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Costa Rica (Tico Times)

  • Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:37:35 +0000: By: Thomas Hodgson - Comments on: A new era begins
    I have been trying so hard to like this new format. Have to say, after weeks of trying, that I hope you'll stop this nonsense, and go for a page and design that is not so minimalist. I have in the past often made an example of "amcostarica" website, calling it the "ugliest newspaper web page in the world". I am sorry to say thatn in terms of readability and acessible information, amc is now better than the tico times. You're still not as ugly as amc, but you're nowhere near as usable. This format, for me, and I suspect for others, will be the death of you.
  • Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:56:32 +0000: By: thomas hodgson - Comments on: A new era begins
    Here is a newspaper website that actually works. http://www.mvtimes.com/marthas-vineyard/news/
  • Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:53:42 +0000: By: thomas hodgson - Comments on: A new era begins
    An interesting article on fonts and design... http://thenextweb.com/dd/2013/12/23/science-behind-fonts-make-feel/#!sVuGu
  • Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:18:37 +0000: By: Robert m smith - Comments on: A new era begins
    This new format is hideous! I have done the crossword since 1997 now you say no more. I will no longer be a reader. Good luck, Bob
  • Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:03:32 +0000: By: Joe in north carolina - Comments on: A new era begins
    I love the TT and, like most, have my favorite writers. I think I am shocked by all the changes. Perhaps they are necessary, but... Why not retain/ go back to the old logo as a sign of some continuity with the past while you work the other glitches out? Also while in Costa Rica, I would like to access a useful calendar of events, movies, and organizations with their addresses and phone numbers in a useable form. Does that sounds like the old TT? If this is just a platform for advertising "hits" you are going to lose a lot of fans.

The Americas (Washington Post)

  • Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:51:00 +0000: The fracking divide: Mexico’s oil frontier beckons U.S. drillers in wake of new law - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    BATIAL-1 WELL, Mexico — The geological marvel known to Texas oilmen as the Eagle Ford Shale Play is buried deep underground, but at night you can see its outline from space in a twinkling arc that sweeps south of San Antonio toward the Rio Grande.

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  • Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:14:58 +0000: Magnitude-7.2 earthquake strikes central, southern Mexico - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    ACAPULCO, Mexico — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.

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  • Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:03:00 +0000: Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize-winning explorer of myth and reality, dies at 87 - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel Prize-winning Colombian writer who immersed the world in the powerful currents of magic realism, creating a literary style that blended reality, myth, love and loss in a series of emotionally rich novels that made him one of the most revered and influential writers of the 20th century, died April 17 at his home in Mexico City. He was 87.

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  • Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:52:00 +0000: Fighting breaks out in Rio de Janeiro as police move to clear 5,000 squatters from buildings - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Squatters occupying a complex of abandoned buildings in Rio de Janeiro clashed with police Friday after a court ruling that allowed the premises to be cleared.

    Hundreds of police moved into the area early in the morning, and Brazilian media reported that most of the 5,000 squatters left peacefully. But fighting soon broke out when some of the residents began throwing rocks at the police, who responded by firing rubber bullets, tear gas and percussion grenades.

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  • Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:19:00 +0000: For Venezuela opposition, meeting with President Maduro could further expose rifts - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan opposition leaders began a late-night meeting with President Nicolás Maduro and his cabinet Thursday in a possible first step toward ending two months of anti-government protests and street clashes that have left at least 41 dead.

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