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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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App Makes Downtown San Jose Parking A Snap

Parking in downtown San Jose is a challenge. Right? An app(lication) now makes life easier in the capital city, eliminating the time to looking...

RECOPE Sells Diesel Fuel That Is Less Polluting But Harmful To Some Engines

Though less polluting, the state refinery Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (Recope) admitted that the diesel it distributes since November to gasoline stations across the...

Guatemala to Claim US$122 Million From Odebrecht

Following the Brazilian construction company's abandonment of the road work contract that had been awarded, the government intends to make a claim on the...

Canadian Man Critically Injured Stuck in Costa Rica Because Ontario Has No Hospital Bed For Him

A Canadian man seriously injured in the Costa Rican jungle just wants to go home. But he can't, because no hospital in his native...

Panama Company Pleads Guilty In U.S. To Bribing Costa Rican Soccer Official

The Panama-based company, Mimo International Imports and Exports, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to the former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation (Fedefútbol), Eduardo...

Mapping Costa Rica’s Aquifers

Through an alliance with the US Geological Survey, the government of Costa Rica will be carrying out an assessment of aquifers nationwide. The aim of...

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...

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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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Venezuelan archbishop decries plan to change election date

(ACI Prensa) Archbishop Diego Padrón of Cumaná, former president of the Venezuelan bishops’ conference, denounced plans to advance presidential elections in the country by...

How the coffee industry is about to get roasted by climate change

Fall is always a good time to create new habits, and coffee chains know it. These days, they are desperately trying to find any...

Financial Education in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, a large part of the population still has inadequate or no access to finance. This is not only due to a...

Disrespect For The Yellow Line Cause of 40% of Traffic Accident Deaths

COSTA RICA NEWS - The director of the Consejo de Seguridad Vial (COSEVI) - Road Safety Council, German Valverde, cannot make it more clear,...

The Tax Man Cometh, A Recycled Tax Plan

Q review says, “If you liked Part I, you will love Part II.” Just when we all took a collective sigh of relief, another Chinchilla...