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  • Sun, 02 Aug 2015 22:18:36 +0000: Coady B. Nelson; Kentucky, 1989 – Costa Rica, 2015 - Costa Rica Star News

    “There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Nearly two months ago, deep heartbreak struck Britt Nelson at his home in Jaco Beach: The hardest part about Coady’s death, for me, was finding him dead in his bed the morning of June 8. He was just lying on his side with his head on his pillow. The TV was still on. He simply laid down and died, with me sleeping only 12 feet away in my bedroom. I freaked out…     I wept over his body while holding him in his bed....

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  • Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:00:24 +0000: Costa Rica Provides Solace for U.S. War Veterans - Costa Rica Star News

    For many decades, hundreds of military veterans from the United States have made Costa Rica their second home, and many of them have experienced the horrors of war. In Costa Rica, they hope to start a new life and alleviate their traumatic combat experience; this is a primary goal that they hope to accomplish even if they do not intend to live out the rest of their lives in our country. Costa Rica is a choice destination for U.S. veterans; this much was explained by retired U.S. Army medic John Sutherland, who lives in Grecia, a few years ago in...

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  • Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:48:16 +0000: New Mobile Messaging App Works Without Internet Connection - Costa Rica Star News

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Open Garden, the creator of FireChat, announces today the introduction of its new off-the-grid private messaging technology (OM). You can now send private messages to people anywhere, even if you aren’t connected to the Internet or to a cellular network. All communication apps today require Internet access and protocols. When Internet access or cellular phone networks are not available or congested, communications apps cannot work. But FireChat can. For the first time, people can now communicate using their smartphones without a data plan or even a network. Thanks to its peer-to-peer mesh networking...

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  • Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:24:15 +0000: Bomb Explosion in Brazil Worsens Political Crisis - Costa Rica Star News

    Sao Paulo, Jul 31 (EFE).- The think-tank led by former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva reported Friday that its headquarters was the target of “a political attack with an explosive device,” adding that “fortunately no one was hurt.” “The bomb was thrown at the building from a car,” said the note released by the think-tank that Lula founded in 2012 after the end of his second term in office. The note did not mention whether the bomb caused material damage and said that the matter has been reported to police in the city of Sao Paulo, to security...

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  • Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:27:22 +0000: New U.S. Cable TV Series Will be Filmed in Cuba - Costa Rica Star News

    Los Angeles, Aug 1 (EFE).– Spanish actor Antonio Banderas will play the lead character in the TV series “Havana Quartet,” based on the Mario Conde police procedural thrillers created by Cuban journalist Leonardo Padura, the Starz channel’s CEO Chris Albrecht announced. Banderas and Cuba’s “Magic City” author Eduardo Machado are executive producers of the series, while Machado will pen the screenplay guided by Padura’s four who-done-it novels “Pasado Perfecto,” “Vientos de Cuaresma,” “Mascaras” and “Paisaje de Otoño.” The name of the series, “Havana Quartet,” comes from the English-language versions of these four works: “Havana Blue,” “Havana Gold,” “Havana Red” and...

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