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Source: Wikimedia Commons Invasive and Delicious: Lionfish in Costa Rica (recipe)   Source: Wikimedia Commons During a visit to the Caribbean region of Costa Rica in August, President Luis Guillermo Solis stopped in Puerto Viejo and explained his position on the lionfish (scorpaenid, from the genus Pterois): “This is a very aggressive species that goes after native marine life, which affects the local fishing economy.” According to Fabio Mena from online news daily...
Source: Wikimedia Commons Do You Need to Change Your iPhone 5 Battery in Costa Rica? Source: Wikimedia Commons Although it took some time for the iPhone 5 to reach Costa Rica after it was launched in September 2012, many Ticos rushed to get their hands on the latest model of the iconic Apple mobile device that redefined smartphones as we know them. If you purchased your iPhone 5 before January 2013, there is a chance that you may be experiencing issues related to battery life an...
Kolbi outage Nationwide Wireless Service Outages This Week in Costa Rica Mobile customers of ICE, Costa Rica's largest wireless carrier and former telecommunications monopoly, will experience extended periods of service outages during the week starting September 1st, 2014. The affected services include Kolbi wireless voice and data plans as well as the ability to add funds to prepaid accounts. In some cases, subscribers of landline telephone service will also experienc...
Octopi on deck prior to confiscation. Source: MSP A Black Eye for the Coast Guard in Costa Rica The National Coast Guard Service of Costa Rica has been proudly protecting life, property and coastal ecosystems for nearly 15 years. The Costa Rica Star often publishes news reports about how the men and women of the Coast Guard in Costa Rica rescue marine species from poachers, capture drug smugglers, save people in the ocean, and prevent illegal fishing. This time, however, we bring you a repor...
Source: PerroCross.com Can You and Your Canine Handle PerroCross in Costa Rica? Source: PerroCross.com Just three hours after an early morning earthquake disrupted the sleep of many people in Costa Rica, more than 300 dogs and their masters gathered at Campamento (Campgrounds) Oikoumene in Ochomogo, province of Cartago, for a special athletic competition. In the end, the experienced canine-human pair of Alexander Alvarado, a 33-year old Tico, and Togo, an adult Rhodesian ...
Afro-Costa Rican Fashion. Source: Corredor Cultural del Caribe August 31st: Happy Afro-Costa Rican Day   Afro-Costa Rican Fashion. Source: Corredor Cultural del Caribe The history of Costa Rica cannot be told without recognizing the important sociocultural contribution of the Afro-Caribbean community. In 1980, the Union of Educators in Costa Rica realized that a truly multicultural and ethnically diverse society needs to take time to celebrate its roots, and thus El Día del Negro (Afro-...
Source: RSN An Unsteady Sunday Morning in Costa Rica Source: RSN On the final day of August, just hours before people in Costa Rica began preparing for Sunday Mass, brunch, football games, community activities, and family outings, a 5.1 moment magnitude (Mw) earthquake jolted communities from the southern Pacific region down to the border with Panama and up to the Central Valley. The seismic event was detected by the National Seismology Network ...
Part of the Roulin family portraits by Van Gogh. Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Plight of Single Mothers in Costa Rica Part of the Roulin family portraits by Van Gogh. Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Despite recent national initiatives to curb the incidence of single motherhood in Costa Rica, this socioeconomic trend continues to be a significant issue. According to a recent report by CB24, a regional cable television news network that focuses on Central American matters, single mothers make up 3...
Source: Official Film Site Film About Male Prostitution Gets Standing Ovation in Costa Rica Source: Official Film Site Two years after its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, the excellent movie Paradise: Love finally made it to movie theaters in Costa Rica. Lovingly directed by Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl, Paradise: Love tells the story of Theresa, a middle-aged European woman who travels to Kenya in search of hunky young Africans who are more than willing to indulge her sexual d...
Coast Guard Costa Rica Coast Guard in Costa Rica Rescues Shark from Poachers Source: Ministry of Public Safety Oceangoing poachers and illegal fishing crews take note: The vigilant officers of the National Coast Guard Service of Costa Rica are actively looking for your nefarious traps and wicked gear, and they know about those hiding spots on the beach. According to a recent Facebook update posted by the Ministry of Public Safety, two recent Coast Guard patrols resulte...