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Thursday 20 July 2017

Tico (Costa Rican) Road Engineering At Its Finest

TICO BULL takes you this morning Escazu, Calle Lajas in San Antonio de Escazú to be precise, where...

Whatch What You Read, Not All News Is Current News

I wasted almost 20 minutes of my time this morning chasing down a story that made the headlines...

A True Story……

It is hard not to single out the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social, better known as the Caja...

And Who……?

Q OPINION - Now that we finally have a law which protects animals, especially important to locals who...

Only Twenty-one Year Olds to Drive in Pura Vida?

Q OPINION - The Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT), the keeper of our roadways, is being...

Ad Honorarium, Say What?

Q OPINION - “An honorarium is an ex gratia payment (i.e., a payment made without the giver recognizing...

A National Holiday Should Be Declared

Rico's TICO BULL - I was in Pricesmart yesterday (Wednesday). On the big tv screens was the noon...

Why It Took So Long To Finish?

A few months ago the idea began to take form in my head for a complete redesign and...

Waiting for Godot In Costa Rica: A Lot of Talk, A Lot of Expectation

Q OPINION - Waiting for Godot is a French play translated into English and authored by Samuel Beckett....

A Techie World

Q BLOGS - Global sovereign economies are each deeply concerned about employment, non so as in the U.S....

Is Scotiabank de Costa Rica S.A. on the verge of collapse?

Q OPINION (Letter to the editor by Peter White) On December 30 2016 Costa Rica Star reported that...

Otton Solis: The Man Who Would Be President, Thrice Removed

TICO BULL – If one can’t be president directly, legislators in Ticolandia, at least, can aspire to be...

Promoter Scams In Costa Rica

Q BLOGS - Once again, Costa Ricans have been scammed by an unscrupulous promoter/travel agent, leaving 150 Costa...

WHY?

Q BLOGS - Once again President Luis Guillermo Solis is on a mission, or a jaunt to raise...

My Half Minute With “El Presidente”

A selfie with El Presidente, Saturday, March 11, Parque Viva in La Guacima RICO’S JOURNAL – Sporting a goatee,...

Dairy Queen Free Cone Day in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - Head on over to Dairy Queen for a free cone today. Each year, Dairy...

Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser: A Car You Should Drive Before You Die

Ready to go anwyhere, rain or shine, My FJ40 Landcruiser, 1975 RICO’s JOURNAL – The original Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser,...

Put it Under the Mattress – Or Spend it!

Q BLOGS - It is really hard not to join the global news outlets and write something about...

What The F**k Happened To The Sabana Lake?

An aerial view of the La Sabana lakeTICO BULL by Rico – Any who has spent any time...

The Alternative Fact” Of The ‘Platina’

This is what the bridge will look like, if it ever gets finished.TICO BULL by Rico – It’s...

Best Place To Retire: Florida, Costa Rica or Mars?

Best place to retire: Florida, Costa Rica or Mars? I’ve never been to Mars, so Mars it is. (RICO’S...

Our Economy: Myth and Reality

Q BLOGS - If you want good news about Costa Rica (CR), it is readily available not only...

Bus Drivers Take Advantage of Impunity To Talk On Cell Phone While Driving

The fine for using a cellular phone while behind the wheel is ¢103.000 colones. Photo Rafael Pacheco, La...

In Costa Rica, It Is OK To Drive And Kill

What the F is going? Are the criminal court judges of this country so out of touch with...

Ecology

Q BLOGS / I have read at least twenty digital news sources not to mention our local info...

How The Trump Era Will Affect Life in Costa Rica

QBLOGS / Donald Trump has and continues to make bold statements regarding “Making America First”, with the primary...

One Step Closer to New World Order

QBLOGS, by Rafael Stumbo Tarasco, guest columnist -  You may not know this, but Costa Rica is a...

The Big Inauguration

QBLOGS / D-day is almost upon us and like most Latins I have a lump in my throat...

What is Costa Rica?

QBLOGS / Costa Rica (Pura Vida) is an enigma. It is caught or brought itself somewhere between capitalism...

Civility … And Then There’s Costa Rica

QBLOGS - I read the news or watch it every day for hours on end. One, to write...

Ruta Madre: In Costa Rica We Drive On The Left, Pass On The Right

Drive on the left, pass on the right is the way we drive in Costa RicaTICO BULL by...

What Me Worry?

QBLOGS - I cannot wait to get this thing on. That is President-elect Donald F. Trump’s inauguration and...

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Elena Correa Officially Crowned Miss Costa Rica 2017

"I am proud to be her boyfriend," were the words of businessman Carlos Rodriguez on Elena Correa who was officially crowned Miss Costa Rica...

Low Cost Carrriers (LCCs) Flying High in Central America

  Low cost carriers (LCCs) airlines are finally starting to penetrate the intra-Central America market, driven primarily by the launch of the region’s first local...

Costa Rica Credit Card Debt Up 21%

Between April 2016 and April 2017, the balance of credit card debt in Costa Rica grew by 21%, equivalent to 3.7% of GDP, says...

Courier Business Growing in Costa Rica

The parcel forwarding companies JetBox, Box Correos and Aeropost reported increases of between 12% and 35% in the number of packages shipped in the...

Big Game Today, Costa Rica Vs. Panama

CONCACAF Gold Cup action continues today, Wednesday, July 19,  as Costa Rica faces Panama in quarterfinal action. The game is being played at the  Lincoln...

EU Enhances Partnership With Costa Rica

Today, on the first-ever official visit of any European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development (ICD) to Costa Rica, the current Commissioner Neven Mimica...

Would impeaching Trump restore the rule of law? Lessons from Latin America

Some Americans and members of Congress have called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. What happens after a president is impeached? The vice president would...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

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...

OIJ Arrest Suspect Who Made Threats Against Ariana Grande Concert In Costa Rica Tonight

A 22-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning in Tibás, as a suspect in a "threat of attack" at the concert that Ariana Grande will...

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