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A True Story……

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

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...

The USD…

Once again it is time to consider the US dollar as the one currency of Costa Rica. This...

Ad Honorarium, Say What?

Q OPINION - “An honorarium is an ex gratia payment (i.e., a payment made without the giver recognizing...

[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...

Our Economy: Myth and Reality

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

[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...

A Techie World

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

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...

A Little More Applause, Please

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

[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 is Costa Rica?

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

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,...

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...

[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...

[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...

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...

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...

[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...

SALARIES?

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

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] Instant Guilt, Innocence or Fame

Unlike more of the developed nations, the newspapers, newsprint almost instantly make a person or group guilty of...

[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] A Reality!

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

[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,...

[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...

Three More Months to Go!

Lady Laura will be here to vote on Sunday, February 2, 2014 and just having her in the...

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...

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

Sure, if you want a woman or man just click on Backstage or even Craigslist. “Youporn” is the...

Taking a Look at News Headlines

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

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Money Laundering Risk Levels in Latin American Countries, Ranked

Insightcrime.org - An annual report by one of the world's leading institutions working against financial crimes ranks countries around the world in terms of...

Maduro strips Venezuela’s parliament of power

Venezuela’s political crisis has deepened after a new pro-government “superbody” stripped the opposition-held parliament of its legislative powers and the fugitive attorney general accused...

Canadian Couple Building Schools in Nicaragua

Sarah Kerr and Tom Affleck have a special affinity for Nicaragua. For the last 11 years, they’ve regularly visited the impoverished country to build...

David Strecker, aka Cuba Dave Acquitted

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Found guilty of promoting sex tourism in Costa Rica, David Strecker, aka Cuba Dave, is today a free man. Strecker,...

Private Sector Supports Uber And Demands New Legislation

Costa Rica's private sector is urging the government of Luis Guillermo Solis to modernize and enact new legislation to allow the new techonological platforms...

For The Gavilanes, The Lines Outside The La Uruca Cosevi Offices Is a “Gold Mine”

We've all seen them, the long lines at the immigration office, the registry office (both, the property and civil), at the Caja, the driver's...

9-1-1 Makes Call For People To Use It For Emergencies And Not To Report Uber Drivers

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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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