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    Film Review: Little Fockers

    Devoid of any of the inventive humor that made its first installment funny and sincere if uninventive, this franchise has been squeezed so much over the last decade that the only thing that might elicit a giggle from this one is its title.

    Film Review: The Tourist

    Grab two of the biggest movie stars on the planet, throw in an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, set the action in romantic Venice, then just...

    Costa Rican Immigration Moves In Mysterious Ways

    With the mountain of mandatory paperwork properly authenticated and safely in the hands of our attorney by late June, as outlined in a previous...

    Two cell phone companies bid to become ICE’s competition today

    Although the plan is to grant cell phone frequencies to three private firms, only two companies - America Movil and Telefónica - presented their...

    Costa Rica Ranked in Top 10 Best Ethical Destinations

    The organization Ethical Traveler released an annual report this week in which Costa Rica was named one of the 10 best ethical destinations in the...

    Mayoral Election Results in Costa Rica

    TCRN Contributor: Jodie Upchurch The National Liberation Party (PLN) won 58 of 80 votes in the elections yesterday, which represented 72% of the cantons in...
    George Bush Graffiti in Barrio California, San Jose, Costa Rica

    Political Graffiti in San Jose

    Featured Columnist - Political Correspondent - Latin American Relations Jennifer Mayer San Jose is not known for the striking murals that grace the major cities of...

    Good News After a week of Devastating Weather

    TCRN STAFF: The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) - national weather service - said we saw the effects of Thomas that is now leaving the Caribbean,...

    Second Day of National Emergency – hard rains continue causing havoc

    UPDATE: Second day of National Emergency. Rains are expected to continue for 2 more days. A large flash flood completely destroyed the neighborhood Lourdes,...

    Costa Rica considering restricting Mexican and Guatemalan visas

    TCRN STAFF: Costa Rican migration authorities are considering restricting Mexican and Guatemalan visas to enter the country. We believe it is time to assess the desirability...

    PLANE GOES DOWN WITH 173 KILOS COCAINE

    TCRN STAFF: PLANE GOES DOWN WITH 173 KILOS DOWN AFTER TAKING OFF FROM TOBIAS BOLANOS PAVAS, west of San Jose with a shipment of cocaine...

    Tropical storms continue to saturate Costa Rica

    TCRN Staff: The chain of tropical storms continued to saturate Costa Rica collapsing highways, overflowing rivers and flooding towns. Hundreds of people are in shelters,...

    Costa Rica to boast World’s Largest Penthouse

    TCRN Staff: 68,459 square feet, of prime beachfront real estate in Costa Rica can be yours for only $50,000,000 (yes that’s $50 million, that's...
    business is changing

    Costa Rican Company is selected in Top 25 Energy Entrepreneurs

    UBA is a biofuel development and advisory organization based in Costa Rica. While it has numerous biofuel initiatives in outreach and planning, commercialization and deployment, and research and development, these initiatives are part of the Million Gallon Challenge, a goal to produce 1 million gallons of green diesel per day.

    $2.8 million to supply Costa Rica’s Immigration Authority with Foreign Resident Cards

    TCRN Staff $2.8 million to supply Costa Rica's Immigration Authority with Foreign Resident Cards The credentials feature optical security media, the same technology at the heart...

    Costa Rica Independence – 189th Anniversary

    TCRN Staff Costa Rica is 189 years old, and she looks great!!! How far has she come in 189 years? What makes Costa Rica the...

    Court Rules Against Random Stop and Searches

    A preliminary ruling last week by the Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica's Supreme Court (Sala IV) that police cannot stop and search citizens without...
    Music in Costa Rica

    Arte Viva festival dates announced

    The Association EDACS (Escuela de Artes del Caribe Sur) and Development Association of Puerto Viejo are excited to announce the dates for the 2010 Puerto Viejo Carnival -Arte Viva Festival. Come to Puerto Viejo and join in the fun between the 20th of August and the 31st!

    Report on Recycling in the South Caribbean

    Report on Recycling in the South Caribbean The Association Biological Corridor of Talamanca and the Caribbean (ACBTC) has joined with the Recycling Association of the Caribbean (ReciCaribe) to form an alliance to deal with recycling and solid waste in Talamanca.

    Coffee on the rebound

    Production of arabica coffee varieties appears to recover in several producing countries like Brazil and Colombia, estimated the International Coffee Organization (ICO) in its...

    Renovating the Carbon 1 School

    The small school of Carbon 1 and its students and parents have partnered with generous group of women from North America called “Women Like...

    Airport expansion to be completed in November

    by VANESSA LOAIZA N. With a backlog of five years and six months compared with the original contract, the expansion and modernization of Juan Santamaría...

    Nothing is Impossible!

    Nothing is Impossible reads the new hand painted sign as you enter the grounds of the Puerto Viejo Grade School. Looking around one begins to...

    Introductions and Beginnings!

    Lance Harrell Editor in Chief The Costa Rica News is happy to announce the addition of Anita Verma to our writing staff! Ms. Verma has a...

    Costa Rica adopts Japanese format for digital TV

    by PABLO FONSECA Q Costa Rica has officially adopted the digital television format created by Japan, but adapted to be used by Brazil in Latin...

    Rains cause landslides and road accidents on Caldera

    by ALONSO MATA B Boulders up to one meter in diameter fell this weekend on the new San José-Caldera highway due to heavy rains. Landslides left...

    Street vendors in the capital are divided by nationality

    by VANESSA LOAIZA N. Street vendors in San Jose appear to be separated by blocks and boulevards, according to whether they are Colombians, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Costa...

    Google tries where others failed: shaking up TV biz

    (Reuters) - Google TV, a service that will bring the Web to television screens, is likely to create more headaches for broadcast and cable...

    Disinterest is the main cause of college dropout

    by JAIRO VILLEGAS S. The lack of interest in learning is the main cause of college dropout, according to the Survey of Multi-Purpose Household, by...

    Food prices rise again

    by PATRICIA LEITON The price of staple foods rose again after the historic collapse that occurred last January. In April 2010 the cost of the basic...

    New train route started yesterday

    by ALONSO MATA B Starting today you can travel by train to Curridabat, thanks to the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles now offering the service Pavas-U-Curridabat. The...

    Government housing loans to boost middle class

    by IRENE VIZCAÍNO The administration of Laura Chinchilla is proposing three alternatives to help increase the chances of the middle class to access credit for...

    Laura Chinchilla assumes presidential office

    by IRENE VIZCAÍNO With her new presidential sash on, Laura Chinchilla Miranda called yesterday for those who were political rivals, the social associations and all...

    Mudslide cleared from the Braulio Carrillo passage

    by R. AGUILAR The road passing through the Braulio Carrillo will be reopened on Monday according to traffic police. A huge landslide fell on the road...

    Two policemen shot in protests in Limón

    by VANESSA LOAIZA N. Two policemen are in serious condition after being shot and wounded this morning during a street blockade in Limon. According to Marin...

    Budget discussions for universities continue

    by ALONSO MATA B The rectors of the state universities and the Government are seeking to define the budget of the school houses for the...
    Bocas es Amor

    Bocas Del Toro, Puerto Viejo’s favorite Neighbor

    Many visitors that come to the Puerto Viejo Region of the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica also travel to Bocas del Toro, Panama. Bocas is...

    Chinchilla and Ortega agree to work on tourism and security

    by IRENE VIZCAÍNO After conciliatory speeches and handshakes, the elected president, Laura Chinchilla, and the Nicaraguan president, Daniel Ortega, set to work. Just yesterday, they agreed...

    Government lacks the money to ensure water supply to Guanacaste

    The Government has a project to ensure a drinking water supply to Guanacaste, on paper, but lacks the money to finance it. The work, which...

    Costa Rican young voices connect communities

    Twenty-eight young women and men from all parts of Costa Rica recently learned how to produce their own radio messages on preventing violence, through...
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