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Costa Ricans in Solidarity Campaign for Cuba

Posted on: Nov 20 2014 - 10:33am | Comments Off
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COSTA RICA NEWS (Prensa Latina) — The Costa Rican Committee of Solidarity with Cuba has been developing a one-month long campaign of support to the Cuban Government and people, coordinator of the organization, Jose Francisco Varela, aka Chepe, confirmed via the Internet. According to the social activist, the different actions implemented in the past few weeks were aimed to demand the end of the U.S. economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed on Cuba for 55 years. Participants are also demanding the immediate release of Cuban heroes Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labanino and Gerardo Hernandez, who have been unfairly held in U.S. prisons for 16 years now, victims of a biased trial. Chepe explained that on November 13 they staged a political-cultural...

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San José Airport Terminal Expansion To Allow Larger Planes

COSTA RICA NEWS — The expansion of the San José international airport (SJO) that is currently underway will mean more retail rental space and the handling of larger aircraft. The construction firm Volio Trejos has the contract for the terminal expansion, that directly employs 80 people. Photo John Durán/La Nacion The expansion work began in September and is...

Posted on: Nov 20 2014 - 10:33am | Comments Off
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Pica e’ Leña, a Costa Rican Tradition That Refuses to Disappear

With the Sun coming out behind them, men worked happily recalling the times of axe. Photo: Ariana Crespo COSTA RICA PHOTOS — On...

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Former Miss Costa Rica Veronica Gonzalez Star Of Theatre

The cast of Un Crimen Perfecto playing now at Teatro Valzar at Plaza Mayor in Rohrmoser. COSTA RICA EXTRA — Television personality...

“Megastores” in Costa Rica

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Retailer Gollo’s “megatienda” in Zapote. Photo: Pablo Montiel/EF. COSTA RICA BUSINESS NEWSS – There is a growing trend in appliances stores and department stores...

Costa Rica is the country with the highest percentage of immigrants in Latin America

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COSTA RICA NEWS — Costa Rica is the Latin American country with the highest percentage of immigrations registered within its borders, with a total of 9% according to data compiled by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and published in a report based on 2011 census data and other sources. The country recorded a total of 386.000 immigrants. meanwhile,...

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A Liberal Agenda For Costa Rica

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There are 1,096,000 Costa Ricans living in poverty. 610,000 of them receive some government benefit from the 14 major state-run programs providing aid, but still almost half a million people don’t get any support....

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World is Running Out of Chocolate, Says World’s Biggest Chocolate-Maker

Shucking cocoa in Mastatal, Puriscal. In the photo, two foreign visitors pay local the farmer to to spend two weeks at the...


Nearly 30% of Young Latin American Women Have Been Teenage Mothers

Posted on: Nov 20 2014 - 5:29am | Comments Off
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LATIN AMERICA NEWS — Nearly 30 % of young women in Latin America become mothers before 20 years of age and the majority of them are socioeconomically underprivileged, which fosters the intergenerational reproduction of poverty, hinders women’s autonomy and their life projects, and underscores the need for sex education and reproductive health services to be made a public policy priority, according to a new report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The study Reproduction in adolescence and its inequalities in Latin America (only available in Spanish), published recently, indicates that the teenage maternity rate-which shows the number of mothers 15 to 19 years old versus the total number of women that...

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Residents Depend on Tides to Leave or Enter Their Community

The only entrance to the community of Guiones Sur is constantly littered with garbage left behind when the tide goes out. The access is 100 meters south of the main entrance to the beach. Photo by Ariana Crespo COSTA RICA NEWS (By Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste) — Deciding what time to leave or enter the community of Guiones Sur is not something residents...

Posted on: Nov 19 2014 - 9:24am | Comments Off
In: Costa Rica News, Guanacaste, National, News
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Media Maratón San José 2014 on Sunday To Feature American Road Racers

Posted on: Nov 19 2014 - 9:24am | Comments Off
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Photos and video by Mediamaratonsanjose.com COSTA RICA SPORTS NEWS — Several American road racers will be in San José this Sunday for the Gatorade Media Maratón San José 2014 (Gatorade San José Half Marathon). Ryan and Sara Hall, Abdi Abdirahman and Matt Llano headline the second running of the marathon.. Defending champion Ryan Hall, the American record holder in the half marathon who ran 64:09 to win last year’s race, will return to defend his title. Joining him in Costa Rica for the first time since their honeymoon in 2005 will be his wife Sara, who is coming off a great year on the roads that saw her finish fourth at last weekend’s .US 12K road racing championships. Left to right: Ryan Hall, Sara Hall, Abdi Abdirahman and Matt...

A Liberal Agenda For Costa Rica

Posted on: Nov 19 2014 - 9:24am | Comments Off
In: Costa Rica News, Journal, News
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There are 1,096,000 Costa Ricans living in poverty. 610,000 of them receive some government benefit from the 14 major state-run programs providing aid, but still almost half a million people don’t get any support....

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Coffee vs Gangsters In Honduras

Young people in Honduras, one of the most dangerous countries in the world, are being coaxed away from criminal gangs and taught how to become self-sufficient coffee farmers. (Miheco Via Flickr/Creative Commons ) CENTRAL AMERICA (The Daily Telegraph) — Young people in Honduras, one of the most dangerous countries in the world, are being coaxed away from criminal...

Posted on: Nov 19 2014 - 9:23am | Comments Off
In: Central America, Costa Rica News, Honduras
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