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Monday 26 June 2017

Why Is The Caja Always Broke?

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

Promoter Scams In Costa Rica

Q BLOGS - Once again, Costa Ricans have been scammed by an unscrupulous promoter/travel agent, leaving 150 Costa...

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 Civil Law System, which...

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...

[BLOG] Expats Working in Costa rica

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

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 Law System, as its...

The Looming Social and Economic Decline of Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA BLOGS) On October 13, 2014, I wrote and submitted a blog to this site entitled, “The Costa...

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 can say without a...

[BLOG] MIS— USE OF CELL PHONES BY COSTA RICAN PROFESSIONALS

I have lived in Costa Rica for almost seventeen years and practiced law as a Costa Rica Lawyer...

BLOG: Expats Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica

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

[BLOG] North American Traditions Adopted by Costa Ricans

One of the unfortunate things I have found about Costa Rican Society is the need by the educated...

[BLOG] Preventive Maintenance and Planning in Costa Rica

Preventative maintenance and planning are terms which do not translate into the Spanish language and the social customs...

BLOG: Personal Security Considerations For Expats

As Canadians and Americans, personal security issues tend to be minimal in nature in most areas of Canada...

BLOG: Multiplaza Paid Parking

I’m going to “switch gears” and write about what I consider to be a moral, rather than a...

Corporation Tax Law Void AB Initio

I have said for some time now, that the actions of the Sala IV, the Constitutional, or...

SURPRISE! I’M THE PRESIDENT!

Nobody is more surprised that Luis Guillermo Solis is the President-Elect, than Luis Guillermo Solis himself. He admits...

[BLOG] The Presidential Elections From A Naturalized Costa Rican’s Point of View

As my biography states, I am a Canadian Citizen, Naturalized as a Costa Rican Citizen. Accordingly, I am...

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...

[BLOG] FIRST WORLD, THIRD WORLD, AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES – WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE?

The answer to the question of what makes the difference in categorizing these different levels of country development...

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

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

[BLOG] POLITICAL CORRECTNESS TRUMPS THE TRUTH

COSTA RICA BLOG - I grew-up in Canada in the 1950’s and 60’s, when life was simple and...

BLOG: Checking-Out Your Costa Rica Attorney

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

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS; STIFLING CRITICAL THOUGHT

I am not a sports fanatic. Not only am I not a sports fanatic, I possess an apathy...

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...

Costa Rica Supermarket Merchandising Practices

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

Will Intel Be The First of Many?

It’s clear, Costa Ricans want change in their Government and rightly so! Between the PLN’s Chinchilla Administration, 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...

[BLOG] Electric Power Generation in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - I come from British Columbia, where it is a given, that generation of electric power by...

What Does China Really Want With Costa Rica?

QCOSTARICA BLOG  - The relationship between Costa Rica and China is somewhat like comparing an elephant with a...

[BLOG] The Presidental Elections: The Second Round

In Costa Rica, Presidential Elections are much more about personal power, than who is best to govern the...

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...

[BLOG] The Unions Smell Blood!

With the distinct possibility of Luis Guillermo Solis of the PAC (Citizen Action Party) forming the next Government...

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“We Cannot Let Down Our Guard,” Experts Say On Simultaneous Activity Of Three Volcanos

It's been a while, in fact since 1987 that Costa Rica did not register the simultaneous activity of three volcanos and experts warn that...

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