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17 hrs ago | Inside Costa Rica

Meet Costa Rica's future First Lady, Mercedes Pe as Domingo

April 15th, 2014 Mercedes PeA as Domingo will become Costa Rica's First Lady when Luis Guillermo Solis is inaugurated on May 8th, but her identity - even her face - is a mystery to most in the country.

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Related Topix: World News, Central America, Solis, TX, Spain,

17 hrs ago | Almanac

Atherton teen honored for efforts 'to make a lasting impact'

These days, it's easy for high school students to become ensconced in a world consisting of classes, schoolwork, athletics, social events, and college applications.

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Related Topix: Atherton, CA, Education Etc., World News, Central America

19 hrs ago | Inside Costa Rica

"La Trocha" to see 10 new bridges for $6 million over next 90 days

April 15th, 2014 The controversial border road between Costa Rica and Nicaragua which has become known as "La Trocha," will see the construction of ten bridges over the next 90 days, at a cost of nearly $6 million USD.

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Related Topix: World News, Central America, Netherlands,

20 hrs ago | Inter Press Service

Turtles Change Migration Routes Due to Climate Change

Waves and high tides are eating away at the beaches in Costa Rica's Cahuita National Park, where the vegetation is uprooted and washed into the sea.

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Related Topix: World News, Central America, Central America Travel, Travel, Costa Rica Travel

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 2-Eight dead in Valparaiso blaze, 500 houses destroyed

At least eight people were killed and 500 houses destroyed over the weekend by a fire that ripped through parts of Chilean port city Valparaiso, causing the evacuation of thousands of residents as authorities battled the blaze.

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Related Topix: Fire, South America, Chile, World News, Michelle Bachelet

The Sweet Science

Slick, Cool, Energized Vasquez Beats Felix To Kick Off PPV

In the HBO PPV opener to the Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley rematch card at the MGM Grand, Bryan Vasquez took on Jose Felix in a super feather attraction, and this was supposed to be, many thought, a steppingstone fight for the prospect Felix.

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Related Topix: World News, Central America, Mexico, Sports, Boxing, More Sports

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Travel Troubleshooter: Expedia made a goof

A few weeks before our departure, we confirmed our accommodations and rental car with Expedia.

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Related Topix: Central America, World News

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Star Online

Fire engulfs parts of Chile's Valparaiso port, 100 houses destroyed

A fire pushed by strong Pacific coast winds ripped through parts of the Chilean port city Valparaiso on Saturday, destroying at least 100 houses and causing the evacuation of thousands of residents as authorities battled the blaze.

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Related Topix: Fire, World News,

Free Republic

Nicaragua shaken by second earthquake

Just as residents of Managua were clearing up the damage from an earthquake on Thursday, a second earthquake struck Nicaragua on Friday.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Nicaragua, World News, Central America, Tsunami

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Daily Mail

Lucas Drummond, 16, plummeted to death on Costa Rica rock climbing trip

'Lucas wanted to change the world for the better': Parents' heartache after British teenager plummets to his death while leading a rock climbing trip in Costa Rica Tragic: Lucas Drummond, 16, from Hackney, north London, has plummeted to his death while leading a rock climbing expedition in Costa Rica The parents of a 16-year-old British schoolboy ... (more)

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Related Topix: Central America, World News

AlertNet

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits Nicaragua, no damage reported

A strong earthquake hit southwest Nicaragua on Friday, the second in as many days, shaking buildings in the capital Managua and as far away as San Jose in Costa Rica, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

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Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Central America, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Daily Mail

British teenager plummeted to his death while leading a rock climbing trip in Costa Rica

Moment federal agents tasered son of last Nevada rancher as critics accuse officers of acting like they're in 'Tiananmen Square' in fight over the right to graze land TEN dead - including five teens - and more than 30 injured when bus carrying high school students in California explodes into flames after it collides head-on with FedEx truck 'Reeva ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Central America, Education Etc., California

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Inside Costa Rica

US Embassy responds to Solis criticism of CAFTA on Russian TV

April 10th, 2014 The US Embassy in San JosA© responded yesterday to a television interview broadcast by Russian global broadcaster, RT, on April 8th in which president-elect Luis Guillermo Solis criticized the Free Trade Agreement between Costa Rica and the United States, known as CAFTA.

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Inside Costa Rica

New 130-slip "superyacht" marina, resort set for June groundbreaking

Developers say the Golfito Marina Village & Resort's deep-water marina will accommodate "gigayachts" up to 350 feet.

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Related Topix: Central America, World News

Inside Costa Rica

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SantamarA a, a drummer boy from the town of Alajuela, had volunteered for his country's impromptu militia; his moment of glory came when the commanding officer asked for a volunteer to set fire to El MesA3n de Guerra - the filibusters' stronghold.

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Related Topix: Central America, World News

CNN

Latin America's 10 quirkiest hotels

The Lapa's Nest Tree House in Costa Rica features rooms perched above the rainforest floor in a guanacaste tree These aren't features typically associated with hotels, but the most interesting places to stay in Latin America somehow make them work.

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Related Topix: Central America, World News, Austria, Travel

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Reuters

Bank of America to cut 3,000 support jobs across Latin America, Asia

Offices that provide technological and operational support in San Jose, Costa Rica; Guadalajara, Mexico, and Taguig City, Philippines, will be shut down, a Bank of America spokesman said in an emailed statement.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Huffington Post

Nature Preserves Can Significantly Boost The Local Economy: Study

Critics of environmentalism have often been keen to frame the issue as man vs. nature , progress vs. conservation, and economic growth vs. protecting the environment.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, World News, Central America

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Bloomberg

Costa Rica Stunned as BofA, Intel Fire 3,000 Workers

Bank of America Corp. and Intel Corp. stunned Costa Rica's government by announcing they would fire about 3,000 workers in the Central American nation just two days after the opposition won a presidential runoff.

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Related Topix: World News, Central America, Startups, Intel, Computers, Mexico, CPU, Science / Technology, US News

Sympatico Finance

Intel eliminates 1,500 jobs in Costa Rica

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Chipmaker Intel says it's eliminating 1,500 jobs from its assembly and test operation in Costa Rica.

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Related Topix: World News, Computers, PC

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