Daily Archives: May 5, 2017

Caja collects more than 85 million colons

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Costa Rica social security fund just added more coins to its purse, if almost 85 million colons count as coins. The money is part of the collection efforts that the Caja Costarricense de … Continue reading

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Government gives ok to cut down trees

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía has granted permission to cut down trees and trade wood with the purpose of helping small producers in the Huetar Norte Region of Costa Rica. Under the surveillance … Continue reading

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Scientists tracking beetles in effort to stop plant plague

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Rob Dunn is trying to prevent squash heart attacks. Carried by the spotted cucumber beetle, a bacterial disease is giving squash, pumpkins, cucumbers and melons the botanical equivalent of clogged arteries. Wilting leaves are the … Continue reading

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SpaceX says it will launch Internet-providing satellites

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Elon Musk’s SpaceX says it will begin launching Internet-providing satellites in 2019. The move was announced Wednesday by SpaceX vice president of satellite and government affairs, Patricia Cooper, in testimony before the Senate Committee on … Continue reading

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Russian opposition leader granted passport he can’t use

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said early Thursday he had been granted a passport, but later posted on social media that government officials wouldn’t let him use the documents to travel outside the country. Navalny … Continue reading

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Fort Davis historic site gives a window into the Old West

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff As national parks traveler Mikah Meyer continued his journey across western Texas, he got a chance to immerse himself further in American history. At Fort Davis National Historic Site, he learned what an important role … Continue reading

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Trump and Turnbull unite following rumors of conflict

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have pledged long-term friendship between the two countries, despite rumors of strife between them stemming from a phone call earlier this year. Trump met with … Continue reading

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Trump and GOP celebrate House revoking Obamacare

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff President Donald Trump and House Republicans marked the hard-fought passage of their health care bill with a White House victory party Thursday, stopping to savor the first step toward the administration’s first major legislative win. … Continue reading

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Mosquito diseases also favor certain temperature range, study says

By the A.M Costa Rica staff As temperatures rise with climate change, mosquito season extends past the summer months in many parts of the world. The question has been how this lengthened season influences the risk of being infected with mosquito-born diseases … Continue reading

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Viability of Costa Rican wine is possible if done tropical-style

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff “It is time for Costa Rica to enter the wine industry, not by emulating what already exists but creating our own variety, our own identity,” said Virgilio Vidor, a tropical wine researcher working at Universidad … Continue reading

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Paddlesurfers seek recognition in sports

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The International Surfing Association announced Thursday that it would be formally teaming up with its sister Association of Paddlesurf Professionals to develop the latter’s StandUp paddle sport. According to a statement by the surf … Continue reading

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Sewage work in San José on Monday

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff As of next Monday, the Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados will be closing some streets in San José in order to continue the replacement of the sewage pipes. The streets closing will be … Continue reading

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Solís bill would give journalists greater freedom

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The administration of Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís recently introduced a bill on May Day to expand and aid freedom of the press laws in the country. The bill was first presented to the … Continue reading

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Trafficking busts showcase a multinational effort

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Two years of multinational investigations and corroboration between the security forces of Costa Rica and Colombia, in consultation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has led to the capture of over 38 individuals involved … Continue reading

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