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Source: FundMyTravel.com Offbeat British Family Needs $131K to Move to Costa Rica

Source: FundMyTravel.comAdele and Matt Allen are a young British couple from Brighton, a pretty city of East Sussex, located in the southern region of England. They have two children: Ostara, who turned one year old recently, and Ulysses, who is five years old and still breastfeeds. The Allen family would like to move to Costa Rica. To fund their Brexit, so to speak, they are hoping to collect...

Salty website Intriguing Antonio Banderas Movie Wraps Up Filming in Chile (VIDEO)

Salty website Shooting on Antonio Banderas' new feature, "Salty," will conclude this week in the Chilean cities of Santiago and Valparaiso, the filmmakers said Thursday. The culture, people and landscapes of Chile made the country an ideal location for the film, director Simon West said in a statement. "Salty" tells the story of a decadent Spanish rocker and recovering sex addict (Banderas)...

Source: Pura Vida Bracelets Costa Rica Represented at Major NY Fashion Accessories Show

Source: Pura Vida BraceletsBJI, a leading fashion events organizer in New York and Las Vegas featuring marquee properties such as Accessories The Show, FAME, Moda, Stitch, and MRKet, announces a comprehensive August New York Market July 31-August 2, 2016 at The Javits Center in New York City. Among the designers and retailers in attendance, Pura Vida Bracelets stands out from Costa Rica. The h...

Mountaineers perished during an avalanche in Mount Everest. Source: Wikimedia Commons Photoshop Fail: Fake Climbers from India Face Mt. Everest Ban

By Binod Ghimire and Moncho Torres Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod claimed to be the first Indian couple to scale Mount Everest and even had photographs to prove it, but now they face a 10-year mountaineering ban in Nepal as they have been found to have used altered images and never actually reached the peak. "We have recommended the Tourism Ministry to take appropriate actions against the c...

By Bro. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ - Flickr, CC BY 2.0 Wikimedia Commons The Philippines Fights Drug Trafficking and Addiction With Zumba

By Bro. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ - Flickr, CC BY 2.0 Wikimedia CommonsBy Helen Cook Philippine authorities have started making it compulsory for confessed drug addicts to attend Zumba classes to overcome the habit, as part of the country's recently launched war on drugs. "The main aim is to make them sweat as much as possible!" exclaimed an euphoric Roullette Folio, the monitor of the first Zu...

Source: Gun N' Roses November Rain? Guns N’ Roses May Play Costa Rica

Source: Gun N' Roses Legendary rock band Guns N' Roses has officially announced its Latin American reunion tour, and the band's website lists Costa Rica as its final stop. Guns N' Roses fans from Costa Rica were excited to find the Chinese-donated National Stadium, located in La Sabana Metropolitan Park, listed for a concert appearance on November 26th, following a few dates in Brazil. I...

Source: LigaPokemonCR Facebook Playing Pokemon GO in Costa Rica Could Physically Hurt You

Source: LigaPokemonCR Facebook Although the Pokemon GO mobile app has not been formally released in Costa Rica, gamers are finding way to install the new game on their iPhones and Android-powered devices. Pokemon GO is an augmented reality game that requires mobile devices equipped with Internet connectivity, camera, GPS, and Bluetooth. The game is the latest iteration of an entertainment e...

13584763_819817011451346_8522583045844605008_o European Film Festival On Until Saturday

By Wendy Anders Cine Magaly, in downtown San Jose’s California neighborhood, is hosting Costa Rica’s 6th Annual European Film Festival with pictures from 10 different countries. Here’s the schedule for the remainder of the festival: Sunday, July 10: El Olivo, 3:40pm, (Spanish) Terapia para Un Vampiro, 6:15pm, (Austrian) La French, 8:25pm, (French)   Monday, July 11: ...

Source: Andrea Dipre Twitter Controversial Italian Pornographer Visits Costa Rica (VIDEO)

Source: Andrea Dipre Twitter Andrea Dipre, an Italian attorney and caustic comedian who is mostly known for his explicit interviews with adult film actresses, erotic models and prostitutes, recently visited Costa Rica. Signor Dipre hails from the Northern Italian region of Trentino. As a young attorney, he got involved in regional politics, an endeavor he abandoned after a disastrous politi...

Source: Melissa Mora Facebook Famous Nipple Ignites Social Media Fire in Costa Rica

Source: Melissa Mora Facebook Whenever an attractive woman who happens to be in the media spotlight offers a glimpse at her nipples in Costa Rica, a social media ruckus is bound to follow. The nipple of contention this time around happens to belong to Melissa Mora, a very sexy and popular glamour model who has also ventured into singing and appearing on reality television shows. For vari...

Source: Amazon Books Hookers and Blow: Life in the Clinton White House

Source: Amazon Books Cocaine, prostitutes and a domineering First Lady are the highlights of a sordid memoir by a former United Secret Service agent stationed in the White House during the administration of former President William Jefferson Clinton. The book is titled Crisis of Character, and it hit bookshelves in the U.S. just a few days ago. The Costa Rica Star has not reviewed this book...

By Steve Mathieson - http://www.flickr.com/photos/38495915@N07/3933698385/, CC BY-SA 2.0, Like Donald Trump, Ringo Starr Praises Brexit

By Steve Mathieson - http:[email protected]/3933698385/, CC BY-SA 2.0, Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has praised Britain's decision to leave the European Union, saying that he hopes the United Kingdom can move forward alone. Starr, who lives in Los Angeles, said that he was in favor of the European Union when it first started. "I was a huge fan when (the EU) start...

Jairo Zelaya - Pixabay Commons Spanish Language Day: Don Quijote Meets Hip-Hop in Rap Battle

Jairo Zelaya - Pixabay Commons The Cervantes Institute will celebrate, today Saturday, the Spanish Language Day, or "E-Day", in all its 22 centers across 17 countries worldwide. The event acknowledges the powerful presence of the world's second most spoken language_ with 472 million speakers_ after Chinese Mandarin. Now in its 8th edition, it will include activities for all ages in its cent...

Source: Facebook Mysterious Death of Former Miss Brazil Baffles Police

Source: Facebook Fabiane Niclotti, who was crowned Miss Brazil 2004, was found dead inside her apartment in Gramado, a city in Rio Grande do Sul state, but there were no signs of violence, police said Wednesday. The 31-year-old model's brother called police because she was not answering her telephone. Police found Niclotti's body on Tuesday night and there were no signs of forced entry o...

Source: Paddy Power Mariachi Band “Juan Direction” Welcomed Donald Trump to Scotland

Source: Paddy Power Leave it to the good people of Scotland to stage hilarious protests during Donald Trump's visit in the wake of Brexit. Paddy Power, a bookmaker (similar to a sportsbook in Costa Rica) based in Ireland, came up with a clever way to welcome the presumptive Republican candidate to succeed President Barack Obama in the United States. Here's how the Irish sports betting giant...

Wikimedia Commons Porn Star DJ Sasha Grey Enthralled EDM Fans in Costa Rica

Wikimedia Commons Although Costa Rica has a fully developed and mature electronic dance music (EDM) scene that sees international artists perform regularly, the reception given to DJ Sasha Grey at Club Vertigo was quite enthusiastic for a very late Monday night. According to a news report filed by entertainment reporter Ariel Chaves Gonzalez of daily tabloid Diario Extra, Ms. Grey took the ...

Radiohead performing in Portugal. Wikimedia Commons Radiohead Fans in Turkey Attacked by Radical Islamists and Police

Radiohead performing in Portugal. Wikimedia Commons Istanbul, Jun 18 (EFE).- Istanbul police used tear gas Saturday to break up a demonstration protesting the attack last Thursday against fans who went to a party thrown by the Radiohead band, which was celebrating the publication of its new disc, "A Moon Shaped Pool." About 100 fans gathered Saturday around 6:00 p.m. at a square in Istanbul...

Bull shark. Wikimedia Commons Costa Rica’s Jungle River Sharks Swim to Discovery en Español

Bull shark. Wikimedia Commons MIAMI, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The most 'fintastic' time of the year is back and making a huge splash! LA SEMANA DEL TIBURÓN (#semanadeltiburon) returns in its 28th anniversary and will keep viewers on the edge of their seat with all-new jaw-dropping and compelling stories about everyone's favorite marine predator. Featuring new research from Mexico, Florida...

Taza Agua Costa Rica Firm Gets Award for Bottling Water to Make Coffee

Taza Agua COSTA RICA (PRWEB) JUNE 15, 2016 - Taza Agua, the world’s first to market bottled water company designed specifically for America’s $18 billion dollar annual coffee market, has confirmed today that it has been officially endorsed by an international multi-award winning certified coffee judge, Kattia Barrantes Zuñiga. The stamp of approval from the world recognized coffee expert is a m...

Source: Zoo Ave Animal Planet Presents Toucan Nation, Filmed in Costa Rica

Source: Zoo Ave (New York, NY) Animal Planet Presents will premiere TOUCAN NATION, the story of Grecia, the toucan in Costa Rica whose unconscionable abuse sparked international outrage and inspired a national animal welfare campaign, on August 2 at 10 PM ET /PT. Seeking to right a wrong and improve the life of this helpless bird after half of his beak was torn from his face, animal rescuers a...

Natural Sins chips Gourmet Food From Costa Rica Will Be Showcased in New York

Natural Sins chips NEW YORK, June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Costa Rican food companies are showcasing the country's diverse selection of organic snacks, premium roasted coffee, chocolate, and specialty food products when they attend the 2016 Fancy Food Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in NYC on June 26-28. In addition, Essential Costa Rica is inviting the media to sample pro...

Yoga beach Yoga, Marijuana and Online Porn in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a nation often associated with yoga retreatsas well as with the decriminalized use of marijuana (as long as it is discreet). To this effect, it should not be surprising to learn that yoga and cannabis are also two popular search terms among viewers of Internet pornography in Costa Rica. According to PornHub, a very popular destination for online porn viewers from Costa Rica and fr...

Bull shark. Wikimedia Commons Discovery Shark Week: Bull Sharks Fight Crocs in Costa Rica

Bull shark. Wikimedia Commons (Los Angeles, Calif.) – The most fintastic time of the year is back and making a huge splash! SHARK WEEK, television’s longest-running and most anticipated summer event, airs Sunday, June 26 at 8:00 PM ET/PT and continues through Sunday, July 3.  This year, SHARK WEEK celebrates its 28th anniversary and will keep viewers on the edge of their seat with all-new jaw-...

Wikimedia Commons High Honors for Mexican Band That Plays Drug Cartel Music

Wikimedia Commons Morelia, Mexico, Jun 4 (EFE).- Legislators of the southwestern Mexican state of Michoacan have awarded a medal to the traditional music group "Jimenez Brothers and their Harp" which plays "narcocorridos" (narcotics + the traditional Mexican ballads known as "corridos") that glorify drug traffickers. At a solemn session held Friday night at the Legislative Palace of Morelia...

(Prince pictured in a publicity photo / MSA) Music Legend Prince Died From an Accidental Overdose

(Prince pictured in a publicity photo / MSA) Los Angeles, Jun 2 (EFE).- U.S. musician Prince died of an opioid overdose, according to the results of the autopsy performed on April 22. The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office, located in Ramsey, Minnesota, said the artist died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, adding in its report that the drug was self-administered. The artist had be...

Mayfair Games New Educational Board Game Features Costa Rica

Mayfair Games Mayfair Games, a renowned publisher of board and roleplaying games in the United States and United Kingdom, recently released a new educational title that prominently features Costa Rica and her biodiversity. The game, which is titled "Costa Rica: Reveal the Rainforest," is described by the publisher as follows:   Welcome to Costa Rica! This land is renowned for its r...

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...

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