Daily Archives: March 24, 2017

Expat groups hope that tax reform is coming

Congressional leaders have decided to tackle tax reform after the summer recess, and overseas advocates are hoping to see some of their ideas adopted. Few would disagree that U.S. income taxation is exceedingly complex and puts burdens on those living … Continue reading

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Some schools need board members

The public education ministry is in an apparent desperate search of volunteers willing to join the Costa Rican public school boards and thus, help the development of education. The Costa Rican elementary and secondary schools are required by law to … Continue reading

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Cybercrime bill may get final approval

Lawmakers soon will be asked to give second and final approval to the international Convention on Cybercrime. The measure has been in the legislature since 2012, and the agreement itself came into being back in 2001. Basically the agreement requires … Continue reading

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First Central American space satellite to be developed in Costa Rica

The Central American space program delivered the components of the first Central American satellite for development to the Tecnológico de Costa Rica Wednesday. Over the next six months, researchers at the institution will be responsible to develop, verify and program … Continue reading

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Skate Girls Costa Rica event seeks gender inclusion through sport

Parque La Libertad is calling all female skateboarders to come out for the next three upcoming Saturdays. During those dates, the park will host the very first installment of the Skate Girls Costa Rica championship. The event is being organized … Continue reading

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El Niño conditions may develop again

If another El Niño develops this year, there will be less rain again along the Pacific coast and more rain along the Caribbean, according to the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional. Last year saw the prolonged El Niño cause a drought along … Continue reading

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Somali with possible terror link detained

Possible ties with international terrorism led to the arrest of a Somalian man Wednesday by Fuerza Pública officers at the Centro de Atención Temporal a Migrantes, located in Guanacaste. According to police reports, the man, who identified himself as Ibrahim … Continue reading

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Israeli man murdered in Sabana Sur area

Apparent robbers shot and killed a 48-year old Israeli man Thursday morning in the Sabana Sur district of San José Centro. A preliminary report from the Judicial Investigating Organization said the man was coming out of an apartment when several … Continue reading

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U.S. citizen arrested on artifact violation

Judicial agents detained a 69-year old U.S. citizen Thursday on suspicions that he was selling archaeological finds. According to a preliminary report, the man is accused of violating the historical heritage act. The law, among other stipulations, lets the government … Continue reading

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U.S. citizen under investigation for alleged fraud

A U.S citizen and a Costa Rican politician are under judicial investigation for an alleged fraud involving the sale of fake permits to grow marijuana for medical purposes. The complaint was filed on March 8, in Garabito, Puntarenas, by an … Continue reading

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Weekend sport events hit the waves and the field

Professional surfers are ready to hit the waves following a two month hiatus and Costa Rica’s national soccer team prepares for what is being called an epic battle against México tonight at 7:50. If expats do not already know the … Continue reading

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