Daily Archives: April 26, 2017

Bill seeks reports on any money laundering

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Lawyer, accountants, notaries and real estate agents now have the responsibility to report any potential money laundering operation of their clients. That is, if this new legislation passes the second vote in the legislature. … Continue reading

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Security ministry releases drug data

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Between all the patrols, the random searches, and the other actions of which the security forces of Costa Rica have taken, there is now the most recent data released of the sheer amount of … Continue reading

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U.S. military begins THAAD deployment

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Amid growing tensions over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs, the U.S. military Wednesday began moving some parts of the THAAD anti-missile defense system onto a deployment site in South Korea, Seoul said. The first … Continue reading

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Male northern white rhino is swiping on Tinder app

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Dating app Tinder is hit or miss for humans, but wildlife conservationists hope it might lead to love for the world’s last male northern white rhino. The move is seen as a last-ditch effort to … Continue reading

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Wikipedia founder starting website to fight fake news

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The founder of Wikipedia is starting a website he says will fight so-called fake news. Jimmy Wales says his Wikitribune site will bring journalists and volunteer fact checkers together to stop the spread of … Continue reading

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Britain records first day without using coal power

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Britain has recorded its first full day without using coal power since the Industrial Revolution began more than 200 years ago. The remarkable milestone was achieved Friday, following years of investment in renewable energy and … Continue reading

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Trump set to call reduction on U.S. corporate tax rate

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff U.S. President Donald Trump is set to call for a sharp reduction in the nation’s corporate tax rate, the highest among the world’s industrialized countries. Trump is planning to unveil his tax plans Wednesday, with … Continue reading

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U.S. district judge blocks Trump’s funding withhold

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a directive from President Donald Trump to withhold funding from sanctuary jurisdictions, those that limit their cooperation with U.S. immigration agents. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued … Continue reading

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Coast Guard announces less Cubans coming to U.S.

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The U.S. Coast Guard says far fewer Cubans are trying to get to Florida using makeshift rafts since former President Barack Obama ended a policy granting residency to Cubans landing on American soil. Coast Guard … Continue reading

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Microplastics movement spreads deep into the oceans, study says

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Marine circulation and weather conditions greatly affect microplastic aggregation and movement. Microplastics, which are particles measuring less than 5 mm, are of increasing concern. They not only become more relevant as other plastic marine … Continue reading

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Public works releases plan on oil spills

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The public works ministry released its contingency plan for addressing potential hydrocarbon fuel disasters within Costa Rican waters. The “Plan Nacional de Contingencia de Costa Rica para enfrentar Derrames de Hidrocarburos en el Mar”acknowledges … Continue reading

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New data out discusses coffee and cacao

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Coffee and chocolate are loved by many expats all around Costa Rica. The products are also loved in terms of trade numbers as coffee is second only to oil in generating annual revenues in … Continue reading

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Nuevo Arenal fishing tourney Saturday

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The first edition of the Nuevo Arenal fishing tournament starts this weekend beginning Saturday. Registration is from 6 to 9 Saturday morning at the Arenal Community Park and Boat Ramp with all anglers receiving … Continue reading

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Police vacancies won’t be filled if race quota made

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff “If we restrict the amount of police officers we hire and save some spaces to comply with gender, ethnicity or diversity quotas, those vacancies will likely remain empty.” That’s the assesment of Ruth López, … Continue reading

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Costa Rican tribes accuse minister of mistreatment

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Several indigenous associations and the Frente Amplio lawmaker Gerardo Vargas have accused one of the vice-ministers, Ana Gabriela Zuñiga, of discrimination and mistreatment towards their members. According to Vargas, the vice-minister recently held a … Continue reading

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