Daily Archives: February 15, 2017

Construction expo begins today for five-day run

The construction fair begins today at the Centro de Eventos in Pedregal to bring together businesses and individuals in property and housing. In addition to homeowners and home builders, the ExpoConstrucción y Vivienda is attended by industry professionals such as … Continue reading

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Car theft ring suspects detained

Judicial agents carried out a raid Tuesday morning and captured 10 men suspected of at least 26 cases of vehicle theft. The Judicial Investigating Organization’s Sección de Robo de Vehículos were the agents in charge of the arrests. The suspects … Continue reading

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Tsunami simulations today in Guanacaste

A tsunami is likely to hit the shoreline of the Guanacaste region today,  a simulation of a tsunami that is. As part of the regular preparations and response in the region, the Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Emergencias y Atención … Continue reading

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Dancers plan to present their works in street performances starting Friday

Dancers will hit the streets of San José beginning Friday with  their own unique creation that may include participation from the audience. The “Chepe Danza,” as the series of performances is dubbed, will be at eight locations such as Parque … Continue reading

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Government struggles with evictions around Ruta 32 bridge project

Some 19 families are being evicted from government-owned property in anticipation of the construction of a new bridge for Ruta 32 over the Río Virilla. The ministries of Obras Públicas y Transportes and Vivienda as well as the Instituto Mixto … Continue reading

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Major water outage planned for today

The Costa Rican water and sewage authority will be switching off the water service for over 75,000 people today. The Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados said that it needs to run some scheduled maintenance along with installation of valves … Continue reading

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Rubberneckers warned about volcano

For the same reason motorists rubberneck at highway accident scenes, people are drawn to volcanoes. The most active and most accessible one now is Turrialba, and the national emergency commission says the prohibited zones that have been established are necessary. … Continue reading

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Confiscations illustrate the hidden horse meat trade

Most expats probably would never dream of eating horse meat, but they probably have already. There is a steady trade, both legal and illegal, in horse meat in Costa Rica. And most of the horses end up in sausage where … Continue reading

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Manuel Antonio park gets three-month reprieve

Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio will remain open for another three months, according to a Tuesday night report by the health ministry. The Ministerio de Salud told the Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía, which runs the park system through a subsidiary … Continue reading

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