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Costa Rica News - 07/15/2018
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07/14/2018 -  Dear Aggie Cornell Co-Op Extension - 11:27 AM

The family phone tree was ringing off the hook last week. My siblings worked the communications center as news spread my Mom was hospitalized with pneumonia.



07/13/2018 -  As JuJu Pie, Layla Bessito Brings Haunting, Drag-Inspired Costumes and an Angelic Voice - 03:33 AM

The Miami native's mother had passed away the year before, and, she says, "I was faced with all of these emotions that I had repressed my whole life because she was such an anchor for me." A shy child, she didn't known what to do with herself in South Florida, so she impulsively moved to a farm in Asheville.



07/12/2018 -  Pancake breakfast to benefit upcoming CRASH Costa Rica mission trip - 10:59 PM

Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church will be hosting its final Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser of the season on Sunday, July 15, from 8 to 11 a.m. The $7 donation paid by attendees will benefit the CRASH Youth Ministry's trip to Costa Rica from July 31 to Aug. 13. High-schoolers from CRASH are partnering with the United Methodist Organization in Ciudad Quesada to build structurally-secure houses for residents in El Mirador, Costa Rica, who currently live in unstable homes without walls, and some still with dirt floors. "We will also have a Vacation Bible School with the children there, besides the building projects," said Youth Director Christina Wilson.



07/11/2018 -  Reaching community with PB&J - 07:18 PM

Mason Nessler, from left, Olivia Henderson, Dakota Barnes and others fill bags with loaves of bread, peanut butter and jelly Saturday for Central United Methodist's PB&J ministry. Mason Nessler, from left, Olivia Henderson, Dakota Barnes and others fill bags with loaves of bread, peanut butter and jelly Saturday for Central United Methodist's PB&J ministry.



07/11/2018 -  More to Alajuela, Costa Rica Than an Airport - 12:33 AM

It's just 17 kilometers from San Jose, Costa Rica to the airport in Alajuela. Most tourists take a taxi, rental car or even a bus from San Jose and high five it to and from the airport.



07/09/2018 -  Costa Rica offers a world of other-worldly fruits waiting to be tasted - 10:46 PM

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica: Roadside fruit stands are a delightful culinary experience not to be missed while traveling through Costa Rica. The country's tropical climate and fertile volcanic soil create excellent conditions for a wide range of fruits to flourish.



07/04/2018 -  International Real Estate: House Hunting in ... Costa Rica - 04:18 PM

In the coastal Dominical area, empty lots and large houses that can be converted into rentals are still affordable, but prices are starting to rise. This seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom house is on a steep jungle mountainside in the coastal Puntarenas province of southwest Costa Rica.



07/03/2018 -  Costa Ricans to Elect New Bishop - 10:51 AM

The Diocese of Texas reports that Anglicans in its companion diocese, Costa Rica, will elect a new bishop on July 14: The election comes because their previous bishop, The Rt. Rev. Hector Monterosso, became the bishop assistant in the EDOT in 2017 after serving for 14 years in Costa Rica.



07/01/2018 -  Melania Trump visits young detainees in Arizona holding facilities - 04:55 PM

First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Arizona Thursday, spending time in Phoenix and Tucson. This was her second visit to monitor and learn about the ICE facilities that house children in America illegally.



06/29/2018 -  $6 Million in Bogus Organic Fruit Sold to U.S., Costa Rican Report Finds - 11:55 PM

How do you know whether food certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is actually organic? You don't, according to Costa Rican lawmakers who investigated bogus organic pineapple exports toa Luis Barrantes Quesada slices a pineapple on a Costa Rica farm owned by his company, Del Valle Verde Corp. He says the fruit is organic, but Costa Rican lawmakers found otherwise. They have asked the country's attorney general to determine whether Barrantes, fruit certifiers and officials committed fraud.



06/28/2018 -  Seven Suite and SiteMinder to Improve Hotel Efficiencies in Costa... - 03:09 PM

Months after becoming the first Costa Rican property management system provider to ensure hotel compliance with the mandatory use of an electronic billing system, Seven Suite has partnered with SiteMinder to further operational efficiencies for local hoteliers. Months after becoming the first Costa Rican property management system provider to ensure hotel compliance with the mandatory use of an electronic billing system, Seven Suite has partnered with the global hotel industry's leading cloud platform, SiteMinder , to further operational efficiencies for local hoteliers.



06/27/2018 -  2018 Concordia Americas Summit: A Platform for Prosperity & Peace in Latin America - 06:25 PM

BOGOTA, Colombia: Serving as the first global platform through which to engage the incoming Presidential Administration prior to the inauguration in August, Concordia returns to Bogota, Colombia on July 16-17 for its 2018 Americas Summit. In partnership with the Instituto de Ciencia Politica Hernan Echavarria Olozaga, Fenalco, Noticias RCN, and NTN24, the 2018 Concordia Americas Summit will convene renowned political and business leaders, academic experts, and representatives of leading non-governmental organizations to explore the challenges facing both Colombia and Latin America as a whole.



06/27/2018 -  Marine translates military experience to academic success - 08:52 AM

A former U.S. Marine and recent University of West Georgia graduate with degrees in anthropology and Spanish, Keith knows she can't do that on her own, but that doesn't stop her from trying. "I want to do my part and make sure I leave my footprint on the world," said Keith, who served five years in the military, including a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan.



06/26/2018 -  Toader on Elena Udrea's extradition: Let the request come from court, we will send it forward - 08:53 PM

Justice Minister Tudorel Toader stated on Monday, referring to the extradition of Elena Udrea, whom High Court of Cassation and Justice convicted, in a final ruling, to 6 years in prison in the Bute Boxing Gala dossier, that the Justice Ministry has partitioned obligations in this case, pointing out that first the documents must come from court, and the ministry will send forward the extradition request. "The extradition procedure is the one stipulated by law.



06/26/2018 -  Costa Rican coffee, from rural farms to Starbucks' visitor center - 11:37 AM

Visit farms, Starbucks' visitor center, cafes and culinary destinations in Costa Rica, one of the world's most exciting regions of coffee production. Costa Rican coffee, from rural farms to Starbucks' visitor center Visit farms, Starbucks' visitor center, cafes and culinary destinations in Costa Rica, one of the world's most exciting regions of coffee production.



06/25/2018 -  The World's Greatest Dictator! Americas Editiona a .. by Fred - 05:15 PM

Welcome to the lastest addition of "The World's Greatest Dictator! Americas Edition. Well we all know who is leading at this point, it's President "Go back to your Sa a ..



06/23/2018 -  Trailers of 11 movies showing at the La Frontera Queer Film Festival - 07:30 PM

Pride in the Park will also include the La Frontera Queer Film Festival, a first for the event. Fourteen films - full length, short and documentaries - will be shown throughout the event.



06/20/2018 -  Manitoba premier fails to have Costa Rica vacation home reassessed - 12:17 PM

A civic official in Santa Cruz, Costa Rica - the municipality where Brian Pallister's vacation home is located - told CBC News that the premier's vacation property has not submitted the required property declaration form at the municipal level since it was built in 2008. Manitoba's premier has failed to reassess the value of his tropical vacation home for the past decade, contravening Costa Rican property tax rules and adding more questions as to whether he owes unpaid taxes to the government.



06/18/2018 -  News Analysis: LatAm elections in show political wrangling between right-wings, left-wings - 07:57 PM

Ivan Duque reacts upon his arrival at the campaign headquarters, in Bogota, Colombia, on June 17, 2018. Ivan Duque, of the right-wing Democratic Center party, won the second round of the Colombian presidential election on Sunday, claiming 53.97 percent of the vote, with 99.76 percent of the votes counted, according to National Electoral Council .



06/17/2018 -  Contractor stole millions from US, prosecutor says, but the maximum fine is $250,000 - 10:58 PM

A Costa Rica businessman was entrusted to oversee the transfer of millions of dollars of U.S. government funds , but stole the money for his personal use, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. Mauricio Andulo Hidalgo was the president of SafetyPay-Central America and was a contractor for the U.S Department of State , according to U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lydon.



 


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