Daily Archives: November 5, 2010

Mexican police investigate mass grave in Acapulco

Investigators in Mexico have recovered at least 18 bodies from a mass grave near the Pacific coast resort city of Acapulco.

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What happened to CNBC on Amnet cable system?

Amnet’s recent rejuggling of the channels it offers, which it characterized as “nuevos canales,” is a thinly disguised attempt to get its subscribers “to pay more for less,” as Dean Barbour put it in his letter to the editor..

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Caribbean scam victim deplores lack of action

t appears as though this dredging situation came about without [Nicaraguann President Daniel] Ortega’s blessings but somehow became a state issue more than likely to save face without apologizing. This is common for a man who has made a career … Continue reading

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Legislature OKs ban on open-pit mining

The legislature passed on first reading Thursday a ban on open-pit mining in Costa Rica.

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Some briefs on the storm

Here are some brief developments relating to the storm.

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Two Aserrí men say muncipality did not heed warning

A citizen’s group in Aserrí warned municipal officials early last month about the possibility of landslides, but officials rejected their concerns because the national emergency commission disagreed, representatives of the group said Thursday.

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Nation starts to clean up and mourn its dead

Nearly three feet of rain may have fallen in the Central Pacific since Monday, but it was in Escazú where the loss of life took place.

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Psychologists will assist Barra del Colorado kids

The security ministry said Thursday that it is sending two psychologist to Barra del Colorado to help maintain the emotional health of the residents there.

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Storm’s death toll sure to climb higher

At least 21 persons are dead as direct results of the heavy rain that hit the country since Monday. The death toll is sure to climb today.

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New plant species found in Bolivian park project

Botanists at the Missouri Botanical Garden have described eight new plant species collected in the Madidi national park and surrounding areas located on the eastern slopes of the Andes in northern Bolivia.

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Why fear San José, the city of many parks and great food?

This past weekend I learned that I am as much of a provincial josefino as the proverbial New Yorker. In short, I learned that there are other wonderful towns to live in besides San Jose.

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Boyeros and their oxen will take to the streets for donations

Donations of money, food and clothing are being sought by Costa Rican agencies to help those who suffered during this week’s flooding. And residents of the community where the fatal landslide took place are bringing out oxen and carts to … Continue reading

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Final orchestra performances of season are tonight, Sunday

The last performances of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional for this season take place this weekend, as Chosei Komatsu directs his musicians his final time as director.

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