Daily Archives: May 19, 2017

Congress notified of upcoming NAFTA talks

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration says it has notified Congress it intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and México. In a letter sent Thursday to congressional leaders, U.S. Trade Representative … Continue reading

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Study in process to halt water losses

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Instituto de Fomento y Asesoría Municipal is financing a study needed to implement a loss control program for the municipal water supply of Cartago’s Paraíso community. Around $175,000 is being put towards the … Continue reading

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New tech equipment going to public

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Costa Rican government plans to deliver free laptops, computer, tablets and other technological equipment as part of a national strategy to modernize some public centers throughout the country. According to a statement by … Continue reading

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Turkish reactions to brawl vary based on affiliation

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff U.S. officials and lawmakers may have been outraged when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bodyguards attacked and beat peaceful protesters in Washington as their leader watched. Back in Turkey, however, that hardline approach is welcomed … Continue reading

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T-rex had pulverizing teeth, new study now suggests

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Tyrannosaurus rex had jaws and teeth strong enough to pulverize bones, a new study suggests. The pressure the huge dinosaur could muster when biting was equal to the weight of three small cars simultaneously … Continue reading

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Heavy rains shaped Mars billions of years ago

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Heavy rain shaped the Martian landscape billions of years ago, according to a new study. According to researchers at the Smithsonian Institution and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, rain on Mars once carved … Continue reading

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Car slams into pedestrians at Times Square, killing one

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A car slammed into pedestrians at Times Square, killing an 18-year-old woman Thursday. Police identified the driver as 26-year-old U.S. citizen Richard Rojas, who had a history of arrests for driving while intoxicated. 22 additional … Continue reading

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Greek parliament approves another round of austerity

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Greek Parliament approved another round of tough economic cuts and austerity measures Thursday to assure itself another installment payment of European bailout funds. Greece may have again faced bankruptcy in July without the payment. … Continue reading

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Recent death of rock singer, Chris Cornell, ruled suicide

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The death of rock musician Chris Cornell, whose distinctive voice led the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has been ruled a suicide. Medical authorities in Detroit say Cornell, 52, hung himself in his hotel room. Cornell … Continue reading

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Possible cure discovered for Ebola virus, scientists say

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Scientists have discovered a possible cure for all five known Ebola viruses, one of which ravaged West Africa in recent years. The so-called broadly neutralizing antibodies were discovered in the blood of a survivor of … Continue reading

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White House considering new sanctions on Venezuela

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Trump administration is set to impose new sanctions on members of the Venezuelan Supreme Court for stripping the opposition-led congress of all power earlier this year. Among those targeted is Maikel Moreno, the … Continue reading

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Predatory behavior in tropics driven by ants and others, study says

By the A.M Costa Rica staff A new Oxford University collaboration revealing the world’s prime insect predation hotspots, achieved its landmark findings using an unusual aid: plastic dummy caterpillars. The new study published in “Science” has revealed a global pattern of … Continue reading

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Verdi classic “La Traviata” includes a diverse international crew

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The six salvos of the famous “La Traviata” opera by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi will be directed by U.S. conductor Arthur Fagen, according to the cultural ministry. Fagen, is the principal director of the … Continue reading

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Local rancher completes his four day protest march to visit Solís

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff For almost four days, Jorge Castro marched all the way from his home up in Pavones de San Carlos, in the far north of Alajuela, to Casa Presidencial just to deliver a message: he … Continue reading

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Security ministry declares crackdown

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Following the shootout near a school in Escazú that left two men dead, the killers still at large and the deceased’s brother arrested while attempting to leave the country, the public security ministry felt … Continue reading

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Police in Herradura stop two crimes

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Two Spanish tourists were robbed Thursday morning in Herradura, a town located in the Garabito canton close to Jacó. According to the police report, a young man apparently attacked two women and ran off … Continue reading

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Costa Rican woman raped while abroad

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Local news reports on the rape of a Costa Rican woman in Guatemala this past Monday was confirmed Thursday in a statement by the foreign relations ministry. The reports said that the woman was … Continue reading

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Government halts project’s permits

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Environmental authorities halted the permits to develop a controversial new pineapple plantation in the Osa canton in the southeast part of the country.. The local branch of Fresh del Monte international fruit company had … Continue reading

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