Daily Archives: June 6, 2017

Costa Rican companies make visit to México

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Last week, four Costa Rican design and construction companies visited México to promote their services to large corporations in the country, according to a Monday statement by the Promotora de Comercio Exterior. Representatives from … Continue reading

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A plastic-free zone remains the goal

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Turning Costa Rica into a one-use plastic free zone continues to be the ideal goal for several government ministries and non-government organizations. This is expected to be incorporated as a part of the Estrategia … Continue reading

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Child sustains scalding burns on back

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The air surveillance unit of the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública completed a medical evacuation for a five-year-old child who sustained severe burns on his body. The ambulance flight occurred Monday morning when a call … Continue reading

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FARC accuses Colombia of repeatedly violating deal

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, more well-known as FARC, accused the Colombian government Sunday of repeatedly breaking various terms of their peace deal, and threatened to delay the Marxist rebels’ demobilization. “In … Continue reading

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Costa Rican sport fishing group monitoring progress on dragnet law

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A Costa Rican sports fishing association is investing over $100,000 in an ongoing project partnered with the country’s fishing regulator. According to a statement by the Federación Costarricense de Pesca, the group is working … Continue reading

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Teatro Espressivo promises quality performances during new series

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff After an abrupt announcement that the opening shows were being canceled, the Teatro Espressivo is continuing on with its series of performances through early July. The series, titled “Espressivo Invita,” is open to the … Continue reading

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Piza scores big victory in the primary to clinch party’s nomination

By Rommel Téllez of the A.M. Costa Rica staff As of Sunday night, Rodolfo Piza has become the third ratified candidate for the 2018 presidential elections. The son of well-known lawyer with whom he shares first and last name, Piza … Continue reading

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More Costa Ricans are plugged online

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff More Costa Ricans  are connected to the Internet these days but less and less own their own computer, according to the latest data released by the Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones. According to … Continue reading

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Ombudsman calls for a better Caja

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The ombudsman presented its annual labor report for 2017, which analyzes the progress and problems on the state of labor and health care rights in Costa Rica. Before the report is submitted to authorities … Continue reading

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Vaccinations against influenza begin

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff 1.3 million doses of a vaccine against seasonal influenza will be doled out in the next six weeks to constitute the largest vaccination effort ever undertaken by the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social. Seasonal … Continue reading

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New bill seeks to exploit energy in national parks

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Geothermal energy extraction inside national parks. That’s the bill set for discussion in the Legislative Assembly in the following weeks after it received preliminary approval by the Comisión Permanente de Asuntos Agropecuarios. The bill … Continue reading

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Five of the largest unions announce general strike

By Rommel Téllez of the A.M. Costa Rica staff At least five unions are calling for a national strike the last week of June, as a measure to stop the recently approved increase in the contributions workers should pay to … Continue reading

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