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    Environmentally Friendly Ways of Traveling

    As the year winds down and colder weather becomes the norm in New Jersey, there's a better way to heat yourself up than cranking...

    Costa Rican Airport Conducts Mock Air Disaster

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Juan Santamaria International Airport, the main airport terminal of Costa Rica, staged a mock air disaster yesterday, in...

    Teaching English in Costa Rica – Certificates and Income

    Income The average teachers' salary is about five US dollars per hour. If you give private classes to businessmen, you may earn a few dollars...

    Eating Chocolate can Protect the Skin from UV Light

    In human subjects flavanol-rich chocolate improved cardiovascular risk factors including cholesterol, blood pressure, insulin sensitivity and endothelial function.

    PLANE GOES DOWN WITH 173 KILOS COCAINE

    TCRN STAFF: PLANE GOES DOWN WITH 173 KILOS DOWN AFTER TAKING OFF FROM TOBIAS BOLANOS PAVAS, west of San Jose with a shipment of cocaine...

    Special Report – A Highway Through the Serengeti!

    Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevre The word Serengeti is synonymous with Africa. The Serengeti’s spectacular panoply of predator and prey still echoes through the mists of...

    Costa Rica to boast World’s Largest Penthouse

    TCRN Staff: 68,459 square feet, of prime beachfront real estate in Costa Rica can be yours for only $50,000,000 (yes that’s $50 million, that's...

    Costa Rica on track to grow 4.5 pct in 2010, 5 pct in 2011

    TCRN Staff Last week, Laura Chinchilla, went on a whirlwind sales trip, ringing the opening bell on Wall Street, Rick’s List CNN, United Nations General...

    The Crisis of Consciousness

    Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevre There’s a lot of talk these days about a “revolution in consciousness.” The vast portion of it is just that—talk. It...

    Canadians Love Costa Rica, and it’s Now Easier for them to Travel Here

    Over the last decade, Costa Rica has become ever more popular with Canadians. More and more flights from many countries have increased dramatically. For Canadians,...

    Dollar Falls – Drops Below ¢500

    TCRN Staff Last week the dollar exchange dropped to its lowest level in the last two years, as of September 20, 2010: Central Bank, BUY...

    Costa Rica Independence – 189th Anniversary

    TCRN Staff Costa Rica is 189 years old, and she looks great!!! How far has she come in 189 years? What makes Costa Rica the...

    Court Rules Against Random Stop and Searches

    A preliminary ruling last week by the Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica's Supreme Court (Sala IV) that police cannot stop and search citizens without...

    Bridges Continue Being Overlooked

    by Oliver Pérez It seems that the 12 bridges along the road that connects Nicoya with Samara Beach will continue to be ignored by the...

    Doctors decided to end the 13-day strike

    by ALONSO MATA B After 13 days of striking and intense negotiations with the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), the assembly of residents agreed...

    Sámara’s Sub-Par Police Station To Be Relocated… But Where To?

    Sámara’s Chamber of Tourism (CASATUR) and Integral Development Association have joined forces and put in to motion the first plans to change the location...

    Mal Pais rocks Jazz Cafe

    Lance Harrell Editor in Chief Two iconic pieces of Costa Rican entertainment were brought together last week for three nights of latin rock. It was a packed...

    Rate changes in fares and electricity under discussion

    by LUIS EDO. DIAZ The Aresep has scheduled six public hearings, the majority of which are next month, to address several requests regarding the rate...

    Two new transparent shrimp discovered

    by ALEJANDRA VARGAS M Two new species of transparent mini-shrimp were discovered by scientists at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) in the waters off...

    Electronic waste threatens water, fish and the country’s health

    by JAIRO VILLEGAS S. The aquifers, fish and people of Costa Rica are exposed to contamination by heavy metals released by technological garbage. If these computers,...

    Costa Rica adopts Japanese format for digital TV

    by PABLO FONSECA Q Costa Rica has officially adopted the digital television format created by Japan, but adapted to be used by Brazil in Latin...

    Rains cause landslides and road accidents on Caldera

    by ALONSO MATA B Boulders up to one meter in diameter fell this weekend on the new San José-Caldera highway due to heavy rains. Landslides left...

    Avoid Tanning Beds And Use Sun Block To Prevent Skin Cancer

    Featured Columnist – Health Ileana Alfaro Certified Dermatologist With thousands of new cases diagnosed annually and increasing numbers daily, skin cancer is the most common cancer in...

    Student travel to Costa Rica

    By DANA BURNHAM WILMINGTON - In April of this year, a group of students from Wilmington High School traveled with their Spanish teacher, Terresa Pietro,...

    Street vendors in the capital are divided by nationality

    by VANESSA LOAIZA N. Street vendors in San Jose appear to be separated by blocks and boulevards, according to whether they are Colombians, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Costa...

    Disinterest is the main cause of college dropout

    by JAIRO VILLEGAS S. The lack of interest in learning is the main cause of college dropout, according to the Survey of Multi-Purpose Household, by...

    The Turrialba Volcano of Costa Rica

    Featured Eco Columnist Elizabeth Mann The Turrialba Volcano was named after the region in which it is located in the Turrialba county, Cartago. The volcano is...

    Nosareños Will Spend the Winter Without a Retaining Dam

    By Oliver Pérez Each year the Nosareños are affected by the floods caused by the growth of the Nosara River and, since there won't be...

    New direct flights to Costa Rica

    A Belgian airline plans to establish a direct flight between Brussels and San Jose, said Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, to President Laura Chinchilla...

    Latin American countries opposed to whaling meet in Costa Rica

    Eleven Latin American countries, advocates of a total ban on whaling, meet on Tuesday in Costa Rica to define its position at the next...

    Government housing loans to boost middle class

    by IRENE VIZCAÍNO The administration of Laura Chinchilla is proposing three alternatives to help increase the chances of the middle class to access credit for...

    Costa Rican Art Museum Restored and Open to Public

    by ANDREA SOLANO B The Costa Rican Art Museum (MAC) reopened its doors yesterday after being closed for 15 months. The Ministry of Culture spent ¢632...

    ICE to restrict service based on income

    by VARGAS NAYURIBE To be sure that the new 3G phone users have sufficient funds to pay their Kölbi plans each month, the Costa Rican...

    Volunteers build first aqueduct for indigenous people

    Adelia Reyes walks for two hours three times a week with a bag full of clothes to wash for her and her six children....

    Mudslide cleared from the Braulio Carrillo passage

    by R. AGUILAR The road passing through the Braulio Carrillo will be reopened on Monday according to traffic police. A huge landslide fell on the road...

    Two policemen shot in protests in Limón

    by VANESSA LOAIZA N. Two policemen are in serious condition after being shot and wounded this morning during a street blockade in Limon. According to Marin...

    Surf competition will get good waves

    by LEANDRO HAROLD C. Surfers who are participating in the Metropolitan Circuit on Saturday, can look forward to awesome conditions according to Carlos Enrique Brenes,...

    New geothermal plant could hurt carbon neutrality goals

    by MERCEDES R. AGUERO The Garabito thermal power plant complicates the goal of Costa Rica to become the first carbon neutral country in the world...

    Manuel Antonio National Park of Costa Rica

    Featured Eco Columnist Elizabeth Mann Manuel Antonio National Park is located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, just south of Quepos. The 682 hectare park...

    Dora will be exploring Costa Rica

    by ANA M. FLORES YANCY The Mexican version of the TV character Dora the Explorer is coming to the Costa Rica in May to amuse...
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