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Costa Rica News - 09/02/2014
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09/02/2014 -  Blowfly's Tour Diary: Part One - 12:20 PM

The following is an account of the strangest routed tour in my 10 years with Blowfly through San Jose, Costa Rica to Baltimore, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Long Branch, New Jersey, Seattle, and in Canada, Victoria and Vancouver.



09/01/2014 -  Nicaraguan remittances from Costa Rica total $282 million per year - 01:05 PM

September 1st, 2014 A recent study by the Costa Rican government reveals that Nicaraguans living in Costa Rica send $282 million in remittances per year to their native country.



08/31/2014 -  Don't miss the mercado - 10:28 PM

Layer on heaps of buttercream frosting to any flavor of cake using a medium spatula.



08/30/2014 -  Adventure on two wheels: A 100-miler in tropical heat - 02:21 PM

The Rincon de la Vieja MTB 100 Challeng is Latin America's very first and only 100-mile mountain bike race.



08/30/2014 -  Kidneys for sale: Brokers in Israel lure desperate patients - 10:46 AM

Ophira Dorin, here in Jerusalem, two years ago turned to Israel's underground kidney market and ultimately traveled to Costa Rica for a transplant overseen by Dr. Francisco Jos Mora Palma.



08/30/2014 -  Few Nicaraguans among Central America's exodus to U.S. - 07:05 AM

Nicaragua has many of the same problems as much of Central America. Extreme poverty.



08/29/2014 -  Solis presents gloomy 100 days report focused on corruption - 12:23 PM

August 29th, 2014 President Luis Guillermo Solis presented his "first 100 days" report to an audience of about 1,000 invited guests yesterday evening, in which he painted a dark picture of corruption, impunity, waste and inefficiency throughout Costa Rica's government and public institutions.



08/27/2014 -  Obama again faces Congress question on Syria - 03:57 PM

White House press secretary Josh Earnest briefs reporters during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.



08/27/2014 -  Costa Rican plastics company to move to Nicaragua, cites high utility, labor costs - 11:31 AM

August 27th, 2014 Yanber S.A, a Costa Rican producer of plastic bags and packaging, has announced it will relocate to Nicaragua, laying off all 180 of its staff in Costa Rica.



08/26/2014 -  'A Ranch in the Forest' - 08:13 PM

I thought we were just stopping for breakfast but was surprised when our van drove through the gate at Rancho La Botija Mountain Hotel & Spa.



08/26/2014 -  Medina schools briefs: Gardens in full bloom; students visit Dominican Republic, Costa Rica - 04:04 PM

School gardens at the high school and at Heritage and Blake elementary schools have flourished this summer, thanks to the green thumbs of community volunteers, school staff members and students.



08/26/2014 -  $54+ O/W JetBlue Sale for Sunny Destinations - 11:54 AM

Fall is almost here, which means it's the perfect time for JetBlue's latest airfare sale - which discounts flights to sunny Caribbean and Latin American destinations, including Nassau; St. Croix; Santiago, Dominican Republic; San Jose, Costa Rica; and Cartagena, Colombia.



08/26/2014 -  'Visiting an Organic Pineapple Plantation' - 07:44 AM

Our tour of the Corsicana Farm's Organic Pineapple Plantation began in the fields with the pineapple pickers.



08/25/2014 -  Mining The Earth: 25 Aug 2014 - 08:23 PM

Some Alaskan politicians are upset that the Polley Mine disaster near Likely, British Columbia could be repeated at the Red Chris Mine located "in the Stikine watershed , which is shared with Alaska" and BC.



08/25/2014 -  Costa Rica police seize cocaine, $1.5 M in cash - 04:19 PM

Costa Rican authorities say they have seized a small plane carrying $1.5 million in cash and 880 pounds of cocaine.



08/25/2014 -  Costa Rica police seize cocaine, $1.5 M in cash - 04:19 PM

Costa Rican authorities say they have seized a small plane carrying $1.5 million in cash and 880 pounds of cocaine.



08/25/2014 -  Kelly: A love of good coffee led Montgomery County woman to an unusual sideline - 04:19 PM

I'm sure you love your coffee, but it's unlikely you love your coffee as much as Ligia Moss loves her coffee.



08/25/2014 -  INDUSTRY: Philip Wynn Invests in Costa Rica - 12:09 PM

While it seems that so much of the premium cigar industry is turning to Nicaragua for its tobacco, Philip Wynn, owner of the Felipe Gregorio cigar brand, is looking to Costa Rica.



08/25/2014 -  Bananas: An A-Peel-ing History - 07:59 AM

According to one legend, the fruit that Eve found irresistible in the Garden of Eden was not an apple, but a banana.



08/24/2014 -  Celebrity odds and ends - 02:41 AM

Dozens of celebrities have helped fuel the success of the ice bucket challenge for ALS.



 


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