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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 authored by Samuel Beckett....

Selective Transparency

(qCOSTA RICA BLOGS) As my wife of many years would complain, “Juancito, you have selective Alzheimer’s.” True and...

[BLOG] THE COSTA RICA LANDLORD GAME

Recent articles both in Costa Rica and from other countries have pretty much run into the ground both...

[BLOG] Some Ideas to Effect Change

Many, perhaps most, expats and locals agree that Costa Rica must effect change in direction in order to...

THE WORDS WE ALL LIKE TO HEAR

“No new taxes!”(For at least the next two years). President-elect, Luis Guillermo Solis has recently made some pretty...

[BLOG] The Out-of Country Ticos Did Not Vote – Hell No!

Why the out-of-country Tico did not vote, according to the TSE, is because of the Super Bowl. What...

OP-ED: What or Who Should You Believe?

When it comes to politics, our true national sport, it comes down to a liars club or to...

[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” nation, the usual democracy...

[OP-ED] Are We A Poacher’s Paradise?

Two recent events, both condoned of neglect by the government of Costa Rica and both simply confirm our...

[blog] Let The Dust Settle

COSTA RICA BLOG - President Luis Guillermo Solís’ (LGS) infamous 100 Day discourse which some time ago was...

[OP-ED] MORE MONEY: POR FAVOR!

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

[OP-ED] The Johnny Araya That I Know

As is often the case in Costa Rica nothing is simple nor is it totally comprehensible. Presidential candidate, Johnny...

A Techie World

Q BLOGS - Global sovereign economies are each deeply concerned about employment, non so as in the U.S....

[BLOG] WE ARE NEVER SHORT OF INSTITUTIONAL BOONDOGGLES

What truly holds Costa Rica back and makes life so expensive is our social model of “inefficiency”. “Inefficiency,” is...

[OP-ED] Let’s Gamble, Okay?

The Central Bank (BCCR) took steps Wednesday night to devalue the U.S. dollar. And, it worked. “Yes,” the...

[OP-ED] “Profiles in Courage”

A quick overview of the book is a 1957 work by John F. Kennedy (Although some say Sorenson.)...

[BLOG] This Is The Reality of Tourism

First, let’s get something clear. My job is to be the “devil’s advocate” and secondly to publish contrarian...

[OP-ED] Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells- Jingle all the Way To The Bank!

COSTA RICA BOG - If there is one thing Costa Rica adopted from the United States it is...

ANIMALS ARE PUT ON EARTH TO BREAK OUR HEARTS!

We, my wife and myself, are consummate lovers of animals and they tend to love us back, without...

[OP-ED] The Dollar Has Certainly Appreciated – But So Has The Cost of Living!

Many of those who live and earn in dollars are finally realizing a well deserved increase in that...

[OP-ED] Investopedia

DEFINITION OF 'BA1/BB+'. This is generally one of the lowest investment grade ratings that an agency assigns to...

[OP-ED] Why so Quiet?

COSTA RICA OP-ED -- While indeed volatile, the price of oil has plummeted about 23% since June of...

We Need More Alegría – Happiness

COSTA RICA BLOG - In so many ways we are a country of sadness hoping for the better....

WHY?

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

[OP-ED] Taking Care of Your Backyard?

In America, there was once a television program called, “This is the Week that Was” and the...

[OP-ED] DO THOSE WITH THE MOST COURAGE HAVE RIGHT of WAY?

While it appears like that on the surface, the eleven tragic deaths so far this year on the...

OP-ED: Numbers To Remember

QCOSTARICA - While it is used to be La Nación, Diario Extra, who etc. never really published “numbers”...

[BLOG] THE DAY AFTER THE DAY

The horns are not blaring, the flags are drooping a little, yet some; some of the faithful still...

Will CR English News Media Please Print Costa Rica News!!

I am independent and since that is the case I have the right to critically jump on anyone...

Our Economy: Myth and Reality

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

[BLOG] NEVER A DEVELOPED NATION

The more I read and see, it is impossible for Costa Rica to join the developed nation world...

TODAY WE VOTE….WHY?

Perhaps another opportunity to express our feelings, our beliefs, our support? But in truth, there is only one...