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“I Would Fire Them If I Could”, Says OIJ Director

Posted on: Oct 31 2014 - 10:23am | #0
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Francisco Segura says he wants to get rid of the “undesirables” but the system does not permit him. COSTA RICA NEWS — Francisco Segura, the director of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ), admits that situations like the spying of Keylor Navas has been repeated in other cases and that he would like to remove a “lot of undesirables” from within the judicial police force. The director says it isn’t within his power to clean up the system as he would like, while making public the alleged abuse of OIJ agents and prosecutors accessing the Police Information System to obtain information on Keylor Navas. “Nobody has the right to ‘vinear’ (a Spanish word for ‘snoop’) on the life of people without justification,”...

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Costa Rican Surfers Dominating Peru Tourney

Photo from www.surfing-waves.com COSTA RICA SPORTS — Surfing is hardly a major sport, even in countries with two ocean coastlines like Costa Rica, but this country is shining in the World Surfing Open in Peru. No fewer than four local surfers won four of their five heats Wednesday to advance in the standings. The star competing at Punta Rocas off Lima, Peru,...

Posted on: Oct 31 2014 - 9:23am | #0
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Costa Rica’s Wendy Cruz Awarded Lone Star Emmy!

Photo from Wendy’s Facebook page. COSTA RICA EXTRA — Costa Rica’s very own Wendy Cruz has won a regional Emmy for her work...

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P.F. Chang’s Opening; Johnny Rockets, Cosí Expanding

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Before the end of the year expect to see more franchise food restaurants, as franchise operators in Costa Rica...

[BLOG] Costa Rica Chica – THE BOOK

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Our very onw, Jen Seymor has published her book, Costa Rica Chica.  Take a look for yoursefl, it’s an intereseting read. From Jen:  Have you ever wanted to quit your job...

Colombia’s Medellin Turns “Snow” White After Torrential Hail Storm

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TODAY COLOMBIA — Colombia’s second largest city Medellin stopped being the “city of eternal spring” for an hour on Wednesday after a torrential hail storm covered parts of the city in ice, while causing dozens of emergencies due to floods. The heavens showed signs of a pending rain storm hours before the actual raining began, but when it did the sky broke it exceeded all expectations. Within...

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Plans for Ciclovía (Bike Path) in San José Still A Only A Dream!

Photo courtesy of Aconvivir COSTA RICA JOURNAL — The project to build a ciclovía (bike path) in San José, is designed,...


Start of Trial of Jairo Murder Postponed Once Again

Posted on: Oct 30 2014 - 6:18pm | Comments Off
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COSTA RICA NEWS — The start of trial for the murder of environmentalist Jairo Mora, keeps on being pushed back. Initially the trial was to have begun on Monday, October 27. However, one of the suspects, was not available, coming down with a case of chickenpox, so it had been rescheduled for today, Thursday, after the suspect invoked the right to be present at the trial. John Quesada and Mario Chen, the defendant’s lawyer, reported to court that the coroner’s office validated their client’s medical condition and needed to be isolated until Monday, pushing back the start of trial once more. Mora, 26 years of age, a champion of conservation in the Caribbean coast, particularly of leatherback turtles was allegedly murdered last year, on...

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Costa Rica Police Spied on Keylor Navas

Keylor Navas and his wife, model Andrea Salas COSTA RICA NEWS — A total of 24 officials of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) and the Ministerio Público (prosecutor’s office) were found spying on Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas and several members of his family. The director of the OIJ, the federal police agency akin to the FBI in the United...

Posted on: Oct 30 2014 - 1:16pm | Comments Off
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Eruptions At Turrialba Volcano

Posted on: Oct 30 2014 - 8:13am | Comments Off
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  COSTA RICA NEWS — It was just before midnight Wednesday that residents around the Turrialba volcano raised the alarm, reporting rumblings and the fall of large quantities of ash from the colossus. Immediately, the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) – national emergency commission and experts in volcanology of the The first eruption for the Turrialba volcano in more than a century ago. Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) and Univeridad Nacional (UNA) began to investigate the reasons for the constant eruptions, that are concentrated in two massive craters. Reports indicate ash reached the areas of Moravia and Coronado, in San José northeast side, early Thursday morning. The Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) – National Seismological...

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Images of Volcanic Ash

COSTA RICA NEWS — Many of the affected posted their images on the social networks of the heavy fall of ash this Thursday morning (October30) from the eruption of the Turrialba volcano, Repost This Article Article first appeared on QCOSTARICA, reposted with permission. Click here to go to the source article....

Posted on: Oct 30 2014 - 8:12am | Comments Off
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