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  • Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:08:58 +0000: Cable Operator Tigo Acquires Telecable in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News

    Tigo Star, one of the largest providers of cable television, broadband Internet and virtual telephony services in Costa Rica, has tendered an application before the Superintendence of Telecommunications (Spanish acronym: SUTEL), to acquire the assets and subscribers of Telecable, a residential and business provider that has a significant presence in the provinces of Alajuela, San Jose and Heredia.   Earlier this year, online news daily CRHoy.com reported that Tigo Star, which acquired the business of Amnet in Costa Rica, is the company with the most formal complaints filed before the SUTEL with regard to TV and broadband Internet services. Telecable, on...

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  • Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:01:51 +0000: New App to Manage Your Costa Rica Prepaid Phone from Abroad - Costa Rica Star News

    Purchasing and activating a prepaid mobile phone in Costa Rica is easy. You can even get a SIM chip activated by a street vendor without showing an identification document, and this will cost less than $4. Adding time to a prepaid mobile device in Costa Rica is also easy thanks to the numerous retail shops that either top up the balance (known as “saldo”) or sell scratch-off cards in different denominations.   Mobile air time purchases in Costa Rica usually last three months. If you take your SIM chip abroad, you can keep it alive for another 90 days by...

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  • Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:58:46 +0000: Will Britney Spears Get Engaged In Guanacaste, Costa Rica? - Costa Rica Star News

    The celebrity and tabloid gossip mill surrounding pop music diva Britney Spears is currently running at full speed as rumors about her possible engagement taking place in Costa Rica over the holidays. The extremely popular musician is reportedly dating Charlie Ebersol, a successful entertainment producer who is the son of a powerful couple in the world of television production. According to tabloid reporter Robin Leach of the Las Vegas Sun:   Websites and tabloids are predicting that it will take place during a lavish party at actor Mel Gibson’s estate in Costa Rica before the pop princess flies back to...

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  • Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:09:10 +0000: Christmas Lottery in Costa Rica: Millions are Never Claimed - Costa Rica Star News

    A cherished holiday tradition in Costa Rica consists of participating in the madness of the Gordo Navideño, which roughly translates into “Christmas Fat Cat Lottery.” For this holiday season, the jackpot prize of the lottery in Costa Rica paid a cool $10.5 million for whoever held an entero (whole lottery bill), which can be purchased on a fractional basis since each lotto bill holds 40 tickets. Each of these tickets can yield about $6,500 at today’s currency exchange rate, and about 50 percent of lucky ticket holders had already cashed in their tickets just a few days after the lottery...

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  • Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:12:51 +0000: Victory for Boxing Couple from Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News

    This weekend, the world of boxing in Costa Rica gained one world title and vacated another despite a victory in the ring. It just so happens that the boxing match action involved two boxers who are married to each other and have a precious daughter who may also train to be a fighter one day.   We are talking about Hanna Gabriel Valle, who knocked out Mexican fighter Patty Ramirez at the San Juan International Ballroom in Puerto Rico. According to Josue Alvarado of online news daily Costa Rica Hoy, the Tica boxer, who fought at the light middleweight division,...

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The Americas (Washington Post)

  • Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:09:00 +0000: A deal with Castro, for a post-Castro future - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    MEXICO CITY — Critics of President Obama’s move to normalize relations with Cuba insist it will deliver big rewards to the island’s military-led government, which controls as much as 80 percent of the economy.Read full article >>






  • Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:31:00 +0000: Castro insists Cuba won’t abandon communism despite deal with U.S. - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    MEXICO CITY — With shouts of “Viva Fidel!” Cuban President Raúl Castro said Saturday that the easing of tensions with the United States did not mean he was going to jettison the communist ideals that his brother brought to the island a half-century ago.Read full article >>






  • Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:25:00 +0000: Castro brothers’ resistance to change could test renewed U.S.-Cuba diplomacy - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    During the 47 years that he ruled the island, Fidel Castro was a dominant and near-daily presence in the lives of ordinary Cubans. He cajoled, lectured and admonished them, feuding with enemies — especially the United States — in looping, animated speeches that lasted hours. On television, on the radio and in the Communist Party newspaper Granma, he was always there, talking, talking, talking.Read full article >>






  • Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:33:00 +0000: Latin Americans praise Obama easing Cuba embargo; Colombia rebels set cease-fire - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    MONTERREY, Mexico — Latin American leaders across the political spectrum praised President Obama’s announcement on Wednesday to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, a move that could spark more investment in the Caribbean island and ease Cold War-era resentments throughout the hemisphere.Read full article >>






  • Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:30:00 +0000: Flimsy shacks and empty new apartments: Brazil’s housing crisis tears urban fabric - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    RIO DE JANEIRO — The slum is called Promised Land, a ramshackle row of earth-floored wooden shacks in Guadalupe, a western suburb of Rio de Janeiro. “Everyone lives in a hut. If you go in, you will see the inhuman conditions,” said Sheyla Durval, 58, a resident.Read full article >>






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