November 22, 2019

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 […]

Suriname recognized for drastically reducing malaria

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life The Washington, D.C.-based Pan American Health Organization has recognized Suriname, along with Costa Rica, and El Salvador, for drastically reducing malaria cases and deaths, rewarding them with the “Malaria Champions Award.” Advances in these countries “assert further our belief that we can effectively eliminate malaria in several areas […]

Uruguay, Chile and Costa Rica with 60% household internet penetration

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From Merco Press The State of Broadband 2016 report, released by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean shows that 43.4% of all households in the region were connected to the Internet in 2015, nearly doubling the figure from 2010. Another 54.4% of the inhabitants of Latin America and the Caribbean used the […]

Destination of the week

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3 great options for adventure tourism in Costa Rica By Laura Alvarado From The Costa Rica Star Chirripó National Park: Here you’ll find Costa Rica’s highest peak Cerro Chirripó Grande, it stands at 3820m (12532.81ft) at the Talamanca Mountain Range. From the top in a clear day you can get to see both the Pacific […]

Costa Rica National Parks

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National Parks of Limón and the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica By Caribe Sur Real Estate With all this talk of investment and development into the Limón province of Costa Rica, we need to remember also, the natural beauty of this part of the country. Costa Rica has, among many things, become famous for it’s […]