Although the signs outside will say "Hipermas", WalMart Costa Rica officials assures that the inside will be similar to the stores in the U.S. The Escazú store should be open mid-July.
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Tuesday 03 July 2007, San José, Costa Rica

BCR Begins Issuing Driver Licenses and Passports Today
Beginning today, the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) begins to issue drivers licenses and Costa Rican passports as part of the program called "Gobierno Digital".

"Hitmen" Freed in Colombia
"Costa Rica respects the decisions of the Colombian authorities, as they respect ours", said the ministro de Seguridad Pública, Fernando Berrocal, commenting on the release of the five Colombian deported from Costa Rica last week, alleged hired to kill minister Berrocal and the ministro de la Presidencia, Rodrigo Arias.

Air Comet Begins Service With Inaugural Flight From Madrid to San José
The Spanish airline, Air Comet, yesterday landed its first flight at the Juan Santamaría (San José) international airport, beginning a new service that will carry some 46.000 passengers yearly from the "old" continent as Spain is considered by Costa Ricans.

CIA Feared A Kennedy Assassination in Costa Rica
Everyone knows that U.S. president John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. However, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) feared that Kennedy could have been killed seven months earlier on his visit to Costa Rica.

Few Trailers Ever Get Inspected, Riteve Says in Report For 2006
The Registro Nacional de Propriedad (national property registry) has 9.682 registered trailers and semi-trailers, however, only 170 made it to the Riteve annual inspection stations.


Fenosa, Nicaragua resolve dispute over energy services
The Nicaraguan government and Union Fenosa SA have resolved a disagreement over power shortages and legal action by both parties has been dropped, Nicaragua's Communications Minister Rosario Murillo said on local radio.

Operation Miracle Advances in Panama with Cuban Assistance
More than 3,200 Panamanians have undergone surgery at the Omar Torrijos Herrera Ophthalmologic Center donated by Cuba as part of the Operation Miracle free eye-surgery program, mainly for low-income Latin Americans, promoted by the Caribbean island and Venezuela.

Guatemala boosts security ahead of Putin's visit
Guatemala is to deploy more than 2,000 police and troops in a major security operation to ensure Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to the country goes smoothly, police said Monday.

Brazil pledges over 2 bln U.S. dollars for Rio's development
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva pledged a total of 2.03 billion U.S. dollars Monday to boost the development of Rio de Janeiro.

Argentine president backs wife as candidate
Argentine President Nestor Kirchner has declined to stand for re-election and is instead backing his wife as candidate in the upcoming presidential election, Cabinet Chief Alberto Fernandez said Monday.


CUBA: Women Combating Shortage of Decent Housing
Juana Hilda Naranjo no longer worries when it rains. For the last three years she has been living in a modern apartment out of reach of the water and wind, thanks to the efforts of the Taller de Transformación (Transformation Workshop) in the poor, predominantly black Havana neighbourhood of Pogolotti.


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