Daily Archives: December 21, 2010

Ex-candidate set free after seven months

Kidnappers have freed former Mexican presidential candidate Diego Fernández de Cevallos, who had been held hostage for seven months. Officials and a family spokesman Monday said Fernández de Cevallos was released, but did not say when he was set free. … Continue reading

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Online ads exceeding print, says marking research firm

This year, for the first time, U.S. advertisers are spending more on Internet ads than on ads in newspapers. The market research firm eMarketer says U.S. spending for online ads will total nearly $26 billion this year, compared to total … Continue reading

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U.S. says veto by Chávez will have consequences

The State Department said Monday that Venezuela’s rejection of the Obama administration’s choice for U.S. ambassador to Caracas will have consequences for the bilateral relationship. Venezuela confirmed that it will not allow veteran U.S. diplomat Larry Palmer to take up … Continue reading

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Eclipse comes off without a hitch to wow those braving chilly weather here

Eclipse watchers had clear skies early today when the earth’s shadow blocked the sun from the moon. The moon turned red on cue from the reflected light from the earth and dusts in the atmosphere. Others were not as lucky … Continue reading

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Free zone rules mean a variety of tax and customs benefits

The Free Zone Regime is a system of tax exemptions designed to encourage the production of products and services with a high value-added component. So far, the main industries to take advantage of the incentives are near shore” service call … Continue reading

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7,000 new jobs seen as a result of 2010 investments

An investment of more than $434 million and the eventual creation of more than 7,000 new jobs will result from foreign direct investment in high-tech industries announced in 2010, according to the Ministerio de Ccomercio Exterior. The new jobs are … Continue reading

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He’s not overly worried about crime in Costa Rica

I have read both Art Sulenski’s and Mr. Aguilar’s letters to the editor. Art focused primarily on crime in Costa Rica, and mentioned the invasion by Nicaragua only peripherally. While Mr. Aguilar focused on the latter, his main point, contesting … Continue reading

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You’re not in America, Canadian resident says

I have to agree with that comments made in today’s paper. I have lived here for 6 1/2 years and never once have I seen or heard so much bull dung. Never once have I been robbed or mugged. 80 … Continue reading

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More agreement for letter written by Costa Rican

I am writing in support of and in agreement with Mr. Joaquin Aguilar. It is the height of disrespect and cultural ignorance for a North American to declare that “It is seeming like Costa Rica isn’t the land of Pura Vida … Continue reading

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Tico’s ‘thoughtful letter’ draws praise from reader

Three cheers for Joaquin Aguilar taking Mr. Sulenski to task for his failure to observe the old adage, “When in Rome, do as the Roman’s do.” All too frequently I read letters in A.M. Costa Rica where the writer expects … Continue reading

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Illegal phone system evaded tolls, judicial police report

Three lawyers and four electronic experts are being investigated for using technology to bypass the national telephone system and run up millions of dollars in overseas calls. The Judicial Investigating Organization conducted two raids Monday, including one in the shadow … Continue reading

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The accent can carry lots of weight in conversation

A rose by any other name may still smell as sweet, but if the name is said with an accent, there are unexpected complexities that are being unraveled now by scientists. And understanding these complexities may be of value to … Continue reading

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