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Wednesday 28 June 2017

Panama IS NOT Part of Central America. Or Is It?

Independence Day in Costa Rica . Photo from costaricalearn.comTICO BULL by Rico – Every so often the debate...

The eFax Trap!

TICO BULL by Rico – Who sends a fax anymore? I can’t remember the reason why but some...

Don’t Get Ripped Off, Watch That Exchange Rate

(updated) TICO BULL by Rico – The local currency, the Colon, can be confusing to visitors, for many...

No Free Passes On The Ruta 27

  The Ruta 27 tolls at Escazu TICO BULL – How many times has this happened to you, with no...

It’s Never Happened Before

  (TICO BULL) The hooligans, also known as official taxi drivers or ‘taxistas’ in Spanish were out in full...

August 2 Is A “No Paid” Holiday In Costa Rica.

(Rico's TICO BULL) Tuesday, August 2, is a holiday in Costa Rica, a day established in law for...

The Most Dangerous Roads In Costa Rica

(TICO BULL) A Youtube video by The Talko  listing the 10 most dangerous roads in the world inspired...

How to Filter Google Search Results By Date, Relevance

Has this ever happened to you? You are searching Google, let's say you're looking for Pinterest tips, but...

Ice Cream So Close You Can Taste It

From TICO BULL - Uber customers can have an ice cream delivered to them on Friday. In 400...

Who Goes To Carl’s

TICO BULL – Waiting an appointment around Cariari, around lunch time and time to kill, decided to have...

Why Are There No Uber Women Drivers In Costa Rica?

  from TICO BULL - Everybody by now knows what Uber is. But can you quickly make a mental...

It’s Vacation Time (In Costa Rica)

It’s vacation time in Costa Rica. Archive photo. Empty streets, no line at the banks and supermarkets a breeze...

Hacienda (Taxman) Ups Again “Tax Value” On Vehicles

  In an attempt of a cash grab, the Ministerio de Hacienda (Tax Department) seems to be up to...

My Cuba Visit is Over, The Q Is Back!

I am back from my visit to Cuba and will be updating QCostarica.com in full starting today. Cuba is...

Why There is No Q This Week. Well Kind Of.

Dear readers of the Q, I am currently in Cuba, where Internet connection is limited. Wi-Fi (weefee as...

“Stop Calling Luis Guillermo Solis An Idiot”, Letter On Facebook Urges Costa Ricans To Look In The Mirror First

  Letter on Faecbook urges people to stop calling President Luis Guillermo Solis an idiot and to look in...

The “Americanization of Costa Rica” Spills To The Family Courts

  Family Court judges order exaggerated amounts in support payments. TICO BULL – One of the more frequent complaints I...

San Jose 1910. A Simpler Time. (Video)

QBLOGS - The video by Costa Rica Antigua E Inedita gives a glimpse of simpler time in San...

Uber Actually Makes Public Transit Better, But Mostly for the Rich

QCOSTARICA -While in Costa Rica the debate over the legality (or illegality) of Uber continues, an article in...

[BLOG] Costa Rica Has Changed, But More The Type of Foreigners That Are Here Now

TICO BULL - For those of us who have been in Costa Rica for a long time, almost...

[BLOG] I Have The Solution To Reducing Accidents At Train Crossings

TICO BULL - I believe I have the solution to ending, or at least reducing, the number of...

[BLOG] Universal Basic Income For Costa Rica?

(TICO BULL) Could it work in Costa Rica, universal basic income, to reduce poverty? The general concept of basic...

Why Ticos Are Called Ticos

TICO BULL - What is "Tico"? is a great article by Jennifer Rich on Ticolingo.com, about the origin...
A taxi driver holds a sign which reads "No Uber, out", during a protest against car-sharing service Uber.

Costa Rica Taxi Drivers Could Take A Lesson

TICO BULL - Costa Rica taxi drivers could take a lesson from their counterparts in Toronto, who facing...

Have Taxis Have Lost The War Against Uber?

TICO BULL - An article by Carepicha Blog tells why the formal taxis (red taxis) are their worst...

Happy New(s) Year!

Happy new(s) year to everyone. I want to thank everyone for a great 2015, thanks to you we've...

A Police Patrol Car For Christmas!

TICO BULL - Want to see more police patrols around your house this holiday season. The Policias de...

Municipalities Need To Get Their Act Together

TICO BULL - The aspiring mayor of Santa Ana, Peter Guevara and brother of legislator Otto Guevara, on...

“Black Friday” The New Holiday in Costa Rica

TICO BULL - OK, please someone give ME an answer to how was it possible that Multiplaza Escazu...

Funny How My Car Can Maintain Its (Tax) Value

TICO BULL - It's funny (not in a humourous way) how my car as it gets older, its...

Is Costa Rica’s Bottled Water Only Tap Water?

TICO BULL - On Friday, the Pepsi corporation admitted that its Aquafina bottled water is not purified water...

Bridge Making Machine Could Be THE ANSWER To Costa Rica’s Bridge Problems

TICO BULL - I hope this video reaches someone with common sense at the MOPT, the ministry the...

LATEST

Clashes Between Uber and Taxis Continue, The Latest At The San Jose Airport

Q COSTA RICA - The clashes between formal taxi and Uber drivers continues in Costa Rica, with the latest on Tuesday night, this time...

FIA Preparations Worsen Downtown San Jose Traffic Congestion

Q COSTA RICA - If you are thinking of heading into downtown San Jose today, or for the rest of the week for that...

Belen Residents Complain Of Bad Odors Of Collapsed Landfill On San Jose Side Of The Virilla River

Q COSTA RICA - Environment and Health (Ambiente y Salud) authorities are investigating a "very serious problem" occurring over the weekend in a slope...

Colombian guerrillas disarm, starting their risky return to civilian life

This article, originally published on April 5 2017 with the headline “For Colombian rebels, a risky shift from armed revolt to party politics”, has...

Exiled Daughter of Slain Honduran Activist Exposes Coup Legacy

(Q24N) By the time she saw her mother lying dead on the ground, Margarita Montserrat Salinas Murillo knew she had to take action. She was...

Stolen Police Helicopter Attacks Venezuela Top Court, Interior Ministry

TODAY VENEZUELA – A helicopter from the Venezuela’s Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations agency was stolen Tuesday evening, circled around the Supreme Court building,...

Boat Sinks in Colombia After Capsizing, At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Missing

Rescue officials gather to take part in a search for survivors after the tourist boat Almirante sank in the Reservoir of Penol in Guatape...

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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...

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...

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...

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

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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