[OP-ED] How to Drive Away Business Without Really Trying

QCOSTARICA - When the government officials, all economists and institutional directors say that Costa Rica is expensive; it...

OP-ED: Numbers To Remember

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

[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...

[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: The List = Get Published And Maybe Even Paid!

If you ever want to crack into the Internet publishing game, make a list. The top ten, the...

We Love Meetings, but are Disgusted With the Demand of Implementation.

QCOSTARICA BLOG - Costa Rica, let’s be honest, we are not paradise except in our own self imposed...

[OP-ED] We All Want Something Free or at Least Almost Free

The country leaders trekking off to China with their hands out reminds me a little of the famous...

[OP-ED] Getting Ready For the Competition

QCOSTARICA OP-ED- Pristine white beaches, torques waters, all-inclusive destination hotels, plenty of fresh drinking water, lots of sun….Cuba. For...

[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] 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] 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...

[BLOG] OMG – Black Friday Tico Style

Of all the things to adopt from the North, Black Friday would be last on my list. But...

[OP-ED] “Fear” Might Be A Better Word

QCOSTA RICA OP-ED, By Juan Sebastian Campos -- Happy adjective ˈha-pē: feeling pleasure and enjoyment because of your...

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] It’s Home Grown!

COSTA RICA -- I have a rule not to stray from Costa Rica in my opinion pieces, however,...

[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...

[OP-ED] Why so Quiet?

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

[OP-ED] A Reality!

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

[OP-ED] Investopedia

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

[OP-ED] MORE MONEY: POR FAVOR!

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

Finding a Place Called Home

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

[blog] Let The Dust Settle

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

ENOUGH ALREADY!

COSTA RICA BLOG - It is just amazing the amount of sad, tragic even disgusting news that has...

We Need More Alegría – Happiness

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

[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...

And, Robin Williams

The internet has been awash with tributes, kudos and the achievements of Robin Williams. He has been compared...

[BLOG] “Mr. President, please stand up and tell us who you are!”

COSTA RICA BLOG - Most of us voted for a welcomed change in government based on a few...

[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] Taking Care of Your Backyard?

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

[OP-ED] SO THIS IS PROGRESS?

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

[BLOG] THE DAY AFTER THE DAY

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

[BLOG] THANK YOU SELE!

It was a wonderful ride with the Cinderella team and all those people who cheered, cried and vented...

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