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2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League Final Set

CS Herediano and FC Motagua will battle for the title and a spot in the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Miami (Friday, September 28, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today confirmed the…

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From Manfred to Maria: The history of naming hurricanes

By Larry Sprinkle From wcnc NBC An Atlantic storm that ripped the mast off a boat named Manfred became known as Manfred’s hurricane. Then, in the mid-1900s, people started using female names for storms. The history of naming hurricanes is…

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A welcoming Caribbean shore for high-level Romanian fugitives

BY HULDA MIRANDA (COSTA RICA), NATHAN JACCARD (COLOMBIA), ANA POENARIU, ATTILA BIRO, PAUL RADU From OCCRP They were once two of the most powerful women in Romania — a top government minister and a chief prosecutor. But when they found…

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Movie making booming in Caribbean

From St Kitts & Nevis Observer Film production is surging in the Caribbean and Central America despite natural – and some political – turmoil, according to Variety. “The region’s film industry indeed feels more effervescent,” said the Panama International Film…

A lizard messiah

On the Caribbean coast, a lizard messiah From The Tico Times Thanks to Kristel Segeren for this image from Cahuita National Park on Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast: she came across a green basilisk lizard, also known as a Jesus…

Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast pools efforts against climate change

By Diego Arguedas Ortiz From IPS HONE CREEK, Costa Rica, Jul 24 2017 (IPS) – Jonathan Barrantes walks between the rows of shoots, naming one by one each species in the tree nursery that he manages, in the south of…

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Interview with Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Trade, Alexander Mora

From Market Views What has your ministry done to boost Costa Rican exports? Minister Mora: The first achievement that we can claim is that this government has accelerated the process for Costa Rica to become a full member of the…

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US names fourteen major money laundering countries in the region in latest report

From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — Fourteen nations in the wider Caribbean have been named by the US as “major money laundering” countries in the 2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) released by the US State Department on Wednesday….

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T&T: First official Caribbean visit of ILO Regional Director, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs

PORT-OF-SPAIN Mr José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, will pay an official visit to Trinidad and Tobago from 14-16 February 2016. The visit is his first to the Caribbean as Director of the ILO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, a…

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Destination of the week

Thinking about Costa Rica? 7 Reasons why you might want to head to the Caribbean coast of the Country By Don Hazen, V.C. Dent From AlterNet A number of unique elements make the Caribbean side interesting. Costa Rica attracts large numbers…