free webpage hit counter
Ship Costa Rica alternate
Cabo Caleas replacement
A.M.
Costa Rica

Your daily
English-language 

news source
Monday through Friday

Pacific lots
(506) 2223-1327           Published Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in Vol. 11, No. 116            E-mail us
Sports
Calendar
Opinion
Classifieds
Real Estate
Entertainment
About us

New Smile updated banner


Census institute asks the uncounted to respond
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Despite legions of teachers working a week to count the Costa Rica population, the census agency fears some residents here remain uncounted.

But all is not lost. The Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos wants those who have not been counted to initiate contact.  The methods are many: Internet, email, postal mail, telephone and even Facebook.

The institute is shooting for an estimated 95 percent coverage. Officials said that they are well aware that they might miss some individuals.

The situation is more complex because the institute never planned to count everyone. The cutoff was those who have been in the country six months or who planned to be in the country six months. That eliminated traditional tourists and those with short-term jobs here. The cutoff also gave individuals an excuse if they did not want to be counted. They simply told census takers that they would not be here in six months.

The institute also noted that the 35,000 teachers who participated in the census mostly worked days. Those who are out of the home every day probably would not be counted if no one remained in the home. Night workers probably were sleeping when the teacher dropped by. Others simply wanted to duck the census for personal reasons.

Census workers also had an out if they thought an area was dangerous or hard to reach.

The census is based on dwelling units. First the structure itself was counted, and then the census takers took information on the persons living there. When they were done, most applied a small
uncounted


census sticker to the front part of the structure. A quickcheck in some city residential areas shows that some homes were skipped.

The census institute at least wants contact from those who were not counted so workers can make an estimate of how many were missed. In some cases, workers will be sent out to complete census forms.

Those who have been missed are asked to call 800-CENSO 2011 (800-23676 2011) to provide brief information for future contact. An email to  censo2011@inec.go.cr also is possible. The deadline on these self reports is Wednesday, the institute said.

Those persons who do not want to see a census representative can download a form HERE and complete it themselves. One version of the form is in English.


Click for San Jose, Costa Rica Forecast
Today's
colon
exchange rate
HERE!
Subscribe
to our
daily digest

Search
our site

Send us
a news story

Real estate ads
Classified
ads

Tourism and
services

Display
ad info

Classified
ad info

Contact us

DelRey July 4

Poderico

White Tree condo new ad

Imperio
Resiudency in Costa Rica


Ship to Costa Rica update

rss feed graphic
Twitter link
Facebook graphic
Have you seen our crossword puzzle?
HERE!

Dental ad
Association of Residents
Take it to the
next level, Bet
sporting
events
world wide with us

Live Casino
Sportsbook
& More

Sports
Calendar
Jo Stuart
Classifieds
Real Estate
Entertainment
About us
What we published this week: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Earlier

The contents of this Web site are copyrighted by Consultantes Río Colorado 2011 and may not be reproduced anywhere without permission. Abstracts and fair use are permitted.  Check HERE for more details


90210 dental clinic
A.M. Costa Rica's  Second news page
Home
Tourism
Calendar
Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us

San José, Costa Rica, Tuesday, June 14, 2011, Vol. 11, No. 116

Costa Rica Expertise
Costa Rica Expertise Ltd http://crexpertise.com E-mail info@crexpertise.com Tel:506-256-8585 Fax:506-256-7575


Sportsmen's Lodge

Professional Directory
A.M. Costa Rica's professional directory is where business people who wish to reach the English-speaking community may invite responses. If you are interested in being represented here, please contact the editor.



Accountants

U.S. Tax International

Plus Costa Rican taxes, accounting, and legal services
Over 15 years in Costa Rica
(English Spoken)
C.R. 2288-2201   U.S 786-206-9473
FAX: 2289-8235
E-mail: ustax@lawyer.com
Web page with vital U.S. tax info HERE!
6722-5/20/110

James Brohl, C.P.A. & M.B.A.
US Income Tax,  US GAAP Accounting
& Business Consulting

Uncle Sam's hat
• US Tax return preparation  for
individuals and businesses
• eFile returns: secure with faster refunds
• Assist with back reporting and other filing issues
• Take advantage of the Foreign
Income Tax Exclusion (up to $
91,500 in 2010}
• Business Consulting to facilitate working in Costa Rica
• Accounting for US and International Financial Reporting


Telephone 8305-3149 or 2256-8620
E-mail jrtb_1999@yahoo.com
6752-3/31/12


Language education

If I Can Learn To Speak Spanish, Anybody Can!
It is very important that as residents of Costa Rica, we at least learn to speak basic Spanish.  We at Epifania Spanish School want to help you.  Our teachers are all courteous 
SPanish school presidentJames DeRoy
president, Epifania
Epifania
professionals, and all want to help you.

Conveniently located in Curridabat and Escazú the program for expats consists of two hours per day, two days per week for $50 per week – ($200 monthly).

Maximum class size is five persons, and minimum of two persons.  Contact us NOW and book your FREE SPANISH CLASS.

Visit our Web site at www.epifaniaschool.com
and click on Residents Program or call us at 2524-1726 for complete details.
.6528-6/13/11


Real estate agents and services

CR Beach logo

Jeff Fisher, 17-year CR resident & Owner-Broker of CR Beach Investment Real Estate is now

celebrating 5 years helping clients like you find their dream properties in the New Jaco-Central Pacific area. Jeff, Colin, Frances & Junior have lived in Costa Rica for more than 89 years & we'll show you why this could be the best area for you to invest-retire-enjoy.
"We gladly  pay for referrals!"
Member of the N.A.R., the Costa Rican Real Estate Board CRGAR and the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce.
www.CRbeach.com    info@crbeach.com
Toll Free: 1-888-782-1119 
Office: 2643-4334, 2643-3672
Located in the heart of Jacó. IL Galeone Center, Local 14, Jacó, Costa Rica
6730-6/16/11

MARGARET SOHN
with Great Estates of Costa Rica

20 years Costa Rican
real estate experience

Member of the Costa Rican Real Estate Association, Lic. #1000

Member of
Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce

info@realtorcostarica.com
www.realtorcostarica.com
(506)  2220-3729 &  (506)
8333-8391 cell
(506)  2232-5016 (phone/fax)
6626-7/17/11

Latitude Nine real estate graphic
Latitude 9
Real Estate, Development, Investments.

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
506 2777-1197

Over 25 years experience in Costa Rica

www.latitude9.com
6832-11/30/11

CENTURY 21 Jacó Beach Realty
A Name You Trust & Professional Service

Buying? Selling?
We Can Do It!
TOLL FREE FROM THE US
1 (877) 746-3868
  Tom Ghormley - Owner/Broker - in CR since '79

Beachfront, Views, Mountains, Lots, Farms, Beaches, Houses, Condos. Hotels, Restaurants, Projects, Commercial, Investments

www.c21jaco.com
2643-3356
Info@c21jaco.com
4401-6/9/0


Translator

We will translate your documents from English into Spanish or Spanish to English
Rose Monge
Rosa Maria Monge
Legal problems?
Tired of getting the
     runaround?
Tired of excuses?
Tired of being kept in the
    dark?
Afraid of signing documents in Spanish that you do not understand?
Rosa Maria Monge, interpreter in court,
simultaneous translator, paralegal
Cell 8919-4545 or e-mail 
Contact us today to find out how we can help you.
We get results!
6871-7/6/11

Dentistry

Marco Cavallini & Associates
Dental Implants $500, Crowns $250

Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini has placed and restored
DR. Cavallini
Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini
over 17,000 dental implants since 1980. The Dr. Marco Muñoz Cavallini Dental Clinic, is recognized as one of the best practices in Dental Reconstruction, Dental Implant placement and Cosmetic Dentistry in Costa Rica and the World. For more information, visit us today at: aestheticdentistrycr.com
6822-5/8/12


Residency experts

Residency in Costa Rica
A full service immigration agency
U.S. and San José offices
Getting and authenticating documents can be a chore —

we know how to do it. Experienced with many nationalities. Up-to-date on
Costa Rica's evolving immigration law.
Pensionado and rentista. Your first stop for smooth, professional service and a positive experience. Javier Zavaleta jzava@pacbell.net
www.residencyincostarica.com
Tel: (323) 255-61
6728-9/3/11



Legal services

KEARNEY-LAWSON & Asoc.
Lic.Gregory Kearney Lawson.
Attorneys at Law and real estate brokers
Relocation services, Wedding Planning
Greg Kearney
*Investments  *Corporations
*Tax Shelters *Immigration
*Real Estate Sales in Costa Rica
*Name & Product registration
*Business procedures 
*Family and Labor Law
*Locate People   *Private Investigations
Phone/Fax: 2290-8117, 8841-0007
New location on Rohrmoser Blvd.
 Phone: (506) 2232-1014
6286-7/31/11


CONSULTORIA JURIDICA EMPRESARIAL CA, S.A
Attorneys & Notaries
 Tel.  2280-9692 / 2225-9322
Skype: CONJURIDICA
e-mail: info@conjuridica.com 
Web:  www.conjuridica.com
       We offer the highest professional standards with very competitive rates. All our official documentation and Notary deeds are always translated in English for better comprehension, client satisfaction and safety.
consultoria logo
• Immigration Law.
• Real Estate Law.
• Corporations, Foundations
       and Associations. 
• Trademarks & Intellectual
       Property.  
• Notary public services
• Criminal Law
•Civil & Commercial 
       Litigation
Our Law Office is conveniently located near Mall San Pedro,  350 meters south from the Subaru dealer, Los Yoses, San José.
6758-10/1/11

Arenal graphic
Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica graphic
Graphic shows location of camera and the dormant Chato volcano.

Arenal volcano online
for viewing by public

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Arenal volcano is now under 24-hour electronic watch by scientists at the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica. The link is HERE!

The observatory, part of  Universidad Nacional, installed a camera at the base of the mountain in May for testing, and now the camera is online for use by the public.

The Internet signal is being relayed by the Arenal Observatory Lodge, said the scientists. The purpose is not just to amuse the public. The camera will be watching when no one else is, said the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico. Many important events take place out of the range of other instruments that the scientists have installed near the mountain, they said. Then there is the rain and clouds that block the view, they added.

Plans call for a better camera that will zoom in and out and move horizontally. The scientists also said they would like more infrared imaging.

The camera only sees the south sides of the mountain because it is placed to the south. Unlike other volcanos, Arenal erupts continually and sends flaming rocks down its slopes. The observatory also has a camera at the Turrialba volcano, but it is out of service temporarily.

Tourism chamber hosting
charity bingo Friday


By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The tourism chamber plans its 25th annual bingo night Friday at the Hotel Crowne Plaza Corobici near Parque la Sabana. The chamber estimated that some 1,200 would attend and compete for some 200 prizes that include tours, dinners, hotel stays, trips overseas and other tourism-related activities.

The event is a benefit for the Fundación Pro Unidad de Cuidados Paliativos del Hospital de Niños. The chamber, the Cámera Nacional de Turismo, calls the evening Bingotur. Those interested in participating can obtain more information at 2234-6222 or by contacting the hotel the day of the event, the chamber said. Admission is 7,000 colons or about $14.

 
Find out what the papers
said today in Spanish


By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Here is the section where you can scan short summaries from the Spanish-language press. If you want to know more, just click on a link and you will see and longer summary and have the opportunity to read the entire news story on the page of the Spanish-language newspaper but translated into English.

Translations may be a bit rough, but software is improving every day.

When you see the Summary in English of news stories not covered today by A.M. Costa Rica, you will have a chance to comment.

This is a new service of A.M. Costa Rica called Costa Rica Report. Editor is Daniel Woodall, and you can contact him HERE!

From the Costa Rican press
News items posted Monday through Friday by 8 a.m.
Click a story for the summary




Costa Rican neews summaries are disabled
on archived pages.









Have you seen these stories?
From A.M. Costa Rica







Top story feeds are disabled on archived pages.










Newspaper nameplate


Del Rey July 4

Home
Tourism
Place
classified ad

Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us

What we published this week: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Earlier
The contents of this page and this Web site are copyrighted by Consultantes Río Colorado 2011 and may not be reproduced anywhere without permission. Abstracts and fair use are permitted.  Check HERE for details



A.M. Costa Rica's
Third newspage
classified promo
Solar Costa Rica
Home
Tourism
Calendar
Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us

San José, Costa Rica, Tuesday, June 14, 2011, Vol. 11, No. 116
Latigo K-9

Small resaturant
A Luis Diego Ramos work captures the essence of a small Tico restaurant.
Auction tonight seeks to promote photos as an art form
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

A foundation that promotes photographic art in Costa Rica plans an auction tonight at 7 o'clock at a gallery in Escazú.
The photos have been juried and 19 artists will be displaying 60 photos mostly of Costa Rican life.

Part of the proceeds from the auction will go to the Fundación Imago for its educational work. Some will go to the photographers.
The location is the Galería Arte Hoy in Avenida Escazú. Olympus Imaging America Inc. is helping to sponsor the event. Some of the photos were shown at the Salón Anual de la Imagen show last year. Each is authentic and part of a limited edition, said the foundation.

Photography as an art form is not well established in Costa Rica. The works that will be auctioned tonight are museum quality designed to last at least 100 years. The foundation characterizes photographic works as cultural icons.


High court absolves chief prosecutor in Rodrigo Arias case
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Corte Suprema de Justicia has voted 21 to 1 not to punish the fiscal general, Jorge Chavarría Guzmán, in the case of Rodrigo Arias Sánchez.

The court started an investigation in January after newspapers reported that Chavarría, after he was named but before he was sworn in, asked that a formal interrogation of Arias be suspended.

The court said it could not substantiate a charge of influence peddling by the fiscal general and noted that the interrogation of Arias eventually took place May 31.

This is the case related to the use by the Óscar Arias Sánchez administration of some $2 million that came from the Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica. Rodrigo Arias was the chief of staff for his brother.

The Arias administration said that the money was not public money, although several Costa Rican agencies said that the funds should have been treated as such and placed in a budget. The money was used to encourage the passage of the free trade treaty with the United States because the administration hired some treaty opponents as legislative consultants, among other uses. Basically the money was a slush fund.

The court Monday released a chronicle of events which began when a prosecutor, Emilia Navas. took over the job of reorganizing the office of Delitos Económicos,
Corrupción y Tributarios last August. She said in a deposition that she found the Arias case, which dated from 2008, in a file in a prosecutor's office.

Last Oct. 5 she decided the case had merit and moved to interrogate Rodrigo Arias, said the court. Arias was supposed to appear Oct.14.

Oct. 8 Chavarría met with the then-acting fiscal general,  Lilliam Gómez, and asked her to delay the appearance by Arias until he had studied the case, the court said. Ms.  Navas objected to this decision and asked Ms. Gómez to send her a written instruction, which came via email.

The court said it could not prove that José María Tijerino, who then was security minister, called Chavarría Oct. 8 or 9 to ask about the Arias investigation. Nor could the court prove that Chavarría personally contacted prosecutors after he was sworn in to suspend the interrogation, the court said.

Tijerino has said several times that he did make calls involving the case and that he regretted that he had done so.

The supreme court appoints the chief prosecutor, who then heads the Minsterio Público, the prosecutorial agency.

In action Monday, Luis Paulino Mora Mora was re-elected to another four-year term as president of the Corte Suprema de Justicia. The vote was unanimous.

Mora has served 42 years in the judiciary.


Del Rey accommodations

You need to see Costa Rican tourism information HERE!

Home
Tourism
Place
classified ad

Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us

What we published this week: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Earlier
The contents of this page and this Web site are copyrighted by Consultantes Río Colorado 2011 and may not be reproduced anywhere without permission. Abstracts and fair use are permitted.  Check HERE for details


Prima dental
Costa Rica report
renes law firm
A.M. Costa Rica's Fourth news page
Home
Tourism
Calendar
Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us

San José, Costa Rica, Tuesday, June 14, 2011, Vol. 11, No. 116


CR home


Another night of work on the infamous platina bridge

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The bad sign is that television commentators have stopped making jokes about the platina bridge. The problems with the span on the Autopista General Cañas started in 2009 when metal covering an expansion joint became loose. The metal resisted every effort to tack it down, so a full-scale rebuilding of the bridge deck took place over Christmas holidays.

Now the bridge deck is eroding and the exposed rebars resist every effort to cover them with concrete.

The last attempt was supposed to be late Saturday and early Sunday. The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad blamed weather conditions for not completing the work, even though the weekend saw few downpours.

Now more work is scheduled for Tuesday night starting at 10 p.m. and continuing until 5 a.m. Wednesday.
Detours will be set up.

The rebar was put down in two layers with the top layer set 90 degrees to the first. So workmen are going to try and fill again the two-inch square pockets between the rebar. They did that once before and the concrete eroded.

Some engineers outside the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transporte doubt that the bridge deck will ever be smooth. They suggest that the bridge has too much flexibility and the weight of vehicles grinds the rebar against any concrete that is put down.

Just as bridges that fell down became the hallmark of the Óscar Arias Sánchez administration, the platina bridge, called that because of the rogue metal plate or platina, is becoming the symbol for the Laura Chinchilla administration. And television commentators do not smile now because the bridge problem has evolved from humorous.



Internet study shows that a few dominate discussion lists

By the University of Georgia news service

The Internet is often thought of as a forum that enables egalitarian communication among people from diverse backgrounds and political persuasions, but a University of Georgia study reveals that online discussion groups display the same hierarchical structure as other large social groups.

"About 2 percent of those who start discussion threads attract about 50 percent of the replies," said study author Itai Himelboim, assistant professor in the university's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. "So although we have this wide range and diversity of sources, only a few of them are actually attracting attention."

Himelboim, whose latest findings appear in the early online edition of the journal Communication Research, examined discussions among more than 200,000 participants in 35 newsgroups over a six-year period. He focused his analysis on political and philosophical newsgroups on Usenet, the oldest Internet discussion platform, and is currently exploring patterns of communication in newer social networking services, such as Twitter.

To identify the differences, if any, that exist in the content posted by popular participants and their less popular counterparts, Himelboim and colleagues Eric Gleave and Marc A. Smith of Connected Action Consulting Group examined the content of a subset of the messages. Only 12 percent of messages from the popular posters presented their own comments and opinions. Most of the time, they simply imported content from other news sources. Of the imported content, 60 percent came from traditional media, such as The New York Times, CNN and other national and local outlets, while 8 percent came from blogs and personal Web sites. Some 15 percent of posts used content from online-only news sites, and 6 percent of posts used content
from government and nonprofit organizations.

"For the news media, these findings are pretty encouraging," Himelboim said. "We still need someone to go out and search for information to bring it to us, and that’s a traditional journalistic role."

For those who fancy the Internet as a great equalizer that brings equality to the voices of the masses, however, the findings suggest that it could never meet that lofty ideal. Himelboim said he wasn’t surprised to find that online discussion groups tend to become hierarchical. Even in grade school, he pointed out, everybody wants to be friends with the most popular kid.

What did surprise Himelboim was that the larger the group gets, the more skewed the network of interactions becomes. People exhibit what’s called a preferential attachment toward those with many connections, which suggests that having many connections makes it easier to make more connections. Himelboim said that because people can only spend so much time communicating with others, the growth of these so-called hubs comes at the expense of their less-connected counterparts.

In a related study that randomly assigned nearly 200 participants to one of several simulated forums, Himelboim and his colleagues found that posting high-quality content is necessary for attracting attention — but not sufficient. That is, high quality posts with few replies drew few additional replies and never became hubs.

So what does one need to do to attract attention on the Internet?

"That’s the million dollar question," Himelboim said. "But just posting a lot will not make you a hub for attracting attention."


Business executive seeks to rent or buy luxury apartment or condo in the downtown area. Walking distance to Plaza de la Cultura preferred. Contact: apartment@amcostarica.com.

Home
Tourism
Place
classified ad

Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us

What we published this week: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Earlier
The contents of this page and this Web site are copyrighted by Consultantes Río Colorado 2011 and may not be reproduced anywhere without permission. Abstracts and fair use are permitted.  Check HERE for details


A.M. Costa Rica's
Fifth news page
For your international reading pleasure:

News of Nicaragua
News of Central America
News of Cuba      News of Venezuela
News of Colombia    
News of Panamá
News of El Salvador

News of Honduras
News of the Dominican Republic
News of Bolivia     News of Ecuador
Home
Tourism
Calendar
Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us

San José, Costa Rica, Tuesday, June 14, 2011, Vol. 11, No. 116

Medical vacations in Costa Rica

Ash from Chile's volcano
causes woes in Australia


By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

A volcanic ash cloud from Chile has left thousands of travelers stranded for a second day in Australia and New Zealand.  Strong winds have carried the ash more than half way around the world since Chile's Puyehue volcano erupted more than a week ago. 

The cloud of volcanic ash has been blown 10,000 kilometers (about 6,200 miles) across the Atlantic and Indian oceans, and has drifted over parts of southern Australia and New Zealand causing travel chaos for thousands of travelers.

The main concentration passed over New Zealand Sunday and into the Pacific Ocean, but there are still small parts of the cloud which have broken off and that’s affecting airlines in Australia,” noted Gordon Jackson. He is a meteorologist with the Volcanic Ash Center in Darwin.

Scores of flights have been canceled over the past two days.  Services between New Zealand and Australia have been disrupted, along with many domestic routes in both countries.

Australia's national airline Qantas said all flights in and out of the southern island of Tasmania, and those to New Zealand were grounded Monday.

Other carriers have, however, decided to resume flights.  Virgin Australia said it believed it was safe to fly to Melbourne, Tasmania and New Zealand, adding its planes would fly around or under the ash.

Air New Zealand has kept its passenger services in the air by rerouting flights and flying at lower altitudes “to completely avoid the ash.”  The airline said it was monitoring developments closely.

Richard Arculus, a professor of geology at the Australian National University, believes the ash cloud will soon be blown back towards South America.

“You can see the ash coming. It has come all the way around the Atlantic and across the Southern Ocean, Indian Ocean and is almost going to do a loop on itself. It is heading back towards South America. So it will take a few days for that to disperse. The question of course for travelers is — what is the density of particles per cubic meter, that's the thing the airlines worry about,” said Arculus.

The Puyehue volcano in Chile has been erupting for the past week, throwing South American air travel into chaos as it spews ash high into the atmosphere.

In neighboring Argentina the cindery cloud has closed roads, blanketed grazing pastures and a ski resort. Local and international flight schedules have been severely disrupted.

Last year a volcano in Iceland sent vast plumes of ash over parts of Europe, grounding more than 100,000 planes as authorities were concerned over potential damage from the razor-sharp ash particles to jet engines.

In November eruptions of Indonesia's Mount Merapi caused the cancellation of dozens of flights.

U.N. chief pledges aid
for flooding in Colombia

Special to A.M. Costa Rica

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was deeply moved by the devastation he saw when he flew over the flood-affected areas of Colombia on the weekend and expressed the United Nations readiness to help the government to continue providing aid to the estimated three million people affected.

"Help and solidarity must reach all Colombians, whatever their origin — Afro-Colombian people, indigenous groups, women and children," Ban told reporters at a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón in the city of Cartagena.

"The United Nations stands ready to help Colombia''s most vulnerable people. It is that message and our common goal to strengthen our work together that has been at the heart of my visit to Colombia and my meetings with President Santos," said the secretary general.

He commended Colombia for playing an active positive role in South America and the Caribbean, especially its commitment to forging regional solidarity in support of Haiti.

Ban pointed out that South America is rich in experiences that are relevant to the global agenda of human rights, transitioning to democracy, combating poverty and tackling climate change.
News from the BBC up to the minute











BBC news feeds are disabled on archived pages.
BBC Latin news up to the minute



Home
Tourism
Place
classified ad

Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us

What we published this week: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Earlier
The contents of this page and this Web site are copyrighted by Consultantes Río Colorado 2011 and may not be reproduced anywhere without permission. Abstracts and fair use are permitted.  Check HERE for details
 

A.M. Costa Rica's
sixth news page

Looking for a story from a past edition?

See our search page
or
http://www.amcostaricaarchives.com
Home
Tourism
Calendar
Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us
San José, Costa Rica, Tuesday, June 14, 2011, Vol. 11, No. 116

Costa Rica Reprot promo


Latin American news
Please reload page if feed does not appear promptly
President signs China treaty

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

President Laura Chinchilla signed the free trade agreement with the People's Republic of China Monday. The legislature passed the document May 31.

Witnessing the event was Wei Chuanzhong, vice minister of quality, supervision and quarantine for China. He signed an additional protocol that eventually will see Costa Rican beef going to China. Although beef is included in the trade treaty, additional paperwork is needed due to the sensitive nature of the product.


Prison sweep nets booze

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

In another prison sweep, this one in Liberia, police found 109 knife-like objects, homemade weapons, marijuana and gallons of bootlegged alcohol.

Some 120 prison guards and 70 Fuerza Pública officers conducted the sweep at the Centro de Atención Institucional Calle Real.

Police said the type of alcohol the prisoners were making is based on a mixture of bread, fruit and yeast. The mixture converts to an alcoholic drink in three days, they said.

This is a type of drink that is well known in the countryside.


Hospital will clean up island
'
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Workers at the Hospital Monseñor Sanabria in Puntarenas will join with municipal employees July 8 to clean up and collect recyclable materials from the Isla Chira, according to hospital director Randall Álvarez. Some 100 fishermen and other residents of the island also will participate, the hospital said.

The cleanup also is designed to eliminate breeding spots for dengue-carrying mosquitoes.


Mob attacks police officers

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Fuerza Pública officers and traffic policemen were met with a hail of rocks Sunday night when they tried to collect a stolen vehicle in Barrio Fray Casiano de Madrid in Chacarita, Puntarenas. Police said that initially eight officers faced a mob of 350 persons.

Officer Esteban González Núñez suffered a bullet wound to his mouth that damaged many of his teeth, said the Fuerza Pública. Three other officers suffered injuries from rocks, officials added.

Officers said the attacking mob included children, women and the elderly. Less than 10 persons were detained but the investigation is continuing, they added.





Latin American news feeds are disabled on archived pages.


Costa Rican News
AMCostaRicaArchives.com
Retire NOW in Costa Rica
CostaRicaReport.com

Home
Tourism
Place
classified ad

Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us

What we published this week: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Earlier
The contents of this page and this Web site are copyrighted by Consultantes Río Colorado 2011 and may not be reproduced anywhere without permission. Abstracts and fair use are permitted.  Check HERE for details