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Monday 22 May 2017

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...

La Carpio May Be Costa Rica’s Worst Ghetto

COSTA RICA JOURNAL - Very few expats living in Costa Rica have ever heard of La Carpio.  Even...

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....

[BLOG] Costa Rica’s Postal (Zip) Codes

TICO BULL - I thought to post a list of Costa Rica's postal code, no you didn't read...

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...

[BLOG] Expats Working in Costa rica

As with most countries, Costa Rica has a number of protectionist oriented laws to provide employment opportunities as...

Closings in Barrio Amon and Barrio Otoya (San Jose)

(QCOSTARICA) By Michael Miller - In the past few months, a surprising number of establishments in San José's...

In Costa Rica What Goes Down, Goes Up? Asks Q

Being highly touted as a substantial savings only a few days ago, the government entity ARESEP has released...

[BLOG] Costa Rican Educational System Rests in Peace

Saying good bye is not easy. I have never been through such a harsh situation and I don’t...

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,...

[BLOG] What is Costa Rica’s Greatest Natural Resource?

The word natural resource is usually defined as a material source of wealth, such as timber, fresh water,...

Why Is The Caja Always Broke?

(qCOSTARICA BLOGS) The CAJA, or Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social, as it is more correctly and formally referred...

Flying to Nicaragua (From Costa Rica)

QCOSTARICA  - Granada, Nicaragua is a popular destination for many North Americans living in Costa Rica.  The question...

Saretto Is Back!

(TICO BULL) The Saretto supermarket in Escazú has undergone an overhaul, renewing its image, giving its customers with...

Selective Transparency

(qCOSTA RICA BLOGS) As my wife of many years would complain, “Juancito, you have selective Alzheimer’s.” True and...

[BLOG] THE COSTA RICA LANDLORD GAME

Recent articles both in Costa Rica and from other countries have pretty much run into the ground both...

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...

Are gringos nothing more than ATM machines for ticas?

In most cases the answer is, yes. Most gringos who come to Costa Rica end up getting involved...

[BLOG] The Presidential Elections From A Naturalized Costa Rican’s Point of View

As my biography states, I am a Canadian Citizen, Naturalized as a Costa Rican Citizen. Accordingly, I am...

[BLOG] Administrations in Costa Rica Do Things “A Lo Chiflado”

It never ceases to surprise me the way this and past administrations do things, how they don't take...

[BLOG] Some Ideas to Effect Change

Many, perhaps most, expats and locals agree that Costa Rica must effect change in direction in order to...

Retirees Beware: Coche Bomba (Car Bomb) Will Soon Explode in Zapote’s Bull Ring!

COSTA RICA LIVING - Judging by the title of this blog one would think that we have terrorism...

THE WORDS WE ALL LIKE TO HEAR

“No new taxes!”(For at least the next two years). President-elect, Luis Guillermo Solis has recently made some pretty...

[BLOG] The Out-of Country Ticos Did Not Vote – Hell No!

Why the out-of-country Tico did not vote, according to the TSE, is because of the Super Bowl. What...

The World Economy Explained With Just Two Cows

TICOBULL - This Is So Accurate It Hurts. Found this on tickld.com, thought I was worth sharing it....

[BLOG] Facing off Facebook: An Educative Issue

Going to the post office to send a letter, picture or an important file is now an old-fashioned...

In Costa Rica, “MAC” Means Art

QCOSTA RICA - It is surprising how many expats don't realize that Costa Rica has an art museum....

Bootlegged Booze in Costa Rica?

TICO BULL - The holiday season is here which is celebrated by many with alcohol. And if you...

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...

[BLOG] What if Johnny Araya Were To Win The Election?

Following today's surprise announcement by presidential candidate Johny Araya to withdraw from the elections campaign, and since resignation...