Daily Archives: May 3, 2017

Evading taxes with Airbnb may mean charges

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Foreigners making an income based in Costa Rica through the Airbnb platform and skipping taxes may be subject to a fiscal evasion accusation in their country of origin through the Ministerio de Hacienda. According … Continue reading

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Puntarenas police join in on the fun

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Police officers joined in on the fun in Puntarenas throughout the weekend. The Fuerza Pública shared in the celebrations of the municipality’s own version of a smokeless, drug-free event along the paseo de los … Continue reading

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Justice ministry gives tracking update

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The justice ministry provided an update on how the new electronic surveillance system is working on parolees in the Costa Rican criminal justice system. The surveillance system is really a fancy word for the … Continue reading

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Operation pace starts to wear on the U.S. Special Forces

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A continuous, heavy reliance on the most elite U.S. forces is threatening to erode what many officials now see as an increasingly indispensable set of military capabilities. Already on the front lines in the battle … Continue reading

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Islamic State regrouping in parts of Iraq, officials say

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A car bombing in east Mosul is confirming fears of some analysts that the offensive against the Islamic State is dealing the terror group military defeats but not necessarily political setbacks. More than 190 days … Continue reading

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The Eagles are suing a hotel for alleged false advertising

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The surviving members of the legendary rock band The Eagles, are suing a Mexican hotel that calls itself Hotel California, which is also the title of what is likely the band’s most famous song. … Continue reading

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Putin denies involvement in U.S. election interference

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Russian President Vladimir Putin denied Tuesday that Russia interfered in last year’s U.S. presidential election, saying such allegations are simply rumors that are being leveraged for political reasons in the United States. Putin’s denial came … Continue reading

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Study says aspirin may aid the breast cancer battle

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Low-dose aspirin might help fend off breast cancer, according to a new study. Researchers at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center noted an overall 16 percent reduction in breast-cancer risk among the 57,000 … Continue reading

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Health experts baffled about mysterious illness

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Global health experts are striving to identify a mysterious illness in Liberia that has already killed 12 people. Officials with the World Health Organization in Monrovia have already ruled out Ebola, yellow fever and a … Continue reading

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U.S. Congress warn airlines to improve customer service

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff U.S. lawmakers have put the nation’s airlines on notice: improve customer service or we will make you. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing for top airline executives to testify and to determine … Continue reading

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Global bleaching database could aid future testing of coral health

By the A.M Costa Rica staff A University of British Columbia-led research team has developed a new global coral bleaching database that could help scientists predict future bleaching events. Until now, knowledge of the geographic extent of mass coral bleaching has … Continue reading

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National symphony orchestra to be conducted by Tica for first time

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A concert by the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional is a fairly regular occurrence as far as events go in Costa Rica. The difference with this ensemble is that, beginning Friday evening, the orchestra will be … Continue reading

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Mayors agree to regional waste agreement

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Five mayors in the Zona Sur region of Costa Rica agreed last Friday to form an inter-municipal company responsible for taking out the trash in the region. This represents a first step in the … Continue reading

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Suspects detained for stealing from police

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Three suspects were detained by police on suspicion that they are responsible for stealing at least 14 firearms from a police delegation in Jicaral. According to a statement from the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública, … Continue reading

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Group proposing new regulatory law on realtors

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Cámara Costarricense de Bienes Raíces is working to propose a new bill that would require mandatory licensing for anyone working in the real estate business. The proposal might require the creation of a … Continue reading

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Legislature election worries human rights experts

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A blow to the human rights agenda is what experts fear is the aftermath following the ascendancy of an openly evangelical pastor as a new president for the country’s legislative assembly. His name is … Continue reading

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