Daily Archives: May 26, 2017

Intense storms cause some damage in Arenal area

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff At least seven mudslides are along the road connecting Nuevo Arenal and La Fortuna, reports from the public works ministry indicate. In addition to the mud, downed trees and flooding are reported in the … Continue reading

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Banco Central announces new exchange rate plan

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff After several weeks on the rise, the exchange rate had its first decrease Thursday morning thanks to a new injection of dollars by the Banco Central, which sold $1 billion in the currency exchange … Continue reading

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Tropic Bowl VII kicks off this Saturday

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff U.S. college and professional football may be in the off-season right now but that does not mean expats don’t have the opportunity to see a football game live. The seventh annual Tropic Bowl will … Continue reading

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Montes de Oca bans agro-chemicals

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Montes de Oca canton has become the second canton to forbid the use of agro-chemicals in public spaces such as playgrounds, gardens, parks and cemeteries. On May 22, the municipal council of Montes de … Continue reading

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Border police demolish fenced “toll stations” blocking public road

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Some local residents were blocking stretches of a trail with some even charging a toll in order to pass through, according to a statement from border police. The public prosecutor’s office for the canton … Continue reading

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Legislator appeal to papacy ironic due to party’s support of Maduro

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The old time union leader and current legislator of the Frente Amplio party Jorge Arguedas, has requested the intermediation of  Pope Francis to stop the political crisis in Venezuela. Through a letter sent over … Continue reading

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Costa Rica joins convention to combat bribery of public officials

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The various institutions and ministries of Costa Rica praised the country’s joining another international cooperation agreement. Costa Rica joined the Convention to Combat Bribery of Foreign Public Servants in International Commercial Transactions. This announcement … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s AG says deaths are on the security forces

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services Venezuelan security forces are culpable for at least half of the 57 deaths recorded in nearly two months of massive anti-government protests, authorities there say. Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz, speaking at a … Continue reading

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New ride for Costa Rica’s firefighters

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Costa Rican firefighters are receiving new wheels. The 2017 BMW motorcycles will be equipped with a 50 liter water tank as well as hose and portable power supply. Officials from the Bomberos de Costa … Continue reading

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Caja begins internship on oral cancer

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Each week, there are three new cases of oral cancer in the country and the dentist is the first person to notice it, according to the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social. Hospital San Juan … Continue reading

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Company to invest $2 million in Costa Rica

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Okay Industries, a U.S.-based manufacturer of medical devices, is reinvesting in its Costa Rica operation with a $2 million plan to expand and improve its manufacturing technology. According to the Ministerio de Comercio Exterior, … Continue reading

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