Daily Archives: May 16, 2012

Legendary Honduran lost city discovered by air survey

The mystery is not gone from Central America. Honduran authorities said Tuesday that a high tech laser survey disclosed a lost city deep in the eastern jungles. This is believed to be the legendary Ciudad Blanca or Ciudad Perdida.  The location is in … Continue reading

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Social critic Carlos Fuentes dies in México at 83

Award-winning Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes, regarded as the father of modern Latin American literature, died Tuesday in Mexico City at age 83. The Panamanian-born Fuentes focused mainly on contemporary México and what he saw as its political failures. He published … Continue reading

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Chicken fighters should fight it out themselves

Those who favor chicken fighting make a valid point when they assert that their “sport” is one of long-standing tradition in many parts of the world. The same can be said, however, of bear baiting, bull fighting, dog fighting, bare knuckle boxing, … Continue reading

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Climate poll statement said to be incorrect

In an article May 14 regarding the idea that global warming is doubted by some, this was mentioned in the article;  “Americans who do not trust climate science were especially aware of and influenced by recent shifts in world temperature, and 2011 … Continue reading

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Dumping U.S. citizenship is a numbers game for some

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, who is set to earn billions when the social networking giant goes public on the U.S. stock market Friday, has drawn criticism for renouncing his U.S. citizenship in a move that could save him millions in … Continue reading

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Slide blocks highway in first hour of unofficial rainy season

What would the unofficial start of the rainy season be without an initial landslide? The slide was about two miles south of the Río Sucio bridge on Ruta 32, the Braulio Carrillo highway north of San José. No one was … Continue reading

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Police capture trio after home is invaded in Paso Ancho

Fuerza Pública officers captured three home invasion suspects Monday night after bandits invaded a home in Paso Ancho. The Fuerza Pública said the home invasion began about 7 p.m., according to the home owner, identified by the last name of … Continue reading

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Mexico’s election may hinge on public desire for peace

The discovery of 49 decapitated and handless corpses on a highway near the city of Monterrey, in Mexico’s northern Nuevo Leon state Sunday, has drawn attention once again to the brutal drug war that has claimed more than 50,000 lives … Continue reading

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Obama ready to approve export bank extension

U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to sign a bill to renew the charter of the 80-year-old Export-Import Bank over conservative opposition. The Senate passed the measure Tuesday, a week after approval by the House of Representatives. White House spokesman … Continue reading

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New social network users can leap language barrier

A Costa Rican engineer has launched a social network that allows users to converse with persons who speak another language. Rather than being just another translator device, the network  My Babilon allows users to sign up and create a profile. … Continue reading

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Tankers drivers reach accord on five safety requirements

Drivers of fuel tanker trucks staged a protest Tuesday and many parked their vehicles near the Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo plants. There were fears that the availability of gasoline would dry up at retail outlets, but that did not happen. … Continue reading

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Pet adoption fair is Saturday

The Asociacion Animales de Asis will hold a pet adoption fair for cats and dogs Saturday at the Moravia Automercado. The time is from 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. The organization seeks a donation of 10,000 colons, about $20, for … Continue reading

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Football in Pérez Zeledón

American football is moving to Pérez Zeledón. The Bulldogs football club will meet the Panamá Saints Saturday for a 5 p.m. kickoff time. Admission is free, said an announcement.

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