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Sunday 20 August 2017

The Big Inauguration

QBLOGS / D-day is almost upon us and like most Latins I have a lump in my throat...

What is Costa Rica?

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

Civility … And Then There’s Costa Rica

QBLOGS - I read the news or watch it every day for hours on end. One, to write...

Ruta Madre: In Costa Rica We Drive On The Left, Pass On The Right

Drive on the left, pass on the right is the way we drive in Costa RicaTICO BULL by...

What Me Worry?

QBLOGS - I cannot wait to get this thing on. That is President-elect Donald F. Trump’s inauguration and...

Why Costa Rica?

QBLOGS - For many years we were the kids on the block bullied by the thugs to the...

You Know It’s Christmas In Costa Rica…

Last night, Saturday, was the Festival de la Luz in San Jose, a magical time.TICO BULL by Rico...

A SHAME!

QBLOGS - They are potholes or in Costa Rica, we call them “huecos” and they are a national...

The Potholes Are Back And With A Vengeance

TICO BULL by Rico – There was a time, not long ago, Costa Rica was the ‘pothole’ capital...

Bus Operators Propose “Odd” and “Even” Day To Vehicular Restrictions of San Jose

TICO BULL by Rico – Here’s a half-brained idea to solve the worsening problems of traffic congestion in...

An Anthology of Social, Political and Legal Considerations For Costa Rica

QBLOGS - If you click on the “blogs” button on the Q Costa Rica Home Page and then...

Why Can’t The Traffic Police Stop The Nightly Street Racing?

During the emergency, Monday night around 11:00pm, on the ruta 27, in Rio Oro de Santa AnaTICO BULL...

Here’s An Idea, Use Dogs To Detect Leaky Water and Sewer Pipes

For environmental dogs, sniffing out doody is their duty. Photo from AP report.TICO BULL by Rico – The...

The GLOBAL Movement Towards Nationalism

QBLOG - There is no doubt in my mind, that given the dependence on international trade and the...

ICE Couldn’t Keep The Lid On Its Can of Beans

TICO BULL by Rico – I can remember, as little as a few years ago during Costa Rica’s...

Beachfront Property Ownership in Costa Rica

QBLOGS - In 1977, Costa Rica passed the Maritime Zone Law, which established property ownership rights for beachfront...

Fidel: Hollywood’s Favorite Tyrant

Fidel Castro smokes a cigar in his office, December 1979, in Havana, Cuba. He was being interviewed by...

Choosing Your Perfect Costa Rica Beach Vacation

(QBLOGS) I’ve lived in Costa Rica for over eighteen years and practiced law for fourteen of them. In...

Women’s Group Warns Hurricane Otto Will Increase Violence Against Women

Women’s Group Warns Hurricane Otto Will Increase Violence Against WomenTICO BULL by Rico – What is totally bull...

Is This The Calm Before The Storm?

UPDATE 9:25am Thursday: Here in Piedades all still calm. It's been raining on an off, a very light...

Shaming The Bosses? Probably Not. Just In A Day’s Work.

From Telenoticias. Click here for the video.TICO BULL by Rico – This has certainly to be shameful for...

Tico Legislators Have A Great Time In Nicaragua “Shopping and Drinking”

Photo from La Prensa in Nicaragua of Tico legislators, supposedly on a working trip to Managua, were seen...

Perspective

QBLOGS - First, here in Costa Rica we cannot avoid commenting as well as analyzing the recent elections...

The U.S. Election

(QBLOGS) Like or not, it is going to take a long, long time to analyze why Donald Trump...

Regulator Freezes Drops In Gasoline Prices

(TICO BULL by Rico) Just when I thought I had seen it all, here’s a new one: we...

10 Pro Tips To Help Donald Trump Become A Great ‘Third-World’ Dictator

(TICO BULL by Rico) I wanted to share this great article by Tim Rogers, former editor of The...

Retail Marketing and Consumer Protection Law in Costa Rica

(QBLOG) As I mentioned in my previous blog regarding supermarket merchandising practices at major supermarket chains in Costa...

If Only One Nicaraguan Showed Up To Vote, Who Would Win? Rosario

TICO BULL by Rico – While global attention is on the elections in the United States, a very...

Not Much Longer – Thank You God!

(QBLOG)  Who and the hell is this Joe Garcia and what terrible, terrible things has he done? We receive...

San Jose Already Has A Charge To Enter Its Vehicular Restriction

(TICO BULL by Rico) The ministry of Non Transport and Public Works (NO-MOPT) is considering charging a “toll”...

The Latin Family Myth

(QBLOG) Most Expats from the North agree that closeness and support of Latino family members is indeed admirable....

This Is The Car With The Most Expensive 2017 Marchamo

(TICO BULL by Rico) Owning a late model or new car in Costa Rica just doesn’t pay. Sure,...

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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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