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What Is Winter Like In Costa Rica?

  While still in the Canadian north, Toronto actually, as winter nears and many start to look south for...

You Can’t Take Pictures of Public Buildings In Costa Rica?

Rico's TICO BULL - Journalist Freddy Serrano writes on social media he was verbally and physically assaulted by...

“Pop”, Major League Baseballs Made In Costa Rica

While in Toronto (Canada) this week, I got a chance to a see Blue Jays baseball game on...

What impact would a category 5 have in a city like San Jose, Costa Rica?

I am a great fan (reader) of Quora. Sometimes I spend way too much time there, but a...

My “Impugnacion” (Traffic Ticket Appeal)

Of the few traffic tickets I had to pay to the Cosevi, the others were a matter of...

Costa Rica Bank Scam – Don’t Be ‘CLAVE(D)’

This is the story of my friend. I'll call him Daniel not to embarrass him, although he was...

Do The Math, How Long Does It Take To Get Your Confiscated License Plates Back?

TICO BULL - Do the math. With more than 6,000 license plates - the majority in San Jose...

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!

Costa Rica, characterized as a jewel for tourism, last year alone visited by more than 2 million tourists,...

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

I wasted almost 20 minutes of my time this morning chasing down a story that made the headlines...

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...

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Deadline Expires for Striking Avianca Pilots in Colombia

This Monday was the deadline for striking Avianca pilots, who are still in the process of being reinstated, to return to their jobs. Avianca, Colombia’s...

Blade Runner 2049: No Hope In This Dystopia

Editor’s note: This article contains spoilers. I went to see Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve, with great anticipation. The original was so unique...

How the coffee industry is about to get roasted by climate change

Fall is always a good time to create new habits, and coffee chains know it. These days, they are desperately trying to find any...

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The town of Los Algodones in Mexico is nicknamed “Molar City”. It has a population of just 6,000 people and, shockingly, it has more...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

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...

Red Alert Declared For Pacific, Central Valley and Northern Zone

The National Emergencies Commission ( Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE) declared a red alert for the entire Pacific coast, Central Valley and northern...

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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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