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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 True Story……

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

End of Real Estate…….

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

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...

How CSS Can Save a Little Money

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

Our Future…?!

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

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...

And Who……?

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

What Goes up Might Keep Going up

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

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

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

What is Costa Rica?

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

[OP-ED] What Are We Willing To Tolerate To Curb Costa Rica Crime?

While those who are in the business of selling Costa Rica as a “peaceful”...

Ad Honorarium, Say What?

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

Our Economy: Myth and Reality

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

[OP-ED] The Absurdity of Tourism + Residency Tico Style

It seems like every time there is some sort of news regarding tourism there...

Put it Under the Mattress – Or Spend it!

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

Who Runs This Country Called Costa Rica?

(QCOSTARICA BLOGS) Here we are in the second period of the Solís administration and...

A Techie World

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

[QBLOG] The Dumb and Dumber Awards

QCOSTARICA BLOG - There are a few, okay maybe more than a few things...

[BLOG] Breast Cancer And Therapy in Costa Rica

QCOSTA RICA BLOG - It is hard to find a female over 40 that...

GOOD BYE JO STEWART

April 25, 2014, its is a sad day to have learned the death of...

[OP-ED] MORE MONEY: POR FAVOR!

COSTA RICA OP-ED, By Juan Sebastian Campos -  I find it curious if not...

What Do Japan and Costa Rica Have in Common? Too Much!

While we have always avoided this ugly word, it is called a RECESSION. Most...

[OP-ED] WHAT’S HOT ON THE INTERNET… NOT SEX

Sure, if you want a woman or man just click on Backstage or even...

Ecology

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

[OP-ED] Costa Rica Pura Vida Seduction!

Openly, I have no evidence except “intuition” to justify my position. However, I believe...

A DOG BITE BILL?

“A bill introduced by Partido Liberacion Nacional (PLN) legislator, Ileana Brenes and currently being...

ANIMALS ARE PUT ON EARTH TO BREAK OUR HEARTS!

We, my wife and myself, are consummate lovers of animals and they tend to...

Civility … And Then There’s Costa Rica

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

IS IT ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES?

I am lost. I am heartbroken because almost every day I read the news...

[OP-ED] Have You Ever Heard of Fundacion de Salud Sin Fronteras?

The public health system in Costa Rica, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS),...

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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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Beware Of ‘Quick News’; Check The Facts

WHERE I STAND. We are consuming media and news in a manner that lacks a proper sense of responsibility. We need, should be well...

MMMMMMMMMMM….Another Burger Joint!

For your own good health, I hope the server of your food and/or drink added washing the dishes, drying the glasses, washing is/her hands...

So what is so special about the iPad Mini?

With almost no fanfare, save for a full page ad on Tuesday, the iPad Mini has been selling out like fresh bread. Both the...

Waiting for…

Photo from a post on Unknowrover.com dated February 19, 2017.

What Some Are Paying In Marchamo

QCOSTARICA vis Ticobull.com - Today, Monday, the 2016 annual circulation permit, known as the "marchamo", the Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS) - National Insurance...