Daily Archives: February 17, 2017

The circus looks for some new performers

The circus is in town, except this time, not only is it putting on a show for people, but it is also offering some training in the job as well. The Parque La Libertad has been organizing the Encuentro Centroamericano … Continue reading

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Circunvalación is being closed, too

Get ready for more road construction as the public works ministry announced that the Ruta Nacional 39 and the roundabout at Guacamaya will be shut down beginning tonight at 10. The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad contracted work to be completed … Continue reading

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Another closing of a Virilla bridge lane

Only one lane will be available to use on the General Cañas autopista over the Río Virilla for at least a day. The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes made the announcement Thursday that beginning this Sunday at 6 a.m. … Continue reading

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Defensoría seeks free pre-natal care for uninsured and illegal women

The Defensoría de los Habitantes has called upon the nation’s health service to give free pre-natal care to pregnant women even if they are uninsured, owe money or are illegal. Costa Rica frequently is promoted as a country where there … Continue reading

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Puzzle of dead fish casts a cloud over entire Gulf of Nicoya

There has been no breakthrough in the mystery of why perhaps millions of small fish have died in the Gulf of Nicoya. Several groups of scientists were at work Thursday trying to determine what happened. If the cause is pollution … Continue reading

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New bill would prohibit creating any more zoos in Costa Rica

By Conor Golden of the A.M. Costa Rica staff The legislature now has a new bill calling for a prohibition of all new public or private zoos. The reforms to the existing conservation law calls for no new zoos, public … Continue reading

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Action expected to expedite taking land

A bill to speed up the completion for public works was unanimously approved in committee and is ready to be voted on the floor of the Costa Rican legislature. This particular piece of legislation seeks to reform some of the … Continue reading

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Weekend features orchestra and dancers

Symphony orchestra performances and free movies are mixing with some dancing in the streets for this upcoming weekend. The Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional will start its outdoor performances in Alajuela and Cartago. The program is expected to include Costa Rican music … Continue reading

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Security ministry accumulating plenty of firepower

Despite its reputation of not having a military, Costa Rica is quickly increasing its law enforcement personnel and the equipment they use. The security minister was at the legislature Thursday asking for more. The minister, Gustavo Mata Vega, told the … Continue reading

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