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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)

  • Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:00:00 +0000: Amid drought, Texas is fuming because Mexico isn’t sending the water it owes - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico — In 1945, President Harry S. Truman signed a treaty intended to bring fair play to the fight for water in the parched deserts of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.

    Nearly seventy years later, engineer Roberto Enriquez de la Garza stood on the lip of the Amistad dam — vultures circling overhead, grassy islands poking out of the depleted reservoir below — and explained why Mexico can’t hold up its share of the bargain.

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  • Sat, 06 Sep 2014 23:09:00 +0000: Marina Silva wanted to be a nun. Now she could be Brazil’s next president. - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    RIO DE JANEIRO — A former grass-roots environmentalist who once dreamed of becoming a nun has stormed to the forefront in Brazil’s presidential campaign, just three weeks after joining the race.

    The first round of voting is still a month away. But Marina Silva’s dramatic rise in the polls as she seeks to unseat President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party has shaken the country’s political establishment.

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  • Sat, 06 Sep 2014 11:00:00 +0000: Shadowy sale of Venezuela paper raises fears of slow-building news blackout - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    CARACAS, Venezuela — Through 15 years of roiling social change, the Venezuelan newspaper El Universal has been a go-to source for readers looking for tough coverage and criticism of the political upheavals brought by Hugo Chávez, the late president.

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  • Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:00:00 +0000: What a prostitute’s story tells us about sex and a woman’s role in the new Brazil - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    At the Livraria Cultura bookstore on Paulista Avenue, a waiter circulated with champagne on a recent Monday evening as a line formed in front of Gabriela da Silva, 22, who had come to launch her first book, “The Pleasure Is All Ours,” written under the pseudonym Lola Benvenutti.

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  • Thu, 04 Sep 2014 02:16:00 +0000: A once-proud industrial city, now a monument to Venezuela’s economic woes - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    Long before Hugo Chávez launched his socialist revolution, government planners came here to Venezuela’s eastern frontier, where the mighty Orinoco and Caroni rivers converge, and envisioned an industrial workers’ paradise.

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