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FBI, Anti Trump,Peter Strzok Strzok’s Testimony Before Congress was Shameless Arrogance

Two political events from last week stand out: One is FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok’s testimony in front of two U.S. House oversight committees and the indictments announced by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein against 12 Russian intelligence officers investigated by FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Also, behind the scenes of the current leadership of the Democratic National Commi...

US Squadron Costa Rica Air Surveillance US Mobility Support Squadron Conducted Building Partnership Mission in Costa Rica

For a period of three weeks from May 16 through June 9, 2018, the US 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron conducted their first-ever mission to Costa Rica, a three-week building partnership capacity mission with the air vigilance service, (SVA – Servicio de Vigilancia Aereo). “This was our first mission to Costa Rica and my team executed and established the groundwork to build and strengthe...

Nicaragua Crisis USA Nicaraguans Go On Strike This Friday – US Embassy in Nicaragua Will Remain Closed for the Day

Under the slogan, “Together we are a Volcano” (Juntos somos un volcán) thousands of Nicaraguans took to the streets of Managua this Thursday, July 12 to demand the resignation of President Daniel Ortega. The march is the first of three days of scheduled protests against the Nicaraguan government, this Friday protesters call for a national strike and on Saturday a civic caravan. Ortega however, ref...

US Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh How Does America Feel About President Trumps Decision on Judge Brett Kavanaugh for US Supreme Court

No sooner did President Donald Trump name federal Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh his U.S. Supreme Court nominee the liberal far left Democrats really showed their stuff and it was not pretty. These captured images will stay with voters like a bad headache with the mid-term elections only 19 weeks down the road. Leading the Kavanaugh opposition is Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (...

U.S Supreme Court Justice, Amy Barrett, President Donald Trump What is There not to Like About Potential U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett?

What is there not to like about potential U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett? We are about to find out if President Donald Trump picks Judge Barrett to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the high court. President Trump says he will reveal his choice for the Supreme Court vacancy on Monday. No matter who the president picks the subsequent constitutionally required U.S. Senate ...

US independence Day Costa Rica The US Embassy in Costa Rica Celebrated Independence Day With Members of Costa Rican Government

Photo Credit: US Embassy in Costa Rica The United States embassy in Costa Rica began the celebration of the 242 years of independence the evening of July 3rd with a formal gathering with personnel of the American Embassy and representatives of the Costa Rican government. “The United States was built in the principles of freedom, democracy and liberty and its these founding principles that stre...

Celebrate 4th of July in Costa Rica

The United States citizens celebrate this fourth of July 242 years of independent life, if you are in Costa Rica and you are looking for options on things to do this Independence Day, we offer you some alternatives: Backyard Bar: The Backyard Bar between Jaco and Hermosa in Puntarenas is hosting an "Old Fashioned Backyard Barbecue" starting at 4 p.m. with an open jackpot surf contest and live m...

Costa Rica Human Smuggling Costa Rican Woman Arrested as Suspect of Human Smuggling to the US and Canada

The morning Monday, July 2, officers of Management Investigation of the Professional Migratory Police arrested a Costa Rican woman during a search in the area of Getsemani, Heredia, as the main suspect of human smuggling ring through the forging of documents. The woman's last name Benavides De la O, forged different documents such as bank statements, municipal permits, social security orders, w...

Americans Costa Rica Trump Immigration American Citizens in Costa Rica Protested in Front of the US Embassy Against Trump’s Immigration Policies

A group of U.S. citizens living in Costa Rica, gathered in front of the US embassy this Saturday to manifest against Trump’s immigration policies. Chanting “What is democracy? Resisting is Democracy!” and “We are ashamed!” while holding signs with messages like “Liberty for children in the boarder”, “No to families’ separation”, “They are refugees, please help them”, “Stop tearing families apar...

Democrat, Anit Trump Is Maxine Waters What the Democrats Really Represent

There is a lot of crazy political stuff on TV news and social media these days. The out-in-far-left-field anti-Trump Occupy Democrats are the looniest of the loony tunes out there. Their hateful ‘red-meat’ rants on social media repeated on TV news demonstrate a continuing and deepening break from reality right in there solidly with the likes of California Democrat U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, who is p...

ICE, Immigration, Trump,Border Wall The Wall,The Children,ICE, Mexico, Illegal Immigration and Congress….Keeping Politics Straight

There is only one way to end the ongoing USA/Mexico border conflict and that is to close the border for the time being. Round up those 2,000-plus children and reunite them with their parents. Then send all of them -- currently assaulting the USA/Mexico border seeking asylum -- back over the Mexico border and slam the door shut! Say goodbye! Deny all asylum applications and make them reapply at the...

Claressa Shields Hanna Gabriels Claressa Shields Beats Hanna Gabriels by Unanimous Decision

Photo Credit: ShowtimeBoxing Shields got the win with scores of 98-91, 97-92, 97-92 and earned, her second World Title in a very short time as a professional. The native of Michigan holds the World Boxing Council (WBC) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) World Female Super Middleweight Champion (168 lbs.) and today won the IBF and WBA Female Middleweight World Titles (160 lbs). It was ...

Costa Rican Child Arizona Desert Costa Rican Child Found Alone in Arizona Desert Will be in Custody of The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The six-year old Costa Rican child that was found Tuesday afternoon abandoned and alone in Luckerville, Arizona near the border, will remain in the custody of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the information was released by the Ministry of Public Affairs in Costa Rica. Mabel Segura, General Consul to Costa Rica in Los Angeles and Carmen Bermudez, Honorary Consul in Arizona, agr...

Hanna Gabriels Claressa Shields Costa Rican Hanna Gabriels Ready to Face U.S. Claressa Shields This Friday

Costa Rican World Champion Hanna Gabriels is in Detroit ready to face U.S. World Champion Claressa Shields this Friday, June 22. Both fighters  successfully made weight, weighing in at 159.6 lbs just below the 160 lbs limit. The Costa Rican is the current WBO (World Boxing Organization) and WBA (Word Boxing Association) Female World Super Welterweight Champion (154 lbs.); while Shields is a ...

Costa Rican Child Arizona Desert Consulate of Costa Rica in Los Angeles Handles Case of Costa Rican Child Found in Arizona Desert

The Consulate of Costa Rica in Los Angeles is handling in coordination with the United States authorities, the case of a Costa Rican minor who was found on Tuesday afternoon at the Arizona desert. "The six year old child, was rescued by migratory agents of the United States in Luckeville, Arizona, just north of the frontier", stated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press release. Accordi...

Mexico, Illegal Immigration Children as a Shield From Prosecution: The Mexican Border Controversy

Left-wing propaganda, outright lies, misinformation, distortions, misrepresentations, falsehoods – all describe the current mainstream media coverage of the ongoing Mexican border controversy. There has been a recent surge of illegal immigrants attempting to come into United States of America illegally – in between legal border crossings -- using their children as a shield from prosecution -- w...

Trump, IG Report, FBI The 560 Page Inspector General Investigative Report is Public: Buckle Up

The long awaited 560-page plus investigative report by U.S. Inspector General Michael Horowitz was released Thursday setting off a firestorm of political commentary from just about every talking head in Washington, DC. One big takeaway from the report is President Donald Trump was 100-percent justified in firing former FBI Director James Comey for his “insubordinate” actions involving the FBI’s...

Nicaragua Crisis USA United States Issues Level 3 Travel Advisory For Nicaragua

The Bureau of Consular Affairs of the United States Department of State issued a Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) advisory for Nicaragua due to “crime, civil unrest and limited healthcare availability”. Nicaragua has been facing a serious crisis that began in April 18, when college students took to the streets to protest the revocation of the social security and pension reforms approved unilaterally...

Trump, North Korea, Kin Jong Un Can President Donald Trump Convince Kim Jong Un to Denuclearize North Korea

All eyes are on Singapore for the Tuesday summit with President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. But all ears are on Thursday’s planned release of the U.S. Inspector General’s 400-page report detailing his conclusions and recommendations into his office’s findings involving the actions of high-ranking DOJ and FBI officials with the Clinton email scandal and the 2016 presidential...

Luis Guillermo Solis Former President of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solis Moves to Miami to Work as Professor at FIU

Former President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis and his wife, Mercedes Peñas will be relocating to Florida in August 2018. Solis will be taking on a position as a professor at the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) of the Florida International University (FIU). Peñas will be working as an investigator in the area of territorial development and prevention of risk at l...

Puerto Rico, Trump, Independence, Is it Time for President Donald Trump and Congress to cut Loose Puerto Rico

Is it time for President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress to cut loose the unincorporated USA territory of Puerto Rico? Is it time to say goodbye and let them have their own sovereign island nation independent from the USA? Hurricane season 2018 just started and some 10,000 families in back woods Puerto Rico are still without electrical power despite 10-months of restoration efforts following...

President Donald Trump Shows how Much the Men and Women Serving in the U.S Navy Mean to him

Last Friday, President Donald Trump gave the commencement address for the annual graduation ceremonies at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Then he did something truly spectacular by staying to personally thank and shake hands with all 1,042 graduates – 783 men and 259 women – as they paraded across the stage at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium that was packed with 30,000 onlookers – ...

MS-13 Gang How Could Any Politician in Their Right Mind Give Support to MS-13 Gangsters

How could anyone in their right mind give support for MS-13 gangsters? These “animals” and “vicious killers” as President Donald Trump refers to them are being arrested, jailed and deported in record numbers. Their unabated criminal activity is the only way these ‘people’ can support themselves because nobody in their right mind would hire them to do anything positive or constructive so they sell ...

US Attorney Fraud Costa Rica U.S. Attorney Who Relocated to Costa Rica was Indicted on Federal Fraud and Money Laundering Charges

Philip James Layfield, 44, a personal injury attorney, was indicted on federal charges accused of stealing the majority of a multi-million dollar settlement, most of which should have been paid to the victim of a car accident. Layfield was arrested in New Jersey late April, when he returned to the United States from Costa Rica, where he relocated when his law firm Layfield & Barrett located...

2018 Mid-Term Elections-Like Going Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel Hoping to Come out on top

Trying to predict the outcome of the upcoming 2018 mid-term elections is kind of like going over Niagara Falls in barrel hoping to come out on top. All the hundreds of candidates – incumbents and newbies – are floating with the river’s flow inside red, blue and white barrels heading to a roaring encounter complete with free fall, screaming and that inevitable crash certain to come in the late eve...

Flights Costa Rica Washington Volaris Inaugurates Flights Between Costa Rica and Washington D.C.

Low-cost airline Volaris inaugurated its new route San Jose, Costa Rica to Washington D.C. via El Salvador this Wednesday, May 16. The flights will travel from San Jose twice a week on Monday and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. arriving in Washington D.C. at 11:35 p.m. While from the U.S. capital to Costa Rica the flights are scheduled from Dulles Airport on Tuesdays and Thursdays leaving at 1:52 a.m. ...

Conservative TV, Republican, democrats Tim Allen’s hit TV Series Last Man Standing Receives Political Play of the Week

That lone voice in the wilderness – Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’ -- is returning to prime-time network television for the upcoming 2018-19 season on the Fox News Channel. In May 2017, ABC-TV cancelled the conservative comedian’s highly-rated, prime-time situation comedy because of backlash from liberal viewers and advertisers who criticized the show for being pro-conservative, pro-Republican an...

Trump, Iran, death to america, Iranian, Nuclear deal Iranian Leadership Should Takes Some Tips From North Korea or it Could be “Death To Iran”

Iranian fanatics were on full display after President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the United States of America was going rogue pulling out of the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal spearheaded by former President Obama and former Secretary of State John Kerry. Right there on the floor of the Iranian Parliament government leaders were jumping up and down screaming “Death to America” while burning an Amer...

Robert Muller, Donald Trump, Russia Collusion, The cat is out of the bag With Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 52 Questions

Editor’s note: The views expressed by guest columnists are not necessarily those of The Costa Rica Star, its advertisers, or its staff Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be furious that his list of 52 questions -- specifically intended for President Donald Trump -- has been leaked to the New York Times, the Washington Post and Fox News – but as usual he has been quiet. The cat is out of the ...

Redskins Cheerleaders Costa RIca Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Declare Possible Sexual Exploitation on Trip to Costa Rica in 2013

According to a report by the New York Times posted this Wednesday, the Washington Redskins cheerleading squad revealed that they could have been victims of sexual exploitation during a trip to Costa Rica in 2013. The group of women apparently traveled to Costa Rica for a calendar photo shoot which took place at the Occidental Gran Papagayo Resort in Culebra Bay, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Some ...

Kanye West, Donald Trump, Black Politics Welcome to a new ‘Black America’ Realizing it’s ok to Like and Support President Donald Trump

Editor’s note: The views expressed by guest columnists are not necessarily those of The Costa Rica Star, its advertisers, or its staff ‘Hood’ politics is changing. Welcome to a new ‘Black America’ realizing its ok to like and support President Donald Trump. African-Americans are waking up with rapper Kanye West telling his brothers and sisters that it’s ok not to be a Democrat and so is Chance ...

Costa Rica Orlando Costa Rica Avianca Will Offer New Route From Costa Rica to Orlando, FL , Introduction Round Trip Price $299

Avianca Airlines has announced it will fly from San Jose, Costa Rica to Orlando, Florida as of August 2. The flight will have a three day frequency, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from San Jose to Orlando and Monday, Wednesday, Friday from Orlando to San Jose which will have a stop over in Guatemala. As an introductory price Avianca is offering a promotional fare of $299.00 (roundtrip and ta...

United States Donation Costa RIca United States Donates Four Helicopters to Costa Rica for Air Surveillance

The United States and Costa Rica formalized the donation of four UH-1ST helicopters to the Costa Rican Air Surveillance Agency (SVA) of the Ministry of Public Security. With these helicopters, Costa Rican increases its capability to provide aerial support during maritime operations, as well as to provide direct support to the National Coast Guard Service and emergency care. “This is another ...

Nicaragua Protests, Daniel Ortega Nicaragua is the Latest Central American Country to Begin Falling Apart

Editor’s note: The views expressed by guest columnists are not necessarily those of The Costa Rica Star, its advertisers, or its staff This caravan of illegal immigrants from Central America that Mexico allowed through their southern border a month ago has arrived in Tijuana, Mexico seeking asylum. The standoff has begun. News reports claim this caravan started out with about 1,500 men, women a...

James Comey U.S. Inspector General’s Office has Opened a new Investigation into Former FBI Director James Comey

Editor’s note: The views expressed by guest columnists are not necessarily those of The Costa Rica Star, its advertisers, or its staff Let’s hope former FBI Director James Comey makes a lot of money off his tell-all book “A Higher Loyalty” because he going to need it to pay for his legal defense now that the U.S. Inspector General’s Office has opened a new investigation into Comey leaking seven...

Barbara Bush Barbara Bush,The Embodiment of Grace, Dignity and Power Dead at 92

Editor’s note: The views expressed by guest columnists are not necessarily those of The Costa Rica Star, its advertisers, or its staff Barbara Bush – the embodiment of grace, dignity and power – died this week at 92. She was the wife of one president and mother to another. She was the driving force behind the throne. Tributes are pouring in from around the world for this extraordinary woman who...

United States Donates Ships Costa Rica The United States Will Donate a Third Patrol Ship for Use by the Costa Rican Coast Guard

The United States will donate a third island-class patrol ship to Costa Rica in order to continue strengthening the country’s National Coast Guard Service. The United States has already donated two 110 foot boats which actually left from Baltimore and were scheduled  to arrive in  Caldera, Puntarenas at the beginning of April. The boats just crossed the Panama Canal yesterday and therefore shou...

Diamond and Silk with President Trump VIDEO: Pro-Trump Cheerleaders ‘Diamond and Silk’ Receive Political Play of the Week

Editor’s note: The views expressed by guest columnists are not necessarily those of The Costa Rica Star, its advertisers, or its staff Pro-Trump cheerleaders ‘Diamond and Silk’ get the hands down ‘thumbs-up political play of the week,’ not former FBI Director James Comey with his boorish, self-glorifying book “A Higher Loyalty” that comes out this week but has been leaked to the press since las...

Say Goodbye to Paul Ryan Say Bye Bye to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan

Editor’s note: The views expressed by guest columnists are not necessarily those of The Costa Rica Star, its advertisers, or its staff Say goodbye to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WIS) who announced last Wednesday that he would not seek reelection after 20-years of service including three years as Mr. Speaker. Ryan, 48, has represented Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District since 1999. I...

Costa Rica Immigration Costa Rica Will be Affected by Trump’s Changes in Immigration Policies

An analysis carried out by project State of the Region brings attention to how the changes in the immigration policies of the United States will affect the Central American region, and in particular Costa Rica and Panama, countries that will likely see an increase in the flow of immigrants from other Central American countries. It is evident that the changes taking place will have an impact in ...