Daily Archives: May 29, 2017

Fair becomes fight between minister and legislators

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff After some controversy led to a sparring match between members of the legislative assembly and the justice ministry, a craft and culture fair was moved from the Bulevar de Asamblea Legislativa to the Centro … Continue reading

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Only 45 percent trust judicial system, report says

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The goal to provide a better justice system is still a work in progress in Costa Rica, despite higher investments and higher amounts of recruiting, according to the second Estado de la Justicia report. … Continue reading

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Police discover plane wreck in Osa

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Officials from the Fuerza Pública confirmed Sunday morning the discovery of a downed plane at Finca 18 in Palmar Norte, which is located within the Osa canton. According to a report, authorities tracked the … Continue reading

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Inter-American highway gets some road maintenance over weekend

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Inter-American highway received some repair work by the public works ministry over the weekend. According to the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes, a total investment of around $6.12 million in colons was … Continue reading

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Website shows environmental viability

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The environmental ministry released a new website this past Friday detailing information related to the impact that forests, water and energy has on the economy. This website uses data and collects all the information … Continue reading

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A Memorial Day reflection

Dear A.M. Costa Rica: This past Memorial Day weekend, along with honoring all of our fallen heroes, let us remember the 147 U.S. women and Native American Indian and Alaskan fallen heroes who have been killed in the War on … Continue reading

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Costa Ricans off to compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu championship

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A group of six Costa Ricans are going to Long Beach, California, this Thursday to compete in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship. The competition will last over a period of four days and include … Continue reading

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Tobacco use declines following legal and social strategy, survey says

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Seven years after the approval of the Ley 9028, which sought to diminish tobacco consumption among the general population, the results show a decline in the amount of consumers from all ages, according to … Continue reading

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Gas problems are on decline, report says, but prices still remain high

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Every year since 2014, the average amount of gas stations that fill up less gasoline to customers has remained at 28 cases, according to recent data provided by the Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios … Continue reading

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Homeland Security ponders banning laptops as carry-ons

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services The U.S. Homeland Security chief says he’s considering banning laptop computers from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States. John Kelly says there are signs of a … Continue reading

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Getting re-acquainted with flowers not grown in Costa Rica

There comes a time in the life of every expat in Costa Rica when you yearn to go “on holiday” as the Brits say. Appropriate, as our holiday was to the British Isles. One isle actually, since England and Wales … Continue reading

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Bancrédito to receive a complete overhaul

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff It looks as if the Banco Crédito Agrícola de Cartago, commonly known as Bancrédito, is getting a new lease on life albeit one mandated by a new plan issued by the government to turn … Continue reading

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