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Central America News - 11/26/2014
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11/26/2014 -  Cuba's Green Revolution: How Las Terrazas has flourished - 03:38 AM

Twenty years ago, a pioneering environmental project to protect Cuba's natural assets was opened up to tourism. Claire Boobbyer meets the lucky locals who call it home Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.

11/25/2014 -  A journey through past and present with IBL teacher Rachel Merlo - 11:34 PM

Quite a number of students at Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School can identify three historical U.S. personages from the following hints. Can you? This fellow was born circa 1776 in the village of Tuskegee on the Tennessee River.

11/25/2014 -  Long-time Parliamentarian Resigns; Bi-election to be held in Cayo North on January 5th - 07:19 PM

Electorates in the Cayo North Constituency will be going to the polls on January 5, 2015 to elect a new Area Representative following the unexpected resignation of Honorable Joseph Mahmud from Parliament. In October, the People's United Party elected representative informed his party that he would not seek re-election, but would have served his remaining term in office.

11/25/2014 -  4 miners killed in Nicaragua tunnel collapse - 05:15 PM

" Four gold miners died in the collapse of a closed mine tunnel that was still being worked by local people in the western part of this Central American country, authorities said Tuesday. Villanueva Mayor Juan Fernando Gomez told local media the accident occurred Monday night as miners were preparing to leave the tunnels during a heavy downpour.

11/25/2014 -  Man accused of killing Miss Honduras declines to testify - 04:15 PM

The man accused of killing Miss Honduras and his three alleged accomplices declined to testify at their first court appearance. Plutarco Ruiz is accused of shooting dead his girlfriend Sofia Trinidad Alvarado and her sister Maria Jose Alvarado, the reigning Miss Honduras and Miss World contestant, after his birthday party on November 13 at a resort outside the northwestern town of Santa Barbara.

11/25/2014 -  2 arrested in DC attorney's killing in Dominican Republic - 02:14 PM

A police spokesman in the Dominican Republic says two men have been arrested in the slaying of a Washington 2 arrested in DC attorney's killing in Dominican Republic SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - A police spokesman in the Dominican Republic says two men have been arrested in the slaying of a Washington Check out this story on SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - A police spokesman in the Dominican Republic says two men have been arrested in the slaying of a Washington lawyer who was found dead last month at his home in Santo Domingo. Spokesman Jacobo Mateo says the suspects have admitted their involvement in the killing of 55-year-old Van Teasley.

11/25/2014 -  Ombudsman wants forfeiture of Nani Perez's assets - 12:07 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales said there is basis to forfeit $2 million worth of assets allegedly acquired illegally by former Justice Secretary Hernando "Nani" Perez. In a statement, the Office of the Ombudsman said Morales approved the filing of the forfeiture petition before the Sandiganbayan against Perez, his wife Rosario Perez, his brother-in-law Ramon Antonio Arceo, Jr., and Ernest DL Escaler.

11/25/2014 -  What It's Like to Be a Latino Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley - 07:47 AM

With the help of Manos Accelerator, Latino start-ups try to break into the tech world's 'white boys club.' Alex Murillo , 32, and Alejandro Quintero, 40, at San Pedro Market in downtown San Jose, are two of the entrepreneurs selected to participate in the second Manos Accelerator program.

11/25/2014 -  Do Canberra's politicians waste your money? - 03:48 AM

I've never really understood why the Canberra Liberals don't change their name. Surely, the Canberra Neoconservatives, the Canberra Monarchists, or just the Canberra Abbott Lovers would be more appropriate.

11/24/2014 -  Death Notices for Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:38 PM

Donald Wayne Amundson, 76, Edgerton, died Friday at Huntington Place, Janesville. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Central Lutheran Church, Edgerton.

11/24/2014 -  Special team probes killing of Germans in Tobago - 07:29 PM

" Trinidad & Tobago's top police commander said Monday that a special team of officers is investigating the killing of an elderly German couple who were found hacked to death on a beach near their vacation home. Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams told reporters that the team is made up of investigators from several units who will be provided "whatever resources are needed" to solve the murders on Tobago.

11/24/2014 -  Coast Guard rescues 6 from sailboat off St. John - 07:29 PM

" A spokesman for the U.S. Coast says 6 people have been rescued from a sailboat that foundered in rough seas off in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Spokesman Ricardo Castrodad says one of the women suffered a foot injury but the rest were apparently unharmed.

11/24/2014 -  Cuba stalemate makes identifying rafters difficult - 04:15 PM

In this Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 photo, Aliandi Garcia talks to a reporter about his uncle Jose Ramon Acosta who drowned during his journey to the United States, at his home in Miami. The bodies surfaced near a popular South Florida beach: four men, all in the height of their youth, with nothing to identify them.

11/24/2014 -  Services set for Netherland - 02:00 PM

Funeral services are set Wednesday for Ed Netherland, a Murfreesboro native and insurance executive killed at his St. John rental last week in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Visitation is set for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel, and services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at North Boulevard Church of Christ.

11/24/2014 -  Nature Air to begin direct flights between San Jose and Limon - 09:46 AM

November 24th, 2014 Costa Rican air carrier Nature Air has announced the launch of a new direct daily route connecting San Jose and Limon in just 30 minutes. The route is expected to begin operating in December, pending governmental approval.

11/24/2014 -  Family 'kept in dark' after Lara's death - 05:35 AM

Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. The mother of a Lancashire teacher murdered abroad has backed a report slamming the Foreign Office's services to grieving families.

11/24/2014 -  Airdrie Academy pupils counting down to Central American adventure - 02:31 AM

SEVEN pupils from S4 and S5 are off to Costa Rica through World Challenge, an organisation which arranges trips across the globe for young people. Seven pupils from S4 and S5 at Airdrie Academy are off to Costa Rica next June through World Challenge, an organisation who arrange trips across the globe for young people.


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