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Mexican vigilantes seize town from drug cartel
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Mexican vigilantes seize town from drug cartel

Leticia Pineda - January 13, 2014

NUEVA ITALIA, Mexico – Vigilantes seized a drug cartel's bastion in western Mexico on Sunday, sparking a shootout as civilian militias gained new ground in their struggle…

Haiti marks fourth anniversary of quake that killed 250,000
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Haiti marks fourth anniversary of quake that killed 250,000

Clarens Renois - January 12, 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti --- Haiti marked four years on Sunday since a violent earthquake shattered the impoverished nation, which is still struggling to recover from the widespread devastation…

Costa Rica’s Copa del Café wraps up with surprises, exciting play
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Costa Rica’s Copa del Café wraps up with surprises, exciting play

Erin Morris - January 12, 2014

Costa Rica’s 50th Copa del Café tennis tournament came to a close Saturday evening on an intimate court at the Costa Rica Country Club, southwest of the…

Club Rio maximizes family adventure time
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Club Rio maximizes family adventure time

Ashley Harrell - January 12, 2014

Over the last two decades, Costa Rica has developed a reputation for its ample array of outdoor adventures. Canopy tours, horseback riding, rafting, rappelling and ATV rides…

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World Bank’s IFC criticized over Honduras project

AFP - January 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — The World Bank's private finance arm was criticized Friday by an internal ombudsman for its involvement with a controversial Honduras agriculture business accused of grave human…

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Costa Rica government offers condolences to Israel after death of Ariel Sharon

AFP - January 11, 2014

SAN JOSÉ — Costa Rica's government expressed "deep condolences" this Saturday after the death of former prime minister and one-time strongman of the Israeli right Ariel Sharon. "The…

Johnny Araya promises to revive controversial highway project
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Johnny Araya promises to revive controversial highway project

Zach Dyer - January 10, 2014

National Liberation Party presidential candidate Johnny Araya announced his intention to restart the previously postponed San José-San Ramón highway project at a rally Thursday night. “There are…

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Two new Intersectoral bus routes to begin operating in coming months

L. Arias - January 10, 2014

A study supporting the opening of two new bus routes connecting locations in the outskirts of San José will be ready in two weeks, the Public Works…

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Avianca drops San José-Miami nonstop flight

L. Arias - January 10, 2014

Colombia-based airline Avianca will cancel its nonstop San José-Miami flights starting Jan. 16, according to Director of Corporate Affairs Claudia Arenas. The measure was taken as part of…

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Costa Rica has the second highest unemployment rate in Latin America, according to the UN

Zach Dyer - January 10, 2014

A report released by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said Costa Rica had the second highest unemployment rate in the…

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