The REAL Costa Rica
 



Costa Rica News - 10/31/2014
News on Costa Rica continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

10/31/2014 -  GSMA Launches Consumer Protection Campaigns with Governments and... - 01:40 AM

Oct 30, 2014--The GSMA today announced that it has launched a series of initiatives designed to protect mobile users in Costa Rica and El Salvador, working in collaboration with national governments and mobile operators in each country. The GSMA is expanding the reach and scope of its "We Care" campaign in Latin America, with the goal of providing users with safer, more secure and convenient mobile experiences through programmes focusing on handset theft, child protection and disaster response.



10/30/2014 -  PAC lawmakers believe geothermal energy is solution to high energy costs - 09:51 PM

October 30th, 2014 Citizen Action Party lawmakers believe that significantly increasing geothermal energy generation in the country's national parks is the best solution to lowering the country's electricity rates. PAC lawmakers expressed their belief that geothermal is the best solution to produce low-cost, environmentally friendly energy this week as part of a government panel convened by President Luis Guillermo Solis with the goal of finding solutions to lower the country's high electricity prices.



10/30/2014 -  Costa Rica volcano spews ash, prompts evacuations - 05:47 PM

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The Turrialba volcano's largest eruption in over a century rained ash over parts of central Costa Rica and prompted the evacuation of some nearby communities, authorities said Thursday. Volcanologist Gino Gonzalez of the Central American country's National Seismological Network said after visiting the volcano's rim that the overnight blast caused the side of the crater to collapse.



10/29/2014 -  Movistar greatly expands 4G coverage in Costa Rica - 10:19 AM

October 29th, 2014 Movistar has announced the completion of a significant expansion to its 4G LTE service in the country, which offers mobile data speeds of up to 10 MB on 4G-capable smartphones and other devices. The service is now available in provincial capitals including Liberia, Puntarenas and Limon; as well as Perez Zeledon, Ciudad Quesada, the Central Pacific coast and other areas.



10/28/2014 -  Unions around the globe will stand with Costa Rica's dockworkers, says ITF - 10:39 AM

October 28th, 2014 The International Transport Workers' Federation , an international federation of some 700 unions representing more than 4.5 million transport workers from 150 countries, said it and its member unions will fight for the rights of Limon's striking dockworkers in a communiquA© sent to Inside Costa Rica on Tuesday. "The workers were detained, then the port re-opened Friday with strikebreakers, some of them from nearby countries, replacing the union members," the statement continues.



10/28/2014 -  ITF Stands Up for Costa Rican Strikers - 10:39 AM

The International Transport Workers' Federation, to which the SIU is affiliated, has issued the following news release, dated Oct. 28: The International Transport Workers' Federation has strongly condemned the actions of the Costa Rican government after hundreds of police officers stormed Puerto Limon's Moin and Limon terminals last Thursday, October 23, violently attacking workers and arresting 68 men and women who were peacefully striking. The workers were detained, and then the port re-opened Friday with strikebreakers, some of them from nearby countries, replacing the union members.



10/27/2014 -  Fitch Expects to Rate BAC San Jose DPR Funding Ltd.'s Series 2014 Notes 'BBB+(EXP)' - 03:36 PM

The collateral includes MT100 payment orders originated from export and trade finance payments, service related flows, capital flows, and flows related to tourism, foreign direct investment and personal remittances. The majority of the DPRs are processed by designated depositary banks that have signed acknowledgment agreements .



10/27/2014 -  Violent clashes grip Costa Rica's Limon province - 11:31 AM

October 27th, 2014 Demonstrations which began last week after the government sent 150 police officers to retake the country's Atlantic ports from striking dockworkers took a decidedly violent turn over the weekend, marked with violent clashes between police and groups of mostly young demonstrators. Police in riot gear attempting to remove the barricades were met with masked youth throwing rocks and even homemade explosive devices filled with gunpowder and nails in at least 30 different locations.



10/27/2014 -  How Waze conquered Costa Rica - 11:31 AM

Street names and address numbers aren't always present in Costa Rica, so Waze is a godsend for anyone attempting to navigate. "If I want to give the address of my office I say 'Okay, go to the ice cream cone shop in Curridabat then drive 100 meters south and 50 meters east," Carvajal said.



10/27/2014 -  Central America and the Caribbean prepare to stop Ebola - 11:31 AM

October 27th, 2014 Central American countries are coordinating their efforts and exchanging information to prevent outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus. Social welfare officials from the region developed strategies to fight its spread during the 30th Meeting of the Health Sector of Central America and the Dominican Republic , which was held on October 17 and 18 in San Salvador.



10/27/2014 -  Working under hot sun causes health problems for sugarcane harvesters - 07:30 AM

Hard work under hot sun causes health problems for sugar cane workers in Costa Rica, such as headache, nausea, and renal dysfunction. The presence of symptoms is also expected to increase in line with ongoing climate changes, according to a dissertation from Umea University.



10/27/2014 -  Argyle Coffee Joins Growing Roasting Community in Fort Lauderdale - 07:30 AM

Chain coffee houses might've been all the rage -- after all, when it comes to pleasing American palates, consistency seems to be the most important factor and chains certainly offer that -- but slowly, the same way we've changed our attitudes towards "craft" and "artisanal" products, coffee is having a quiet resurgence among connoisseurs and those ... (more)



10/27/2014 -  Intense heat causes health problems among sugar cane workers - 07:30 AM

Hard work under hot sun causes health problems for sugar cane workers in Costa Rica, such as headache , nausea, and renal dysfunction. The presence of symptoms is also expected to increase in line with ongoing climate changes, according to a dissertation from Umea University.



10/27/2014 -  Aptos man sees effects of Ebola first-hand - 03:36 AM

Piet deVires, seen at his home in Aptos Sunday, had a firsthand view of the Ebola Crisis. APTOS >> Within a matter of months, the work Piet deVries did to improve Liberia's sanitation practices magnified exponentially in value.



10/25/2014 -  Crony Socialists Looking to Ban Online Gambling Don't Seem to... - 02:04 PM

Did I know the owner of the Costa Rican company? No. Did I know anyone in Costa Rica? No.



10/24/2014 -  Images of the week - Oct 20-24 - 11:16 AM

Following on from yesterday's Champions League gallery, our other images of the week are led by Saint Etienne fans holding flares during their Europa League match against Internazionale at the San Siro stadium. See full display below.



10/24/2014 -  Intense heat causes health problems among sugar cane workers - 07:20 AM

Hard work under hot sun causes health problems for sugar cane workers in Costa Rica, such as headache, nausea, and renal dysfunction. The presence of symptoms is also expected to increase in line with ongoing climate changes, according to a dissertation from UmeA University.



 


© Copyright 2003-2008  by Tim Lytle
Real Costa Rica Site Map  | Advertise on the Real Costa Rica
Link to Us 
| Odds and Ends | Contact Us
Design: Black Coral Design | Hosted by: TicoSites 

Sign our Guest Book and tell us what you think

JavaScript MUST be enabled to properly use this web site. To verify if yours is, click here.

The REAL Costa Rica is best viewed at a resolution of 1024 X 768 with Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer

Visually Impaired? Is our web site hard for you to read? Click Here

 

Page last reviewed/revised: March 22, 2011