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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...

The USD…

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

Mac Jobs: The “Go No Place Jobs”

Newspapers, Internet new reports...each indicate a dire need for employers to hire residents of Costa Rica. From English...

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...

[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] 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...

Our Economy: Myth and Reality

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

What is Costa Rica?

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

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...

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...

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] 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] Costa Rica Pura Vida Seduction!

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

[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...

[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...

[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] A Reality!

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

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] 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: Not A Blog, An Opinion

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

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...

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....

“Yes and “No”

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

[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...

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Trump Blames Cuba for Sonic Attack on US Diplomats

“Yes, I believe that Cuba is responsible. Yes, I believe it,” the president said during a press conference in the White House this week....

Fired Venezuela Prosecutor Leaks Video Implicating Maduro in Taking $35M Bribe

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Deadline Expires for Striking Avianca Pilots in Colombia

This Monday was the deadline for striking Avianca pilots, who are still in the process of being reinstated, to return to their jobs. Avianca, Colombia’s...

Blade Runner 2049: No Hope In This Dystopia

Editor’s note: This article contains spoilers. I went to see Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve, with great anticipation. The original was so unique...

How the coffee industry is about to get roasted by climate change

Fall is always a good time to create new habits, and coffee chains know it. These days, they are desperately trying to find any...

Dental Tourism Industry Exploits Workers in Mexico

The town of Los Algodones in Mexico is nicknamed “Molar City”. It has a population of just 6,000 people and, shockingly, it has more...

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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...

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...

Red Alert Declared For Pacific, Central Valley and Northern Zone

The National Emergencies Commission ( Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE) declared a red alert for the entire Pacific coast, Central Valley and northern...

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...

Nothing Escaped Nate!

Nothing escaped Nate! Floods, rivers overflowing their banks, houses destroyed, families uprooted, schools closed, roads and bridges damaged or destroyed and farms and plantations...

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