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  • 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)

  • 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

    RIO DE JANEIRO — 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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  • Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000: Young migrants stuck in limbo on Mexican border - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    REYNOSA, Mexico — Susanna Torres was a dimple-cheeked preteen living lonely with her stepmother in El Salvador — her father had disappeared, her mother was on Long Island, N.Y. — when she hatched her plan.

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  • Fri, 20 Jun 2014 03:18:00 +0000: Wave of Central American migrants strains Border Patrol, reducing number of drug busts - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    MCALLEN, Tex. — With the Border Patrol distracted by a surge of Central American migrants crossing into south Texas, Mexican cartels have had an easier time smuggling illegal drugs across the border, according to agents and state officials here.

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  • Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000: World Cup fans find many alternatives to Brazil’s expensive hotels - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    RECIFE, Brazil — They came in a convoy, more than 3,000 Chileans in cars, motor homes and trailers who traveled for days across the Andes and Argentina to Brazil to support their beloved national team in the World Cup.

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