December 16, 2017

Costa Rica, Mexico & Panama learn World Cup opponents

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From CONCACAF A general view of the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia at the State Kremlin Palace on December 1, 2017, in Moscow, Russia. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images) MOSCOW – The Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup took place on Friday at the State Kremlin Palace. CONCACAF’s trio […]

Destinations of the week

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The 23 most relaxing vacation destinations in the world Part 3 By Madeline Diamond, INSIDER From Business Insider While the whole point of taking a vacation is to unwind, there are many resorts, retreats, and even entire cities known for their focus on health, wellness, and, of course, relaxation. Via Yoga offers yoga and surf-themed […]

Scotiabank CONCACAF League Trophy unveiled, will visit Panama and Costa Rica ahead of semifinal matches

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Four Teams Remain in Battle for Regional Supremacy, and to Lift the Confederation’s Newest Prize this October Miami  – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today unveiled the new trophy for the inaugural ScotiabankCONCACAF League, the Confederation’s newest club championship, and announced the first stops for the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF […]

Destinations of the week

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The 23 most relaxing vacation destinations in the world Part 1 By Madeline Diamond, INSIDER From Business Insider While the whole point of taking a vacation is to unwind, there are many resorts, retreats, and even entire cities known for their focus on health, wellness, and, of course, relaxation. Via Yoga offers yoga and surf-themed […]

Cuba U17s carry the Caribbean flag

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From CONCACAF PANAMA CITY, Panama – Cuba has played in two FIFA U-17 World Cups, but none since 1991. That trend could soon change. The Leones del Caribe advanced to the Classification Stage of the 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship after finishing as runner-up to Costa Rica in Group B thanks to a draw with Suriname […]

Climate impact on Caribbean coral reefs may be mitigated if…

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By Diego Arguedas Ortiz CAHUITA, Costa Rica, Apr 14 2017 (IPS) – A few dozen metres from the Caribbean beach of Puerto Vargas, where you can barely see the white foam of the waves breaking offshore, is the coral reef that is the central figure of the ocean front of the Cahuita National Park in […]

Money Laundering in Central America

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By Q24N From Q Costa Rica Q24N – The housing market, casinos, concert halls, and the livestock sector are all used to launder money in Central American countries. Excerpted from the report “International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, Volume II, Money Laundering and Financial Crimes” by the US State Department: Nicaragua Weak governmental institutions, deficiencies in […]

Classification Stage Matches and Schedule Confirmed for the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship Costa Rica 2017

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Six Participating Member Associations in Hunt for the Confederation’s Under-20 Title and Four World Cup Places Miami (Saturday, February 25, 2017) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) confirmed today the classification stage groups and calendar for theCONCACAF Under-20 Championship 2017, which is currently being disputed in Costa Rica.Mexico, current […]

Costa Rica’s Central Valley on alert after Turrialba volcano becomes increasingly active

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From The Independent UK The volcano’s constant eruptions are sending plumes of ash in to the sky Costa Rica has declared a state of emergency for a major area of the country including the capital of San Jose following the constant eruptions of ash from one of its largest volcanos, according to AFP. “For several […]

A new hurricane called Otto has formed in the Caribbean and is expected to get stronger

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Associated Press From Business Insider Forecasters say Otto has gained hurricane status in the Caribbean as it edges closer to parts of Central America. The Miami-based U.S. National Hurricane Center says Otto strengthened Tuesday and now has top sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph). The forecasters say the storm is centered about 235 miles […]