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- Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:49:58 +0000: Former President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla Named Vice-President of World Leadership Alliance – Madrid Club - Costa Rica Star News
SOURCE: CLUBMADRID.ORG Former President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, has been appointed to be new Vice President of the World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM). This organization is the largest forum of democratically elected former presidents and PMs working to encourage democracy, its institutions and values all over the world. Chinchilla, who was the first woman to become President of Costa Rica, is standing in for Jorge Quiroga, former President of Bolivia. She will share the presidency with Cassam Uteem, former President of Mauritius. Since 2013 the current President of the WLA-CdM is Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former President of...
- Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:17:56 +0000: Tom Pages Takes The Win at X-Knights 2018 in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News
Frenchman Tom Pages was crowned king of the twelfth edition of the X-Knights 2018 in Costa Rica. The X-Knights is the most important freestyle motocross event in the region, it took place this Saturday, March 17 at the National Stadium in La Sabana, San Jose. Pages is one of the most popular riders, famous for his unique tricks and style; Pages had been absent of the last two editions of this event due to injuries, but came back to demonstrate his level and ability with tricks such as the double front flip never before seen in the country. Pages was...
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- Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:57:13 +0000: Fishermen of Puntarenas Will Protest This Monday Annulment of Trawling Permits - Costa Rica Star News
Fishermen of Puntarenas plan to protest this Monday, March 19 against the resolution of the Constitutional Chamber which annulled the trawling permits that had been issued by Costa Rican Fisheries and Aquaculture Institute (Incopesca). The group has stated their protests will be pacific, they will gather outside the Legislative Assembly in San Jose and also in the streets of Caldera in Puntarenas starting at 8 a.m. Last week the Constitutional Chamber declared the agreement of Incopesca in which they extended new trawling permits, null. Back in 2013 the Constitutional Chamber had made clear its position by forbidding the renovation or...
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- Sun, 18 Mar 2018 03:36:03 +0000: Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica Could Present Another Strombolian Eruption Soon - Costa Rica Star News
The Observatory of Volcanic and Seismic Activity in Costa Rica (OVSICORI) gave an update on the status of the Turrialba Volcano, confirming that in the past three days there have been no more ash emissions but it is emitting a passive but important flow of magmatic gases at high temperatures of 600⁰-800⁰C (1112⁰-1472⁰F). These gases originate from a body of magma reach in volatiles “which suggests that the volcanic system is open enough to allow the flow of matter and heat to the surface. The flow of heat of this shallow magma heats the rocks surrounding the volcanic conducts and...
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- Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:28:07 +0000: Watch the Devil Rays as They “Fly” out of the Waters of Costa Rica’s South Pacific - Costa Rica Star News
Image for illustration purposes (Jumping sting rays in Santa Elena, Guanacaste. Photo BY: Luciano Capelli) Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort located in Drake Bay, Osa Península in the South Pacific of Costa Rica, posted the following video of a group of Devil Rays as they jump and “fly” out of the water in what is a beautiful and unique spectacle. It is not uncommon to see groups of devil rays doing acrobatics in the air. Although marine biologists are not 100% sure why the devil rays do this there are several theories, some believe that they jump to...
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The Americas (Washington Post)
- : Peru’s president defends his record ahead of impeachment hearing - The Americas
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was questioned by a congressional committee investigating corruption; he faces a vote in the full Congress next week.
- : After Trump’s misleading remarks to Trudeau, Canada restates the facts - The Americas
Canadians played it cool after Trump boasted about making up a claim about trade.
- : In Brazil, nostalgia grows for the dictatorship — not the brutality, but the law and order - The Americas
A rising number of Brazilians see temporary military control as a fix for spiraling urban crime and widespread political corruption.
- : Colombia looks to become the world’s supplier of legal pot - The Americas
Since commercial medical marijuana was greenlighted, corporations are set to emerge as the country’s new drug kingpins.
- : A top U.S. diplomat in Latin America leaves in protest, swelling an exodus - The Americas
John Feeley, who resigned as ambassador to Panama, has come to symbolize a string of departing disillusioned diplomats.