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    Ticos current diet lacks nutrients from indigenous fruits

    by TCRN Staff Perhaps you have never heard of fruits like güiscoyol the olozapo, the Rukan, black sapote, the borojó or ocarí. All grow in Costa...

    Central Bank changes inflation marker

    by TCRN Staff The central bank will be using a different indicator to assess inflation, an measure called a truncated mean estimation. This estimate excludes products...

    Diseases, Defects, and Injuries of Butterflies in Costa Rica

    In Costa Rica rainforests, butterflies with defects soon become part of the food chain. When raising caterpillars and butterflies inside an enclosed area, injuries...

    Costa Rica prepares for Blues Festival

    by TCRN Staff With Texas Johnny Brown, as principal star, Costa Rica is ready for its Third Blues Festival. Among a list of ten groups that...

    AH1N1 vaccinations start next week

    by TCRN Staff Medical centers across the country next week will notify patients who have been selected to be the first to receive the vaccine...

    Arias and his cabinet promise to help volcano evacuees

    by TCRN Staff The President, Óscar Arias Sánchez, and much of his cabinet, pledged yesterday those displaced by the Turrialba eruptions that at the beginning...

    Costa Rica FTA with Singapore is expected to close next week

    by TCRN Staff Costa Rican negotiators hope to finalize the free trade agreement (FTA) with Singapore next week. Fernando Ocampo, chief negotiator for Costa Rica to...

    National Emergency Commission raises the threat level around Turriabla to yellow

    By TCRN Staff The National Emergency Commission (CNE) surveyed the area surrounding Turrialba yesterday afternoon and decided to raise the alert status of an eruption...

    Turrialba Rumbles and Spits Ash

    By TCRN STAFF A strong sediment eruption of Turrialba volcano yesterday afternoon forced the CNE to evacuate two villages close to the mountain and take...

    ARESEP raises rates on water, sewer, taxis, buses and more…

    By TCRN Staff The Regulatory Authority for Public Services (Aresep) has started the new year with cost increases for water, sewage systems, taxis, postal services...

    Caldera toll prices are to remain unchanged

    by TCRN Staff The company Highways of the Sun said yesterday that the amounts payable at each toll collection station will remain unchanged from any...

    Inflation could grow by as much as 131% in 2010

    by TCRN Staff If market inflation expectations become a reality next year like they have in the past, the indicator would have a 131% growth...

    New security rules in the U.S. affect food sales

    by TCRN Staff The Foreign Trade Promoter (Procomer) announced that starting next year there will be a new safety standard in the United States (USA)...

    AH1N1 pandemic reinforces stewardship of the Ministry of Health

    by TCRN Staff 2009 was full of important challenges that served to strengthen the Ministry of Health in its role of stewardship in health-related issues,...

    National Stadium Progresses

    By TCRN Staff Construction of the new National Stadium, which will be able to comfortably seat over 35,000 fans, is right on track. Nine months after...

    End of the year travel is hitting its peak

    By TCRN Staff Thousands of Costa Ricans and foreign tourists continue to arrive at bus stations in San Jose to take the final week of...

    Chinese Lemons?

    By TCRN Staff 20 percent of the 200 patrol cars that the Chinese Government donated only a year before to the Ministry of Public Security...

    Economic Recovery ‘poco a poco’

    By TCRN Staff: A recent Deloitte study predicts that consumption in the country will grow sharply in 2010, due to signs of economic recovery worldwide...

    Happy Holidays from The Costa Rica News

    The Costa Rica News would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers, contributors and advertisers for helping to make this...

    Some ICE Customers Intitled to Refund

    By TCRN Staff The ICE cell phone customers who paid a fee for their TDMA line greater than ¢ 12,500, are entitled to to a...

    Banana crop gets safeguarded by science

    By TCRN Staff A small laboratory in Pavas developed a molecule, originating from microorganisms, which activates the defense system of banana plants and "vaccinates" it...

    Tamarindo Beach show marked decrease in pollution

    By TCRN Staff Tamarindo beach waters are again suitable for recreation and swimming, following a "substantial" drop in pollution levels. This was revealed by a study...

    Taxi fares to increase again

    By TCRN Staff Taxi fares will increase by 24% on average, according to a recent release by the Regulating Authority of Public Services (Aresep). The basic...

    Hotel Green Travel Special

    Travel Special of the Week Hotel Green is a small eco-friendly spot at Jaco beach. While not right on the beach, it has one of...

    Lubin Barahona Orchestra presents De todo un poco

    By TCRN Staff Lubin Barahona Orchestra has just released a new album for the holiday season. Called De todo un poco, it features a mosaic...

    IMF increases funds available to Costa Rica

    By TCRN Staff The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported on its website Wednesday that it will increase Costa Rica's access to credit from $65 Million...

    Eco hotel Waterfall Villas now offers Detox Yoga Retreat

    Exclusive boutique eco hotel Waterfall Villas now offers a specialized Detox Yoga Retreat. To relieve stress and undergo a healing process detoxification offers a...

    Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly’s Survival In Costa Rica

    By Elizabeth Mann The Cloudless Sulphur butterfly can be found from southern United States, through Central America, Costa Rica, to the northern part of Argentina....

    David Duchovny Spotted at Airport

    By TCRN Staff Hollywood actors David Duchovny (star of the series X-Files) and Tea Leoni (Deep Impact and Spanglish) arrived in the country yesterday, at...

    G3 lines scooped up quickly last week

    By: Lance Harrell With the release of the new G3 lines by ICE last week, the demand for new phones was high. So high in...

    CATS: Costa Rica needs a lesson in High Culture

    By: Lance Harrell I had the great pleasure of attending the touring Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical CATS this past weekend. A unique opportunity...

    Honduran President – Elect Lobo Wants Coup Amnesty

    The president-elect of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, said Tuesday he wants political amnesty for all those involved in the coup that deposed President Manuel Zelaya...

    Eco-friendly countries combine to demand action at climate talks

    A group comprising six environmentally-friendly nations has urged policymakers to agree on a deal at the Copenhagen Climate Change summit. The consortium is made up...

    Honduran president-elect to travel oversea to mend ties

    TEGUCIGALPA - Honduran president-elect Porfirio Lobo Sosa said on Monday that he will travel to Costa Rica and Dominican Republic to help "normalize" ties...

    Hidden Natural Treasure of the Pacific Ocean

    The first group of hammerhead sharks came straight toward us. They were three to four meters long and their self-confident approach caused us to...

    The dollar fell 7.63 ¢ this week

    TCRN Staff The average price of the US dollar on the wholesale market fell on the 5th an additional ¢3.79, thereby accumulating in a ¢7.63...

    Country invests in improving conditions of police

    TCRN Staff San Jose. AP. Public Safety officials announced Friday an agreement with unions to improve working conditions of various police forces with an investment...

    Talking to Monkeys

    See and listen to the sounds of howler monkey's and green parrots at La Amistad, Playa Panama, Costa Rica. costarica-vacation-getaway.com

    Costa Rica, EU establish consultation mechanism

    SAN JOSE-- Representatives of the European Commission and the government of Costa Rica on Wednesday signed in Brussels a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to...

    Costa Rican, Israeli presidents share peace vision

    JERUSALEM - Costa Rican President Oscar Arias says that peace in the Middle East could create what he calls a "new landscape" for mankind. Arias...
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