Daily Archives: November 10, 2010

U.S. officials are optimistic Haiti can contain cholera

As the number of confirmed cholera cases and deaths in Haiti continue to climb, so do concerns about the spread of the disease in the capital. U.S. officials say Haiti is well positioned to contain the outbreak.

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Government census will tell full extent of storm disaster

As better weather allows emergency officials to view the results of four days of heavy rain, what they see is not encouraging.

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Old Masters live again to help aspiring art students here

Even great artists are not too shy about getting pointers from the masters who preceded them. That is why the Escuela Casa del Artista of the Museo de Arte Costarricense has a show running until Nov. 17 displaying the works … Continue reading

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Remove troops from island, OAS secretary general says

If Costa Rican officials were expecting a strong stand in support of their territorial integrity, they went to the wrong international organization.

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Sixaola border crossing will get two new bridges

The time might not be totally appropriate to talk about fixing up bridges that were not destroyed or damaged in the recent storm, but the transport ministry said Tuesday that it is ready to put in a new bridge at … Continue reading

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Sentence confirmed for aide convicted in hospital fire

The man said responsible for killing 19 persons in the Hospital Calderón Gaurdia fire July 12, 2005, will serve just 20 years. That was the decision of the Sala III high criminal court that upheld a new sentence levied on … Continue reading

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Repressive rules and laws destroy routes to progress

Life (and politics) change over time and most expats (and some citizens) tend to respect the laws of the land (and the concept of “grandfathered” promises) rather than take those laws as a suggestion of what to do.

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Liberia airport police snag three suspects

Police assigned to security at Daniel Oduber airport in Liberia did double duty Tuesday when they nabbed three suspects on Ruta 21 that passed by their workplace.

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Country scores low in ease-of-doing-business index

The country finished second to last among Central American states in an assessment of the ease of doing business here. The rating was by the World Bank Group – International Finance Corp., which awarded Costa Rica 125th place among nations … Continue reading

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