Daily Archives: April 4, 2017

Small businesses receive most state contracts

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The latest report on the state of small businesses in Costa Rica indicates an almost 12 percent increase in the number of such companies conducting business with government entities. These latest findings are being … Continue reading

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Brawl near basilica leads to 7 arrests

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A brawl in the bar led to a shooting close to the south side of the popular tourist destination of Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles in Cartago Centro. Police said that a … Continue reading

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Tech schools are way to go these days

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Going to college might not be as worthwhile as many people think. Instead, getting a technical education could better secure employment and a decent income nowadays. That’s the main conclusion of Educación Para Universitara: … Continue reading

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Brexit forcing conflict on the issue of Gibraltar

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Britain’s exit process from the European Union only formally began last week, but already London is engaged in a heated dispute with Brussels and Spain over the future sovereignty of its overseas territory of Gibraltar. … Continue reading

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Russian government seeks ban of Jehovah’s Witnesses

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Several U.S. legislators have criticized the Russian government for plans to effectively ban the Jehovah’s Witnesses, a nontraditional Christian movement, as an extremist organization. On March 15, Russia’s Justice Ministry filed a claim with the … Continue reading

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Endangered language gains interest from Plains tribes

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff In early September 1930, the Blackfeet Nation of Montana hosted a historic Indian Sign Language Grand Council, gathering leaders of a dozen North American Nations and language groups. The three-day council held was organized … Continue reading

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New method could turn seawater to drinking water

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A new method could turn seawater into drinking water for millions around the world without access to clean water. Researchers at the University of Manchester in England say they’ve successfully used graphene-oxide membranes to filter … Continue reading

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Senate panel approves Supreme Court nominee

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A Senate panel approved Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Monday, sending President Trump’s pick to the full Senate where a ferocious battle looms that could forever alter how the chamber fulfills its constitutionally-mandated role of … Continue reading

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Research points to electric simulation to move paralyzed body parts

By the A.M Costa Rica staff Mayo Clinic researchers used electrical stimulation on the spinal cord and intense physical therapy to help a man intentionally move his paralyzed legs, stand and make step-like motions for the first time in three … Continue reading

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Costa Rica and Russia to share cultural exchange over soccer match

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff People there call this county Коста-Рика, and plenty of Ticos will enjoy Russian hospitality after the national team qualifies and goes to the World Cup next year. Russians in many ways are just like … Continue reading

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Arrest made for murdered woman

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Ministerio Público announced the arrest of a suspect wanted for the murder of a woman found dead in a hotel room last Saturday. The crime occurred Saturday around 2:15 in the morning, according … Continue reading

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Traffic police bracing for Semana Santa

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Expats should expect an increased presence of traffic police out on the streets and roads of Costa Rica in anticipation of the upcoming Semana Santa holidays. The alcohol and speed controls are expected to … Continue reading

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PLN chooses Desanti for its candidate

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Partido Liberación Nacional picked Antonio Álvarez Desanti as its presidential candidate for the upcoming 2018 elections, one day after the party’s primaries went chaotic. Desanti offered his first press conference as elected candidate Monday … Continue reading

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Big bureaucracy confounds who gets tax earnings

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The country’s bureaucracy is so complex that it even catches its leaders off-guard. That is what happened when the legislature passed the corporation tax in March. The bill became Law No. 9428. Like most … Continue reading

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Security ministry seeks better tracking of firearms

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The public security ministry announced Monday morning the implementation of a program seeking to improve the tracking of guns with an additional laser-imposed marking. This program is being conducted in partnership with the United … Continue reading

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