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  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:55:55 +0000: Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica: Safe to Visit and Lots of Fun - Costa Rica Star News

    Volcano tourists take note: The Turrialba, Poas and Rincon de la Vieja (Old Lady’s Corner) volcanoes of Costa Rica are currently very active and not safe to visit. As recently reported by The Costa Rica Star, the Turrialba volcano came alive a few days ago with a spectacular midnight eruption that sent thick clouds of ash as far as the capital city of San Jose. Nearby communities have been evacuated, scenic flights are restricted, and tourism is off-limits until further notice.   The above warnings are no reason to despair. The iconic and magnificent Arenal Volcano is one of Costa...

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  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:28:34 +0000: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Costa Rica Moves to Guanacaste - Costa Rica Star News

    In late 2014, the sashay will no longer be confined to San Jose. The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is Costa Rica’s most prominent event for the haute couture and prêt-à-porter industries, but until recently this extravaganza only took place in the lovable city of San Jose. In recent years, however, the Guanacaste region has been flourishing in terms of fashion design. To this end, Allan Andino of national newspaper La Nacion reports that a casting call is in effect for local designers who wish to exhibit their creations on December 28th, 2014. The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is accepting fashion proposals for...

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  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:05:04 +0000: Upscale Loft Redken Beauty Salon Opens in Heredia - Costa Rica Star News

    The exclusive and stylish Redken brand of hair care has a new location in Costa Rica, specifically at the Paseo de las Flores shopping plaza in Heredia. Redken Laboratories is a global leader in the hair salon industry, and the company’s certified salons are subject to rigorous standards of quality. The first Loft Redken salon opened in Escazu at the Plaza Golden shopping center a few years ago; its new location in Heredia takes the place of the former Salon & Spa Gaia. As reported by Carolina Barrantes of business daily La Republica, the new Loft Redken abides by the...

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  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:55:39 +0000: Guanacaste Casino Improves Gaming in Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News

    The casino experience in Costa Rica is becoming modernized and will soon match the level of gaming seen at some Las Vegas game rooms. Earlier this year, International Game Technology announced that it had been selected as the primary provider of games for the upcoming Croc’s Casino Resort in Jaco Beach, slated to open later this year. Nonetheless, casino players in Guanacaste may be able to experience modern gaming before long, at least according to the following press release: Table Trac, Inc. Signs Deal with Cool Casino Group For Costa Rica Casino at the RIU Guanacaste Hotel MINNETONKA, Minn., Oct....

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  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:03:41 +0000: Volcanic Eruption in Costa Rica May Disrupt Flights - Costa Rica Star News

    Following the midnight eruption of the Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica, the Directorate of Civil Aviation has issued a warning to pilots, controllers and members of air crews about the lingering ash clouds that have formed in some air corridors over the country. Civil Aviation Director Alvaro Vargas explained that the volcanic ash could affect flights and airport operations in Costa Rica. At the present time, no flights have been canceled and no restrictions have been issued; however, the warning indicates that pilots and air crews should exercise caution when flying within a 20 nautical linear mile radius from the...

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The Americas (Washington Post)

  • Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:51:00 +0000: In Bolivia, ‘New Andean’ architecture applies new money to old traditions - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    EL ALTO, Bolivia — Fanning out across the barren altiplano at 13,000 feet, this city is one of the fastest-growing in South America. It’s going up so quickly it looks like it’s still in sketchbook form, as if no one had time to add any color.

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  • Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:20:00 +0000: Income support wins Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff fans in Bahia ahead of vote - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    ENTRE RIOS, Brazil — The men loading fresh lobster onto a pickup truck in this far northeastern coastal town joked as they talked politics, but one central issue in the country’s upcoming presidential runoff clearly divided them — the federal Family Allowance income support that has been paid to millions of poor Brazilians since the governing Workers’ Party took over in 2003.

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  • Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:30:00 +0000: Brazil presidential candidates Rousseff, Neves look backward to the future - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    ALEM PARAIBA, Brazil — Just 35 students attend the simple municipal elementary school in Beira Rio, a poor, rural community hidden in the dust and trees beside a highway in Alem Paraiba in the far south of Minas Gerais state. But even here the electoral battle for president has polarized adults, just as it has split Brazil between the red of President Dilma Rousseff’s left-wing Workers Party and the blue of challenger Aécio Neves’s center-right Brazilian Social Democracy Party.

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  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:30:00 +0000: The new snack craze on Mexico’s streets starts with Doritos, and goes from there - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    MEXICO CITY — The streets of metropolitan Mexico City (population 20 million) are many things, not all of them pleasant.

    They are crowded, yes. Malodorous, at times. Dirty, sure. They are also one of the world’s great incubators of snack-food experimentation, where street vendors slather mayo and cheese on grilled corncobs, and carve mangoes into flowering fruit bouquets.

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  • Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:26:00 +0000: In Mexico, a grim truth just below the surface - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post

    MEXICO CITY — Really, it should not have come as a surprise that the 28 bodies found in mass graves outside the town of Iguala do not correspond to those of any of the 43 student protestors who went missing there three weeks ago.

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