Costa Rica News 6-10-15 posted by on June 10, 2015
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“Marijuana is a plant of God,” says Costa Rica’s Lutheran Church

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June 8th, 2015 ( Gilberto Quesada, president of Costa Rica’s Lutheran Church described marijuana as a “plant of God” in a recent interview with the daily tabloid, Diario Extra.

Quesada, expressing his approval for the medicinal use of the plant, said that “[marijuana] should not be demonized, the plant itself is harmless and can have a proper use.”


For his part, Monsignor Angel Sancasimiro of the Diocese of Alajuela expressed the view of the Catholic Church, telling Diario Extra that the use of marijuana leads to the use of harder drugs as one of the reasons his church opposes legalization.

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AyA to borrow $130 million to fix leaking water system

June 8th, 2015 ( The Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA) is in the final stages of securing $130 million in financing in order to repair leaks in its distribution network.  More than 600 kilometers of aqueducts would be completely replaced, while nearly 5,000 kilometers will be inspected and repaired.

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U.S. citizen missing in waters of Jaco beach

Rescuers continue the search for a missing U.S. citizen at Jaco Beach. (Photo courtesy of the Red Cross)

June 8th, 2015 ( A U.S. citizen who’s identity has not been officially released remained missing early Monday morning after disappearing into the waters of Jaco Beach on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast on Saturday.

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