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Wednesday 28 June 2017

Costa Rica Social Control Through Promotion of Professional Sports and Personal Debt

QBLOGS - I’m not a promoter of conspiracy theories, but I believe the evidence to be overwhelming, that...

A Worrisome World!

QBLOGS - While we stop traffic in protest over one thing or another, spend lots of money that...

Shopping at Pricesmart in Costa Rica

TICO BULL by Rico – Often I get asked why I shop at Pricesmart. The answer is simple...

What The Reasoning Behind The Wealthy Choosing To Live In A Hotel?

Gran Hotel Costa Rica – San JoseTICO BULL by Rico – Being an avid reader of Quora, there...

What’s With All The Drumming?

TICO BULL by Rico – If you are visiting or new to living in Costa Rica, you may...

Panama IS NOT Part of Central America. Or Is It?

Independence Day in Costa Rica . Photo from costaricalearn.comTICO BULL by Rico – Every so often the debate...

The eFax Trap!

TICO BULL by Rico – Who sends a fax anymore? I can’t remember the reason why but some...

TRAFFIC!

QBLOGS - Everywhere, every corner and every barrio there are thousands, but thousands of cars trying to make...

Don’t Get Ripped Off, Watch That Exchange Rate

(updated) TICO BULL by Rico – The local currency, the Colon, can be confusing to visitors, for many...

Does Public Healthcare (Caja) Deserve to Survive?

(QBLOGS) The Caja (Caja Costaricense del Seguro Social - CCSS) has tried and tried to provide quasi-public healthcare...

Will The Real Donald Trump Please Stand-Up?

QBLOGS - I’m a Canadian/ Costa Rican (naturalized) and I won’t be voting in the U.S. Election in...

Estate Planning Tips For Foreigners Living in Costa Rica

(QBLOGS) Most foreigners arriving to live and acquire assets in Costa Rica will already have a valid Will...

The Costa Rica Real Estate Market Explained

(QBLOGS) I have over twenty-eight years of combined experience as primarily a Real Estate Attorney, in both Canada...

The Great Taxi War – 2016

QBLOGS – The “reds” against the “orange”, the “pirates” against the deadly free lancers, yet authorized “porteadores” and...

No Free Passes On The Ruta 27

  The Ruta 27 tolls at Escazu TICO BULL – How many times has this happened to you, with no...

It’s Never Happened Before

  (TICO BULL) The hooligans, also known as official taxi drivers or ‘taxistas’ in Spanish were out in full...

Condo Living in Costa Rica – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

(QBLOGS) Let me start by saying for the last twelve of the eighteen years that I have lived...

August 2 Is A “No Paid” Holiday In Costa Rica.

(Rico's TICO BULL) Tuesday, August 2, is a holiday in Costa Rica, a day established in law for...

The Most Dangerous Roads In Costa Rica

(TICO BULL) A Youtube video by The Talko  listing the 10 most dangerous roads in the world inspired...

How to Filter Google Search Results By Date, Relevance

Has this ever happened to you? You are searching Google, let's say you're looking for Pinterest tips, but...

What Are The Consideraions For Costa Rica Being Your Best Latin American Offshore Retirement Destination?

I’ve lived in Costa Rica for the past eighteen years, I’m naturalized as a Costa Rican Citizen (I...

Sundays And Statutory Holidays – Days “To Get Things Done” Tico Style

After eighteen “fun-filled” years of living in Costa Rica, I’ve had an opportunity to witness many differing social...

Ice Cream So Close You Can Taste It

From TICO BULL - Uber customers can have an ice cream delivered to them on Friday. In 400...

Who Goes To Carl’s

TICO BULL – Waiting an appointment around Cariari, around lunch time and time to kill, decided to have...

Why Are There No Uber Women Drivers In Costa Rica?

  from TICO BULL - Everybody by now knows what Uber is. But can you quickly make a mental...

It’s Vacation Time (In Costa Rica)

It’s vacation time in Costa Rica. Archive photo. Empty streets, no line at the banks and supermarkets a breeze...

Dumb & Dumber Part 7

  Award # 1 That just has to go to INCOFER, our manager of trains which sometimes work and sometimes...

Hacienda (Taxman) Ups Again “Tax Value” On Vehicles

  In an attempt of a cash grab, the Ministerio de Hacienda (Tax Department) seems to be up to...

My Cuba Visit is Over, The Q Is Back!

I am back from my visit to Cuba and will be updating QCostarica.com in full starting today. Cuba is...

The Independent Republics Of RECOPE, ICE and UCR

BLOGS - The Republic of Costa Rica, such as it is (I’ve said that it is really an...

Why There is No Q This Week. Well Kind Of.

Dear readers of the Q, I am currently in Cuba, where Internet connection is limited. Wi-Fi (weefee as...

Dumb and Dumber Awards Part 6

QBLOGS - Sorry! But last week’s tragedies and morose news starting with the Death of Muhammad Ali and...

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Clashes Between Uber and Taxis Continue, The Latest At The San Jose Airport

Q COSTA RICA - The clashes between formal taxi and Uber drivers continues in Costa Rica, with the latest on Tuesday night, this time...

FIA Preparations Worsen Downtown San Jose Traffic Congestion

Q COSTA RICA - If you are thinking of heading into downtown San Jose today, or for the rest of the week for that...

Belen Residents Complain Of Bad Odors Of Collapsed Landfill On San Jose Side Of The Virilla River

Q COSTA RICA - Environment and Health (Ambiente y Salud) authorities are investigating a "very serious problem" occurring over the weekend in a slope...

Colombian guerrillas disarm, starting their risky return to civilian life

This article, originally published on April 5 2017 with the headline “For Colombian rebels, a risky shift from armed revolt to party politics”, has...

Exiled Daughter of Slain Honduran Activist Exposes Coup Legacy

(Q24N) By the time she saw her mother lying dead on the ground, Margarita Montserrat Salinas Murillo knew she had to take action. She was...

Stolen Police Helicopter Attacks Venezuela Top Court, Interior Ministry

TODAY VENEZUELA – A helicopter from the Venezuela’s Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations agency was stolen Tuesday evening, circled around the Supreme Court building,...

Boat Sinks in Colombia After Capsizing, At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Missing

Rescue officials gather to take part in a search for survivors after the tourist boat Almirante sank in the Reservoir of Penol in Guatape...

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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...

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...

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...

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QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa Ricans pick one product over another?...

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