Daily Archives: June 26, 2015

Cargill increases its presence in Costa Rica

Cargill Business Services, a division of the multinational, has opened operations in La Ribera de Belén and already has contracted 200 employees, said the Ministerio de Comercio Exterior. The firm plans to handle finance and human resources at the call … Continue reading

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The animals will be waiting at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart in Heredia will be the location for an animal adoption fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The organizer is the Asociación Animales de Asís, which promises cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. A donation is sought.

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Lunch club to hear folklorist today

Jack Connelly, the expat folklorist, is scheduled to speak and entertain today at 11:15 a.m. for another meeting of Carol’s Costa Rica Club. The Carol is Carol Vaughn who has set up this English-language monthly lunch club in Pérez Zeledón. … Continue reading

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The threatening clouds have passed away in northeastern part of country

With the improvement of the weather, some 600 residents displaced by flood water this week are back in their homes, the national emergency commission said Thursday. These are the residents who spent up to four nights in a public shelter. … Continue reading

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U.S. State Department sees some human rights problems here again

The United States lightly criticized Costa Rica Thursday for human rights abuses, including trafficking in persons, particularly sex trafficking of children. The U.S. government also listed discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and harsh prison conditions and treatment. … Continue reading

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Sunblotch not easily spread by avocados

Agricultural experts are unanimous that avocado sunblotch is spread by grafting and infected pruning tools. This is the disease that caused Costa Rican plant health officials to cut off avocado imports last May 5. The decision has created an international … Continue reading

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Sarchí furniture makers plan a major exhibition

Merchants of the famed furniture center of Sarchí plan an 11-day exhibition of their goods along with cultural events, concerts and sports in the local central park. The Feria de Muebles Sarchí is sponsored by the  Cámara de Comercio Industria … Continue reading

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Two more pedestrian bridges ready to be erected

The nation’s road-building agency is closing in on the last two of 10 pedestrian overpasses. One is at Paseo de las Flores in Heredia. The second is at Brasil de Mora. The contractors are using prefabricated materials that will be … Continue reading

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Notary called key figure in 11 property fraud cases

A fraud prosecutor revealed Thursday the existence of an organized crime enterprise involved in stealing real estate, mostly from foreigners. The  Fiscalía Adjunta de Fraudes announced the detention of a notary who is linked to 11 cases involving fake paperwork, … Continue reading

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