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Everything Simple Made Difficult, The Costa Rican Way!

RICO's TICO BULL - Costa Rica's first same-sex marriage that was set for today, Saturday, following the Corte...

What Do Good Drivers In Costa Rica Know That Most Don’t?

Driving in Costa Rica can be, is a challenge. Besides the poor and often lack of roads infrastructure,...

When Will The Transito Put An End To Street Racing (Piques)?

Rico's TICO BULL - It is midnight, one, sometimes even two in the morning, in front of my...

World Cup 2018: Could Costa Rica Win It?

World Cup qualifying has ended and we now know all 32 teams who will compete at next June's...

The Truth Behind Pricesmart’s Roasted Chicken

It's hard to resist. Every time I visit Pricesmart, my (big) nose, and watering eyes head for the...

Something is wrong here…the con job is over!

Rico's TICO BULL - Last Saturday, I had the occasion to visit the Irazu volcano. Didn't get to...

The U.S.A. Is Not America!

Invariably, in gatherings of Americans, Ticos and other Latins, the subject of what is America comes up. Growing...

Do You Sit In The Back Seat or Front?

Hail a cab or call an Uber in any city in the U.S. or Canada and the driver...

Time To Put A Stop To Costa Rica’s “Pura Birra” Culture

EDITORIAL - Costa Rica's Judicial System Broken. Really Broken. Once again we have proof that Costa Rica's judiciary...

A Synopisis of the Cementazo Scandal

Rico's TICO BULL - So far I have stayed away from reporting the Cementazo (cement scandal). In the...

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...

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App Makes Downtown San Jose Parking A Snap

Parking in downtown San Jose is a challenge. Right? An app(lication) now makes life easier in the capital city, eliminating the time to looking...

RECOPE Sells Diesel Fuel That Is Less Polluting But Harmful To Some Engines

Though less polluting, the state refinery Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (Recope) admitted that the diesel it distributes since November to gasoline stations across the...

Guatemala to Claim US$122 Million From Odebrecht

Following the Brazilian construction company's abandonment of the road work contract that had been awarded, the government intends to make a claim on the...

Canadian Man Critically Injured Stuck in Costa Rica Because Ontario Has No Hospital Bed For Him

A Canadian man seriously injured in the Costa Rican jungle just wants to go home. But he can't, because no hospital in his native...

Panama Company Pleads Guilty In U.S. To Bribing Costa Rican Soccer Official

The Panama-based company, Mimo International Imports and Exports, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to the former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation (Fedefútbol), Eduardo...

Mapping Costa Rica’s Aquifers

Through an alliance with the US Geological Survey, the government of Costa Rica will be carrying out an assessment of aquifers nationwide. The aim of...

Increase In Passenger Arrivals Saturates San Jose Airport

The hundreds of tourists arriving at Costa Rica's main international airport, the Juan Santamaria (SJO), in San Jose eager to discover the beauties of...

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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...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

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...

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Moms And Babies Took To The Streets For Longer Breastfeeding

Moms and babies, including strollers and baby bottles, paraded on Friday through downtown San José in support of an initiative to extend maternity leave...

Mariano Figueres Named To Head Costa Rica’s Spy Agency

The appointment of Mariano Figueres Olsen as head of the DIS was the surprise announcement of the day during the first cabinet session of...

Mercedes-Benz Wants You To Enjoy And Share Your New Vehicle

Why buy a Mercedes when you can share one? A pilot program in Munich, Germany, Croove, the new carsharing platform from Mercedes-Benz, brings together...

Costa Rica’s Running Scene for Retirees

Many baby boomers are health conscious and into running. The benefits which an individual can get from running on a regular basis have been...

Costa Rica: Four Women Murdered By Their Partners So Far This Year

In 2013, a total five women died at the hands of their "significant" other, while ten others were killed by someone with whom they...