Daily Archives: February 9, 2017

Police pursuit ends in presumed suicide

Law officers say they caught up with a gunman after a chase Wednesday and that the man killed himself to end a standoff. The case began in Manuel Antonio on the central Pacific coast when a man fired shots through … Continue reading

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The bombeta was not a bomb

The thought probably has occurred at least once to every motorist inconvenienced by construction on the Río Virilla bridge, but it seems that officials are under enough stress to expect threats. So when workmen came across a paper-wrapped package with … Continue reading

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Park closing threat is discounted

Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, the crown jewel of the country’s national parks, remains open despite a warning from health authorities. That announcement comes from the Minsterio de Ambiente y Energía, which runs the park system through a subsidiary agency. Word … Continue reading

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Agents wrap up prison smuggling case

Police conducted raids and made arrests Wednesday as they wrapped up a case involving two groups, mostly of women, who are accused of smuggling drugs into prisons. Only one man was detained in the case. The prisons involved were La … Continue reading

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Health ministry discounts concerns over yellow fever

Health officials say lab tests show that an ailing monkey did not have yellow fever. That was a concern that had been raised when the animal was reported to be ill by a veterinarian in Carrillo. The tests were by … Continue reading

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New bill would give Caja access to shareholder lists

Lawmakers have received a proposal that make shareholders in a company responsible for the firm’s debts with the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social. The measure, No. 20.254, also would expand the use of confidential lists of shareholders to allow inspection … Continue reading

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