Daily Archives: November 25, 2010

Stadium to see first game with March inauguration

The new stadium being built by the People’s Republic of China in exchange for Costa Rica’s diplomatic support will be inaugurated in March with a game between the national team and that of Argentina, officials have announced.

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U.N. officials seek more to quell Haiti’s epidemic

U.N. officials are calling for a much stronger international response to Haiti’s cholera outbreak after new estimates show the epidemic could affect as many as 400,000 people.

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Court deals a new setback to Crucitas open pit gold project

The Crucitas open pit gold mine project hit another barrier Wednesday. After more than a month of trial, the Tribunal Contencioso Administrativo ordered the central government to cancel the mineral concession held by Industrias Infinito S.A.

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Greenhouse gases said to be at record levels

Carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, the main man-made greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, increased to record post-industrial concentrations last year, according to a report by the World Meteorological Organization.

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Traffic to be diverted while workers fix metal bridge strip

The transport ministry will outline in detail plans today for repair of the balky expansion joint on the Autopista General Cañas.

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Foreign minister heading for U.N. meeting Monday

The country’s foreign minister travels to New York Monday to meet with United Nations officials to discuss the invasion by Nicaraguan troops.

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Hollywood homeless have Thanksgiving early

Americans celebrate Thanksgiving today, when they give thanks for the good things in their lives. Some also reach out on Thanksgiving to help the less fortunate. Dozens of Hollywood celebrities have been helping the poor and homeless on this holiday.

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More space at airport

Travelers now have 17,500 more square meters of space at Juan Santamaría airport. Some of the space is in two new waiting areas that can seat 264 persons.

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To confront Nazis in Latin America, U.S. sent cartoonists

In 1941, celebrated animator Walt Disney went on a diplomatic mission to Latin America. The creator of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck became a good will ambassador. The U.S. had not yet joined its allies in war, but feared growing … Continue reading

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Oxen parade this Sunday

One official start to the Christmas season is the Entrada de los Santos to San José. The wooden figurines are mounted on ox carts. The event is Sunday morning starting at Parque La Sabana and passing through Avenida 2. Camera … Continue reading

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Nation’s forest protection has unintended results

A new study questions the impact of forest protection schemes in Costa Rica and four other countries. The study says that although these developing nations have protected their own woodlands, they are encouraging deforestation elsewhere by importing wood.

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