Monthly Archives: April 2017

Central bank proposes new way to calculate Costa Rica’s dollar-colon exchange rate

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Banco Central de Costa Rica is proposing a new methodology to calculate the exchange rate that could cut in half the price gap when selling or buying U.S. dollars. The proposal seeks to … Continue reading

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Haney visits students learning English

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff This week marked the end of Costa Rica’s Semana Nacional del Idioma Inglés. The public education minister, Sonia Marta Mora, and the U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, S. Fitzgerald Haney, visited several classrooms Thursday … Continue reading

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Crews remove sewage from Río Zapote

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The first project enacted by the government for the cleanup of the Río Zapote is slowly progressing following its incorporation into the relief plan for Hurricane Otto. The Río Zapote is located in Upala, … Continue reading

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Congress investigation finds Flynn did accept money

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff U.S. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, took more than $500,000 from Turkey and tens of thousands of dollars from Russian interests after being warned in 2014, when he retired as an … Continue reading

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NASA spacecraft sails between rings and Saturn

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Cassini spacecraft sailed into uncharted territory Wednesday between the planet Saturn and the rings that encircle it, and emerged Thursday unscathed. The Cassini craft is the first and only … Continue reading

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Iraqi militiamen discover destruction of Hatra heritage

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Iraqi militiamen, who drove Islamic State fighters from the ancient city of Hatra this week, found that the group had destroyed relics dating back more than 2,000 years. “The sculptures and engraved images are destroyed, … Continue reading

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Low-cost drug is available to prevent postpartum woes

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A low-cost and widely available drug could save the lives of 1 in 3 mothers who would otherwise bleed to death after childbirth, according to a new study. Severe bleeding, known as postpartum hemorrhage … Continue reading

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Trump holds on original call to pull from NAFTA deal

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff President Donald Trump said phone conversations Wednesday with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau persuaded him not to imminently withdraw the United States from their countries’ three-way trade pact. He … Continue reading

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Hundreds of diplomatic jobs remain unfilled under Trump

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff With U.S. President Donald Trump facing challenges overseas in Syria and North Korea, as well as growing tensions with Russia, the public face of his administration remains largely unknown, with hundreds of top U.S. diplomatic … Continue reading

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Ocean warming cancels benefit of high carbon dioxide, study says

By the A.M Costa Rica staff University of Adelaide researchers have constructed a marine food web to show how climate change could affect our future fish supplies and marine biodiversity. Published Thursday in “Global Change Biology,” the researchers found that high … Continue reading

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Former United Fruit buildings receive heritage protection award

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Former houses of the United Fruit Company based in Quepos should receive some renovation as the new winners of the cultural ministry’s “Salvemos nuestro patrimonio histórico-arquitectónico.” The property of which these buildings sit on … Continue reading

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Group calls for border post improvements

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff An organization representing the private sector in Costa Rica is calling upon the legislative assembly to approve a project that it said would modernize the borders of Costa Rica. The group, Unión de Cámaras … Continue reading

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Platina shutdown starting this Saturday

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Remember the Alfredo González Flores bridge, otherwise known as the platina, and how it was supposed to be open by early May? That does not appear to be happening anytime soon with the new … Continue reading

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Policeman arrested on suspicion of rape

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Judicial agents arrested a 38-year old man Thursday morning on charges of participating in at least five instances of rape. In one of those counts, the victim happens to be a 15-year old girl. … Continue reading

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Companies using strange methods to evade taxes

By the A.M Costa Rica staff In the pursuit to evade taxes, some companies are using peculiar methods to cheat the finance ministry. One of them is filing dead people as suppliers, said the vice minister Fernando Rodríguez Thursday at … Continue reading

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May 1 represents a calico holiday of celebrations

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The upcoming celebration of International Labor Day in Costa Rica is not only just a holiday many Ticos use to flee to the beaches and mountains. It is a significant day for local politics and … Continue reading

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Trump agrees to hold off on trashing NAFTA

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff After reports that President Donald Trump was considering an executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, the White House said Wednesday that Trump agreed not to take such … Continue reading

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Police catch thief in Parque La Sabana

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Police captured a person suspected of varying acts of petty theft in Parque La Sabana this morning. The suspect, a Nicaraguan national, has allegedly been arrested before for theft and particularly stealing from people … Continue reading

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