Daily Archives: May 1, 2017

Collected waste gains $1.6 million for ICE

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The waste collected from scrapped copper, cable, batteries, metal and other electronic parts yielded about $1.6 million in colons this past year to the Costa Rican electricity institute. According to officials from the Instituto … Continue reading

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Follow the trimming trucks to get ready-to-use top dressing

Here’s a tip for all you gardeners. Follow those ICE branch trimming trucks! Back in the States, getting top dressing and soil amendments was as easy as heading to the local Home Depot or Lowes garden section, grabbing a cart, … Continue reading

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Trump White House defends invite to Rodrigo Duterte

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s invitation to his Philippine counterpart to visit Washington, saying the need to fortify an Asian alliance against North Korea’s growing military threat outweighed concerns … Continue reading

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Environmental groups march on hundreds of U.S. cities

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Thousands of environmental activists marched in the U.S. capital Saturday, and in about 300 other cities across the country, to try to draw support for climate-related causes. The People’s Climate March was meant to coincide … Continue reading

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Last-minute cancellation maroons concert attendees

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Promoters of a planned exclusive music festival on a small island in the Bahamas cancelled the event at the last minute Friday after many attendees had already arrived and paid thousands of dollars for tickets. … Continue reading

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Ecuadorian journalist faces tough sentence for defaming

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Fernando Villavicencio knows all too well the risks confronting journalists who expose information that others want to suppress. The Ecuadoran journalist, convicted of defaming President Rafael Correa under the country’s harsh communications law, has … Continue reading

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U.S. warns vaccine supply for yellow fever will run out

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff U.S. health officials said the United States will run out of the vaccine for yellow fever as early as next month, and travelers who need a shot might have to wait. Officials say a manufacturing … Continue reading

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Study in Osa Peninsula gives new look at tropical forest carbon cycle

By the A.M Costa Rica staff Tropical rainforests are often described as the lungs of the earth, able to essentially inhale carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and exhale oxygen in return. The faster they grow, the more they mitigate climate change … Continue reading

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Love of cycling and cocoa creates unique chocolate-making process

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff What started as a love for cycling and cocoa ended up as a hobby. That hobby became a full time activity and a way of living for Andrés Ulate, an entrepreneur who founded Bicichocolate. The … Continue reading

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162 artifacts seized in Guanacaste raid

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Authorities with the Judicial Investigating Organization seized over 162 archaeological pieces believed to be of pre-Columbian origins from a suspect’s house in Santa Cruz Friday morning. The judiciary established an investigation that apparently included … Continue reading

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Man caught with $41,500 undeclared cash

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A 22-year old Mexican national was arrested Saturday at Juan Santamaría airport when he attempted to bring in $41,500 of undeclared money into the country. According to a report, officers of the airport police … Continue reading

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Rainy season returns to affect air travel

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The advent of the rainy season interjects another variable into air travel. Tourists arriving and leaving have been surprised by delays cause by volcano eruptions. Turrialba ash has halted flight operations at Juan Santamaría … Continue reading

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Costa Rica deplores Venezuela’s OAS withdraw

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Costa Rica is deploring the recent request by the government of Venezuela to detach itself from the Organization of American States. The Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Cultos issued a statement Friday condemning President … Continue reading

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A third of private security groups behind on debts

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The relationship between private security and organizations within the government flits between an understanding as to the necessity of wanting safety for people and property but also an apparent conflict in terms of debt … Continue reading

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