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Warner Brothers Now Playing in Costa Rica: War Dogs (TRAILER)

Warner Brothers Cinépolis, a leading movie Costa Rica movie theater chain with locations in Desamparados, Cartago, Heredia, Lindora, Moravia, and Tres Ríos, has started screenings of War Dogs, a film directed by Todd Phillips. In Costa Rica, the title has been translated into “Amigos de Armas” – a play on the expression “brothers in arms.” According to the official synopsis by film studio War...

Photo: Gevalia Gevalia Adds Costa Rica Coffee to Its Special Reserve Lineup

Photo: Gevalia Gevalia® Kaffe unveiled a new Special Reserve line of coffee that includes four premium, 100-percent Arabica, single-origin coffees, including Costa Rica, Guatemala, Kenya and Papua New Guinea varieties. Each is sourced exclusively from its respective country and crafted for those interested in tasting the exotic flavors of the world. All four of the Gevalia Special Reserve c...

Kaycee Landsaw Instagram Exploring Costa Rica on a Triumph Motorcycle

Kaycee Landsaw (@kaycee_landsaw) is a renowned photographer based out of Salt Lake City, Utah whose work has been featured in a number of respected motorcycle and adventure lifestyle publications including Iron & Resin.       His work blends a unique candid snapshot feeling with a richness of color and perspective that allows the viewer to fall into the photograph an...

Pickleball CR Group2 Pickleball? U.S. Couple in San Ramón Offer Regular Play Sessions

By Wendy Anders The U.S. Pickleball Association (USAPA), based in Surprise, AZ, describes pickleball as “the fastest growing sport in the U.S.” Created in 1965 in Washington State there are currently pickleball play opportunities offered throughout the U.S., and even abroad. Tony Horpel, a California native who settled a few years ago with his wife in San Ramón, Costa Rica, a small mounta...

Carolina Rodriguez English Teacher Crowned Miss Costa Rica Amidst Controversy

Carolina Rodriguez Carolina Rodriguez, a 27-year old English teacher and linguist from Alajuela, is the new Miss Costa Rica. The crowning of the 2016 Miss Costa Rica was celebrated on Friday at the Children's Museum, located in the northern sector of Downtown San Jose. The pageant, which was mired in controversy from the beginning, featured an unusual second round of interview questions to ...

Source: Facebook Sexy Former Legislator Will Host Gossip TV Show in Costa Rica

Source: Facebook Andrea Morales Diaz, a former Costa Rica legislator whose short political career was filled with controversy, will be the host of a new tabloid-style television show. According to a news report filed by Laura Morales of online news daily La Prensa Libre (the oldest news publication still running in Costa Rica), Ms. Morales will abandon her current occupation as an attorney ...

File photo of retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro. EFE/File Largest Cigar in the World Rolled for Fidel Castro’s Birthday

Fidel Castro pictured in July 2014. (Russian state media) Cuban cigar maker Jose Castelar completed on Friday the world's largest cigar, a stogie 90 meters (295 ft.) long, to commemorate the 90th birthday of Fidel Castro. The feat earned Castelar, known as "Cueto," his sixth Guinness record, as certified by a diplomat from the British Embassy in Havana. "I was working on it 10 days, abou...

Source: Pixabay Commons International Calling Bonus for Mother’s Day in Costa Rica

Source: Pixabay Commons Costa Rican expats worldwide will receive a gift of $3 Voice Credit on every purchase of $20 minimum on LlamaCostaRica.com before August 13, 2016 (EST). The Bonus consists of calling minutes to both mobiles and landlines in Costa Rica using LamaCostaRica.com. The Bonus balance never expires. In order for the Bonus to be added automatically, one needs to have a free acco...

Source: Nu Essence Facebook Tantric Massage in Costa Rica: Therapy or Prostitution?

Source: Nu Essence Facebook In Costa Rica, there is a place where men and women, individually or as couples, can be gently touched and fondled in their erogenous zones for the purpose of inciting pleasure and relaxation. This place, which is located in the mountains of Escazu, has a jacuzzi and offers wine to guests. The above may sound like a description of a brothel, but it is actually a ...

Wikimedia Commons Sex With Someone 5 Years Younger Could Mean Prison in Costa Rica

Wikimedia Commons An unusual legislative proposal by a group of female legislators in Costa Rica would send an adult five years older than his or her sex partner to jail. According to a recent news report filed by Bharley Quiros, a reporter covering the Legislative Assembly beat for La Prensa Libre (the oldest news publication in operation in Costa Rica), the proposal seeks to amend the Cri...

File photo Four Things You Should Know Before Retiring in Costa Rica

The idea definitely has its merits: Move abroad to a beautiful place and live for a fraction of what it would cost to retire in the United States, especially in light of increasing life expectancies and costs of living. Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Spain, and Thailand are all popular retirement destinations for Americans not only because of their temperate climates, but also for their marginal cost...

PRNewswire Irish Author Launches Thought-Provoking Book from Costa Rica

PRNewswire ALAJUELA, Costa Rica, Aug. 3, 2016 -- TWO Sons TOO Many is a shocking new memoir, now available on several online sites and shopping venues, Amazon.com, Kindle, plus international sites. Author Aidan McNally describes his book as a great read that will not only churn the depths of emotion but also provide a thought provoking outlook as real as true life can ever be. The author...

New York Post N.Y. Post Publishes More Erotic Photos of Donald Trump’s Wife

Cartoon by Clay Jones Just days after the New York Post published a set of nude photos featuring the wife of the Republican presidential candidate of the United States, the daily tabloid has upped the ante. The new photo gracing the cover of the New York Post shows Donald Trump's wife in a naked embrace with another woman, who has been identified as a Scandinavian erotic model. As previo...

Sweet Home Costa Rica still Sweet Home Costa Rica: A Story About U.S. Quakers and Pacifism

Early Monteverde community diner., Source: John Campbell by Jody Jenkins How far would you go for your beliefs? It’s a question more pertinent than ever in today’s globalized world brimming with moral issues easily accessible with the swipe of a fingertip on any smartphone. In a virtual age where tapping a “donate” button equates to activism, how do we decide which causes are really worth ri...

Source: Nicole Carboni Facebook Model Accuses Miss Costa Rica Pageant of “Social Prostitution”

Source: Nicole Carboni Facebook A fitness model and beauty queen disillusioned with the Miss Costa Rica beauty pageant has slammed the television network that organizes the competition. Nicole Carboni Renault is an extremely attractive and dazzling woman who has previously made controversial headlines for her outspoken opinions about the way Teletica (channel 7) handles the Miss Costa Rica ...

Juliana Lopez Sarrazola. Source: Miss World Colombia 2015 Colombian Bikini Model Avoids Death Penalty in China

Juliana Lopez Sarrazola. Source: Miss World Colombia 2015 Juliana Lopez Sarrazola, a 22-year old Colombian bikini model and beauty queen who at one point faced the death penalty in the People{s Republic of China, will instead spend 15 years in prison. According to a wire report by Agencia EFE, MNiss Lopez plead guilty to one count of cocaine smuggling. In the criminal court trial, Miss Lope...

A galllopinto breakfast during Lent. Wikimedia Commons Time Magazine Includes Costa Rica On Healthy Breakfasts List

Gallo pinto, the most emblematic meal of Costa Rica, is one of the world's healthiest breakfasts. According to Mike Dunphy, a culinary author who writes for the online edition of the respected Time magazine, breakfast in Costa Rica deserves to be on a list that healthy morning meals from countries such as Turkey, Israel, Japan, Iceland, and others. On the top ten list of international healthy b...

Pexels.com public domain image The Vagina Dialogues in Costa Rica

Pexels.com public domain image Sexual education in Costa Rica is a fairly novel concept that in recent years has gone beyond the realm of public schools. Thanks to new radio and television productions, people in Costa Rica can now enjoy healthy conversations about sexuality, an important aspect of life that involves both physiological and emotional well-being. One of the better known person...

Cartoon by Clay Jones Sexual Harassment and Blackmail Brought Down Fox News Chief

Cartoon by Clay JonesThe president of Fox News, Roger Ailes, resigned Thursday as the network's chief after being accused of sexual harassment by former Fox 5 reporter Gretchen Carlson, the president and executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, Rupert Murdoch, announced Thursday. "Roger Ailes has made a remarkable contribution to our company and our country. Roger shared my vision of a great an...

Source: FundMyTravel.com Offbeat British Family Needs $131K to Move to Costa Rica

Source: FundMyTravel.comAdele and Matt Allen are a young British couple from Brighton, a pretty city of East Sussex, located in the southern region of England. They have two children: Ostara, who turned one year old recently, and Ulysses, who is five years old and still breastfeeds. The Allen family would like to move to Costa Rica. To fund their Brexit, so to speak, they are hoping to collect...

Salty website Intriguing Antonio Banderas Movie Wraps Up Filming in Chile (VIDEO)

Salty website Shooting on Antonio Banderas' new feature, "Salty," will conclude this week in the Chilean cities of Santiago and Valparaiso, the filmmakers said Thursday. The culture, people and landscapes of Chile made the country an ideal location for the film, director Simon West said in a statement. "Salty" tells the story of a decadent Spanish rocker and recovering sex addict (Banderas)...

Source: Pura Vida Bracelets Costa Rica Represented at Major NY Fashion Accessories Show

Source: Pura Vida BraceletsBJI, a leading fashion events organizer in New York and Las Vegas featuring marquee properties such as Accessories The Show, FAME, Moda, Stitch, and MRKet, announces a comprehensive August New York Market July 31-August 2, 2016 at The Javits Center in New York City. Among the designers and retailers in attendance, Pura Vida Bracelets stands out from Costa Rica. The h...

Mountaineers perished during an avalanche in Mount Everest. Source: Wikimedia Commons Photoshop Fail: Fake Climbers from India Face Mt. Everest Ban

By Binod Ghimire and Moncho Torres Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod claimed to be the first Indian couple to scale Mount Everest and even had photographs to prove it, but now they face a 10-year mountaineering ban in Nepal as they have been found to have used altered images and never actually reached the peak. "We have recommended the Tourism Ministry to take appropriate actions against the c...

By Bro. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ - Flickr, CC BY 2.0 Wikimedia Commons The Philippines Fights Drug Trafficking and Addiction With Zumba

By Bro. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ - Flickr, CC BY 2.0 Wikimedia CommonsBy Helen Cook Philippine authorities have started making it compulsory for confessed drug addicts to attend Zumba classes to overcome the habit, as part of the country's recently launched war on drugs. "The main aim is to make them sweat as much as possible!" exclaimed an euphoric Roullette Folio, the monitor of the first Zu...

Source: Gun N' Roses November Rain? Guns N’ Roses May Play Costa Rica

Source: Gun N' Roses Legendary rock band Guns N' Roses has officially announced its Latin American reunion tour, and the band's website lists Costa Rica as its final stop. Guns N' Roses fans from Costa Rica were excited to find the Chinese-donated National Stadium, located in La Sabana Metropolitan Park, listed for a concert appearance on November 26th, following a few dates in Brazil. I...

Source: LigaPokemonCR Facebook Playing Pokemon GO in Costa Rica Could Physically Hurt You

Source: LigaPokemonCR Facebook Although the Pokemon GO mobile app has not been formally released in Costa Rica, gamers are finding way to install the new game on their iPhones and Android-powered devices. Pokemon GO is an augmented reality game that requires mobile devices equipped with Internet connectivity, camera, GPS, and Bluetooth. The game is the latest iteration of an entertainment e...

13584763_819817011451346_8522583045844605008_o European Film Festival On Until Saturday

By Wendy Anders Cine Magaly, in downtown San Jose’s California neighborhood, is hosting Costa Rica’s 6th Annual European Film Festival with pictures from 10 different countries. Here’s the schedule for the remainder of the festival: Sunday, July 10: El Olivo, 3:40pm, (Spanish) Terapia para Un Vampiro, 6:15pm, (Austrian) La French, 8:25pm, (French)   Monday, July 11: ...

Source: Andrea Dipre Twitter Controversial Italian Pornographer Visits Costa Rica (VIDEO)

Source: Andrea Dipre Twitter Andrea Dipre, an Italian attorney and caustic comedian who is mostly known for his explicit interviews with adult film actresses, erotic models and prostitutes, recently visited Costa Rica. Signor Dipre hails from the Northern Italian region of Trentino. As a young attorney, he got involved in regional politics, an endeavor he abandoned after a disastrous politi...

Source: Melissa Mora Facebook Famous Nipple Ignites Social Media Fire in Costa Rica

Source: Melissa Mora Facebook Whenever an attractive woman who happens to be in the media spotlight offers a glimpse at her nipples in Costa Rica, a social media ruckus is bound to follow. The nipple of contention this time around happens to belong to Melissa Mora, a very sexy and popular glamour model who has also ventured into singing and appearing on reality television shows. For vari...

Source: Amazon Books Hookers and Blow: Life in the Clinton White House

Source: Amazon Books Cocaine, prostitutes and a domineering First Lady are the highlights of a sordid memoir by a former United Secret Service agent stationed in the White House during the administration of former President William Jefferson Clinton. The book is titled Crisis of Character, and it hit bookshelves in the U.S. just a few days ago. The Costa Rica Star has not reviewed this book...

By Steve Mathieson - http://www.flickr.com/photos/38495915@N07/3933698385/, CC BY-SA 2.0, Like Donald Trump, Ringo Starr Praises Brexit

By Steve Mathieson - http:[email protected]/3933698385/, CC BY-SA 2.0, Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has praised Britain's decision to leave the European Union, saying that he hopes the United Kingdom can move forward alone. Starr, who lives in Los Angeles, said that he was in favor of the European Union when it first started. "I was a huge fan when (the EU) start...

Jairo Zelaya - Pixabay Commons Spanish Language Day: Don Quijote Meets Hip-Hop in Rap Battle

Jairo Zelaya - Pixabay Commons The Cervantes Institute will celebrate, today Saturday, the Spanish Language Day, or "E-Day", in all its 22 centers across 17 countries worldwide. The event acknowledges the powerful presence of the world's second most spoken language_ with 472 million speakers_ after Chinese Mandarin. Now in its 8th edition, it will include activities for all ages in its cent...

Source: Facebook Mysterious Death of Former Miss Brazil Baffles Police

Source: Facebook Fabiane Niclotti, who was crowned Miss Brazil 2004, was found dead inside her apartment in Gramado, a city in Rio Grande do Sul state, but there were no signs of violence, police said Wednesday. The 31-year-old model's brother called police because she was not answering her telephone. Police found Niclotti's body on Tuesday night and there were no signs of forced entry o...

Source: Paddy Power Mariachi Band “Juan Direction” Welcomed Donald Trump to Scotland

Source: Paddy Power Leave it to the good people of Scotland to stage hilarious protests during Donald Trump's visit in the wake of Brexit. Paddy Power, a bookmaker (similar to a sportsbook in Costa Rica) based in Ireland, came up with a clever way to welcome the presumptive Republican candidate to succeed President Barack Obama in the United States. Here's how the Irish sports betting giant...

Wikimedia Commons Porn Star DJ Sasha Grey Enthralled EDM Fans in Costa Rica

Wikimedia Commons Although Costa Rica has a fully developed and mature electronic dance music (EDM) scene that sees international artists perform regularly, the reception given to DJ Sasha Grey at Club Vertigo was quite enthusiastic for a very late Monday night. According to a news report filed by entertainment reporter Ariel Chaves Gonzalez of daily tabloid Diario Extra, Ms. Grey took the ...

Radiohead performing in Portugal. Wikimedia Commons Radiohead Fans in Turkey Attacked by Radical Islamists and Police

Radiohead performing in Portugal. Wikimedia Commons Istanbul, Jun 18 (EFE).- Istanbul police used tear gas Saturday to break up a demonstration protesting the attack last Thursday against fans who went to a party thrown by the Radiohead band, which was celebrating the publication of its new disc, "A Moon Shaped Pool." About 100 fans gathered Saturday around 6:00 p.m. at a square in Istanbul...

Bull shark. Wikimedia Commons Costa Rica’s Jungle River Sharks Swim to Discovery en Español

Bull shark. Wikimedia Commons MIAMI, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The most 'fintastic' time of the year is back and making a huge splash! LA SEMANA DEL TIBURÓN (#semanadeltiburon) returns in its 28th anniversary and will keep viewers on the edge of their seat with all-new jaw-dropping and compelling stories about everyone's favorite marine predator. Featuring new research from Mexico, Florida...

Taza Agua Costa Rica Firm Gets Award for Bottling Water to Make Coffee

Taza Agua COSTA RICA (PRWEB) JUNE 15, 2016 - Taza Agua, the world’s first to market bottled water company designed specifically for America’s $18 billion dollar annual coffee market, has confirmed today that it has been officially endorsed by an international multi-award winning certified coffee judge, Kattia Barrantes Zuñiga. The stamp of approval from the world recognized coffee expert is a m...

Source: Zoo Ave Animal Planet Presents Toucan Nation, Filmed in Costa Rica

Source: Zoo Ave (New York, NY) Animal Planet Presents will premiere TOUCAN NATION, the story of Grecia, the toucan in Costa Rica whose unconscionable abuse sparked international outrage and inspired a national animal welfare campaign, on August 2 at 10 PM ET /PT. Seeking to right a wrong and improve the life of this helpless bird after half of his beak was torn from his face, animal rescuers a...

Natural Sins chips Gourmet Food From Costa Rica Will Be Showcased in New York

Natural Sins chips NEW YORK, June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Costa Rican food companies are showcasing the country's diverse selection of organic snacks, premium roasted coffee, chocolate, and specialty food products when they attend the 2016 Fancy Food Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in NYC on June 26-28. In addition, Essential Costa Rica is inviting the media to sample pro...

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