Daily Archives: March 21, 2017

Border towns face the loss of vital fuel

The police and coast guard have cracked down on informal gasoline transportation in northern Costa Rica, and some of the border towns face the loss of vital fuel. March 8 and 9, the Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas and Fuerza Pública … Continue reading

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Bike lane from La Sabana to Universidad de Costa Rica approved

Authorities from the San José and Montes de Oca municipalities, in addition to the public works ministry, announced the commencement of a cycle-way project running from Universidad de Costa Rica all the way to Parque La Sabana. The proposed 15-kilometer … Continue reading

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The Press is the demagogue!

Dear A.M. Costa Rica: dem·a·gogue / ˈdeməˌɡäɡ/ noun / a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument. If appealing to popular desire means any of the things below, then … Continue reading

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Tamarindo residents angered over project

Numbers of Tamarindo residents are expected to show up today at 5 p.m. when the Concejo Municipal of Santa Cruz meets. The residents are unhappy that the municipal council has approved a project that encroaches on what was supposed to … Continue reading

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Some platina bridge lanes open for traffic

The expansion joints have been installed and three of the lanes for the Río Virilla bridge on the General Cañas highway are ready for traffic to pass through once again. The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes construction crews opened … Continue reading

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Costa Rica drops out of top 10 on happiness report

There is a lot of happiness at Sustainable Development Solutions Network. This is the group that puts out the World Happiness Report, and the organization just announced it received a generous, three-year grant to continue to massage data from Gallup, … Continue reading

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50,000 families face eviction on tide measurement

Around 50,000 families living in the Pacific and Caribbean shores face the risk of eviction due to a mathematical dispute with the government’s geographical demarcations institute. Those affected live or own property less than 200 meters away from the high … Continue reading

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