Daily Archives: November 19, 2010

Mixed weather expected for today and Saturday

The weekend weather promises to be warmer than the previous week with about a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms in the Central Valley each day.

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Constitutional court gets appeal over national anthem

A woman has gone to the Sala IV constitutional court to seek action against what she says are gross and discriminatory phrases against women contained in the national anthem, the Himno Nacional.

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Venezuela turns over rebel trio to Colombia

Venezuela has deported three suspected rebels back to Colombia in a sign of improved cooperation between the two countries.

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On and around Cocos provides subjects for new show

Edward Herreño, a marine biologist and photographer, is the artist whose works will be displayed beginning Saturday at The Hidden Garden Art Gallery in Liberia.

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Endangered frog successfully bred in Panamá captivity

As frogs around the world continue to disappear — many killed by a rapidly spreading disease called chytridiomycosis, which attacks the skin cells of amphibians — one critically endangered species has received an encouraging boost.

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A bite by a tiny bug causes a major medical ordeal

What may have been the bite of a tiny mosquito last April in Jacó marked the beginning of a medical ordeal for a Denver man.

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Letter sparks wave of complaints about cable firm

A reader appears to have hit a nerve with expats here when he criticized Amnet for its cable television service. The reader, Gary Mathews of Escazú, said that he received e-mails from more than 50 persons Thursday as a result … Continue reading

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Costa Rica moves ahead on two fronts over island

Costa Rica continued its diplomatic attack against Nicaragua with two initiatives Thursday.

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City asks citizens to help guard manhole covers

The Municipalidad de San José would like residents to keep the manhole covers in place. The steel covers are much valued by crooks who swipe them and sell them to equally crooked junk yard operators.

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So how come a mediocre dancer continues to advance?

As I have said before quite a few times, things change, even in Costa Rica. This makes it difficult to recommend any business or even a museum, and be sure it is going to be ‘as advertised’ by whoever is … Continue reading

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Haiti’s cholera epidemic expected to become worse

U.S. health experts say Haiti’s cholera epidemic could easily get worse, warning the country could face long-term problems with the disease and repeated outbreaks.

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Final orchestra concert is farewell to its director

Tonight and Sunday will be the farewell concerts for Chosei Komatsu, the director for seven years of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional.

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