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Nicaraguan Cows Enter Costa Rica Illegally

Posted on: Aug 19 2014 - 9:52am | #0
In: Costa Rica News
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COSTA RICA NEWS – The area around Upala on the northern border of Costa Rica has seen many migrations southward from Nicaragua but lately from 300 to 800 illegal cattle have been driven over the border and into country, according to authorities. Usually it’s undocumented workers seeking jobs. Farmers in the neighboring country have felt the pinch of a drought and have decided that this country offered a market for the beasts. But the informal importation has a problem — if the influx were legal, the government could collect taxes and veterinarians could assure that the cattle carried no disease. The Upala area is not blocked off from Nicaragua by the San Juan River and has 36 kilometers of shared border. Regional chief of National Animal...

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ExpoCasa 2014 Kicks Off Tomorrow

COSTA RICA NEWS – The 2014 edition of ExpoCasa, the annula housing fair, kicks off tomorrow, bringing real estate developers, financiers and buyers together under one roof of the Eventos Pedregal, in Belén de Heredia. The housing fair, that runs August 20 to 24, aims to provide consumers the tools to review the different housing options, financing deals and the...

Posted on: Aug 19 2014 - 9:52am | #0
In: Costa Rica News, Latest, Real Estate
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This is Cobáno, Mae!

COSTA RICA EXTRA – While in Costa Rica Matt Damon is the total opposite of his aggressive onscreen Jason Bourne persona. According...

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‘You’re Only Miss Universe Once’

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Karina Ramos, or Miss Costa Rica, has her gaze set firmly on the Miss Universe competition, and although as yet,...

Costa Rica Needs Reform, Kevin Casas

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COSTA RICA NEWS – In an interview with La Nacion, former Vice President, Kevin Casas (2006 – 2007), the rising star in the Arias administration and an example of how rapidly...

100 Kgs Cocaine And Firearms Confiscated in Southern Zone

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COSTA RICA NEWS  – Following a tip, police officers in Costa Rica’s southern zone, near the Panama border pursued a van that ultimately resulted in the confiscation of 100 kgs of cocaine. Deputy Minister of Security (Viceministro de Seguridad), Gustavo Mata, confirmed that the arrest of five people in Costa Rica was  of two Costa Ricans and three Panamanians. On the Panamanian...

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Costa Rican Investigative Reporter Awarded Journalism’s Oldest Prize

Giannina Segnini headed a team of journalists and computer engineers at La Nacion until early February 2014. COSTA RICA...


New Tico Airline May Be Grounded Before Taking Off

Posted on: Aug 18 2014 - 11:46am | Comments Off
In: Business, Costa Rica News
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COSTA RICA NEWS – Ticos Air, the new Costa Rican airline may have its days numbered, after failing to sumbit permits for international flights approval. The airline had targeted December last year for a start operations, but due to delays in presentation of documents, authorities may close the file and ground the airline before even taking off. Alvaro Vargas, director de Aviación Civil (Civil Aviation) told La Republica that the company will soon be notified of the decision. Vargas said that the airline has not presented documentation since February, when it asked for more time to obtain the permits. The major setback for the company has been in their acquisiton of the aircraft, which it had planned on leasing. The process of certification,...

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Transplant Brokers in Israel Lure Desperate Kidney Patients to Costa Rica

Ophira Dorin traveled from Israel to Costa Rica for a kidney transplant that cost her $175,000. The donor was paid $18,500. | Rina Castelnuovo for The New York Times COSTA RICA NEWS (NY Times) – Aside from the six-figure price tag, what was striking was just how easy it was for Ophira Dorin to buy a kidney. Two years ago, as she faced the dispiriting prospect...

Posted on: Aug 17 2014 - 10:28am | Comments Off
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