Daily Archives: June 18, 2015

Central Pacific municipalities plan fair

Municipalities in the central Pacific region plan a promotional fair from July 3 to 5 in Jacó. This will be the first. The fair is designed to show the beauty and promote tourism in the region, said an announcement. The … Continue reading

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Hemispheric health coalition targets region’s noncommunicable diseases

A group of agencies concerned about the burden of noncommunicable diseases on human and economic development in the Americas has launched a new task force to accelerate prevention and control. “Cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes and chronic lung diseases are the … Continue reading

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Solís offers to meet with chamber chiefs who protested import barriers

President Luis Guillermo Solís defended his executive branch employees and told protesting chambers of commerce that health measures on importing items were not restrictions on commerce. The president did offer to have a meeting with the protesters, which includes the … Continue reading

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San José pawn shop searches turn up very few stolen elecronic items

Judicial agents and the municipal police searched 15 pawn shops in the downtown area Wednesday and came up with just 10 suspicious cell telephones and two portable computers. The pawn shops are clustered in an area between avenidas 1 and … Continue reading

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Cruz Roja seeks more money

The Cruz Roja, the rescue agency, wants a raise. The public service says more money is needed to eliminate a 2-billion-colons deficit. Idalberto Gonzalez Jiménez, the general manager of the Cruz Roja, appeared before the  Comisión Permanente de Hacendarios to … Continue reading

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World heritage status marked for spheres

There are a series of discussion and workshops to celebrate the first anniversary of the country’s stone spheres achieving world heritage status. There will be events in San José and also at the site of the spheres in the canton … Continue reading

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Judicial police chief in Quepos detained

The head of the judicial police in Quepos was one of two persons detained Wednesday by the anti-corruption prosecutors, said the Poder Judicial. The man, identified by the last name of Solano, is accused of using his police authority to … Continue reading

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Neighbor reported U.S. citizen missing

A U.S. citizen from Pococí has not been seen since June 1, the Judicial Investigating Organization said Wednesday. The man is Brian Lynn Hogue, 65. The judicial agency issued a missing persons alert Tuesday. Wednesday the agency said that Hogue … Continue reading

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Train gates supposed to be in service today

A contractor was to install the crossing gates at the La Sabana train line by 4 a.m. today, and they are supposed to be in service by 6 a.m. This is the crossing just south of the Gimnasio Nacional in … Continue reading

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Two bills put focus on cultural identities and rights

Lawmakers are being asked to set up a special investigation of the human rights enjoyed by the native populations. In addition, a measure that would insert multiculturalism in planning, education and culture has advanced out of committee. Sandra Piszk Feinzilber. … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart ripped in report for stashing cash overseas

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is being singled out as a tax dodger because of its creative use of overseas tax havens and 78 subsidiaries. The detailed report from the Americans for Tax Fairness includes brief mentions of the U.S. company’s holdings … Continue reading

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