Daily Archives: November 2, 2010

Heavy rains lash coast and cut the Costanera Sur Pacific highway

Heavy rains overnight cut the the Costanera Sur Pacific coast highway at the community of Ventanas between Uvita and Palmar Norte, said the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad.

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Young baseball players in Heredia seek gear, volunteers

The seventh season of baseball in Santo Domingo de Heredia starts Nov. 13 and continues on Saturdays through the summer dry season.

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Big load of wood

Police found a driver in Llano Grande carryng 15.5 tons of cedro wood in a truck designed for 6.5 tons.

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Southern Nicoya moving to become a separate canton

The Provincia de Puntarenas may soon get a new canton. Lawmakers are considering creating a 12th canton for the sprawling province.

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Fireworks become topic of seasonal concerns

Health officials are beginning the annual crusade to reduce the number of youngsters injured by fireworks.

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Tropical storm Tomas stays on course for Costa Rica

Tropical Storm Tomas continues to move west across the Caribbean just north of the border between Colombia and Venezuela.

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Nicaragua sets up army camp on disputed island

Costa Rica’s tradition of pacifism is being put to the test, perhaps on purpose, by the Nicaraguan government. The stakes are high for Nicaragua and low for Costa Rica. The Nicaraguan government appears to have moved troops onto the Isla … Continue reading

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Anti-mine hunger strikers dwindle to just one person

Hunger strikers protesting the open pit gold mine at Cutris de San Carlos now number just one.

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Prisoners again linked to scams in the outside world

Another series of scams has been followed back to prisoners in La Reforma. At least 30 persons have been victims of an advance fee scam set up by convicts and executed by associates in Desamparados, Pavas, León XIII and Limón, … Continue reading

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German flute quartet here for concert and classes

Flautando Köln, considered one of the most renown flute groups in Germany, will be in Costa Rica offering classes and giving a public concert.

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High court rejects plan to make cops immune

The Corte Suprema de Justicia has frowned on a proposed law that it said would provide immunity for policemen in their daily work.

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Britain tightens the border for non-UK immigrants

Britain attracts students and workers from all over the world, so much so that immigration is the fastest contributor to Britain’s population growth. The new coalition government plans to introduce a cap on the number of immigrants from outside the … Continue reading

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Venezuelan steel firm vows to fight takeover

Venezuela’s largest private steel company says it will take legal action against President Hugo Chavez’s plan to nationalize it.

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