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Tag Results for "Costa Rica"

Pope Sends Message to Latin American Conference on Vocations Encouraging Others to the Priesthood

Pope Benedict XVI sent a message of encouragement to the second Latin-American Continental Congress for Vocations, which is being held in Cartago, Costa Rica, from January 31 to February 5, 2011. continue reading »

Costa Rica Dismantles Cocaine Smuggling Ring Using Local Fishermen

The defense ministry of Costa Rica has announced it has dismantled a cocaine smuggling ring using local fishermen and their fishing vessels. continue reading »

Hispanic Republican and Chair of Foreign Affair Comm., Ros-Lehtinen, Seeks to Reduce UN Funding

The new chairperson of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, has gone on the record and identified funding to the United Nations (UN) as “a waste of taxpayer dollars.” continue reading »

Disney Cruise Comes to Costa Rica for the First Time

On Friday Costa Rica greeted Mickey and Minnie Mouse aboard the Disney cruise ship the Disney Wonder. This was the first time a Disney cruise ship docked in Costa Rica. continue reading »

Pope Praises Costa Rica as “Beacon for Peace”

Pope Benedict XVI in meeting with Costa Rica’s new ambassador to the Vatican, Fernando F. Sanchez Campos, expressed praise and his contentment for the country’s role in peace keeping and environmental conservation. continue reading »

Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Costa Rica’s Proposed Surgical Method to Quiet Loud Dogs (BILINGUAL)

Controversy is raging in San José, Costa Rica after Ms. Irina Selyukova, director of the regional Health Ministry chapter ordered a senior woman to take her five dogs to the vet to have their vocal chords removed, before the end of the month. continue reading »

Nicaragua Cites GoogleMaps Faulty Map as an Excuse to Invade Costa Rica

President Daniel Ortega from Nicaragua blames Google maps for last week's accidental invasion of Costa Rican soil. Nicaraguan troops have been accused of crossing the traditionally debated Nicaragua border into Costa Rica, and setting up camp for the night. The soldiers allegedly took down a Costa Rican flag and hoisted the Nicaraguan flag. continue reading »

New Ecotourism Website Puts Far-Flung Nature Sites a Mere Mouse Click Away

Created by the UN Environment Program and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the site provides in-depth information on both the leading lights and hidden gems of the conservation world, allowing visitors to upload photographs of their trips to protected areas, write travelogues for Wikipedia and recommend places of interest nearby, data that can be shared through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. continue reading »

U.S. and Costa Rica Seal Deal to Conserve More Tropical Forests

The U.S. and Costa Rica, together with the Nature Conservancy have concluded agreements that will provide more than $27 million over the next 15 years for tropical forest conservation in Costa Rica. continue reading »

11 Países de America Latina Piden Revisión de Leyes Migratorias de Arizona

México y otros 10 países de América Latina buscan que un tribunal federal de apelaciones de los Estados Unidos revise leyes de inmigración del estado de Arizona. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Costa Rica on Your 189th Year of Independence

Today, all of Costa Rica is celebrating and rejoicing its 189-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations continue reading »

Costa Rica Finds Out What Everyone Knows:  Spencer Pratt is a Stupido

Spencer Pratt, the translucent skinned slightly better half of Heidi and Spencer known also as “Speidi” has been located in Costa Rica. The reality TV loser and F-lister continue reading »

Costa Rican Banks Set to offer “Green Loans”

One of Costa Rica's large banking networks, Banco Promerica de Costa Rica, is getting ready to develop a portfolio of environmentally sustainable loans known as "green loans" which will strengthen the eco-business in the country. The green loans help increase investment and sustainable banking practices in the country, fostering environmental, social and economic benefits. continue reading »

‘Illegal’ Insect Tries to Smuggle itself into U.S. Inside a Costa Rican Pineapple – For Real!

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists intercepted a “First in the Nation” destructive pest, this time on a shipment of fresh pineapples arriving from Costa Rica in a sea container. continue reading »