Air Canada plane turns around after hitting severe turbulence

February 16, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The plane bound for San Jose, Costa Rica from Toronto's Pearson Airport hit severe turbulence and was forced to turn around. ...read more
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5 Places Where People Live the Longest and Healthiest Lives

February 15, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Global life expectancy averages out to 71.4 years. That means, of course, that some parts of the world see much shorter life spans, while others enjoy far greater longevity . ...read more
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For Whom the Statute Tolls: It Tolls For Thee – Chavez v….

February 14, 2018 | Costa Rica News
On January 10, 2018, Judge Paul Engelmayer of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York held that plaintiffs who were allegedly injured between 1965 and 1990 on banana plantations outside the United States can proceed with product liability suits that would otherwise have been time-barred by New York's statute of limitations [1] under the theory that the New York Court of Appeals will recognize cross-jurisdictional cl
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Government Employees Insurance Company v. Janis Gordon Hanna Mercer Ann Mercer

February 14, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Appellee, v. JANIS C. GORDON, Administration of the Estates of Robert Alan Myles, et al., Defendants, HANNA MERCER, ANN MERCER, Administrator of the Estate of Robert Alan Myles, Defendants - Appellants. ...read more
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Costa Rica officials in Baltimore raise new flag on old U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats

February 13, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Costa Rican officials in Baltimore on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, raised their country's flag aboard the Libertador Juan Rafael Mora Porras, one of two 110-foot, decommissioned U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats that were donated to the Central American nation. Costa Rican officials in Baltimore on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, raised their country's flag aboard the Libertador Juan Rafael Mora Porras, one of two 110-foot, decommissioned U.S. Coast Guard patrol
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3D survey details dangerous megathrust fault off Costa Rican coast

February 12, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Scientists have a better understanding of the dynamics of a dangerous megafault off the coast of Costa Rica, thanks to a new survey by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The survey yielded detailed 3D images of the Costa Rican subduction zone, where the Cocos plate sinks and slides under the Caribbean plate. ...read more
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Liberty Latin America to Acquire Controlling Interest in Cabletica

February 12, 2018 | Costa Rica News
In the transaction, Cabletica is being valued at an enterprise value of CRC 143 billion , which equates to a multiple of 6.3x Cabletica's fiscal year 2017 Adjusted EBITDA3 after including projected annual run-rate cost synergies4. At closing, Cabletica is expected to have total net debt of approximately $125 million. ...read more
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White-free Costa Rican healing retreat for women of color

February 12, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A female-only retreat in Costa Rica is offering women of color the chance of a break from white people. The getaway location in Puerto Viejo has banned white people, meaning those who attend spend their time exclusively with women of color. ...read more
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Fabricio Alvarado, evangelical Christian, Costa Rica’s presidential front-runner

February 11, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A popular revolt against the imposition of same-sex marriage has transformed the political landscape of Costa Rica , propelling a once-obscure Christian evangelical singer to a first-place finish in presidential voting this month and putting the outspoken critic of gay marriage in a strong position to win the spring runoff. In a crowded field, Fabricio Alvarado catapulted from afterthought to front-runner in the wake of a January ruling that seem
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Evangelical holds double-digit lead ahead of Costa Rica election runoff

February 9, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Evangelical Christian Fabricio Alvarado Munoz has a lead of more than 14 points over his center-left rival ahead of Costa Rica's second-round presidential election, according to a poll published on Friday. Fabricio Alvarado, presidential candidate of the National Restoration Party , with his daughter raised, greets to his supporters during a rally after Costa Rica's presidential election in San Jose, Costa Rica February 4, 2018. ...read more
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