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Government Says No to Geothermal Resources in Protected Areas

Posted on: Dec 16 2014 - 1:24pm | Comments Off
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Construction of Pailas II geothermal plant , in Guanacaste, began in 2013 and continued this year. The plant is owned by the ICE. |Photo: Nacion.com, JORGE ARCE QCOSTARICA – President Solis has rejected the possibility of harnessing geothermal energy in national parks describing their exploitation as “unnecessary”. While discussions continue at the national roundtable on energy which will supposedly inform the government and the public of its findings in the month of March, President Solis has already ruled out the use of geothermal energy in protected areas. “… This is the second time that the Government has brought forward criterion; they did it in November, when burying the Power Contingency Act. That plan would have allowed...

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More Flights from Costa Rica to Houston

United Airlines Boeing 737-800 at Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose, Costa Rica. Photo: Latinflyer.com COSTA RICA TRAVEL – As of last Friday (December 12) United Airlines added a fifth direct frequency between San José (SJO) and the George Bush International Airport (IAH) in Houston. This will make the fifth permanent weekly flight the airline on this route....

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The Tile Art of Barrio Amón

An old-fashioned Costa Rican country wedding scene. QCOSTARICA – Downtown San José is filled with public art. Everywhere you...

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Fresh Baked German Bread Now in Escazú!

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Just discovered this new bread place/eatery that is a must try, Mocapan. Located in Escazú, across east of...

Costa Rica’s National Development Plan: “Security” or “Sovereignty”?

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QCOSTARICA – The clearest example of how dangerous the concept of “food sovereignty” is, comes from the example of the famine that killed 14 million people in China during a failed attempt at self-sufficiency in rice production. As pointed out in an editorial in the Nacion.com (Dec. 8) the Plan Nacional de Desarrollo (PND) – National Development Plan put forward by the President...

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“Don Pepe” Statue To See Light of Day Again!

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The statue of José María Figueres Ferrer in its original place in the patio of the Cuartel Bellavista, of the Museo Nacional. Photo courtesy of Museo Nacional. QCOSTARICA — The statue of former president José...

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A Liberal Agenda For Costa Rica

There are 1,096,000 Costa Ricans living in poverty. 610,000 of them receive some government benefit from the 14 major state-run...


Amazon Costa Rica Job Fair Dec. 17 & 18

Posted on: Dec 16 2014 - 8:24am | Comments Off
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QCOSTARICA – Amazon Support Services in Costa Rica is looking to recruit 200 new people in its job fair being held Wednesday and Thursday (December 17 and 18), to work primarily in customer service and management at its business centres in Calle Blancos and Lagunilla de Heredia. The interested can apply  in person, between 7:30am and 1:30pm, on those two days, at the Zona Franca del Este, building B7, 4th floor, Calle Blancos. But before they should file their resumes at at www.amazon.com/jobs. The company says it seeks talent with language skills in English, Portuguese and Italian and ready to start work in January 2015. “We invite those interested with an excellent command in English and other languages to apply,” said Alejandro Filloy,...

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Did The Pirate Bay Really Land in Costa Rica?

QCOSTARICA – Last week, thepiratebay.se website was shut down following a Swedish Police raid. Since then, various websites started to provide access to The Pirate Bay online index. One of those is thepiratebay.cr, a Costa Rica based domain name. The Costa Rica site appears to be exactly as The Pirate Bay (commonly abbreviated TPB) before the Swedes shut it down. Related:...

Posted on: Dec 16 2014 - 3:23am | Comments Off
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Cyber Terrorists Hack Costa Rica’s Labour Ministry Website

Posted on: Dec 15 2014 - 12:14pm | Comments Off
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Screenshot of the message left behind by hackers of the MTSS website. QCOSTARICA – Costa Rica may not be a target by terrorists, but not immune to cyber attacks. On Friday, officials of the Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social (MTSS) – Ministry of Labour and Social Security, found their website had been hacked by a group identifying itself ad AnonGhost, leaving behind a message of hatred towards Israel. This morning (Monday) the www.mtss.go.cr, is in ‘maintenance mode’ as techies attempt to restore the website and the 800 Trabajo hotline. A message on the website says the system will be restored on the 15th. The message was in fluent English, saying “we are the sound of the forgotten people, the freedom fighter in the cyberworld...

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Costa Rica Woman Sentenced To Prison In U.S. For Human Smuggling

QCOSTARICA – Mercedes Morera Roche, a native of Costa Rica, extradited to the United States from Panama on August 21, 2014, on charges of human smuggling, was sentenced on Friday in Miami, to 30 months prison. The 49 year-old Roche pleaded guilty on October 6, 2014, to conspiracy to smuggle more than 25 undocumented Cubans to the U.S. According to her plea agreement,...

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