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Saharan Dust Cloud Inhibits Rainfall in Costa Rica

Posted on: Aug 26 2015 - 12:51pm | Comments Off on Saharan Dust Cloud Inhibits Rainfall in Costa Rica
In: africa, cloud, costa rica, Costa Rica News, costarica, el niño, News, saharan dust
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The skies over Tibas on Tuesday afternoon. Photo John Durán, La Nacion QCOSTARICA – The national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN), reported Tuesday a mass of dry air from the Saharan desert, now over Costa Rica, is inhibiting seasonal rainstorms at bay across the country, while maintaining a stable and very dry atmosphere. The dust cloud is expected to prevent rain and reduce visibility in the Caribbean and Central Valley. Daniel Poleo, meteorologist at the IMN, said the country experienced a similar phenomenon in June, this being the second time this year that the African dust has affected our country and the fourth to reach Central Amercia. Saharan dust spreading out over the Atlantic. (Image: NASA) Experts...

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All Credit and Debit Cards in Costa Rica To Be Replaced In The Next 6 Years

The “chip” card is more secure than the magnetic stripe card now in use in Costa Rica. The changeover process to take between 4 and 6 years, say the Costa Rican Banking Association QCOSTARICA – All credit and debits cards issued by the banks in the country will be replaced over the next four to six years. The financial institutions in the country are committed...

Posted on: Aug 26 2015 - 12:50pm | Comments Off on All Credit and Debit Cards in Costa Rica To Be Replaced In The Next 6 Years
In: Business, Costa Rica News, Money, News
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Life Isn’t Easy. The Relentless Search for Happiness.

Mayra always dreamed of being a police officer and although she went to the Ministry of Justice a little while ago, her age impeded...

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Couples Who Engage In “Sexting” Have Better Sex, Says Study

QCOSTARICA EXTRA,  via Livescience.com –  Couples who practice sexting, sending sexually suggestive or explicit images by phone,...

What it feels like to be held up by bandits during an overnight bus trip in Colombia

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Colombia is a country with great architecture and natural wonders. For the Post’s Joe O’Connor, Colombia is where he was robbed on a bus at gunpoint. Joe O’Connor is a feature writer at the National Post. Twenty years ago, he was a backpacker, trekking around Central and South America with his then girlfriend, Karen Nasmith. Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama...

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Posted on: Aug 26 2015 - 7:44am | Comments Off on Switzerland Expected To Rule In September The Fate of Li and Other Five FIFA Former Officials Arrested in May
In: Costa Rica News, News, Sports
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Switzerland Expected To Rule In September The Fate of Li and Other Five FIFA Former Officials Arrested in May

Eduardo Li (right) with Joseph Blatter, who has served as the eighth president of FIFA since June 1998. QCOSTARICA – It was on May 27 when Costa Rican Eduardo Li was one 14 arrested...

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When Sports Unites a Neighborhood

Among the goals of the San Martin neighborhood sports subcommittee are to improve the terrain of the sports plaza and build...


Wonder Women and Macho Men: Sex and Society in Latin America

Posted on: Aug 26 2015 - 7:44am | Comments Off on Wonder Women and Macho Men: Sex and Society in Latin America
In: Costa Rica News, Inside Costa Rica, Latin America
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“CRISTINA’S pleasure” blared the cover of a 2012 edition of Noticias, a tabloid news magazine in Argentina. A caricature of the country’s president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, seemed to show her in mid-orgasm, her head thrown back, her mouth open. “Every day she seems more confident, sensual and even shameless,” the story went on. For further enlightenment, readers were invited to watch an animated video online of the president masturbating. Good taste is not how tabloids sell copies in any country, but it is hard to imagine a British red top describing a female politician quite so crudely. The treatment of Ms Fernández in Noticias points to a Latin American paradox. Women have made great progress towards equality with...

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Venezuelans Launch Mises Institute to Take Down Chavismo

Mises Venezuela plans to demonstrate the “failures of socialism.” (Mises Venezuela) Even in the face of tremendous adversity, Venezuelan activists are not giving up. In order to counter the official government narrative of the Nicolás Maduro administration, local libertarians have launched the Ludwig von Mises Institute Venezuela, a nonprofit educational...

Posted on: Aug 26 2015 - 2:39am | Comments Off on Venezuelans Launch Mises Institute to Take Down Chavismo
In: Costa Rica News, Latin America, Venezuela
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Fighting the future is futile, the future always wins

Posted on: Aug 25 2015 - 11:24am | Comments Off on Fighting the future is futile, the future always wins
In: Costa Rica News, costarica, easy taxi, Editorial, Front Page, gps, News, tappsi, uber
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An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign in Frankfurt, September 15, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach QCOSTARICA – In an editorial by the ElFinancieriocr.com of August 22, the newspaper says it is a bad decision of the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) – Ministry of Public Works and Transport – to ally itself with the taxi and porteadores (informal taxis) to fight the future of transportation in Costa Rica. That future being Uber. The publication says it (the MOPT) should rather be talking to the Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones (Micitt) – Ministry of Science and Technology – to promote the creation...

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When Sports Unites a Neighborhood

Among the goals of the San Martin neighborhood sports subcommittee are to improve the terrain of the sports plaza and build a space with stationary machines like the ones in the Nicoya Polideportivo sports complex. Photo by Ariana Crespo QCOSTAIRCA by Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguanagaste.com – It is Tuesday afternoon and for Steven and his friends,...

Posted on: Aug 25 2015 - 11:24am | Comments Off on When Sports Unites a Neighborhood
In: costa rica, Costa Rica News, costarica, Guanacaste, Inside Costa Rica, National
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