| A.M. Costa Rica began publishing a daily newspaper on Aug. 15, 2001.
/ A.M. Costa Rica photo.
Today begins our 18th year
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
A.M. Costa Rica began publishing a daily newspaper on Aug. 15, 2001, under the overall command of former company editor-in-chief Mr. Jay Brodell, who retired from the daily affairs of the company back in April 2017.
"Our news is written locally, and we are not one of those parasite sites that steal news from the Spanish-language press," said former editor Brodell in the 2016 anniversary editorial. "We are very aware of copyright and ethical considerations."
His idea continues with the newspaper's staff, and the website which continuously changes and refreshes itself with reliable news reporting. It is a tradition to the principles and spirit of fair journalism that guide us in our reporting and publication of the news.
Since its foundation of the newspaper, our readership and stories have grown as much as the country and the English-speaking community, with whom we provide news, has grown.
The newspaper continues under the auspice of giving legitimate, fair, and relevant news toward the community of expatriates who call Costa Rica home.
We have covered a wide range of topics from economic issues as fiscal crisis or taxes, through social issues as union's strikes, alerts, emergencies, and cultural events such as festivals, sports contests, among many others.
The future remains bright for A.M. Costa Rica because Costa Rica still is a top choice for vacation and retirement. And our readership remains solid with nearly 48 percent of local readers are mainly foreigners from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
A.M. Costa Rica will continue to be free for readers. On our anniversary, we would like to thank our readers and advertisers for their support and for being an integral part of the newspaper.