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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Visiting Cuba & Why I Decided to Leave Costa Rica

This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico 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 about their recent life events.

First off is a discussion about Rico's recent trip to Cuba.  We talk about his experience there, what it was like travelling around Havanna, the cost of living and what he liked and disliked about the country.  As for now it is a great place to visit but not on Rico's list of places he would want to live.

Then Dan talks about his decision to head back to the USA. Although he has had a great run in Costa Rica it was time for him to try to find a place where he could actually save a little money for retirement.  We discuss the difficulties of making money in Costa Rica and how the cost of living has increased in recent years.

With 8 + years in Costa Rica under his belt it was time to try to find financial stability which is often tough to obtain in the land of "Pura Vida." For retirement if you have a rest egg Costa Rica can be the place of your dreams, but for someone trying to make a living it can be a nightmare.

The radio show will continue and we will continue talking about news and information for all those expats living in and coming to Costa Rica.

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

Semana Santa, Sportsbook Money Laundering & Car Accidents 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 his car accident last week and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:

1. 5Dimes Sportsbook Money Laundering
2. Amazon Gift Card Money Laundering
3. Obituary Leads to Sportsbook Owner
4. Uber Scared Out of Job Fair in Costa Rica
5. Semana Santa Prohibition in Costa Rica
6. Homemade Signs for Brasilito Beach in Costa Rica

Finally Dan and Rico wrap up the show by talking about things to do during Semana Santa in Costa Rica, Processions, Fireworks, Bullfights and Beaches.

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

Internet Frustrations & Shipping a Car to 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 internet frustrations in Costa Rica and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:

1. Organ Trafficking in Costa Rica
2. Bank Robbery in Costa Rica
3. Zika Vacation Cancellations in Costa Rica
4. ICT Tourism Numbers in Costa Rica

Finally Dan and Rico wrap up the show by talking about shipping a vehicle to Costa Rica, costs involved, advice, and a bill to reduce taxes on electric cars being imported.

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.

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