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Costa Rica News - 05/05/2015
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05/05/2015 -  Recreation: On the water in Costa Rica - 03:53 PM

In December of 2007 my son Bo and I decided a winter trip to Costa Rica was in order. This is something I had wanted to do for many years.



05/04/2015 -  Star Wars-inspired travel destinations for getting far, far away - 03:46 PM

You don't have to visit a galaxy far away to vacation like the space-savvy adventurers in Star Wars . Even though Endor, Tattooine and Hoth are fictional places, there are real-life alternatives that provide all the benefits of a getaway - without the intergalactic danger.



05/03/2015 -  Costa Rica issues alert after ship carrying ammonium nitrate sinks off Pacific coast - 06:10 PM

The Costa Rican government issued a toxic spill warning after a ship carrying nearly 200 tons of ammonium nitrate capsized off the country's Pacific coast on Saturday. Costa Rica's National Emergency Commission declared an emergency zone along about 62 miles of coast near the tourist town of Puntarenas, urging people to avoid fishing and swimming in waters surrounding the region.



05/03/2015 -  Roadshow: Is pothole-riddled Newhall Street most dreadful in San Jose? - 01:17 AM

Q I have nothing but compassion for the folks on Foxworthy Avenue and their potholes. But they are not the only potholes in town, of course.



05/01/2015 -  As Venice Biennale Prepares to Open, Pavilions Drop Out - 02:55 PM

Nearly 90 countries were supposed to take part in the 56th Venice Biennale, but now the art world's most highly anticipated event will only feature 88. According to a report from The Art Newspaper , Kenya and Costa Rica have cancelled their plans to host country pavilions at the major international art exhibition. The Kenyan government halted work at their pavilion on Wednesday after its "Creating Identities" exhibit, a co-production with China and Italy, was set to feature 14 Chinese artists but only one from each of the other hosting nations.



05/01/2015 -  Sissy tells a West Side Story tonight with filmmaker Paz Fabrega on The Sissy Gamache Show - 10:45 AM

Costa Rican filmmaker Paz Fabrega talks to Sissy about her new film, West Side Story Costa Rica tonight on The Sissy Gamache Show, 7:30pm EST on MNN Channel 56 TWC Manhattan and streamed LIVE on mnn.com and thesissygamacheshow.com PRLog - May 1, 2015 - NEW YORK -- Paz Fabrega studied Communications at the University of Costa Rica and Photography at the Colegio Universitario de Alajuela. In December 2005, she earned an MA at the London Film School.



04/30/2015 -  Jamaica to expand trade with Cuba and Costa Rica - 07:04 PM

Industry, Investment, and Commerce Minister, Anthony Hylton , listens to a point being made by Jamaica Promotions Corporation's Chairman, Milton Samuda , during Wednesday's media briefing in New Kingston, to provide details of two recent trade missions to Cuba and Costa Rica. Also sharing in the discussions are: Jamaica Exporters Association President, Marjory Kennedy ; and JAMPRO President, Diane Edwards.



04/30/2015 -  Exploring Costa Rica, from one side of the ocean to the other - 06:04 PM

Howard Pedolsky and his wife, Dorothy, of Rockville, at the Arenal volcano. If you want to get really adventurous, go ahead and order oatmeal at the hotel.



04/30/2015 -  Alaska adds three routes from L.A.; Frontier kicks off new service - 10:01 AM

Following its Tuesday announcement of three new routes out of Seattle Alaska Airlines today announced new flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica and to Alaska adds three routes from L.A.; Frontier kicks off new service Following its Tuesday announcement of three new routes out of Seattle Alaska Airlines today announced new flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica and to Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1GIY5EL Following its Tuesday announcement of three new routes out of Seattle Alaska Airlines today announced new flights from Los Angeles to Baltimore and Costa Rica.



04/30/2015 -  Tigo/TeleCable merger shot down by Sutel - 05:55 AM

The planned merger of Costa Rican cable provider Tigo Costa Rica and locally-owned cable operator TeleCable Economico has been blocked by sector regulator Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones , Tigo's parent company, Millicom International Cellular , announced in a statement. The duo are the second and fourth largest broadband providers in the country by subscribers at the end of 2014 according to TeleGeography's GlobalComms Database, representing 23.7% and 8.5% of the market respectively at that date, well behind the 49.0% claimed by the state-owned incumbent .



04/29/2015 -  Andres Oppenheimer: Costa Rica is happy a " but not too much - 09:32 PM

The new United Nations' World Happiness Report ranks Costa Rica among the happiest countries on earth, and as the happiest one in Latin America. So when I interviewed Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis this week, I couldn't help asking him why there is so much discontent in his country.



04/29/2015 -  Ecosystem services and hydroelectricity in Central America: modelling ... - 04:26 PM

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04/29/2015 -  Millicom to appeal regulator's rejection of Costa Rica merger plan - 12:16 PM

Emerging markets telecoms and media group Millicom will appeal a decision by the Costa Rican regulator to reject its Tigo unit's proposed merger with Telecable Costa Rica, a Millicom spokeswoman told Reuters on Wednesday.



04/27/2015 -  The Ultimate Luxury Getaway in Costa Rica: Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort - 08:03 PM

I cover travel, lifestyle, and consumer technology for ForbesLife, with a focus on uncovering singular destinations and experiences that are authentic and unforgettable. I have a passion for design and am always on the lookout for extraordinary finds-from jewelry to home furnishings-but I have a knack for recognizing what's worth your dollar .



04/27/2015 -  Korean company inaugurates state-of-the-art textile facility in Costa Rica - 07:03 PM

Sae-A Spinning holds a ribbon-cutting to officially open the Sae-A Spinning SRL. Beginning third from the left, Cheryl Mills, Counselor and Chief of Staff for former Secretary of State to the United States and Founder of BlackIvy Group; Luis Guillermo Solis, Costa Rican President; and Kim Woong-ki, Chairman, Sae-A Trading Co.



04/27/2015 -  My organic apple nearly inflicted an eco-catastrophe - 02:58 PM

When our tour guide began to talk about the fragility of the Costa Rican ecological system, I remembered the apple I had thrown into trash. When our tour guide began to talk about the fragility of the Costa Rican ecological system, I remembered the apple I had thrown into trash.



04/27/2015 -  Birding with a rock star guide in a Central American Garden of Eden: Costa Rica; Aerial View - 10:49 AM

While the first leg of a recent two-week Central American birding adventure was spent experiencing the ornithological wonders of Panama for the first time, the second leg of the trip was more like a joyous reunion with an old friend: Costa Rica. All of our eight-member birding party had previously visited this peaceful, friendly country roughly the size of West Virginia.



 


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