Daily Archives: May 23, 2012

An upbeat Watson says he’ll work with Costa Rica

Paul Watson, the fugitive conservationist, has pledged cooperation with Costa Rica. “I do not want to lose the opportunity of actually being able to work hands on with Costa Rica to do what we are most passionate about – the … Continue reading

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Legal system very far from purported virtues

As a frequent reader of A.M. Costa Rica and former resident of Costa Rica, I had to chuckle when I read the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto statement extolling the virtues and ethics of the legal system in Costa … Continue reading

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The end does not justify the means used by Watson

I have been following the escapades of Paul Watson for the past few years and find him an interesting character, but not one without fault. I applaud Costa Rica for demanding he return to Costa Rica in person for a … Continue reading

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Los Yoses walking tour promises a visit to the 1950s and 1960s

Los Yoses east of San José is best known as the location of the Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano where thousands of Ticos have learned English. The area also is known as the present site of a supermarket and the building … Continue reading

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Four more held in double murder of Austrian expats in the Osa

Investigators have detained four more persons in the Christmas 2009 murder of two Austrian expats in Puerto Jiménez on the Osa peninsula. One of those detained is a police officer. The Poder Judicial said Tuesday that genetic tests from the … Continue reading

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Lawmakers move to ban sale or rental of liquor licenses

Legislators again passed an update of the law regulating the sale of alcohol Tuesday. The bill was one of three given an initial approval during the Asamblea Legislativa’s afternoon session. Lawmakers also passed measures addressing online crimes and drugs and … Continue reading

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Proposed rules published for compliance with anti-tobacco law

The Ministry de Salud has published proposed rules to enforce the new tobacco control law that was published March 26. If approved by President Laura Chinchilla Miranda, the 79- page document will end any lingering doubts on the part of … Continue reading

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Private rocket into space finally achieves liftoff

The private U.S. company Space Exploration Technologies, known as SpaceX, successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket and reusable Dragon space capsule from Cape Canaveral in Florida before dawn Tuesday. “Three, two, one, zero and launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 … Continue reading

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Facebook public offering getting more scrutiny

Massachusetts’ state secretary, the state’s top securities regulator, has subpoenaed investment firm Morgan Stanley over allegations it may have withheld information about the future revenue of Facebook. Shares in the world’s most popular social network were sold in an initial … Continue reading

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INBio planning to count its variety of wild things

The Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, known as INBio, is marking international biodiversity day with an activity this weekend at its park in Santo Domingo de Heredia. The so-called “bio-blitz” will catalog as much of the outdoor facility’s animal and plant … Continue reading

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Country wants to join group with black list

President Laura Chinchilla Miranda told an international financial organization that Costa Rica was ready to join, according to Casa Presidencial. She was speaking in Paris, France, before the Organization for Co-operation and Economic Development. The organization says that its mission … Continue reading

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