Daily Archives: November 8, 2010

Cholera fears mounting in rain-drenched Haiti

Health officials are concerned that Hurricane Tomas could cause the cholera outbreak in Haiti to get even worse. The waterborne disease is already blamed for the deaths of more than 400 people there.

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Obama salutes Calderón after cartel shootout

U.S. President Barack Obama has expressed his support to Mexican President Felipe Calderón for Mexico’s efforts to control drug cartels.

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Parrita bottleneck bridge headed for scrap heap

Workmen using a crane will begin to dismantle the former railroad bridge that has been used for motor vehicles in Parrita.

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Insulza will see the disputed land from both sides of river

José Miguel Insulza, secretary general of the Organization of American States, spent the weekend being very diplomatic.

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Don’t expect First World when you are living here

For these five years I have been reading the “Letters to the Editor,” mostly sent from U.S. expats living here. Being one myself have two observations to make:

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Man freed after spending 72 hours trapped in river

Sometime Wednesday a surge of water prompted by the heavy rains caught a man in Naranjo de Dota and swept him away. Cruz Roja rescue workers extracted the man alive Sunday from the mud and sediment downstream that had trapped … Continue reading

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Nosara murder conviction and sentence overturned

The Sala III high criminal court has thrown out the conviction of a Nosara man accused in a murder there.

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New numbers authorized for telecom providers

With new telecom providers entering the market, the telecom regulator has expanded the various service numbers from three digits to four.

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Service honoring veterans planned for next Sunday

Thursday is Veterans Day, but one memorial service will be held Sunday.

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Southern zone still cut off as are many communities

Reeling from what President Laura Chinchilla calls the worst natural disaster in 14 years, the country finds itself today with major highways out of service, towns cut off and perhaps as many as 3,000 persons homeless.

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How can we help those who suffered from floods?

My name is Phillip Steward and I am living here in Costa Rica. There are many reason I love this place so much but the biggest reason is the people.

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