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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Animal Cruelty in Costa Rica & Shipping Your Pet Home

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 weather in Costa Rica and then have a dialog the 2016 US presidential election and corruption in government.

The first topi covered is the recent bill that has gone through the first step of approval to instate fines for animal cruelty in Costa Rica.

Will it pass? Will it work? How will it be implemented?

Rico & Dan talk about scenarios where they have encountered animal cruelty to dogs and other pets in the country.

Dan then talks and explains the process of shipping your pet home from Costa Rica, in this case a dog that needed to go into cargo.

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

Would You Rather Drive Hell or 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 how to get through the ups and downs of life in Costa Rica and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:

1.  People Disappearing without a Trace in Costa Rica
2. Liberty Reserve Owner Sentenced to 20 Years
3. La Riviera Money Laundering in Costa Rica
4. Costa Rica's "Dry Canal" 
5. The Nicoya Blue Zone in Costa Rica
6. Minor Accident Protocol in Costa Rica

Then Dan and Rico talk about driving in Costa Rica and how you must always be on your toes and use defensive driving methods.  Driving can be hell on the roads of Costa Rica.

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

Video Taping a Yuca on Juan Santamaria Day 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 Juan Santamaria Day is in Costa Rica and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:

1. Paul Chaplet's Journey at The Masters
2. "The Yuca Scandal" in Costa Rica
3. Train Wreck in Costa Rica
4. Jealousy & the Murder/Suicide Costa Rica Online Romance
5. Southwest Airlines Flights from LAX to Costa Rica
6. Costa Rica to Recognize Stateless People
7. Costa Rica to Limit Age on Vehicle Imports
8. Costa Rica Road Rage

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

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

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