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Costa Rica Government Pledges Gag Law Will Not Apply To Journalists

Costa Rica Government Pledges Gag Law Will Not Apply To Journalists

The outcry that has followed the enactment three days ago of Costa Rica’s highly controversial cybercrime law has forced the government into a hasty about-turn. It announced today that the legislation, which provides for up to 10 years’ imprisonment for publishing “secret political information”, would not apply to journalists. The law is not confined to […]

Has Democracy Outlived Its Usefullness…Maybe!

Has Democracy Outlived Its Usefullness…Maybe!

An authoritarian government is only promoted and supported by the people when the alternative, democracy, is terribly bad. The only question is if we, in “Pura Vida” have reached that plateau? In the U.S the flagrant manipulation of voting rights has, sadly, most certainly rendered the moral sense of democracy impotent. We utter the mantra, […]

Living and Investing in Costa Rica?

Living and Investing in Costa Rica?

Tuesday 06 November 2012 |QFeature Numerous and serious studies conclude that Wanna-be expatriates are not lining the streets looking to live in our little country by the sea. Having said that, Costa Rica´s etched in bronze ecological fame (Real or imagined) and the mere image of escaping to a more laid back democracy where opening […]

In Costa Rica Sports Is A National Religion

In Costa Rica Sports Is A National Religion

Thursday 01 November 2012 | QTop Stories Costa Rica Sports in Costa Rica is national religion, transcending race, politics, uniting the country – and not just the male half, where the national adrenaline goes into overdrive during events like the”classico”, the regular matches between national rivals Saprissa and Alajuelense. Sports, like no other Costa Rican […]

Today In The Life Of Our Government

Today In The Life Of  Our Government

With all of the truly important things requiring immediate attention, Costa Rica has recently opted to side step those challenges and come up with a gold mine of trivial rules, regulations and laws which, arguably will not be enforced. Each is intended to collect some money. Every day in Costa Rica nineteen homes are being […]

One Cause, Many Voices: A Bra For Life

One Cause, Many Voices: A Bra For Life

What started out as a project to install an exhibit at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in 2011 in Toronto, the organizers of The Bra Project – a project to raise awareness of breach cancer started in a remote region of Canada’s Near Hope, had no idea of what was to come.   With the […]

All Signs Point To Costa Rica

All Signs Point To Costa Rica

Now there an easier way to get to Costa Rica and that is with Q, an on-line destination for those who want to get the most out of Costa Rica. The Q mission is to add to their knowledge of the country, helping them enjoy its pleasures and cope with the complexity. From the one-time […]

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