Daily Archives: April 10, 2017

Concern grows for future colon exchange rate

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Most U.S. expats probably pay little attention to the slight movements in the colon exchange rate. But behind the scenes, the Banco Central de Costa Rica is working hard to keep the rate stabilized. … Continue reading

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4,000 Somalis living in U.S. about to be deported back

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Somalia’s U.S. ambassador said his embassy has learned that U.S. immigration agents are planning to deport about 4,000 Somali nationals now living in the United States. “We learned through immigration sources that the total … Continue reading

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Closest flyby of asteroid in 10 years, astronomers say

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A relatively large asteroid will cross Earth’s orbit around the sun this month. Astrophysicists and astronomers said there is no chance of a collision, but it will be the closest flyby of an asteroid that … Continue reading

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Swedes gather in capital following terrorist attack

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Tens of thousands of Swedes turned out in Stockholm Sunday for what they called a love-fest after Friday’s terrorist truck attack killed four people and injured 15. A 39-year old Uzbek believed to have extremist … Continue reading

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U.N. ambassador warns of more strikes on Syria

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is suggesting if President Donald Trump needs to carry out more military strikes on Syria, he will. “He will not stop here,” Ambassador Nikki Haley told CNN on … Continue reading

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Bomb attacks on churches kill at least 44 in Egypt

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Bomb attacks at two Coptic churches in Egypt killed at least 44 people and injured more than 100 as worshipers where marking Palm Sunday. The first blast was in the northern city of Tanta, where … Continue reading

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Juan Santamaría: the story of a sacrifice that created a national hero

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Tomorrow’s holiday celebrates the Costa Rican national hero Juan Santamaría and above all, the most important military victory of the country against a foreign invasion. That invasion, led by Tennessee-born General William Walker, was … Continue reading

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Prisoners trounce their guards 11-0 during Friday’s soccer match

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Some expats may recall the 1974 sports comedy film “The Longest Yard” about a team of convicts recruited to play an annual football game between prisoners and their guards. In Costa Rica, the movie … Continue reading

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Man arrested for attempted blackmailing

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A 20-year old man was arrested Thursday night in Corredores on the allegation that he blackmailed teenagers into having sex with him, according to the Judicial Investigating Organization. The man allegedly created fake Facebook … Continue reading

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Diario Extra scores another court victory

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The foreign minister, Manuel González, seemed to have deep-sixed his effort to get high court magistrates to force a daily newspaper into printing his comments. The newspaper in question, Diario Extra, said Thursday that … Continue reading

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Platina opening delayed until mid-May

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff After so many weeks of waiting, the Alfredo González Flores bridge over the Río Virilla is still not going to be open. The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes gave the announcement Friday afternoon … Continue reading

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Toll roads free beginning this Thursday

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff It looks as if the toll fees are being lifted beginning this Thursday in anticipation of the Semana Santa holidays coming up, according to the public works ministry. The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad announced … Continue reading

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Nationwide crackdown on crime to begin May 1

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff After a crackdown on a club and another raid yielding a substantial amount of drugs, the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública is announcing a zero-hour nationwide crackdown beginning the first of May. The Fuerza Pública made … Continue reading

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