Costa Rica Travel – When most people think of Costa Rica, it’s the lush jungles, beautiful beaches and abundant wildlife that first come to mind. But what about San José, Costa Rica’s capital city? Though San José isn’t necessarily the highlight of a trip to Costa Rica, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few gems worth…
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Bogota, May 9 (EFE).- Colombian police recovered a first-edition copy of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” with a dedication by the late Nobel laureate in Literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, which had been stolen from a showcase where it was being exhibited at the International Book Fair in Bogota, or Filbo, officials said. The chief of police, Gen. Rodolfo Palomino, expressed gratitude on his Twitter account to the cops “who managed to recover the stolen book.” At a press briefing hours later, the official said the copy was found at a store that sells artworks and antiquities in the La Perseverencia…
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Buenos Aires, Mar 23 (EFE).- Just four years after giving up a job developing financial apps to enter the world of games, Argentine computer engineer Maximo Cavazzani has seen his Preguntados/Trivia Crack become the world’s fourth-most-downloaded app, with 125 million users. To create “something that everyone would be able to do” was his guiding principle, he told Efe in an interview. “What inspired me was the idea that people like games, but they are badly done,” he said. Besides giving players the chance to compete with each other answering questions, Preguntados generates new content to be submitted for participants’ approval….
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Later this year, film lovers in Costa Rica will once again be treated to a unique, international festival that highlights the many facets of short cinema. The shnit International Shortfilmfestival is hosted around the world in various cities, and San Jose has been once again selected to host this special cinematic event. Go Film Magazine, a publication dedicated to the digital version of the silver screen, is showcasing select shnit entries in its current issue, and the press release below highlights the work of filmmaker Alejandro Bonilla Rojas of Costa Rica, among others: Go Film Magazine shines the spotlight on the…
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Are there any lavish resorts in Costa Rica that can attain the coveted 5-star rating? Since the late 1950s, the world of luxury travel accommodations has been scrutinized by the star rating system made famous by the Mobil Travel Guide, which is now known as the Forbes Travel Guide. Five stars means luxury, which happens to be an emerging travel sector in Costa Rica. A 5-star rating denotes amenities such as concierge service, fresh flowers in each room, laundry service with a quick turnaround time, ultra-fast Internet service in each room, etc.   The Forbes Travel Guide intends to rate…
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Costa Rica Entertainment News – Agencia EFE President Jose Antonio Vera inaugurated a photo exhibit at the National Museum of Costa Rica in this capital to mark the 75th anniversary of the world’s foremost Spanish-language news agency The event, titled “EFE: 75 Years in Photos, 25 Years Building Latin America,” provides a photographic journey through…
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Costa Rica Entertainment News & Events – From October 8th until October 12th on the San Jose Shnit Playgrounds you will be treated to some of the best short films in the world.  This is a great platform producers to exhibit their work. According to the Shnit website, “Since its inception, the International Short Film Festival has…
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Costa Rica News - Costa Rica’s violent crime rate is low, but not at zero. Unfortunately, two buses and a trailer container were burned, a few days days ago, in what seems like a criminal act, according to police. The fire was discovered at 5:40 am, after neighbors heard a loud explosion. This took place in the Buenos Aires La Pinera community in Puntarenas. A man named Martinez called 911 upon seeing the flames. The vehicles were old and obsolete. They used to transport workers for the pineapple company Pindeco. There are no guards on the property, so no one was… Continue reading →