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Chemical Disaster Still a Mystery

Dave Sherwood - May 25, 2007

Thousands of liters of noxious chemicals burned during an inferno that raged at a Central Valley chemical plant earlier this month, some mixing with water and possibly…

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Tornado Injures 36 in Dominican Republic

EFE - May 18, 2007

DAJABON, Dominican Republic – Thirty-six people were injured last week when a tornado tore through the Dominican Republic’s Dajabon province, damaging 30% of the buildings in the…

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Nochebuena Museum at Irazú Volcano: The Facts and Figures Behind the Smoke

Vicky Longland - April 13, 2007

Costa Rica plays an active and spectacular part in the Ring of Fire, that circle of volcanoes around the Pacific Ocean known for its sometimes devastating pyrotechnics.…

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Man’s Best Friend? Man and Crocodile Put on One-of-a-Kind Show in Siquirres

Mónica Quesada - March 30, 2007

“Chito and Poncho are friends,” reads a sign at Finca Las Tilapias, Gilberto Sheedan’s ranch near the Caribbean-slope town of Siquirres. Chito, as Sheedan is widely known,…

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Nicaraguans Eye Election Results

Blake Schmidt - November 10, 2006

For many Nicaraguan immigrants in Costa Rica, memories of the bloody Sandinista revolution and civil war follow them around like desperate street vendors. “Imagine how many mothers…

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Panamanian Campesinos Urge ‘No’ Vote on Canal Expansion

EFE - October 20, 2006

PANAMA CITY – An organization of Panamanian campesinos this week reiterated a call for their countrymen to vote against the proposed expansion of the Panama Canal in…

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Guatemalan Anti-Opium Operation ‘Successful’

EFE - September 8, 2006

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan security forces exceeded original expectations for the anti-drug operation they launched Aug. 28 in five municipalities on the Mexican border, an official announced.…

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Taiwan Shows Interest In Panama Canal Expansion

EFE - August 18, 2006

PANAMA CITY – Taiwan’s foreign minister announced this week that his country is interested in participating in the project to enlarge the Panama Canal, if the Central…

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Guatemalan Village Hunts Down Killer Crocodile

EFE - August 4, 2006

GUATEMALA CITY – A group of indigenous villagers in the rural north of Guatemala on Tuesday hunted down and killed a crocodile that devoured a 7-year-old girl…

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Controversy Erupts over Spheres

María Gabriela Díaz - June 30, 2006

What do you get when one man’s passion for spheres collides with the National Museum’s plans to recover mysterious pre-Columbian objects? A criminal investigation. Costa Rican lawyer…