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Intel, Bank America deal Costa Rica double blow

San Jos - Two big US firms -- Bank of America and microchip giant Intel -- announced closures in Costa Rica leading to nearly 3,000 layoffs, dealing a double blow to the Central American country's economy.
In the Media by Marco Sibaja (AFP)

Bank of America shuts down in Costa Rica, lays off 1,400

San Jos - Bank of America announced Tuesday it was shutting down its operations in Costa Rica, where it employed 1,400 people in a technological unit.
In the Media by AFP

Intel lays off of 1,500 employees in Costa Rica

San Jos - US microchip giant Intel announced Tuesday it was reducing its assembly and testing operations in Costa Rica and will lay off 1,500 employees.
In the Media by AFP

Solis elected as Costa Rica's new president

San Jos - Political centrist Luis Guillermo Solis was elected president of Costa Rica in a runoff vote Sunday, becoming the first third-party candidate to win in decades.
In the Media by AFP

Polls open in Costa Rica's one-candidate presidential vote

San Jos - Voting got under way in Costa Rica on Sunday, where historian and former diplomat Luis Guillermo Solis faced no opposition in the country's presidential run-off election.
In the Media by AFP

Costa Rican centrist set for election win with no rival

San Jos - Historian and former diplomat Luis Guillermo Solis is set to cruise to victory Sunday in Costa Rica's presidential run-off election after his sole opponent dropped out of the race.
In the Media by María Isabel Sanchez (AFP)

Geoffrey C. Smith: Sculpts bronze trophies for IGFA Special

World renowned bronze sculptor Geoffrey C. Smith will travel to Costa Rica in April for the IGFA catch and release sailfish tournament.
Digital Journal Report by Kelly Jadon - 1 comment

Hero clothier reunites man and pants, avoids wedding catastrophe

Wayzata - A clothing shop in Wayzata, Minnesota did not want their customer to be disappointed. Shortly after a Minnesota man forgot his pants in a changing room, the business realized what had happened and took extraordinary measures to fix the mishap.
In the Media by Jeffrey Nelson

Surprise contender in Costa Rica second-round presidential vote

Guadalupe - Centrist Luis Guillermo Solis has taken a surprise lead in Costa Rica's presidential election, and will now face a ruling party candidate in a run-off vote in April.
In the Media by Maria Isabel SANCHEZ (AFP)

Costa Rica set for second-round presidential vote

San Jos - Costa Rica appeared bound Sunday for a second round of voting in presidential polls, with the leading candidate failing to cross the 40 percent threshold to victory.
In the Media by Maria Isabel Sanchez (AFP)

No clear frontrunner as Costa Ricans vote for new president

San Jos - Costa Ricans pick a new president Sunday from a field of four candidates, none of whom have a clear lead in the polls, and with nearly a third of voters undecided.Some 3.
In the Media by María Isabel Sanchez (AFP)

Op-Ed: Assessing the World Cup 2014 Draw

The World Cup draw earlier turned up some shockers, with some of the best teams in the world pitted against each other so early in the tournament.
In the Media by Daryl Hammond - 1 comment

World Cup 2014 group stage draw

The draw for the group stages of the World Cup have churned out a number of tricky groups with several top teams set to face off in the group stages of the competition.
In the Media by Daryl Hammond - 2 comments

Scientists discover new tigrina wild cat species in Brazil

During a study of three wild cat species descendant from the genus Leopardus living in Central and South America, scientists accidentally found that the northeastern and southeastern Tigrinas are different species – not different populations.
In the Media by Jessica Zuzierla - 1 comment

Costa Rica's biodiverse Osa Peninsula on the verge of collapse Special

The Osa Peninsula, on the South Pacific side of Costa Rica, is one of the most biologically intense places on Earth. But overfishing is depleting its resources, says Sierra Goodman, an advocate pushing to turn Osa into a Marine Protected Area (MPA).
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Batt - 6 comments

California Bar Assoc. — US leaders, courts stop breaking the law Special

Are bar associations oppressive monopolies, harmful to the public? Is the U.S. Government a law-breaking warmonger that needs to give up its international dominance? Is the gagging of domestic violence victims to silence them Unconstitutional?
Digital Journal Report by Ruth Hull - 3 comments

Benefits of birds at coffee plantations revealed

Pest control rainforest birds provide a considerable benefit to agriculture, according to a new study. The study has looked at coffee plantations.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Costa Rica plans to close zoos and release animals from captivity

Government officials in Costa Rica say they plan to close both public zoos next year so that the animals can be freed from their cages.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 6 comments

Watch man rescue cat from boa constrictor's choking hold

The video shows a man rescuing a cat from the crushing and choking hold of a boa constrictor that captured it in Costa Rica. The man literally wrestles the constrictor away from the cat which escaped with its life
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

Costa Rican woman dies from illegal butt enhancement injections

Another woman, this one from Costa Rica, is reported to have died after having illegal butt enhancement injections. This is at least the second known case of such a death, with a woman dieing from illegal butt enhancement injections in Florida last year.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro
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