Daily Archives: March 8, 2017

Small businesses will share $4.5 million in loans

Banco Nacional and Municipalidad de San José have set up a financial program for small businesses with a proposed investment of 2.5 billion colons, about $4.5 million. The bulk of the money will go to financing devices for the generation … Continue reading

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Foreign minister calls La Extra to court

The foreign minister wants to have the Sala IV constitutional court force El Diario Extra to publish its point of view. The minister, Manuel A. González Sanz, has filed an appeal to the court after executives of the Spanish-language daily … Continue reading

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La Cartonera to be closed three weeks

The Cartonera road in Santa Ana canton will be closed for three weeks beginning today, according to the public works ministry. The closure will run about three blocks east from Calle Marín to where the road intersects with Ruta Nacional … Continue reading

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Seguridad Pública attempts to appease police force with new policy

The public security ministry has yielded to some demands from the police union and officers with the elimination of its most recently enacted work cycle. The replacement one that the ministry is offering, it says, is more favorable to the … Continue reading

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Art City Tour offers an eclectic array of culture and design today

The Festival Internacional del Diseño is being featured as part of the Art City Tour Thursday. This is in addition to open house at a number of museums, galleries and cultural sites. The design festival is in the Casa de … Continue reading

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Where’s evidence of Russian hacking?

A skeptic might wonder just where is the evidence that the Russian government hacked email accounts at the Democratic National Committee. In the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into this allegation as are committees in both … Continue reading

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Smart meters greeted with skepticism

Some expats greeted with skepticism the state power company’s plan to install up to 158,000 so-called smart electric meters. Expat Maxine de Villefranche said that, in her former home in California, meters turned out to give faulty information, inflating power … Continue reading

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There’s a new policy in waste water treatment

For the first time, Costa Rica has a new national policy for the treatment of waste waters, a plan that has been built among citizens, government and environmental non-government organizations. Part of the plan, called the Política Nacional de Saneamiento … Continue reading

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Call for crocodile count leaves some frustrated

By Rommel Téllez of the A.M. Costa Rica staff That crocodiles lurk in the shade along the riverbanks, creeks and marshes of Costa Rica is no secret. The trouble comes when there is an increase in the number of those … Continue reading

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