Daily Archives: May 15, 2017

Cacti are fussy plants but offer plethora of gardening options

It never ceases to amaze me that in our wonderfully, well-watered area of Costa Rica that I sometimes need to remember to address readers on the Guanacaste coast who struggle to keep things alive while I struggle to keep mine … Continue reading

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68,000 new jobs created in opening of 2017

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A total of 68,000 more jobs were created in the first three months of 2017 in comparison to the first three months of 2016, according to a research conducted by the Instituto Nacional de … Continue reading

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Security Council to hold an emergency meeting

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The United Nations Security Council is set to hold an emergency meeting Tuesday on North Korea’s latest missile test. The United States, Japan and South Korea requested the emergency discussions after Pyongyang launched a … Continue reading

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Nabarro wants the job of WHO director-general

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Dr. David Nabarro says he wants to rid the world of two diseases that are close to being eradicated: polio and guinea worm. Polio exists mainly on the Pakistani-Afghan border and in northern Nigeria. Both … Continue reading

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Maduro fires health minister after reports show bad data

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro fired his health minister after ministry data published this week showed the country’s medical crisis significantly worsening. The government said it was replacing Antonieta Caporale, a gynecologist who held the post … Continue reading

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At least 100,000 groups affected by cyber attack

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Europe’s police agency Europol says a global cyber-attack has affected at least 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, with data networks infected by malware that locks computer files unless a ransom is paid. “I’m worried about … Continue reading

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Parties show increased organization and concern among officials

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The organization of private parties targeting high school students, where alcohol and other drugs are available, is so fine-tuned and planned out that it worries some government officials who consider it a priority to … Continue reading

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Amputees and inmates meet on the soccer field to share message

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Another soccer match in Costa Rica is a common sight found on fields, playgrounds and stadiums. This particular series, however, was slightly different. This was a match between prison inmates and amputees. Friday’s match … Continue reading

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Jerry Ruhlow, well-known Costa Rica outdoors writer, dies at 85

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Jerry Gus Ruhlow, a well-known expat, passed away quietly at his home in Santa Ana on Saturday afternoon after sustaining a long illness. Jerry, a former sportswriter for the L.A. Times, came to Costa Rica … Continue reading

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Two suspects caught illegally dumping

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Two men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of illegally dumping garbage on a piece of property in Uruca. Members of the División Ambiental of the Judicial Investigating Organization caught the pair transporting and dumping … Continue reading

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Government extends an olive branch

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The government extended an olive branch to some of the indigenous tribes dwelling in Costa Rica following a recent spar between the two parties. Casa Presidencial was calling Saturday and Sunday’s forum of representatives … Continue reading

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Financial task force includes dubious members

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Costa Rica has identified that more than $63 million in cash has come through its border posts in the last five years. Of that number, only $1 million has been confiscated during that time … Continue reading

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British expat’s artwork to be displayed in San José

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The work of a British expat is gracing the walls of the Centro de Investigación y Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural in San José. Deidre Hyde has been a resident of Costa Rica for many … Continue reading

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