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Surprising, or Maybe Not, Is The Tico Lust for Sex

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English Common Law Versus Roman (Napoleonic) Civil Law; What Are The Differences?

(QCOSTARICA BLOG) Most readers will understand that Costa Rica has a Roman (Napoleonic) Civil...

Dumb and Dumber Awards Part 6

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[BLOG] Thank You Mr. Trump; Now Will You Please Go HOme!

QCOSTARICA BLOG - Yes, I know that I’m a Canadian, about to comment on...

[BLOG] Expats Working in Costa rica

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

BLOG: Watch The Translation!

Had a great laugh with my dear friend Judith the other night when she...

Is This A Joke? Announced Drop in Price of Rice Doesn’t Take Effect Until June?

TICO BULL - This is a complete joke, pulling the chain of the hard...

It’s Vacation Time (In Costa Rica)

It’s vacation time in Costa Rica. Archive photo. Empty streets, no line at the banks...

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

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

[BLOG] NEVER A DEVELOPED NATION

The more I read and see, it is impossible for Costa Rica to join...

[OP-ED] SO THIS IS PROGRESS?

COSTA RICA BLOG - I like very much to read the comment sections of...

The Biggest Error You Can Make If You Choose Costa Rica To Relocate

On my monthly relocation tours I always tell my clients that, "the worst here...

And Then The Promises, Real or Imagined, Left Costa Rica

Thursday is a heavy discussion day with my clients. It last up to six...

Was There Really A Bomb Scare At The Isreali Embassy in San José?

TICO BULL - It's been a few days and still I have not been...

Have We Been Abandoned By Government?

We know that we have been duped. The question now is if we have...

[BLOG] OMG – Black Friday Tico Style

Of all the things to adopt from the North, Black Friday would be last...

It’s Never Happened Before

  (TICO BULL) The hooligans, also known as official taxi drivers or ‘taxistas’ in Spanish...

[OP-ED] AND NOW WHAT?

More recently I have been following the case of a young lady, a student...

Do As I Say, Not As I Do!

(TICO BULL) We've all seen them, in Costa Rica and am sure in other...

[OP-ED] And the Beat Goes On

Heavily reported in the Spanish language press, only mentioned in the English speaking news...

OP-ED: What or Who Should You Believe?

When it comes to politics, our true national sport, it comes down to a...

Go to jail for uttering obscenities to women in Costa Rica

Piropos are flirtatious remarks or comments men often say to women as they walk...

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

TICO BULL - I was surprised reading the post by our friend IVO Henfling...

“Up, up and away,” says Superman, Costa Rica and Q

While Superman flew above us earthlings and saved Gotham City from true evil, Costa...

MMMMMMMMMMM….Another Burger Joint!

For your own good health, I hope the server of your food and/or drink...

Ice Cream So Close You Can Taste It

From TICO BULL - Uber customers can have an ice cream delivered to them...

Will Yoko Break Up Hillary and Bill?

Although many believe that Yoko Ono was responsible and easy to blame for the...

[OP-ED] Where Oh Where Has All the Business Gone?

We could not wait to vote for “change” and that’s what we have. This...

[BLOG] Dr. Hernández: Naive or Just Plain Honest

Rodolfo Hernández is a medical doctor who wanted to be president. But like former...

Dumb & Dumber Part 7

  Award # 1 That just has to go to INCOFER, our manager of trains which...

Ebola: Liberia, Costa Rica and Liberia, Africa Are A LONG Way From Each Other!

TICO BULL - I can see the confusion, especially from the "geographically challenged"...

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Two Injured In Mora As The Wooden Bridge Collapsed Under Loaded Dump Truck

The driver of a dump truck and his passenger were injured Wednesday afternoon, after a wooden bridge they were traveling on gave way under...

OECD: Lack Of Competition Is Why Costa Rica Is So Expensive!

Costa Rica stands out as a country where a good portion of its markets have little competition, which affects the poorest, says OECD Economic...

Millennial Expats in Costa Rica

I grew up in Canada and never thought for a second that I would leave to live somewhere else. My parents expatriated to Costa...

Philip Morris International Will Stop Producing Cigarettes in Costa Rica

The Mendiola & Compañía, a subsidiary and 100% owned by Philip Morris International (PMI), absorbed the Tabacalera Costarricense S.A. and in addition, it will...

Fiscalia Raids Home Of Former Supreme Court Magistrate Celso Gamboa

This Wednesday at 6 in the morning, the Fiscalia (Prosecutor's Office) raided the home former Supreme Court magistrate Celso Gamboa, in search of evidence...

Costa Rican Ex-President Leads OAS Election Observers in Paraguay

ASUNCION – Former Costa Rican president Laura Chinchilla began on Tuesday her activities as head of the Organization of American States (OAS) mission that...

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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...

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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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Used Clothing Big Business in Costa Rica

Although the prices of items range from ¢1.000 to ¢5.000 colones (US$2 to US$10), the large volumes handled by big chain stores make it...

Casual Dating Sites Open Up Possibilities

Sometimes you’re not looking for the Right One, but rather the One Right Now. A casual dating site is a a good place to...

Tourists In Costa Rica Face A New Thief: The White-faced Monkey

QCOSTARICA - Monkeys and raccoons have lost their fear of tourists. Visitors to national parks or beaches, are becoming victims, having their belongings stolen...

Honduras Expands Military Police by 50%

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How many U.S. Presidents have visited Costa Rica?

  According to Travels Abroad of the President, Office of the Historian, since 1928 only seven U.S. presidents have visited Costa Rica. They are: Herbert C. Hoover Good...