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  • Thu, 29 May 2014 22:39:54 +0000: How to Avoid Personal Banking Disasters in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star news, current events, noticias de Costa Rica
    Personal banking at the large state-sponsored institutions in Costa Rica is not for the squeamish. There are many horror stories among expatriates about frozen funds, incorrect account information, blocked debit... Read more »
  • Thu, 29 May 2014 22:38:39 +0000: Where Paddling and Indulgence Meet in Jaco, Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star news, current events, noticias de Costa Rica
    When Neil, the owner of Kayak Jaco, shared with me what the sunset/ night kayak tour was all about, I told him he had me at cheese and wine. For... Read more »
  • Thu, 29 May 2014 22:38:07 +0000: Reshaping a Canadian’s Life in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star news, current events, noticias de Costa Rica
    My path crossed with Corey’s when he contacted me about an author interview for my recent release, Becoming an Expat: Costa Rica. The more I found out about Corey Coates... Read more »
  • Thu, 29 May 2014 22:37:55 +0000: A Girl Dreams of a Home and of Teaching English in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star news, current events, noticias de Costa Rica
    Sensible readers beware: The following story is a weepy. Shirley Torres Garita is a 13-year old girl who lost her legs in a terrible accident involving a truck driver whose... Read more »
  • Tue, 13 May 2014 02:18:31 +0000: Domestic Tourism Fuels Industry in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star news, current events, noticias de Costa Rica
    Ever since the collapse of the financial markets in 2008 gave way to a period of economic crisis and recession in many developed countries, tourism industry analysts in Costa Rica... Read more »

The Americas (Washington Post)

  • Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:22:00 +0000: The Mexican drug lord Chapo Guzman is in prison. But he might live by his own rules. - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    MEXICO CITY — Lawyers who visit their clients in the Altiplano, Mexico’s highest-security prison, say they must leave behind their wallets, pens, tie clips, shoelaces. They complain that guards check inside the men’s underwear and women must take off their bras.

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  • Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000: Ellis Island in reverse: Where deportees go when they get home to Guatemala - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    GUATEMALA CITY — On the edge of the airport here is a one-story structure, the first stop for tens of thousands of migrants sent back from the United States. It’s like a reverse Ellis Island.

    Inside, government officials representing dozens of agencies patiently await planeloads of Guatemalans. Two banks are available to exchange U.S. dollars or Mexican pesos for quetzals, the local currency. A doctor stands ready in a clinic to help migrants with injuries.

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  • Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:18:00 +0000: Enrique Zileri, influential editor of Peruvian magazine Caretas, dies at 83 - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    Enrique Zileri, a preeminent Latin American journalist and scourge of a succession of repressive Peruvian governments during his decades at the helm of Caretas, his county’s top newsmagazine, died Aug. 24 at a hospital in Lima. He was 83.

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  • Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:05:00 +0000: Mexico launches new police force to guard commerce - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    MEXICO CITY — Mexican avocados, on their journey to guacamole bowls the world over, often first pass through cartel-controlled farmlands, where extortion can raise prices, drag down the economy and put farmers at risk.

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  • Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:40:00 +0000: Canadian runaway oil train disaster blamed on ‘weak safety culture,’ poor oversight - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    The runaway train that exploded in a small Quebec village last year, killing 47 people, was operated by a small regional railroad that cut corners on safety to save money, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said in its final report on the incident.

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