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...

An Anthology of Social, Political and Legal Considerations For Costa Rica

QBLOGS - If you click on the “blogs” button on the Q Costa Rica...

The Independent Republics Of RECOPE, ICE and UCR

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

[BLOG] The Dismissal Of Judge Oscar Gonzalez By The Legislative Assembly

COSTA RICA BLOG -  The recent dismissal of Judge Oscar Gonzalez Comacho as a...

The Costa Rica Real Estate Market Explained

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

Retail Marketing and Consumer Protection Law in Costa Rica

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

[BLOG] The Unions Smell Blood!

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

[BLOG] Societal Differences in Costa Rica

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

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...

[BLOG] COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT VERSUS DEVELOPER CONTRIBUTION TO OFF-SITE INFRASTUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

COSTA RICA BLOG -- Before moving to Costa Rica in 1998, I was involved...

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS; STIFLING CRITICAL THOUGHT

I am not a sports fanatic. Not only am I not a sports fanatic,...

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...

[BLOG] Condominium Living in Costa Rica

Without a doubt, the most secure way to live in Costa Rica is in...

SURPRISE! I’M THE PRESIDENT!

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

An Expat’s Global Perspective As Viewed From Costa Rica

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

Jealousy As A Motivation For Obstructionism

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

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

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

Costa Rica Supermarket Merchandising Practices

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

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

It appears almost certain that Guillermo Solis, the PAC Presidential Candidate will be the...

BLOG: The Magna Carta Vs. The Reality Of Administration

CORRECTION:  As editor had the Turrialba volcano on my mind, ahead of my trip...

An Interesting Aspect of Private Motor Vehicle Insurance in Costa Rica

QCOSTA RICA BLOGS - It is “Marchamo” time again in Costa Rica, the name...

BLOG: Expats Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica

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

[BLOG] Infrastructure Considerations in Costa Rica

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

[BLOG] Is Democracy The Right Form of Government for Costa Rica?

As we approach the next Presidential Elections in Costa Rica in the month of...

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

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

[BLOG] CHOOSING COSTA RICA AS AN EXPAT; FREE AT LAST, OR?

When I moved from Canada to live in Costa Rica sixteen years ago, Costa...

[BLOG] The Concept of Democracy and The Right To Vote

(QBLOGS) Reaching the Age of Majority and having the right to vote is the...

[BLOG] The Presidential Decree Permitting Strikes in Essential Services

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

Why Is The Caja Always Broke?

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

How The Trump Era Will Affect Life in Costa Rica

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

Costa Rica Rice Crop Failure Due To Drought: Could This Be A Blessing in Disguise?

QCOSTARICA BLOGS - Many of you will have either read, or heard that the...

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...

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