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Our Future…?!

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

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...

End of Real Estate…….

The Legislative Assembly, our answer to Congress, is looking favorably and closely to charging...

How CSS Can Save a Little Money

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

What Goes up Might Keep Going up

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

Mac Jobs: The “Go No Place Jobs”

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

The USD…

Once again it is time to consider the US dollar as the one currency...

A True Story……

It is hard not to single out the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social, better...

And Who……?

Q OPINION - Now that we finally have a law which protects animals, especially...

Only Twenty-one Year Olds to Drive in Pura Vida?

Q OPINION - The Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT), the keeper of...

Ad Honorarium, Say What?

Q OPINION - “An honorarium is an ex gratia payment (i.e., a payment made...

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...

A Techie World

Q BLOGS - Global sovereign economies are each deeply concerned about employment, non so...

WHY?

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

Put it Under the Mattress – Or Spend it!

Q BLOGS - It is really hard not to join the global news outlets...

Our Economy: Myth and Reality

Q BLOGS - If you want good news about Costa Rica (CR), it is...

Ecology

Q BLOGS / I have read at least twenty digital news sources not to...

The Big Inauguration

QBLOGS / D-day is almost upon us and like most Latins I have a...

What is Costa Rica?

QBLOGS / Costa Rica (Pura Vida) is an enigma. It is caught or brought...

Civility … And Then There’s Costa Rica

QBLOGS - I read the news or watch it every day for hours on...

What Me Worry?

QBLOGS - I cannot wait to get this thing on. That is President-elect Donald...

Why Costa Rica?

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

A SHAME!

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

Perspective

QBLOGS - First, here in Costa Rica we cannot avoid commenting as well as...

The U.S. Election

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

Not Much Longer – Thank You God!

(QBLOG)  Who and the hell is this Joe Garcia and what terrible, terrible things...

The Latin Family Myth

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

Pollution Source, Easy to Fix

(QBLOGS) We talk the talk but not the walk when it comes to creating...

Who Won The Taxi War?

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

A Worrisome World!

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

TRAFFIC!

QBLOGS - Everywhere, every corner and every barrio there are thousands, but thousands of...

Does Public Healthcare (Caja) Deserve to Survive?

(QBLOGS) The Caja (Caja Costaricense del Seguro Social - CCSS) has tried and tried...

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In 1895 Argentina Had the World’s Highest GDP Per Capita: What Went Wrong?

It is widely known that towards the end of the 19th century Argentina had managed to position itself as one of the richest countries...

Ortega Government Accepts Dialogue Call After Protests

The government of Daniel Ortega, through its spokesperson, Vice-president and First Lady, Rosario Murillo, on Friday accepted a call for dialogue by the private...

Nicaragua Tells Costa Rica To Mind It’s Own Business. Diplomatically Of Course!

After the director general of Costa Rican Foreign Policy, Christian Guillermet expressed concern of the violence in Nicaragua since Thursday, the Nicaragua Foreign Ministry...

Nicaraguans In Costa Rica Call For Peaceful March

A Facebook group called Comunidad Nicaragüense Residente en Costa Rica (Resident Nicaraguan Community in Costa Rica) is calling for a march on the Nicaragua...

Immigration Defers Fine On Overstaying Tourists

The Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME) - Costa Rica's immigration service - announced Thursday night that the fine for those foreigners overstaying...

3 Dead, Dozens Injured in Nicaragua Protests

Tragedy. At least three people died last night during protests against reforms to the Nicaraguan Institute of Social Security (INSS), reported various media and...

Elevated Train: Good or Bad Option For Urban Transport In The GAM?

By 2022, the Metropolitan Area of San Jose (GAM) will have an elevated rapid passenger train (Metro), which would help reduce traffic congestion, President-elect...

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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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Driving Courtesy In Costa Rica. Or Not.

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

Jaco Beach World Surfing Games 2016 From August 6 to 14

 The reigning ISA World Surfing Games champions will defend their title on home turf from August 6-14 in Playa Jacó. Last year, Costa Rica claimed...

Maduro to Ask Obama “End Conspiracy Against Venezuela”

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said on Thursday that he would ask his US counterpart Barack Obama to hand over some fugitives...

Costa Rican President Reiterates Rejection Of U.S. Blockade Against Cuba

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis, stated Tuesday that the U.S. blockade imposed against Cuba for more than half a century does not...

Year-End Reservations At 60%, Says Tourism Chamber

A study by the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) reveals that year-end reservations in the hospitality sector are already at 60%. The study takes in...