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- Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:15:31 +0000: Swimming Pool Accident Claims Life of U.S. Child in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News
A five-year old boy from the United States tragically lost his life while on a family vacation in Costa Rica. According to a news report filed by Patricia Durán of daily tabloid Diario Extra, the unfortunate incident occurred in a rural hotel located about 13 kilometers away from the town of Buena Vista, in the Liberia canton of Guanacaste. The news report explains that the boy had been actively playing near the swimming pool when he decided to plunge into the swimming pool during a hot, sunny day. Red Cross paramedics mentioned that the child struck his head against a...
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- Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:01:57 +0000: Rafael Nadal Advances to Argentina Open Semifinals - Costa Rica Star News
Buenos Aires, Feb 28 (EFE).- Spain’s Rafael Nadal played at his highest level to rout Argentine Federico Delbonis 6-1, 6-1 and advance to the semifinals of the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires. The top seed at this clay-court event needed just an hour and two minutes to defeat his 59th-ranked opponent on Friday night, using his full arsenal of shots and striking the ball with power, heavy spin and accuracy in dominating the match from start to finish. “As a Spaniard, I want to say it’s very emotional to win in a friendly country like Argentina. This is a crowd...
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- Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:46:52 +0000: “Perfect” GMO Apples Will Reach the U.S. Market Next Year - Costa Rica Star News
By Elvira Palomo. Washington, Feb 24 (EFE).- Genetically modified apples that do not brown will be available in U.S. grocery stores by 2015 with the expectation that waste will be curtailed and sales will expand, despite criticism of altered foods by some groups. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said that, after rigorous scientific reviews, it determined that the varieties developed by Canada’s Okanagan Specialty Fruits were “unlikely to pose a plant pest risk to agriculture” and were “not likely to have a significant impact on the human environment,” and would allow its cultivation in the United States. The Arctic Granny...
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- Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:23:46 +0000: Google Invests in Tech Education for Latin America - Costa Rica Star News
Mexico City, Feb 26 (EFE).- Google will invest $1 million to support educational initiatives aimed at narrowing the “digital divide” in Latin America, company executive Adriana Noreña told Efe. Funds will go to three non-governmental organizations promoting digital education in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, Noreña said by telephone from the Mexican resort town of Merida, where she traveled to take in the 4th Annual Latin American Impact Investment Forum. The initiatives will focus on young people and women, segments that Google – which has a Latin American regional headquarters in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte – has identified as...
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- Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:12:01 +0000: Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek’s Spock Fame Dies in Bel Air - Costa Rica Star News
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (EFE).- Actor Leonard Nimoy, who played the extraterrestrial Mr. Spock in the sci-fi TV series and movie saga “Star Trek,” died Friday at his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his family said. He was 83. Nimoy announced he was suffering from the lung disease in 2014, and blamed it on his years of smoking. “I quit smoking 30 years ago. Not soon enough,” he said on Twitter. “Grandpa says, quit now!!” Born on March 26, 1931, in Boston, he came an icon of pop culture as Mr. Spock from the...
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The Americas (Washington Post)
- Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:02:03 +0000: Cuba says terror list, banking issues are blocking better ties with the U.S. - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
HAVANA — With the United States and Cuba set to resume talks Friday in Washington on the restoration of diplomatic relations, a senior Cuban official said his government wants to be removed from the U.S. list of terrorism-sponsoring nations and to be able to reopen U.S. bank accounts in order for the process to move forward.Read full article >>
- Sat, 21 Feb 2015 03:17:00 +0000: Venezuelans on edge after Caracas mayor arrested on ‘endless coup’ claim - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
Venezuela’s turbulent politics appear headed for a new phase of confrontation a day after intelligence agents stormed the offices of the Caracas mayor, Antonio Ledezma, seizing the opposition leader for his alleged role in what President Nicolás Maduro called an “endless coup.”Read full article >>
- Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:44:00 +0000: Amid twists in Argentine prosecutor case, thousands stage protests - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
BUENOS AIRES — A month after prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his bathroom, thousands of Argentines marched Wednesday evening to protest the unsolved mystery and criticize the government’s handling of the case.Read full article >>
- Sun, 15 Feb 2015 00:38:33 +0000: Plot to kill people at a Halifax mall is thwarted, Canadian police say - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
TORONTO — They planned to meet in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and go to a mall. There, they would pull out their guns and carry out a murderous Valentine’s Day rampage before killing themselves.That is the plot Canadian police said Saturday that they foiled with the arrest of two suspects and the death of another.Read full article >>
- Fri, 13 Feb 2015 02:32:00 +0000: Brazil’s ruling party wonders how it lost its populist touch - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — The chant went up from the Workers’ Party faithful: “Lula, warrior of the Brazilian people!” Brazil’s popular former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was getting up on the stage here to cap the celebration of his party’s 35 years of existence. Read full article >>