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  • Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:50:55 +0000: Statement by President Solis of Costa Rica at CELAC - Costa Rica Star News

    “Diversity in reflection; unity in action. These, dear friends, must be our greatest strength and the joint effort that must guide our community.” Such was the statement by Luis Guillermo Solis, President of the Republic of Costa Rica, during the opening ceremony of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), one of the most powerful blocs in the Americas.   Although the III CELAC Summit has been going on since January 24th, it culminates in the next couple of days with meetings involving the various Heads of State of the Latin America and Caribbean regions. Two of the...

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  • Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:17:44 +0000: Costa Rica According to a Young Canadian Expat - Costa Rica Star News

    It is no surprise that many expatriate families arrive in Costa Rica with high expectations of experiencing a greater quality of life, at least better than in the communities they left behind. We often get to learn about the expat experience from the adults and heads of families, but what about their children? What are their expectations and reactions about being away from home and moving to Costa Rica. Lisa Vexler of the The Family Freedom Project: A Step-By-Step Guide to Living Abroad with Kids, has taken the time to ask important questions to expat children about their lives in...

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  • Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:52:52 +0000: Roller Coaster Fun in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News

    Many of the roller coaster attractions at the Parque Nacional de Diversiones (National Amusement Park) in Costa Rica have already thrilled and entertained thousands of riders in other countries. Such is the case of Boomerang, a thrilling roller coaster designed and built by the dependable Dutch firm Vekoma. Boomerang was rescued from Playcenter, a Brazilian amusement park located in the outskirts of the gargantuan metropolis of Sao Paulo. Sadly, Playcenter stopped operating after nearly 40 years, and many Brazilian fans hoped that Boomerang would be relocated within their country. Sadly for them, but to the advantage of Costa Rica, the...

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  • Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:23:12 +0000: Luxury Housing Solutions in Alajuela, Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News

    The latest trend in luxury real estate solutions in Costa Rica is no longer confined to the Central Pacific Coast or the western portion of the Greater San Jose Metropolitan Area (Spanish initials: GAM). The city of Alajuela and its surrounding communities are the new destinations for well-to-do Ticos and expats who are in the market for upscale homes. According to a new press release published by business news daily La Republica, Grupo Faro is currently developing two luxury neighborhoods located close to the revitalized Downtown Alajuela and the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO).   Colinas del Viento (Windy Hills) The...

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  • Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:44:04 +0000: Three Vacation Ideas for Costa Rica in 2015 - Costa Rica Star News

    San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) January 27, 2015 – The New Year has just begun, and GetAways Resort Management knows that this means a number of travelers have already started planning their next memorable getaway experience. Each and every traveler looks for different things to make their vacations memorable. For those who love adventure, the great outdoors and exploration, Costa Rica is the ideal choice for a vacation getaway. When they visit Costa Rica, travelers can stay at the stunning Pueblo Real, and enjoy all the activities that the area has to offer them. Here, GetAways Resort Management shares some...

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The Americas (Washington Post)

  • Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:40:00 +0000: In Argentina, distrust over president’s move to abolish intelligence agency - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    BUENOS AIRES — They use fake names, drive cars with false documents, carry unregistered guns.They work for an agency with a broad mandate, like a mix of the FBI and the CIA, with a secret budget and vague objectives that allow them to investigate almost anything. Decades after the most notorious abuses during Argentina’s dirty war, the spy service here has yet to shed its bad reputation.Read full article >>






  • Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:01:00 +0000: Fidel Castro gives cautious nod to efforts to restore U.S.-Cuban diplomatic relations - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    HAVANA — Fidel Castro broke a long and speculation-inducing public silence over his country’s steps to mend ties with the United States, saying he still distrusts Washington but offering a qualified endorsement of the landmark diplomatic outreach.Read full article >>






  • Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:30:00 +0000: Fear of immigration policy change triggers new wave of Cuban migrants - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    HAVANA — President Obama’s opening to Cuba has accelerated a surge in Cuban migration to the United States, the latest U.S. statistics show, as many on the island grow worried that America’s long-standing immigration benefits for Cubans are now in jeopardy.Read full article >>
  • Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:44:11 +0000: Paraguay tries to stop execution of woman in China - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    BEIJING — Rosalia Amarilla stepped into the international terminal of Beijing’s cavernous main airport on the afternoon of July 24, 2012, with more than 7 pounds of cocaine stuffed into her underwear and bra.Read full article >>






  • Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:39:00 +0000: U.S., Cuba find ‘profound differences’ in first round of talks - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    HAVANA — The Cuban and American delegations sat at parallel tables, eight wary diplomats on each side, facing each other across a distance of about six feet and a gulf filled with more than a half-century of grievances.Read full article >>






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