The “Rocas de Carretera”!

  Rico's TICO BULL - A Transito or Trafico (what a traffic police official is...

Why Do So Few Drivers In Costa Rica Understand The On-ramp?

It is still a wonder to me why so few drivers in Costa Rica...

Marchamo Madness

A few months ago, Costa Rica instituted a new law that people illegally parked...

The Party’s Over!

Rico's TICO BULL - In less than two hours after the voting, it was...

Otto Guevara, The Perennial Presidential Wannabe Considering A New Political Party

Rico's TICO BULL - Otto Guevara, legislator, leader of the Partido Movimiento Libertario (ML)...

It’s Time For A Change In Dealing With Traffic Accidents With Fatalities

TICO BULL by Rico - It's time Costa Rica's traffic police and/or the OIJ...

The Madness of Daylight Saving Time

If you were like me, you got by surprise in the start of daylight...

Vendors Take Over The Sabana Park Track, And What Is Muni Doing About It?

Up to a few years ago, not living far from the La Sabana Metropolitan...

It Could Have Been Me!

The report "Man Dies After Car Crashes Against Bull in Liberia" is very, very...

How I Renewed My Drivers License In An Hour And At The Cosevi

Renewing your driver's license in Costa Rica can be an experience. The long lines...

The Second Round of the Presidential Election

Neither of the two Presidential Candidates, Fabricio Alvarado of the National Restoration Party (PRN),...

Costa Rica’s Election: It Wasn’t the Economy, Stupid!

Is it the economy, stupid? A preliminary analysis would have concluded that such a...

Costa Rica’s Choice

This year’s election asks us not to just choose candidates or parties, but to...

Our Future…?!

If Costa Rica, the land of plenty and of nothing much is truly the...

Costa Rica: The Luxury of Misery

With 19% endemic poverty, 10% open unemployment and 40% informal employment, and some of...

Everything Simple Made Difficult, The Costa Rican Way!

RICO's TICO BULL - Costa Rica's first same-sex marriage that was set for today,...

What Do Good Drivers In Costa Rica Know That Most Don’t?

Driving in Costa Rica can be, is a challenge. Besides the poor and often...

When Will The Transito Put An End To Street Racing (Piques)?

Rico's TICO BULL - It is midnight, one, sometimes even two in the morning,...

Sad! Costa Rica Sharks Are in Hot Soup

“President Donald Trump reportedly dined on shark fin soup during a meal in Vietnam. The dish, which is considered...

World Cup 2018: Could Costa Rica Win It?

World Cup qualifying has ended and we now know all 32 teams who will...

The Truth Behind Pricesmart’s Roasted Chicken

It's hard to resist. Every time I visit Pricesmart, my (big) nose, and watering...

End of Real Estate…….

The Legislative Assembly, our answer to Congress, is looking favorably and closely to charging...

Something is wrong here…the con job is over!

Rico's TICO BULL - Last Saturday, I had the occasion to visit the Irazu...

How CSS Can Save a Little Money

Let’s face it when it comes to money Pura Vida is really good at...

The U.S.A. Is Not America!

Invariably, in gatherings of Americans, Ticos and other Latins, the subject of what is...

Do You Sit In The Back Seat or Front?

Hail a cab or call an Uber in any city in the U.S. or...

Time To Put A Stop To Costa Rica’s “Pura Birra” Culture

EDITORIAL - Costa Rica's Judicial System Broken. Really Broken. Once again we have proof...

A Synopisis of the Cementazo Scandal

Rico's TICO BULL - So far I have stayed away from reporting the Cementazo...

What Goes up Might Keep Going up

Costa Rica, might well challenge Isaac Newton’s theory that what goes up must come...

Mac Jobs: The “Go No Place Jobs”

Newspapers, Internet new reports...each indicate a dire need for employers to hire residents of...

The Poor The Hardest Hit

As one would expect the focus so far has been on those affected as...

What Is Winter Like In Costa Rica?

  While still in the Canadian north, Toronto actually, as winter nears and many start...

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Nicaragua Tells Costa Rica To Mind It’s Own Business. Diplomatically Of Course!

After the director general of Costa Rican Foreign Policy, Christian Guillermet expressed concern of the violence in Nicaragua since Thursday, the Nicaragua Foreign Ministry...

Nicaraguans In Costa Rica Call For Peaceful March

A Facebook group called Comunidad Nicaragüense Residente en Costa Rica (Resident Nicaraguan Community in Costa Rica) is calling for a march on the Nicaragua...

Immigration Defers Fine On Overstaying Tourists

The Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME) - Costa Rica's immigration service - announced Thursday night that the fine for those foreigners overstaying...

3 Dead, Dozens Injured in Nicaragua Protests

Tragedy. At least three people died last night during protests against reforms to the Nicaraguan Institute of Social Security (INSS), reported various media and...

Elevated Train: Good or Bad Option For Urban Transport In The GAM?

By 2022, the Metropolitan Area of San Jose (GAM) will have an elevated rapid passenger train (Metro), which would help reduce traffic congestion, President-elect...
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The Silent Darién (VIDEO)

The Darien Gap (el Tapón del Darién in Spanish) is considered by some to be the most dangerous and inhospitable place in Latin America,...

Cuba and the New China Model: why it would never work on the island

Over the years I have debated with friends and foe over U.S. – Cuba policy and possible paths for Cuba’s democratization. In these encounters,...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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“Air Taxis” Could Be The Answer To San Jose’s Crazy Traffic Problem

QCOSTARICA - The lack of a proper infrastructure and the large number of vehicles on our roads are the leading cause of massive traffic...

Nicaragua Maintains Economic Growth Despite Structural Challenges

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 – QNews Central America | Source: Prensa Latina Nicaragua will end 2012 with a 5-percent growth of its Gross Domestic Product...

Pussy Energy Drink Makes Its Way To Costa Rica Stores

There is a new energy drink causing a buzz in at least one supermarket in Costa Rica, recently making its way into the local...

US Releases New Plan for Caribbean Drug Trafficking

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS (InsightCrime) The White House's new strategy to confront drug trafficking in US Caribbean territory, the first federal plan of its kind,...

Adulterers Beware: The Internet Never Forgets!

Affairs can have terrible consequences on families and place strain on friendships, but they also have causes that many people do not foresee. Cheating...