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Costa Rica ecolodge Selva Bananito: I’m dreaming of a green Christmas
adventure
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Costa Rica ecolodge Selva Bananito: I’m dreaming of a green Christmas

Karl Kahler - January 6, 2016

BANANITO, Limón — After a very rainy Christmas Day drive from San José to the Caribbean Sea, and after some bad directions from both the Waze app…

Haiti postpones presidential runoff vote
Global
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Global
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Haiti postpones presidential runoff vote

AFP - December 22, 2015

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti has pushed back next week's presidential runoff vote, election officials said Monday, without immediately announcing a new date. The runoff had been scheduled for…

Haiti on the outside looking in at ‘Star Wars’ delirium
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Haiti on the outside looking in at ‘Star Wars’ delirium

AFP - December 22, 2015

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Without a single functioning movie theatre in their country, Haitians have been feeling left out in recent days, while much of the rest of the…

Amid post-election chaos in Haiti, diplomat Kenneth Merten defends U.S. policies
Haiti
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Haiti
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Amid post-election chaos in Haiti, diplomat Kenneth Merten defends U.S. policies

Larry Luxner - November 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — One month after Haitians went to the polls to choose a new president, Haiti’s electoral council has announced the official results — triggering violent protests by…

Puerto Viejo crime is down, but travel alert is still up
Caribbean
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Caribbean
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Puerto Viejo crime is down, but travel alert is still up

Karl Kahler - November 9, 2015

PUERTO VIEJO, Limón – A couple of months ago, the police in this area introduced a new, electronic sheriff of sorts – a WhatsApp group where citizens can report…

Sad homecoming for Haitians deported from Dominican Republic
Crime
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Crime
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Sad homecoming for Haitians deported from Dominican Republic

Amelie Baron | AFP - November 4, 2015

MALPASSE, Haiti -- Talk about a sad homecoming. Jules Mismac, a Haitian living in the neighboring Dominican Republic, was arrested under a tough new immigration policy, then left at the border…

Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival: Eat, drink and be very merry
Caribbean
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Caribbean
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Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival: Eat, drink and be very merry

Karl Kahler - November 2, 2015

PUERTO VIEJO, Limón — I was starting to think people at the Chocolate Festival this weekend were almost worshipful of chocolate — and that was before I…

Haiti elections: A vote without violence in a field of 54 presidential candidates
Haiti
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Haiti
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Haiti elections: A vote without violence in a field of 54 presidential candidates

Amelie Baron | AFP - October 25, 2015

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haitians voted for a new president Sunday as the poorest country in the Americas seeks to shed chronic political instability and get back on its…

San Andrés: Finding solitude and bliss on a tiny Caribbean island
Caribbean
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Caribbean
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San Andrés: Finding solitude and bliss on a tiny Caribbean island

Michael Krumholtz - September 30, 2015

SAN ANDRÉS, Colombia — A V-hull boat cuts through the open Caribbean Sea at a pace interrupted by uneven waters. From the tiny Colombian island of San Andrés, the…

Two dead in Haiti election violence
Crime
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Crime
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Two dead in Haiti election violence

AFP - August 10, 2015

PORTU-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Two people were killed during Haiti's long-delayed legislative elections amid violence that forced some polling stations to close early, political parties said Monday. The elections,…

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