Chromatic Home Concepts – ‘Yellow Door House’ is Punctuated by Pops of Color

January 18, 2018 | Costa Rica News
'Yellow Door House', a beach house designed for tourists visiting the beautiful Costa Rican countryside, employs a generally staid color scheme, but the flourishes of chromaticism throughout the complex are a reflection of the natural environment. Though most of the buildings are covered in a relatively plain series of tan and white, the doors and various aspects of the interiors stick out with dazzling splashes of color. ...read more
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Costa Rica lodge owners rescue soggy baby sloth from beach rocks

January 18, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A couple walking along a Costa Rica beach ended up rescuing a baby sloth found stranded on some rocks after apparently being carried by the surf. Dirk and Lori Morgan, Ohio natives and owners of Morgans Jungle Lodge in Puerto Jimenez, captured video of the two-toed sloth they found clinging to rocks on an Osa Peninsula beach. ...read more
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In push to ‘fast track’ women into office, gender quotas gain traction

January 18, 2018 | Costa Rica News
When nations across Africa and Latin America began emerging from civil conflicts and dictatorships in the 1980s and '90s, they identified a need to involve more women in politics. Today, 24 have at least 30 percent female representation. ...read more
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Sen. Mike Lee questions international court opinion favoring gay marriage in Costa Rica

January 17, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Sen. Mike Lee is taking issue with a Latin American human rights court opinion stating that Costa Rica should legalize same-sex marriage. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights last week issued the decision in response to a petition submitted two years ago by Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis, who had vowed to increase rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the country. ...read more
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Officials Suspend Airline That Crashed Leading To Death Of Scarsdale Family

January 17, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The Costa Rican charter company that operated the plane that killed a popular Scarsdale family in Costa Rica on New Year's Eve has had its services suspended by aviation officials in South America. Nature Air has been grounded, with its operations suspended until further notice by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation in Costa Rica, following the holiday crash that took the lives of 50-year-old Bruce Steinberg, 51-year-old Irene Steinberg and
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Panama signals it will comply with landmark LGBT rights ruling

January 17, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The Panamanian government on Jan. 16, 2018, signaled it plans to comply with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights' landmark ruling in support of LGBT rights that it announced earlier this month. The government of Panama has signaled it plans to comply with a landmark Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling that recognizes same-sex marriage and transgender rights. ...read more
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Frontier deal with sister airline Volaris could mean more cheap flights to Mexico, Central America

January 16, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The Denver-based ultra-low-fare airline announced Tuesday it has signed a codesharing deal with Mexican sister carrier Volaris Airlines. The arrangement, whereby the two carries will co-book and share flights in certain areas, will require regulatory approval in Mexico and the U.S. Assuming it clears those hurdles, the deal could mean Frontier flyers riding Volaris jets into destinations like Mexico City, San Jose, Costa Rica and San Salvador, El
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Drones confirm importance of Costa Rican waters for sea turtles

January 16, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs during mass-nesting events at Ostional National Wildlife Refuge on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, making it one of the most important nesting beaches in the world. Using a fixed-wing drone to conduct aerial surveys of olive ridley sea turtles in waters off Ostional during four days in August 2015, scientists from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill est
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Costa Rica to become Latin American electric-car pioneer?

January 16, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The Central American country ,wedged between Nicaragua and Panama, is home to 4.8 million people who buy just 154,000 vehicles annually-less than 1 percent of the sales in the United States. But that won't deter the Costa Rican government from greening its fleet. ...read more
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Wisconsin service held for Costa Rica plane crash victim

January 15, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Hundreds of people gathered in western Wisconsin to remember a local woman who died in a charter plane crash in Costa Rica on New Year's Eve. Amanda Geissler, 33, was one of 10 Americans killed in the Dec. 31 crash. ...read more
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