Daily Archives: June 9, 2015

Obama showed U.S. to be a paper tiger

Dear A.M. Costa Rica: I was rather surprised that you printed the letter from Mr. Barbour that plays fast and loose with the facts about the current U.S. administration. As far as Syria, Obama is on record and video relaying … Continue reading

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Solis says developed countries should offer climate help

President Luis Guillermo Solís adopted a familiar theme Monday when he spoke at the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland. The president suggested that developed countries should offer help to countries in development that are adopting actions to mitigate the … Continue reading

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Opponents of genetically modified crops irked by U.S. note

Opponents of genetically modified crops are calling a letter from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative pressure put on Costa Rica to permit sowing genetically modified crops here. More than 30 international opponents met in San Ramón, said the … Continue reading

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Feedback offered on exotic restaurant

Dear A.M. Costa Rica: You asked for positive writeups about restaurants in Costa Rica. Today we experienced one of the most exotic places that may exist here. The Zamora restaurant hotel vineyards is truly exotic and not expensive. It offers … Continue reading

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Some rain falls on the Pacific coast

There may be some good news for farmers and ranchers on the Pacific coast. A low pressure area has formed offshore, and the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional predicts possible rain early today.  The forecast is more certain of rain this afternoon … Continue reading

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Effort expanded against invasive lion fish

The invasive lion fish is generating and extensive network of concerned officials and institutions. Among other actions, it appears that the environmental ministry will create a  Comisión Nacional del Pez León. The most affected by the fish are members of … Continue reading

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Child dies in drug shootout in Corredores

A 10 year old in  La Cuesta de Corredores died Monday when he was caught in gun fire directed at anti-drug agents. The child was in the wrong place at the wrong time, agents said, noting that he was not … Continue reading

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Scarlet macaws get dumped, too, by their owners

Not just dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are dumped by unfeeling pet owners who tire of their responsibility. A woman in  Rio Seco de Parrita reported that she found a scarlet macaw that appeared to be sick. Fuerza Pública officers … Continue reading

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Festival promotes medical marijuana and hemp

Costa Rica seems to be moving slowly toward legalization of marijuana. A bill in the legislature would set up regulations for the production and use of cannabis for medical purposes and hemp for industrial uses. Most proponents really see legalizing … Continue reading

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