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  • Sun, 24 May 2015 06:56:46 +0000: Picasso Painting Fetched $179 Million at Auction - Costa Rica Star News

    New York, May 21 (EFE).- A Qatari sheikh was the buyer who paid $179.36 million for Pablo Picasso’s “Les femmes d’Alger,” making it the priciest painting ever auctioned, the daily New York Post reported Thursday. The mysterious buyer of the Spanish painter’s work was identified by the New York paper as Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, who was the prime minister of Qatar from 2007 to 2013. The painting was sold on May 11 at Christie’s auction house in New York and the anonymous buyer placed the winning bid by telephone represented by the director of the...

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  • Sun, 24 May 2015 05:18:58 +0000: New First Division Football Champion in Costa Rica: CSH - Costa Rica Star News

    The final match of the Costa Rica First Division Summer Tournament between Club Sport Herediano (CSH) and Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (LDA) resulted in CSH being crowned champions after winning by a score of 2 (3) – 2 (2) after an electrifying match that required a penalty kick shootout. Tickets for this match were completely sold out earlier this week, and thus CSH and LDA fans packed the Eladio Rosabal Cordero stadium in Heredia during a crispy night devoid of rain. As previously reported by The Costa Rica Star, the first match of this final series ended with a tied score...

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  • Sat, 23 May 2015 18:42:32 +0000: New Funding Source for Eco-Sustainable Companies in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News

    Frankfurt and San José, 05 May 2015 – eco.business Fund has lent USD 10 million to Banco Davivienda Costa Rica to support companies that follow best practices in sectors such as agriculture or fisheries. These companies are certified by entities such as FairTrade International or Rainforest Alliance. The recently launched eco.business Fund promotes the conservation of biodiversity in Latin America and the Caribbean through the provision of dedicated finance. With its interest in establishing a portfolio of agricultural clients that are leaders in the area of environmental sustainability, Banco Davivienda Costa Rica is an important anchor institution for the eco.business...

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  • Sat, 23 May 2015 18:22:27 +0000: Andrey Amador from Costa Rica is Ranked 3rd in Giro D’Italia - Costa Rica Star News

    Movistar Team climber Andrey Amador made history on Saturday as he finished 14th on the 14th stage of the Giro D’Italia, which was a time-trial race from Treviso to Valdobbiadene in the northeast region of Italy. Despite the rainy conditions, the star cyclist from Costa Rica surprised everyone as he moved to third place on the Giro, just 3:36 behind the legendary Spanish rider Alberto Contador.   According to a report by sports journalist Fanny Tayver of national newspaper La Nacion, Mr. Amador had promised the people of Costa Rica that he was in a good position to make the...

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  • Sat, 23 May 2015 17:47:57 +0000: Cartago Debuts First Smart Parking System in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News

    (SMART PARKING Press Release) On May 13, Cartago made history by following suit and becoming the first Smart City in Costa Rica with the launch of the “Cartago Historico Digital” project. The project has been developed jointly by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (Micitt) and the Municipality of Cartago with investments from US company UST Global, Public Service company Heredia (ESPH) and Spain based Sustainable Reference. It seeks to use technological advances to provide the City with access to knowledge, information, creativity and the ability to take on future challenges. Smart Parking in the City In Costa Rica...

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  • Sat, 23 May 2015 01:12:00 +0000: In El Salvador, beatification of slain archbishop reopens old wounds - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    SAN SALVADOR — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to convene in a central plaza here Saturday to celebrate the beatification of Archbishop Óscar Romero, 35 years after he was shot in the heart while celebrating Mass.Read full article >>







  • Fri, 22 May 2015 22:09:00 +0000: Officials: Mexico shootout leaves dozens dead - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    MEXICO CITY — A shootout between members of a powerful drug cartel and Mexican security forces in the western state of Michoacan left at least 40 people dead Friday, according to Mexican officials.The violence unfolded in the morning near the town of Tanhuato, along Michoacan’s border with the state of Jalisco, a troubled region where two drug cartels have waged a long-running battle and where attacks against Mexican authorities have recently spiked.Read full article >>







  • Sun, 17 May 2015 23:41:00 +0000: El Salvador is on pace to become the hemisphere’s most deadly nation - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    SAN SALVADOR — Most nights now, men in black masks are sweeping through this city, house to house, rousting shirtless boys from their mattresses, shining flashlights across their torsos, looking for tattoos. Read full article >>







  • Fri, 15 May 2015 23:00:00 +0000: Polluted waters could force Rio de Janeiro to move 2016 Olympic races - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    RIO DE JANEIRO — The site chosen for the finals of next summer’s Olympic sailing races could not be more spectacular. Located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay, at the foot of Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf Mountain, in full view of the crowds on Flamengo Beach, it is one of the most scenic places on the planet. Read full article >>







  • Wed, 06 May 2015 01:39:00 +0000: The Cuban town Mr. Hershey built - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    HERSHEY, Cuba — Along the coastal highway 30 miles east of Havana, the road signs point to a turnoff for Camilo Cienfuegos City. It doesn’t exist. At least not by that name. “AIR-shee” is what everyone still calls it. Hershey. That much remains.Read full article >>






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