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Costa Rica

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  • Nicaragua wants more ocean territory, and neighbors are angry

    Nicaragua wants more ocean territory, and neighbors are angry
    MEXICO CITY — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is making an expanded push for more territory in the Caribbean Sea, appealing to international jurisprudence and rankling many of his neighbors. Colombia was especially vocal, calling Nicaragua's...
  • In L.A., trying to woo film business from L.A.

    In L.A., trying to woo film business from L.A.
    Standing next to a large flat-screen TV showing an image of a toucan, Claudia Trujillo was doing her best sales pitch, rattling off all the reasons to consider Costa Rica a prime film location. Costa Rica doesn't have a film incentive, she explained,...
  • Liberty Reserve indicted on digital currency money-laundering charges

     Liberty Reserve indicted on digital currency money-laundering charges
    NEW YORK — In what was described as the biggest-ever international money-laundering scheme, a federal grand jury has indicted a company on criminal charges that it used "virtual" currency to launder more than $6 billion in ill-gotten gains....
  • 'Dulce Rosa': An Isabel Allende tale turns operatic

    'Dulce Rosa': An Isabel Allende tale turns operatic
    Composer Lee Holdridge says his new opera, "Dulce Rosa," hits "very close to home" for him in several ways. First, as a native Latin American. Second, as the son of a passionate, indomitable woman. And, third, as a lifelong aficionado of stage drama...
  • Your Scene: Monkeys go online in Costa Rica

    Your Scene: Monkeys go online in Costa Rica
    Veronica Renov vacationed in Costa Rica in March, staying at the Hostel Plinio near Manuel Antonio National Park. She had heard that monkeys occasionally pass by the hostel on their way up a nearby hill. On Renov's last day, she saw 40 to 50 monkeys in...
  • Tim Leiweke was the Kings' top boss and their top fan

    Tim Leiweke was the Kings' top boss and their top fan
    Tim Leiweke spent his last evening as president and chief executive of AEG watching the Galaxy defeat Costa Rica's Herediano at the Home Depot Center. Had the Kings been home Leiweke might have been at Staples Center, cheering from the corner season seats...
  • PASSINGS: Raymond L. Telles

    PASSINGS: Raymond L. Telles
    Raymond L. Telles, 97, El Paso's first Latino elected mayor and a former U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica, died Friday at the Sherman Oaks home of his daughter Cynthia Ann Telles, according to KTSM-TV of El Paso. He had been in failing health in recent...
  • Costa Rica earthquake: No tsunami warning for California, U.S.

     
    The tsunami warning issued after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake rattled Costa Rica Wednesday does not include California or other parts of the U.S. coast....
  • Strong earthquake jolts Costa Rica; no early reports of deaths

     
    A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Costa Rica and much of Central America Wednesday morning, with early reports of scattered damage but no deaths (link in Spanish)....
  • Accused Mexican drug ring posing as media on trial in Nicaragua

     
    The 18 Mexicans said they were journalists from their country’s main television broadcaster, Televisa. They wore the company T-shirt, and the six vans they drove into Nicaragua bore the orange Televisa logo....
  • Volcano covers Costa Rican valley in ash

     
    On Mar. 19, 1963, the Costa Rican volcano Irazu began an eruption that lasted into 1965. San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica was daily buried by ash....