Daily Archives: March 9, 2017

U.S. House may eliminate income surtax

The House Republican rewrite of Obamacare eliminates a special 3.8 percent surtax on net investment income that high-earning expats have to pay. The surtax kicks in for single taxpayers at $125,000 in passive income and for other taxpayers at various … Continue reading

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Ecosystem damage blamed on growers

Thousands of hectares of virgin ecosystems may have been irreversibly damaged due to pineapple production, according to the Frente Ecologista organization. According to Mauricio Álvarez, its president, from 2000 to 2015 more than 725,000 trees were illegally chopped down by … Continue reading

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Plan Colombia quietly coming to Central American countries

Quietly and without any direct announcements, the United States seems to be orchestrating a Plan Colombia for Central America. Plan Colombia is the $10 billion effort by the United States to fight drug trafficking and Marxists rebels in that country. … Continue reading

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Chants of empowerment mark San José women’s day march

Among chants of empowerment and respect for the female body, nearly three hundred people gathered Wednesday at San José’s Parque Central to commemorate the International Women’s Day. Several feminists and human rights organizations took part in the event and so … Continue reading

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Surf and Turf Charity Challenge to provide aid to low-income kids

Hit the waves or head onto the golf course, say the organizers for this year’s Robert August Surf and Turf Charity Challenge. The three-day event will be held at Guanacaste’s Tamarindo, Playa Avellana and Hacienda Pinilla beginning on Friday, April … Continue reading

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Russia had nothing to do with 2016 election

Dear A.M. Costa Rica: While we don’t agree on many things, I must agree with Mr. Jay Brodell on Wednesday’s piece.  I’ve been a “Drumf” hater forever.  And I would certainly love to see him dethroned, and even jailed for … Continue reading

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Guatemalans detained for cash-carrying

Two Guatemalan women have been sent to a preventive detention center for three month after being caught carrying around $19,400 at Juan Santamaría International Airport. The women stashed their cash in the pockets of several pairs of shorts and blouses. … Continue reading

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Sea lion makes surprise visit to Garabito

The unexpected visit of a sea lion surprised local authorities in the district of Garabito, Puntarenas. The chubby tourist arrived to Playa Agujas Wednesday afternoon. Once he was placed into safety, the Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal didn’t allow bystanders … Continue reading

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Sexual harassment bill calls for harsher penalties

A proposed law to ban sexual harassment on the streets also would prohibit taking photos or videos of someone without their consent. Another story HERE! That stipulation seems to have come from the case of a man ridiculed in the … Continue reading

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