Daily Archives: June 1, 2017

UPS report shows import trends in Costa Rica

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff UPS recently released the company’s latest export index focusing on small and medium-sized importers in Latin America such as those in Costa Rica. The UPS Business Monitor Export Index Latin America sought to identify … Continue reading

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Six charged with aggravated robbery

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Six suspects arrested on charges of forming a criminal gang that stole vehicles could face pretrial detention while awaiting their day in court. Prosecutors with the Ministerio Público will request the measures before the … Continue reading

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Rural, sustainable tourism major promoted to high school students

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff This past Tuesday students from the Colgeio Universitario de Cartago and the Escuela Técnica Agrícola e Industrial participated in a starters course to learn managing techniques and practices in sustainable, rural tourism done by … Continue reading

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Bananas highly susceptible to devastating fungi, scientists say

By the Science Daily press staff Bananas are one of the most important staple crops of the tropics, transported with great care over great distances to satisfy the world’s appetite. And today, with more than half the world’s bananas coming … Continue reading

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Pharmacy staffer’s act of kindness earns a suspension from the Caja

By Rommel Téllez of the A.M. Costa Rica staff Legislators, leaders of indigenous associations and general public paid a small tribute to Alexander Montenegro Tuesday night at the legislative assembly. It was not a big event and passersby could have … Continue reading

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29,000 detained on drug offenses so far

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff We are halfway through the year and, between January and May so far, there have been over 29,000 people already apprehended for drug violations, according to data from the public security ministry. The Ministerio … Continue reading

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Manuel Antonio gets treatment facility

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio in Quepos has a new sewage treatment system that allows it to continue receiving tourists. Last February, the Ministerio the Salud issued a sanitary order for the park authorities to … Continue reading

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Don’t believe the hype, officials say

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A Wednesday morning announcement from the national emergency committee could be boiled down to a few words: don’t believe the hype. The technical advisory committee of volcanology and seismology and the Comisión Nacional de … Continue reading

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Ruta 32 closed today for marking work

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Ruta 32 is closing this morning at 8 until 2 p.m. for line painting, according to the public works ministry. The section of the Braulio Carrillo road cordoned off will be between the Río … Continue reading

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Latest government efficiency report issued

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Ministerio de Comercio Exterior, the Junta de Pensiones y Jubilaciones del Magisterio Nacional and the Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje are the top three most efficient public institutions, according to the latest efficiency report … Continue reading

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Costa Rica announces plans for a new airport

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The government jubilantly issued a grand plan to build a new major, international airport within the municipality of Orotina on Wednesday. To be clear, construction is not quite underway yet but it seems as … Continue reading

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