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From ATVs to Arenal, Adventure Tours offers the best of Costa Rica

Gordon Nichols wanted to do something different. He was about to turn 30 and lived in Colorado, interning at a law office and working part-time at a bar. He lived in the city but yearned for the mountains and the outdoors. So when a friend invited Nichols to live and travel in Central America, he eagerly accepted the opportunity. They agreed that Costa Rica would be a good place to start. That was...

Skeleton of ‘Ripped’ Woman Who Lived 5,900 Years Ago Discovered in Nicaragua

The skeleton of a ‘muscular’ woman who lived 5,900 years ago and had bulging forearms has been discovered in what is now Nicaragua. The excavated burial (top) of the ancient woman, next to an illustration (bottom) of how she was buried in a shallow oval pit about 5,900 years ago. Credit: Roksandic M. et al., Antiquity 2018; Courtesy of BICU-CIDCA Archaeologists say the rare discovery is the oldest...

Careful! Strong winds will be with us all week

The presence of high-pressure systems in the Caribbean that maintain masses of cold air near the country will cause strong winds and lower temperatures throughout the week. Photo from Flickr Daniel Poleo, of the national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN), reported that maximum gusts of between 60 and 70 kilometers per hour are forecast in mountainous areas and in the prov...

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Jan. 7, 2019

Welcome to The Tico Times Weekly Digest, where we bring you up-to-speed as a new week begins in Costa Rica. Read the stories mentioned in the Digest below: Costa Rica closes 2018 with decrease in homicides: http://bit.ly/2CTtnyG Costa Rica will not recognize Maduro goverment: http://bit.ly/2C3N05r Costa Rican band performs at Rose Parade: http://bit.ly/2FhsqC5 Bullfighting “a la tica” – The contro...

Charly Jordan Gets Conked With A Shower Head While Vacationing in Costa Rica

CONFIDENTIAL – Charly Jordan, the Los Angeles-based model and DJ, experience a shower failure while filming a steamy video of herself showering in a red bikini while on vacation in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Charly Jordan in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photo from Instagram The Las Vegas native who Costa Rica for two years while growing up, suffered a Costa Rica moment when, as the water cascades down her b...

Charly Jordan Gets Conked With A Showed Head While Vacationing in Costa Rica

CONFIDENTIAL – Charly Jordan, the Los Angeles-based model and DJ, experience a shower failure while filming a steamy video of herself showering in a red bikini while on vacation in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Charly Jordan in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photo from Instagram The Las Vegas native who Costa Rica for two years while growing up, suffered a Costa Rica moment when, as the water cascades down her b...

Glenda Peraza uncovers

The entrepreneur and television personality Glenda Peraza is aware that she has an enviable figure, worthy of showing off. See more of Glenda at Costa Rica Confidential.   Source: QCostaRica

Honduras: Land of gangs and violence

Criminal gangs pose an existential threat to state and society in Honduras. For many, the only option is to flee. One of most violent countries in the world Honduras has one of the highest homicide rates in the world. In 2011-2012, there were 86 homicides per 100,000 people. That amounted to 7,172 murders a year in a country of some 9 million people. In 2018, the homicide rate fell to 40 per 100,0...

Brazil troops deployed to stop gang attack violence

Troops from Brazil’s National Police Force are being deployed in the northeastern state of Ceara with orders to end a wave of violent attacks by criminal gangs against banks, buses and shops, local officials said Saturday. Close to 300 members of the force arrived in the state capital, Fortaleza, and more than 10 other cities across Ceara on Friday in a bid to halt the rampage which has spiked ove...

Venezuela congress names new leader, calls Nicolas Maduro illegitimate

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly opened a new legislative session on Saturday, swearing in a new leader who declared Nicolas Maduro’s presidency illegitimate. Juan Guaido, 35, assumed the presidency of the National Assembly stripped of power by Maduro, who is set to be inaugurated to a second six-year term next Thursday following controversial elections last May. Juan Guaido ass...

Kayak Guide Dragged by Current in Manzanillo, Limon, Still Missing After Two Days

After two days of searching for the kayak guide that was dragged by the current in Manzanillo, Limon on Friday afternoon, the rescue teams of the Costa Rican Red Cross, members of the search and rescue team of the Fire Department, Public Police Force, and air surveillance, had no positive results. The search covered the area between the rivermouth of the Sixaola River in Gandoca, Sixaola all the w...

Costa Rica does not Recognize Government of Maduro in Venezuela

The Government of Costa Rica joined the Governments of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and St. Lucia in not recognizing the start of a new government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela for the 2019-2025 period. The countries, part of what is known as Grupo de Lima, consider that the electoral process that took place in Venezuela in May 20...