Daily Archives: November 23, 2010

Country gearing up for another festive holiday season

The Christmas season is beginning to pick up steam. The post office, Correos de Costa Rica, announced that it has new post cards ready with Christmas themes that can be sent anywhere in the world for 405 colons, about 80 … Continue reading

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Report urges more weapons to fight sales tax cheats

The nation’s tax collecting agency should propose legal reforms to counter the evasion of sales tax, according to the Contraloría de la República, the fiscal watchdog.

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Transport minister asked for patience over road woes

The public works minister is asking patience of citizens because the highways are not back in shape yet.

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Channel at Isla Calero would be ‘dramatic, irreversible’

An environmental expert characterized the possible impact of Nicaragua’s work on the Isla Calero as very dramatic and irreversible.

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World Health Organization urges more taxes for care

The World Health Organization says spiraling health costs push 100 million people into poverty every year. Now, a report provides practical guidelines on how governments can strengthen their health financing systems and make services available to more people.

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New e-reader is based on cheap paper device

A breakthrough in a University of Cincinnati engineering lab that could clear the way for a low-cost, even disposable, e-reader is gaining considerable attention.

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In support of Jo Stuart and her right to opinions

I am somewhat shocked at the response to Jo’s article about Bristol Palin. For the record, I am a conservative, a fan of Sarah Palin and have been in Costa Rica on and off for four years. Though Jo is … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving dinner is just not like it used to be

Thanksgiving, which is Thursday, appears on the surface to be unchanged over the years. The main dish is turkey with all the trimmings. It is a holiday. Leftovers provide meals for the next week.

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Two quakes recorded

Two quakes rattled the southern part of the country Monday. The first, at 1:12 a.m. was 13 kilometers (8 miles) southwest of Jacó in the Pacific.

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Just flip the channel if you dislike Fox News

I have always been aware of the fact that there is a large percentage of whining liberals among the Norteamericanos there in Costa Rica.  

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Costa Rica should get percentage of river income

I have an opinion on what should happen with the Nicaraguan border conflict, but it is too practical and dealing with Ortega equates to dealing with my ex-wife. No matter how good an offer you make, they are going to … Continue reading

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Warehouse Dance Center plans 10th annual presentation

An estimated 130 ballet dancers from ages 3 to 30 will be in the spotlight at the auditorium of the Nacional del Museo de los Niños Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

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Trespassing miners die at open pit in Suriname

Officials in Suriname say seven men who were illegally digging for gold have died in a landslide at a mine.

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