Daily Archives: April 7, 2017

Bancrédito trying to improve its fiscal health

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Bancrédito will sell a property valued at $635,000 in Alajuela and make a deposit worth $3.5 million in San José, according to a release issued by the Costa Rican government. The troubled bank is … Continue reading

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Massive K2 overdose at San Pedro club

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A massive overdose occurred Thursday morning in front of Venue bar, in San Pedro de Montes de Oca, when 15 people apparently consumed a drug called K2 and required medical assistance and the intervention … Continue reading

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$800 million paid out to U.S. victims of terror

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday that it has paid out more than $800 million from a Congressionally-created fund to compensate thousands of American victims of international terrorist acts dating back decades. Among the … Continue reading

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Cancer-causing strain found in some HPV infections

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A cancer causing strain of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, has infected 25 percent of men and 20 percent of women in the United States, new statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics. Furthermore, … Continue reading

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ISIS foreign fighters face uncertain future after fall

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The looming collapse of the Islamic State terror group’s self-declared caliphate is a welcome development for many Western officials. But even when it happens, many warn of a secondary problem: what to do about the … Continue reading

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House Intel Chair Nunes steps down from panel

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes says he is temporarily stepping down from the panel’s investigation into alleged Russian hacking during the 2016 election campaign, after ethical complaints were lodged against him. … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate alters rules ending traditional filibuster

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The U.S. Senate is poised to confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick after Republicans forced a historic change in the rules governing the chamber, ending the minority party’s ability to block high court nominees. … Continue reading

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U.S. launches missile strike against Syria’s Assad regime

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff U.S. Defense Department officials confirmed that the U.S. has fired dozens of precision-guided missiles at Shayrat Airfield in Syria in response for a gruesome chemical weapons attack blamed on President Bashar al-Assad’s forces that killed … Continue reading

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Tropical glassfrogs discovered to be dedicated mothers and fathers

By the A.M Costa Rica staff Glassfrogs may be somewhat see-through, but they have still managed to hide an important secret. They are dedicated mothers and fathers that invest time in brooding their eggs. Smithsonian scientists documented previously unknown parental-care behavior … Continue reading

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Passover celebration needs to be taken on faith and not archaeology

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The celebration of Passover is a low-keyed holiday week in Costa Rica because there are so few observant Jews, but many Christians do not know how closely the holiday is linked to Easter. In … Continue reading

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Bandas de conciertos provide the music for Semana Santa parades

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Thursday marked the opening salvo for all the Bandas de Conciertos in all the provinces to begin playing their music during some of the most important festivities for the Catholic community and for many … Continue reading

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Nica Act brought back to U.S. Congress

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Over 24 United States congressmen reintroduced the latest installment of the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act, or Nica Act, this past Wednesday. The bill, classified H.R. 1918, was previously introduced to the House of Representatives … Continue reading

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Costa Rica’s electricity institute cries foul

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad called some statements that apparently came from the Cámara Nacional de Industrias on March 5, 2017, total lies. The event, before the VIII Congreso Nacional de Energía, took place … Continue reading

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Upcoming Semana Santa scheduling aid

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A few days before the beginning of Semana Santa, many public organizations will take the entire week off, while some others will be partially working. The institutions not working at all are: Defensoría de … Continue reading

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Risk with some shuttle rides often not considered

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Stepping out of the airports in Costa Rica can often be an overwhelming experience for the traveler who has never been to the country before and does not know the norms. Expats may recall their … Continue reading

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Pristine Pacific region is the next marine reserve

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff One of the country’s most pristine and biodiverse sections of the near Pacific has been designated as a marine reserve to protect it. A bill creating the Reserva Marina Álvaro Ugalde Víquez has been … Continue reading

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