Daily Archives: May 16, 2017

Agricultural sector receives millions of colons

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Some industries in Pérez Zeledón were just granted some funding to enable the growth and expansion of its businesses and to continue the profits made by the Costa Rican agricultural sector. The agricultural ministry … Continue reading

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Student going to Vegas competition

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The young Costa Rican researcher, Carolina Zúñiga, a student from the school of Food Technology of the Universidad de Costa Rica, has been selected as one of six finalists in the undergraduate research competition … Continue reading

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Cruz Roja gets new Heredia building

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Cruz Roja received a new building and care facility at Santa Bárbara de Heredia for its auxiliary committee. After an investment of close to $322,000 in colons from the Convenio de Cooperación y … Continue reading

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New cholera outbreak kills at least 180 people in Yemen

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A cholera outbreak in Yemen has killed at least 180 people since April 27, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday. Two years into a war between Houthi rebels and government forces … Continue reading

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U.S. doles out new charges against the Syrian regime

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The United States accused Syria on Monday of carrying out mass killings of prisoners on a daily basis and then burning their bodies in a large crematorium outside the capital of Damascus. The U.S. State … Continue reading

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Security firms see a link to North Korea in attack

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Cyber security researchers on Monday pointed to code in a ransomware attack that could indicate a link to North Korea. Symantec and Kaspersky Lab each cited code that was previously used by a hacker collective … Continue reading

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Killer gets 49 years in prison for murder of transgender

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A U.S. judge sentenced a Mississippi street gang member to 49 years in prison in the first federal hate crime trial involving a transgender victim. Josh Vallum is already serving life in prison on … Continue reading

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European Union urges peace and talks within Venezuela

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The European Union is pressing Venezuela’s government and opposition groups to resume negotiations toward peacefully resolving the political crisis that has convulsed the country for nearly two months. In a statement issued Monday, the EU … Continue reading

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Award-winning journalist shot dead in north México

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Award-winning reporter Javier Valdez has been shot dead in the northwestern state of Sinaloa. Valdez, who specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime, was killed Monday when unidentified attackers opened fire on his car … Continue reading

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Expect increasing intensity and amounts in rainfall, research says

By the A.M Costa Rica staff A new study by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich shows that the most extreme rain events in most regions of the world will increase … Continue reading

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From modest origins to rising regional prominence: La Zarcereña

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff La Zarcereña’s cookies and crackers came out of the oven for the first time back in 1992, with the aim of sharing that homemade bakery taste to visitors at farmers markets. According to a … Continue reading

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Permits generate fast approval and disapproval at the same time

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff In just 27 days, the government granted environmental permits to develop a pineapple plantation in Palmar Sur, within the Osa canton, close to internationally protected wetlands and archaeological monuments. The permit was requested on … Continue reading

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Changes to public bus system coming

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Costa Rican ombudsman has apparently won its day in court against the public transportation council that governs the bus system. According to a statement released Monday by the Defensoría de los Habitantes, the … Continue reading

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Shootout in Escazú leaves two dead

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A shootout near a private school in Escazú resulted in the death of two men early Monday morning. One child, 6-years old, was also injured during the shooting. According to a preliminary report, the … Continue reading

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Protest in assembly chamber gets rough

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A protest within the legislative assembly building got rough when the group’s president sent in security to remove certain posters and attacking one person among the protesters. The Frente por los Derechos Igualitarios, a … Continue reading

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Animal cruelty bill gives some passes on traditions

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Bulls, horses and even crocodiles will continue to be used as a form of entertainment despite the new bill against animal abuse and cruelty approved on first round by the legislative assembly last Thursday. … Continue reading

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ICE says Costa Rica is spared from cyber attack

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Costa Rican electricity institute, which controls and operates as a major provider of cellular and internet service, announced Monday that its platforms were not affected by the worldwide cyber attack. The A.M. Costa … Continue reading

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