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Tuesday 17 October 2017

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

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

The Pophecy Has Been Fulfilled!

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

Suicides Are Not Published

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

Should We Be Worried?

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

The “Serious Side” Of The Yucca

The buzz around the water coolers in Costa Rica is the "yuca", the viral video of surgeons removing...

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

QCOSTARICA - The problem is not random murder in Costa Rica, the problem is lifestyle and bad choice,...

Fighting the future is futile, the future always wins

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

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

QCOSTARICA EDITORIAL - It is interesting to review the Blogs on the Q, to note that in many...

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 businesses, is that Costa...

Costa Rica: A Greek Tragedy in Central America

QCOSTARICA - The country which used to stand out in the region because of its good relative level...

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) - you know well that...

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 capital of Costa...

The Recklessness of Reckless Driving

EDITORIAL --  I wrote this on my personal blog, TICO BULL, and felt compared to share it here. Reckless...

The Q Celebrates Its 2nd Anniversary!

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

“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 featured in an article...

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 to get. And so...

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 Costa Ricans, for the...

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 not illegal. The country's...

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 of protesters blocking streets...

A Tale Of Two Presidents

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

Traffic Official Turns Down Bribe, Charges Driver

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

Presidenta Chinchilla All Alone

Editorial - Presidenta Laura Chinchilla Miranda is more and more all alone.  The once supporters of the Presidenta's...

EDITORIAL: The Presidenta’s “Torta”

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

What Was Obama’s Costa Rica Visit For?

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

Eight Presidents Await Obama In The Most Violent Region

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

OPINION: Chinchilla In Damage Control Mode?

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

PROFILE: Maduro, From Bus Driver to President

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

Perspective: Did You Turn Off Your Lights?

Did you turn off your lights at  last night? Apparently neither did most in Costa Rica. Not a word...

Common Sense Needs to Prevail

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

So, This Is High Speed Internet?

The Connection Was Reset. Try Again. This is high speed internet in Costa Rica.At a cost of US$99...

Traffic Law Isn’t Right Yet!

Lawmakers can't seem to get it right. The reform to the reform of the old traffic law still...

Do What You Want And Don’t Worry!

OPINION In yet another case where the courts in Costa Rica send the message that, "yes, do what you...

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Cubana Celebrates 100th, “Hoping To Live 100 More”

Amanda Torres Ferrer celebrating her 100th. Radio Santa Cruz/ Raúl Reyes Rodríguez Surrounded by family, neighbors and friends, Amanda Torres Ferrer, a resident of Santa...

Trump Blames Cuba for Sonic Attack on US Diplomats

“Yes, I believe that Cuba is responsible. Yes, I believe it,” the president said during a press conference in the White House this week....

Fired Venezuela Prosecutor Leaks Video Implicating Maduro in Taking $35M Bribe

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela at a news conference in Caracas. Credit Ariana Cubillos/Associated Press Venezuela’s ousted chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega published on her blog...

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...

Dental Tourism Industry Exploits Workers in Mexico

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...

Nothing Escaped Nate!

Nothing escaped Nate! Floods, rivers overflowing their banks, houses destroyed, families uprooted, schools closed, roads and bridges damaged or destroyed and farms and plantations...

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