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Daily Archives: October 27, 2010
In 2002, Íngrid Betancourt was a Colombian senator, campaigning for president as the candidate of the Green Oxygen party, when she and her campaign manager, Clara Rojas, were kidnapped by guerillas from the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, or FARC.
A.M. Costa Rica columnist Jo Stuart will present “The Ten Best Kept Secrets in San José” when she meets with members of the San Ramón Community Action Alliance and other community members Friday. An earlier date was rained out when … Continue reading
Five government employees who test new drivers for their road test are facing criminal action on allegations that they accepted money from applicants.
Transparency International has released another report that seeks to rank countries based on their citizens perception of corruption.
Life has been tough for Costa Rica’s ghosts and goblins as they try to put on good faces (for those who have them) because Halloween is approaching. Costa Rica has a number of ghosts who date from the late 18th … Continue reading
The Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones has again asserted its authority over private events during election times. But it will allow the annual telethon to take place Dec. 3 and 4. The municipal elections are the same weekend.
Residents of San Carlos thought they had their highway when the government of Taiwan agreed to put up the money and select a contractor.
Investors are suing developers of a Costa Rican resort that has been halted for economic reasons.
A new United Nations report urges a global partnership, backed by commitment and resources, to tackle the threats posed to coral reefs by climate change, including damage from increasingly severe tropical cyclones and ocean acidification.
Residents of the Pacific coast of the Nicoya peninsula are asking the Fuerza Pública to crack down on persons who steal turtle eggs. The turtle nesting season is from July to December, and residents say that police told them they … Continue reading
A 50-year-old drain line failed Sunday on the Autopista General Cañas and officials are closing one lane of the highway at Los Arcos to fix it, they said.