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?

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A National Holiday Should Be Declared

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Why It Took So Long To Finish?

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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....

A Techie World

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Is Scotiabank de Costa Rica S.A. on the verge of collapse?

Q OPINION (Letter to the editor by Peter White) On December 30 2016 Costa Rica Star reported that...

Otton Solis: The Man Who Would Be President, Thrice Removed

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Promoter Scams In Costa Rica

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WHY?

Q BLOGS - Once again President Luis Guillermo Solis is on a mission, or a jaunt to raise...

My Half Minute With “El Presidente”

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Dairy Queen Free Cone Day in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - Head on over to Dairy Queen for a free cone today. Each year, Dairy...

Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser: A Car You Should Drive Before You Die

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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 The F**k Happened To The Sabana Lake?

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The Alternative Fact” Of The ‘Platina’

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Best Place To Retire: Florida, Costa Rica or Mars?

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Our Economy: Myth and Reality

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Bus Drivers Take Advantage of Impunity To Talk On Cell Phone While Driving

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In Costa Rica, It Is OK To Drive And Kill

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Ecology

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How The Trump Era Will Affect Life in Costa Rica

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One Step Closer to New World Order

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The Big Inauguration

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What is Costa Rica?

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Civility … And Then There’s Costa Rica

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

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What Me Worry?

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Why Costa Rica?

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You Know It’s Christmas In Costa Rica…

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A SHAME!

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The Potholes Are Back And With A Vengeance

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On Thursday, December 14, the first clothing store that will accept bitcoins opened in Costa Rica. Felipe Kirsch, representative of the Brazilian UV.Line franchise in...

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The failure of the Central Government's latest effort sell bonds on the local financial market leads analysts to believe stock market activity in the...

The psychology of Christmas shopping

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Central America Builds Interconnected Clean Energy Corridor

(IPS) Countries in Central America are working to strengthen their regional electricity infrastructure to boost their exchange of electricity generated from renewable sources, which...

Festival of Lights Saturday, Dec. 16 At 6:00 pm

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