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San José, Costa Rica, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, Vol. 17, No. 169
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Two separate dance presentations scheduled for this weekend
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

One of the high points of the weekend will be the Festival Folclórico Internacional that is being held Saturday at the Centro Nacional de la Cultura from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dancers from México, Colombia, Venezuela, Perú, Ecuador and El Salvador as well as Costa Rica will give presentations ranging from the informal to a full ballet, said the Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud. Admission is free.

The Centro de la Cultura is the Antigua Fábrica de Licores on Avenida 7 east of Parque España.

But there is even more dance.  The Compañía Nacional de Danza presents “Taciturno” by Adrián Figueroa tonight as part of the XV Festival Nacional de Danza Contemporánea 2016. This is in the Teatro de la Danza of the culture center at 8 p.m.

An announcement said that the presentation is a bit gray without being depressing and with great scenery. There is an admission.


San Ramón has kicked off 12 days of celebrating the community’s patron,  San Ramón Nonato. An estimated 550,000 persons visited the fiesta last year. Tonight there is  selection of the Familia Reinante and a coronation ball. Some
42 families are candidates for the designation, said an announcement. Saturday there is a band parade, concerts, traditional foods and religious services. Sunday sports competitions begin at 7 a.m.

The Museo Histórico Cultural Juan Santamaría in Alajuela is commemorating the 185th anniversary of the birth of national hero Juan Santamaría with a two-day conference on genealogy starting today at 2 p.m.

Today the first presentation concerns the use of primary sources and will be given by researcher Rodrigo Fernández Castillo. At 3 p.m. Dora Emilia Murillo Villegas will discuss genealogical information in sources held by the Mormon Church.  Saturday the topic will be sources available in the museum holdings.

Expats who understand the language can enjoy a Spanish version of Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge,” tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. in the Teatro La Aduana in the Antigua Aduana in Barrio Escalante. There is an admission.

Sunday the Banda de Conciertos de Guanacaste plans a concert at 7 p.m. in the Parque de Liberia. There is a second concert at the same time Monday in the community hall of  Santa Rosa de Santa Cruz.


New Paso Ancho underpass also can reduce a pollution health hazard
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Government officials held a ceremony Thursday at the new Paso Ancho underpass for the Circunvalación bypass highway.  Motorists have suffered for years there when the intersection was a traffic circle called informally La Guacamaya.

Sometimes that line of waiting cars stretched for several miles at peak hours. An estimated 70,000 vehicles pass this spot every weekday.

What the motorists may not know is that the waiting in line also can be bad for the health.

The University of Surrey reported on a study Thursday that said
 pollution inside cars was found to be 40 percent higher during prolonged roadway stops.

Researchers cited World Health Organization statistics that said persons dying of air pollution caused this way were 10 times as many as those killed in road accidents. University researchers added that “in traffic jams, or at red traffic lights with other vehicles stationary in front, research has shown that if we close the car windows and switch off the fan, this gave us the lowest exposure to pollutants.  It is also safe to put fans onto the setting where they re-circulate air within the car without drawing polluted air in from outside.”

Meanwhile, the Circunvalación has two other traffic circles, and plans are to eliminate these too.


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