Daily Archives: June 2, 2017

Aduana makes $174,421 from public auctions

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The government’s coffers were filled a little more for the first quarter of 2017 after the finance ministry conducted public auctions carried out by customs officials. According to a report from the Ministerio de … Continue reading

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Cops arrested for helping in sicario hit

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff For $2,000, two cops detained a paroled prisoner and delivered him to two sicarios, the Spanish name for hitmen, who beat and killed him with a knife in an apparently planned assassination, according to … Continue reading

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New facilities opened for prisoners

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The first of the new cells at the Reinaldo Villalobos and Pabru Presberi prisons opened this past Wednesday for over 175 inmates across the country. Cecilia Sánchez, the head of the Ministerio de Justicia … Continue reading

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Macaque study displays general wild monkey behavior traits

By the University of Lincoln press staff Wildlife tourists frequently fail to identify aggressive and distressed emotional states in wild monkeys, mistaking animals’ warnings of aggression for smiles and kisses. This can lead to welfare problems for  primates and risk … Continue reading

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Romantic pieces to ring through Teatro Nacional this weekend

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Wagner, Saint-Saëns and Rachmaninoff will kick off the fifth concert in the official season for the national symphony orchestra tonight and on Sunday. Tonight’s show begins at 8 p.m. and Sunday’s at 10:30 a.m., … Continue reading

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Tico Protestants plan 500th year anniversary since the Reformation

By Rommel Téllez of the A.M. Costa Rica staff Unity despite the differences. That is the goal that Protestant churches aim to reach this year, which marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation that set the Christian world apart … Continue reading

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Prisoner drafts open letter to deputies

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A prisoner from San Rafael’s correctional facility drafted a letter that was sent by the justice ministry to libertarian legislator, Natalia Díaz. The letter comes in response to her particular outspokenness in opposition to … Continue reading

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Action demanded from labor ministry

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Frente Amplio legislator Patricia Mora sent a protest letter to the labor minister, Alfredo Hasbum, demanding a quick response about alleged human rights abuse in several pineapple and banana plantations. According to Ms. Mora, … Continue reading

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Public works begins new bridge project

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Public works is moving in to work on the Río Virilla bridge except this one is not the recently-completed Alfredo González Flores bridge for the General Cañas highway. This is a completely new one. … Continue reading

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Union leaders call for general strike against Caja

By Rommel Téllez of the A.M. Costa Rica staff “We have no option left but to take to the streets.” That’s the position of Albino Vargas, the Secretary General of the Asociación Nacional de Empleados Públicos y Privados, one of … Continue reading

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Canadian and Canatur spar over canopy patent

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Thursday morning saw some officials and other interested parties sit in a meeting following a recent uproar in the Spanish-language media regarding a Canadian, a zip-line and a patent. Businessmen, lawyers and other industry … Continue reading

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