San Luis Film Festival to include competition for filmmakers

August 30, 2018 | Costa Rica News
"Libertad del Diablo," a documentary about violence in Mexico, will be one of four films screened at the San Luis Film Festival in November. Practitioners of the dance form "flexing" will be profiled in "Flex is Kings," one of the documentaries to screen in the San Luis Film Festival. ...read more
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Costa Ricans held in major ganja bust

August 30, 2018 | Costa Rica News
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC - Three Costa Rican are in police custody following a major ganja bust earlier this week by members of the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard. The JDF, in a statement, said they seized 70 pounds of the drug after a boat with four men capsized south of the Pedro Banks on Tuesday. ...read more
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Vinci finalizes multiple airports purchase

August 30, 2018 | Costa Rica News
French airports operator Vinci Airports has secured regulatory clearance to acquire a package of airports from US-based company Airports Worldwide, although Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jos has been dropped from the deal. The portfolio comprises two freehold airports, two concessions, four management contracts and three partial-management contracts in Costa Rica, the UK and the US. ...read more
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Costa Rican student wins competitive scholarship to study engineering at Edmonds CC

August 28, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Six Costa Rican high school students won competitive scholarships to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in the U.S. One will be heading to Edmonds Community College this spring to study engineering. "I would like to study at Edmonds CC because of the prestige the college has earned, as well as the excellent academic programs," said scholarship recipient JosuA© Ortega. ...read more
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Incentives for companies that hire refugees

August 28, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security have established, through a program called Employment Integration , that those companies who sign an agreement with these institutions will receive an economic incentive for each refugee they hire. This incentive is 500,000 colones for each refugee employee they hire. ...read more
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Allie Brennan gains new perspective, American appreciation during Costa Rica trip

August 27, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Junior middle-level education major, Allie Brennan stands in front of volcano in Costa Rica during her study abroad trip. While many college students spend their summer cycling through the same routine, junior middle-level education major Allie Brennan's summer altered her life. ...read more
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Costa Rica champions environmental democracy as foreign policy

August 27, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The Costa Rican government promotes its foreign policy of environmental democracy as a main pillar of regional cooperation under the framework of the Organization of American States, according to its embassy in Seoul. On Wednesday, Costa Rican Vice Foreign Minister Lorena Aguilar Revelo participated in the OAS extraordinary session in Washington -- the multilateral institution's headquarters -- where participants discussed ties between human righ
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CBP finds cocaine hidden in pineapple shipment

August 26, 2018 | Costa Rica News
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Wilmington discovered nearly 100 pounds of cocaine hidden in a shipment of pineapples. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Wilmington last week found and seized nearly 100 pounds of cocaine hidden in a shipment of Costa Rican pineapples . ...read more
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200 Nicaraguans Claim Asylum Daily In Costa Rica, Fleeing Violent Unrest

August 26, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A refugee crisis is growing in Central America as tens of thousands of Nicaraguans pour into neighboring Costa Rica seeking safety from the political crisis at home. For more than four months, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has responded forcefully to nationwide protests, which initially began in opposition to a hike in social security taxes and quickly erupted into a call for his resignation. ...read more
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Adventure on the ocean

August 26, 2018 | Costa Rica News
All of the blue marlin caught on the trip were carefully released boat-side by the anglers and deck mates, the standard practice on board Pacific Fly. On the second and third days of their recent Costa Rica fishing adventure, Pat Brobst, left, and Josh Fisher worked the waters closer to shore and landed yellowfin tuna, giant snapper, amberjack, and dorado, also called mahi mahi. ...read more
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