Daily Archives: March 10, 2017

Court ruling leaves some land in limbo

Thousands of Costa Ricans and some expats are again in limbo because the Sala IV constitutional court is rejecting a law that was designed to give them title to the land they occupy. The area involved includes the Parque Nacional … Continue reading

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Health officials move to stop outbreak

The health ministry has moved quickly to prevent an outbreak of bacterial meningitis on the Caribbean coast. One hospitality employee, a food worker, came down with the serious ailment and was confined to Hospital Calderón Guardia. A woman experienced similar … Continue reading

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World conflicts and migrant crises has hit Latin America, study says

World conflicts are fueling immigration in Costa Rica and the rest of Latin America. These countries now face an increased demand for refugee or political asylum status from peoples mainly from African, Asian and Caribbean countries, according to a report … Continue reading

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Library exhibit and cathedral concert among today’s cultural events

A library holding an art exhibit and a cathedral hosting an orchestra are not often the first combinations of place and event that come to mind, but this weekend has both. Painting and art is also a way to read. … Continue reading

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A step back in time with Escazú Día de los Boyeros celebration

Expats have a chance to turn back the clock Sunday and uniquely experience 19th century life. They could begin their experience in Escazú Centro in the morning. The road ahead to San Antonio is uphill, a good test of the … Continue reading

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Press group rejects Panama’s media bill

The Inter American Press Association has expressed its rejection of a legislative draft bill in Panamá that seeks to oblige privately owned news media to circulate educational and cultural messages, saying this is “an interference in content and a violation … Continue reading

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Another sea lion incident at Jacó hotel

An unexpected guest arrived Thursday to Terrazas del Pacífico Hotel located in Jacó, in the province of Puntarenas. Among regular tourists a sea lion showed up at the lobby and stayed there until environmental workers from the Sistema Nacional de … Continue reading

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Fridays during Lent are paydays for fishmongers

  The period of Lent in Costa Rica could represent a countdown to the festivities known as Semana Santa. Some fishmongers may already be celebrating the profits garnered from devout buyers. With the arrival of Ash Wednesday, fishmongers in the … Continue reading

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Bill proposes choosing which last name goes first

Women would not have to take second fiddle in the names of their children, according to a proposed law. Traditionally, a child has first the last name of the father and the second last name is that of the mother. … Continue reading

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