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Wednesday 24 May 2017

Promoter Scams In Costa Rica

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

[BLOG] Expats Working in Costa rica

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

[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...

Why Is The Caja Always Broke?

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

[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...

[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...

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] The Presidental Elections: The Second Round

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

[BLOG] The Second Round Presidential Election – Reigning-in Ottón

It appears almost certain that Guillermo Solis, the PAC Presidential Candidate will be the next President of Costa...

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...

The FIFA Scandal: A Lesson in Socialization and Culture

(QCOSTARICA BLOG) The recent “take-down” of some very high profile FIFA Directors by the U.S. Authorities in Switzerland,...

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 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 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...

[BLOG] Infrastructure Considerations in Costa Rica

Basic public infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, electrical generation, potable water systems, sewage disposal, and telecommunications, does lag...

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...

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...

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] Societal Differences in Costa Rica

There needs to be no doubt, that distinct differences exist between the Societies of Canada and the U.S.,...

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...

The State Of The Nation; The Musings of A Concerned Citizen

I am a Canadian, Naturalized as a Costa Rican Citizen and a practicing Costa Rica Lawyer by profession....

Costa Rica Supermarket Merchandising Practices

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

An Expat’s Global Perspective As Viewed From Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA BLOGS) As an expat Canadian, naturalized as a Costa Rican, and living and working in Costa Rica...

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...

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 Costa Rica Budget, Or Will Costa Rica Be The New Greece

COSTA RICA BLOG -- For those of you who follow politics in Costa Rica, you will know that...

[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...

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 Presidential Decree Permitting Strikes in Essential Services

QCOSTARICA - President Solis’ Presidential Decree lifting the veto (President Chinchilla’s veto) preventing changes to the Labour Process...

The GLOBAL Movement Towards Nationalism

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

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...

Corporation Tax Law Void AB Initio

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