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Costa Rica News - 09/30/2014
News on Costa Rica continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

09/30/2014 -  Globe Trekker - 01:51 AM

GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas.



09/29/2014 -  Sea turtles find safe haven in Costa Rican national park - 09:58 PM

Tortuguero , Sep 30 Nestled in the Costa Rican Caribbean is Tortuguero, a small village surrounded by fresh water, the sea and the splendours of nature that it has learned to preserve for its own benefit and for the enjoyment of thousands of tourists. To reach Tortuguero requires a boat trip of more than an hour along the rivers and canals of the Costa Rican Caribbean, where crocodiles sunbathe on the banks, monkeys climb to the treetops and majestic birds like herons and anhingas spread their wings.



09/25/2014 -  Comprehensive Sex Education: A Pending Task in Latin America - 08:11 PM

The international community made the commitment to offer comprehensive sexuality education during the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo. "Although some advances have been made in the inclusion of sexual and reproductive education in school curriculums in Latin America and the Caribbean, we have found that not all countries or their different jurisdictions have managed to fully incorporate these concepts in classroom activities," Elba NAoA ez, the coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defence of Women's Rights , told IPS.



09/24/2014 -  Gap store in Santa Cruz stirs controversy with window display for... - 01:12 PM

Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination was still an open wound for black Americans in 1969, a year punctuated by race riots and black student protests. So when the downtown Santa Cruz Gap installed a window display for its 1969 black denim jeans, showing black jeans hanging from stylized nooses, it caught the attention of passersby.



09/24/2014 -  Costa Ricaa s Newest Luxury Superyacht Destination Now Under Construction - 01:12 PM

Golfito Marina Village & Resort's safe harbor is the only approved drop-off and pick-up zone for yacht transport ships on the west coast of Central and South America )--Developers of Golfito Marina Village & Resort , Costa Rica's newest world-class yachting, sportfishing, eco-tourism destination and luxury resort property, have announced that construction is officially underway. The long-awaited project offers a unique location previously inaccessible to travelers seeking luxury accommodations in a truly untapped travel destination.



09/24/2014 -  Boat caught carrying more than a ton of marijuana for the second time this month - 01:12 PM

September 24th, 2014 Costa Rica's Coast Guard was able to recover 1,335 kilos of compressed marijuana that was thrown from a boat after a short chase in the Caribbean Sea on Monday. The chase began after a United States P3 aircraft notified Costa Rica's Coast Guard of a suspicious vessel about 100 kilometers from Puerto Limon.



09/24/2014 -  UN: deforestation to halve by 2020, end by 2030 - 09:10 AM

At the New York Climate Summit, an international agreement has been struck to halve, then end deforestation around the world. It has the support of major forest countries, multinational corporations, forest campaign groups and indigenous peoples.



09/23/2014 -  High School Student Stabbed To Death In Toronto - 09:42 PM

A high school student was stabbed to death in a Canada school while police could not manage to identify the suspect. The incident took place at North Albion Collegiate Institute in Toronto.



09/23/2014 -  Fox: Resolve immigration, consider drug-policy impact - 09:42 PM

The former presidents of Mexico and Costa Rica visited the Valley Tuesday for daylong meetings and discussions about political, cultural and trade relations between Arizona and Latin American countries. Fox: Resolve immigration, consider drug-policy impact The former presidents of Mexico and Costa Rica visited the Valley Tuesday for daylong meetings and discussions about political, cultural and trade relations between Arizona and Latin American countries.



09/23/2014 -  Liberty Reserve IT Manager Cops Guilty Plea - 05:54 PM

The former information technology manager at Liberty Reserve, dubbed by prosecutors as "the bank of choice for the criminal underworld," pleaded guilty Tuesday for his role in running the online banking company. Maxim Chukharev, 28, of San Jose, Costa Rica, made his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote in the federal court in Manhattan for conspiring to run an unlicensed "money transmitting business."



09/23/2014 -  The sharing economy is anything but - 02:02 PM

Costa Rica, like so many other countries, heavily regulates taxi services; this means that the government gives out a limited number of taxi certifications and licence plates and requires the use of a taxi meter. These requirements are designed to ensure a certain level of protection to consumers, as well as trying to limit the number of taxis in circulation to ensure that there is no excess of offer, and those licensed can expect to make a living.



09/23/2014 -  Long haul holiday prices: Where's cheap and where will leave you way out of pocket - 02:02 PM

UK travellers who expected the strength of sterling to boost their spending power when they chase some much-needed sunshine may be in for a shock Long haul holidaymakers are on a Bali high this winter - but it's a Dubai downer as yo-yo prices affect essential tourist purchases. UK travellers who expected the strength of sterling to boost their spending power when they chase some much-needed sunshine may be in for a shock.



09/23/2014 -  International Hospitality Company Oriens Announces New CEO - 10:03 AM

As a result of the Company accepting a "Plan of Merger" during a special meeting of the Board of Directors, on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014; the nomination of Melvin Pereira was also made. This nomination was set in conjunction with a proposed merger with the Costa Rican entity, E-Network de Costa Rica M & A Sociedad Anomima , of which Mr. Pereira is the principal.



09/22/2014 -  President Solis announces expansion of operations of Accenture, a services company in Costa Rica - 03:02 PM

The company made a a the decision to continue growing in this new line of services thanks to the good results that the company has had in the country and the security of the business climate. "I am pleased to announce that the company Accenture expands operations in our country generating more high quality jobs.



09/21/2014 -  Costa Rica names new tax to curb growing deficit - 11:57 PM

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis said on Sunday he would propose tax changes to raise more than $555 million a year in new revenue, days after Moody's downgraded the country's sovereign debt rating to junk. Solis said that, by the end of the year, his government would suggest a bill to change the country's 13 percent sales tax into a value-added tax , which is harder to evade and the government argues is more progressive.



09/21/2014 -  Costa Rica names new tax to curb growing deficit - 11:57 PM

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis said on Sunday he would propose tax changes to raise more than $555 million a year in new revenue, days after Moody's downgraded the country's sovereign debt rating to junk. Solis said that, by the end of the year, his government would suggest a bill to change the country's 13 percent sales tax into a value-added tax , which is harder to evade and the government argues is more progressive.



09/20/2014 -  supply and installation of IT Hardware-software for setting... - 11:05 PM

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