Daily Archives: April 27, 2017

Trump agrees to hold off on trashing NAFTA

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff After reports that President Donald Trump was considering an executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, the White House said Wednesday that Trump agreed not to take such … Continue reading

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Police catch thief in Parque La Sabana

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Police captured a person suspected of varying acts of petty theft in Parque La Sabana this morning. The suspect, a Nicaraguan national, has allegedly been arrested before for theft and particularly stealing from people … Continue reading

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Five women wounded after a shootout

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Five women, two of whom are minors, were wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting near a home in Bajos de los Ledezuma Tuesday night. According to a preliminary report from the Judicial Investigating Organization, … Continue reading

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230 schools receive new internet access

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Thousands more students studying within 230 schools now have access to broadband Internet with the installation of some fiber optic lines from the Costa Rican electricity institute. The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad reached this … Continue reading

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U.S. universities struggle with free speech on campus

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff American universities have long allowed controversial public figures to speak publicly as part of a philosophy that encourages open debate as a means of education. But a series of recent protests appears to indicate shifting … Continue reading

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Trump signs order to review status of national parks

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to review the protected status of national monuments created on the land and in the ocean over the past 20 years. Trump says the move returns federal … Continue reading

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Human rights groups choose defender from El Salvador

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Ten of the world’s leading human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have chosen three human rights defenders from Cambodia, El Salvador and Egypt as this year’s finalists for the prestigious Martin … Continue reading

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U.S. President’s desire to cut refugees costing U.S. jobs

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The U.S. president’s desire to cut refugees is also costing U.S. jobs. A reduction in refugee resettlement that began after an executive order by President Donald Trump in late January has led to at least … Continue reading

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Rainy season forecast: may be weaker with sprinkles of summer

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The rainy season is starting all over again but this year it might be a little weaker than prior years, according to Eladio Solano, a meteorologist from the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional. Long gone are the … Continue reading

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Reporters Without Borders praises Costa Rica on news media rights

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff An ever darker world is how the new index of media freedom by Reporters Without Borders characterizes the state of the free press for 2017. The international non-profit, non-governmental organization primarily focuses on internet censorship … Continue reading

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Running to help paraplegics, group says

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Two Belgian runners arrived in the greater metropolitan area of San José Tuesday afternoon about halfway through their more than 15,500 mile journey toward the very tip of Argentina. “Our project, Via PanAm, is … Continue reading

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Economy doesn’t have enough jobs to fill

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Costa Rican economy does not generate enough jobs to absorb the new workforce entering the market, according to a recent report from Estado de la Nación, an independent social research organization. According to … Continue reading

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Archaeologists discover artifact at job site

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A team of archaeologists from the Costa Rican electricity institute recently moved a petroglyph that they found near the Las Pailas geothermal plant close to Liberia. The site, known as El Blanco, is an … Continue reading

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Trump’s plan doesn’t drop taxing citizens abroad

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff U.S. President Donald Trump introduced his tax proposals of which some could dramatically affect millions of U.S. taxpayers. Expats should know, however, that his proposals do not appear to include the trashing the taxing … Continue reading

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Money laundering bill won’t affect sports betting

By Rommel Téllez of the A.M. Costa Rica staff Accountants, lawyers and real estate agents will be subject to tighter regulations to keep drugs and terrorism money away, the sportsbooks that process bets in the country will continue their activities … Continue reading

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