Daily Archives: December 8, 2010

Colombian rebels to free hostages with conditions

Colombia’s largest rebel group says it plans to free five of the hostages in its custody. The Fuerzas Revolucionarias de Colombia said in a statement Wednesday that it would free two politicians and three members of the military. The statement … Continue reading

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Workers will share $1.2 billion in Christmas bonuses

The country’s private sector workers will share some 466 billion colons in Christmas bonuses, according to an employers group. Public employees will share 491 billion more, according to another report. There are 1.5 million workers in the private sector, according … Continue reading

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Trees will be cut to give space to widen roadway

Motorists will be detoured today and Thursday when a private firm cuts down trees along the San Francisco de Heredia-Río Segundo de Alajuela road. The location is between what is known locally as the Bomba de Cristo, a service station, … Continue reading

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Edgar Allen Poe Influences New Book by Ticos

The tangled mind of 19th century writer Edgar Allen Poe is coming alive again and with a Tico twist. Tonight in Los Yoses the new ClubdeLibros editorial house presents a collection of eight science fiction stories written by Costa Ricans … Continue reading

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Puriscal begins its chicharrones festival this Thursday

Festival organizers in Puriscal estimate that they will prepare and serve 13,000 kilos of chicharrones during a two-weekend festival that begins Thursday. It is the eighth Feria del Chicharrón. The event is in the fair grounds in the community west … Continue reading

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Measure to assess extra tax on corporations advances

A proposal for a new tax that would assess corporations advanced Tuesday when the Comisión Permanente de Asuntos Hacendarios approved the measure with modifications. President Laura Chinchilla Miranda is seeking $300 per corporation to pay for unspecified security measures. The … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the hat and scarf for Saturday’s parade

The annual Festival de la Luz is Saturday, and the crowds of spectators and participants are going to need warm clothing. The winds that reached 50 kph over the last two days are expected to continue through the weekend. Predictions … Continue reading

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Foreign ministers reaffirm Nov. 12 vote on Río San Juan

In an unusual midnight vote, a meeting of Western Hemisphere foreign minsters voted Tuesday, 24 to 2, that Nicaragua should adopt without delay a previous resolution that said the country should pull its troops out of the Isla Calero. The … Continue reading

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Gas from Volcán Turrialba acidifies distant landscape

The Turrialba volcano is creating acidic conditions in the Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo and in the vicinity of the Barva volcano, researchers report. The gas put out by the volcano sometimes mixes with rain or just precipitates into the vegetation. … Continue reading

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U.N.’s Ban makes big pitch for climate change pact

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday made an impassioned plea for agreement at the United Nations climate change conference in Cancún, telling delegates that further delay threatened the health of the planet, the global economy and the well-being of the human … Continue reading

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Publication of leaks creates a conundrum

Wikileaks: Not “fruit of the poisonous tree” In the U.S.A., if law enforcement seizes potential evidence without a warrant, that property is deemed “fruit of the poisonous tree” and not admissible as evidence at trial. If, however, a private individual … Continue reading

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Wikileaks disclosure cables cleverly-designed psy-op

I am amazed at the sheeple of the world how easily they are brainwashed becoming ardent defenders, yes, even gullible worshippers of Wikileaks, like little wind-up toys, and according to plan. Nothing of what has been leaked though is any … Continue reading

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