Daily Archives: February 13, 2017

Author’s first book recounts a year on the road

A new book by a motorcycle enthusiast-turned-expat takes readers on a soul-searching ride during a trip back in 1973.  The novel, called “A Bohemian Road Trip,” is the first book by Paul Furlong. The author is no stranger to writing. … Continue reading

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You do not have to give up growing roses

When you move to the tropics, you bump into new flowers every day. You will see giant heliconia, tiny rain flowers, jade vines, and orchid trees. And there are things you have to give up, things like violets, daffodils, and, … Continue reading

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Perú takes harsher stance after Odebrecht scandal

The Peruvian president announced Sunday that companies who are found guilty of crimes in Perú will no longer be able to transfer its resources out of the country until all obligations resulting from the sentence have been fulfilled. Companies that … Continue reading

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Mass march in México staged against perceived attacks

An estimated 20,000 protesters staged a mass march through Mexico City Sunday against U.S. President Donald Trump’s perceived attacks on immigrants and hostility towards México. The march calling itself the la Marcha Ciudadana por el Respeto para México gathered at … Continue reading

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Government lawyer says bus company can raise rates on its own

The Procuraduría General de la República found that the increase in one bus service’s fares due to the closing of the Río Virilla bridge was not an illegal action. The bridge, commonly known as the platina, has been closed since … Continue reading

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Government bans Dan Fowlie again because of Pavones complaints

Once again immigration officials and the minister of security have barred Daniel Fowlie from entering the country based on the complaints of residents of the Pavones area. This is the second time Fowlie, now 83, has been barred, ostensibly because … Continue reading

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Monetary Fund urges passage of taxes again

Government officials including Helio Fallas, the finance minister, met with officials of the International Monetary Fund last week in Washington. The fund reported later that the country had made savings this year by cutting expenses and increasing tax collections. Once … Continue reading

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Citizen oversight proposed in bill

A new bill would create the ground rules for citizen oversight committees. Even if passed immediately, the idea would need at least a year to become a reality. The proposal is in bill No. 20.252. It would designate the Defensoría … Continue reading

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Parque Cahuita gets $1.8 million upgrade

The Cahuita national park has received an extensive makeover of basic improvements that were presented Friday. The administration of Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo constructed toilets and showers in the Puerto Vargas section of the park. The government also improved … Continue reading

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Some at Corcovado unhappy with limits on visitors

New rules are causing headaches among some residents on the Osa Peninsula who want greater and more efficient access to Parque Nacional Corcovado. The Dirección del Área de Conservación Osa issued clarifications in regards to a December policy towards visitors, … Continue reading

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