Drivers Can Legally Run Red Lights and Run Over Dead People in Costa Rica

Don’t take the title of this article too seriously but there is some truth to it. According to Article...

Donald Trump Labeled As “The Least Bad” Brings Back Memories of the “Menos Malo” of Costa Rica

TICO BULL by Rico – Tuning in to CNN  this morning, too depressing the local news about all...

[BLOG] 9am:Life is Normal Around La Sabana. Sure To Change In A Few Hours!

OK, it's  Friday morning and the big game is on tonight. Living close to the stadium, the air...

Taking a Look at News Headlines

QCOSTARICA BLOG - “Yes,” la Nacion is important if not critical to us locals as is digital news...

[BLOG] Saving Children from Destruction: Is Forewarning Possible?

By: Ivania Zambrano Obando - Student of English - Universidad Técnica Nacional On many occasions while I sat on...

Our Economy: Myth and Reality

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

Mac Jobs: The “Go No Place Jobs”

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

GOOD BYE JO STEWART

April 25, 2014, its is a sad day to have learned the death of Jo Stuart, a fine...

Costa Rica’s Postal Codes. Yes, The Country Has A Postal Code System. Believe Me, It Does.

TICO BULL - Have you ever found yourself filling out an online form with your Costa Rica address,...

Are You A “Fofisano”?

(TICOBULL) - "Fofisano" is the Spanish term for "Dad Bod", a new male tendency growing (no pun indented)...

10 Pro Tips To Help Donald Trump Become A Great ‘Third-World’ Dictator

(TICO BULL by Rico) I wanted to share this great article by Tim Rogers, former editor of The...

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...

[BLOG] FIRST WORLD, THIRD WORLD, AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES – WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE?

The answer to the question of what makes the difference in categorizing these different levels of country development...

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...

[BLOG] Shame On You Ticos!

Watching the video of the "greeting" given the US team's arrival in Costa Rica, I come to wonder...

Driving Courtesy In Costa Rica. Or Not.

QBLOGS - For the eighteen years that I have lived in Costa Rica, the majority of which have...

[BLOG] ICE Rolls Out Strategy To Keep Cell Phone Customers

With only days to "cellular number portability", the first operator to come swinging hard is the state telecom,...

Municipalities Need To Get Their Act Together

TICO BULL - The aspiring mayor of Santa Ana, Peter Guevara and brother of legislator Otto Guevara, on...

[OP-ED] Investopedia

DEFINITION OF 'BA1/BB+'. This is generally one of the lowest investment grade ratings that an agency assigns to...

Drop In Gas Prices A Slow Process in Costa Rica

TICOBULL - While gasoline prices fall, in Costa Rica it could be at least two more months before...

The eFax Trap!

TICO BULL by Rico – Who sends a fax anymore? I can’t remember the reason why but some...

What Does China Really Want With Costa Rica?

QCOSTARICA BLOG  - The relationship between Costa Rica and China is somewhat like comparing an elephant with a...

Visiting and Living in Escazú Risky Says U.S. Embassy?

TICO BULL - I was surprised reading the post by our friend IVO Henfling on his website, about...

“Black Friday” The New Holiday in Costa Rica

TICO BULL - OK, please someone give ME an answer to how was it possible that Multiplaza Escazu...

The U.S.A. Is Not America!

Invariably, in gatherings of Americans, Ticos and other Latins, the subject of what is America comes up. Growing...

San Jose Already Has A Charge To Enter Its Vehicular Restriction

(TICO BULL by Rico) The ministry of Non Transport and Public Works (NO-MOPT) is considering charging a “toll”...

[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...

[OP-ED] Getting Ready For the Competition

QCOSTARICA OP-ED- Pristine white beaches, torques waters, all-inclusive destination hotels, plenty of fresh drinking water, lots of sun….Cuba. For...

Everything Simple Made Difficult, The Costa Rican Way!

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

A Police Patrol Car For Christmas!

TICO BULL - Want to see more police patrols around your house this holiday season. The Policias de...

Who Goes To Carl’s

TICO BULL – Waiting an appointment around Cariari, around lunch time and time to kill, decided to have...

[OP-ED] Tourism & Transparency

Tourism is supposedly 5% of the national GDP. But who really knows? The numbers are so skewed and...

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

Is it the economy, stupid? A preliminary analysis would have concluded that such a maxim would prevail in Costa Rica’s presidential race: unemployment is...

Canada To Open Free Trade Talks With Mercosur Group Of South American Countries

(Reuters) - The Canadian government plans to open free trade talks with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America, an official said on...

OIJ Raids Cosevi Central Offices

The Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi) - road safety council - offices in La Uruca was raided this Monday morning, as investigators delve into...

Migrants Up Against Nicaragua’s “Containment Wall”

(IPS) - Nicaragua’s “containment wall”, aimed at bolstering internal security, has been successful with regard to the fight against transnational crime. But its...

Latin America Focuses on Attacking Pockets of Rural Poverty

(IPS) - Identifying territories where rural poverty is most entrenched in Latin America and the Caribbean to apply new tools and innovative policies to...

Better Safe Than Sorry: Travel Tips

People often hear stories of travel incidents but they don't think it'll happen to them. Two of the biggest problems for travelers are stolen,...

Tigo To Invest US$30 Million This Year

Tigo (Millicom) is set to invest US$30 million in Costa Rica this year to substantially expand coverage, double broadband speed and bring DTT to...

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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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Border Improvement Fee Proposed

Costa Rica is considering charging a border fee of US$25 for an export declaration and US$5 for each person, to fund maintenance and improvement...

Sagicor Life to invest in Costa Rica

Insurance giant Sagicor Life Jamaica (SLJ) will initially invest US$6 million to enter the Costa Rican market, according to its financial report for the...

Living La Pura Vida: What Eight Days In Costa Rica Can Do For The Soul

By Melissa Jun Rowley, Huffington Post - Unless Elon Musk invents a teleportal in the next 20 years, visiting different countries is the closest...

Child-Molestation Suspect Arrested at LAX After Hiding Out For Years in Costa Rica

Norris moved to the farm town of Quepos, Costa Rica, in 2006 A man accused of sexually abusing a child in Santa Barbara (California) over...

Why It’s Hard to Downgrade from Uber to Taxis

TODAY COLOMBIA by bogotastic · Uber cars have been in Colombia for quite some time now. I have been here for over a year...