Daily Archives: May 11, 2017

Bladex closes $120 million loan for group

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, commonly known as Bladex, announced the closing of $120 million loan of three years to go to the Costa Rican-based Grupo Monge retailer giant. Grupo Monge was established … Continue reading

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Men sentenced to 50 years in prison

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Two men were sentenced to 50 years in prison each on one count of homicide and two other counts of attempted homicide, according to the deputy prosecutor of Santa Cruz. The sentence was issued … Continue reading

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Rare endangered species spotted

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The environmental section of the Costa Rican electricity institute is tracking various endangered wildlife species at their work sites using trap cameras. According to the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, the sighting of a herd … Continue reading

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Pakistan says border dispute with Afghanistan being fixed

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Pakistan says a border dispute that triggered recent deadly clashes with Afghanistan is likely to be settled later this week, paving the way for Islamabad to fully reopen a busy crossing with the landlocked neighboring … Continue reading

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Kurdish militia says arms will hasten assault on IS

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Commanders in the Syrian Kurdish militia, the YPG, and the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State say Washington’s decision to send more arms to the YPG will accelerate their advance into Islamic State’s de facto … Continue reading

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Students jeer Betsy DeVos during grad ceremony

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Students at a university in Florida booed and jeered Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she tried to speak during their graduation ceremony Wednesday. Bethune-Cookman University President Edison Jackson warned students to be quiet, to little … Continue reading

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Fertilization could aid restoring of coral reefs

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff It’s no secret that the world’s coral reefs are at risk. Pollution, dredging, overfishing and, especially, acidic, warming waters are pushing these complex ecosystems to the brink of destruction, and marine scientists and researchers have … Continue reading

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Streets of Caracas continue to have violent clashes

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The streets of Venezuela’s capital were scenes of violent clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces once again Wednesday. One person was killed and dozens were injured as national guardsmen tear-gassed protesters in Caracas as … Continue reading

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Roar of gas compressors influences number of insects, study says

By the A.M Costa Rica staff The relentless roar of natural gas compressors influences the numbers of insects and spiders nearby, triggering decreases in many types of arthropods sensitive to sounds and vibrations, a collaborative Florida Museum of Natural History … Continue reading

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Viva el Arte provides platform of exhibition for emerging artists

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff From May 26 to 28, Viva el Arte will commandeer the halls of the Centro Comercial Plaza del Sol with what is among one of the most recognized art fairs in Costa Rica. For … Continue reading

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Solís calls for cruise industry growth

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The government of Costa Rica is teaming up with port officials at Amsterdam to take advantage of its knowledge of the cruise industry and port management for potential application in Puntarenas and Limón. This … Continue reading

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Water institute receives land for facility

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff This past Tuesday the Costa Rican institute of aqueducts and sewage gained some land owned by Scotiabank for the construction of a water storage facility in Guanacaste’s Matapalo. The bank made the donation under … Continue reading

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Legislature approves joining task force

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff After a last minute rush Wednesday afternoon, legislators definitively approved the bill 19.951 which will allow Costa Rica to become a member of the Financial Action Task Force, an international agency that enforces anti-money … Continue reading

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Fuerza Pública desperate to find more recruits

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Some expats may think that the government is desperately urging people to join the Fuerza Pública to meet its goal of interviewing 30,000 candidates and then hire 1,000 new officers. According to the Ministerio … Continue reading

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Moving spheres causing uproar among experts

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The displacement of three, centuries-old pre-Columbian stone spheres worries some activists who demand the Museo Nacional put them back in place due to their cultural, historical and archaeological value. On Apr. 24, an unidentified … Continue reading

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