Daily Archives: May 24, 2017

German bank agrees to loan $28.7 million

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica and Germany signed an agreement to the tune of 25.7 million Euros to support a Central American clean water program. The money for the loan is coming from … Continue reading

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CERN agreement gets second approval

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Costa Rican legislature gave the second approval for a cooperation agreement between the country and the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or more commonly known as CERN. The agreement is intended to be … Continue reading

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Two sloths rescued by Fuerza Pública

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Some furry friends of the Fuerza Pública were rescued Monday night at the canton of Matina in Limón province. According to a report by the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública, police officers were patrolling the … Continue reading

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Experts say Costa Rica’s media too concentrated in corporate hands

By Rommel Téllez of the A.M. Costa Rica staff The concentration of media outlets in a few corporate hands could be harming the people’s right to communication and the democracy itself, according to several experts who are fighting for more … Continue reading

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Ex-patients of children’s hospital to perform this coming Thursday

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Orquesta por la Vida is hosting a concert Thursday in celebration of its sixth anniversary, according to the cultural ministry. The event is scheduled at the Hospital Nacional de Niños and is intended … Continue reading

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Agents arrest four suspects on 17 thefts

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Agents of the Judicial Investigating Organization arrested four men Tuesday morning suspected of participating in at least 17 robberies. The robberies cost an estimated loss of almost 22 million colons, or around $37, 800 … Continue reading

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Cruz Roja vehicles get new makeover

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Cruz Roja Costarricense is getting a new makeover, according to a Tuesday statement by the organization. The group is implementing a new labeling process that allows its fleet greater visibility as an emergency … Continue reading

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Suspected fake marriages are declining

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff In the last seven years, the number of couples faking marriages for citizenship purposes is declining, according to recent data provided by the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones. More strict controls and a higher awareness … Continue reading

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Exchange rate makes big jump as bank urges calm

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff For some people, Tuesday morning was simply business as usual but for those who happened to check the day’s exchange rate, and knew the foreshadowed consequences, the financial day began gloomily. That morning, the … Continue reading

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Actor’s UNICEF work began with Costa Rica visit

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff  with wire service reports British actor Roger Moore, best known for his movie role as James Bond, has died at the age of 89. But what some expats may have known is that Moore … Continue reading

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