Daily Archives: May 14, 2012

Officials need to take action to prevent cases of squatter fraud

Regarding the Hazeltine criminal libel case. I have followed this case for quite sometime and I think there is some fundamental issues that really need to be addressed here other than the fact that the events read more like a Laurel and … Continue reading

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Government experts have been chewing on tax reform for years

Official concern about the country’s financial situation is not new. And some of the aspects of the failed Chinchilla administration tax package are not new. They have been discussed for years. Among these is the new tax on corporations. The … Continue reading

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Colorful Mayan chamber was domain of scribes

Archeologists working among the ruins of a 9th century Mayan town in Guatemala have discovered a room filled with extraordinarily well-preserved artwork. The colorful wall paintings provide new insights into how Mayan astronomers charted the cosmos. Xultun was the largest … Continue reading

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Chávez returns home after Cuban treatment

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez returned home from Cuba late Friday following 11 days of cancer treatment, calling his latest radiation therapy a success. After arriving in Caracas, the socialist leader, 57, said he must rigorously follow medical advice in coming … Continue reading

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More bodies stuffed in bags turn up in northern México

Mexican authorities have found 49 mutilated bodies stuffed in bags near the northern city of Monterrey in what officials believe is the latest act of violence in the country’s brutal drug war. Police say they found the bodies in the … Continue reading

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Hawaiian surfer confirmed as rider of tallest wave

International surfing officials and the Guinness Book of World records have officially confirmed a giant wave caught by a U.S. surfer off the coast of Portugal last November was the biggest wave ever ridden. The officials have awarded Hawaiian surfer … Continue reading

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Tico warrant snags Sea Shepherd’s Watson in Germany

German officials have detained seagoing environmentalist Paul Watson on a 10-year-old warrant filed by Costa Rica, said the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society that Watson heads. The arrest comes on an apparently bogus charge lodged by fishermen after Watson’s “Ocean Warrior” … Continue reading

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President seeking close look on public employee finances

President Laura Chinchilla said Friday that she is preparing a decree that will tighten oversight of public officials who supervise public works and concessions. Details were not given, but Casa Presidencial said that the measure would seek to keep track … Continue reading

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Woman hurt in shootout provoked by robbery try

A 20-year-old woman suffered a bullet wound in the stomach Saturday night when robbers tried to stickup her and the man with whom she was walking. Her companion had a firearm and exchanged shots with the robbers. The scene was … Continue reading

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River clean up draws 1,500

Some 1,500 persons showed up Sunday to get trash out of the Río Liberia in Guanacaste. The effort was sponsored in part by the Fuerza Pública and the muncipality there. Among the volunteers were students from the Liceo Nocturno de … Continue reading

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