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Costa Rica News - 12/20/2014
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12/19/2014 -  Costa Rica attracts 39 new foreign investment projects in 2014 - 11:51 PM

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency and the ministry of foreign trade of Costa Rica has announced that 39 new investment projects from the sectors of corporate services, life sciences, light manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, agribusiness and food industry were attracted to Costa Rica in 2014. These projects, along with the multinational companies that already operate in the country, generated US$474.4 million and a total of 10,281 new jobs.

12/19/2014 -  Double jeopardy: Costa Rica's Health Ministry reports 2 people were ... - 05:42 PM

Coming down with dengue or chikungunya is a feverish nightmare. Now imagine having both viruses at the same time.

12/19/2014 -  Carolyn Matheson and Ted Hartvigsen Vander Linden wed - 02:31 PM

Carolyn Matheson, daughter of Malcolm and Isabel Matheson, of San Jose, Costa Rica, and Ted Vander Linden, son of Pat Hartvigsen and Chuck Vander Linden, of Groton, were married Aug. 10, 2014. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev.

12/18/2014 -  Fitch Affirms Banco De Costa Rica's IDR at 'BB+'; Outlook Stable - 12:12 PM

Fitch also affirms BCRs Viability Rating at 'bb+'. In addition, the bank's national ratings were also affirmed.

12/18/2014 -  Fitch Affirms Banco De Costa Rica's IDR at 'BB+'; Outlook Stable - 12:12 PM

NEW YORK, December 18 Fitch Ratings has affirmed Banco de Costa Rica's Issuer Default Rating at 'BB+' and short term IDR at 'B'. Fitch also affirms BCRs Viability Rating at 'bb+'.

12/17/2014 -  Are one million people really receiving feces-contaminated water? - 06:14 PM

December 17th, 2014 On December 12th, the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers made a stunning announcement : one million people in Costa Rica are receiving tap water contaminated with fecal matter. AyA seemed to point the finger at community water systems, known as ASADAs, for the problem.

12/17/2014 -  It's a jungle out there - 02:09 PM

We walk up the hill, sliding in the mud and taking in deep breaths. The air is so dense with humidity that it feels like we're struggling for oxygen.

12/17/2014 -  Court dismisses lawsuit by Harken Energy against Costa Rica - 10:54 AM

December 17th, 2014 After more than nine years, the Administrative Disputes Tribunal has dismissed a lawsuit against Costa Rica brought by Texas oil firm, Harken Energy. The company, which at the time was closely linked to former U.S. president, George W. Bush, had obtained a 1998 concession to search for crude off Costa Rica's coast by purchasing the assets of a little known Louisiana-based company named MKJ Xploration.

12/16/2014 -  A Small Section of the World Is Cinematic Espresso - 11:13 AM

Even without the careful framing and exquisite camerawork, Costa Rica is gorgeous. Green mountains and a wet climate produce sweeping panoramas - and delicious coffee, when it's being produced.

12/15/2014 -  One million people receiving tap water contaminated with fecal matter: AyA - 08:48 AM

December 15th, 2014 One million people who rely on community water systems known as ASADAs are receiving tap water contaminated with fecal matter, the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers said during a Friday press conference at AyA headquarters. AyA executive president, Yamileth Astorga told reporters that the institute plans to address the problem in 2015, which especially affects those living in rural areas, 82% of which rely on community ASADAs for their water supply.

12/15/2014 -  Reducing food waste takes more than finishing your plate - 07:41 AM

In southeast Costa Rica near the Panamanian border, there's a group of farmers growing bananas and cocoa without pesticides. Two indigenous groups work communally owned land in the buffer zone surrounding La Amistad National Park .

12/15/2014 -  Costa Rican woman sentenced to prison in US for role in human smuggling conspiracy - 03:32 AM

A citizen and resident of Costa Rica was sentenced on Friday to 30 months in prison for her leadership role in a conspiracy to smuggle undocumented migrants to the United States. Mercedes Morera Roche, 49, of Costa Rica, was extradited to the United States from Panama on August 21, 2014, to face human smuggling charges.

12/15/2014 -  What's Happening?: Florence City Council meets Monday night - 03:32 AM

The Florence City Council meets for its regular meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Florence Municipal Center at 600 W. Third St. The agenda includes a public hearing for a request to vacate two alleys and a portion of East Fourth Street; first reading of an ordinance extending the cable franchise agreement; a resolution approving an agreement for audit services; a resolution approving a grant application; authorization for the mayor to sign the 2015 regional recycling agreement; setting a public hearing date for the Urban Renewal Authority; extension of a temporary liquor license for Mac's Pub & Grill; and an appointment of proxy to annual ditch board meetings.

12/12/2014 -  Rodriguez nominated for CONCACAF Player of the Year - 04:26 PM

Penn State women's soccer junior Raquel Rodriguez has been nominated as the 2014 of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football Female Player of the Year after the Costa Rican Women's National Team made history by becoming the first Central American country to qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup.

12/12/2014 -  New Tyrexpo Costa Rica will feature astronaut - 12:16 PM

Costa Rica will play host to a new tire exhibition this spring. Tyrexpo 2015 is scheduled for April 29-May 1, 2015, at the Pedregal Convention Center in San Jose, Costa Rica.

12/12/2014 -  The Pirate Bay Back Online, Notorious File-Sharing Site Fights Back - 05:06 AM

It appears The Pirate Bay is back in business as it reportedly popped out of Costa Rica. Following Swedish police crackdown on the site, the notorious file-sharing site appears to back up through a Costa Rican web address.

12/11/2014 -  High prices at airport restaurant spark numerous consumer complaints - 11:56 PM

December 11th, 2014 To the president of the Guanacaste Chamber of Tourism , Priscila Solano, there are establishments that "abuse and scare away tourists" due to their high prices and poor customer service. Such is the case with the Players restaurant, which is located within the Daniel Oduber International Airport facilities in Liberia and against which Caturgua has received complaints from tourists due to the high prices of the products.


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