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As Mexico catches cartel boss, others wait in the wings
Crime
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Crime
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As Mexico catches cartel boss, others wait in the wings

Laurent Thomet | AFP - February 23, 2014

MEXICO CITY – Mexico has finally caught its most powerful drug kingpin, but other capos nicknamed "El Mayo," "La Tuta" and "El Mencho" remain on the loose,…

Johnny Araya’s 5 biggest campaign mistakes
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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Johnny Araya’s 5 biggest campaign mistakes

Nancy De Lemos - February 23, 2014

Johnny Araya never fails to surprise me. Like most Costa Ricans, about a year ago I thought it inevitable that he would become President Laura Chinchilla’s successor,…

World’s top drug trafficker, ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán arrested in Mexico
Crime
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Crime
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World’s top drug trafficker, ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán arrested in Mexico

Joshua Partlow and Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - February 22, 2014

MEXICO CITY – Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the man who supplied more illegal drugs to the United States than anyone else on Earth, was captured by the…

Trumpet trees again in bloom
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Trumpet trees again in bloom

Ed Bernhardt - February 22, 2014

Every year during the dry season, wonderful pink trumpet trees bloom across the landscape of Costa Rica. The leaves fall and the trees bloom with flowers ranging…

Theft of $1.8 million in baroque paintings a blow to Guatemalan art world
Art Thieves
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Art Thieves
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Theft of $1.8 million in baroque paintings a blow to Guatemalan art world

Benjamin Reeves - February 22, 2014

ANTIGUA, Guatemala – Two weeks ago, thieves made off with six paintings by 18th century master Tomás de Merlo from the colonial-era church of El Calvario in…

Venezuela death toll mounts in growing unrest
Bolivarian Revolution
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Venezuela death toll mounts in growing unrest

Marcelo Daniel Brusa | AFP - February 21, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela – The death toll from escalating anti-government protests in Venezuela jumped to eight on Friday, as President Nicolás Maduro's leftist administration threatened to cut off…

Get your tickets for the Costa Rica national team’s final home game before the World Cup
Friendlies with benefits
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Friendlies with benefits
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Get your tickets for the Costa Rica national team’s final home game before the World Cup

The Tico Times - February 21, 2014

Here's your one chance to watch Costa Rica's national team play a home game before the World Cup. La Sele takes on Paraguay in a friendly at…

Spain court approves extradition of Liberty Reserve founder to US
Business
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Business
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Spain court approves extradition of Liberty Reserve founder to US

AFP - February 21, 2014

MADRID – A Spanish court on Friday approved the extradition to the United States of the founder of what the U.S. calls the world's biggest money-laundering operation.…

Crime
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Suspect in double homicide in southern Costa Rica threatened victims on Facebook

The Tico Times - February 21, 2014

[caption id="attachment_29047" align="aligncenter" width="399"] (Screenshot from Facebook)[/caption] A suspect in a Thursday night shooting that resulted in two deaths near Costa Rica’s border with Panama threatened the…

5 things that happened this week in Costa Rica’s presidential runoff campaign
Business
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Business
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5 things that happened this week in Costa Rica’s presidential runoff campaign

The Tico Times - February 21, 2014

Didn’t keep up with the runoff campaign this week? Don’t worry, we did. Here are some highlights: 1. Former President Abel Pacheco endorses Luis Guillermo Solís On…