Daily Archives: November 16, 2010

Ms. Chinchilla meets with former presidents on Ortega

President Laura Chinchilla Miranda got multiple votes of confidence Monday from two former presidents and five former foreign minsters. They said they supported her use of diplomacy in trying to turn back the Nicaraguan invasion of a large island in … Continue reading

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Small is beautiful, real estate buyers say, but cheap is better!

Long gone are the halcyon heydays where investors who had no intention of ever living in Costa Rica could come down, purchase properties, hold for a short while and flip them for a fast buck. But something new is now … Continue reading

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Vision-challenged lottery vendors getting shelters

The voluntary tax on innumeracy, otherwise known as the national lottery, got a boost Monday with the delivery of the first of 20 kiosks as sales outlets for those vendors who have vision problems.

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Amnet blames bad service on RACSA and television

I’ve had Amnet for four years. I get both my television and my Internet from them. Since the beginning, the Internet has had numerous slowdowns, outages and interruptions.

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U.S. consumer case filed against BBG phone firm

A California law firm has filed a class action suite against BBG Communications, Inc., the company that is known for charging astounding fees for credit card telephone calls. The law firm, The Consumer Law Group in San Diego, alleges six … Continue reading

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Two electrical outages are planned for today

The national electric company plans outages today in Barva and downtown San José.

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Rocks close Interamericana Norte adding more damage

Rocks, described as being of big proportions, fell on the Interamericana Norte Monday at Cambronero, and officials closed the vital highway.

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Brazil seeks to produce higher-quality coffee beans

Brazil produces more coffee than any other country. Now, some Brazilian farmers want coffee drinkers to see Brazil as a producer of some of the best coffee in the world. The coffee-growing region of Sao Paulo state exemplifies how farmers … Continue reading

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Five firms seek spectrum in mobil market auction

As the deadline for the long-awaited spectrum auction approaches that will end the monopoly of publicly owned Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad in Costa Rica, all five major Latin American operator groups remain in the race to win a new licence.

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Another Amnet customer still seeking CNBC channel

What happened to CNBC? It has been a full three weeks since CNBC, the business information channel, went off the air at Amnet. The channel went missing several days before Amnet dropped several programs without explanation or warning, including Fox … Continue reading

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