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Costa Rica Against Money Laundering, Terrorist Funding

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica has launched a national campaign against money laundering and terrorist financing, that includes actions in...

Protester Blockades Indirect Cause of Fatal Accident

(QCOSTARICA) The protest by hundreds of porteadores (informal taxis) on Wednesday impeded an ambulance rushing a seriously injured...

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 down the street in...

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 Demise of Gringo Gulch

LIVE IN COSTA RICA  - With the closing of Joe B’s Bar and the recent death of Bobby...

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...

Two Very Different “Gringo Gulches” in Costa Rica

A lot of the nightlife in San José, capital of Costa Rica, takes place in a section of...

Careful of the lottery in Costa Rica

When one hears the word lottery (lotería in Spanish) mentioned, the first thing that usually comes to mind...

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] Laura Chinchilla is three months pregnant by political foe

If you retire in Costa Rica understanding the people’s humor is an importing part of adapting to the...

[BLOG] Monchocleteada in San Ramón

What is a Monchocleteada? Moncho is the nickname for Ramón in Spanish and also the city of San...

Retirees can have shoes repaired affordably in Costa Rica

Retirees on a tight budget can save money by having their old shoes repaired rather than buying new...

[BLOG] Encelulado in Costa Rica

After reading the title you are probably asking, “What does encelulado mean in English.” The closest translation I...

[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,...

[BLOG] What in the heck is the Farándula?

If you listen to the news in Spanish or know enough Spanish to read the Diario Extra you may have...

[BLOG] My Tale of the FJ Cruiser

By Christopher Howard - I moved to Costa Rica in 1980 and never owned an automobile until 1997....