Monthly Archives: June 2016

4th of July in Costa Rica

  For one day out of the year U.S. citizens and their Tico friends and families have a reasonable excuse to pig out on hot dogs, drink beer before noon, and get in ultra-competitive water balloon fights. That day is soon … Continue reading

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Ring of Fire

  Earth scientists at the National Seismology Network (Spanish initials: RSN) and at the National Observatory on Seismology and Volcanology (Spanish acronym: OVSICORI) are being kept on their toes by the activity of two colossi in Costa Rica. By now … Continue reading

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Happy Summer

  What is the Strawberry Moon? It is a full moon, which occurs in June, named by early Native American tribes. It is a full moon like any other, but marks the beginning of the strawberry season. The two events coincide once … Continue reading

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Nicaragua Canal In The News

  The US State Department said on Thursday that Nicaragua had expelled three American government officials earlier this week, condemning what it called an “unwarranted” move that could damage bilateral ties. “The expulsion of three US government officials from Nicaragua on … Continue reading

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The Google Map Dilema and Nicaragua

THE HAGUE, June 2016. The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, is to arrange for an expert opinion relating to the state of a portion of the Caribbean coast near the border between … Continue reading

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The Cost of What We Want Obsession

Google tells us what we want to know the price of, by country.       http://www.fixr.com/blog/2015/04/17/world-of-obsessions/    

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The Safest and Most Expensive Place in The World: Costa Rica

In the piece below we have some fine folks trying to live in Costa Rica on the cheap. I say it can’t be done.  Take a look:     Cost Of Living

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Global Peace Index 2016

http://static.visionofhumanity.org/sites/default/files/GPI%202016%20Report_2.pdf   “The index gauges global peace using three broad themes: the level of safety and security in society; the extent of domestic or international conflict; and the degree of “militarization,” the report states. Though 81 countries improved their level of … Continue reading

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Expat Chronicles

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