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Saturday 19 August 2017

Beware Of ‘Quick News’; Check The Facts

WHERE I STAND. We are consuming media and news in a manner that lacks a proper sense of...

Misleading Advertising Or Plain Stupidity?

Jesús Hernández wrote in to La Teja in of the misleading advertising he came across in the Masxmenoss...

Are Tourists In Costa Rica Getting Screwed Over? You Decide!

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Tico (Costa Rican) Road Engineering At Its Finest

TICO BULL takes you this morning Escazu, Calle Lajas in San Antonio de Escazú to be precise, where...

Whatch What You Read, Not All News Is Current News

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A National Holiday Should Be Declared

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Why It Took So Long To Finish?

A few months ago the idea began to take form in my head for a complete redesign and...

Otton Solis: The Man Who Would Be President, Thrice Removed

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What The F**k Happened To The Sabana Lake?

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The Alternative Fact” Of The ‘Platina’

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Bus Drivers Take Advantage of Impunity To Talk On Cell Phone While Driving

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In Costa Rica, It Is OK To Drive And Kill

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Ruta Madre: In Costa Rica We Drive On The Left, Pass On The Right

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You Know It’s Christmas In Costa Rica…

Last night, Saturday, was the Festival de la Luz in San Jose, a magical time.TICO BULL by Rico...

The Potholes Are Back And With A Vengeance

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Bus Operators Propose “Odd” and “Even” Day To Vehicular Restrictions of San Jose

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Why Can’t The Traffic Police Stop The Nightly Street Racing?

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Here’s An Idea, Use Dogs To Detect Leaky Water and Sewer Pipes

For environmental dogs, sniffing out doody is their duty. Photo from AP report.TICO BULL by Rico – The...

ICE Couldn’t Keep The Lid On Its Can of Beans

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Fidel: Hollywood’s Favorite Tyrant

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Women’s Group Warns Hurricane Otto Will Increase Violence Against Women

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Is This The Calm Before The Storm?

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Shaming The Bosses? Probably Not. Just In A Day’s Work.

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Tico Legislators Have A Great Time In Nicaragua “Shopping and Drinking”

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Regulator Freezes Drops In Gasoline Prices

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10 Pro Tips To Help Donald Trump Become A Great ‘Third-World’ Dictator

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If Only One Nicaraguan Showed Up To Vote, Who Would Win? Rosario

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San Jose Already Has A Charge To Enter Its Vehicular Restriction

(TICO BULL by Rico) The ministry of Non Transport and Public Works (NO-MOPT) is considering charging a “toll”...

This Is The Car With The Most Expensive 2017 Marchamo

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Colon Breaks 560. Prices At The Supermarket Continue To Rise.

(TICO BULL by Rico) Updating the dollar exchange rate on QCR I have seen the ‘venta’ (sell) up...

No Soup For You!

TICO BULL by Rico – After almost 20 years of Costa Rica, I came across the latest annoying...

Café Con Cuerpo Hit By Criticism

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