Daily Archives: May 12, 2017

Group says slave trade booming now in Libya

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The International Organization for Migration says that young men from North Africa migrating to Libya or Europe in search of jobs increasingly are being caught up and auctioned off as cheap labor, in what has … Continue reading

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Costa Rican fruit companies go to Italian fair

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Costa Rican fruit products are getting some more international exposure with 10 to 12 local companies participating in the 2017 Macfrut fresh produce fair in Italy. According to a statement from the Promotora de … Continue reading

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Masked assailants nabbed by police

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A follow-up in a police report led members of the Fuerza Pública to stop two men suspected of attacking individuals while wearing Halloween masks. The crimes were committed in Higuito de San Miguel in … Continue reading

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Students going to global science fair

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Four Costa Rican students are on their way to Los Angeles to represent their country in the International Science and Engineering Fair beginning this coming Sunday, according to the science ministry. These four were … Continue reading

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Saudis paid for veteran trips against 9/11 lawsuit law

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff After Congress passed a new law allowing Sept. 11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts, opponents mounted an expensive political campaign, including paying American military veterans to visit Capitol Hill and warn … Continue reading

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Lava flows in largest crater on Jupiter’s moon, Loki

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Waves of lava flow inside the largest volcano crater on Jupiter’s fourth biggest moon, Loki. Researchers at the University of California Berkeley were able to take advantage of a celestial alignment between Loki and … Continue reading

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Dutch inventor planning a massive plastic clean-up

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A Dutch entrepreneur has come up with an invention he says will allow him to start cleaning up a massive floating garbage patch in the Pacific two years ahead of schedule. Boyan’s Slat’s Ocean Cleanup … Continue reading

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Deputy AG faces pressure to appoint special counsel

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Former colleagues of Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Wednesday he should recuse himself from investigations into Russian meddling in U.S. elections and instead appoint a special prosecutor after President Donald Trump abrupt firing … Continue reading

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Venezuela weapons caches concern among CIA officials

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services Venezuela has large caches of weapons that are at risk of falling into the wrong hands, the head of the Central Intelligence Agency told a Senate panel Thursday, adding that it is a … Continue reading

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Group calls Northern Triangle situation ignored humanitarian crisis

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A new report issued by the non-government organization Doctors Without Borders gave an exhortation of what it defines as a largely neglected humanitarian crisis. The group is referring to the violence and evacuations plaguing … Continue reading

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Costa Rican rocket company to present first hydrogen-powered bus

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Next month, the first hydrogen powered bus ever seen in the country will show off and take people for a free ride in the Liberia canton, in the northern province of Guanacaste. The exotic … Continue reading

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New clinic opening in Cartago province

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A new clinic is going to be created for the communities of Pacayas and Tierra Blanca in Cartago province, according to the Costa Rican social security fund. The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social issued … Continue reading

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$100 million to improve border posts

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The border integration program has some lofty goals to fix Costa Rica’s borders: eradicate infrastructure problems, create greater inter-institutional coordination, more security and user controls and fix what are being labeled repetitive and inefficient … Continue reading

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Cañas highway closed this weekend

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The General Cañas highway will be fully closed beginning this coming Saturday at 10 p.m. Officials from the public works ministry said that the highway section will not be reopened until Sunday at 5 … Continue reading

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Anti-animal cruelty bill passes first step

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Animal lovers may nod their heads in approval with the legislative assembly’s recent first-step approval of a bill that penalizes animal abuse and cruelty. The bill, numbered 18.625, reforms the Ley de Bienestar de … Continue reading

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Telecom operators face no new cell competition

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff No new telecommunications operators are interested in providing cellular services in Costa Rica, after Movistar and Claro were the only ones to present an offer for a bigger piece of the country’s radio-electric field. … Continue reading

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Health ministry maintains alertness over zika threat

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Two outbreaks of zika virus were controlled by the health ministry but the government is issuing another warning call for the public against mosquito-borne diseases as the country plunges deeper into the rainy season. … Continue reading

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