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  • Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:30:34 +0000: CSUCI students are in Costa Rica checking crocodile population - Costa Rica Star News

    Professor Donald Rodriguez from the California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI), is leading a team of 20 students in a ten-day trip in Costa Rica with the objective of mapping the locations of crocodiles with the help of a drone. Crocodiles in the Pacific of Costa Rica have become numerous, sometimes presenting a threat to humans, and this trip is precisely part of a larger project that hopes to keeping reptiles and humans at a safe distance from one other. According to the Ventura County Star news site, “The state-of-the-art technology being used on the study trip came from CSUCI...

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  • Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:19:25 +0000: Foreigner Killed in Drive-by Shooting in Quepos, Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News

    By Wendy Anders At dawn on Saturday, judicial investigative police (OIJ) from Aguirre and Parrita in Puntarenas province began investigations into the death of a Panamanian man shot dead near entrance to Portalón, Quepos in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific region. The 37-year old Bartley received several gunshot injuries in different parts of his body while driving around 1:00 a.m. from Quepos, outside Manuel Antonio National Park, south towards Dominical, a favorite Pacific surf spot, said police. Two people accompanying the Panamanian were wounded in the shooting, a 20-year-old named Alfaro, who had at least seven gunshot wounds, and a 23-year-old...

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  • Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:15:16 +0000: Costa Ricans Don’t Get Much Burger for Their Buck (Colón) - Costa Rica Star News

    By Wendy Anders The annual Big Mac Index published by The Economist revealed its most recent data on the fast food product Thursday. And, not surprisingly, here in Costa Rica, we pay a relatively high price for McDonald’s emblematic meal. According to the index, a big mac in Costa Rica costs 2,250 colones, which is $4.06 at the current exchange rate of 554.33 colones to the U.S. dollar. This makes Costa Rica the 4th most expensive place in Latin America to indulge in the golden arches’ double decker burger. The Economist says its index is based on the theory of...

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  • Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:00:51 +0000: Obama expects Trump to respect new migration pact with Cuba - Costa Rica Star News

    Part of President Barack Obama’s motivation in ending a practice that gave undocumented Cuban migrants who reached US soil the right to remain appears to have been a desire to discourage Donald Trump from reversing the process of normalization with Cuba. Trump, who takes office Jan. 20, “will notice that the steps we’ve taken (with Cuba) make sense, they are serving our interests,” Obama adviser Mark Feierstein said Friday in an interview with EFE. Feierstein, the National Security Council director for Latin America, said he was confident that the Trump administration would maintain the “great majority” of the accords reached...

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  • Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:47:54 +0000: UK Residents Can Win Trip to Costa Rica in Photo Competition  - Costa Rica Star News

    By Wendy Anders The Guardian’s recently announced 2017 travel photography competition gives readers the chance to win a fantastic 16-night wildlife holiday for two to Costa Rica with Exodus Travels – and see the photos from the trip published in Guardian Travel, reported the U.K. paper Friday. Guardian Travel’s monthly readers’ photography competition is an opportunity for amateurs and professionals alike to share their journeys around the world, and have their work showcased in a monthly online gallery. The winner of each month’s competition (who must be a UK resident) will receive a £200 voucher to be redeemed against an...

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