Daily Archives: December 22, 2010

Convicted man on loose for five years is detained

A man who has been on the loose since 2004 came into investigators’ hands Tuesday. The arrests took place in Cariari de Pococí without incident. The fugitive was identified as Orlando Reyes González, who was found guilty in 2004 of … Continue reading

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Quepos lawyer detained in money laundering probe

Judicial agents detained A 49-year old lawyer in Quepos Tuesday and said he was linked to a group arrested in April at which time some $600,000 was confiscated. Agents said the man, who was not named, had been detained at … Continue reading

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New rules cover packages destined for United States

The Costa Rican postal service, Correos de Costa Rica, said that new rules have been imposed on packages being shipped to the United States to conform with security rules there. Packages being sent to Stateside addresses must be taken to … Continue reading

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Press advocacy group says Chávez worsens censorship

The Inter American Press Association has condemned the “worsening of censorship of the free flow of information on the Internet” and what it called “the marked setback to freedom of the press and of expression in general” in Venezuela with … Continue reading

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Proposed warnings on U.S. cigarette packs are graphic

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is getting ready to update its warning labels on cigarette packs for the first time since the 1980s. The new labels come with graphic images of the health hazards posed by smoking and, says … Continue reading

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Cultural clash and language barrier resulted in release

A woman who got 13 years in the beating murder of a family member suspected of witchcraft has been released from prison by the Consejo de Gobierno. Also pardoned and released was a woman convicted of bringing drugs into a … Continue reading

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Chamber reports tourism arrivals approach full recovery

The national tourism chamber predicts that visitors to Costa Rica this year will be just slightly less than 2008 banner year when more than 2 million were reported. The chamber, the Cámara Nacional de Turismo, predicted that tourist arrivals will … Continue reading

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Pacifism is called harder that military alternative

Your contrast between “pacifism” and “action” betrays a basic misunderstanding of pacifism. Serious pacifists from Gandhi through Martin Luther King (and including Oscar Arias) have always emphasized that pacifism is not passive. Rather, it is active — and in fact … Continue reading

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Murderer who was fugitive captured in San Vito

A convicted murderer who walked away from a minimum security lockup in Pérez Zeledón is back in jail after three weeks of freedom. The man, identified by the last name of Carranza, had done 10 years of his 25-year sentence. … Continue reading

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Short circuits reported as biggest cause of fires

Firemen said that some 219 fires put 679 adult and 342 children on the streets in 2010. The latest blaze was Tuesday morning in El Alto de Guadalupe where seven homes burned, evicting 42 persons, firemen said. The cause was … Continue reading

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Counterfeit alcohol network leads to judicial agent raids

Judicial police staged raids in Desamparados Tuesday to stop the distribution of adulterated liquors. Agents said they found liquor with toxic content being stored in a home in San Rafael Abajo, Desamparados. The location also served as a bottling factory … Continue reading

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He should have found himself an evergreen

Here is a bittersweet Christmas tale that could have begun this way: “Once upon a time in the far away land of Parrita two tiny trees wanted nothing more than to grow up and become symbols of Christmas.” Alas, the … Continue reading

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Metro area sewer system gets a $73 million boost

The plan to put in a sewer system and treatment plant for the metro area has been enriched by some $93 million, even though the project has yet to break ground. The plan to stop dumping all of the Central … Continue reading

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