The Absense of Tort (Damages for Negligence) Law In Costa Rica’s Civil Law System

Although there exists the legal concept of Moral Damages (Daños Morales) in Costa Rica's...

The Second Round of the Presidential Election

Neither of the two Presidential Candidates, Fabricio Alvarado of the National Restoration Party (PRN),...

How The Trump Era Will Affect Life in Costa Rica

QBLOGS / Donald Trump has and continues to make bold statements regarding “Making America...

English Common Law Versus Roman (Napoleonic) Civil Law; What Are The Differences?

(QCOSTARICA BLOG) Most readers will understand that Costa Rica has a Roman (Napoleonic) Civil...

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...

[BLOG] THE CALDERA HIGHWAY – ROUTE #27- MANAGEMENT CUDOS AND CRITICISMS

QCOSTARICA - The Caldera Highway, as it is known to most of us living...

Squatter’s Rights – What Are The Implications in Costa Rica?

QCOSTARICA - Squatter’s Rights, or Prescriptive Rights, as they are formally referred to as...

Costa Rica Supermarket Merchandising Practices

(QBLOGS) I don’t think anyone would disagree, that the two top supermarket chains in...

Costa Rica Society: Trickle-Down Corruption

QCOSTARICA BLOGS - We all bandy about the term “corruption”, when it comes time...

Why Is The Caja Always Broke?

(qCOSTARICA BLOGS) The CAJA, or Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social, as it is more...

Promoter Scams In Costa Rica

Q BLOGS - Once again, Costa Ricans have been scammed by an unscrupulous promoter/travel...

The Looming Social and Economic Decline of Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA BLOGS) On October 13, 2014, I wrote and submitted a blog to this...

The Current Economic Crisis iN Costa Rica; How Did It Arise?

QCOSTARICA BLOG - Possibly it is my overly active analytical legal mind, coupled with...

[BLOG] A Possible Solution For The Guanacaste Water Shortage?

QCOSTARICA BLOGS - Last Tuesday, May 10th, the President signed a Presidential Decree prohibiting...

Estate Planning Tips For Foreigners Living in Costa Rica

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

Retail Marketing and Consumer Protection Law in Costa Rica

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

The Costa Rica Real Estate Market Explained

(QBLOGS) I have over twenty-eight years of combined experience as primarily a Real Estate...

Beachfront Property Ownership in Costa Rica

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

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...

BLOG: Checking-Out Your Costa Rica Attorney

As an expat considering Costa Rica for more than just a brief vacation, one...

PROBLEM SOLVING COSTA RICA STYLE- REACTIVE NOT PROACTIVE

Before becoming an attorney in Canada at age thirty, I had obtained a Private...

[BLOG] A Proclamation Of Emancipation For Costa Rica’s Less Empowered Social Members

QBLOG - Many, if not most counties in the world, like to involve the...

BLOG: Expats Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica

Purchasing real estate in Costa Rica can present many pitfalls to the would-be expat...

The GLOBAL Movement Towards Nationalism

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

[BLOG] Thank You Mr. Trump; Now Will You Please Go HOme!

QCOSTARICA BLOG - Yes, I know that I’m a Canadian, about to comment on...

[BLOG] Expats Working in Costa rica

As with most countries, Costa Rica has a number of protectionist oriented laws to...

What Are The Expat Compromises Required To “Make-It” in Costa Rica?

(QCOSTARICA BLOG)  I have lived and worked in Costa Rica for seventeen years. I...

Does The Costa Rica Government Have “The Right Stuff”?

QCOSTARICA - Of course, I’m referring to the Government having the necessary intestinal fortitude...

Corruption And Promotion of Chaos in Government by Costa Rica’s Ruling Class

COSTA RICA BLOG - I read with interest the 100 days in office report...

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF COSTA RICA, GUILLERMO SOLIS

Dear Mr. President, Mr. President, please allow me to introduce myself. I am a Canadian,...

Choosing Your Perfect Costa Rica Beach Vacation

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

Jealousy As A Motivation For Obstructionism

COSTARICA BLOGS - Many of you foreigners living in Costa Rica and reading this...

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Costa Rican Trade-investment Office Opens in Seoul

Following the signing of a free trade agreement between South Korea and Central American nations Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama in...

Is It Over? Daniel Ortega Announced The Revocation Of INSS Reforms

Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega announced this Sunday afternoon that the INSS board of directors revoked the reforms approved on April 16, which increased worker...

A Tale of Two Countries

Aaron Aalborg is a retired international banker, economist and business advisor now living in Grecia. He wrote this on return from a birding trip...

Nicaragua Reporter Killed During Facebook Live Report

Angel Gahona was reporting on damage at a bank in the Caribbean coast town of Bluefields when a bullet hit him during his Facebook...

Zoilamérica Ortega Murillo Speaks Out Of Her Stepfather: ‘Daniel Ortega Invents Conspiracy’

"The president comes out to invent that there is a conspiracy because he does not have the lucidity nor the audacity to admit that...

Foreign Ministry Recommends Costa Ricans Avoid Travel to Nicaragua As Long As Violence Continues

The Costa Rica Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that Costa Ricans avoid traveling to Nicaragua, while in that country the clashes continue between police,...

Transnica and Ticabus Suspend Bus Service To And From Nicaragua

The bus companis Ticabus and Transnica announced Saturday their suspension of travel between Manag and San Jose due to clashes between citizens and police...

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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...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

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...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

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...

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Costa Rica Growing Less Coffee

  In the last thirty years the total amount of land dedicated to the cultivation of coffee beans nationwide dropped by 6.4%, going from 89,881...

La Sele Gets New Uniform for World Cup 2014

They may not get past the first round in Brazil, but the they will look great in their new uniforms. On Monday, Celso Borges, Bryan...

Air Canada Inaugurates Twice-Weekly, Non-Stop Service Between Montreal and San Jose

Q COSTA RICA TRAVEL - Canada's airline, Air Canada, on Thursday inaugurated its new twice-weekly flights between Montreal and San Jose. The service non-stop flight...

OBAMA VISIT: Pejibayes On Dinner Menu

In English it is called Peach Palm Fruit, in Costa Rica it is Pejibaye, and it will be a special guest in the dinner...