Daily Archives: February 2, 2017

Political correctness put into manual

Public media is creating a new stylebook for its staffers and outlets on the use of non-discriminatory language, sound, and images. The Sistema Nacional de Radio y Televisión and the Defensoría de los Habitantes teamed up to create the first … Continue reading

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Ex-lawmaker’s hearing continues

    A decision may come soon on whether to proceed to trial against a former member of the Costa Rican legislature. A preliminary hearing against Jorge Angulo Mora continued Wednesday with the presentation by prosecutors and a rebuttal from … Continue reading

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Regional experts seek end to malaria

A high-level meeting of experts from several Latin American countries and organizations has called for the elimination of malaria. The regional meeting began Wednesday. It aims for the total elimination of malaria in Costa Rica and the wider region. The … Continue reading

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Youngsters (and parents!) are facing the last weekend of school vacation

The weekend will be the last before the start of public school. Plenty of families will use the time for a final run to the beach or to make a visit to an out-of-town grandmother. Not just public school starts … Continue reading

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Appeal against Sardinal pipeline rejected, state water firm says

The Sala IV constitutional court has rejected an appeal for relief involving the controversial Sardinal-Playas del Coco water line, the state water institute said Wednesday. In 2009 and 2010 the pipeline was a target for anti-U.S. and anti-development sentiment. Gangs … Continue reading

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Most Costa Ricans are honest people

Dear A.M. Costa Rica: I was very disappointed that you would print such a biased and false opinion piece as that written by Aubrey Lee.  The opinion that “a bullet to the head would be better than the 3-month detention … Continue reading

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Tunnels keep wildlife safe from vehicles

The state power generator said Wednesday that a second animal tunnel has gone into service at the Las Pailas II plant in Liberia. The tunnels keep animals from the danger of crossing highways. The company, the Institute Costarricense de Electricidad, … Continue reading

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911 call is no guarantee of a rapid response

Dial 911, and help should come, but expats may question exactly how long help will take to arrive in Costa Rica. That question arose when an office worker in a downtown building fell to the the floor and lost consciousness … Continue reading

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