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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....

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...

Who Runs This Country Called Costa Rica?

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

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

It seems like every time there is some sort of news regarding tourism there are two or three...

Let’s Think Hard About Two Things…..

One, kill our, obliterate our system of universal health that is the Caja, simply because it is costly,...

IS IT ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES?

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

[OP-ED] Keep Your Chin Up Costa Rica!

Here we are, arguably the Happiest Country on the Planet, and since the 1st. of the year it...

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 call it with Tico...

SALARIES?

During last week I spoke with ten teachers. (Has anyone else?) And I also have read perhaps fifty...

A Little More Applause, Please

(QCOSTARICA BLOGS) - Not enough is being said about Costa Rica’s Special Olympic Team and the results of...

A Techie World

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

[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...

The U.S. Used Costa Rica. So What?

So the U.S. used Costa Rica, and I suspect paid that country, it people, to launch a social...

[OP-ED] A New Tico Day Has Cometh

QCOSTARICA - +It was not too many years ago that the number one criticism of Costa Rica journalism...

[OP-ED] SO THIS IS PROGRESS?

COSTA RICA BLOG - I like very much to read the comment sections of the online news publications....

OP-ED: Not A Blog, An Opinion

Expats do not seem to much care, few have any idea who are the candidates, their political positions...

Taking a Look at News Headlines

QCOSTARICA BLOG - “Yes,” la Nacion is important if not critical to us locals as is digital news...

[BLOG] THE COSTA RICA LANDLORD GAME

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

“Yes and “No”

(QCOSTARICA BLOG) Both Expats and Locals (Ticos) passionately argue or debate about everything possible. As I have said...

[OP-ED] A Reality!

COSTA RICA (OP-ED) -- It is early Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 morning and I am still, after 73...

[BLOG] IT DOESN’T SEEM TO WORK!

As an unabashed liberal in the Costa Rica sense of the word, far too many articles and news...

[OP-ED] A Few Things That Rattle My Cage!

COSTA RICA BLOG - Like everyone else, there are a few things that drive me bonkers and I...

[OP-ED] Where Oh Where Has All the Business Gone?

We could not wait to vote for “change” and that’s what we have. This Administration is different, perhaps...

Our Economy: Myth and Reality

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

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...

[OP-ED] IN COSTA RICA, WHAT GOES UP IS HARD TO BRING DOWN

While the real world shows that since June of this year, crude oil has dropped some 30% in...

Finding a Place Called Home

COSTA RICA BLOG -- Every expat who migrated to Costa Rica has looked and looked again to find...

[BLOG] SHOULD COSTA RICA ADOPT TWO TERM PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS?

Instead of our constitutional single term in office rule, perhaps it would be better for Costa Rica to...

[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), has a very important...

[OP-ED] SOON THE TOURIST SEASON WILL BE OVER, AND….

If you believe in the numbers, I’ve got a nice bridge I can sell you. A Bailey Bridge,...

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“We Cannot Let Down Our Guard,” Experts Say On Simultaneous Activity Of Three Volcanos

It's been a while, in fact since 1987 that Costa Rica did not register the simultaneous activity of three volcanos and experts warn that...

Reasons A Trip To Costa Rica Could Actually Change Your Life

Q TRAVEL This list  by Annie Daly was published on Buzzfeed in January last year, but still applies today. In Annie's words, "As a...

Construction of Restaurant On Disputed Land Halted in Tamarindo

(Tamarindo News) On May 22, the construction of a restaurant on a piece of land many believe to be the site of a Municipality-sanctioned...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

Eight Arrested in Colombia Shopping Mall Bombing

Official press conference announcing the Saturday’s arrest of the alleged bombers of the Centro Andino mall in Bogota The City Paper Bogota reports four men...

Clash Between Formal Taxi Drivers and Uber Drivers Results In Arrest Of 10

Being an Uber driver in Costa Rica cannot be easy given the resentment by formal taxi drivers that has often led to violence. Such as...

Puppet of History: Panama’s Manuel Noriega

The late General Manuel Antonio Noriega has done more to demonstrate the bipolar nature of US foreign policy in the Americas than any single,...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa Ricans pick one product over another?...

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...

Nude Hotels & Beaches in Costa Rica

Doing what we all think about – going nude in a public, is not so easy in a conservative culture like Costa Rica. What...

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