A new Listeria species from Costa Rica identified

April 17, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Listeria costaricensis is the official name given to the new bacterial species described by investigators from the Costa Rican Institute of Technology and the WHO-collaborating center on Listeria at Institut Pasteur. Listeria is a bacterial genus comprising 18 species. ...read more
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FWB teacher to participate in Costa Rican fellowship Updated at

April 17, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A Fort Walton Beach High School biology teacher has been selected to participate in an eight-day teacher fellowship in Costa Rica. ...read more
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Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings Ends Season With Summer Tunes From The British Isles

April 17, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles' youngest students -Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings -bring their season to a close with the warm, breezy concert, "Summer Dances." The program includes an array of music from the British Isles celebrating the season of youth when all things are possible, ranging from Brendan McBrien's "Fields of Gold, Days of Sun," Ralph Vaughan Williams' Welsh hymn tune, "Rhosymedre," Jonathan Spilman's Scottish folk song, "Swe
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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister threatens to sue newspaper, wants source revealed

April 16, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is threatening to sue a Winnipeg newspaper over a story it published asking questions about taxes on the premier's vacation home in Costa Rica. Premier Brian Pallister said he was "surprised" and "disappointed" to learn that he might owe a luxury tax on his Costa Rican vacation home. ...read more
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Drug-related violence is soaring in a quiet corner of Latin America,…

April 16, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Carlos Alvarado Quesada's surprisingly large victory in Costa Rica's presidential election has buoyed hopes that progressives can win in a region where conservative politics have seemed ascendant. But Alvarado Quesada still faces challenges at home, in particular a rising tide of deadly violence , and it's not yet clear how he plans to address them. ...read more
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Multilingualism offers career options: Study

April 13, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Like most of us, improving the chances of being hired at a new or better paying job is something that would be considered a no-brainer. If someone is trying to build a career for themself in a specific industry, or even improve their skills to seem more attractive to prospective companies, any opportunity to stand out from the hordes of individuals also looking to be recruited is a welcome circumstance. ...read more
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NAMU Travel’s Rob Harper on the Best of Panama

April 13, 2018 | Costa Rica News
For the company's first five years it focused exclusively on vacations to Costa Rica. At that time, we were known only as 'Costa Rican Vacations.' ...read more
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Costa Rica Just Elected the First Black Woman Vice President in Latin America’s History

April 13, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Campbell Barr, an economist and the co-founder of Costa Rica's Citizen's Action Party, has a lengthy and inspiring record of advocacy and research about sexism, racism and the economic situations of people of African descent. She has worked with the Center for Women of African Descent, the Alliance of Leaders of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Black Parliament of the Americas organizations, and she founded the Women's
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Drug-related violence is soaring in a quiet corner of Latin America,…

April 13, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Carlos Alvarado Quesada's surprisingly large victory in Costa Rica's presidential election has buoyed hopes that progressives can win in a region where conservative politics have seemed ascendant. But Alvarado Quesada still faces challenges at home - in particular a rising tide of deadly violence - and it's not yet clear how he plans to address them. ...read more
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Parish Faith Missions Conference opening in Parkersburg

April 13, 2018 | Costa Rica News
People who have come to Christ in the last 50 years are encouraged to attend the Parish Faith Missions Conference in Parkersburg this weekend, event organizers said. The conference has the participation of United Methodist churches that are joining together for a weekend of missions-focused events. ...read more
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