Costa Rica. Once here, they liked the bracelets sold on.



Costa Rica to Invest $157 Million in Airport Infrastructure - TravelPulseCosta Rica to Invest $157 Million in Airport Infrastructure  TravelPulse

At a press conference held at Juan Santamara Airport on Friday, August 16, 2019, Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado announced plans to invest over ...



Budget Costa Rica Wins Licensee of the Year - Auto Rental News MagazineBudget Costa Rica Wins Licensee of the Year  Auto Rental News Magazine

Budget Car Rental Costa Rica has once again been named "Licensee of the Year" for Latin America and the Caribbean. This prize have been given four times ...



Comfort Departs Costa Rica Following Closing Ceremony > US Southern Command > News - U.S. Southern CommandComfort Departs Costa Rica Following Closing Ceremony > US Southern Command > News  U.S. Southern Command

The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) held its closing ceremony at Gimnasio el Coloso de Barranca symbolizing the completion of the hospital ship's third ...



Pic of the Day: Costa Rica at the 2019 Pan American Games - The Tico TimesPic of the Day: Costa Rica at the 2019 Pan American Games  The Tico Times

The 2019 Pan American Games are underway in Lima, Peru. Costa Rica sent more than 80 participants to the international competition, which features athletes ...



Ionia's Bastien wins powerlifting gold medal in Costa Rica - Greenville Daily NewsIonia's Bastien wins powerlifting gold medal in Costa Rica  Greenville Daily News

IONIA The meteoric rise of Ionia's Kayleb Bastien in the world of competitive powerlifting continued to grow as he won a gold medal in the North American ...



Costa Rica and Panama Find Joint Success in Tackling People Smuggling - Insightcrime.orgCosta Rica and Panama Find Joint Success in Tackling People Smuggling  Insightcrime.org

Authorities in Panama and Costa Rica have dismantled an international human smuggling ring, highlighting the success of police cooperation in both countries' ...



Olson Kundigs sustainable teak holiday house in Costa Rica - Wallpaper*Olson Kundigs sustainable teak holiday house in Costa Rica  Wallpaper*

Designed for client Grey Hecht, Olson Kundig's teak Treehouse in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, features compact, innovative sustainable features.



JDA auctioning 90 properties in 6 states and Costa Rica - The Tico TimesJDA auctioning 90 properties in 6 states and Costa Rica  The Tico Times

John Dixon & Associates, based in Marietta, Georgia, will sell 90 properties in 41 offerings on Wednesday, August 21. We will auction a Former Restaurant ...



Airbnb fears blow to Costa Rican hosts for permit charges - Q Costa Rica NewsAirbnb fears blow to Costa Rican hosts for permit charges  Q Costa Rica News

Whether it be a studio loft, a 'rancho', a treehouse or a full house, the government wants hosts to be at par with hotel operators, requiring registration with the ICT ...



Can Costa Rica's Path to Carbon Neutrality be Replicated by Other Countries? - ResilienceCan Costa Rica's Path to Carbon Neutrality be Replicated by Other Countries?  Resilience

While the UN unveils another devastating report on biodiversity loss, showing the threat from humanity to the rest of life on earth, and as countries puzzle over ...



Costa Rica Expects More Nicaraguans At The End of 2019 - Q Costa Rica NewsCosta Rica Expects More Nicaraguans At The End of 2019  Q Costa Rica News

The Government of Carlos Alvarado estimates that at the end of this year the Nicaraguan migration wave could increase, as a result of the political crisis in the ...



Photos: A weekend in Puerto Viejo - The Tico TimesPhotos: A weekend in Puerto Viejo  The Tico Times

The province of Limn is culturally distinct from the rest of Costa Rica, due in large part to how the country developed in thelate 1800s. The Costa Rican ...



Costa Rica's Judiciary in Budget War With The Treasury - Q Costa Rica NewsCosta Rica's Judiciary in Budget War With The Treasury  Q Costa Rica News

The Treasury reduced more than 2.5 billion from the Judiciary 2020 budget until they comply with the tax reform law to cut bonuses and annuities. By. Rico.



OIJ investigates bomb that damaged Teletica building - The Tico TimesOIJ investigates bomb that damaged Teletica building  The Tico Times

A device that exploded Saturday at 11:30 p.m. and damaged a window of the Teletica ??building was a fire extinguisher tube that could be activated remotely ...



Costa Rica celebrates Virgen de los ngeles Day - The Tico TimesCosta Rica celebrates Virgen de los ngeles Day  The Tico Times

Costa Rica celebrates Da de la Virgen de los ngeles annually on August 2. The day honors Costa Rica's patron saint, and millions of people make the ...



Costa Rica finishes Pan American Games with 5 medals - The Tico TimesCosta Rica finishes Pan American Games with 5 medals  The Tico Times

Costa Rica brought home five medals from the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. The Ticos earned four bronze medals, but their participation was ...



Arrest Uncovers Costa Rica Drug Boss' Sinaloa Cartel Links - Insightcrime.orgArrest Uncovers Costa Rica Drug Boss' Sinaloa Cartel Links  Insightcrime.org

Authorities have taken down the boss of the Moreco gang a uniquely powerful Costa Rica-based drug trafficking group with apparent ties to Mexico's Sinaloa ...



Legislator Proposes Strikes In Essential Services Would Be Legal - Q Costa Rica NewsLegislator Proposes Strikes In Essential Services Would Be Legal  Q Costa Rica News

The proposal by the PLN legislator Franggi Nicols would allows essential services to legally strike. By. Rico. -. 24 August 2019. 87 ...



Costa Rica reports near 100% renewable energy electricity supply and electricity export - ThinkGeoEnergyCosta Rica reports near 100% renewable energy electricity supply and electricity export  ThinkGeoEnergy

With record electricity generation in May 2019, Costa Rica now derives nearly 100% of its electricity from renewable energies, including geothermal energy, ...



USVI Powerlifting Athletes Shine at Championships in Costa Rica - St. John SourceUSVI Powerlifting Athletes Shine at Championships in Costa Rica  St. John Source

U.S. Virgin Islands powerlifters did well at the recent North American Powerlifting Federation (NAPF) Championships in Costa Rico. Marlen Jiminez competed in ...



Genpact to Open New Sites in Costa Rica, Mexico to Service Walmart F&A Operations - Nearshore AmericasGenpact to Open New Sites in Costa Rica, Mexico to Service Walmart F&A Operations  Nearshore Americas

Genpact will open a new delivery center in Costa Rica and a digital innovation hub focused on advanced analytics in Guadalajara, Mexico to *service* Walmart.



New Minister of the Presidency of Costa Rica assumes with challenge of reviving economy - The Tico TimesNew Minister of the Presidency of Costa Rica assumes with challenge of reviving economy  The Tico Times

The deputy Vctor Morales was appointed Thursday as the new Minister of the Presidency, a position equivalent to that of the chief of staff, with the mission of ...



Flamingo Coast is a green, blue and gold microcosm of Costa Ricas greatest hits - The Tico TimesFlamingo Coast is a green, blue and gold microcosm of Costa Ricas greatest hits  The Tico Times

This story and the Flamingo Coast series originally ran in December 2016. FLAMINGO, Guanacaste Do you think you can tell heaven from hell? crooned the ...



Outlook, Our wedding made LGBT history in Costa Rica - BBC NewsOutlook, Our wedding made LGBT history in Costa Rica  BBC News

How a clerical error led to the first legal gay marriage in Costa Rica.



Costa Rica Powered by Nearly 100% Renewable Energy - EcoWatchCosta Rica Powered by Nearly 100% Renewable Energy  EcoWatch

Costa Rica aims to have net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and if it's energy production in 2019 is a sign of things to come, then it is well on its way to that goal.



FBI and DEA Most Wanted Narcotrafficker Caught in Escazu Costa Rica - The Costa Rica StarFBI and DEA Most Wanted Narcotrafficker Caught in Escazu Costa Rica  The Costa Rica Star

The famous M1, Jose Efrain Lopez Mendoza, Boss Man of the most powerful drug cartel in Costa Rica, Movimiento Revolucionario de Crimen Organizado ...



Recycling Plastics in Costa Rica: A Challenge to Be Met - The Costa Rica NewsRecycling Plastics in Costa Rica: A Challenge to Be Met  The Costa Rica News

Costa Rica discards 564 tons of plastic daily, which, instead of being used for recycling, are accumulated in landfills or left in the environment.



Solutions to the Shareholder Law Taking Effect September 2019 in Costa Rica - The Costa Rica StarSolutions to the Shareholder Law Taking Effect September 2019 in Costa Rica  The Costa Rica Star

In a previous article which can be read here, we spoke about the new coming regulations taking effect starting September 1st, 2019. Basically, every type of ...



A treatment center in Costa Rica helps break common myths and misconceptions about addiction recovery - The Tico TimesA treatment center in Costa Rica helps break common myths and misconceptions about addiction recovery  The Tico Times

Addiction can be a difficult subject to broach with a friend or loved one who's suffering from substance use disorder (SUD). Every person is different and each ...



La Romera: From 1635 to now The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate - The Tico TimesLa Romera: From 1635 to now The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate  The Tico Times

An estimated 2 million people will participate Friday in an annual pilgrimage to Cartago in honor of Costa Rica's patron saint, La Virgin de Los Angeles.