Daily Archives: May 23, 2017

Finance remains uneasy despite April results

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Stable but with a sense of growing unease is the phrase that could be used to describe the latest statement from the Costa Rican finance ministry released Monday. According to the Ministerio de Hacienda, … Continue reading

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World Bank selects Costa Rica for hydroelectric sustainability help

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The World Bank has selected the Costa Rican electricity institute to help implement a hydroelectricity sustainability evaluation. This is part of the Proyecto Hidroeléctrico Revantazón designed by the International Association of Hydroelectricity. The idea … Continue reading

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Prisoners win agricultural award

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Madre Tierra agriculture project, which was developed by prisoners at the detention center in Cartago, were awarded the ecological blue flag for agriculture Monday. The Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería’s award is part … Continue reading

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Trump is first president to visit the Western Wall

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff U.S. President Donald Trump touched the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday, the first visit at the Jewish holy site by a serving American leader, and one that is steeped in the centuries-old conflicts … Continue reading

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Fruit juice consumption discouraged for children

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Children younger than one should drink breast milk or formula, and should only drink fruit juice if advised by a doctor, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The organization made the recommendation in … Continue reading

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Gov. Branstad confirmed as ambassador to China

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The U.S. Senate has confirmed Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the next ambassador to China. The confirmation came by a bipartisan vote of 82 to 13 Monday, with all 13 of the votes against … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court finds voting districts to be illegal

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that North Carolina placed too much of an emphasis on race when two congressional districts were created in 2011. The move upholds a lower court decision from February. … Continue reading

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Leaked documents reveal what Facebook allows

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Leaked Facebook documents reveal the company walks a fine line between free speech and violent or hateful content. The Guardian newspaper says it obtained the more than 100 internal training manuals, spreadsheets and flowcharts … Continue reading

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Scandal-ridden Fox slapped with three more legal suits

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff New sexual harassment and racial discrimination lawsuits are rocking the already scandal riddled Fox News Channel. Three new lawsuits were filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Two … Continue reading

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Medical people join protests in Venezuela capital Monday

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Doctors and medical students took to the streets of Venezuela’s capital Monday, the latest in a series of ongoing and increasingly violent street demonstrations, following protests over the weekend in which one man was … Continue reading

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Manchester bombing kills at least 19 during concert

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff British police say at least 19 people were killed and 50 wounded in a massive explosion Monday night outside a concert arena in Manchester, England. “We are currently treating this as a terrorist incident … Continue reading

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Geologists at Tortugal Suite in Costa Rica discover new facts on lava

By the A.M Costa Rica staff An international team of researchers led by geoscientists with the Virginia Tech College of Science recently discovered that deep portions of Earth’s mantle might be as hot as they were more than 2.5 billion … Continue reading

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Water Monterreal goes beyond bottling for others to creating brand

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff For Roy Vargas, exporting water was the next logical step after being blessed with a land that had a seemingly never-ending supply of the liquid. He is so convinced that good luck is on … Continue reading

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USGS survey seeks aquifer strategy

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff An ongoing alliance between the United States Geological Survey and the Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía seeks a better understanding on the status of Costa Rica’s aquifers and also the development of a sustainable … Continue reading

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Conflict of interest arises in some environmental permit processes

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Archaeological assessments of land to be used in big agricultural or construction projects are still a not mandatory requirement to obtain an environmental permit. According to the existing rules of the Secretaría Técnica Nacional … Continue reading

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Municipality conflict leaves properties in limbo

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A power dispute between the mayor of the Municipalidad de Carrillo and its municipal council keeps the owners of local properties in legal uncertainty as to whether or not their houses, restaurants or swimming … Continue reading

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Reports reveal trends of Costa Ricans in the U.S.

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Two reports issued by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency showed some revealing trends in regards to Costa Rican immigrants and visitors. According to the most recent reports issued on removal operations, the … Continue reading

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