Daily Archives: February 3, 2017

Smoke-free Sunday program beginning again

San José is continuing its smoke-free Sundays campaign beginning Feb. 12 along Paseo Colón. This campaign originally began and continues to promote smoke-free spaces in the capital but has developed into a recreational time for families to improve their health … Continue reading

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Four held after Jacó vehicle break-in

Police arrested four individuals for a string of thefts affecting tourists at beaches in Jacó Wednesday night. According to the official report, members of the Departamento de Inteligencia Policial arrested three suspects. The leader was identified as a a Nicaraguan … Continue reading

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Traffic mess expected at school openings

The bridge over the Río Virilla on the General Cañas autopista and detour routes can expect more school buses and student commuters in the coming days. Monday will mark the start of classes again for the nation’s public schools and … Continue reading

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Heavy equipment takes a bite out of internet fiber optic cable in Cartago

The state telephone company said it expected to have repaired by Thursday night an internet and cell telephone outage in Cartago. The company, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, said that the outage took place when a Municipalidad de Cartago worker … Continue reading

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News story puts the spotlight on a vital but troubled agency

The Cruz Roja is one of those agencies that everyone loves. The agency’s workers and volunteers carry the injured and ailing to hospitals. Agency workers are often seen on television providing aid at accident scenes. But all is not as … Continue reading

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Young Navy SEAL gave his life for us

Dear A.M. Costa Rica: As the son of a career naval officer and one of a multitude of such former dependents and family members, every death of any member of our armed forces in combat affects me deeply. Politics must … Continue reading

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Prison term award for touching a woman

A taxi driver received a prison term of three years and eight months for sexually harassing a woman who was standing on a bus. The prosecution found that the pirata, the name for the unofficial cab drivers in Costa Rica, … Continue reading

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Customs makes another big grab of imported goods

Customs officials confiscated about 1,100 kilograms of shipments coming in to Costa Rican airports in the last two months. The case appears to be an effort to evade import duties. But there are other cases that suggest an over eager … Continue reading

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Agents detain suspect in murder of five in Liberia

Judicial agents today raided a home in Liberia and took into custody a man who is the principal suspect in the murder of four university students and a friend Jan. 19. The raid was in Barrio La Victoria not far … Continue reading

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