Daily Archives: June 5, 2015

Health officials warn against measles

The Pan American Health Organization is urging travelers to the 2015 Americas Cup, scheduled for June 11 to July 4 in Chile, to ensure they are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases, especially measles and rubella. Intensified international travel and population movement … Continue reading

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Hatillo taxi driver detained as leader of a home invasion gang

Last April, Fuerza Pública officers stopped a vehicle in which five persons were riding. They had ski masks and what amounted to burglary tools. But only one person was detained, said judicial agents. The arrest was because one of the … Continue reading

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Climate change dominates public policy despite myths and rumors

limate is the driving force in public policy, and Costa Rica is among the leaders. Yet facts often give way to rumors and myths. Today is the last day of an environmental fair at the Antigua Aduana on Calle 23, … Continue reading

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Hurricane moving away from México

There is a Category 2 hurricane, Blanca, in the eastern Pacific off southern México. Like most Pacific storms, this one appears to be headed to the northwest out to sea, said the U.S. Hurricane Center.  Maximum winds are about 105 … Continue reading

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Would-be robber killed by guard in Limón

Two men tried to hold up a soft drink delivery truck crew Thursday afternoon in  Cangrejos, Limón. In the gun battle that followed, one of the presumed robbers died and a guard on the delivery truck suffered a bullet in … Continue reading

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One man in custody in murder of family

Police and judicial agents have detained one man in the murder of an entire family in Santa María de Dota. Three men more and two women either are in custody or are being sought, the Fuerza Pública said today. Law … Continue reading

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Tourism chamber to help collect Caja debt

The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social reports that 228 tourism businesses are behind on their monthly payments. The Caja has made an agreement with the Cámera National de Turismo to help clear the debt of those member firms that are … Continue reading

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Fire investigators confirm lightning destroyed statue

The 10-meter fiberglass statue of Jesus Christ in  San Rafael Norte de Pérez Zeledón was destroyed by a lightning strike, fire investigators have confirmed. They reported Thursday that there was no sign of accelerants or any evidence of arson. In … Continue reading

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There’s some good news and bad from store survey

A new economics ministry study showed that 94 percent of supermarket items met the legal requirement of displaying a unit price, the agency said Thursday. The legal compliance dipped drastically when items were on a special or promotion. A popular … Continue reading

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Predictable rock fall closes key Caldera highway

A cliff where problems took place in the past has given way on Ruta 27, the Caldera highway. Employees of the highway concession spent the day knocking down fractured rock. The highway remains closed, but it is expected to re-open … Continue reading

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