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Google: ‘We win’ even when economy suffers’

Will Oremus - January 2, 2014

Bloomberg TV scored what it bills as "a rare interview" with Google chairman Eric Schmidt, in which the would-be soothsayer lays out his tech predictions for the…

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Driver’s long road at CIA ends with stories to tell

Ian Shapira - December 29, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The way Mr. Thornton tells the story, it was shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks, and he suddenly needed to drive the CIA's No.…

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Antonio Banderas to star in film about Chilean ‘miracle miners’

Ariela Navarro - December 26, 2013

NEMOCÓN, Colombia – At the bottom of a dank salt mine in Colombia, a 200-strong film crew featuring Spanish actor Antonio Banderas is reconstructing the incredible tale…

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Tamarindo Talk

The Tico Times - December 20, 2013

For the holidays, the area has a lot of special parties and restaurants are offering special menus for Christmas.  Mar Vista in Flamingo is presenting an Italian…

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Arenal Report

The Tico Times - December 20, 2013

Once again Mount Chirripó must bow its majestic head, this time to the intrepid 2013 Arenal Expedition Team. Months ago, David Fountaine, Jim Aoki, Rob and Denice Ley,…

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The 8 most fascinating Central America stories of the year

David Boddiger - December 20, 2013

The news in the most violent region in the world outside of war zones often goes underreported by the international press. When the media does take notice,…

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Attention dessert lovers: Puerto Viejo’s Chocolate Festival begins Friday

The Tico Times - December 19, 2013

By Kristin Gilbert Ramírez | Special to The Tico Times The second annual Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival kicks off Friday and runs through Dec. 22, involving a delicious…

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Central America is prime target for massive Florida-based Christian charity

Larry Luxner - December 19, 2013

COCONUT CREEK, Florida – From sewing machines for Guatemalan housewives to free lunches for 70,000 schoolchildren in Nicaragua, Florida-based Food For The Poor Inc. is helping improve…

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What’s open, closed for the holidays

The Tico Times - December 19, 2013

BANKS: Banco Improsa (2284-4040) will be closed Dec. 25, 30, 31, and Jan. 1. BAC San José (2295-9595) will be closed Dec. 25-31, Jan.1; offices will close at 3…

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Salvadoran ex-president to face graft probe over missing $10 million from Taiwan

AFP - December 18, 2013

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – El Salvador's former leader Francisco Flores is being investigated for suspected graft, as the government tries to locate $10 million given by…