Nacional mourning halts Archivo National festivities

Correos de Costa Rica and the Archivo Nacional have canceled a celebration today because the nation is in a period of mourning.

The Archivo Nacional is celebrating 130 years. The postal service is issuing a special postmark. It still will do so but at Correos offices. A presentation with a band and other festive activities will not be held, both agencies said in a release.

President Laura Chinchilla decreed three days of national mourning to honor teenagers in San Ramón who died when hit by a car early Wednesday and a teen who was shot by an acquaintance while at school in Orotina Monday.

Meanwhile, the Poder Judicial said that a judge ordered the driver in the San Ramón accident to be held for four months preventative detention while the case is investigated. He has the last names of Chavarría Alvarado.

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