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Costa Rica News - 09/16/2014
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09/16/2014 -  Usepa's Final Ecosystem and Services (Fegs) Classification... - 04:23 PM

EPA Home A Science Inventory A USEPA'S FINAL ECOSYSTEM AND SERVICES CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM: Concept to Implementation and Links with EnviroAtlas Landers, D., A. Nahlik, C. Rhodes, AND A. Neale. USEPA'S FINAL ECOSYSTEM AND SERVICES CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM: Concept to Implementation and Links with EnviroAtlas.

09/16/2014 -  Costa Rica, Central American countries partner with FBI to fight violent gangs - 12:02 PM

Authorities from Costa Rica and five other Central American countries are working with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation on important operations to dismantle violent gangs - including Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, and Barrio 18, also known as M-18. Both gangs operate in several Central American countries, including Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

09/16/2014 -  Hostel review: Casa del Parque in San Jose, Costa Rica - 11:02 AM

San Jose, the largest city and the capital of Costa Rica , is a central hub for world travelers. Deep in the city center, crowded streets, a variety of shops, and looming beggars remind one of other major cities in the world, like New York City or Shanghai.

09/16/2014 -  Spending on public works up 50% this year - 10:01 AM

September 16th, 2014 Spending on public works has increased by 50% in the first seven months of 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to recent data. The trend is expected to continue next year, when the government budget calls for an additional 12% increase in public works spending.

09/15/2014 -  Classes to be held at Princeton Public Library to prepare immigrants for U.S. citizenship - 10:43 PM

PRINCETON - To prepare immigrants for U.S. citizenship, the Latin American Task Force will offer free classes on American history and review the English language at the Princeton Public Library, the group announced in a news release. A naturalization interview is required as part of the citizenship process.

09/15/2014 -  Charlotte: Call center owner pleads guilty to defrauding elderly in sweepstakes scam. - 06:37 PM

A dual United States-Costa Rican citizen pleaded guilty today for his role in a $1.88 million sweepstakes fraud scheme that defrauded hundreds of elderly Americans. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department's Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins of the Western District of North Carolina made the announcement.

09/15/2014 -  Press Releases: Costa Rica's Independence Day - 02:22 PM

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of Costa Rica as you celebrate 193 years of independence. The United States and Costa Rica are natural partners rooted in our long history of democracy.

09/15/2014 -  Parents alarmed after snakes spotted at Georgia school - 06:57 AM

Parents alarmed after snakes spotted at Georgia school Parents say they're alarmed about snakes seen inside and outside a school south of Atlanta. Check out this story on A poisonous neotropical rattlesnake is pictured on April 12, 2010 at the serpentarium of the Clodomiro Picado Institute in Coronado, some 8 kilometers northwest of San Jose.

09/14/2014 -  Central American Parade and Festival draws hundreds to Hempstead - 04:20 PM

Thousands of people flocked to Hempstead marking Central America's independence with dancing, traditional music and food to celebrate their roots and heritage on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

09/14/2014 -  Costa Rica Anamaya resort a smorgasbord of healthy options - 06:54 AM

This dinner at Anamaya Resort is a delicious and decadent affair of organic chicken with quinoa and vegetables. Much of the food is raised at the resort's eco-farm.

09/13/2014 -  Costa Rica seizes 1.5 tons of pot in chase at sea - 04:25 PM

Costa Rica's coast guard has recovered 1.5 tons of marijuana that officials say was thrown into the sea by smugglers being chased in the Caribbean after a tip from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The country's Public Security Ministry says the incident happened early Friday and the suspect boat escaped its Costa Rican pursuers.

09/13/2014 -  Paris Hilton's Family -- We're Not Coke Smugglers - 01:42 AM

Paris Hilton 's family is breaking bad -- if you believe a Costa Rican newspaper ... which reported cops had seized 400-kilos of cocaine and $1.5M in cash at a Costa Rican ranch owned by the Hiltons. But the family tells TMZ ... the story -- which has now gone viral -- just ain't true.

09/12/2014 -  Wyndham Inks Deal for First Resort in Costa Rica - 11:00 AM

Wyndham Hotel Group inked a franchise agreement for the first resort in Costa Rica to fly the upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand flag, the Wyndham Papagayo Yu Resort in Guanacaste. The 151-room property, owned by ASECCSS, is currently under development and is scheduled to open by the end of 2015.

09/12/2014 -  Southwest seeks to add flights to Costa Rica - 09:56 AM

Southwest said Friday that it has asked the U.S. government for permission to fly between Baltimore and San Jose, Costa Rica, as the fourth-biggest U.S. carrier continues to expand its international ambitions. Southwest Airlines Co.

09/12/2014 -  Alumnus missing abroad since early July - 04:28 AM

On July 9, Cody Roman Dial '09 emailed his parents and friends about his plans to explore Costa Rica's rugged, treacherous Corcovado National Park. The journey should have taken 4 or 5 days.

09/12/2014 -  NMSU Border Studies talk on Costa Rica's changin rural economy - 12:23 AM

Courtesy Photo University of Ottawa Associate Professor Deborah Sick will give a presentation on the changes in Costa Rica at New Mexico State University's Center for Latin American and Border Studies on Sept. 18. LAS CRUCES, N.M. >> New Mexico State University's Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a talk on the changing rural economy of Costa Rica at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept.

09/11/2014 -  CTO for Liberty Reserve payment network pleads guilty - 09:14 PM

The CTO of a Costa Rica-based payment network that U.S. prosecutors allege primarily served the cybercriminal underworld pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of conspiring to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business. Mark Marmilev, 35, of Brooklyn, could face a maximum of five years in prison, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

09/11/2014 -  'Trip of a lifetime:' Springport students immersed in Costa Rican culture, agriculture - 12:01 PM

Ten Springport High School students still are talking about what they say was a life-changing trip to Costa Rica this summer. The students, agriscience teachers Megan Merrill and Pat Henne, and four parent chaperones spent Aug. 10 to 18 living and learning about Costa Rican culture and agriculture .

09/10/2014 -  Samara has some special visitors: Humpback Whales - 11:11 PM

September 10th, 2014 Just like any other tourist spot, Samara receives visitors every day. However, the area now has some special visitors: Humpback Whales.

09/03/2014 -  Costa Rica: Dolphins, Whales To Be Honoured At Tourism Festival - 04:00 AM

Dolphins and whales will be honoured at the sixth edition of the festival dedicated to these marine species in the South Pacific Area of Costa Rica, said the Association of Tourism Operators .


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