Daily Archives: April 3, 2017

Border police have seized 47 horses

Border police announced that they had seized over 47 horses since the beginning of the year. The number represents more than double the amount seized for 2016 and it is only three months in. Most of these horses are confiscated … Continue reading

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$2 million goes to workers helping terminally ill

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff About $2 million was paid by the Costa Rican social security fund in 2016 to salaried workers who took care of sick people facing terminal illnesses. In total, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social … Continue reading

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Álvarez Desanti appears to be Liberación nominee

José María Figueres has conceded in the election for the  Partido Liberación Nacional presidential nomination. The former president held a press conference this morning as the latest totals show him with slightly less than 40 percent of the votes by … Continue reading

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Sarapiquí region receives aid in development

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The rural territory constituting Sarapiquí is one of the least developed areas of Costa Rica based on data from the country’s human development index. In light of being in the bottom ten of 81 … Continue reading

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Zika vaccine trials enter next phase, officials say

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services U.S. researchers have begun enrolling people in the next phase of testing for a vaccine to protect against zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause birth defects in pregnant women. Anthony Fauci, director … Continue reading

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Trump says U.S. ready to act alone on North Korea issue

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services President Donald Trump says if China is not going to solve the problem of North Korea, the United States will. “China has a great influence over North Korea,” Trump told London’s Financial Times. … Continue reading

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Military vets called to duty again to fight child porn

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services The language at a small graduation ceremony inside a federal office building in Washington Friday morning was militaristic: Fighting. Frontlines. Enemies. War. For a fifth year, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement rather quietly … Continue reading

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Researchers develop sponge that soaks up and saves oil

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services If you were a casual observer watching Argonne National Laboratory scientist Seth Darling work, it would be easy to miss the low-tech but groundbreaking invention he’s concocted in his brightly lit workspace. It … Continue reading

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Massive wall of water kills more than 200 in Colombia

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services Rescuers are sorting through mounds of debris and mud Sunday in search of missing people after a massive wall of water from three overflowing rivers in Colombia swept through the region overnight Friday, … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s court abandons control of legislative power

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services Venezuela’s supreme court said Saturday that it would abandon measures to strengthen President Nicolas Maduro’s grip on power after it was widely and harshly criticized. In a ruling posted on its website, the … Continue reading

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Research shows infants can become bilingual through simple hearing

By Naja Ferjan Ramirez* Research scientist at University of Washington Any adult who has attempted to learn a foreign language can attest to how difficult and confusing it can be. So when a 3 year old growing up in a … Continue reading

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Casa Presidencial seeks to pass its two new open government bills

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Casa Presidencial is calling for the public to review its bill proposals on public information and transparency until Apr. 18. These efforts are part of a wider wave in attempted reform that the executive … Continue reading

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Costa Rican ballplayer wins training contract with Houston Astros

By Rommel Téllez of the A.M. Costa Rica staff Last Thursday, Bryan Solano lived a life changing moment at Antonio Escarré baseball park in Barrio San Cayetano, San José. That day, he sign up his training contract with the Houston … Continue reading

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Embassy gives millions toward openness

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The U.S. Embassy provided more than 50 million colons, or around $90,000, towards initiatives in Costa Rica fostering open government and transparency within the public record. The project had two components, according to embassy … Continue reading

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Man found dead and burnt in Heredia

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Judicial Investigating Organization is investigating the circumstances leading to the cause of death of a man whose body was found burnt Saturday at San Rafael in Heredia. According to the initial report from … Continue reading

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Security guard arrested on rape charge

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Judicial Investigating Organization announced the arrest of a 54-year old man Sunday on suspicion of rape. The man arrested works as a private security guard in downtown San José, according to officials. A … Continue reading

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Woman found dead in hotel on Saturday

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A woman was discovered dead in a hotel room in San José Centro Saturday morning as the result of an apparent strangulation. Agents of the Judicial Investigating Organization report that the woman entered the … Continue reading

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