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Since Marvel Won’t Make an America Chavez Comic, Meet Image’s New Hero, America Vasquez

All-America Comix will be starring America Vasquez, a young Latina going on cosmic adventures while rocking clothing styles with patriotic, United States symbols. Yeah, that’s Vasquez, not Chavez. Guess Marvel has officially taken too long to make their America independent. Announced today via The Hollywood...

GUNS N´ROSES Coming To Costa Rica!

Guns N´Roses in Cincinnati, July 6, 2016 COSTA RICA EXTRA On its official website Guns N´Roses announced that they are extending their “Not in this Lifetime” tour to include South America, with Costa Rica now booked for the 26th November 2016 at the Estadio Nacional...

Lateysha Grace nearly didn’t wear any underwear: embarrassing twerking splits dress

Lateysha Grace, a Welsh television personality and aspiring singer, was mortified after she split her dress while attempting to twerk for Big Brother ‘s Bit On The Side host Rylan Clark-Neal. The former housemate – who was evicted from the Channel 5 reality show digs...

“Batman: The Killing Joke” Two Days Only In Costa Rica

“Batman:The Killing Joke” will screen in Costa Rica on July 29 and 30. The limited engagement is to heighten the excitement even more, intended so that fans would be more eager to purchase the DVD. In the film, Mark Hamill voices The Joker and Kevin...

How A Guy From Staten Island With Ties To Costa Rica Brought Drug Lords To Their Knees

Diane Kruger (L) stars as undercover U.S. Customs agent Kathy Ertz and Bryan Cranston (R) as her partner Robert Mazur in THE INFILTRATOR, a Broad Green Pictures release.Credit: Liam Daniel / Broad Green Pictures From a meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica with Gerardo Moncada,...

Sexy Has No Shelf Life

And here are 12 provocative photos of stars over 50—from Catherine Deneuve to Tina Turner—that prove it. Catherine Deneuve With two new films set for release in 2015, Deneuve, 71, exudes timeless beauty and sex appeal, as evidenced by the photo shoot she did for New...

Krystal McPhail

Krystal McPhail is a model from Costa Rica seen around the world, from her home town of to far away places like Milan and on covers such Elle magazine. At 20 (in 2012) Krystal signed with Elite Model, the same agency that made Claudia Schiffer...

Karina Ramos Will Be New Host of ‘7 Estrellas’

Karina Ramos, former Miss Costa Rica (COSTA RICA EXTRA) Former Miss Costa Rica 2014, Karina Ramos, will be the new host of the program 7 Estrellas on local channel 7. The 22 year old will join the team of Walter Campos and Marilyn Gamboa from next...

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“When you break out of prison and find out about McDonald’s monopoly …”

(CNN) Actor Wentworth Miller had a poignant comeback after he became the subject of a meme because of his weight gain: He penned an open letter about depression and being suicidal. Miller, who found fame as the buff star of Fox’s action drama “Prison Break”...

MatureDating.com Reveals 5 Tips For Dating Men Over 50

As a mature woman over a particular age, MatureDating.com has some tips that will help you successfully date a man over 50. While we were growing up, we weren’t told what to expect when we are dating men. We were left to our own devices...

GirlsDateForFree.com Shares 5 Strategies for Finding Love Online

:Women from GirlsDateForFree.com revealed 5 strategies that worked for them when trying to find love online. Online dating is the second most common method people fall in love, so it is only natural that so many people are flocking to sites like GirlsDateForFree.com to try...

Selena Gomez Stuffs Herself Into A SUPER TIGHT Dress!

  COSTA RICA EXTRA – Selena Gomez was spotted on the set of “Neighbors 2” in a hot pink dress. The starlet paused to take a few pics and show off her great figure, causing a sensation, while filming a new movie in Atlanta, Georgia, one...

Colombia Mini Gold Rush On After Money Found Flowing Through Local Creek

(Image credit: Blu Radio / Twitter) TODAY COLOMBIA – Residents of a town in northeast of Colombia had a field day on Sunday when the local creek surprisingly began producing a mysterious flow of peso bills. “On the first day I picked up like 300,000 pesos...

Costa Rica Hedges Panama in Tourist Arrivals, But Half In Income

Panama’s Cityscape (Credit: Panama Tourism Authority and Copa Airlines) QCOSTARICA  – While Costa Rica, the leader in the region, continues hedge Panama in the number of tourist visits, receiving 2.6 million visitors in 2015, compared to Panama’s 2.5 million, the southern neighbour had double the...

Costa Rica Announces Direct Flights To Mexico For Stranded Cuban Migrants

President Luis Guillermo Solis at Casa Presidencial on Friday in announcing the Mexico flights fro the Cuban migrants QCOSTARICA – Good news for the Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica, at a press conference Friday at Casa Presidencial, Costa Rica’s President, Luis Guillermo Solis, Foreign...

BIG Drop In Gasoline Prices Expected Next Month

The decline in the price of a barrel of oil and its derivatives is behind the drop in gasoline prices in Costa Rica QCOSTARICA – Despite the small increase in the price of gasoline that will occur in the coming days, we can expect a...

Transito (Traffic Police) Seizes Vehicle of Uber Driver

QCOSTARICA – The Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) seized Thursday night, around the Parque de La Paz, in San Jose, the vehicle of a Uber driver. The director of the Transito, Mmario Calderon, confirmed the seizure, however, did not yet have the details of the...

Second Group Of Cuban Migrants Leave Costa Rica

Cuban migrants leaving Costa Rica. Photo Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) QCOSTARICA | The second group of Cuban migrants left Costa Rica Thursday night, arriving in El Salvador today, en route to the United States. The flight departed from the Daniel Oduber international airport (LIR) in...

The Three Letter Word Missing From the Zika Virus Warnings

From Dame Magazine Q24N – Two articles today on the Zika virus say a great deal about the way the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and about people in Central and South America. And yes, its relevant. From the Washington Post The Washington Post says...

Pope Francisco Congratulates Bryan Ruiz For World Brazil 2014

Bryan Ruiz (right) and his wife, Carolina Jaikel, meet with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Wednesday. QCOSTARICA | With his wife at his side, Costa Rica’s Bryan Ruiz smiled shyly, surprised by the congratulations of Pope Francis for his “substantial” contribution in the World...

‘Nos Importa Costa Rica’ Campaign Aims To Combat Cellular Phone Theft

QCOSTARICA | Costa Rica’s mobile operators Claro, ICE (Kolbi) and Telefonica (Movistar), together with the country’s telecoms regulator Sutel and the Deputy Ministry of Telecommunications, have pledged to combat cellular phone theft with series of new initiatives as part of the ‘Nos Importa Costa...

‘Ed Force One’ To Visit Costa Rica March 7

Photo from Facebook SJO planespotting In a few weeks this impressive aircraft, a B747-400 will be visiting Costa Rica. Despite its size, it carries only a small group of people, piloted by Bruce Dickinson, who is also a musician best known as the lead vocalist...

Car Names With Unfortunate Meanings: Zica, Nova, LaPuta, Pajero, Moco

Q24N  – As fears of the Zika virus sweep the globe, India’s automaker Tata Motors, announced Tuesday that it would rename its soon-to-be-launched hatchback, the “Zica.” The “Zica” will be renamed by its manufacturer Tata says the car will debut this week at a car show...

And Here’s …. Carlos!

QCOSTARICA | Costa Rica has a new minister of Transport, Carlos Villalta, who takes over the job of fixing the country’s roads infrastructure and public works. And the infamous ‘puente platina‘ now in its eight year of repair. Villalta, an engineer by profession, takes over...

Copa Announces Third Flight To Cuba

TODAY PANAMA | Copa Airlines will begin two weekly nonstop flights between Holguin (Cuba) and Panama City, Panama, during the second quarter of 2016. With the addition of Holguin, Copa serves 74 destinations in 31 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Holguin...

Customers line up to enter a state-run Bicentenario supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela. (Jorge Silva/Reuters) TODAY VENEZUELA | From the Washington Post: The only question now is whether Venezuela’s government or economy will completely collapse first. The key word there is “completely.” Both are well into their...

Costa Rica No. 2 In Top Ten Expat Countries For Love

Have a history of looking for love in all the wrong places? The results of a new report suggest moving to Latin America or Southeast Asia, which dominate a list of the most romantic destinations for expats. — AFP LONDON — Compiled by expat networking...

“Tachulones” To Reduce Traffic Congestion In San Jose and Heredia

Tachulones (Botts’ dots) expected to reduce traffic congestion at 14 intersections in San Jose and Heredia QCOSTARICA | In rush hour, drivers inch away through any open space to avoid the congestion, ignoring demarcations to channel traffic flow, causing even more congestion. For this the Road...

Will Super Bowl Bookies Lose Their Shirts Again ?

QCOSTARICA | Super Bowl and Costa Rica go hand-in-hand. Not that Costa Ricans are big fans or that the country is full of expats mad for American football, rather, most pay per head businesses (sportsbooks), are located in Costa Rica. According to Gambling911.com Super Bowl...

Agencies Facilitate Hiring Of Domestic Workers (Maids)

Empleadas domesticas. QCOSTARICA | Looking for a maid in Costa Rica can seem an easy thing, whether for full-time or part-time, in reality can be stressful and costly. While there many small and informal agencies to help employers and domestic workers connect, several have built a...

Costa Rica A Case of Growth without Poverty Reduction

La Carpio QCOSTARICA | A great read from two years ago by Juan Carlos Hidalgo, it explains in why Costa Rica is so expensive. Growth without Poverty Reduction: The Case of Costa Rica January 23, 2014 In the early 1980s, as was the case in much of Latin...

Costa Rica Improves In Corruption, Report

QCOSTARICA | In its annual report by Transparency International, “Corruption Perception Index 2015“, Costa Rica improved its ranking one point, from 54 to 55 (on a transparency scale of 0-100). The Transparency International report for Central America indicates the public sector felt to be the most...

Nicaragua To Leave Vacant Land To Spur Development

TODAY NICARAGUA | Leasing plots of land in the country that are not being used could be an alternative for owners who do not have the resources nor the technology to exploit them. Nicaragua has almost the same amount of unused land as plots farmed...

Uber Call Centre Cannot Take Calls From Ticos

QCOSTARICA | Where’s the reasoning? Do the taxis have such a monopoly on transportation in the country and so much to influence government policy? Even if a company offers to pony up 300 local jobs and millions of dollars in investments? On Monday, Uber announced...

Uber To Hire 300 People In New Costa Rica Customer Service Centre

QCOSTARICA | Uber, the international mobile ride request company, announced establishing in Costa Rica its first “Excellence Centre in Latin America”, generating more than 300 jobs by the end of the year. The company is looking to recruit the first group of 25 customer service...