Daily Archives: April 6, 2017

Biodigestors means agriculture sustainability

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Water consumption and agricultural production are the ongoing themes for the Inter-American Institute’s Cooperación de la Agricultura’s series of forums lasting through December. The initiative is sponsored by the institute in conjunction with the … Continue reading

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Police seize 410 kilograms of cocaine

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Police authorities arrested four Costa Rican nationals Wednesday off the coast near Mata Palo for violating drug trafficking laws. The individuals were caught attempting to smuggle 410 kilograms, or 904 pounds, of cocaine, the … Continue reading

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Police arrest seven in Puntarenas theft

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Officers of the Fuerza Pública arrested seven people Tuesday night suspected of robbing a house in the central canton of Puntarenas. The robbery happened in San Rafael de Puntarenas. According to reports from the … Continue reading

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Bill seeks overhaul in public works

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A proposal to fully reform the Costa Rican public works ministry was sent to congress Wednesday by the Frente Amplio lawmaker and presidential candidate Frank Camacho. The bill 20.330 seeks to eliminate all the … Continue reading

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Ebay founder pledges $100 million to journalism

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar’s philanthropy promised $100 million over the next five years to support journalism and fight fake news, the foundation announced Wednesday. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is the first organization to … Continue reading

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Germany threatens media with large hate crime fines

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Germany has threatened to slap social media companies with huge fines if they do not act quickly enough to remove hate speech from their websites. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet on Wednesday approved a measure that … Continue reading

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Britain seeks new trade deals with empire’s former colonies

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff As Britain begins the process of leaving the European Union, it is trying to rekindle old trade links with Commonwealth countries. However, the push for new commerce has sparked a debate on the historical legacy … Continue reading

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Scores of Haitians huddle in caves long after storms

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff When rain clouds darken the skies over Jeremie, the government seat in Haiti’s southwestern peninsula, Roland Despeines retreats to a mountain cave. There, he and scores of other Haitians have taken shelter from storms ever … Continue reading

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Trump removes Bannon from Security Council role

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon has been removed from his role on the National Security Council, in a shakeup that restores the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of … Continue reading

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Trump expresses outrage over Syria chemical attack

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff U.S. officials from President Donald Trump on down have expressed outrage at the apparent chemical weapons attack in Syria, and have suggested that retaliatory action is being considered against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, either … Continue reading

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Canine investigators provide added help to their human counterparts

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Aquiles, or Achilles in English, is an experienced detective with over eight years working for the Judicial Investigating Organization. Like his namesake, he is tough and barks rather than speaks. His findings, however, have … Continue reading

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Machismo learned early on by some boys

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Learning to make unwelcome advances to women on the street does not come with adulthood. Young Costa Rican males are well on the way to become would-be mashers by the fifth grade. The uncivilized … Continue reading

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Blood drive going on through weekend

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The national blood bank is hosting a blood drive today through the weekend at various sites. Costa Rican citizens and foreign permanent residents are invited to participate provided they present their identification of permanent … Continue reading

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Illegal gold mining worse than thought

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The judiciary revealed Wednesday that the problem of illegal gold miners in Crucitas is much worse than initially reported. The Poder Judicial said that 14 more persons are facing court procedures after having been … Continue reading

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Swede keeps police busy in Nandayure

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Police and coast guards in Guanacaste briefly detained a 25-year old Swedish man Tuesday for allegedly threatening several people with a machete among other charges. The incident occurred in Puerto Coyote in Nandayure where, … Continue reading

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Prohibition returns in some places for Holy Week

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Prohibition is back again for some municipalities in Costa Rica with the upcoming Semana Santa dry laws. Expats need not worry too much, however, as only 16 of them actually plan on enforcing the … Continue reading

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