Monthly Archives: March 2017

Deadline to pay the annual pesky tax is today

The annual pesky tax deadline is today. The tax really is called the Timbre de Educación y Cultura, but the amount is so small and so easy to forget that the levy has been dubbed pesky. The tax is just … Continue reading

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315 pounds of coke discovered in bust

Police officers made a huge drug bust in Heredia Thursday. The Fuerza Pública was alerted of a suspicious vehicle parked near a supermarket, according to preliminary reports. Officers approached the car and conducted a check on it to discover there … Continue reading

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Five officers injured in Nicoya attack

A presumed fisherman who came at police officers with a machete suffered a bullet wound and was detained, Casa Presidencial reported Thursday. The arrest followed a melee in which five police officers were injured and official cars were stoned. The … Continue reading

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Four more traffic policemen arrested

The Judicial Investigation Organization announced Thursday the arrest of four more traffic policeman as suspects in crimes of abuse of authority and failure to carry out their duties. One of the officers was arrested at his home in Heredia, another … Continue reading

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Stacked supreme court assumes all legislative powers in Venezuela

The Venezuelan supreme court’s decision to take control of the opposition-controlled legislature has set off a flurry of outrage and condemnation from much of Latin America, including Costa Rica, and the United States. The decision by the Tribunal Supremo de … Continue reading

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Free music, free movies and free shows are all on this weekend

Free is the key word for many cultural activities going on this weekend. The 2017 Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales recently opened at the Museo de Arte Costarricense. The exhibition features 38 works by 27 different artists in painting, sculpture, … Continue reading

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First all-woman band hosting debut evening concert Saturday

The first Costa Rica women’s band will debut this Saturday in the amphitheater of the Centro Nacional de la Cultura at 5:30 p.m. The ensemble is made up of 19 female members of the Ministerio de Cultura bands program, plus … Continue reading

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New major effort to reduce road deaths

The central government is launching a major effort to reduce highway deaths. Casa Presidencial said that the project includes seven major components and 89 separate initiatives. Among the efforts will be an evaluation and possible revisions to the traffic code, … Continue reading

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Not all goods can be checked by Aduana

A man who was able to enter the country without declaring parts used for agricultural machines and tractors, was forced to pay 106 million colones as compensation for damage caused by the evasion of customs duties. The last 25 million … Continue reading

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Man arrested on suspicion of 16 robberies

Judicial investigators apprehended a man Thursday and said he was the suspect in 16 of those window-breaking robberies that plague female motorists on the Circunvalación in Hatillo. Unlike the usual juvenile suspects, the man who was detained is 30, said … Continue reading

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Criminals are packing heavier weaponry

By Rommel Téllez of the A.M. Costa Rica staff Organized crime is getting heavier weaponry at a rate the security forces cannot keep up with, according to Juan José Andrade, director of Fuerza Pública. “This is a concern we have … Continue reading

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Everyone is welcome to propose some legislation

No restrictions. No matter age, immigration status, education level, race or gender. Anyone, anytime, may approach the Costa Rican legislature and propose a new bill, a reform of an existing law or even a request to change the constitution. Even … Continue reading

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Renovated road seen as boost to area’s tourism

La Cruz and El Jobo, two small villages located in the northern part of the Guanacaste  province, have now a renovated road built to boost the economy in the area. Ruta Nacional 935, that runs for 14 kilometers with two … Continue reading

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$310,000 confiscated by drug police

Wednesday, the Policía de Control de Drogas arrested a 29-year old truck driver who was transporting about $310,000 in cash wrapped in twelve plastic packs. The money was hidden under the driver’s seat inside an air conditioning device. The man … Continue reading

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Union complains about disabled quota

The opening of 32 jobs exclusively intended for disabled people in Poder Judicial, has sparked complaints among unionized employees who claim those spaces are already taken. According to Poder Judicial officials, they are just complying with the law 8862, which … Continue reading

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Costa Rica’s food security is potentially at risk, according to experts

Exporting the best and most nutritious food while consuming the imported and cheaper products could jeopardize public health, social development and the country’s ability to nourish itself. In other words, it may put at risk Costa Rica’s food security, according … Continue reading

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Reflections regarding realities are the current themes for these artists

Reflections in realities as embraced through multi-dimensional art mediums are the themes behind the two new exhibitions to be presented at the Costa Rican Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo today. “Partidas y Partituras” by Honduran artist Pável Aguilar is … Continue reading

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Our reader’s opinion

Dear A.M. Costa Rica: Your article Wednesday had one small error. It made it look like CONCACAF would get an extraordinary percentage of teams into the World Cup, Russia, 2018.  You wrote: “This region with six teams will send at … Continue reading

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