Daily Archives: March 30, 2017

Renovated road seen as boost to area’s tourism

La Cruz and El Jobo, two small villages located in the northern part of the Guanacaste  province, have now a renovated road built to boost the economy in the area. Ruta Nacional 935, that runs for 14 kilometers with two … Continue reading

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$310,000 confiscated by drug police

Wednesday, the Policía de Control de Drogas arrested a 29-year old truck driver who was transporting about $310,000 in cash wrapped in twelve plastic packs. The money was hidden under the driver’s seat inside an air conditioning device. The man … Continue reading

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Union complains about disabled quota

The opening of 32 jobs exclusively intended for disabled people in Poder Judicial, has sparked complaints among unionized employees who claim those spaces are already taken. According to Poder Judicial officials, they are just complying with the law 8862, which … Continue reading

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Costa Rica’s food security is potentially at risk, according to experts

Exporting the best and most nutritious food while consuming the imported and cheaper products could jeopardize public health, social development and the country’s ability to nourish itself. In other words, it may put at risk Costa Rica’s food security, according … Continue reading

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Reflections regarding realities are the current themes for these artists

Reflections in realities as embraced through multi-dimensional art mediums are the themes behind the two new exhibitions to be presented at the Costa Rican Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo today. “Partidas y Partituras” by Honduran artist Pável Aguilar is … Continue reading

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Our reader’s opinion

Dear A.M. Costa Rica: Your article Wednesday had one small error. It made it look like CONCACAF would get an extraordinary percentage of teams into the World Cup, Russia, 2018.  You wrote: “This region with six teams will send at … Continue reading

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Under-educated can get driving lessons

The road education directorate is opening up classes for those persons who did not have an education past the sixth grade. In an announcement Wednesday, the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes, which oversees driver education courses in Costa Rica, … Continue reading

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Cooperative corruption case continues

The six members of the Instituto Nacional de Formento Cooperativo arrested Tuesday had their Wednesday court session delayed for unclear reasons. The Poder Judicial issued a statement that said the Fiscalía de Anticorrupción suspended the Wednesday afternoon hearing and moved … Continue reading

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Puerto Viejo man called dealer for tourists

Drug police allege that on Tuesday they detained the main drug dealer of Chiquita beach in Limón’s Puerto Viejo. Police from the Control de Drogas allege that the 60-year old man was selling indiscriminately to foreign tourists. The man also … Continue reading

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Illegal firearms give holders perceived protection

The security ministry reported this week that its officers confiscated 340 firearms in the first four months of the year. Not all the confiscations followed shootouts like the one Monday in San Rafael Abajo de Desamparados when a gunman fired … Continue reading

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