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A National Holiday Should Be Declared

Rico's TICO BULL - I was in Pricesmart yesterday (Wednesday). On the big tv screens was the noon...

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

TICO BULL – If one can’t be president directly, legislators in Ticolandia, at least, can aspire to be...

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

An aerial view of the La Sabana lakeTICO BULL by Rico – Any who has spent any time...

The Alternative Fact” Of The ‘Platina’

This is what the bridge will look like, if it ever gets finished.TICO BULL by Rico – It’s...

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

The fine for using a cellular phone while behind the wheel is ¢103.000 colones. Photo Rafael Pacheco, La...

In Costa Rica, It Is OK To Drive And Kill

What the F is going? Are the criminal court judges of this country so out of touch with...

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

Drive on the left, pass on the right is the way we drive in Costa RicaTICO BULL by...

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

TICO BULL by Rico – There was a time, not long ago, Costa Rica was the ‘pothole’ capital...

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

TICO BULL by Rico – Here’s a half-brained idea to solve the worsening problems of traffic congestion in...

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

During the emergency, Monday night around 11:00pm, on the ruta 27, in Rio Oro de Santa AnaTICO BULL...

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

TICO BULL by Rico – I can remember, as little as a few years ago during Costa Rica’s...

Fidel: Hollywood’s Favorite Tyrant

Fidel Castro smokes a cigar in his office, December 1979, in Havana, Cuba. He was being interviewed by...

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

Women’s Group Warns Hurricane Otto Will Increase Violence Against WomenTICO BULL by Rico – What is totally bull...

Is This The Calm Before The Storm?

UPDATE 9:25am Thursday: Here in Piedades all still calm. It's been raining on an off, a very light...

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

From Telenoticias. Click here for the video.TICO BULL by Rico – This has certainly to be shameful for...

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

Photo from La Prensa in Nicaragua of Tico legislators, supposedly on a working trip to Managua, were seen...

Regulator Freezes Drops In Gasoline Prices

(TICO BULL by Rico) Just when I thought I had seen it all, here’s a new one: we...

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

(TICO BULL by Rico) I wanted to share this great article by Tim Rogers, former editor of The...

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

TICO BULL by Rico – While global attention is on the elections in the United States, a very...

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

(TICO BULL by Rico) Owning a late model or new car in Costa Rica just doesn’t pay. Sure,...

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

The waitresses at Cafe con cuerpo on Thursday. In my opinion, “sexy but not vulgar!”TICO BULL by RICO...

Moron Drivers

TICO BULL by Rico – The Q doesn’t normally report on traffic accidents. Impossible, not enough space on...

Donald Trump Labeled As “The Least Bad” Brings Back Memories of the “Menos Malo” of Costa Rica

TICO BULL by Rico – Tuning in to CNN  this morning, too depressing the local news about all...

Shopping at Pricesmart in Costa Rica

TICO BULL by Rico – Often I get asked why I shop at Pricesmart. The answer is simple...

What The Reasoning Behind The Wealthy Choosing To Live In A Hotel?

Gran Hotel Costa Rica – San JoseTICO BULL by Rico – Being an avid reader of Quora, there...

What’s With All The Drumming?

TICO BULL by Rico – If you are visiting or new to living in Costa Rica, you may...

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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...

Reasons A Trip To Costa Rica Could Actually Change Your Life

Q TRAVEL This list  by Annie Daly was published on Buzzfeed in January last year, but still applies today. In Annie's words, "As a...

Construction of Restaurant On Disputed Land Halted in Tamarindo

(Tamarindo News) On May 22, the construction of a restaurant on a piece of land many believe to be the site of a Municipality-sanctioned...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

Eight Arrested in Colombia Shopping Mall Bombing

Official press conference announcing the Saturday’s arrest of the alleged bombers of the Centro Andino mall in Bogota The City Paper Bogota reports four men...

Clash Between Formal Taxi Drivers and Uber Drivers Results In Arrest Of 10

Being an Uber driver in Costa Rica cannot be easy given the resentment by formal taxi drivers that has often led to violence. Such as...

Puppet of History: Panama’s Manuel Noriega

The late General Manuel Antonio Noriega has done more to demonstrate the bipolar nature of US foreign policy in the Americas than any single,...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

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Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa Ricans pick one product over another?...

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