Daily Archives: March 3, 2017

Correos honors hospice with stamp

The national orphans hospice celebrated 130 years of existence Thursday and Correos de Costa Rica is issuing a commemorative postage stamp to honor the work of this organization. “This is a way to demonstrate our gratitude to your invaluable work … Continue reading

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Harassment stopped by off-duty cop

A man was arrested Thursday after sexually assaulting a woman who was apparently waiting for the train at the station. The incident occurred at La Estación del Pacífico in San José close to the Biblioteca Nacional. The man who touched … Continue reading

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Asphalt laying to close Heredia road

Night work for the improvements to the road between Jardines del Recuerdo and La Pozuelo will shut down the road beginning at 10 p.m. tonight. Asphalt is being laid as part of the final installment for the road project for … Continue reading

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Weekend will have artistic performances in venues and the streets

Theaters, concert halls as well as the streets are awaiting the entertainers and performers of the arts to provide a show for the public this weekend. The street performances by the Compañia Nacional de Danza are continuing this weekend for … Continue reading

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Russian-born violinist opens 2017 season with Russian concerto

The Russian-born Philippe Quint is the invited violin soloist as the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional opens the 2017 season Friday night with an identical concert Sunday morning. Quint, who came to the United States in 1991, has a master’s degree from … Continue reading

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The establishment wants to see Trump fail

Dear A.M. Costa Rica: It is very perplexing to say the least, that for the last hundred years and more, the American citizenry listened to the rhetoric of  professional politicians’ running for office on both sides of the aisle. After … Continue reading

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Decrease in Haitian/African immigration

Immigration authorities report a sharp decrease in the amount of Haitians and Africans entering the country illegally since the beginning of this year. According to the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería, only 633 undocumented people from those areas have … Continue reading

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One Billion Rising event next Wednesday

A call to end all forms of violence and discrimination of women is rising in Grecia next Wednesday.  The One Billion Rising social justice movement is hosting the event at Grecia’s Parque Central in front of the Catedral Mercedes at … Continue reading

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Telecom directorate places cap on internet usage

Turmoil has erupted after the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, also known as ICE, decided to put a cap on internet usage for customers who have fixed term contracts. The decision seeks to preserve the fair use of the internet quota … Continue reading

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Ancient marimba instrument gets new recognition

One of the most basic musical instruments comes from hitting one piece of wood against another. This ancient technique probably predates modern humans, and the simplest methods probably can be found today among the Basque with the also ancient txalaparta. … Continue reading

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