Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

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I have a newfound respect for the carabiner.  Wikipedia gives the definition as:  "A carabiner or karabiner is a metal loop with a spring-loaded gate used to quickly and reversibly connect components, most notably in safety-critical systems." Early one Saturday morning in October, I was being strapped into a harness...

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(Ghent, Belgium) World’s renowned actor Udo Kier had joined the cast of Johnny Walker, the new film adaptation of Dostoevsky's novel Notes From the Underground. Currently in post-production, the film is produced and directed by Kris De Meester (Four Roses) and executive produced by Christine K. Walker (Howl, Life During Wartime, American Splendor). Udo...

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Have you ever wished that you could know exactly what you needed to do to become healthy, happy and perfectly balanced in mind, body and spirit?  What if you had the awareness to look within yourself at any moment and find that your innermost Presence (Divine Self) communicated to...

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Hello Costa Rica! I take great pleasure in introducing myself to your country and to the readers of the Costa Rica News. First of all, please allow me to tell you a little about my life’s work and then introduce you to somebody who is a very extraordinary human being...

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On a recent trip with a friend traveling along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, we decided to stop in , Guanacaste, a place neither of us had previously visited.  As we rode over the last of the mountains before the highway leveled itself out into this small beach...

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I found my place in Sabana by the park - Mac’s American Sports Bar and Restaurant. Next time you’re looking for a great place to catch a game, make it yours. Mac’s has everything you need in an American Bar and Grill. Friendly bartenders are always looking to make...

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My wife and I visited Costa Rica for one month this past February We stayed for almost a week in each location...Arenal, Quepos(2 days), Osa, Uvita, and Tamarindo. We went for the warmth and sunshine. CR did not disappoint us with the weather. The food was good and at times great...although at...

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To the Editor Professor Richard Dawkins, biologist and atheist believes in evolution, without a God of course, but he “would abandon it overnight if evidence arose that disproved it.” He dismisses the bible, and all its stories, as man made. No disagreement there. But most people who grow up with...

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An international survey of the attitudes of the over 55s to the environment is being launched by a consortium of older people’s organisations, led by the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York (UK) and Simon Fraser University’s Gerontology Research Centre (Canada). The EnviroSurvey55 will provide a snap shot...

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Dear Sir/Madam Wake-up Call for Costa Rica By Brian Kennedy When it comes to health indicators in Costa Rica, the record shows both great progress of which the nation can be justly proud, and potential threats to that progress that should be monitored and addressed prudently. The good news is that Costa Rica...

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In two previous articles, I addressed the low class housing shortage subject, now I will focus on the middle class. Both are important, for sure, but with different connotations; the first one being about a necessity that has to do with human dignity, because the ones who suffer it...

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In only a few months the world’s longest-serving dictator was ousted from absolute power and now even killed by his people supported by a join Arab-NATO military campaign including jets from Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Now it is time to look for the right decisions for the...

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The New York Times recently reported on the rise of alternative economic networks in Greece ("Battered by Economic Crisis, Greeks Turn to Barter Networks," October 1). As the shortcomings of the mainstream economy become more apparent globally, we can expect to see more participation in alternative economies. The Times describes...

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A recent speech made in the República of Honduras, during the International Forum "21st Century Socialism & its influence in Latin America."

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By Rodgers Bestgen, Atenas. I find it hard to fathom how a high volume readership publication like AM Costa Rica could be so irresponsible reporting on the world terrorism situation and its possible effect on Costa Rica; See “World terrorism Fears Likely to Reverberate here” (http://www.amcostarica.com/100410.htm#31) What are you guys trying...

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We imported a car from Canada in July and dutifully paid all the taxes, got the marchamo and riteve etc. Upon going to get the marchamo renewed for 2011, we are now being advised that they have no record of it being registered!

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Note from TCRN editor: The following video and email were sent to us by a man alleging that his friend was the victim of a violent crime and that the two of them are now fearful for their lives because they spoke out against the assailant. The text and...

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Submitted by: Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Rice Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica St. Mary’s School Guachipelín, Escazú- San Jose, C.R., Says “NO” to FAILING 1st Grader who wishes to attend their school! We have just been informed our first grader will be retained in first grade. After months of trying to figure...

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by Gringa en CR Just because the rules have changed, doesn’t mean the incompetency of Costa Rica’s immigration system has been fixed. Last week I received a necessary document from CR Migracion that was supposed to accurately detail my personal history of entries and exits to/from Costa Rica. In short, I have...

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by Raphael T. In response to the article published today entitled "Designated Driver Program Kicks off this Weekend" I would just like to say that this is an obvious ploy by the INS to get policy holders to buy more insurance without really providing more service. The stipulation that the...

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Submitted by: Sarah Rarick According to a survey by Unimer, deliquency, drug trafficking, and insecurity were cited as the most pressing problems for costa ricans.  The general discourse suggests that these problems are entirely new phenomenons here in Costa Rica.  However, while drug trafficking and related crime may be unintended...

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Submitted by: Rachael M We should not pollute the planet we live in. The planet Earth is the only planet we have got that contains all our needs to live. So if we all stop polluting, then the planet would last longer. And we need to convince people to help...

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