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Drones fly to rescue of Amazon wildlife
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Amazon
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Drones fly to rescue of Amazon wildlife

AFP / Mauro Pimentel - August 16, 2018

MAMIRAUÁ RESERVE, Brazil—A hoarse sound abruptly wakes visitors staying at a floating house that serves as a base for environmentalists on the Jaraua river in the Amazon…

Now in Costa Rica: Amazon direct delivery
Shopping
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Shopping
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Now in Costa Rica: Amazon direct delivery

The Tico Times - April 18, 2018

It seems Roger Waters is coming to Costa Rica, and now Amazon direct delivery, too? What's going on this week? The sales giant announced the launch of…

Amazon Costa Rica to hire 1,500 employees
Business
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Business
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Amazon Costa Rica to hire 1,500 employees

L. Arias - September 12, 2016

E-commerce giant Amazon announced Monday that it would be hiring for 1,500 new jobs in Costa Rica to support the expansion of its operations here. Recruiters are seeking staff…

Foreign firms announce more than 2,000 new job openings in Costa Rica
Business
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Business
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Foreign firms announce more than 2,000 new job openings in Costa Rica

L. Arias - May 10, 2016

Five foreign-owned companies have recently announced the expansion of their operations in Costa Rica and are currently offering 2,200 new jobs at professional and technical levels. Bakery…

Armed with whips and rifles, poor Peruvian vigilantes help protect the Andes from criminals
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Armed with whips and rifles, poor Peruvian vigilantes help protect the Andes from criminals

JURRIAAN VAN EERTEN - January 28, 2016

LIMA, Peru – As the bus sways back and forth over a meandering jungle road, a middle-aged man stands up in the aisle. He carries an old…

To conserve the Amazon, the forest must become an economic ‘asset’
Amazonia
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Amazonia
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To conserve the Amazon, the forest must become an economic ‘asset’

JURRIAAN VAN EERTEN - January 5, 2016

IQUITOS, Peru – When the brisk 66-year-old Julio Conwachi Sandow takes tourists through the jungle to go bird-watching, he talks a lot about flora and fauna. With…

Yikes: Canadian kills Briton in Peru after drinking ayahuasca
Crime
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Crime
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Yikes: Canadian kills Briton in Peru after drinking ayahuasca

AFP - December 17, 2015

LIMA, Peru – A Canadian stabbed a British man to death during a row at a hostel in Peru after drinking ayahuasca, the powerfully psychedelic South American brew,…

Community managed forests protect against climate change, study finds
#cop21
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#cop21
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Community managed forests protect against climate change, study finds

Louisa Reynolds - November 17, 2015

Respecting community and indigenous rights to collective land tenure and forest management could help avert climate change — and save us billions of dollars, according to a…

Even Brazil’s military may not be enough to protect an endangered Amazon tribe
Amazonia
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Amazonia
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Even Brazil’s military may not be enough to protect an endangered Amazon tribe

Dom Phillips | The Washington Post - November 9, 2015

AWÁ INDIGENOUS LAND, Brazil – In January 2014, the Brazilian government sent the army into this corner of the Amazon, deploying soldiers backed by bulldozers and helicopters to…

Amazonia
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Peru to create huge national park in Amazon basin

AFP - November 7, 2015

https://twitter.com/manupulgarvidal/status/663046091466776576 LIMA, Peru – Peru is creating a national park to protect a vast territory in the Amazon basin that is vulnerable to drug trafficking and illegal logging…