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...

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...

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...

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

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

Why Is The Caja Always Broke?

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

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...

Promoter Scams In Costa Rica

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

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...

Costa Rica Supermarket Merchandising Practices

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

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...

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 Society: Trickle-Down Corruption

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

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...

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] A Possible Solution For The Guanacaste Water Shortage?

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

[BLOG] Expats Working in Costa rica

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

Beachfront Property Ownership in Costa Rica

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

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

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

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...

The GLOBAL Movement Towards Nationalism

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

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...

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...

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, Naturalized as a Costa...

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...

Corporation Tax Law Void AB Initio

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

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 of President Solis. In...

PROBLEM SOLVING COSTA RICA STYLE- REACTIVE NOT PROACTIVE

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

[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] 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] 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 word “Democratic” in their...

[BLOG] Electric Power Generation in Costa Rica

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

BLOG: Multiplaza Paid Parking

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

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Costa Rica’s long-running San Ramon road project is costing more than originally expected while taking longer to build than planned. The work on the 29.7...

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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...

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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...

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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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