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Costa Rica News - 10/22/2014
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10/18/2014 -  At Starbucks, a raise and skirts 'no more than 4 inches above the knees' - 05:38 AM

New perks at Starbucks Apple and Facebook may be offering employees the opportunity to freeze their eggs. But at Starbucks, baristas will be first in line for the coffee from a new Costa Rican operation.

10/18/2014 -  Amherst Junction coffee roaster named 1 of the nation's best by Thrillist - 01:57 AM

Walk into Jared Linzmeier's childhood home, tucked away on a quiet country road in Amherst Junction, and you'll see evidence of his coffee-roasting business everywhere. The garage is stacked with pallets of burlap bags filled with coffee beans from Kenya, Nicaragua, Columbia and Costa Rica, leaving little room for vehicles to park.

10/17/2014 -  Family of British journalist missing in Costa Rica marks five years in limbo - 10:10 PM

LONDON, England -- The family of a missing British journalist, Michael Dixon, will on Saturday mark five years since he vanished in Costa Rica. Dixon walked out of his hotel one evening in the seaside town of Tamarindo and never came back.

10/17/2014 -  Be wary of unsolicited investment calls - 02:39 PM

A number of New Brunswickers have reported receiving cold calls from foreign companies inviting them to make investments in derivatives, according to the province's Financial and Consumer Services Commission. Commission staff have filed two separate statements alleging violations of the Securities Act against four respondents; Sachs International S.A. , based in London, England and Charles King, a self-identified senior adviser with Sachs; and Stratus Financial Group International , based in San Jose, Costa Rica and Ken Powers, a self-identified representative of Stratus.

10/17/2014 -  Sexual behavior in Costa Rica and the United States - 06:47 AM

This study examined differences between Costa Ricans and Euro-Americans in perceptions of appropriate sexual behavior and definitions of sex. When compared to Costa Ricans, Euro-Americans were more likely to consider foreplay, oral sex, and intercourse to be appropriate in the early stages of a relationship.

10/17/2014 -  25 years later, could Bay Area take another quake? - 02:57 AM

Colorado may be a battleground state known for its marijuana experiment. But don't look for pot in political campaigns.

10/15/2014 -  Costa Rica leads Latin America in infrastructure investment, but still not enough, says UN - 11:43 AM

October 15th, 2014 Costa Rica headed the ranking of infrastructure investment by using 5.4% of its GDP on infrastructure projects, followed by Uruguay , Nicaragua , Bolivia , Peru , Brazil , Mexico , Panama and Argentina , in a recent report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean . However, all of the countries in the region fall short of what ECLAC estimates as the countries' needs, stating that each country in the report should be spending about 6.2% of its GDP on current and expected infrastructure needs, though this number is "an approximation and not a strict recommendation," the report concedes.

10/15/2014 -  Border security critical - Griffith - 03:57 AM

Minister of National Security Gary Griffith yesterday confirmed T&T was officially monitoring migrants from African countries as the country prepared itself in the face of the growing global threat of Ebola. Employers of migrant workers, particularly illegals, should also ensure their employees' health statuses were safe as T&T bid to secure borders from the deadly virus, Griffith said.

10/14/2014 -  News of the day from across the globe, Oct. 15visit|article-5822846|river-40364-1col-hp-5|1 - 08:23 PM

Ebola death: A U.N. employee who was infected with Ebola while working in Liberia has died in Germany, the hospital treating him said Tuesday. The 56-year-old employee, who was originally from Sudan, died in the eastern city of Leipzig.

10/14/2014 -  7.3 earthquake in El Salvador kills 1; strongest since 2001 - 12:29 PM

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake that struck off the Pacific coast of Central America last night killed at least one person in El Salvador and was felt across the region. The temblor struck at 9:51 p.m. local time 100 miles southeast of El Salvador's capital, San Salvador, according to the U.S. Geological Service.

10/14/2014 -  US general claims Liberians entered Trinidad - 04:47 AM

This was divulged by Marine Corps General John Kelly, commander of the US Southern Command at the National Defence University during panel on security issues in the Western Hemisphere on September 30. Kelly was discussing transnational criminal networks smuggling people who could be carrying Ebola. Kelly spoke of visiting the border of Costa Rica and Nicaragua with US embassy personnel.

10/14/2014 -  Liberty Reserve founder faces court appearance - 01:01 AM

A man accused of creating an online, underworld bank that helped launder $6 billion for drug dealers, child pornographers, identity thieves and other criminals was facing his first court appearance in Manhattan. Arthur Budovsky, 40, the Costa Rican founder of currency transfer and payment processing company Liberty Reserve, was scheduled to appear in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon.

10/13/2014 -  New Report Available: Central America Telecommunications Report Q4 2014 - 01:40 PM

Regional market leader Tigo has been most active in launching its range of mobile financial services , which are seeing rapid take up. Pay-TV is increasingly on the radar of operators in the region, although the market potential remains small.

10/13/2014 -  Liberty Reserve founder extradited from Spain to U.S. - 09:48 AM

The founder of Liberty Reserve, a virtual currency used by cybercriminals around the world to launder proceeds of their illegal activity, was extradited from Spain and arrived in the United States this afternoon. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department's Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Southern District of New York made the announcement.

10/13/2014 -  Retirement: Top 5 Costa Rican towns not on the beach - 06:03 AM

October 13th, 2014 - The classic vision of Costa Rica that you find on postcards and tourism board posters is of the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. The white sand beachesa blue oceana and the wildlife-filled rain forest as a backdrop.

10/12/2014 -  Will Ebola Make America The Quarantine Camp of the Saints? - 05:08 AM

Marine Corps General John Kelly, who called border security an "existential" issue for America, is sounding the alarm about a potential horde of Ebola asylum seekers from South America- and they won't all be South Americans. But do the people supposedly in charge of protecting our country from disease even care? Speaking at the National Defense University in Washington, DC, General Kelly said that he's personally seen Liberians waiting in Costa Rica to head north.

10/11/2014 -  Tourist Resort Fears Over Rising Croc Numbers - 10:16 PM

Tourists and residents at a popular tourist resort in Costa Rica are being warned about an increased risk in crocodile attacks. Crocodiles in the Tempisque River in Guanacaste province in the northwest have tripled in number and can be spotted swimming just metres from the breach shores, according to data in a study by the National University in Heredia.


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