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Cuba Dave wins appeal, according to his website

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff David Strecker, the man imprisoned for calling Costa Rica a sex tourism destination, has won an appeal, his U.S.-based website is reporting. The site said that judges in the Second Judicial Circuit of San … Continue reading

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Drug police caught out in storm rescued by locals

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Police officers out in the middle of the jungle near Talamanca in Limón were burning marijuana plantations on a routine mission. They were not anticipating two things: being trapped in a severe storm and … Continue reading

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Agents arrest man for rape of a minor

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Agents of the Judicial Investigating Organization arrested a 35-year old man Tuesday night on suspicion of raping a 9-year old girl multiple times and then sending the videos to an international pedophile ring on … Continue reading

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Platina bridge opens a day early

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The platina is open early based on reports from the public works ministry and Casa Presidencial. The platina is the nickname for the Alfredo González Flores bridge over the Río Virilla. The bridge has … Continue reading

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Costa Rican pineapples head to China

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff This coming weekend, the very first pineapple container will be shipped to China, a brand new market the country expects will welcome the fruit. According to Abel Cháves, president of the Cámara Nacional de … Continue reading

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Chiliguaro drink to be bottled and coming to a supermarket near you

By Rommel Téllez of the A.M. Costa Rica staff Many Costa Ricans, expats and visitors know well the Chiliguaro; the drink made out of tomato juice, salt, chili pepper and Guaro, a traditional liquor made from sugar cane. Sold in … Continue reading

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Two theaters hosting series of diverse performances through July

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Some local theaters will be hosting performances beginning today. The stage of the Teatro La Aduana Alberto Cañas Escalante will host its production of “El otro lado del mar” by Salvadoran playwright Jorgelina Cerritos. … Continue reading

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Oxford study on genetics of zika yields hints at a hidden epidemic

By the Oxford University press staff An international research collaboration studying the genetics of zika virus in Brazil and beyond has provided a new understanding of the disease and its rapid spread through space and time. Newly published in “Nature,” … Continue reading

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Tunnels at border show smugglers’ commitment

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services Drug smugglers trying to tap into the United States’ highly profitable market have developed all kinds of secretive routes to deliver their illicit goods. One tactic is to go underground. At the U.S.-México … Continue reading

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Persons who overstayed visa face an uncertain future

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services Fearing violence in México linked to political turbulence in the early 1990s, Maru Mora Villalpando came to the United States on a tourist visa. “I used to go back and forth with a … Continue reading

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Bomber’s family members arrested by Libyan forces

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services Libyan security forces said Wednesday that they had arrested a brother and the father of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi. A spokesman for the Libyan anti-terrorism force said Hashim Abedi had recently been … Continue reading

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Instagram, Snapchat rated worst platforms for youth

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services Instagram and Snapchat are the worst social media platform for young people’s mental health, and YouTube is the most positive, a new study suggests. The ranking comes in a report from the British … Continue reading

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Amazon founder to give $1 million to press freedom

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has promised to donate $1 million to support press freedom, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press announced Tuesday. “This generous gift will help us continue to grow, … Continue reading

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Budget Office reports glaring losses from bill

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services An estimated 23 million Americans will lose health insurance over a 10-year period under the Republican health care bill aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says. The … Continue reading

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Salud urges more people to use app

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The health ministry apparently wants more people to use its mobile application that it created back in November 2016. “Denuncia Salud” is the name of the app and it is available for both iPhone … Continue reading

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Caja to try a more empathetic strategy

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Officials from the Costa Rican social security fund in Ciudad Quesada are trying a new strategy of empathy with their patients to simplify procedures and raise the level of coverage. According to a statement … Continue reading

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Smile Direct Club expanding Costa Rica post

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff An U.S.-based orthodontic service provider announced Wednesday that it intends to add 400 more people to its operation in Costa Rica. The company, Smile Direct Club, serves as a platform to provide services and … Continue reading

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Cuba Dave wins appeal, according to his website

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff David Strecker, the man imprisoned for calling Costa Rica a sex tourism destination, has won an appeal, his U.S.-based website is reporting. The site said that judges in the Second Judicial Circuit of San … Continue reading

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