Daily Archives: March 2, 2017

Franco hosting anniversary celebration

The Franco-Costarricense lyceum will take the opportunity to open its new maternal center, in conjunction with its celebration of its 50th anniversary, this afternoon. The opening ceremony today represents an aim by the Franco, the popular name given by Costa … Continue reading

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Trial conducted over video-conference

A trial was conducted via video-conference Wednesday morning involving two Nicaraguan nationals who fled to their country after crimes were committed in Costa Rica. The issue is a delicate coordination between Costa Rican and Nicaraguan authorities. Nicaragua does not allow … Continue reading

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Railroad crossing gates to be constructed at 91 intersections

After years of blaming motorists whose vehicles collide with trains, the public works ministry has received three bids on installing crossing gates at 91 intersections. Vehicle mishaps with trains at unguarded crossings have become nearly a daily event. There have … Continue reading

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More criticism leveled at the traffic police

Dear A.M. Costa Rica: It does not appear that anyone is willing to fix these problems. I talked to the Policía Tránsito about these problems and was told they cannot do anything. Perhaps President Solis can. Reporting negative issues may … Continue reading

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New organized crime task force created

Money laundering, drug dealing and human trafficking will now be tackled by the new organized crime task force of the Judicial Investigating Organization. With a staff of 24 investigators, 20 of which come from within the Poder Judicial, the Unidad … Continue reading

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U.S. citizen missing, judicial officials say

The call is out for any information leading to the discovery of a missing U.S. citizen. The Judicial Investigating Organization put out a notice Wednesday for information related to Michael Villafane. The 72-year old U.S. national has been missing since … Continue reading

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Finances hinder country’s access to higher status

The country’s executive branch has been working feverishly to meet the requirements for membership in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. This is another international organization, similar to the United Nations, that is designed to encourage trade and help … Continue reading

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Abortion law frequently violated to stay employed

When the woman’s employer returned home from the hospital she found a dead fetus in a bathtub. That explained why her maid was bloodied and needed medical attention. That was another chapter in abortion a la Tica, a crime here … Continue reading

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