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Q OPINION - The world is especially turbulent this month. There is a potential...

Costa Rica: The Luxury of Misery

With 19% endemic poverty, 10% open unemployment and 40% informal employment, and some of...

A Glass Of Merlot (Or Why Doing Business In Costa Rica Can Be Challenging)

OPINION (Rafael Valverde) - I subscribe to the World Economic Forum (WEF) through Facebook...

One Step Closer to New World Order

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

Costa Rica Rice Importation: The “Blessing” Unveiled

OPINION - On September 26, 2015, I published an article on the Q entitled:...

Karina is Back and Talking…Again!

Thursday 01 November 2012 | QNews Costa Rica Looking very much the executive, the ex-Vice...

What if Costa Rica had an army?

(OP-ED) Costa Rica is capable of maintaining an army and may be facing the...

How Costa Rica Gets It Right!

With authoritarianism and proto-fascism on the rise in so many corners of the world,...

Op-Ed: “Pura Vida” as a means to development, Costa Rican style

By Lyal White, dailymaverick.co.za - October was a big month in Costa Rica. The...

Costa Rica’s Election Offers Fiscal Faith Test

(Bloomberg) With its open doors to tourists, no standing army since 1948, and proud...

My Name Is Sandy: US Alone in Crisis!

Thursday 01 November 2012 | QOpinion The United States, the country every other country turns...

Medical Tourism: Q Says “Take Your Chances”

As much as we would like to say, “Come on down and get new...

Living and Investing in Costa Rica?

Tuesday 06 November 2012 |QFeature Numerous and serious studies conclude that Wanna-be expatriates are not...

Costa Rica Pretty Much Chased Away the “Boomer” Tourist

Where have all the Boomers gone? In fact where are all the tourists? Q...

The Value of Girls

Olive Branch (*) In April 2014 two hundred seventy-five girls were kidnapped from their...

Oscar Arias: Nicaragua Will Be Free Again

In an OP-ED "Nicaragua volverá a ser libre" published in El Pais, former president...

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

It seems like every time there is some sort of news regarding tourism there...

The Impossible Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The unemployment rate now reaches 10% in a population where 60% of...

No, Capitalism Is Not Ruining Your Christmas

By Bill Wirtz. Glowing Christmas lights fill the cold streets of medieval European cities...

I Hate This Little Guy!

For one, living in Costa Rica, I am sick and tired of being lured...

How Can We Be The “Happiest Country On The Planet?”

Apparently tourist do not believe the cute slogan since hotel occupancy is down ,way...

Has Democracy Outlived Its Usefullness…Maybe!

An authoritarian government is only promoted and supported by the people when the alternative,...

Not So Fast With Carbon Neutral

The words “Carbon Neutral”, certainly melds with the newest darling of ecology in any...

[OP-ED] “We’re so sorry! This video is not available in your location.”

[OOAll too often this little message of disappointment appears on our computer screens and...

The Need to be “Legal” to Work in Costa Rica?

You do not need to be Donald Trump or Nobel Laureate, Paul Krugman to...

In Costa Rica What Goes Down, Goes Up? Asks Q

Being highly touted as a substantial savings only a few days ago, the government...

Entertainment is Alive and Well in Costa Rica

Saturday evening, eight o’clock, I saw the second choreography of Henriette Borbón! As in...

Egypt: What Would ‘Don Pepe’ Do?

By Rob Eshman, JewishJournal.com - I spent Egypt’s second revolution in Costa Rica, in...

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...

The End Of The Arias Dynasty (For Now)

Surprising to most Costa Ricans and especially a large percentage of  the  Partido Liberación...

[OP-ED] MORE MONEY: POR FAVOR!

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

The phrase of the day: Patricia Mora

"En este pequeño paraíso, en los días de juego de fútbol, hay una mujer...

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