Daily Archives: May 21, 2012

Terror report seems to be linked to nuclear meeting

Reports of a possible Hezbollah terror attack in Latin America seem to have their origin in a news story Thursday in the influential Italian newspaper,  Corriere della Sera. The report comes a few days before Iranian diplomats meet with representatives of six … Continue reading

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Rainfall was and probably will be highly variable

The rainy season is settling in to be more of the same. Afternoon thunderstorms are predicted today all along the Pacific coast. The Central Valley might get a break with variable showers. And the Caribbean and the northern zone will … Continue reading

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Foreign ministry defends judiciary in Watson case

The Costa Rican foreign ministry has come to the defense of the judiciary and said that Paul Watson took justice into his own hands when he confronted a Costa Rican fishing boat in Guatemalan waters in 2002. The Ministerio de … Continue reading

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Wild bird, fish and roosters get help from law enforcement

Law enforcement was out protecting tropical birds, fish and chickens over the weekend. The biggest haul was the capture of a murder suspect and 56 other wanted individuals when the Fuerza Pública broke up a chicken fight on Calle Fallas … Continue reading

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Turrialba volcano appears to be having some internal changes

Volcano experts have increased the alert for Volcán Turrialba because they have detected internal changes in the mountain. One change has been the increase in minor quakes that seem to suggest the movement of magma and gases below the surface … Continue reading

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Engine irregularity halts liftoff of private rocket

A SpaceX Falcon 9 aborted its launch Saturday moments after its engines ignited when computers detected higher pressure readings than allowed. The center engine pressure built above limits and a shutdown occurred one-half second before liftoff, SpaceX officials said. The … Continue reading

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Curridabat is location for new 260-seat theater

Culture is moving from the center city. A new 260-seat, state-of-the-art theater has opened in the Centro Comercial Momentum in Pinares de Curridabat. The theater is designed for live plays, music and dance events as well as corporate seminars, training … Continue reading

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Chávez gives a report of his condition to TV

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has broken a week-long silence following his recent cancer therapy treatment. Chávez told state TV by phone Friday that he is working eight hours daily, following his diet and resting. The Socialist leader returned from his … Continue reading

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U.N. expert promoting Internet governance

As a powerful global information resource, the Internet must be accessible to everyone and measures to ensure this must be taken, a United Nations independent expert said Friday. “Since the Internet is essentially a global resource, it is crucial that … Continue reading

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Home invasion victim dies of wound in hospital

A 70-year-old San Sebastián man has died in Hospital Calderón Guardia, the victim of a home invasion. This is the man who was shot by intruders Wednesday. The Judicial Investigating Organization attributed the death to the bullet wound even though … Continue reading

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U.S. brothers given more detention time

Preventative detention has been extended three more months for two brothers, U.S. citizens, with the last name of  Ziegler. They were detained in December in San Luis del Ceibo de Pérez Zeledón at the site of a marijuana hydroponics operation. … Continue reading

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Cocaine found in container

Police located 195 kilos of cocaine inside a shipping container that came to Costa Rica from Colombia. The listed contents was bananas, but officers managed to locate briefcases inside the container that contained drugs, said police.

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