Daily Archives: February 16, 2017

Cementerio Calvo project generates questions

San José Mayor Johnny Araya’s plan for a technological park generated questions in a legislative committee Wednesday. The technological park and a university center is the latest proposal advanced by Araya to eliminate the Cementerio Calvo. Removing the cemetery has … Continue reading

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Raids net shooting suspects in La Carpio

Judicial agents conducted at least seven raids early Wednesday morning in the La Carpio area of Uruca to capture two minors and five adults. The group is suspected of attempted murder, murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated threats and property damage among … Continue reading

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Bike acrobats return to Nicoya Sunday

BMX War Jam returns to Nicoya, Guanacaste, again this Sunday. This is a competition where bicyclists do tricks and acrobatics for prizes. The competition is open to anyone in the country. The Municipalidad de Nicoya sponsors the event. This year … Continue reading

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Health ministry told to be more uniform and effective against noise

Noise complaints are on the rise, but some people think that the orders are not being universally applied or enforced by the health ministry. The Defensoría de los Habitantes released a statement saying that the Ministerio de Salud should issue … Continue reading

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New program will put street kids away for six months of rehabilitation

A new government project is starting with the goal of taking at-risk youth off the streets of Desamparados and Guadelupe and placing them in a rehabilitation center for six months. The project called Juntos por todos was announced Wednesday morning … Continue reading

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The thirst for a lottery windfall has kept this family in business for years

By Conor Golden of the A.M. Costa Rica staff Lottery tickets and the vendors selling them are a common sight for expats and tourists in Costa Rica. A person can see them in tiny booths, within shops, or walking in … Continue reading

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A new way exists to find places here

The New York Times reported this week on Tonga’s adoption of the global addressing system known as What3Words. This system, available in at least 14 languages including English and Spanish, assigns a three-word address to every 10-meter by 10-meter square … Continue reading

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Motorcyclist dies in shooting on autopista

Gunmen cut down a man on a motorcycle as he rode on the autopista Florencio del Castillo early Wednesday. A 25-year old passenger accompanying the 27-year-old man suffered bullet wounds. The dead man was identified by the last name of  … Continue reading

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More funds sought for wiretapping center

The court president called Wednesday for more money for the judicial wiretapping center. Zarela Villanueva Monge, president of the Corte Suprema de Justicia, brought up the subject at a meeting with representatives of other government branches. She said without further … Continue reading

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Tons of dead fish in Gulf of Nicoya still a mystery

A major environmental disaster and a mystery have appeared at the northern beaches of the Gulf of Nicoya. Hundreds of thousands of fish have died and are now floating in the gulf or covering the beaches. Fish, health and law … Continue reading

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