Nicaragua: Will Revoking Pension Reform Be Enough?

On Sunday, President Daniel Ortega revoked the controversial law to reform the Instituto Nacional...

History Shows President Trump Will Face Legal Challenges To​ Detaining Immigrants

(Q COSTA RICA) OPINION - Practically everyone I talk to these days shows an...

The Pophecy Has Been Fulfilled!

EDITORIAL - In his opinion column for Crhoy.com, Edgar Espinoza, writes about nightmare that...

Suicides Are Not Published

OPINION - They were on the way home from a religious gathering, mother sitting...

Should We Be Worried?

(QCostarica) Should we be worried? Maybe not, but certainly concerned for the start of...

The “Serious Side” Of The Yucca

The buzz around the water coolers in Costa Rica is the "yuca", the viral...

Feminism, Indifference and Bad Choice Murdered Dirk Beauchamp And His Children

QCOSTARICA - The problem is not random murder in Costa Rica, the problem is...

Fighting the future is futile, the future always wins

QCOSTARICA - In an editorial by the ElFinancieriocr.com of August 22, the newspaper says...

EDITORIAL: The News At Q Is Well Ahead Of Its Time

QCOSTARICA EDITORIAL - It is interesting to review the Blogs on the Q, to...

NOT The Way To Go Costa Rica, To Tax Electricity, Water, Rents and Health

TICO BULL - One of the issues made clear by both foreign and national...

Costa Rica: A Greek Tragedy in Central America

QCOSTARICA - The country which used to stand out in the region because of...

EDITORIAL: If The Law Creating the Corporations Tax Is Unconstitutional, Why Do I Have To Pay?

If you own a corporation in Costa Rica - an S.A. (Sociedad Anomina) -...

Costa Rica and Panama Run Counter to Rest of the World

QCOSTARICA - Free parking in Panama and heavy trains running through the streets of...

The Recklessness of Reckless Driving

EDITORIAL --  I wrote this on my personal blog, TICO BULL, and felt compared...

The Q Celebrates Its 2nd Anniversary!

FRONT PAGE -- Dear readers, it was two years ago that QCostarica.com went online,...

“Our very own Christopher Howard, a retirement pioneer” Featured on USA Today

EDITORIAL - On Wednesday, June 11, our very own featured contributor,  Christopher Howard, was...

Editorial: Solís Missed Opportunity To Be The Bigger Man With Ortega

Although like many I wait in anticipation of the new government we are about...

EDITORIAL: The Arayas and Second Round Vote 12 Years Apart

It was on a Sunday like today twelve years ago when some 2.2 million...

French Legislators Debate Ban on Paying For Sex. Could The Same Happen in Costa Rica?

OPINION - Prostitution in Costa Rica (the exchange of sexual services for money) is...

EDITORIAL: Please Somebody Tell Me What Today’s Protest is About

Since early this morning I have been watching the television news reports, the images...

A Tale Of Two Presidents

Analysis: — Pity a poor president who wants to get his agenda past the...

Traffic Official Turns Down Bribe, Charges Driver

Here is a different kind of story, a story you rarely read about, but...

Presidenta Chinchilla All Alone

Editorial - Presidenta Laura Chinchilla Miranda is more and more all alone.  The once...

EDITORIAL: The Presidenta’s “Torta”

The weekend trip that Presidenta Laura Chinchilla to Peru on a private jet has...

What Was Obama’s Costa Rica Visit For?

U.S. President Barack Obama spent about 22 hours in Costa Rica this past weekend,...

Eight Presidents Await Obama In The Most Violent Region

Protesters burn an image mockery of President Barack Obama on Wednesday May 1, 2013,...

OPINION: Chinchilla In Damage Control Mode?

Pedro Castro's days as Transport Minister appear numbered. His adovcacy of a "ruining" contract,...

PROFILE: Maduro, From Bus Driver to President

Not so long ago, the president-elect was a hate figure among Chávez supporters There was...

Perspective: Did You Turn Off Your Lights?

Did you turn off your lights at  last night? Apparently neither did most in...

Common Sense Needs to Prevail

- Costa Rica, a country anxious to kiss the proverbial butt of the U.S? -...

So, This Is High Speed Internet?

The Connection Was Reset. Try Again. This is high speed internet in Costa Rica.At...

Traffic Law Isn’t Right Yet!

Lawmakers can't seem to get it right. The reform to the reform of the...

LATEST

446 Direct Flights Connect Juan Santamaria (SJO) With Europe and The Americas

With the start of the flight from Frankfurt, Germany by Lufthansa, Costa Rica now has a record 446 direct flights a week between San...

Catholic Church Agrees to Mediate following Violent Protests in Nicaragua

The Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua (ECN) agreed on Tuesday to be the mediator and witness of a dialogue proposed by the Daniel Ortega administration...

Government Decrees Regulation For Breastfeeding Rooms In The Workplace

The Executive Branch of the government has signed a decree requiring companies, both public and private, employing more than 30 women, to have to...

Virilla Bridge Between Lindora and Belen Closed Nightly

Take note, the Virilla bridge connecting Lindora (Santa Ana) and Belen will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every night starting today,...

Argentina’s abortion legalization debate ignites soul searching on women’s rights

As an Argentinean scholar of gender in politics, I’m normally called to provide commentary on some fairly depressing statistics. For example, there are just two...

Dictatorship the underlying problem in Nicaragua riots, priest says

As violent clashes continue between security forces and anti-government protestors in Nicaragua, an eye witness has said the country’s underlying problem is the president’s...

Rioters Uproot Ortega’s ‘Trees of Life’

Nicaraguan protesters demanding President Daniel Ortega’s resignation have been taking their anger out on a pet project of his wife — giant steel sculptures...

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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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Costa Rica Cow “Selfie”?

A cow selfie? Anything is possible in the land of Pura Vida! Photo from http://presidencia.go.cr

Costa Rican Medicine Reconstructs Half Of Woman’s Face

COSTA RICA NEWS -- Silvia Gutiérrez, now 39, suffered a tumor that disfigured half her face. Today, two years after Costa Rican surgeons at...

Otto Guevara Outlines Choices For Cabinet

With three weeks to the elections, and as part of his campaign strategy, the presidential candidate for the Movimiento Libertario party, Otto Guevera, on...

Nobody ‘Likes’ Your Status Updates Any More? Blame Facebook

Do your Facebook friends seem inactive? Notification numbers shrinking by the day? It's not necessarily that your friends are bored by the itemized details of...

In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy?

Three-quarters of all abortions in Latin America are performed illegally, putting the woman’s life at risk. Together with Africa and Asia, the region accounts...