Daily Archives: March 16, 2017

Contest wants to encourage innovation work

The Costa Rican government is opening a contest for certain types of innovative projects by small businesses to get some funding. 500 million colons, or around $878,000, is being made available for a complementary aid contest sponsored by the Ministerio … Continue reading

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Drug monopoly broken up in Aserrí

Authorities announced Wednesday that seven suspects, alleged to be part of a drug monopoly that controlled the canton of Aserrí, were arrested in six separate police raids. The investigation began back in November 2016 after police received an anonymous tip … Continue reading

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Irazú telecom equipment being removed

All telecommunications equipment and towers will be removed from Parque Nacional Volcán Irazú, following the recommendations of the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias, government officials said Wednesday. Since 2014, landslides have become bigger and more frequent on the west side of … Continue reading

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French community is having a soirée

The French-speaking community is inviting everyone to come out for a two-day series of events in celebration of International Francophone Day beginning next week. The events will be free and an expat need not get a crash course in French … Continue reading

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Costa Rica honors three leading women with their own stamp

In a nod to International Women’s Day, Costa Rica honored the careers of three women for their contributions to science, the environment and sports. The award: a new postage stamp series; over 60,000 of them. The circulation of those stamps … Continue reading

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2017 Transitarte festival to take over San José Centro this weekend

One of the capital’s biggest arts and cultural events takes over the center of the city starting Friday at 5 p.m. This is the Festival de Verano Transitarte 2017 that features events ranging from the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional to professional … Continue reading

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Platina lanes opening early next week

Three of the lanes for the Río Virilla bridge on the General Cañas highway will be ready for traffic to pass through once again by early next week. The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes made the announcement Wednesday, but … Continue reading

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Police officers rescue wounded toucan

A wounded toucan who could not fly and was making strange noises on the ground saw its life saved by Fuerza Pública officers in Monteverde de Puntarenas. The officers were originally responding to a call on domestic violence, but while … Continue reading

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News ethics challenged with recent bribes

Many Costa Rican newspeople were upset Wednesday when a lawmaker asked if  reporters had been in the pay of the Dirección de Inteligencia y Seguridad. The issue came up at a meeting of the Comisión de Derechos Humanos. Lawmaker Sandra … Continue reading

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Finance ministry loses over 7,000 tax record files

The Costa Rican government could lose up to $89 million in uncollected taxes due to the massive loss and misplacement of over 7,000 files from the finance ministry.  The news was confirmed to A.M. Costa Rica by the Viceministro de … Continue reading

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Solís visit to U.S. comes as Fed raises interest rate

There was good news and bad news Wednesday in Washington D.C. for Costa Rica. The U.S. Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee voted to raise the benchmark interest rate a quarter of a percent to 1 percent. The board, headed by … Continue reading

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