Daily Archives: March 29, 2017

30K minors currently employed in Costa Rica

The central government estimates that there are 30,000 youngsters between 5 and 17 years that are working after the Costa Rican national household survey for 2016 showed 12,000 minors were not officially working. The number represents only around a single … Continue reading

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Embassy must prepare a daunting report

Somewhere inside the sprawling U.S. embassy complex in Pavas, there are one or two persons struggling to provide the data for this year’s human trafficking report. Usually the report is boiler plated with ample sections simply copied from the previous … Continue reading

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Vehicle watchmen, although informal, will not be disappearing soon

By Rommel Téllez of the A.M. Costa Rica staff Wearing phosphorescent green or orange vests and sometimes wielding wooden sticks for self-protection, an army of cuidacarros have taken streets and sidewalks all over San José and claimed possession over it. … Continue reading

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Arrests at Panamá border checkpoint

Border police near Paso Canoas arrested three foreign nationals for attempting to smuggle money into the country by hiding it among the seats of the vehicle. At the checkpoint for the Panamá-Costa Rica border, colloquially known as kilometer 35, the … Continue reading

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Agents arrest two traffic cops on breach

Agents of the Judicial Investigating Organization arrested two traffic police officers Monday on suspicions of breach of duty. According to a preliminary report, the incident happened on Jan. 29, 2016, when both officers arrived to the scene of a traffic … Continue reading

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National orchestra goes to Escazú Friday

The Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional will present a special concert Friday in Escazú. Costa Rica does not have distinctive seasons of the year, just rain and no rain, but composers worldwide have used the season concept to frame their works. The … Continue reading

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Judiciary arrests six on corruption charge

Agents of the Judicial Investigating Organization arrested five men and one woman suspected of embezzling and trafficking money. Preliminary reports by investigators said that the suspects apparently created an organization or group that was successful in planting people in strategic … Continue reading

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Despite website, questions remain on stone spheres

Costa Rica’s famous stone spheres now have their own website. The graphics are colorful, and the site is chock full of information about the Diquís region at the mouth of the Río Térraba in the country’s south Pacific coast. But … Continue reading

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