Costa Rica Star
- Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:53:18 +0000: Britt Nelson: Political revolution in full swing as Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire - Costa Rica Star News
Cheers could be heard loud and clear in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica, Tuesday night as the first votes were being counted in the USA’s New Hampshire presidential primary.
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- Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:30:02 +0000: Compliance Attorney from Costa Rica Joins Regional Bayer Office - Costa Rica Star News
Arias & Muñoz, a prestigious law firm located in San José, congratulates Dr. Alejandra Castro Bonilla on her new position as Head of Legal, Patents & Compliance with Bayer Central America and The Caribbean, a regional operation of global Life Sciences giant Bayer AG. This regional office, serving the needs of Central America and the Caribbean is located in Escazú, Costa Rica. Bayer Central America and The Caribbean represents Consumer Health, Pharmaceuticals and CropScience. Ms. Castro Bonilla has built a distinguished reputation as a leading intellectual property attorney in Costa Rica and Central America during her tenure with the respected...
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- Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:25:39 +0000: Thousands of people are receiving contaminated water in Guanacaste: official - Costa Rica Star News
As the result of the over-exploitation of aquifers throughout the northwestern province of Guanacaste, thousands of people are receiving water that has been salinized to the point it is no longer fit for human consumption
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- Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:00:25 +0000: Negative Outlook for Bonds of Major Banks in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News
New York, February 09, 2016 — Moody’s Investors Service has today changed the outlook on the long-term local currency deposit and foreign currency deposit and senior unsecured debt ratings of Banco Nacional de Costa Rica (BNCR) and Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) to negative from stable. At the same time, Moody’s affirmed the banks’ long and short-term local currency deposit ratings at Ba1/Not Prime, as well as the foreign currency deposit ratings at Ba2/Not Prime and the foreign currency senior debt ratings at Ba1. The rating action follows Moody’s outlook change on Costa Rica’s Ba1 government bond rating to negative...
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- Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:00:26 +0000: Bartender Allegedly Sold Cocaine at Backpacker Nightspot - Costa Rica Star News
Agents from the Office of Judicial Investigation (Spanish initials: OIJ) arrested a bartender in Playa Sámara, province of Guanacaste, and charged him with dealing drugs at a popular beachfront bar frequented by North American expats, tourists and backpackers. According to a news report published by Andres Rojas Solano of daily tabloid Diario Extra, the arrest took place at Bar Olas, located about two blocks west of the Fuerza Publica precinct serving Playa Sámara. The bartender has been identified by the last names Ortiz Rodriguez, and he hails from the Caribbean region of Costa Rica. Not much information has been provided...
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The Americas (Washington Post)
- Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:24:56 +0000: Zika prompts urgent debate about abortion in Latin America - The Americas
The virus, blamed for fetal deformities, is spreading throughout a region known for its restrictive laws.
- Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:17:52 +0000: Scientists discover Zika virus is ‘active’ in saliva and urine - The Americas
Authorities say more studies are needed to discover whether Zika can spread by contact such as kissing.
- Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:29:09 +0000: In Zika-stricken Brazil, a Carnival of flesh and feasting — for the mosquitoes - The Americas
Scenes of revelry highlight the challenge of a Zika “emergency” that doesn’t quite feel like one.
- Fri, 05 Feb 2016 01:31:20 +0000: Brazil pushes back at Zika critics, finds new evidence of link to birth defect - The Americas
The government has been criticized for not providing samples of the virus for international research.
- Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:23:21 +0000: Colombia is preparing for peace. So are its drug traffickers. - The Americas
If FARC guerrillas accept a peace deal, the fight over the country’s cocaine business may escalate.