Daily Archives: April 14, 2011

Economic crunch, gas prices affected U.S. confidence

New opinion polls in the United States show rising gasoline prices have hurt Americans’ confidence in the country’s future and the performance of President Barack Obama. A Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday found that the proportion of respondents who believe the … Continue reading

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Sax quartet to perform

The saxophone quartet Rice and Beans will play today for the Música al Atardecer at the Teatro Nacional at 5:10 p.m. The members of the quartet also are members of the Big Band de Costa Rica and the New Jazz … Continue reading

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Sabana bridge club invites new members to play

Beginner or intermediate bridge players are invited to visit the Costa Rican Bridge Club, also known as the Asociación Recreativa Nacional de Bridge. The organization is interested in developing new players to join in playing bridge, it said Thursday at … Continue reading

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Final vote totals in Haiti delayed by two days

Haitian officials say the final results of the country’s recent runoff elections will be announced next Monday, instead of this coming Saturday as originally planned. A government source close to the matter said conditions have not been fulfilled to present … Continue reading

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Another survey shows that retail food prices are variable

Another survey shows that retail food prices are variable

Semana Santa is when Costa Ricans change their diets to more fish and other traditional Lenten foods. The holiday also is the time for surveyors of the Ministerio de Economía, Industría y Comerico to check up on prices in the … Continue reading

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Security minister apologized for inappropriate telephone call

The security minster made a public apology Wednesday for making an inappropriate telephone call to a prosecutor and then received a tongue lashing by opposition deputies. One even suggested that the minister, José María Tijerino resign. Tijerino, himself a former … Continue reading

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Judiciary gets another black eye with corruption case arrest

In a major embarrassment for the judicial system, agents detained a criminal prosecutor in Limón on the allegation that the man accepted a bribe to allow a murder case to expire. Jorge Chavarría, the nation’s chief prosecutor, was there for … Continue reading

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Postal service to enter the cell telephone business

The postal service, Correos de Costa Rica, is expanding its market and will offer cell telephone services. The government agency announced an agreement Wednesday with the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad and Grupo Tecnológico GAMA TAU. The agreement means that the … Continue reading

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German president visits Costa Rica May 3 and 4

The president of the German Federal Republic will lead a delegation to Costa Rica May 3 and 4. The president, Christian Wulff, will be accompanied by his wife, Bettina. Members of the Bundestag, commercial representatives, scientists, cultural personalities and press … Continue reading

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Renewed traffic restrictions will only be in San José

Transport officials have decided to waive vehicle restrictions in communities other than San José, but the possibility will be studied. That was a decision announced Wednesday by Francisco Jiménez, minister of Obras Públicas y Transportes. However, as expected, the ministry … Continue reading

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Hotel operators reported optimistic for Easter Week

Hotel operators reported optimistic for Easter Week

A new organization of small and medium tourist operations has a litany of complaints. Some are consistent with universal economic concerns such as electrical rates. But the group, Asociación para Protección de Turismo, also would like to see more of … Continue reading

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