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Daily Archives: November 3, 2010
Overnight rains brought flooding, slide and other problems to nearly the entire country. Some 468 persons were in shelters and some roads were closed.
Costa Rica was able to avoid much of the effects of the world economic crisis in 2009 but the unequal distribution of income showed the biggest increase in 10 years and the threats to citizens security were more dangerous.
Freedom House, the independent democracy watchdog, has decried the harsh sentence handed down to Peruvian blogger José Alejandro Godoy, whose conviction on defamation charges resulted in a three-year suspended prison sentence, 120 days of community service, and a fine of … Continue reading
Cynthia Johnston Turner, director of Cornell University’s Wind Ensemble, will be the guest conductor for two concerts by the Banda de Conciertos de San José.
Everyone knows that The New York Times and other paper-based publications are in trouble, but now comes shocking news. The parent company of the National Enquirer is planning to seek federal bankruptcy protection.
The Comité Auxiliar de la Cruz Roja in Ciudad Quesada plans a tope or horse parade Sunday in that community.
Brazil is experiencing its most sustained period of growth ever, with an expanding middle class and social and economic benefits for the poor.
European countries including Britain and Germany have tightened air security measures amid fears about the safety of cargo.
he nation’s weather experts say that a low pressure system along the Caribbean coast will interact with Tropical Storm Tomas, which still is headed this way, and that heavy rains will last through Thursday in the provinces of Guanacaste and … Continue reading
A definite plan for repair of a landslide on the Autopista del Sol is not expected until next week.
Member states of the United Nations have adopted a new 10-year global strategy designed to halt the loss of the world biological diversity, with countries agreeing to draft national implementation plans to safeguard genetic resources within two years, a senior … Continue reading
Costa Rica goes to the Organization of American States today seeking hemispheric pressure to reclaim land occupied by Nicaraguan soldiers. But already the president of Nicaragua has discounted the role of the Washington, D.C.-based international organization. The president, Daniel Ortega, … Continue reading
The economics ministry has shown once again that it pays to shop around.