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New regulations are coming for gas industry

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía is currently working on new regulations for the commercial exploitation of propane and butane gas. The new rules seek to improve the security standards during the packaging, storage, … Continue reading

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Almost 800 detained in Montes de Oca

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Almost 800 people have been arrested in the canton of Montes de Oca, according to recent data provided by the public security ministry. Most of these were for drug offenses. The Ministerio de Seguridad … Continue reading

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Cruz Roja decides to plant some trees

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff All the branches of the Cruz Roja Costarricense joined in on Monday’s celebration of World Environment Day by planting some trees of its own in the hopes of raising awareness of climate change. Monday … Continue reading

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Bones found close to Costa Rican border dusted off for new study

By the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute press staff A new report by Smithsonian archaeologists and colleagues in the International Journal of Paleopathology identifies a bone tumor in the upper right arm of an adolescent who was buried around 1300 CE … Continue reading

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Mission Blue joins with Costa Rica marine groups off Isla del Coco

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A scientific expedition led by renowned oceanographer, Dr. Sylvia Earle, just returned from Parque Nacional Isla del Coco where they spent over 10 days placing trackers on hammerhead sharks, sea turtles and other marine … Continue reading

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Justice ministry heads chosen as marshals for 2017 Diversity Parade

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff For their open support in favor the LGBTIQ community, Cecilia Sánchez and Marco Feoli have been designated marshals of the upcoming Diversity Parade, to be held in San José next June 25. Ms. Sánchez … Continue reading

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Costa Rica jumps in convention index

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Costa Rica jumped more than ten places in its ranking as a conventions and meetings destination, according to the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo. The ranking is developed by the International Congress and Convention Association … Continue reading

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Alerta Verde issued for entire country

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Heavy downpours will continue for the rest of week in the north, central and south Pacific areas of the country, according to the forecast issued by Instituto Meteorológico Nacional. However, a slight reduction in … Continue reading

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Ruta 32 closing again starting Thursday

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Ruta 32 will be closing again this week Thursday and Friday as the public works ministry continues with its line painting. The road, which connects the capital to Limón, will repeat the same requirements … Continue reading

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Fireworks destroyed so far surpasses other years

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Boom, crack and pop went the first of over 229,000 pieces of fireworks captured by the security ministry for 2017 on Tuesday. Specialists attached to the Dirección General de Armamento who handle explosives gathered … Continue reading

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Fieldwork finds a frog originally believed extinct

By Rommel Téllez of the A.M. Costa Rica staff After 30 years hidden from human eyes and 13 years after it was officially declared as extinct by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the red-belly frog has reappeared … Continue reading

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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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