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Costa Rica News - 11/21/2014
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11/21/2014 -  Skinfatuated with VMV - 10:14 AM

GROWING up with sensitive skin, there was only one local brand that helped me survive my teenage years -- VMV Hypoallergenics. Now, as a mom, I still continue to use various VMV products to look my best.



11/20/2014 -  Now Available: Central America Telecommunications Report Q4 2014 - 09:16 AM

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.



11/20/2014 -  Africa: Urban Sustainability Should Look Outside The Cities - 05:07 AM

Developing countries do not escape the global urbanisation trend. For example, in South America, 75 per cent of the population lives in cities, and that figure rises to 90 per cent if we consider only the countries in the 'southern Cone' where megacities like Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires house most of the population.



11/19/2014 -  Border dispute between Costa Rica, Nicaragua flares up again - 04:18 PM

Nicaraguan workers pull a tree from the Rio San Juan near the Costa Rican side of the river as a Costa Rican police officer looks on. November 19th, 2014 The ongoing territorial dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua over the flow of the Rio San Juan and rights to Calero Island is once again sparking bickering between the Central American neighbors.



11/19/2014 -  Border dispute between Costa Rica, Nicaragua flares up again - 01:40 PM

Nicaraguan workers pull a tree from the Rio San Juan near the Costa Rican side of the river as a Costa Rican police officer looks on. November 19th, 2014 The ongoing territorial dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua over the flow of the Rio San Juan and rights to Calero Island is once again sparking bickering between the Central American neighbors.



11/17/2014 -  Sophisticated flight simulator helps Costa Rican SVA pilots fight organized crime - 10:28 AM

Costa Rican Aerial Surveillance Service pilots will train with this type of flight simulator, which was donated by SOUTHCOM. [Ministry of Public Security] November 17th, 2014 The Costa Rican Aerial Surveillance Service has an important new tool in its fight against drug trafficking and other criminal enterprises: A Piper Seneca III Flight Simulator that pilots can use for training.



11/17/2014 -  After six years, Cubana resumes direct flights between Costa Rica and Cuba - 09:20 AM

The route will be flown by an Antonov An-158 aircraft, like the one pictured above. November 17th, 2014 The first direct flight in six years by Cubana Airlines to Costa Rica landed at the Juan Santamaria International Airport Sunday morning.



11/15/2014 -  The world's biggest chocolate-maker says we're running out of chocolate - 10:58 PM

As this future year unfolds, the gap between how much cocoa the world wants to consume and how much it can produce will swell to 1 million metric tons, according to Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut, the world's largest chocolate maker. By 2030, the predicted shortfall will grow to 2 million tons.



11/14/2014 -  Fitch Rates BAC San Jose DPR Funding Ltd.'s Series 2014 Notes 'BBB+' - 05:46 PM

The series 2014 notes are backed by existing and future U.S. dollar-denominated diversified payment rights originated by Banco BAC San Jose, S.A. , part of the BAC/Credomatic group. The collateral includes MT100 payment orders originated from export and trade finance payments, service related flows, capital flows, and flows related to tourism, foreign direct investment and personal remittances.



11/14/2014 -  Travel website: Retreat.guru helps travelers find spas, wellness centers - 01:40 PM

WHAT: Retreat.guru lists 6,751 spiritual and wellness retreats, centers and teachers in 58 countries and 785 cities, including Bali, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Costa Rica and Peru. HITS: Although the retreat destinations are compelling -- a seven-day women's surf and yoga vacation in Bali or a yoga getaway in the Sacred Valley of Peru -- the site also allows you to discover teachers and destinations you might not have heard about in categories such as meditation, yoga teacher training and wellness retreat.



11/14/2014 -  Spotify's First Artist-in-Residence Shows How Music Unites Humans - 08:18 AM

Every second, Spotify finds two users that started the same song at the same time and plays a snippet on its page, Serendipity, while showing the city each one lives in What does San Jose, Costa Rica, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, have in common? Well, for just a moment, on Thursday night, it was "Pretty Fly ," the fourth song off the SoCal Punk band The Offspring's 1998 album, Americana. At the exact same moment, two Spotify users hit play on that track and if you'd been watching you'd have seen that connection on Spotify's website, Serendipity .



11/14/2014 -  Alanis Morissette Teams With Carlos 'Tapado' Vargas For Coffee Song - 03:13 AM

Singer Alanis Morissette has teamed up with Costa Rican musician Carlos 'tapado' Vargas to record a unique song inspired by female coffee producers. The Ironic hitmaker and Vargas used coffee beans and machinery used in the production of coffee to create the percussion parts for their quirky collaboration, The Morning.



11/13/2014 -  Schnauzer poisoned by tainted dog treats - 10:08 PM

Schaumburg police are investigating after a dog was deliberately poisoned by tainted dog treats planted in its owner's backyard. Schnauzer poisoned by tainted dog treats Schaumburg police are investigating after a dog was deliberately poisoned by tainted dog treats planted in its owner's backyard.



11/13/2014 -  BWI offers 30 minutes of free parking for holidays - 03:54 PM

If all you want for Christmas is a bit of free parking at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, consider your wish list fulfilled. Officials at the Anne Arundel County airport on Thursday announced that between Nov. 15 and Jan. 15, those picking up or dropping off loved ones will be able to park in the airport's hourly garage for up to 30 minutes for free.



11/13/2014 -  Hyatt Place Ciudad del Carmen Opens in Mexico - 11:58 AM

Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Grupo Eco opened Hyatt Place Ciudad del Carmen located here. Hyatt Place Ciudad del Carmen is the third Hyatt Place hotel to open in Mexico, and marks the continuation of Hyatt's growth strategy in the country.



11/13/2014 -  What Ever Happened to that Ebola epidemic? - 07:40 AM

We got to talking and I mentioned that my daughter is spending a semester in London. Then she's flying to South Africa over Christmas with her boyfriend, who grew up in Capetown.



11/13/2014 -  5 Small Airlines You Should Know - 02:25 AM

Travelers are well acquainted with major airlines and hubs spread across the country, but sometimes plans call for a short 40-minute flight to more exotic spots like the Costa Rican jungle, or a quick jaunt to upstate New York. Cars, trains, and ferries can take hours, which makes the perks of flying on smaller airlines enticing.



 


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