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Russian Travel Warning Urges Citizens to Avoid the Reach of US Law

Posted on: Apr 18 2014 - 8:03am | #0
In: Costa Rica News
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The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a travel warning telling Russians to refrain from trips abroad, especially to countries that have extradition treaties with the United States. Maxim Chukharev A spokesman for the Russian Embassy in Washington alluded to “several examples” of these kinds of actions by the U.S., including Maksim Chuharev, who was extradited to the U.S. from Costa Rica in March to face charges of helping to operate a $6 billion money laundering scheme. (Liberty Reserve) According to Russian government-owned television outlet, Russia Today (RT), the Foreign Ministry said Chuharev’s “extradition was carried out with serious procedural deviations and in violation of generally accepted international rules.” “Without...


‘It is difficult to lower electricity rates, but possible’, Carlos Obregón

Carlos Obregón, incoming president of the state power and telecom, ICE. | Photo JORGE NAVARRO Carlos Obregón, who will take the reins of the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) on May 8, spoke to La Nacion of the challenges he faces, in particular reducing the cost of electricity. In the interview Thursday, Obregón said one of the elements that have...

Posted on: Apr 18 2014 - 8:01am | #0
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20% of Water Is Lost To Leaks in Pipes


Photo: For every 100 litres of water that leaves the supply tanks of the Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA), some 20 are lost to leaks in...

Tránsito On Full Alert This Weekend


With the objective of keeping the bloodshed on the roads to the minimum, the Policía de Tránsito (Traffic Police) have intensified their presence on heavy traffic routes like the San José – Caldera (Ruta 27) and the San José – Limón (Ruta 32). Some 750 traffic officials – three quarters of the entire force – will be working around the clock during this weekend. Drunk driving,...


Two Scoops Please!


COSTA RICA EXTRA! MAGAZINE – Ice cream is pleasurable enough on its own. Succulent strawberries, pricey oysters, and decadent chocolate probably come to mind when you think of aphrodisiacs. But the traditionally...


Citigroup’s Finance Captive Comes of Age in Costa Rica

When Citigroup set up its finance captive in Costa Rica in 2007, the company started with 25 positions, growing quickly to...


Matt Graham, “DUDE, YOUR’E SCREWED” Star Irks ICT For Filming in Costa Rica

Matt Graham, the star of Discovery Channel’s DUDE, YOU’RE SCREWED  program who recently dropped in the jungles of Costa Rica is kind of in trouble with the country’s Tourism Board. The episode that was filmed last year and recently aired in the U.S.h as primivite skills expect, Matt Graham, deep in Costa Rica’s jungle. The part of the film that irked Costarricense...

Posted on: Apr 14 2014 - 8:05am | Comments Off
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