The stylish Andaz brand opens its first hotel in Latin America today, the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo, located on Costa Rica's Papagayo Peninsula. And boy, is it snazzy.
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There will come a point, probably in the hours before England take on Costa Rica at the Estadio Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte on June 24th, 2014, when people start to wonder why Arsenal have farmed out Joel Campbell for so long. Campbell, 21, is having an incredible season in Greece, and on Wednesday night the [...]
The executive director of Minnesota’s state-run health-care exchange has resigned after coming under fire for taking a vacation even as the exchange worked to double-check up to 40,000 applications and faced glitches and security flaws.April Todd-Malmov resigned yesterday in a closed meeting with the exchange’s executive committee. Show More Summary
Central American countries have been badly misruled by oligarchs for most of their post-independence histories. The result is that Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Honduras are the 2nd, 3rd, and 6th poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Show More Summary
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By Tom Steward/Watchdog Minnesota Bureau ST. PAUL, Minn. — MNsure‘s top official resigned Tuesday following a Watchdog Minnesota Bureau report that she took a two-week Costa Rica vacation in late November, during the rocky rollout of the state $150 million health insurance exchange. April Todd-Malmlov‘s abrupt resignation came during a closed emergency session of the...
Here's Stranger Genius Rodrigo Valenzuela, describing being robbed while sleeping in Costa Rica, where he's shooting a project called Maria TV: He emailed the full sorry and scary story—sorry because of the art and equipment loss (I'd...Show More Summary
It turns out that the director of Minnesota’s Obamacare exchange wasn’t alone on her Caribbean vacation last month.When the head of MNsure, the state's exchange, spent eight days in Costa Rica at the end of November as her project flagged,...Show More Summary
Frank Izaguirre is a nature writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His ornithological travels have taken him from Costa Rica to...
Happy Friday. The Minnesota Obamacare exchange, which is seeing the full gamut of Obamacare website problems, had another little problem last month: its director took a vacation to Costa Rica right in the middle of the failed rollout. I suspect...
Is Bryan Ruiz’s time at Fulham about to come to an end? Ruiz, who will come up against England at the World Cup in Costa Rica’s last group game, could be about to say bon voyage to the Premier League in favour of a move to Anderlecht, if Belgium newspaper Nieuwsblad is to be believed. Earlier in the week Anderlecht [...]
Earlier this year Apple finally allowed apps in the Games category to appear on the South African App Store. Today the company has sent out an email to developers notifying them that the same change has been made in Costa Rica and Qatar. App developers don’t have to do anything to enable their apps for […]
Officials in Costa Rica have declared a national crop emergency for bananas due to a pest driven by a warming planet. The post Banana Emergency Strikes Costa Rica appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Costa Rica is in the grip of a national banana emergency. Bananas are an important part of the country’s agricultural business, which makes the pest problem such a big deal. In fact, the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry’s State Phytosanitary Services recently declared a national emergency for Costa Rica’s most important export. Show More Summary
England were drawn alongside Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in Group D of next summer’s World Cup with fans surely having reacted with a mix of nervousness and hope after the announcement. Revenge is in the cards when the Three LionsShow More Summary
GROUP A Brazil Croatia Mexico Cameroon GROUP B Spain Chile Australia Netherlands GROUP C Colombia Ivory Coast Japan Greece GROUP D Uruguay Italy Costa Rica England GROUP E Switzerland Ecuador Honduras France GROUP F Argentina Nigeria Iran Bosnia-Herzegovina GROUP G Germany Ghana USA Portugal GROUP H Belgium Algeria South Korea Russia
Destination: Costa Rica and other countries Book: The Blind Masseuse by Alden Jones (NEW November 2013) From time to time someone asks me if I can recommend a book that focuses on Costa Rica. In nearly five years now, I have not come across any books other than guidebooks that feature that traveler-magnet country. Show More Summary
Much of the reaction after England were pulled into a group with Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica was doom and gloom, however ex-England international turned Sky Sports pundit, Gary Neville, doesn’t think the Three Lions World Cup group is too awful. To be accurate, Neville was not celebrating the task facing Roy Hodgson’s team in Brazil [...]
The Nayara Springs hot-springs resort opens at the base of Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano. Why Go: Arenal Volcano National Park in northern Costa Rica was one of Costa Rica’s most popular attractions when there was visible lava flowing down the mountain. Show More Summary