Daily Archives: March 27, 2017

Cooperation, trade are the priority themes for Latin American nations gathering today

Costa Rica is hosting a gathering of nearby Latin American nations in a conference that runs until Wednesday. Representatives are expected from México, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panamá. Casa Presidencial said that Enrique … Continue reading

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New arrivals need all the dirt on dirt

It’s been a long time since I talked to all our new Costa Rican gardeners. In fact, the last time I talked about how to begin gardening here was when I first started writing this column, about two and a … Continue reading

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Costa Rica’s ambassador presiding over nuclear ban talks at the U.N.

By Conor Golden, News Editor for A.M. Costa Rica with wire service reports Costa Rica’s permanent representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva will preside over a conference today that seeks to reach the banning of nuclear weapons. The … Continue reading

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Presidential candidate experiences the grim realities of rampant crime

Even a presidential candidate is inviting trouble when he leaves his home unattended. An empty upscale home is an open invitation to crooks who probably have been scoping the location for weeks. The latest victim is Rodolfo Hernández, one of … Continue reading

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Around 1,100 pounds of shark fins discovered in government storage

A conservationist group announced Friday that it had discovered more than 1,100 pounds worth of hacked shark fins being stored by the Costa Rican government. It is unknown how the government acquired them. According to the Federación Conservacionista de Costa … Continue reading

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Terminal access still proves more difficult

The job seemed like an easy one for an agency with decades of experience in building highways. There are some complications with the 2.1-kilometer roadway the government has promised to build as a permanent access to the $1 billion APM … Continue reading

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Public works prepares for Semana Santa

The public works ministry announced Saturday that drivers will be able to move through the capital without the risk of receiving a traffic restriction fine for Semana Santa. Mario Calderón, the commissioner for the Policía de Tránsito, said that this … Continue reading

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Hospital Calderón moving some offices

Several offices within Hospital Calderón Guardia are moving into rented buildings close by the major health center beginning today. According to an announcement by the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social, the offices for gynecology, cardiology, gastroenterology and nephrology will be … Continue reading

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344 plants of marijuana found by police

Police discovered a mini marijuana plantation in the San Francisco de Dos Ríos neighborhood of San José last Friday morning. Over 344 marijuana plants and several stolen bags of marijuana were found within a house, according to police. The Fuerza … Continue reading

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U.S. urged to save money and allow Medicare abroad

Overseas Americans have been short-changed for years because they do not receive Medicare coverage even if they are paying for it. With the change in administration in Washington, there is growing sentiment that coverage should be extended to U.S. expats … Continue reading

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