Daily Archives: August 6, 2012

Three more new bills about ready to hit the streets

Three more new bills about ready to hit the streets

The Banco Central will be coming out with three more new bills, the final trio in a set of six. Three, 1,000 colons, 2,000 colons and 20,000 colons already are in circulation. The new bills are a yellow 5,000-colon note … Continue reading

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Lawyer in heavy weapons case explains reasons

The lawyer who successfully argued against police carrying more powerful weapons said that he was opposed to allowing local police chiefs determine when such weapons could be used, particularly when the police are confronting a peaceful public protest. The lawyer … Continue reading

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Exporters question bond issue promise of lower rates

The exporters chamber has questioned the main selling point that the central government cites to support the issuance of some $4 billion in bonds. The government has said repeatedly that the bond issues will benefit Costa Ricans by lowering interest … Continue reading

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Long-distance magic brings another U.S. rover to Mars

Long-distance magic brings another U.S. rover to Mars

This is not just a news story about a rover the size of an automobile being landed successfully on the surface of Mars. This is a story about how the United States can still do miracles. The rover, ‘Curiosity,’ landed … Continue reading

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Ernesto takes a turn for the north away from Costa Rica

Ernesto takes a turn for the north away from Costa Rica

The good news is that Tropical Storm Ernesto continues to veer to the north, and the threat to Costa Rica is diminishing by the hour. The bad news is that the Pacific coast and Guanacaste probably will not receive the … Continue reading

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Despite recent rains, country still in grip of El Niño and drought

Despite devastating rains a week ago and the approach of a tropical storm, Costa Rica and all of Central America continues to experience drought conditions. The reason is El Niño conditions in the Pacific that can result in the destruction … Continue reading

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Police question nearly 2,000 persons in weekend efforts

Police question nearly 2,000 persons in weekend efforts

Weekend sweeps by police resulted in 30 arrests in Alajuelita, Hatillo, Desamparados, Pavas and Tibás. These are areas of high crime. Many of those detained were the subjects of warrants for various crimes, including robbery and failing to pay child … Continue reading

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Fixing crater on the General Cañas highway will cost $3 million

The transport ministry says it will take five months and $3 million to fix the washout under the General Cañas highway. This is the so-called crater that developed after a heavy rain in the westbound lanes. The Consejo Nacional de … Continue reading

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Local, U.S. students to present musical love story in Monteverde

A musical theatre company will perform the Tony Award-nominated musical, “Once on This Island,” from Friday through Sunday in the Costa Rican premiere of the version translated in Spanish. The productions will be in Santa Elena near Monteverde. In the … Continue reading

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Attack on Catholic Church badly timed, unwarranted

I want to respond to the article by Jo Stuart that appeared this past Friday after a major religious event here in Costa Rica. First, the timing of publishing this article (the day after the pilgrimage) by A.M. Costa Rica, … Continue reading

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Religion was not the cause of 20th century casualties

It is sad that Jo chose the most devout procession outside of Holy Week to attack religion and the Catholic Church. I always find it mystifying when people move to a predominantly Catholic country and then complain about the Church, … Continue reading

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A person’s real identity is their true religion

Charlie Rose on TV last night was talking with Jim Holt who has written a book called “Why do We Exist?” Charlie quoted from the book: “Philosophy is a road to nowhere that leads to nothing.” Jim Holt also says: … Continue reading

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