Daily Archives: December 14, 2010

Latin growth in 2010 put at a 6 percent average

Following a 1.9 percent decline in 2009, Latin America and the Caribbean will grow by 6 percent in 2010 thanks to the economic recovery posted by most countries in the region, according to an annual report launched by the Economic … Continue reading

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Bus collections alert issued by state agency

Some of those seekers of donations in buses are not on the level. One organization, the Dirección Nacional de Centros de Educación y Nutrición y de Centros Infantiles de Atención Integral, said Monday that persons seeking funds were using the … Continue reading

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Mrs. Clinton tells Haiti it must end voting crisis

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Haitian government must do more to help resolve the crisis sparked by disputed presidential elections in the impoverished nation. Mrs. Clinton said Monday that a key U.S. senator’s call for the freezing … Continue reading

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This bottle of rum packed better than average punch

Anti-drug police discovered two separate incidents of individuals trying to smuggle cocaine out of the country in containers. In Liberia at Daniel Oduber airport, the container was a bottle of aged Flor de Caña Nicaraguan rum. The individual who is … Continue reading

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Lawmakers hope to see draft of revised traffic law this week

Lawmakers studying the current traffic law have proposed 300 changes, including some in the 12 sections related to fines and penalties, according to a report from the Asamblea Legislative. Lawmakers who took office May 1 inherited the controversial traffic law … Continue reading

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Nicaragua seems to be stoking the fires of nationalism

The Nicaraguan administration is playing the nationalistic card by suggesting that expats living in Costa Rica are being mistreated and that U.S. troops and warships are on the move. Major Managua newspapers played up a La Nación news story Monday … Continue reading

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Suspects held in stickup of meat delivery truck

Fuerza Pública officers detained four suspects Monday afternoon in Matina and said they were involved in the robbery of a meat delivery truck and the taking of 15 million colons, about $30,000. The suspects were detained when they rode in … Continue reading

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Two robbery suspects held after wild chase in Golfito

A jewelry store stickup developed into a police chase punctuated by bullets in Río Claro de Golfito Monday. The Fuerza Pública said that two men stuck up the El Nica jewelry store and fled in a stolen car about 2 … Continue reading

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Incentives offered to drop TDMA cell phone service

The 45,000 telephone customers that use the TDMA system are being offered incentives to dump their old phone and move up to the GSM or 3G service. The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, the phone company, has set up a raffle … Continue reading

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Big day today for cell firms that seek to open up here

This morning the telecom agency will receive bids from private firms interested in setting up a cell phone system in Costa Rica. This is the long-awaited bidding session that has been derailed multiple times by legal problems. For international telecom … Continue reading

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Warm the oven and ward off the chilly weather

With the overnight temperatures threatening to set a record low for the year, a couple of batches of cookies can quickly warm the inside environment. Plus, cookies are a great way to say happy holidays because they come from the … Continue reading

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