Daily Archives: May 2, 2017

Company receives license to sell in region

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A Canadian company touting itself as providing and manufacturing eco-friendly products for agriculture and mining obtained its last registration necessary to sell its product in Costa Rica and the rest of Central America. Earth … Continue reading

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Pineapple protest planned at Los Chiles

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A civic association based in Los Chiles, a canton near the Nicaraguan border, is organizing a demonstration against the expansion of the pineapple industry. The group, composed of small farmers and teachers in addition … Continue reading

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Advance team of U.N. force arrives in South Sudan

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff An advance team of the regional protection force arrived in Juba over the weekend. The U.N. Mission in South Sudan, or UNMISS, said a team of engineers is in the country to prepare for … Continue reading

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Taliban insurgency inflicts high casualties on Afghans

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Taliban-led insurgency in Afghanistan has continued to inflict shockingly high casualties on government forces and brought more territory under its control or influence, a U.S. government agency said Monday. The quarterly assessment by the … Continue reading

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May Day marks anniversary of Castro’s 1961 declaration

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Fifty-six years ago today, Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro banned multiparty elections and declared Cuba a socialist nation. Addressing hundreds of thousands of Cubans at a May Day parade, Castro openly identified himself as a … Continue reading

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Twitter and Bloomberg team to stream 24-hours live news

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Twitter and Bloomberg news are teaming up to launch a 24-hour streaming news channel. In response to a story in the Wall Street Journal about the partnership, Bloomberg Media’s top executive tweeted confirmation of the … Continue reading

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Trump administration scraps Obama-led lunch program

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Trump administration is turning back a U.S. public school program promoted by former first lady Michelle Obama that required healthier lunches for children. If kids aren’t eating the food and it’s ending up in … Continue reading

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Protests mark around world during May Day parades

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Protesters in the United States and around the world have marked International Workers Day, May Day, with rallies and demonstrations that turned violent in displays of anger against authoritarianism and right-wing politics from France to … Continue reading

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New green cards designed to be fraud proof, U.S. says

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has begun issuing new tamper-resistant green cards. The redesigned cards, which have enhanced graphics and additional security features, are more secure than the old ones. The new green cards will: … Continue reading

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Costa Rica spider species has silk that’s natural marvel, study says

By the A.M Costa Rica staff Spider silks, the stuff of spider webs, are a materials engineer’s dream: they can be stronger than steel at a mere fraction of weight, and also can be tougher and more flexible. They also tend … Continue reading

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Libertarian group offers alternative ideology in Costa Rican politics

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The May Day parades in Costa Rica often espouses socialist, communist and generally left-leaning ideologies. Most of the unions and leftist political parties participate in the pomp and pageantry of the spectacle. Another political … Continue reading

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Costa Rica’s May Day parade draws Left-leaning business as usual

By the A.M Costa Rica staff The May Day celebrations came out with the usual fanfare along San José’s Avendia Segunda Monday. The varying unions, such as the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social’s workers union pictured in light blue, and … Continue reading

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British TV show exploring Costa Rica

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A new show detailing one family’s adventures and exploring into Costa Rica premiered on British television Sunday evening. “Escape to Costa Rica” follows science writer Gaia Vince traveling to Costa Rica “to find out … Continue reading

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Yale wind project receives small donation

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Costa Rica is one of three international projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative. According to a statement by the university, the Yale School of Public Health … Continue reading

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Government provides new works website

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff In an effort to reach the administration’s goals of promoting greater transparency, the national government has created a new website detailing the status report and map of all the public works projects in progress … Continue reading

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Expat group gives testimony in Congress

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A U.S. expat advocacy organization is back within the chambers of the U.S. Congress to beg for tax reform favoring citizens living abroad. Last Wednesday, American Citizens Abroad submitted testimony to the House Subcommittee … Continue reading

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Booking sites likely earn the biggest paychecks

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff As independent tourism operators check their financial books at the end of the high season, they may find out that the big winners were the booking websites. Some of the more well-known sites take … Continue reading

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Freedom House report foretells gloom for press

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The full report has not been released to the public yet, but the annual “Freedom of the Press Report” conducted by members of Freedom House is already shaping up to show some downward spirals in … Continue reading

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