Daily Archives: May 9, 2017

300 expected to be hired at Heredia call center

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff About 300 people are expected to be hired by the Results Companies this Friday and Saturday, according to a statement from the company released Monday. The group is an outsourcing firm offering bilingual sales … Continue reading

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Justice ministry seeks youth recreation

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Last weekend, kids who were part of the justice ministry’s Centro Cívico Sin Paredes in San Miguel de Desamparados and Cartago presented the result of their efforts practiced over the past four months. About … Continue reading

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Emergency medical airlifts provided

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Dirección del Servicio de Vigilancia Área conducted two emergency evacuations for two indigenous persons in need of immediate medical attention. According to the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública, the first case involved the transfer … Continue reading

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Syrian government rejects foreign monitoring in deal

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Syria’s foreign minister Walid al-Moallem says no foreign forces will be allowed to monitor the de-escalation agreement in four zones around Syria in another effort to end the long civil war. Russia, Turkey and … Continue reading

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Russian government tries outreach with young people

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff At a night rehearsal for Russia’s annual May 9 World War II Victory Day parade in Red Square, troops practice goose-stepping while tanks, missile launchers, and other armored vehicles roll past a select audience toward … Continue reading

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CDC says mystery illness in Liberia was meningitis

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff U.S. federal health officials say the mysterious illness that has killed 13 people in Liberia came from a bacteria that can lead to the fatal brain disease meningitis. At least 31 cases have been … Continue reading

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New initiative allows reporting on wildlife crime

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Rampant poaching across Africa has pushed species of elephants, rhinos and other treasured wildlife to the edge of extinction. However, there is a mostly untapped resource that can help crack down on these crimes: the … Continue reading

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Trump travel ban faces another day in federal court

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A much-challenged temporary travel ban issued by President Donald Trump faced another day in court Monday, with federal appellate judges grilling lawyers on both sides to determine whether a suspension of the executive order will … Continue reading

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Study says marijuana helps memory problems in mice

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that produces the high sought by users has been shown to reverse memory problems in aging mice. Researchers, who’ve been looking for ways to slow the effects of brain aging, … Continue reading

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Developing countries more committed to conservation, study says

By the A.M Costa Rica staff Less affluent countries are more committed to conservation of their large animals than richer ones, a new Oxford University research collaboration has found. Researchers from Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit have assessed how much, or … Continue reading

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Performances planned at Teatro Espressivo beginning May 26

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff From May 26 to July 9, the Teatro Espressivo, in Pinares de Curridabat, will showcase its own festival by staging five professional plays from professional performers. All the plays will run Friday and Saturday … Continue reading

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Researchers study impact of climate change on Costa Rican forests

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A joint partnership between the University of Greifswald in Germany as well as the Tecnológico de Costa Rica seeks to explain the impact of climate change on the country’s tropical forests. According to a … Continue reading

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LGBT group plans to open new exhibit

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff What is being touted as the first historical exhibition of the LGBTI movement in Costa Rica will begin next Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Lado V de Teorética near Parque Morazán. The inauguration … Continue reading

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600 million colons for Manuel Antonio

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The national system for conservation is preparing to invest around 600 million colons towards Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio before the year is out, according to a statement from Casa Presidencial. Part of this investment … Continue reading

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Potential disaster for archeological site

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Members of Bloque Verde, one of the country’s largest environmental organizations, have denounced the pineapple industry’s move that could be responsible for a potential archeological and environmental disaster. According to Fabián Pacheco, member of … Continue reading

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Citizenship potentially granted despite felonies

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones might have granted citizenship to foreigners with criminal records in other countries even though this country’s local laws says that conviction for certain felonies keeps someone from becoming a … Continue reading

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Airbnb could prove difficult for government to tax

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The government could be losing at least $80 million a year in uncollected income taxes from guests who rent lodging facilities in the country through the Airbnb platform, said Gustavo Araya, former president of … Continue reading

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