This Week in Costa Rica

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This Week in Costa Rica is a weekly, online radio program and podcast by US expat, Dan Stevens

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Costa Rica, The Panama Papers & Donald Trump

This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.

Rico from QCostaRica and Dan start by talking about their Semana Santa (Easter Holiday) and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:

1. What are The Panama Papers?
2. Costa Rica's Ties to The Panama Papers
3. Hacker Rigging Elections in Costa Rica
4. The End of The Jairo Mora Case in Costa Rica
5. A Sea Turtle Dragged Behind a Car in Costa Rica
6. Will the Election (Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton) Have An Effect on Costa Rica Immigration

For more information about this program, or to become a guest or sponsor, please write in at info@thisweekincostrica.com. Thanks for the support of our wonderful sponsors; Robert Clark InsuranceAnti-Aging and Wellness Clinic, and Outlier Legal Services

Should you Be Scared of the Zika Virus in Costa Rica

This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.

Rico from QCostaRica and Dan start by talking about the elections in the USA and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:

1. Uber in Costa Rica
2. Uber's New Call Center for Excellence in Costa Rica
3. Uber versus Taxis Costa Rica
4. New RECOPE logo
5. Boat Captain Being Held Responsible for Boat Accident Deaths
6. New Jairo Mora Trial in Costa Rica

Finally Dan and Rico wrap up the show by talking about the zika virus. What to know about it and how Costa Rica is trying to prepare for it.

For more information about this program, or to become a guest or sponsor, please write in at info@thisweekincostrica.com. Thanks for the support of our wonderful sponsors; Robert Clark InsuranceAnti-Aging and Wellness Clinic, and Outlier Legal Services.

A Sad Day in Costa Rica; The Jairo Mora Sandoval Murder Case Ruling

This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRicawill talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.

Dan and Rico hit some hot topics that have come up over the past week, including the ruling in the Jairo Mora Sandoval murder case

1. Ruling in the Jairo Mora Sandoval murder case
2. USA Assistance in Recovering the "Pura Vida Princess"
3. Canadian That Jumped to Death
4. Cost of Living in Costa Rica
5. Price of Gas Dropped Again in Costa Rica
6. Paying Your Corporation Fee in Costa Rica ruled "Unconstitutional"

This is followed by our new segment the "Property of the Week". You have the ability to own your own private nature reserve in Costa Rica near the beach

 For more information about this program, or to become a guest or sponsor, please write in at info@thisweekincostrica.comThanks for the support of our wonderful sponsors; Robert Clark InsuranceAnti-Aging and Wellness Clinicand Outlier Legal Services.

Jairo Mora, Sea Turtles & Costa Rica Environmental Issues

This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.

This week Rico and Dan take on some hard hitting topics in Costa Rica including:

Topics Include:

1. San Jose's Juan Santamaria Airport Expansion

2. Costa Rica Departure Tax Being Included in Airfare

3. "Megastores" Invading Costa Rica

4. Costa Rica Parking Meter Scam

4. Traffic Police Cracking Down on Reckless Driving in Costa Rica

5. Riteve Asking for a 200% Cost Increase 

6. ID Required for Riteve, or No Test

This is followed by an interview with Nicki Wheeler, the international volunteer coordinator for the Association of Volunteers for Services in Protected Areas of Costa Rica, ASVO. This organization has been working for over 25 years providing both national and international volunteers to give support in protected areas of Costa Rica.

I had the pleasure of meeting Nicki at the Annual Turtle Festival in Matapalo, where I was able to experience the release of sea turtles into the ocean. Through her experience in Costa Rica she reveals insight into environmental issues currently effecting the land of "Pura Vida" 

We hit the issues like the murder of Jairo Mora Sandoval, major problems currently effecting the Costa Rican environment, turtle egg poaching and how ASVO is trying to battle some of these issues.  

For more information about this program, or to become a guest or sponsor, please write in at info@thisweekincostrica.com. Thanks for the support of our wonderful sponsors; Robert Clark InsuranceAnti-Aging and Wellness Clinic, and Outlier Legal Services.

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