Daily Archives: May 18, 2017

U.S. company opening new plant in Alajuela

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A U.S.-based company that provides a protective coating around medical device part will be opening a new plant in the Zona Franca of Coyol in Alajuela. Precision Coating Co. is a subsidiary of Katahdin … Continue reading

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Three out of every ten people have hypertension in Costa Rica, Caja says

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A new study by the Costa Rican social security fund said that the increase in the number of obese people also increases the likelihood of more cases of hypertension. Among overweight Costa Ricans, the … Continue reading

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Whirlwind of evacuations Wednesday

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Police officers and pilots for the Dirección del Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea have been busy these past couple days with at least four persons evacuated due to medical problems. The latest incident happened Wednesday … Continue reading

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So-called sea monster body identified as baleen whale

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Scientists say they have identified the sea monster that washed ashore on an Indonesian beach. The badly decomposing carcass measures over 15 meters long and baffled scientists since it washed up on Seram Island last … Continue reading

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Putin claims that he can prove no secrets were passed

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Russian President Vladimir Putin says President Donald Trump never passed any classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov when they met last week in Washington, and he has the transcripts to prove it. Speaking … Continue reading

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Former FBI head named special prosecutor in U.S.

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been named special prosecutor to oversee the investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Deputy Attorney General … Continue reading

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Arrests of immigrants are up under Trump administration

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The rollback of an Obama-era policy that prioritized the arrest and deportation of immigrants with a criminal background over those without a rap sheet is having the intended effect, according to data provided Wednesday … Continue reading

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Apple to announce upgrades to laptops and computers

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Apple will reportedly announce an update to its lineup of laptops at its annual developer conference, known as WWDC, in June. The report from Bloomberg suggests Apple is responding to increased competition from rival … Continue reading

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Mexican journalist never felt safe prior to death

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Well before his fatal shooting Monday on a Mexican street, journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas acknowledged a fear that had gripped him while covering drug trafficking and other crimes. “I have never felt safe,” Valdez said. … Continue reading

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Security Council briefed on Venezuela situation

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The U.N. Security Council held a closed-door meeting Wednesday to discuss the deteriorating situation in Venezuela, where anti-government protests have rocked the country for more than six weeks, amid a worsening economic and humanitarian situation. … Continue reading

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Twin blasts kill at least six at a Colombia shipyard

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Colombian police are investigating explosions at two shipyards in Cartagena that killed at least six people and injured 22 others. The blasts occurred within about 30 minutes of each other Wednesday, at two industrial facilities … Continue reading

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Man-made dams trap fifth of all organic carbon in rivers, study says

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Water reservoirs created by damming rivers could have significant impacts on the world’s carbon cycle and climate system that aren’t being accounted for, a new study concludes. The study, conducted by researchers at the … Continue reading

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Resetting the Costa Rican political system is the goal for group

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff It is time for a new Constitution. That’s the motto by which a group of experienced politicians are organizing a national consultation to install a new constitutional convention and update the Costa Rican political … Continue reading

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Human rights court opens for opinions

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Inter-American Court of Human Rights began its public hearing Wednesday to begin the process of forming an advisory opinion on Costa Rican law related to the rights of gay, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender … Continue reading

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Tourists give back to Papagayo students

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff On their fifth visit to the Peninsula de Papagayo, the Caparros family decided to go beyond a touristic experience and help the local community’s students. That was the impetus that inspired the family to … Continue reading

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Herbal remedy exports hit $22 million

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Sales of herbal or traditional products from Costa Rica reached $22 million in exports, a three percent growth in the period from 2011 2016, according to the Promotora de Comercio Exterior, the government agency … Continue reading

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Man posing as Uber driver detained, agents say

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Judicial Investigating Organization confirmed it is investigating an alleged Uber driver who has robbed at least six people at gunpoint. The suspect is allegedly a 39-year-old man who is being accused of robbing … Continue reading

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Much ado about Marjanishvili arrival in June

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A Georgian theater group is coming to Costa Rica to perform their rendition of a Shakespeare comedy in June at Teatro Nacional. No, it is not the U.S. state of Georgia. It is the … Continue reading

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