Daily Archives: June 16, 2015

International food firm plans call center

Mondelēz International said Monday that it would hire 100 employees here to staff a call center to handle human resources assistance for its North American employees. The company said it is negotiating for a location in the western part of … Continue reading

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Five students from here will get a shot at Ivy League education

The joke goes that when Ezra Cornell proposed in 1868 the university that now bears his name he said he wanted to provide an institution where anyone could find instruction in any study. An associate said “But you will be … Continue reading

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Do-it-yourself weapons confiscated

Fuerza Pública officers said they nabbed two teens Monday while they were hiding in vegetation awaiting the arrival of a delivery truck. Apparently there have been enough crimes of this sort in Río Jiménez de Guácimo, Limón, to warrant special … Continue reading

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$10 million effort launched for citrus

The U. S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Research Initiative has awarded a diverse group of researchers a $10 million grant to develop treatments for  citrus greening disease. The disease disease, a bacterial infection, threatens the future of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Story behind unrefrigerated eggs is complex indeed

What U.S. expat  has not been surprised by flats and cartons of eggs sitting out on the supermarket shelf. They immediately wonder why the eggs are not refrigerated like back home. It turns out that Costa Rica may be doing … Continue reading

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U.S. high court upholds secret denial of visas

Costa Ricans who apply here for a visa to enter the United States never get a detailed reason if they are denied. This is one of the situations that creates hard feelings. The best that a consular official will offer … Continue reading

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