Daily Archives: March 15, 2017

Starbucks to build visitor center in Costa Rica

Hacienda Alsacia, the coffee farm owned and operated by Starbucks beyond the outskirts of Sabanilla in Alajuela, is about to construct a new visitor center, according to the company. The company bought the farm almost four years ago as a … Continue reading

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San Juan de Dios receives investment

The Costa Rican social security fund is prepared to establish a new cancer care center at Hospital San Juan de Dios after an investment in new x-ray equipment of over 650 million colons. The creation of the center was approved … Continue reading

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Three U.S. tourists rescued off Quepos

Three U.S. tourists were rescued Tuesday off the Pacific shore of Quepos, when the engine of the boat they were in suddenly stopped and the tides started to send them out into the open ocean. The three tourists are Charles … Continue reading

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Marching through history tours commemorate campaign of 1856

The recreation of a military campaign may not be the first thing expats would think that a Costa Rican cultural organization would seek to do but that is exactly what’s happening beginning this Sunday. With the approaching national holiday of … Continue reading

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Talks begin about new police station

Security officials are talking about a new police station for crime-plagued Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean coast. But so far there is nothing more than paperwork. Vice ministers Bernardita Marín Salazar and Juan José Andrade hosted a meeting Tuesday in … Continue reading

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Two suspects arrested in Nosara murder

Agents of the Judicial Investigating Organization out in Nicoya, in the northern province of Guanacaste, arrested two suspects accused of killing a 50-year old man in Nosara back in February. According to a report, the victim had filed a complaint … Continue reading

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Road closings beginning Thursday night

The public works ministry will be conducting some night closures for road work beginning this Thursday. Ruta 32 will be closed Thursday from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m. the next morning between the toll booth in Heredia and the Cruce … Continue reading

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Some craic from our Irish-American editor

By James Joseph Brodle Kelly editor of A.M. Costa Rica Well, here it is nearing St. Patrick’s Day again, and all over the free world people are about to denigrate the Irish as pugnacious drunks. American Indians have fought successfully … Continue reading

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Battle rages over capping customer’s internet usage

By Rommel Téllez A young man sits at a bench at Parque Nacional and, like everybody else, his attention is easily hooked up by his smartphone. “I think at some point I´ll just have to cancel my data plan” said … Continue reading

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