Daily Archives: February 1, 2017

Banks told to loosen credit for Otto victims

President Luis Guillermo Solís signed a directive Tuesday for the state banks to improve credit conditions for those affected by Hurricane Otto and the earthquake in Alvarado. The order directs the state commercial banks to consider, following individual analyses, better … Continue reading

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Coronado will have a dry day today

Water services are being interrupted for parts of Coronado today. The Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantrarillados will be working on the pumping station at Los Cuadros. This will interrupt water service between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Places affected … Continue reading

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New black bean variety tolerates drought

A new black bean is going into general cultivation because it has a shorter growing season and is drought resistant. This is the Nambí that was bred by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture. Black beans are a staple for … Continue reading

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A capital gains tax would let government profit from inflation

When the finance minister outlined the administration’s revised tax plan last week, he also proposed for the first time a capital gains tax. That request was not well explained by the news media, in part, because most believe the tax … Continue reading

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Country receives high marks on freedom and democracy

Costa Rica scored one of the highest rankings for freedom and democracy in the world, according to a report by Freedom House that was released Tuesday. In the yearly review of 2016, Costa Rica received a 91 out of 100 … Continue reading

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Hide property from window-breakers

Dear A.M. Costa Rica: I moved to Costa Rica nine years ago. My parents had already been here for many years.  They would try to warn me about all the dangers they heard of living in Costa Rica. One was … Continue reading

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Police expand their lumber patrols

Law enforcement has expanded its anti-lumbering efforts to the Talamanca area. Members of the frontier police happened upon a temporary saw mill at Bonifé de Sixaola. They said the operator was damaging the banks of the Río Sixaola. They reported … Continue reading

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Weather expected to take a better turn, forecast says

The northern part of the country and the Central Valley is not quite out of the wind yet. The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional anticipates more windy conditions, brisker temperatures, cloudy skies, and sporadic spits of rainfall for the north and mountain … Continue reading

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Convention center will get its official start today

Central government officials will renew their $35 million bets on a massive convention center when they hold a cornerstone ceremony this morning at the site. The Centro Nacional de Convenciones y Congresos is being built by the Instituto Costarricense de … Continue reading

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