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Our Future…?!

If Costa Rica, the land of plenty and of nothing much is truly the backyard of the U.S.,...

Sad! Costa Rica Sharks Are in Hot Soup

“President Donald Trump reportedly dined on shark fin soup during a meal in Vietnam. The dish, which is considered an expensive delicacy in...

End of Real Estate…….

The Legislative Assembly, our answer to Congress, is looking favorably and closely to charging renters a 13% tax...

How CSS Can Save a Little Money

Let’s face it when it comes to money Pura Vida is really good at spending it and juggling...

What Goes up Might Keep Going up

Costa Rica, might well challenge Isaac Newton’s theory that what goes up must come down. The cost of...

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...

The USD…

Once again it is time to consider the US dollar as the one currency of Costa Rica. This...

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...

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....

WHY?

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

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...

Our Economy: Myth and Reality

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

Ecology

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

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...

What Me Worry?

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

Why Costa Rica?

QBLOGS - For many years we were the kids on the block bullied by the thugs to the...

A SHAME!

QBLOGS - They are potholes or in Costa Rica, we call them “huecos” and they are a national...

Perspective

QBLOGS - First, here in Costa Rica we cannot avoid commenting as well as analyzing the recent elections...

The U.S. Election

(QBLOGS) Like or not, it is going to take a long, long time to analyze why Donald Trump...

Not Much Longer – Thank You God!

(QBLOG)  Who and the hell is this Joe Garcia and what terrible, terrible things has he done? We receive...

The Latin Family Myth

(QBLOG) Most Expats from the North agree that closeness and support of Latino family members is indeed admirable....

Pollution Source, Easy to Fix

(QBLOGS) We talk the talk but not the walk when it comes to creating an “echo friendly” and...

Who Won The Taxi War?

(QBLOGS) The father of modern management, Dr. Peter F. Drucker in one of my lectures said, “The informal...

A Worrisome World!

QBLOGS - While we stop traffic in protest over one thing or another, spend lots of money that...

TRAFFIC!

QBLOGS - Everywhere, every corner and every barrio there are thousands, but thousands of cars trying to make...

Does Public Healthcare (Caja) Deserve to Survive?

(QBLOGS) The Caja (Caja Costaricense del Seguro Social - CCSS) has tried and tried to provide quasi-public healthcare...

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Increase In Passenger Arrivals Saturates San Jose Airport

The hundreds of tourists arriving at Costa Rica's main international airport, the Juan Santamaria (SJO), in San Jose eager to discover the beauties of...

The Puntarenas Cow Stare Down!

During my current visit to the Nicoya Peninsula, this cow in Playa Tambor was very vigilant of my presence. She followed my every move,...

Meet the Dark Side of Brazil’s Legendary Rio Carnival

Brazil’s female samba dancers the spill the beans on the darker side of working at the iconic Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Viviane Morais Ferreira Guimarães,...

Shrimp Conflict Between Mexico and Honduras Continues

It has been four months since Mexican authorities blocked shrimp imports from Honduras, with no solution in sight in the short term. Alleging the presence...

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica: The Next Tulum

(Nytimes.com) As Tulum has become overrun with Los Angelenos and New Yorkers trying to recreate the cultures of their own hometowns in a more...

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...

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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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Ready The Umbrella And The Wallet If You Plan On Taking The “Cirque du Soleil”

So you found out how to get ot Hacienda Espinal. You got the info on the buses, taxi services or the road if going...

Young Woman Victim Of Street Harassment in San Jose Speaks Out

QCOSTARICA - On her blog in Revistaperfil.com, Monica Morales speaks out on "acoso callejero" (street harassment", saying "for me the 'las cochinadas' (filth) I...

Costa Rica To Spend $207 Million For New Prisons And Expanion Of La Reforma

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Justice* (Ministerio de Justicia) has announced that it will invest US$20 million to expand La Reforma prison and another...

India Donates Technology Centre To Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - With a donation by the government of India, Costa Rica inaugurated the Centre for Excellence in Information Technology  (Centro de Excelencia en...

Costa Rica Developer Charged With Fraud

Patrick Hundley, a prominent Jaco Beach developer, has been accused of a US$7 million fraud by five foreign investors and was arrested Tuesday on...