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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Do You Have to Lie, Cheat & Steal To Make Money 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 rainy season in Costa Rica and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:

1.  Turrialba Volcano Activity in Costa Rica
2. Buying Ash From the Turrialba Volcano
3. Cody Dial's Remains Found in Costa Rica
4. Zika and Microcephaly in Costa Rica
5. The Zika Virus in Jaco Beach Costa Rica
6. Lack of Traffic Police in Costa Rica
7. New Banking Rules for Wire Transfers

Then Dan and Rico talk about lying, cheating and stealing in Costa Rica.  They go back and forth with the topic and discuss if it is necessary to make money in business in the country.

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

Banking for Foreigners in Costa Rica

This week I’m pleased to have in studio Rafael Vavlerde from Outlier Legal Services to clarify some of the laws regarding banking in Costa Rica for foreigners.

Dan Stevens from the Costa Rican Times joins me to talk about:

  • Costa Rica entering into Petro Caribe
  • Police shooting at president’s house
  • CSS given contract to fraudulent company?
  • Trash Problem in Costa Rica and Recyclining in Jacó

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,Croc’s Casino and ResortThe Costa Rica StarGlobal TESOL College, and Podfly Productions LLC.

Download: This Week In Costa Rica Radio Show Archive July 24, 2014

Advocacy for Expats and Foreign Residents

You are dedicated to reach your dreams, to go beyond your comfort zone.

You are dedicated to reach your dreams, to go beyond your comfort zone.

This week Corey calls Rafael Valverde of Outlier Legal Services to get definitive answers to the driving regulations for residents, foreign visitors, and perpetual tourists.  Mr. Valverde speaks on validation of your status during the residency process, how to validate your foreign driver’s license, and how to make application for a license under the sole provision of being over the age of 18.

Mr. Valverde also speaks about the issues of opening and using bank accounts in Costa Rica as a foreign resident.  In many situations, banks will not open accounts or allow transactions on a passport alone.  Further to this, many bank’s online systems will not allow for interbank transfers without a DIMEX number.  Mr. Valverde addresses that this may be deny basic rights to foreigners and how to start taking the steps to change this.

Dan Stevens of the Costa Rican times joins Corey to look at the new Nicaragua border crossing, a potential TB outbreak, and the annual beer festival in Costa Rica.

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Andrew Henderson – The Nomad Capitalist

This week Corey focuses on broadening one’s financial horizons and considering doing business abroad with special guest, and syndicated radio host, Andrew Henderson.  Andrew shares tips and insights gleaned from his world travels on how you can find more freedom, protect your assets, and live a radical life on your own terms.  Every year, Andrew travels to about one dozen new countries in search of personal and economic freedom. His mission is simple: find the best places to live, start a business, and invest.  No one place has a monopoly on freedom, opportunity, or happiness, and he makes the world his oyster in search of the perfect balance.

Claim your Passport to Freedom!

Claim your Passport to Freedom!

Corey also welcomes Lisle Head into studio to discuss the Jacó Tope, Thanksgiving in Jacó, activities and happenings around the Central Pacific, and catch up on living a happier lifestyle in the beach town of Jacó, Costa Rica. 

Dan Stevens from the Costa Rican Times calls in to go over some of the latest news around the region, including: FATCA in Costa Rica and the Cayman Islands and what it means for American’s abroad, Laura Chinchilla’s recent shark guardian award, and the world championship adventure race in Costa Rica.

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