Daily Archives: May 15, 2012

Chicken fighters say they are facing descrimination

Chicken fighters went on the offensive Monday with a full page newspaper ad equating their sport to a long-running Costa Rican tradition. The ad also said that these chicken fights were being singled out for prosecution while there were many … Continue reading

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Manuel Antonio park gets another trail for visitors

Park and environmental officials inaugurated another trail at Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio Monday. The trail is to Punta Catedral and has a 10-year life expectancy. The Ministerio de Ambiente, Energía y Telecomunicaciones said that environmentally friendly materials were used for … Continue reading

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Another TV commentator sets sights for Costa Rica

The country got a small boost Monday night when Fox Network commentator Bill O’Reilly said “I am going to move to Costa Rica and get out of everyone’s way.” His on-air comments shortly after 6 p.m. got a quick reaction … Continue reading

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Watson remains in jail while Costa Rica mulls response

The foreign ministry is backing away from the arrest of Capt. Paul Watson in Germany. Carlos Roverssi, vice minister of Relaciones Exteriores y Culto, said Monday that Costa Rica is a leader in the fight against shark finning. But he … Continue reading

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Dysfunctional government is root cause of problems

What does an embarrassing incarceration of an “angel” ocean conservationist, ongoing environmental stress on the countries rivers and waterways, i.e. constant need for clean-up crews, daily armed robbery reports, and shootings, archaic “squatters” laws, and a government awash in debt … Continue reading

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Winner in land grab case likens life here to ‘Survivor’

Regarding Mr Chilton’s reasonable editorial: Mr. Chilton, I applaud your stance. However, you make a big assumption that Costa Rica has a functioning “justice” system. At best, it has a dysfunctional “legal” system. Costa Rica justice is an oxymoron. What about … Continue reading

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People should oppose prosecution of Watson

After reading your article in today’s newspaper, concerning Mr. Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd, and his plight with Costa Rica, I was shocked and horrified. Paul Watson is a “saint” to the other creatures that we (humans) share this planet with.  … Continue reading

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Hong Kong protesters seek end of official shark fin soup

Shark fin has been considered a luxury in Chinese cuisine since the Ming emperors first demanded the delicacy more than 400 years ago. However, unsustainable and barbaric methods of harvesting the fish mean shark populations are increasingly endangered. More than … Continue reading

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Jailed lawyer says he is in the county’s best, drug-free facility

I had always heard that in Costa Rica anyone can end up in jail if a prosecutor wants you there. When in my case the Fiscalia de San Joaquin de Flores denied me access to the case file, I made … Continue reading

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Bandits invade homes in Calle Blancos and in Guachipelín

Judicial agents reported two home invasions Sunday, one at 5 p.m. in Calle Blancos and another at 9 p.m in Guachipelín de Escazú. No one was injured seriously. At 5 p.m. four armed men arrived at a home in Lotes … Continue reading

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U.N. experts promoting global financial tax

A group of United Nations independent experts today called on the European Union to take the lead in promoting the adoption of a global financial transaction tax that would offset the costs of the current economic crisis and protect basic … Continue reading

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Press group decries attack on newspaper in México

The Inter American Press Association Monday expressed outrage at an assault on Mexican newspaper El Mañana, whose plant located in the city of Nuevo Laredo, in the northern state of Tamaulipas, was attacked Friday by assailants shooting and hurling an … Continue reading

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Typical rainy season weather predicted for entire week

The traditional start of the rainy season in the Central Valley is today, May 15. But nature jumped the gun Monday with heavy rains in some sections of the valley. More of the same is predicted for today and for … Continue reading

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Legion Post 10 announces its Memorial Day picnic

American Legion Post CR10 located in Escazú is holding its third annual Memorial Day picnic on Monday, May 28, at Villa Amira, which is located in Santa Ana on the old road from Escazú. The picnic will be from 1 … Continue reading

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