Costa Rica News – (November 24th Radio Show) – Overseas Radio Has Teamed up With The Costa Rican Times to provide multiple modes of information sharing for local and foreign expats in order to get Costa Rica news and knowledge to listeners.
This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of “Pura Vida”. With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.
This week Rico and Dan take on some hard hitting topics in Costa Rica including:
1. San Jose’s Juan Santamaria Airport Expansion
2. Costa Rica Departure Tax Being Included in Airfare
3. “Megastores” Invading Costa Rica
4. Costa Rica Parking Meter Scam
4. Traffic Police Cracking Down on Reckless Driving in Costa Rica
5. Riteve Asking for a 200% Cost Increase
6. ID Required for Riteve, or No Test
This is followed by an interview with Nicki Wheeler, the international volunteer coordinator for the Association of Volunteers for Services in Protected Areas of Costa Rica, ASVO. This organization has been working for over 25 years providing both national and international volunteers to give support in protected areas of Costa Rica.
I had the pleasure of meeting Nicki at the Annual Turtle Festival in Matapalo, where I was able to experience the release of sea turtles into the ocean. Through her experience in Costa Rica she reveals insight into environmental issues currently effecting the land of “Pura Vida”
We hit the issues like the murder of Jairo Mora Sandoval, major problems currently effecting the Costa Rican environment, turtle egg poaching and how ASVO is trying to battle some of these issues.