Costa Rica Star
- Sun, 01 May 2016 15:56:13 +0000: Hatred and Violence Tarnish the U.S. Elections Process - Costa Rica Star News
By Britt Nelson The dark side of politics reared its ugly head Thursday night during a political rally in California for New York Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump – massive police presence in riot gear, cops on horseback, a smashed police car, hatred on display in the streets, violence everywhere, shouting and fighting resulting in 20 arrests. Welcome to California. Politics is volatile and mixed with emotions based on beliefs of a better world, but for who and whose world at what cost? The several hundred anti-Trump protesters appeared to be organized with a goal of disrupting the rally and...
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- Sun, 01 May 2016 15:32:37 +0000: Dental Restoration Follow-Up Visits in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News
Veneers, bridges, crowns, implants, and full mouth restorations are among the most popular procedures sought by dental tourists in Costa Rica. Depending on the treatment plan formulated by dentists, patients may be expected to return to the clinic for one or more follow-up visits in the days immediately after the procedure; but what happens when they fly back to their countries? A tenet of dentistry is that all patients should perform daily oral hygiene that should be complemented with one or two annual visits to the clinic. This is a lifelong process for natural teeth, and a recent article published...
- Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:10:27 +0000: The Three Pillars of Dental Health in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News
For all the convenience and affordability of dental tourism in Costa Rica, the best you can hope for with regard to your oral health is that you will never require a major procedure done. Most of the patients who visit New Smile Dental Group, a San Jose clinic that specializes in dental tourism, come to Costa Rica to get procedures to improve their oral health. Popular belief is that dental tourism is an exercise in narcissism; nothing can be further from the truth. The fact is that most dental tourists do not come to Costa Rica for cosmetic dentistry procedures; the...
- Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:26:14 +0000: Denied: U.S. Aircraft Carrier Cannot Enter Hong Kong Port - Costa Rica Star News
Washington, Apr 30 (EFE).– China has denied a U.S. aircraft carrier and other ships entry to a Hong Kong port, a Pentagon spokesman told CNN. “We were recently informed that a request for a port visit by a U.S. carrier strike group, including the USS John C. Stennis and accompanying vessels, to Hong Kong was denied,” Cmdr. Bill Urban said Friday. “We have a long track record of successful port visits to Hong Kong, including with the current visit of the (command ship) USS Blue Ridge, and we expect that will continue,” he said, adding that for the moment the...
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- Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:13:38 +0000: 33 Lions Rescued During Circus Raids in Colombia and Peru - Costa Rica Star News
Lima, Apr 30 (EFE).– A group of more than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia have departed this capital for a natural sanctuary in South Africa, an operation known as “Spirit of Freedom” that was organized by the British-based non-governmental organization Animal Defenders International. “Simba is sleeping. The ‘Spirit of Freedom’ has permission for takeoff. We’re on our way,” ADI announced on Facebook with a photo of one of the lions sleeping peacefully in a cage on board the cargo plane. The NGO also said the company Ibubesi Transport Logistics would transfer the lions free of charge...
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The Americas (Washington Post)
- : New discovery means more U.S. states will face a risk from Zika - The Americas
Researchers have detected the Zika virus in a new kind of mosquito, the Asian tiger.
- : As Latin America’s citizens become empowered, tainted leaders come under fire - The Americas
Corruption scandals are roiling governments from Mexico to Chile.
- : How Brazil’s ruling Workers’ Party lost the workers - The Americas
Struggling Brazilians got a brief taste of the good life. Now the economy is in shambles.
- : Investigators of Mexican disappearances hit government roadblocks - The Americas
The final independent report on the case of the 43 missing students documents the torture of suspects and mishandling of evidence.
- : The movement to legalize pot gains speed in the Americas - The Americas
Mexico moves toward making marijuana legal as part of a broader change in the hemisphere.