Daily Archives: November 1, 2010

Obama visits Cleveland to rally voter support

Republican and Democratic politicians made bold predictions Sunday and sounded upbeat ahead of Tuesday’s midterm congressional and gubernatorial elections.

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Tomas weakens in Caribbean, and dry season is on its way

Tomas has been downgraded to a tropical storm after reaching hurricane status and tearing off roofs, downing power lines and dropping up to 15 centimeters (6 inches) of rain across Barbados, St. Vincent and St. Lucia.

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Fugitive captured in Upala

Fuerza Pública officers Sunday detained a man suspected of the attempted murder of a rancher and his family in June. He was identified by the last names of Garcia Novoa.

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Workers’ party candidate becomes Brazil’s president

Ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff won Brazil’s presidential run-off election Sunday and vowed to continue the policies of the popular outgoing President Luiz Inacio da Silva.

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Manual seeks to enhance knowledge of intellectual property

Three judges and a prosecutor have put together a manual for their colleagues to bring them up to speed on intellectual property laws and procedures. The work was supported by the U.S. Embassy.

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Amnet shuffles its cable television lineup, and some are irked

Amnet Costa Rica will be changing its cable channels Tuesday, and some expats are unhappy because Fox news or other features will be moved to a location that will require viewers to pay more.

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Readers offer aid to man ensnared in bureaucracy

Steve Doyle of the small town of Volio struck a chord with readers when he outlined his problems in getting water for his small subdivision.  Dozens wrote letters. Some were short. Others offered the detailed possible solutions Doyle sought. “My heart … Continue reading

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San Juan troop movements are anti-drug, Ortega says

A Nicaraguan military operation along the Río San Juan just north of Costa Rica is not related to dredging operations there but is an effort to suppress narcotics trafficking, according to Daniel Ortega, Nicaraguan president. The president was quoted in … Continue reading

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Country seeking more tourists at fair in Argentina

The country’s tourism institute and representatives of nine tourism operations are seeking customers in Buenos Aires. The country is represented in the Feria Internacional de Turismo there.

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Prosecutors seek to halt Guanacaste condo-hotel project

A prosecutor has asked a judge to halt work on the Mar Serena condos in Santa Cruz. The project is being investigated for criminal environmental violations, said the Poder Judicial.

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