Bomb Threat at US Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica

Nearly one-hundred people stand just across the street, patient and undiscerning while waiting for the light to turn green. Confusion hit outside the U.S. Embassy...

Website Declares the Average Tico IQ Score is 89 Points

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) –  For Ticos, the intelligence quotient (IQ) is an average of 89 points according to the TARGETMAP site.The publication...

Marijuana in Costa Rica: Laws, History and Potential

Whether you hate it or love it, frequent news reports suggest Cannabis is a plant to be reckoned with sooner rather than later. There’s a...

Costa Rica proves that GDP does not measure quality of life

Two recent reports prove that GDP does not measure quality of life, using Costa Rica as an example for other countries. The two reports are...

Costa Rica to Begin Paving with Recycled Plastic

The pura vida country will be first to install plastic roads in Central America. Citizens of San Isidro, Malpaís, Delicias, Cabuya, Futuro Verde and Hermosa...

Animal Rights Law Passes in Costa Rica

After being stalled in Costa Rica's legislative assembly for months an animal welfare bill has finally been passed by President Solís' administration. Up until...

Burger King Shuts Down in Costa Rica, effective immediately

The land of pura vida may never again savor the taste of a Whopper, but that’s not the only effect of BK’s abrupt closure. If...

Cost of Living in Costa Rica is Relative to Standard of Living

Every year more and more North Americans and Europeans are looking to Latin America as a destination of choice for retirement, and the three...

Generation X Following Baby Boomers to Costa Rica

The Gen Xers’ expatriation movement is already well under way. Though the oldest Generation Xer is now 50 to 54 (depending on the date cutoffs...

Guanacaste Day July 25th Celebrates Guanacaste’s Annexation to Costa Rica

Guanacaste Costa Rica - July 25th 2012, Guanacaste Day, celebrates Guanacaste’s Annexation to Costa Rica. Prior to 1824, Guanacaste was part of Nicaragua. Because...
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