Daily Archives: March 28, 2017

U.S. Embassy offers $1.5 million in grants

The U.S. Embassy announced that it is prepared to give $1.5 million to organizations that want to strengthen institutions to counter the effects of organized crime, up hold the rule of law, and protect human rights. Application is not for … Continue reading

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Platina almost done, public works says

The Alfredo González Flores bridge over the Río Virilla is finishing its crawl to completion as 80 percent of the work is done, according to the public works ministry. The bridge, colloquially known as the platina, has opened up some … Continue reading

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Defensorías Sociales establishes legal aid for low-income persons

Justice for the poor and justice in the street could be the motto of Defensorías Sociales, a social responsibility program created by Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas de Costa Rica. Similar to U.S. legal aid societies, the organization was recently … Continue reading

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2017 Robotifest competition draws high-tech, high-aspiring students

About 800 college and high-school students will turn into robotics and compete to win the Robotifest UCR 2017 Festival. This is touted as a high-tech contest that will take place from Aug. 21 to 27, at the Universidad de Costa … Continue reading

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Give Medicare consumers choice abroad

Dear A.M. Costa Rica: The Medicare article is on target considering the current healthcare wrangle in DC.  Apparently neither party was aware that by allowing Americans to use their Medicare coverage in a foreign country patients and federal budget alike … Continue reading

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Police get more than two tons of marijuana

Police seized around 2.7 tons of marijuana following a shootout that led to the arrest of four suspects Monday. According to a report from the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública, officers found 602 kilograms, or around 1,327 pounds, of marijuana in … Continue reading

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Bill to reduce bank secrecy proposed

A new bill to broaden the transparency of bank secrecy laws is on its way to be discussed in congress. The initiative seeks to allow fiscal authorities to request information about bank accounts without the approval of a judge, which … Continue reading

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Legislature approves exchanges with Palestine

Lawmakers approved Monday an agreement for technical, cultural, scientific and economic exchanges with Palestine. The agreement does not really specify if the exchanges will be with Gaza, now controlled by Hamas, or the West Bank, now controlled mostly by Fatah, … Continue reading

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U.S. vet and expat continues treatment from attack

Richard King, the disabled U.S. veteran who probably was the target of crooks in Liberia, is in California now learning to use a white cane and make the best of his remaining eyesight. King, now 66, suffered eye, face and … Continue reading

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