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  • Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:01:53 +0000: Emotional Turmoil for US Family Who Lived in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News

    A teenager from the United States, who was allegedly held in Costa Rica for many years before returning home, wishes to see her jailed kidnappers. Mary Nunes is 19 years old; she recently returned to the U.S. along with her 50-year old stepfather Scott Kelley. In 2004, Miss Nunes was reported as having being kidnapped by her mother and Mr. Kelley and brought to Costa Rica. For many years, the couple was wanted by the U.S. Marshals, who listed Miss Nunes as being a kidnapping victim needing rescue. As previously reported by The Costa Rica Star: On April 13, Kelley and...

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  • Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:07:56 +0000: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Was Inspired by Franz Kafka - Costa Rica Star News

    By Gustavo Borges Mexico City, Apr 27 (EFE).- If Colombia’s Gabriel Garcia Marquez had never written “One Hundred Years of Solitude” or any other novel, it might have been necessary to award him the Nobel Prize in Literature for his short stories, the part of his work that is much less known. That is what leading Mexican writers think about the perfection achieved with “El Ahogado Mas Hermoso del Mundo,” “El Rastro de Tu Sangre en la Nieve,” “El Verano Feliz de la Señora Forbes,” “Solo Vine a Hablar por Telefono” and all the rest of the 34 short stories...

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  • Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:18:16 +0000: Costa Rica Will Learn About Local Governance from Jamaica - Costa Rica Star News

    (Government of Jamaica Information Service) – Jamaica has agreed to assist Costa Rica to establish a Local Government system which includes facilitating visits by Costa Rican Government officials to familiarise themselves with the Parish Council and Municipal system in Jamaica. This is among other areas of functional cooperation being considered to strengthen ties between the two countries. The issues were raised during bilateral talks between Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller and the President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera in the Costa Rican capital of San Jose while the Prime Minister attended the Third Summit of...

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  • Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:21:23 +0000: The “Kermit” Frog of Costa Rica is Actually a Rediscovery - Costa Rica Star News

    San Jose, Apr 27 (EFE).- A “glass frog” discovered in Costa Rica 40 years after the last sighting of the animal anywhere in the world, is a source of constant admiration because of the translucent characteristics of its lima-green skin and insect-like sound. The Hyalinobatrachium dianae (H. dianae) was found in the rainforest of Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast by U.S. biologist Brian Kubicki and Costa Ricans Stanley Salazar and Robert Puschendorf of the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center. The study, published in the February edition of the journal Zootaxa, was led by Kubicki, who chose the scientific name of “dianae”...

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  • Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:49:14 +0000: Expat or Immigrant: Which One Are You in Costa Rica? - Costa Rica Star News

    The global community of English-speaking individuals who settle in countries other than their native lands is currently embroiled in a heated discussion over semantics. The discourse of discontent focuses on the English-language terms “expatriate” and “immigrant,” which can be used as nouns or adjectives to describe those who move to other nations on a long-term or permanent basis. English-language news publications in Costa Rica tend to apply the term “expatriate” mostly to foreigners who have moved here from Canada, Europe and the United States, although those who come from other English-speaking nations, such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, etc.,...

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The Americas (Washington Post)

  • Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:09:00 +0000: After months of scandals, new rules in Mexico to tackle corruption - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    MEXICO CITY — One day, it’s police and soldiers killing civilians. The next, top government officials lapping up perks of wealth and power. After months of scandals and public outcry, the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto has endorsed new anti-corruption measures that many hope will begin to rebuild Mexicans’ lack of trust in their government.Read full article >>






  • Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:24:00 +0000: Pope Francis to stop off in Cuba on way to United States in September - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    HAVANA — Pope Francis has added a stop in Cuba to his planned trip to the United States this September, a visit that will highlight his role as a peace-broker between the two countries and offer a boost to their efforts to mend relations after 50 years of rancor.Read full article >>






  • Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:24:00 +0000: Pope Francis to stop off in Cuba on way to United States in September - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    HAVANA — Pope Francis will stop in Cuba before his arrival in the United States in September, the Vatican confirmed Wednesday, a visit highlighting his key role in attempting to heal half a century of estrangement between the two countries.Read full article >>






  • Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:30:00 +0000: The Amazon rail line — pig iron factories and rural radicals - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    PIQUIA DE BAIXO, AÇAILANDIA, Brazil — In the foreground, lilies on the placid river formed a bucolic Amazon scene. Then a freight train rattled over the towering viaduct above, the pig-iron plants breathed smoke above the trees and the acrid bite of polluted air bit the back of the throat.Read full article >>
  • Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:30:00 +0000: The Amazon rail line — pig iron factories and rural radicals - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
    PIQUIA DE BAIXO, AÇAILANDIA, Brazil — In the foreground, lilies on the placid river formed a bucolic Amazon scene. Then a freight train rattled over the towering viaduct above, the pig-iron plants breathed smoke above the trees and the acrid bite of polluted air bit the back of the throat.Read full article >>






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