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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...

The Great Taxi War – 2016

QBLOGS – The “reds” against the “orange”, the “pirates” against the deadly free lancers, yet authorized “porteadores” and...

Dumb & Dumber Part 7

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

Dumb and Dumber Awards Part 6

QBLOGS - Sorry! But last week’s tragedies and morose news starting with the Death of Muhammad Ali and...

Bumb & Dumber Part 3

QCOSTARICA BLOGS: Award # 1 Goes to: President Solis, who, on our tax money, might have, as the...

Dumb & Dumber Part 2

QCOSTARICA BLOGS - The First Award Goes to: -Taxing ATM withdrawals. That is right, the executive branch has...

[QBLOG] The Dumb and Dumber Awards

QCOSTARICA BLOG - There are a few, okay maybe more than a few things in Costa Rica that...

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Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Calling 9-1-1 to report Uber drivers has forced the Emergency System to make call to the general public to...

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