Daily Archives: March 13, 2017

Dry season challenges are different

“I know it is hot, and the sun is too sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.” That was a paraphrase from The Cat in the Hat with apologies to Dr. Seuss. The dry sunny … Continue reading

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New study discovers zika virus causes cardiovascular problems too

Cardiovascular problems are now being reported in association with contraction of the mosquito-borne zika virus that has been plaguing Latin American countries including Costa Rica. A study at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Caracas, Venezuela, found that of nine … Continue reading

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Government touts human rights effort with prisoners’ performance

Nine performers took the stage at the 2017 Expo Pérez Zeledón to play a concert loaded with teary-eyed ballads, rancheras, rock songs and their own original compositions. There is nothing out of the ordinary with this image except the nine … Continue reading

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Discoveries in Costa Rica help lead to new evidence of early history

A strike by a meteor or a comet fragment may be why mammoths and saber-toothed tigers are not still roaming Costa Rica. A new report provides tantalizing evidence that something wiped out all the big Pleistocene animals as well as … Continue reading

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Environmental groups slam cable car idea

Right now the only way to get to the summit of Chirripó is to walk there. The peak is Costa Rica’s highest at 3,820 meters or 12,530 feet. The Concejo Municipal of Pérez Zeledón wants to change that and install … Continue reading

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Weekend motorcycle incidents kill three

This weekend proved fatal for three motorcyclists, all coincidentally 35-years old, killed following separate traffic incidents. Agents of the Judicial Investigating Organization are still examining the circumstances related to the death of a 35-year old man who lost control of … Continue reading

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Expats urge land theft discussion during Solís visit

The Costa Rican president is off to the United States this week and plans, among other activities, to meet with Michael Pence, the U.S. vice president. Some expats are hoping that the topic of land thefts are among those discussed. … Continue reading

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Murdered Canadian catalyzes huge police sweep

The security ministry has swept into Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean coast and promises 100 days of aggressive police work. The community is considered laid back with equally laid back police officers.  Marijuana and other drugs are available freely. But … Continue reading

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