Daily Archives: March 14, 2017

Telecom providers warned to improve service

The three main Costa Rican telecommunication providers have been granted a six months deadline to improve their telephone customer service standards or face a fine. The measure was taken by the Superintentendencia General de Telecomunicaciones and it states that customers … Continue reading

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14-year-old teen sustains shot to head

A 14-year old teenager was shot in the head Sunday night in the Precario Esperanza, a city located in Fraijanes de Alajuela. The attacker has not yet been identified. According to the Judicial Investigation Organization, the young man was hanging … Continue reading

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Police deny killing and eating monkey

Police forces have denied that two of its members had killed and eaten a monkey, while raiding an illegal marijuana plantation. The clarification came after a picture of two Fuerza Pública members next to a grilled monkey hit the social … Continue reading

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Salaries based on degree rather than performance causes distortion

Part of the distortion of the Costa Rican employment market stems from salaries based on educational accomplishment instead of performance. A current dispute in the central government points this out. Numbers of political appointees received salaries that critics say were … Continue reading

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Music of movies comes to Teatro Nacional from piano performance

The music behind many good films often includes the bombastic sounds of a full orchestra performing pieces by the likes of Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore, or John Williams. This time, however, the soundtrack will be played on a piano. As … Continue reading

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Man killed after sustaining blow to neck

A blow to the throat with a pipe caused the death of a 24-year old man Monday in San Rafael de Alajuela. The attack is alleged to have occurred after a heated discussion between the victim and his uncle, who … Continue reading

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City council reporting misuse of funds

A group of city council members from the Municipalidad de San José affirmed that public funds were used to throw a private party at a vice mayor property last December. The city council members who’ve made these claims belong to … Continue reading

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Presidency takes a risk with Facebook page

Expats do not need to write a letter to the president to complain or praise. The Casa Presidencial Facebook page is active, and the presidential staff even allows critical comments. The Facebook page mirrors all the press releases issued by … Continue reading

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GMO opponents call Solís to uphold label promise

Opponents of genetically modified food products have seized upon March 15, World Consumer Rights Day, to renew their campaign. The opponents want every human and animal food product that contains modified products to be so labeled. The campaign started in … Continue reading

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Blizzard in northeast U.S. could mean more expats

A fast-moving winter storm is expected to pummel the northeastern United States today prompting several major airports to cancel or delay numerous flights. The cancellations and delays could have an impact on tourists wanting to visit or return from Costa … Continue reading

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