Costa Rica Star
- Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:04:06 +0000: Mexican Day of the Dead to be Featured in New James Bond Film - Costa Rica Star News
Mexico City, Mar 28 (EFE).- Day of the Dead symbols, including skulls, skeletons and altars to be used in the opening scene of “Spectre,” the latest installment in the James Bond spy saga, have taken over the Mexican capital’s downtown area in recent days. Daniel Craig, who plays the world’s most famous secret agent, and other cast members have spent the past several days in the streets surrounding Mexico City’s massive Zocalo main square, where some scenes were shot on Friday. “We’re here today to honor the country of Mexico, the art of Mexico, the celebration of the Day of...
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- Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:48:27 +0000: Police Raid Nightclub in San Jose; Couple Arrested for “Pimping” - Costa Rica Star News
Last week, agents from the Office of Judicial Investigations (Spanish initials: OIJ) in San Jose conducted a nighttime raid on a cabaret that allegedly provided more than just erotic dancing. According to a press release by the OIJ, the establishment also served as a den of prostitution, and a couple reportedly derived proceeds from each sexual transaction that transpired therein. The law enforcement operation took place at around 10:30 pm on a busy Friday night. The agents had reportedly received information from a confidential informant that indicated that prostitutes engaged in sexual acts with their clients right in the nightclub,...
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- Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:51:50 +0000: Costa Rica is Not Alone in Producing 100% Clean Energy - Costa Rica Star News
One of the most talked-about headlines coming from Costa Rica in recent days is an announcement from the Ministry of the Environment and the national electricity monopoly ICE. The announcement explains that electricity generation thus far this year has been realized without resorting to fossil fuels, which means it mostly came from hydroelectric plants and wind turbine farms. This is great news; however, Costa Rica is not alone in this regard. As you can glean from the press release below, a Caribbean nation was ahead of our country in the clean energy production game: By RP Siegel (3BL Media/Justmeans) -...
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- Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:04:08 +0000: Manuel Antonio is a Prime Sports Tourism Destination - Costa Rica Star News
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 – Tulemar Resort, located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, is excited to welcome the semi-final round of the National Beach Volleyball Championships to nearby Manuel Antonio beach from March 28th to the 29th. Clubs from all around the Central American country will be traveling to represent their towns and compete for a spot in the National Championships on the beach. The tournament is the latest sports tourism event to take place in Manuel Antonio. The area has been becoming more and more of a destination for events similar to the National Beach...
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- Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:30:25 +0000: Should the US Eliminate Its Military Presence in Latin America? - Costa Rica Star News
By Jesus Sanchis Moscardo Quito, Mar 27 (EFE).- The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations, or Unasur, considers it opportune to “make use of the (April 10-11) Summit of the Americas to reassess relations between the United States and South America.” In an interview with Efe, former Colombian President Ernesto Samper said it would be a worthwhile item on the agenda of the summit, whose expectations now largely center on an eventual meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro. Aside from media interest in the presence of Obama and Castro, Samper said, analyzing the...
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The Americas (Washington Post)
- Fri, 13 Mar 2015 21:22:00 +0000: Facing new test, Cuba’s revolution circles back - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
HAVANA — At the gates of the city’s largest cemetery, a feverish 34-year-old Fidel Castro was rallying rifle-toting militiamen to battle. It was April 16, 1961. The Bay of Pigs invasion was underway. The Americans were behind it. Read full article >>
- Wed, 11 Mar 2015 22:51:25 +0000: New U.S. sanctions lost in Venezuela’s translation - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
By targeting top Venezuelan officials this week with new sanctions, the Obama administration said it wanted to send a strong message in defense of human rights and democracy.The message that got through may have been a little stronger than intended.Read full article >>
- Wed, 11 Mar 2015 07:30:00 +0000: Mexican kids held for months as punishment for border-crossing - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
LAREDO, Tex. — Last spring, as Central American children flooded into Texas in a way he had never seen in his three-decade career, Border Patrol agent Robert Harris decided to experiment. His intelligence analysts estimated that 78 percent of the guides smuggling other migrants were Mexicans younger than 18 — teenagers often hired or conscripted by drug cartels that knew they would not be prosecuted if caught — and he wanted to attack this loophole.Read full article >>
- Mon, 09 Mar 2015 23:26:00 +0000: White House steps up sanctions against Venezuelans - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
The United States deepened its dispute with Venezuela on Monday, blocking the U.S. assets and property of seven Venezuelan officials, prohibiting Americans from doing business with them and barring them from U.S. entry.Read full article >>
- Sat, 07 Mar 2015 08:30:00 +0000: Police in Brazilian city aided revenge killings, report says - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
TERRA FIRME, BELEM, Brazil — The corner where 16-year-old Eduardo Chaves was killed is just a few hundreds yards from a center that is a police station and a community center in this bustling slum. But no police intervened on Nov. 4 when he was executed by a convoy of masked men on motorbikes and in cars. He was one of 10 boys and young men gunned down that night.Read full article >>