A wanted poster of Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is displayed at a newsstand in a Mexico City bus terminal on July 13, 2015, a day after the government reported his escape from a maximum-security prison.
At least one Mexican man believed to be living in Costa Rica has ties to the notorious drug kingpin, who recently escaped from a maximum security Mexican prison. El Chapo even is said to have designed a plan to break that man out of Costa Rica’s La Reforma prison.
Strap on your helmet: The tale of ziplining in Costa Rica is a fascinating one.
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An exploration of the origins of jungle canopy ziplining leads to a tangled web of claims and a fascinating story in the heart of Costa Rica.
This handout picture taken on July 27, 2015 and distributed by the Peruvian Ministry of Defense shows Peruvian Army soldiers ushering adults and children to helicopters at the Air Force base in the jungle town of Mazamari after their liberation by the armed forces from captivity by the Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path, in the central Amazonian region of Satipo.
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The rebels are holding 60 to 80 more children in hard-to-reach areas, the Peruvian government says.
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“My life revolves around music. I wake up, brush my teeth and play the trumpet,” says Desamparados-born musician Esteban González. Sit in on his conversation with The Tico Times.
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One of Holland’s largest orchid growers is poised to build a sophisticated greenhouse in Guatemala to produce the popular, delicate flowers.
Carlos Muñoz failed to qualify for the fourth round of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing competition in California, July 31, 2015.
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Costa Rican surfer Carlos “Cali” Muñoz was eliminated from the World Surf League’s US Open of Surf after failing to qualify past the third round.
Picture taken in Buenos Aires on May 14, 2015, showing Argentinian sports marketing executive Alejandro Burzaco who has been indicted by U.S. authorities in the FIFA corruption scandal and turned himself into police in Italy on June 9, 2015.
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The assets put up to guarantee the $20 million bond include cash deposits of $3.3 million, to be made by October 1, and three properties in the United States owned by his sister and a close friend.
Chile’s former President Michelle Bachelet, right, her mother Angela Jeria, center, and Lorena Pizarro, president of the Association of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared, left, participate in a ceremony at Villa Grimaldi, which was used as a detention and torture center during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, in Santiago, on Sept. 10, 2013.
The burning alive of two teenagers by a Chilean military patrol in 1986 was directly reported to Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, but he refused to accept it, according to U.S. documents declassified Friday.
Protesters call attention to the alleged poaching of Cecil the lion in the parking lot of Dr. Walter Palmer’s River Bluff Dental Clinic on July 29, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. According to reports, the 13-year-old lion was lured out of a national park in Zimbabwe and killed by Dr. Palmer, who had paid at least $50,000 for the hunt.
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Zimbabwe on Friday called for the extradition of Walter Palmer, the Minnesota trophy hunter who shot and killed Cecil the lion. Palmer and his guide have said the killing of the tagged lion, who was a favorite among tourists, was a mistake and that calls for severe punishment are out of proportion.