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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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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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