Daily Archives: November 24, 2010

Mine protesters plan to rally as court gives Crucitas verdict

The much-awaited court decision on the Las Crucitas open pit gold mine is scheduled for today, but regardless of the way the decision goes, more litigation is likely.

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Venezuelan trawler said to be trespassing at sea

While Costa Rica avoids confrontation along its northeastern border with Nicaragua, a Venezuelan trawler was reported to have invaded the country’s exclusive zone in the Pacific.

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Officials warn motorists to keep license active

Traffic officials are promoting the fact that individuals can renew their driver’s license up to three months before they expire.

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ICE creates new barrier to halt auction for cell phone service

The former telephone monopoly, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, has thrown up another roadblock in an effort to halt opening the market to private competition.

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Just wait until Santa tries to bring his pack here

A lot of so-called Black Friday ideas on the Web promise to deliver Stateside products, mostly electronics, cheaply and painlessly to Costa Rican residents. But the customs procedures continue to amaze. For example, a recent mailing of a doll and … Continue reading

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10-day holiday for Christmas

Central government employees will have a 10-day vacation for Christmas. The bulk of the employees will leave work Thursday afternoon, Dec. 23, and not return until Monday, Jan. 3.

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Judgment for humiliation against husband upheld on appeal

The Sala II high court has upheld a 3 million-colon judgement against a dental surgeon based on allegations that he humiliated his wife and caused her public shame and embarrassment.

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Haiti cholera epidemic reported spreading fast

The number of reported cases of cholera in Haiti is now approaching 50,000, but health experts have cautioned that the figure could be higher because data on the epidemic has not been received from some rural communities, a United Nations … Continue reading

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Tropical storm price tag is put at $330 million

The price tag for the early November downpours from Tropical Storm Tomas is estimated to be $330 million just for repairs of government facilities, roads and homes for 672 families who lost theirs.

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Trump hotel in Panamá to open next spring

Trump Hotel Collection said Tuesday that Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama will debut in spring 2011, marking the firm’s first foray into Latin America.

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Fugitive sought passport

A man living here for 10 years to avoid a New Jersey drug charge made the mistake of attempting to renew his U.S. passport.

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Magistrates give go-ahead to cybercrime updates

The Corte Suprema de Justicia has given a green light to changes in the penal code that will provide stiff sentences for cybercriminals, including those who take photos and steal identities from the social networks.

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