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Source: City of Key West Flintstones Car Was Almost Towed Away in Key West

Source: City of Key West Miami, May 27 (EFE).- Investigations by authorities in Key West at the southern tip of Florida have succeeded in locating the owner of a car similar to the one used by the Flintstone family in the famous animated television series. The vehicle was about to be towed away because it was parked on a street where no parking was allowed "The owner has been located! Th...

Wikimedia Commons Creedence Clearwater Revival Gets Latin American Tribute

Wikimedia Commons Miami, May 28 (EFE).- Artists as diverse as Juan Gabriel, Enrique Bunbury, Andres Calamaro, Juanes, Los Lobos and Los Enanitos Verdes are coming together to record a disc that will go on the market in July as a Latin American tribute to the Creedence Clearwater Revival band. "Quiero Creedence" (I Love Creedence) is the title of the upcoming album with new versions of 14 CC...

Source: Wikipedia Commons Legendary Director John Landis Thinks Today’s Movies Are Terrible

Source: Wikipedia Commons Madrid, May 27 (EFE).- U.S. filmmaker John Landis, known for directing "An American Werewolf in London" and the music video for the Michael Jackson song "Thriller," told EFE in an interview Friday that most of the films being made in Hollywood today are "crap." Landis said he was involved in three projects at the moment, although he declined to provide details, and...

IsmaelCala.com Ismael Calá Will Host Inspirational Retreat in Costa Rica

IsmaelCala.com MIAMI, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the success of the inspirational trips organized by Ismael Cala, particularly the most recent one in India, others are now being created. The new destinations and projects retain the objective of the participants' personal growth. Ismael Calá is a renowned journalist and news host of his eponymous show on the CNN Español network. ...

Source: Half Moon Bay Trading SiRacha, a Thai Cuisine Delicacy Produced in Costa Rica

Source: Half Moon Bay Trading ATLANTIC BEACH, FLORIDA • HEREDIA, COSTA RICA - “QUASI-THAI”… as in “Comparatively, outwardly, relatively... Thai!” As we manufacture in tropical Costa Rica, utilizing fresh, tropical ingredients sourced within similar latitudinally lush growing environments, we played on this comparison, and that the “Sí” of “SíRacha” is obviously also “Yes” in Spanish. *And t...

Wikimedia Commons Pop Star Shakira is Not Pregnant and Not Ready for Marriage

Wikimedia Commons Barranquilla, Colombia, May 21 (EFE).- Colombian songstress Shakira said Saturday in her native city of Barranquilla that she has no plans to marry Barcelona soccer star Gerard Pique and dismissed recent rumors that she is expecting her third child. "For now there is no plan for a wedding, nor am I pregnant," the artist told a press conference that brought to an end her fo...

Wikimedia Commons Former Porn Star Will Play EDM Set in Costa Rica

Wikimedia Commons Electronic dance music artist Marina Ann Hantzis, better known as Sasha Grey, will perform in Costa Rica as part of her ongoing world tour, which has already stopped in Argentina, Chile and Peru. Ms. Hantzis has been involved in EDM since 2011, which was the year when she announced her retirement from the pornographic film industry. As Sasha Grey, she first gained notoriet...

Wikimedia Commons The Nice Guys: Unusual Acting by Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe

Wikimedia Commons Los Angeles, May 19 (EFE).- Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe will star as detectives of dubious morals in "The Nice Guys," a film that confirms the former's comic touch and allows the latter to return to a genre where he has not done much yet in his career. Gosling, 35, said in a recent interview with reporters in Los Angeles before the U.S. screening of the film on Friday t...

Wikimedia Commons What Really Happened to Sinead O’Connor?

Wikimedia Commons Los Angeles, May 16 (EFE).- Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, who seemed to have gone missing, has been found safe and sound, the online edition of The Hollywood Reporter said Monday. Police in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette told the online magazine that the artist has been located and that she was unharmed. Still unknown is exactly where she was found. A scant few hours...

Massachusetts General Hospital. Wikimedia Commons Successful Penis Transplant Surgery Reported in Boston

Massachusetts General Hospital. Wikimedia Commons Washington, May 16 (EFE).- Surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston announced Monday the first successful penis transplant in the United States, performed on a patient who lost that organ because of a tumor. The operation was just the second of its kind in the world, following a similar one in South Africa in 2014. On this occ...

Van Gogh - Starry Night. Google Cultural Institute Hi-Tech Art Exhibit Projects Van Gogh’s Genius and Madness

Van Gogh - Starry Night. Google Cultural Institute Medellin, Colombia, May 13 (EFE).- The inauguration in this northwestern Colombian city of the multisensory exhibition "Van Gogh Alive: The Experience" will serve to immerse art lovers in the Dutch post-Impressionist painter's visionary "madness." Installed at the Plaza Mayor until June 28, when it will be taken to Bogota, the exhibition co...

Wikimedia Commons Costa Rica Will Participate in PokerStars’ America’s Cup

Wikimedia Commons (PRESS RELEASE) -- The live final of The Americas Cup of Poker (ACP) will be held at Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City from June 23-27, 2016, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. brand, has revealed. This year, the Grand Final will coincide with the big soccer event taking place in New Jersey. Teams representing countries from North and South America will each be composed of five p...

Photos by Bryan Fabio Herrera In Costa Rica, A Vibrant Chocolate Scene

Photos by Bryan Fabio Herrera By Carol Blair Vaughn "If there's no chocolate in heaven, I'm not going." -- Jane Seabrook There have been dire predictions recently from the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), and others, that the world is running out of chocolate. Said the Washington Post, “We are in the midst of what may be the longest streak of consecutive chocolate deficits in mor...

Wikimedia Commons EDM Party Drug Deaths: Lawyer and Coast Guard Under Investigation

Source: US DEA Buenos Aires, May 6 (EFE).- An Argentine court put three accused drug dealers on trial Friday in the case of five revelers who died from consuming synthetic designer drugs during an electronic music festival last month in Buenos Aires. Judicial sources confirmed to EFE that Judge Sebastian Casanello put the three men on trial, including two foreign nationals, for suspected dr...

Traveler Under Pressure Remix Costa Rica Envision Festival Artist Issues Remix of Bowie/Queen Classic

Traveler Under Pressure Remix NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) MAY 03, 2016 - Music can provide hope in the darkness. Music can bring light and joy. As iconic recordings go, Queen & David Bowie’s “Under Pressure” (EMI) is one of the most brilliant songs ever recorded. Paying homage to the original, Southern California-based Traveler have updated the song for a new generation of house music lovers. The T...

(Courtesy) New Documentary About U.S. Explorer Who Vanished in Costa Rica

Cody Dial On May 22nd, cable television network National Geographic will broadcast the premiere of Missing Dial, a documentary series on the disappearance of explorer Cody Roman Dial,  a college student from the United States who arrived in Costa Rica with adventure in his mind. Cody intended to hike across Corcovado National Park in our Southern Pacific region; he has been missing since Ju...

Stone Spheres Park Mysterious Stone Spheres of Costa Rica Get Their Own Festival

The National Museum of Costa Rica, in conjunction with the community development associations of the Osa, Palmar and the Diquis Delta region, invite you to the 11th Festival of the Stone Spheres from May 13th to the 15th . The Annual Festival of the Stone Spheres is a cultural and festive event that celebrated the magnificent National Park of the Stone Spheres of Costa Rica, which is a UNESCO W...

Wikimedia Commons Fear of Designer Drugs: Argentina Court Bans EDM Clubs

Wikimedia Commons Buenos Aires, Apr 29 (EFE).- A judge lifted a precautionary ruling that temporarily prohibited discotheque and dance festival activities in the Argentine capital on grounds that they lack the necessary controls to guarantee participants' safety, following the death of five youths two weeks ago at an electronic music fest. In a ruling to which EFE had access, Buenos Aires J...

Wikimedia Commons Now Filming in Cuba: Fast and Furious 8

Wikimedia Commons Havana, Apr 28 (EFE).- With a level of activity never before seen in Cuba and numerous streets blocked off, the filming of the new "Fast and Furious" movie is altering Havana's daily routine with unusual traffic jams and groups of curious onlookers attracted by the excitement. The eighth film in the series, the first major U.S. film production to be undertaken in the Carib...

Electronic Dance Music EDM in Costa Rica EDM Festival Organizer May Face Arrest Over Designer Drug Deaths

Archive photo Buenos Aires, Apr 26 (EFE).- The Argentine teenager who was hospitalized April 16 after attending an electronic music festival in Buenos Aires, at which five people died, has been released, while another three whose health seems to be slowly improving remain in intensive care, medical sources said Tuesday. The 17-year-old youth, who had been admitted to Rivadavia Hospital in B...

Source:: Gisele Bundchen Costa Rica Supermodel Gisele Bundchen Plants a Tree in Costa Rica

Source:: Gisele Bundchen Costa Rica One of the most glamorous part-time residents of Costa Rica decided to honor Earth Day by planting a tree in the backyard of her beach mansion. In a recent photo uploaded to her massively followed Instagram account, former Victoria's Secret model Gisele Bundchen can be seen planting with the help of her two children. Ms. Bundchen, who retired from the run...

Beyonce in Costa Rica. Source: Facebook Confirmed: Beyonce’s New Album, Lemonade, Streams Before Tour

Flickr Commons Washington, Apr 24 (EFE).- Pop star Beyonce on Sunday made a surprise announcement of the release of her sixth studio album, entitled "Lemonade" and containing 12 songs. The 34-year-old U.S. singer made the announcement, much anticipated by her fans, after the release of a music video on HBO, of which she had already released an excerpt a week ago. The new "visual-album" w...

Photo by Jack Donnelly Yuca: A Well-Rooted Culinary Tradition in Costa Rica

Photo by Jack Donnelly By Jack Donnelly Yuca is not yucca and it’s not at all yucky. Yuca is cassava in English. It is one of a number of starchy roots important to the tropical diet. It is often sold protected with a layer of paraffin, like rutabagas in the United States. Yucca is common in drier areas of the Americas and the Caribbean and is often used as an ornamental plant. The only ...

(Prince pictured in a publicity photo / MSA) American music legend and pop icon, Prince dead at 57

(Prince pictured in a publicity photo / MSA) (VOA) American pop icon Prince has died at the age of 57. Media reports said he was found dead early Thursday at his home in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Details have not been released. Born Prince Rogers Nelson, the multi-talented and influential musician is known for such songs as "1999," "Little Red Corvette," and "Purple Rain," the title track...

Jurassic World Jurassic World Sequel Gets New Director, May Feature Costa Rica

Los Angeles, Apr 18 (EFE; additional context by The Costa Rica Star).- J.A. Bayona, director of films like "The Impossible," has been picked to direct the sequel of the dinosaur saga "Jurassic World," the movie's producers announced Monday on Twitter. "Thrilled to announce JA Bayona is on board to direct JW2. Welcome to the team," producer Frank Marshall tweeted Monday. "Proud to collaborate...

Electronic Dance Music EDM in Costa Rica Designer Drugs: Five Deaths Reported at Argentina EDM Festival

An Electronic Dance Music (EDM) event in Costa Rica Buenos Aires, Apr 16 (EFE).- Five people between the ages of 20 and 30 died early Saturday and five others remain unconscious at three Buenos Aires hospitals after attending an electronic music festival in the Argentine capital's Costa Salguero events center, medical officials said. The five hospitalized individuals were on respirators aft...

Source: A Small Section of the World Film About Coffee and Women from Costa Rica Gets Atlanta Screening

Source: A Small Section of the World ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - April 14, 2016) - Illy, a global leader in direct trade with coffee growers, and an industry innovator in sustainability and technology spanning eight decades, will mark key milestones in its storied history, and set the stage for what's next in coffee culture, at the annual Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Expo, Ap...

DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio Will Produce Film About Cuban Mafia

Miami, Apr 13 (EFE).- Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Paramount Pictures have acquired the production rights for "The Corporation," a film in which Benicio Del Toro will play a Cuban mafia kingpin, Rock Moon Production, the multimedia firm that sold the rights, announced on Wednesday. The Appian Way production company, owned by DiCaprio, and Paramount Pictures bought the rights to produce the film ...

Source: NatGeo The Dog Whisperer Will Not be Charged With Animal Cruelty

Source: NatGeo Los Angeles, Apr 11 (EFE).- The Mexican Cesar Millan, known as the "dog whisperer," will not have to face animal cruelty charges following an investigation by Los Angeles County authorities into what happened in one episode of the TV show "Cesar 911." "After a comprehensive investigation by our officers, we presented a very thorough and complete report to the District Attorne...

YouTube Commons Understanding Butt Lift Surgery in Costa Rica

YouTube Commons Buttock augmentation, commonly known as butt lift, is the name given to a series of surgical procedures that aim to correct the surface and contour of the anatomical rear end. In Costa Rica, butt lift surgery has become one of the most requested procedures by medical tourists in the last few years, and it is interesting to learn how this trend has been shaped. Gluteoplasty i...

Wikimedia Commons The Truth About Toothaches and Antibiotics in Costa Rica

Wikimedia Commons If you wake up with a terrible toothache in Costa Rica, do you go to straight to your doctor or do you check with your dentist first? According to a recent study published in the British Journal of General Practice, going to a family doctor for a toothache is very likely to result in being sent home with a prescription for aspirin and antibiotics. Although this may be an a...

Source: Nicole Carboni Facebook The Next Miss USA Could be From Costa Rica

Source: Nicole Carboni Facebook The current Miss Costa Rica runner-up is ambitiously seeking to compete in the post-Trump era Miss Universe beauty pageant, but she wants to represent the United States instead. Nicole Carboni Renault, a young fitness model from Costa Rica who is also a citizen of the United States, was recently crowned Miss Miami USA. Miss Carboni looked radiant and breathta...

Source: Teletica Leaked Sex Video Appears to Show Costa Rica TV Host

Source: Teletica A sex video that emerged on WhatsApp last week is being furiously shared by social media netizens in Costa Rica. The video appears to show Victor Carvajal, a television host who currently works on a gossip news show broadcast by national network Teletica; however, Mr. Carvajal has already disproved the allegations. In the video, a young man with a very strong resemblance to...

Wikimedia Commons What’s Good for Your Heart Is Good for Your Head in Costa Rica

Wikimedia Commons By Carol Blair Vaughn Older adults who exercise regularly could buy an extra decade of good brain functioning, suggests a March 23, 2016 study by Dr. Clinton Wright, a neurologist at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Cool.  Jog your memory AND your body. The study found that seniors who got moderate to intense exercise retained more of their mental s...

Rebelution Reggae to the Rescue: California Band Will Play in Costa Rica

Rebelution DOMINICAL DE OSA, Costa Rica - March 25, 2016 - PRLog -- Rebelution will be performing for their first time in Costa Rica. "Reggae to the Rescue" will be hosted by the surf mecca of Dominical, on July 16th, 2016, and will take place at Patrons. The organizers are donating 100% of the funds raised to benefit Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, a non profit organization, and help them expand ...

Wikimedia Commons Get to Know Starbucks’ Coffee Farm in Costa Rica (VIDEO)

Source: Starbucks At the Starbucks 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders this week, president and chief operating officer Kevin Johnson played a video of the company's agricultural research center in Costa Rica to highlight the company’s emphasis on creating a sustainable supply of coffee for future generations. Johnson announced that Starbucks in on track to donate 20 million rust-resistant ...

Source: Fundacion Mauricio Amuy Facebook Costa Rica Actor and Model to be Honored for Humanitarian Work

Source: Fundacion Mauricio Amuy Facebook Model and actor Mauricio Amuy will receive a Humanitarian Award for his work with Central American Poor Children. The award will be presented during Cannes Red Carpet & Global Short Film Awards Festival at Gala in Cannes, France in front of the press and an audience of VIPs, fashion and film lovers. The event will take place in the Grand ballroom of...

Source: Rolling Stones Twitter This is How the Rolling Stones Rocked Cuba

Source: Rolling Stones Twitter By Sara Gomez Armas Havana, Mar 26 (EFE).- A sea of cellphones lit up the night in this capital's Coliseo de la Ciudad Deportiva sports complex from the first chords of "Jumpin' Jack Flash," with many in attendance eager to capture an image of The Rolling Stones taking the stage for their much-anticipated free concert in Cuba. "We know that years back it wa...

"Rolling Stones 26" by Gorupdebesanez - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons The Rolling Stones Arrive in Cuba Amid High Excitement

"Rolling Stones 26" by Gorupdebesanez - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons By Yeny Garcia Havana, Mar 25 (EFE).- The legendary Rolling Stones spent their first night in Cuba getting to know the island's celebs from the realms of art and culture, who did not disguise their enthusiasm at meeting their "Satanic Majesties" after the rock band landed in Havana to give a historic f...

Wikimedia Commons Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Starring Paul McCartney?

Source: Wikimedia Commons Los Angeles, Mar 24 (EFE).- Legendary singer and former member of The Beatles Paul McCartney will be cast in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," the fifth film in the adventure saga about pirates starring Johnny Depp, the specialized media outlet Deadline reported Thursday. At present, further details about McCartney's performance in the feature fil...

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