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Costa Rica Star

  • Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:07:19 +0000: Baby Mauled by American Staffordshire in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News

    Red Cross rescuers and paramedics from the Fire Department in La Aurora, province of Heredia, responded to an emergency call involving a baby who was viciously attacked by an American Staffordshire terrier. According to reporter Lady Rojas of online news daily Costa Rica Hoy, the infant was rushed to the Saint Vincent Paul Hospital, which is operated by La Caja, the national public health service.   According to the report, the canine in question is a companion of the baby´s parents. Red Cross rescuer Geovanny Viquez told CRHoy.com that the baby is currently in stable condition after the mauling.  ...

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  • Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:48:35 +0000: Paul Watson and Julian Assange: Still Under Legal Siege - Costa Rica Star News

    More than two years have passed since The Costa Rica Star published an article about two controversial figures whose respective lifeworks have impacted Costa Rica and the rest of the world. The extradition requests we discussed in the article A Tale of two Extraditions: Paul Watson to Costa Rica and Julian Assange to Sweden are still in effect to this very day. In late October, journalists from the Agence France-Presse caught up with Mr. Watson in Paris, where he confirmed that he was still subject to Interpol Red Notices that would see him extradited to Costa Rica and Japan should...

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  • Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:09:27 +0000: Snakes on the Beach in Costa Rica: No Reason to Worry - Costa Rica Star News

    One of the most pristine beaches in Costa Rica is home to luxury resorts, spectacular real estate, lush vegetation, sugary sands, and yellow-bellied snakes that slither right out of the ocean and give some people a good scare. Playa Flamingo is located on the Gold Coast of Guanacaste, one of the hottest tourist spots in Costa Rica, and it is here where sightings of Pelamis platura, yellow-bellied sea snakes, have increased over the last few months. These pelagic sea snakes have been observed with greater frequency near the docks of the local Coast Guard Station Flamingo, but on more than...

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  • Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:34:46 +0000: Costa Rica Earns Medals in Mexico Amid Protests and Unrest - Costa Rica Star News

    At the Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, athletes from Costa Rica are doing their best to bring home medals and glory even as violent protests and deep civil unrest are marring the activities. There are 31 Latin American and Caribbean nations participating in this event, which is being conducted at a time when the people of Mexico are deeply unsettled about the unknown status of 43 missing students who are believed to have been kidnapped by police and turned over to a criminal gang on the alleged orders of corrupt politicians who may be involved in drug traffickiing....

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  • Sun, 16 Nov 2014 06:40:19 +0000: iPhone 6 in Costa Rica: More than 100 Purchase Options - Costa Rica Star News

    On November 14th, the Big 3 wireless service providers in Costa Rica officially began offering the long-awaited Apple iPhone 6 and the oversized iPhone 6 Plus to eager shoppers. As reported by The Costa Rica Star, the Superintendency of Telecommunications (Spanish acronym: SUTEL) recently issued technical approval of the new Apple smartphones and their operating systems, even though they were already available without calling plans through a few retailers. Now that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now available from Claro, Kolbi (ICE) and Movistar, users in Costa Rica have more than 100 purchase and calling plan combinations...

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The Americas (Washington Post)

  • Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:28:00 +0000: Mexican town watches immigration reform, thinking of relatives - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    JEREZ DE GARCIA SALINAS, MEXICO — So many people have left this quaint colonial town for their neighbor to the north that they have a saying: “If you don’t know the United States, you’re not from Jerez.”

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  • Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:21:44 +0000: Mexican politics in disarray amid case of kidnapped students - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    MEXICO CITY — One governor resigned. A state prosecutor stepped down. A mayor and his wife have been arrested, and a police chief is on the lam.

    It has been seven weeks since 43 teachers college students vanished in rural Guerrero state, but there has been no end to the political fallout. With university strikes, protest marches, roadblocks and outbreaks of vandalism, the public outrage has thrown Mexican politics — from the presidential palace to tiny town halls — into disarray.

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  • Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:30:00 +0000: Taps run dry in São Paulo drought, but water company barely shrugs - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    ATIBAIA, Brazil — Seen from a micro-light aircraft, flying low near this small town in Brazil’s interior, the scale of the water crisis blighting São Paulo, a megalopolis 40 miles away, was frighteningly clear. Four of the five reservoirs in an interlinked system that supplies 6.5 million people, more than a third of its metropolitan population, were vividly depleted. Caked red banks of exposed earth showed just how low the water levels had fallen.

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  • Tue, 18 Nov 2014 03:50:00 +0000: Colombia peace talks frozen after general’s kidnapping - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    In a sudden blow to peace talks with FARC rebels, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has broken off negotiations with the guerrillas after the kidnapping of an army general and two companions along a jungle river.

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  • Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:59:00 +0000: Outrage in Mexico over missing students broadens into fury at corruption, inequality - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    AYOTZINAPA, Mexico —On the day that pipe-wielding rioters set fire to a government accounting office and ransacked the state congress building, Felipe de la Cruz stepped to the microphone in the floodlit plaza of his missing son’s school.

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