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Saturday 19 August 2017

As Others See Us

Q OPINION - The world is especially turbulent this month. There is a potential war in Korea and...

One Step Closer to New World Order

QBLOGS, by Rafael Stumbo Tarasco, guest columnist -  You may not know this, but Costa Rica is a...

Costa Rica Rice Importation: The “Blessing” Unveiled

OPINION - On September 26, 2015, I published an article on the Q entitled: “Costa Rica Rice Crop...

Ali, Remembering The Day I Had Breakfast With Him

QCOSTARICA  - The Internet is literally full of stories and personal relationship with Muhammad Ali, perhaps the greatest...

[OP-ED] How to Drive Away Business Without Really Trying

QCOSTARICA - When the government officials, all economists and institutional directors say that Costa Rica is expensive; it...

The Impossible Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The unemployment rate now reaches 10% in a population where 60% of workers did not complete...

Politicos Sniffing The Toxic Weed?

QCOSTARICA Opinion by Rod Hughes, iNews.co.cr - There are times when one wonders if the salad the politicos...

[OP-ED] Getting Ready For the Competition

QCOSTARICA OP-ED- Pristine white beaches, torques waters, all-inclusive destination hotels, plenty of fresh drinking water, lots of sun….Cuba. For...

[OP-ED] Instant Guilt, Innocence or Fame

Unlike more of the developed nations, the newspapers, newsprint almost instantly make a person or group guilty of...

[OP-ED] A New Tico Day Has Cometh

QCOSTARICA - +It was not too many years ago that the number one criticism of Costa Rica journalism...

[OP-ED] “Fear” Might Be A Better Word

QCOSTA RICA OP-ED, By Juan Sebastian Campos -- Happy adjective ˈha-pē: feeling pleasure and enjoyment because of your...

What Do Japan and Costa Rica Have in Common? Too Much!

While we have always avoided this ugly word, it is called a RECESSION. Most call it with Tico...

Nicoya is Proof that Soccer Isn’t Just for Men

COSTA RICA NEWS (Vozdeguanacaste) -- Luckily, the days when it was frowned upon for women to play soccer...

[OP-ED] Why so Quiet?

COSTA RICA OP-ED -- While indeed volatile, the price of oil has plummeted about 23% since June of...

OP-ED: Country Braces for Ebola

COSTA RICA NEWS (Opinion by Rod Hughes , iNews.co.cr) -- After earlier in the week the announcement that...

[OP-ED] Close to….

COSTA RICA (OP-ED) -- Tis the season to be jolly," or sad. Usually to celebrate but too often...

[OP-ED] MORE MONEY: POR FAVOR!

COSTA RICA OP-ED, By Juan Sebastian Campos -  I find it curious if not amazing how little Costa...

OP-ED: Where Are We Now?

COSTA RICA OP-ED - Bottom line is that I have an opinion that Costa Rica is on the...

[OP-ED] WHAT’S HOT ON THE INTERNET… NOT SEX

Sure, if you want a woman or man just click on Backstage or even Craigslist. “Youporn” is the...

[OP-ED] SO FAR….???

OP-ED - In 2010 I wrote a strong defense of the newly elected president, Laura Chinchilla and in...

[OP-ED] “Profiles in Courage”

A quick overview of the book is a 1957 work by John F. Kennedy (Although some say Sorenson.)...

[OP-ED] SOON THE TOURIST SEASON WILL BE OVER, AND….

If you believe in the numbers, I’ve got a nice bridge I can sell you. A Bailey Bridge,...

OP-ED: Where Do We Go From Here?

Most certainly it is correct that our new president elect, as announced on Monday, will research the “state...

[OP-ED] The Absurdity of Tourism + Residency Tico Style

It seems like every time there is some sort of news regarding tourism there are two or three...

[OP-ED] Why Always The Poor?

Early in the morning, around 5:00AM, I am in the office to read hundreds of news articles. Some...

[OP-ED] Tourism & Transparency

Tourism is supposedly 5% of the national GDP. But who really knows? The numbers are so skewed and...

[OP-ED] Costa Rica Pura Vida Seduction!

Openly, I have no evidence except “intuition” to justify my position. However, I believe that most American and...

[OP-ED] Let’s Gamble, Okay?

The Central Bank (BCCR) took steps Wednesday night to devalue the U.S. dollar. And, it worked. “Yes,” the...

[OP-ED] AND NOW WHAT?

More recently I have been following the case of a young lady, a student from the U of...

[OP-ED] Have You Ever Heard of Fundacion de Salud Sin Fronteras?

The public health system in Costa Rica, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), has a very important...

[OP-ED] And Let The Rumors Go Forth!

Searching for witches in the dark, provocateurs of evil, and indeed publishing innuendos absent of fact and names...

[OP-ED] The Johnny Araya That I Know

As is often the case in Costa Rica nothing is simple nor is it totally comprehensible. Presidential candidate, Johnny...

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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...

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