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San José, Costa Rica, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, Vol. 14, No. 211

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Palmares plans Yule parade Dec. 6

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The folks in Palmares want the country to know that the municipality has a lot of activities for Christmas, including a parade called  "Una luz en Navidad" Dec. 6.

The Municipalidad de Palmares said that some 20 bands are expected. There also will be floats.  The parade is a week before the one in San José.

One float will contain members of the  Club de Leones de Palmares, the Comité Tutelar de la Niñez de Calle Vargas and the Equipo de Rugby. They will be collecting gifts for disadvantages children.

The municipality also is planning a big dance Dec. 31 with fireworks to welcome the new year.

Postal service to handle apostilles

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Correos de Costa Rica will set up a kiosk in the foreign ministry to handle rapidly the mailing of documents that require an  apostille or signature validation.

Costa Rica adopted an international convention on apostilles in 2011. Since then the  Departamento de Autenticaciones of the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriories y Culto has issued  182,621.

The proximity of the postal service representative is expected to speed the process, said the general manager of Correos, Alvaro Coghi.

The apostille process requires fewer signatures than the former system. For expats seeking residency, the process validates incoming documents with just two signatures instead of the chain of signatures that use to include a Costa Rican consul.

Two London Theater shows planned

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Teatro Eugene O´Neill plans to show the London National Theater production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" tonight at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. This is the  Tennessee Williams masterpiece that will be subtitled in Spanish, said the Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano.

Appropriately, the centro is showing Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein" the night of Oct. 31, Halloween, at 7 p,.m. and the following day, Saturday, at the same time. This also is a London Theater production with well-known actors.

The centro and the theater are in Los Yoses.

Art exposition inaugurated tonight

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The  Museo de Arte Costarricense and the Teatro Popular Melico Salazar are inaugurating tonight “Catarsis” by artist  Ricardo Alvarado in the Galería Dinorah Bolandi, at 7 p.m. The gallery is on the second floor of the theater.

The artist is presenting 14 works, and the exposition will run until Nov. 30, said an announcement

Mother clueless why son shot soldier

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

The mother of a man who Canadian police say killed a soldier in Ottawa Wednesday before shooting up the halls of Parliament said she has no explanation to offer for what her estranged son did.

Susan Bibeau told the Associated Press that part of her wants to hate Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32. Authorities identified the Montreal native as the lone gunman who carried out a rampage in the capital before a security officer fatally shot him.  In an email, Susan Bibeau said "I am mad at our son."

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Thursday that Zehaf-Bibeau arrived in Ottawa from Vancouver earlier this month to sort out a passport issue. Police said he wanted to travel to Syria and "may have held extremist beliefs."

After fatally shooting a military reservist at the National War Memorial in central Ottawa, surveillance video released by police Thursday shows the gunman parking a car in front of Parliament. Dressed in black, he sprints from the vehicle toward the building with a weapon in his hand. Bystanders scramble out of his way.

A security officer inside Parliament fatally shot Zehaf-Bibeau as lawmakers hid in offices and Prime Minister Stephen Harper was moved to safety.

Despite early reports of accomplices at the scene, authorities now believe the assailant acted alone.

Members of Parliament on Thursday gave an extended ovation to Canada's sergeant-at-arms, Kevin Vickers, who is credited with killing Zehaf-Bibeau.

There is no indication from authorities that the Ottawa attack is linked to the slaying of a soldier near Montreal earlier in the week.

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