Daily Archives: May 30, 2017

Costa Rica seeks advice on public investment

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Beginning this Wednesday, the first installment of the International Congress on Project Management of Public Investment will be held in the country to include international specialists and members of different Costa Rican state institutions. … Continue reading

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More trains and faster, frequent service are the goals for the new railroad head

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Buy more trains in the next 12 months and increase the speed and frequency of the services are the two main and most immediate objectives for the president of the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles. … Continue reading

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Crocodile caught roaming the streets

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Police officers near the town of Sixaola at the Panamanian border found an unlikely drifter roaming through the streets. Prowling around the houses was a crocodile, almost 10 feet long, according to a report … Continue reading

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Ecuador’s president says Assange still has asylum

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services Ecuador’s new President Lenin Moreno described WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a hacker but said he would continue to receive asylum in the South American country’s embassy in London. “Mr. Assange is a … Continue reading

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Zika spreads inflammatory damage throughout tissues, study finds

By the University of Wisconsin-Madison press staff Zika virus infection passes efficiently from a pregnant monkey to its fetus, spreading inflammatory damage throughout the tissues that support the fetus and its developing nervous system. This suggests the virus poses a … Continue reading

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Cartago to play host to internationally-led symposium and concert

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Banda de Conciertos de Cartago is playing host to a symposium of professional training by international directors, according to the cultural ministry. Specialist workshops are bringing Thomas Verrier, a professor at the Blair … Continue reading

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Quality of fuel improves, report says

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The quality of fuel has improved and the hope is that, with less dirty fuel exhausts, then the better chance of improving air quality as well, according to the latest report on the subject. … Continue reading

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Embassy offering consular services

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The consular section of the U.S. Embassy is providing an outreach event to U.S. expats and tourists at San Ramón de Alajuela this Wednesday. According to a statement provided by the embassy, staff members … Continue reading

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Costa Rica ranks third in cellular lines

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff In 2006, there were just 33 cell phones lines for every 100 people. Ten years later there are 170 lines per every 100 people, according to data released by the vice-ministry of telecommunications. The … Continue reading

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Canton creates program against suicide

By Rommel Téllez of the A.M. Costa Rica staff Jorge Roldán is a physician who has lived and worked in Santa María de Dota for the last 18 years. He’s always known firsthand that this is one of the places … Continue reading

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Costa Rica’s EMT’s recognized despite challenges

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The emergency medical team of Costa Rica’s social security fund became the first country in the Americas to receive verification from the World Health Organization as part of its emergency medical treatment, or EMT, … Continue reading

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Garabito mayor fined for violating a court order

By AM Costa Rica staff A court of law fined the mayor of Garabito for going ahead with the construction of a boulevard despite a judicial order that halted the works. According to resolution 16-001381-CA-4, issued by the Tribunal Contencioso … Continue reading

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