Daily Archives: November 26, 2010

Paseo Colón administrator held on pimping charge

Judicial police detained a 42-year-old man Thursday and said he was engaged in pimping at the massage parlor he operated in Paseo Colón.

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Venezuelan TV owners will seek U.S. asylum

The owner of a Venezuelan pro-opposition television channel has told U.S. media that he has asked for political asylum in the United States.

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Parrita battles medical effects of Tropical Storm Tomas

Parrita residents who suffered through the effects of Tropical Storm Tomas are now suffering through illnesses blamed on the storm, according to the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social.

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Scamsters visit victims of tropical storm damage

Homeowners who had their property damaged by Tropical Storm Tomas might become victims again. Crooks are passing themselves off as government inspectors and trying to extort money from the homeowners.

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Italian students storm Italian heritage sites

Italian students stormed Rome’s Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa Thursday as part of nationwide protests against budget cuts and university reforms proposed by the government of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

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Mining decision is a black eye for making investments here

The Wednesday court decision on the Crucitas open pit gold mine is another black eye for Costa Rica and a clear warning to international investors to take their business elsewhere. The country already is in the cellar on an index … Continue reading

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Tis the season to fill out forms for the tax collector

Can’t figure out how to stay busy over the weekend? Well, the tax form D-151 is due by Tuesday. That should keep most taxpayers here occupied. In Costa Rica, tax eligible individuals and corporations have to report in detail their … Continue reading

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Rio police invade slums after wave of violence

Brazilian authorities have raided a Rio de Janeiro slum in an ongoing effort to apprehend drug gang members blamed for days of widespread violence that has left about 30 people dead.

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Revelers will disguise a jacote tree as a Yule evergreen

Costa Ricans are experts in making do with what they have. So it is no surprise that a jocote tree is being drafted for Christmas. That is at the Biblioteca Municipal Tulio Perlaza in Sabana Sur this afternoon.

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Environmental group says private docks to be restricted

An environmental organization said it has been told that the central government will require foreign fishing boats to unload their catches at public docks instead of private ones.

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October, November see few felt earthquakes

Some earthquake scientists are getting a little nervous because there were only seven felt earthquakes in the country in October and only three in November so far.

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Twin drug cases lead to Guanacaste raids

In two major Guanacaste drug sweeps, the Fuerza Pública and anti-drug police detained 14 persons they said were members of two gangs. The raids were in Nicoya and Santa Cruz.

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Young teens threatened to leap at court building

Two young teens, who have a habit of threatening to jump, threatened to do so again Thursday afternoon from the fourth floor of the court building in downtown San José.

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Those supposedly with integrity selling out is nothing new

At first, I was going to defend last week’s column on “Dancing with the Stars” against all the slings and arrows it was getting from the right. But I realized that very few really understood what it was I was … Continue reading

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Update requires Caja OK for many transactions

A change in law is about to be approved that prohibits individuals and companies that are not up to date with their social security payments from doing business with the government and its agencies.

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