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    Budget discussions for universities continue

    by ALONSO MATA B The rectors of the state universities and the Government are seeking to define the budget of the school houses for the...

    Potential Interference with Phone and Internet Service

    ICE said the cell phone signals and sets, as well as the Internet, will suffer interference from a government decree to reassign radio frequencies...

    EU and Central America continue trade negotiations

    The European Union (EU) and Central America failed to close the trade chapter of the Association Agreement despite the intense pace of  negotiation that...

    Chinchilla and Ortega agree to work on tourism and security

    by IRENE VIZCAÍNO After conciliatory speeches and handshakes, the elected president, Laura Chinchilla, and the Nicaraguan president, Daniel Ortega, set to work. Just yesterday, they agreed...

    Costa Rica to Double Power Generation Within 6 Years

    by MERCEDES R. AGUERO According to ICE's Expansion of Electricity Generation Plan for 2010-2021, next year and through 2016 ICE will operate at least 14...
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    UCR and UNA sail on an expedition to Isla del Coco

    by ALEJANDRA VARGAS M Scientists at the University of Costa Rica and the National University set sail yesterday to Cocos Island aboard the tourist boat...

    Reversing the trend of childhood obesity

    Featured Columnist – Health Ileana Alfaro Certified Dermatologist Overweight is defined as a body-mass index (BMI, the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height...

    Pathogen threatens citrus crop

    by MARVIN S. BARQUERO A disease that causes irregular ripening in citrus has become an imminent threat to thousands of acres of orange groves, especially...

    Calderón Guardia opens clinic to quit smoking

    by IRENE RODRIGUEZ S. Calderón Guardia Hospital opened a clinic to help smokers quit their habit and improve their quality of life. Through the advice of...

    Government lacks the money to ensure water supply to Guanacaste

    The Government has a project to ensure a drinking water supply to Guanacaste, on paper, but lacks the money to finance it. The work, which...

    United Biofuels of America Hosts the Second Jatropha Harvest Experience in Costa Rica

    The Jatropha Harvest Experience was held in Costa Rica, April 7 – 10, 2010. This event developed by United Biofuels of America (UBA), is...

    Costa Rican young voices connect communities

    Twenty-eight young women and men from all parts of Costa Rica recently learned how to produce their own radio messages on preventing violence, through...

    Airport construction ends ahead of schedule, 58 months late

    by VANESSA LOAIZA N It would appear that Aeris, the new construction company tasked with the next stage of expansion for the Juan Santamaria Airport...

    Estimated $70 Million loss as a result of El Nino

    by MARVIN S. BARQUERO In a preliminary report by the Organization of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at the request of the...

    New National Convention Center in the Works

    BY GABRIELA MAYORGA The future minister of Tourism, Carlos Ricardo Benavides, said that the Ministry will be responsible for building a National Convention Center. The Center,...

    Banana sector expected to rebound in 2010

    by MARVIN S. BARQUERO Banana growers expect a strong upturn in the industry this year, which will lead to an estimated harvest of 107 million...

    Gilberto Santa Rosa performance at the FIA

    The International Arts Festival (FIA) last night closed its activities with the salsa orchestra of Puerto Rican Gilberto Santa Rosa and the 60 musicians...

    Talamanca receives special medical aid

    by ROGER AMORETTY More than 500 residents of the remote community of Piedra Mesa de Talamanca received free medical care this week by professionals of...

    Penas Blancas border crossing needs major overhaul

    by VANESSA LOAIZA N. Penas Blancas border is an old, abandoned, dirty and slow. At this northern border crossing it can take up to three...

    Only two of 61 beaches get five-star Blue Flag rating

    by LUIS EDO. DIAZ; translation and further editing by TCRN Staff Of the 61 beaches awarded a rating by the Ecological Blue Flag Program (PBAE)...

    Aqueduct Project in Alta Talamanca

    In February the Talamancan Association of Eco-tourism and Conservation (ATEC) raised over $2,000 from local and international businesses and individuals to build an aqueduct...

    Costa Rican PCD make another bust

    by Carlos Arguedas; translation by TCRN Staff Officers of the Drug Control Police (PCD) today detained seven individuals suspected of transporting at least a ton...

    Low price of the dollar affects finances of private banks

    by TCRN Staff The sharp depreciation that has taken the dollar against the colon since August last year, have taken their toll on the finances...

    The International Arts Festival 2010

    by TCRN Staff The activities of the International Arts Festival (FIA) in Alajuela heated the atmosphere this morning. Around 11:15 am Red Umbrella group offered...

    Increased cases of allergies in tico children

    by TCRN Staff The cases of allergic rhinitis and asthma is rising among Costa Rican children. Doctors at the National Children's Hospital indicate that in addition,...

    Costa Rica companies join forces to increase competitiveness

    by TCRN Staff Ten private companies and four public institutions joined together in order to improve and raise the competitiveness of the country as part...

    Interview with Germain Marin Director of the Traffic Police

    by ALONSO MATA B.; translation by TCRN Staff Interview with Germain Marin Director of the Traffic Police. What is the response of the new traffic law until...

    New book on Osa highlights region

    by TCRN Staff The spectacular natural wealth of the Osa was expressed in the pages of the new book Bear: Where the rainforest meets the...

    Dollar continues to weaken

    by TCRN Staff The dollar was steady in morning bank counters practically the same as yesterday, when it fell about ¢17. This morning, the dollar was...

    Better oversight is needed for infrastructure projects

    by TCRN Staff In less than two months, the Arias administration will end without significant advancement on outstanding road projects and streamlining public transport systems. The...

    Settlement reached in the Alcatel bribery case

    by TCRN Staff The French company Alcatel is required to pay ¢5,600 million as a form of social redress to the community for the alleged...

    Economic activity continues to show improvement

    by TCRN Staff The Central Bank announced this week that the Monthly Index of Economic Activity (IMAE) rose 7.2% in January this year over the...

    Teatro de la Aduana ready to open doors

    by TCRN Staff The more than 540 square meter new Teatro de la Aduana is almost ready to be opened within the program of activities...

    Nicaraguan border reopened for trade

    by TCRN Staff As of yesterday, the border crossing from Costa Rica to Nicaragua at Penas Blancas was reopened for trade, at least for specific...

    Pirate taxi drivers protest turned violent

    by TCRN Staff Hundreds of pirate taxi drives turned San Jose and surrounding areas in chaos yesterday by blocking streets, slowing down traffic and precipitating...

    Decline in coffee production attributed to aging plantations

    by TCRN Staff A 35% decline in national production of coffee in the last seven crops have stimulated authorities to the sector to begin seeking...

    Energy saving campaign set to launch

    by TCRN Staff The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) is launching a campaign to save energy, with the intent to reduce consumption by 120 megawatts. The...

    Debt had the largest increase in 10 years

    by TCRN Staff In 2009 the burden of public debt rose 2.9 percentage points and ended the year in an amount which represented 42.3% of...

    After being sidelined, literature will have a presence in the FIA

    by TCRN Staff Just two weeks before the start of the International Festival of Arts (FIA) 2010 organizers announced that literature itself will be included...

    Global ban on bluefin tuna receives Costa Rican Support

    by TCRN Staff Costa Rica will lead its support this month in Qatar, Middle East, where the initiative to help stem overfishing of Bluefin tuna. This...
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