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Wednesday 18 October 2017

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?

An aerial view of the La Sabana lakeTICO BULL by Rico – Any who has spent any time...

The Alternative Fact” Of The ‘Platina’

This is what the bridge will look like, if it ever gets finished.TICO BULL by Rico – It’s...

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

Best place to retire: Florida, Costa Rica or Mars? I’ve never been to Mars, so Mars it is. (RICO’S...

Our Economy: Myth and Reality

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

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

The fine for using a cellular phone while behind the wheel is ¢103.000 colones. Photo Rafael Pacheco, La...

In Costa Rica, It Is OK To Drive And Kill

What the F is going? Are the criminal court judges of this country so out of touch with...

Ecology

Q BLOGS / I have read at least twenty digital news sources not to mention our local info...

How The Trump Era Will Affect Life in Costa Rica

QBLOGS / Donald Trump has and continues to make bold statements regarding “Making America First”, with the primary...

One Step Closer to New World Order

QBLOGS, by Rafael Stumbo Tarasco, guest columnist -  You may not know this, but Costa Rica is a...

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...

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Trump Blames Cuba for Sonic Attack on US Diplomats

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Blade Runner 2049: No Hope In This Dystopia

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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...

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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...

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