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Costa Rica Star

  • Thu, 29 May 2014 22:39:54 +0000: How to Avoid Personal Banking Disasters in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star news, current events, noticias de Costa Rica
    Personal banking at the large state-sponsored institutions in Costa Rica is not for the squeamish. There are many horror stories among expatriates about frozen funds, incorrect account information, blocked debit... Read more »
  • Thu, 29 May 2014 22:38:39 +0000: Where Paddling and Indulgence Meet in Jaco, Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star news, current events, noticias de Costa Rica
    When Neil, the owner of Kayak Jaco, shared with me what the sunset/ night kayak tour was all about, I told him he had me at cheese and wine. For... Read more »
  • Thu, 29 May 2014 22:38:07 +0000: Reshaping a Canadian’s Life in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star news, current events, noticias de Costa Rica
    My path crossed with Corey’s when he contacted me about an author interview for my recent release, Becoming an Expat: Costa Rica. The more I found out about Corey Coates... Read more »
  • Thu, 29 May 2014 22:37:55 +0000: A Girl Dreams of a Home and of Teaching English in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star news, current events, noticias de Costa Rica
    Sensible readers beware: The following story is a weepy. Shirley Torres Garita is a 13-year old girl who lost her legs in a terrible accident involving a truck driver whose... Read more »
  • Tue, 13 May 2014 02:18:31 +0000: Domestic Tourism Fuels Industry in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star news, current events, noticias de Costa Rica
    Ever since the collapse of the financial markets in 2008 gave way to a period of economic crisis and recession in many developed countries, tourism industry analysts in Costa Rica... Read more »

The Americas (Washington Post)

  • Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:05:00 +0000: Mexico launches new police force to guard commerce - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    MEXICO CITY — Mexican avocados, on their journey to guacamole bowls the world over, often first pass through cartel-controlled farmlands, where extortion can raise prices, drag down the economy and put farmers at risk.

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  • Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:40:00 +0000: Canadian runaway oil train disaster blamed on ‘weak safety culture,’ poor oversight - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    The runaway train that exploded in a small Quebec village last year, killing 47 people, was operated by a small regional railroad that cut corners on safety to save money, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said in its final report on the incident.

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  • Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:08:00 +0000: Kidnappings in Mexico surge to the highest number on record - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    ECATEPEC, MEXICO — The first time, after the men with police badges had lashed Adriana Carrillo’s wrists and ankles with tape, and she had spent 37 hours in the back of a Nissan, her father tossed the $12,000 ransom in a black satchel over a graffiti-strewn brick wall and brought her nightmare to its conclusion. She took three days off and then went back to work.

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  • Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000: Brazil pulled off the World Cup. But an even higher hurdle looms: the 2016 Olympics. - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    Against the odds, Brazil pulled off a successful World Cup. Stadiums were ready, if only just. Huge protests failed to materialize. Airports functioned, and the hospitality of the Brazilian people enchanted foreigners. But can the country do the same for the 2016 Summer Olympics?

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  • Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:29:00 +0000: In disappearing Mexican jungle, it’s tribes vs. biologists - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    CHAJUL, Mexico — The esteemed biologist awoke in her jungle dorm to face a midnight apparition from an almost forgotten past.

    Three men had traveled by boat up the murky Lacandon River, carrying guns and wearing the black balaclavas made famous two decades ago in a peasant rebellion born in this same rain forest. They broke through the mosquito screen into a sitting room hung with posters of dolphins and scarlet macaws. Shining a flashlight in her face, they informed Julia Carabias, a former Mexican environment secretary, that they belonged to the Zapatista Army of National Liberation and were taking her to meet their leader.

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