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Monthly Archives: November 2010
The U.S. ambassador in Honduras said U.S. officials there had no doubt that the military, supreme court and the national congress conspired to effect an illegal and unconstitutional coup against then-president José Manuel Zelaya.
The generating station is a senior citizen by any standards. The Planta Alberto Echandi on the Río Barranca dates from 1909. It is in Baja Cambronero off the Interamericana Norte highway to Esparza and only 23 kilometers from the San … Continue reading
The government is pushing ahead with its plan to slap a $300 tax on every corporation, purportedly to pay for increased security. Marco Vargas, the minister of the Presidencia, said Monday that the new tax would be one of the … Continue reading
Lawmakers have approved on the initial reading a law that penalizes as felonies or delitos mistreatment and emotional violence against women. The actions are now contravenciones or misdemeanors.
Rescue workers and police were seeking a man Monday night after a witness reported that he was knocked off an Heredia bridge by a train.
José Mauricio Torres of San José is being honored because he and fellow Cruz Roja members started the first canine search and rescue teams in the region.
Expectations for concrete results at a climate change conference getting under way in Mexico are low, following the failure of world leaders to endorse a legally binding treaty to limit greenhouse gas emissions at last year’s meeting. Participants hope to … Continue reading
Lawmakers have given second and final approval to a 5.5 trillion-colon budget for 2011. The budget is between 16 and 17 percent higher than this year’s.
International observers say Haiti’s elections can be considered valid despite irregularities that generated protests and allegations of fraud.
A Texas man injured when a tree limb fell on his head in Costa Rica is back home, according to a Facebook page set up to help him.
A Canadian man has returned to Costa Rica to help out a 62-year-old British woman who has been a victim of multiple intrusions into her central Pacific apartment. In one encounter, an intruder poured lighter fluid on her lower body … Continue reading
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is challenging the government of Japan to justify its so-called research that requires hunting and killing whales. If the Japanese do not debate, they should ritually kill themselves, the society said. The Sea Shepherd organization … Continue reading
Officials opened the Interamericana Sur Friday but warned that there were eight to 10 sections where the road was reduced to one lane due to machinery or debris.
The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season is drawing to a close, and two U.S. weather experts appear to have been correct when they said the season would be above average. In a June estimate, they predicted 18 named storms. The season … Continue reading
Twelve candidates in Haiti’s presidential election called for Sunday’s vote to be canceled amid allegations of fraud. Crowds took to the streets to demand an end to the flawed vote.
A Hans Christian Andersen story is getting a makeover to be interpreted by flamenco dancers.
They are the largest fish species in the ocean, but the majestic gliding motion of the whale shark is, scientists argue, an astonishing feat of mathematics and energy conservation. In new research published in the British Ecological Society’s journal Functional … Continue reading
Both Óscar Arias Sánchez, the former president, and the chamber of employers criticized the decision by a lower court to order a concession for Industrias Infinito S.A. to be canceled.