Haiti marks fourth anniversary of quake that killed 250,000
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Haiti marks fourth anniversary of quake that killed 250,000

Clarens Renois - January 12, 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti --- Haiti marked four years on Sunday since a violent earthquake shattered the impoverished nation, which is still struggling to recover from the widespread devastation…

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World Bank’s IFC criticized over Honduras project

AFP - January 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — The World Bank's private finance arm was criticized Friday by an internal ombudsman for its involvement with a controversial Honduras agriculture business accused of grave human…

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Costa Rica government offers condolences to Israel after death of Ariel Sharon

AFP - January 11, 2014

SAN JOSÉ — Costa Rica's government expressed "deep condolences" this Saturday after the death of former prime minister and one-time strongman of the Israeli right Ariel Sharon. "The…

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Avianca drops San José-Miami nonstop flight

L. Arias - January 10, 2014

Colombia-based airline Avianca will cancel its nonstop San José-Miami flights starting Jan. 16, according to Director of Corporate Affairs Claudia Arenas. The measure was taken as part of…

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Costa Rica has the second highest unemployment rate in Latin America, according to the UN

Zach Dyer - January 10, 2014

A report released by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said Costa Rica had the second highest unemployment rate in the…

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Nicaragua deports U.S. fugitive wanted for child porn

AFP - January 10, 2014

Nicaragua deported to the United States on Thursday a fugitive American wanted by Interpol on child pornography charges, officials said Thursday. Cory Michael Papp, 37, pleaded guilty…

Johnny Araya promises to revive controversial highway project
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Johnny Araya promises to revive controversial highway project

Zach Dyer - January 10, 2014

National Liberation Party presidential candidate Johnny Araya announced his intention to restart the previously postponed San José-San Ramón highway project at a rally Thursday night. “There are…

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Two new Intersectoral bus routes to begin operating in coming months

L. Arias - January 10, 2014

A study supporting the opening of two new bus routes connecting locations in the outskirts of San José will be ready in two weeks, the Public Works…

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Court decision imperils Haitians in Dominican Republic

Joshua Keating - January 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The governments of the Haiti and the Dominican Republic met this week to discuss rising tension between the neighbors, particularly a highly controversial court…

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Venezuela outraged by murder of a former beauty queen

Nick Miroff - January 9, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelans kill each other by the tens of thousands every year, making this South American nation one of the world's most violent. But the…