Located in the patio of the museum, surrounded by grass, the armadillo is for everyone, and its friendly features invite people to come close. It cannot be damaged by hands or weather; the public can touch it, pet it, take photos with it and get close to it.
The project will expand the traffic-choked section of the Inter-American highway between San José and Juan Santamaría International Airport to eight lanes, and to four lanes from the airport to San Ramón. Monday's signing ceremony was also a victory for civic groups who had battled to revoke the original concession that they said was too expensive and the result of backroom deals.
Just hours after President Luis Guillermo Solís stalled 19 bills to prioritize the passage of one, lawmakers on Tuesday evening approved a bill that authorizes reconstruction of a highway between San José and San Ramón.
The names of Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solís and former National Liberation Party presidential nominee Johnny Araya were among several prominent figures listed on a handwritten note allegedly redacted by José Aldemário Pinheiro Filho, the president of Brazilian contractor OAS and a target of an ongoing corruption investigation in the South American country.
There are haunted houses and haunted caves – but San Ramón has a haunted tree. It’s not sprouting ghosts or sheltering goblins, but some very strange things have happened to people walking past it in the Central Park of this pleasant town in the province of Alajuela.
School children fidgeted in plumed marching band uniforms and historical costumes in the Alajuela sun as elected officials and ministers spoke in the shadow of the statue of Costa Rican folk hero Juan Santamaría on Friday, a sharp contrast from the violent protests that interrupted the holiday last year over the troubled San Ramón highway concession.