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Boy has 232 teeth removed in one day

A 17 year old boy from India endured a seven hour surgery to remove 232 teeth. The rare condition was caused by a complex composite odontoma.
In the Media by Micki Hogan

Divers take a plunge with an ocean giant: the Goliath grouper

Miami - At first glance, an adult goliath grouper can appear intimidating. Equipped with a capacious Edward G. Robinson-esque lower jaw and weighing as much as 360 kg, or 793 pounds, encountering one while you're diving or snorkeling can give you pause.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton - 2 comments

Netherlands claim UFWC title with hard fought Costa Rica win

The Netherlands have won the Unofficial Football World Champions title and a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup after a long-fought match against surprise package Costa Rica.
In the Media by Kris Coombes - 1 comment

World Cup: Europe or South America, the balance of power shared

Brazil has seen the best World Cup for decades — skilful play, last-gasp goals, smaller nations nearly upsetting the big boys and most of all a direct split between Europe and South America as to who holds the balance of power.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Costa Rican President removes all 'worship' from his office

All instances of recognition or "worship," as Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis calls it, are being removed from his office. From now on he has promised his plaques will only mention the project and year.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Costa Rica archaeological site is now UNESCO World Heritage Site

Meeting in Doha, Qatar, the United Nation's World Heritage Committee added several unusual sites to their UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites on Monday. One of the most unusual sites may be the Stone Spheres of Diquis Delta in Costa Rica.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

Op-Ed: England still clinging to miracles to qualify in World Cup

If you read one newspaper in the UK this morning, it will actually scream the headlines — "We're Through!" But closer inspection points out a number of ifs and unlikely outcomes.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 4 comments

High expectations as Costa Rica swears in president

San Jos - Costa Rica's new President Luis Guillermo Solis pledged to run his administration as a "glass house" and tackle corruption "eating away" at the country and economy as he was inaugurated Thursday.
In the Media by María Isabel Sanchez (AFP) - 1 comment

Nobel Prize-Winning Economists say end the drug war

According to a new report endorsed by five Nobel Prize-winning economists, the decades-long global war on drugs has failed and it's time to shift the focus from mass incarceration to public health and human rights.

Spanish police seize 2.5 tons of cocaine in pineapple shipment

Algeciras - Drug smugglers are always looking for better ways to smuggle their wares. In this case, they tried sending 2,500 kilograms (around 5,500 pounds) of cocaine in a shipment container of pineapples, sent all the way from sunny Costa Rica to southern Spain.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Costa Rica police dismantle Nicaragua trafficking ring

San Jos - Costa Rican authorities arrested 14 people, including five police officers, accused of creating a network trafficking Nicaraguan migrants, authorities said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

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)
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