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Monthly Archives: October 2010
The United Nations independent expert on the right to the freedom of opinion and expression voiced concern Thursday over a prison sentence for two Panamanian journalists, who had earlier been acquitted on charges of slander and libel.
Visiting diplomat Arturo Valenzuela and U.S. Ambassador Anne Slaughter Andrew met with the San Ramón-based Community Action Alliance Wednesday to discuss crime and security concerns.
Sunday is Halloween, but for many Costa Ricans this is a foreign holiday. So the Día de la Mascarada Costarricense was born to provide a local cultural outlet to the tradition of wearing disguises. Events will be held Sunday in … Continue reading
The Defensoría de los Habitantes is asking banks to explain why they have not complied with plans announced two years ago to make automatic tellers accessible for the blind and persons in wheelchairs.
A new exhibit in New York explores the city’s long history of cultural and political connections with Spain and Latin America, ties that have affected virtually every aspect of the city’s development.
President Laura Chinchilla Miranda will be going north today and will eventually visit Alfaro Ruiz, San Carlos, Guatuso, Upala and Los Chiles.
The Tribunal Administrativo Ambiental reported Thursday that the Refugio de Vida Silvestre Caño Negro and adjacent areas harbor a multitude of environmental problems.
Got a beef? Live in Quepos?
An Heredia resident who uses a bridge over the Quebrada Seca in Barva got fed up with the condition of the span and filed a Sala IV appeal. He said the bridge was putting at risk the lives of those … Continue reading
When I asked the question about the word with the longest list of definitions last week, I had not set a time or manner in which to inform readers or tell those of you who guessed it right. Vi, from … Continue reading
Some 125 years have past since the Junta de Caridad in San José staged a lottery to support Hospital San Juan de Dios. The concept was not universally popular and the city was full of such lotteries, legitimate or not.
A plan to fix the Autopista del Sol where the highway collapsed will take 10 weeks, the operators predicted in a plan presented last week to the Consejo Nacional de Concesiones.
We are Americans who like many others have chosen to make our home in Costa Rica. To start, let me be clear, we love this place and the people. It offers so much and is a grand adventure. But . … Continue reading
The Bambú Art Gallery in Gofito opens for business Saturday with an open house and exhibition of original paintings, the gallery said. The gallery also features other art objects.
The Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional celebrates its 70th birthday this weekend with the usual double concerts. The house already is sold out, but Teatro Nacional workers will be putting up a tent and giant television screen on the Plaza de la … Continue reading
Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner has died at age 60. The husband of current President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner died after suffering a heart attack in the southern city of El Calafate.
The undercover judicial police operation seeking driving examiners who took money has netted a total of seven.
The small agricultural town of Estrada in the Provincia de Limón has a new bridge, thanks to the national railway system.