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Garcia Marquez. Source: Flickr Commons Gabriel Garcia Marquez Was Inspired by Franz Kafka

Garcia Marquez. Source: Flickr Commons By Gustavo Borges Mexico City, Apr 27 (EFE).- If Colombia's Gabriel Garcia Marquez had never written "One Hundred Years of Solitude" or any other novel, it might have been necessary to award him the Nobel Prize in Literature for his short stories, the part of his work that is much less known. That is what leading Mexican writers think about the perf...

Jenner in 2011, Source: Wikimedia Commons US Olympic Legend Bruce Jenner Feels Just Like a Woman

Jenner in 2011, Source: Wikimedia Commons Washington, Apr 25 (EFE).- TV star and former U.S. Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner confirmed in a television interview the rumors about his sexual orientation that have circulated for some time, and said he feels like a woman and from now on he will live like one. "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman," Jenner, 65, told Diane Sawyer in an emotion...

Star Wars Expo Costa Rica The Force Awakens in Costa Rica This Weekend

If you are heading to the ritzy Lincoln Plaza shopping mall in the eastern suburbs of San Jose, please note that you may encounter storm troopers from the 501st Legion, an Imperial galactic unit that once served as the personal guard of Darth Vader in the Star Wars universe. You may also run into Jedi Knights, Rebel fighters and Mandalorians while at the mall, but there's no reason to worry: They ...

Patricia Velasquez Latina Actress Admits to Cocaine Use, Prostitution, Turmoil

Los Angeles, Apr 21 (EFE).- In a life marked by problems with her racial and sexual identity, drug abuse and dabbling in prostitution, Venezuelan model and actress Patricia Velasquez reveals in an autobiographical book her difficulties in "accepting myself." As is made clear in "Sin tacones. Sin reserva. Diario de una supermodelo en busqueda de su verdad," the Spanish language version of her au...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Actress Sofia Vergara Accused of Destroying Frozen Embryos

Source: Wikimedia Commons Miami, Apr 19 (EFE).- Sofia Vergara denied that she wanted to destroy the embryos she and her ex-boyfriend Nick Loeb froze, contradicting what the U.S. businessman had claimed in a lawsuit he filed against the Colombian actress. "Vergara has never wanted to destroy her embryos," the attorney for the best-paid actress on U.S. television - according to Forbes Magazin...

LGBT flag Costa Rica is a Top LGBT Wedding Travel Destination

Wayland, MA (PRWEB) April 07, 2015 – With a record 30% plus increase in destination weddings in the last year, Destination Weddings Travel Group makes unprecedented changes in 2015 to evolve with the modern destination wedding. Globally, destination weddings are experiencing an exciting shift, with distinct services and unique concepts quickly emerging in order to satisfy this diverse market. S...

Source: Univision Univision’s Sabado Gigante Will Soon Come to an End

Source: Univision Miami, Apr 17 (EFE).- "Sabado Gigante," the world's longest-running variety show on television with 53 years on the air and which is hosted by Chile's Don Francisco, will come to an end next September, the U.S. Spanish-language network Univision announced Friday. "After an extraordinary run, Univision's most popular variety program, 'Sabado Gigante' (Giant Saturday), will ...

Source: Chica Surf Adventures Surf Camp for Women in Costa Rica Launches YouTube Channel

Source: Chica Surf Adventures Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 13, 2015 - Chica Surf Adventures has taken advantage of one of the top marketing tools available to businesses today. Social media like Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook have become the new poster boards for users to comment, review and even post videos to show others all about a location and a vacation experience they love. Th...

Wikimedia Commons Singer and Actor Marc Anthony Inaugurates Orphanage

Wikimedia Commons Bogota, Apr 13 (EFE).- Puerto Rican singer Marc Anthony inaugurated the Victor Tamayo Orphanage in the Caribbean city of Barranquilla in northern Colombia, which will initially benefit 100 poor children, city officials said. "You have no idea how moved I am to share this moment with you. This dream began years ago at an orphanage in the Dominican Republic - that day I comm...

Source: Wikimedia Commons He’ll Be Back: Schwarzenegger in Next Terminator Film

By Fernando Mexia. Source: Wikimedia Commons Los Angeles, Apr 13 (EFE).- Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to his role as the Terminator with the screenplay for the fifth installment in the film series including the cyborg character he first played in 1984, a semi-human robot that can regenerate itself but which is subject to the physical deterioration that accompanies aging. The actor ...

Jill Ruttenberg of AmaTierra Retreat in Costa Rica Greens You Should Not Eat Raw

Jill Ruttenberg of AmaTierra Retreat in Costa Rica This article was kindly provided by Jill Ruttenberg of AmaTierra Retreat and Wellness Center in Costa Rica.   Yes, there are Greens that should NOT be eaten raw! Recent trends in nutrition promote eating mostly raw foods. As a nutritionist I feel it’s necessary to qualify a few things about this popular new eating practice. First ...

Game of Thrones title card. Flickr Commons Game of Thrones: Season 5 Starts on HBO This Weekend

Game of Thrones title card. Flickr Commons By Fernando Mexia Los Angeles, Apr 10 (EFE).- Unremitting power struggles, an insatiable thirst for revenge and the cold of darkest winter return to the medieval Seven Kingdoms in "Game of Thrones," a hit TV series debuting its fifth season this weekend on screens worldwide. The drama inspired by the literary saga "A Song of Ice and Fire" by Geo...

Source: ITV Will Bear Grylls: Mission Survive Return to Costa Rica?

Source: ITV The first season of the successful reality television series Bear Grylls: Mission Survive will return for a second season, but it is not yet clear whether it will be filmed in Costa Rica again. As previously reported by The Costa Rica Star, the first season of Mission Survive was filmed in and around the cloud forests near the Arenal Volcano, and the series was arranged as a wil...

Justin Bieber performs in 2011. Wikimedia Commons Wanted by INTERPOL in Argentina: Pop Singer Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber performs in 2011. Wikimedia Commons Buenos Aires, Apr 10 (EFE).- An Argentine court has issued an international alert for the arrest of pop star Justin Bieber and two of his bodyguards on grounds of their alleged aggression against a photographer, judicial officials confirmed to Efe on Friday. Investigating Judge Alberto Baños asked Interpol for the "immediate detention" of th...

Source: ITV Bear Grylls: Mission Survive Costa Rica Goes International

Source: ITV LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Multimedia entertainment studio Electus, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), today announced the programming slate Electus International will be bringing to market at MIPTV 2015 in Cannes, France. The studio's offerings reflect a mix of scripted, unscripted, and event programming, and include original series concepts developed by ...

Wikimedia Commons A Royal Wedding Fit for a (Burger) King

Wikimedia Commons Chicago, Apr 7 (EFE).- U.S. company Burger King will pay the wedding expenses for a young Illinois couple named Joel Burger and Ashley King, whose children will carry forward in their last names the "lineage" of the multinational fast-food chain, local media said. Burger, 24, and King, 23, accepted the offer of the Miami-based fast-food chain to sponsor their wedding next ...

Source: Blue Bottle California Gourmet Café Announces New Roast from Costa Rica

Source: Blue Bottle Blue Bottle, a specialty coffee roaster located in California, recently announced a new special blend from Costa Rica. This new gourmet offering is called Costa Rica Tarrazú Divino Niño, and it comes from a finca in the hills of San Pablo de Leon Cortes, in the ultra-fertile coffee growing region of Tarrazú.   This is how Blue Bottle describes this new blend: ...

DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio Chooses Belize Over Costa Rica for Resort

New York, Apr 6 (EFE).- Actor Leonardo DiCaprio plans to build an eco-friendly resort on an uninhabited island off Belize, a project aimed at combining environmentalism and hospitality.   "The main focus is to do something that will change the world," DiCaprio told The New York Times, adding that he wanted to create a resort that "could be groundbreaking in the environmental movement." ...

"Mad Men season 5 cast photo" by Source (WP:NFCC#4). Licensed under Fair Use via Wikimedia Commons Final Season of Acclaimed TV Series Mad Men Begins

"Mad Men season 5 cast photo" by Source (WP:NFCC#4). Licensed under Fair Use via Wikimedia Commons Los Angeles, Apr 4 (EFE).- The winding down of the critically acclaimed "Mad Men" saga, hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as the best drama series of all time, marks an end of an era for the AMC cable network and U.S. television and will be must-see viewing over the next several weeks for millions...

ENOB - Basquiat, 1985. Flickr Commons How the Late Jean-Michel Basquiat Saw the World

ENOB - Basquiat, 1985. Flickr Commons By Mateo Sancho Cardiel New York, Apr 3 (EFE).- He was among the most influential yet one of the shortest-lived artists of the second half of the 20th century, but the complicated mind of Jean-Michel Basquiat, which raised him to fame and plunged him into self-destruction, has a roadmap in the eight hand-written notebooks being exhibited starting Friday...

Cuba Seriously, Airbnb Travels to Cuba

Washington, Apr 2 (EFE).- Airbnb, the online lodgings marketplace, announced Thursday it is extending its operation to Cuba, becoming one of the first companies offering home-rentals to U.S. citizens authorized to travel to the island. Following last December's announcement of a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, President Barack Obama signed an executive order lifting some of the restrictions on tra...

British actor Daniel Craig performs during the shooting of the 24th James Bond movie 'Spectre' in Rome, Italy. EFE Mexican Day of the Dead to be Featured in New James Bond Film

British actor Daniel Craig performs during the shooting of the 24th James Bond movie 'Spectre' in Rome, Italy. EFE Mexico City, Mar 28 (EFE).- Day of the Dead symbols, including skulls, skeletons and altars to be used in the opening scene of "Spectre," the latest installment in the James Bond spy saga, have taken over the Mexican capital's downtown area in recent days. Daniel Craig, who pla...

Wikimedia Commons Fifty Shades of Farewell

Wikimedia Commons Los Angeles, Mar 26 (EFE).- British director Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed "Fifty Shades of Grey", has said that she will not return to direct the sequel. "Directing Fifty Shades of Grey has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful. I have Universal to thank for that," Taylor-Johnson said in a statement posted by Deadline on Wednesday. "I...

Source: ITV Final Episode of Bear Grylls: Mission Survive in Costa Rica

Source: ITV ITV Press Release - This is the last episode in this adrenalin-fuelled series starring Bear Grylls for ITV. In Mission Survive the adventurer takes a group of celebrities into the depths of one of the most unforgiving Central American rainforests, where they will be competing in an epic 12-day survival mission.   To stay alive they must navigate impossible terrain, build...

Wikimedia Commons A Costa Rica Mountain Resort for the Sexually Adventurous

Wikimedia Commons High in the mountains that surround the agricultural canton of Naranjo, in the province of Alajuela, there's a special type of resort that welcomes open-minded guests in Costa Rica whose sexual predilections include engaging with multiple partners, watching others perform erotic acts, and allowing their partners to do the same. According to a couple of lengthy reports file...

Source: Fuerza Publica Costa Rica Has Her Very Own Orchid Thief

Source: Fuerza Publica The non-fiction best-seller The Orchid Thief is one of the most acclaimed works of United States journalist and author Susan Orlean. As befits its title, The Orchid Thief is about a poacher of rare flowers whose life obsession is the Ghost Orchid, a magnificent endangered species. The book was masterfully adapted into the 2002 film Adaptation, which earned actor Chris Co...

Beer Help Clean Up the Beach in Costa Rica and Get Free Beer

Craft Beer from Costa Rica (PRWEB) March 20, 2015 - Manuel Antonio, home to the luxury bungalows and villas of Tulemar Resort, has long been a destination for world travelers, offering world renowned beaches and lush jungles with a bio-diversity that cannot be experienced anywhere else. With the high volume of visitors from December through March, comes the unfortunate reality of an accumulation...

British actor Daniel Craig performs during the shooting of the 24th James Bond movie 'Spectre' in Rome, Italy. EFE James Bond Travels to Mexico on Secret Assignment

British actor Daniel Craig performs during the shooting of the 24th James Bond movie 'Spectre' in Rome, Italy. EFE Mexico City, Mar 19 (EFE).- Location shooting for "Spectre," the latest film in the James Bond series, moves this week to Mexico City, where numerous street closings are planned. A number of streets will closed on Thursday in the capital, where vehicular access from some thorou...

Source: Rythmia Kardashian Spouse Travels to Costa Rica for Rehab

Source: Rythmia MALIBU, Calif., March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott Disick is checking into Rythmia Life Advancement Center (RLAC) in Costa Rica to take advantage of the center's highly regarded iboga treatment plan. Scott Disick is better known as the husband of Kourtney Kardashian; they have three children. Kourtney Kardashian and her family are both notable and notorious for their starr...

A galllopinto breakfast during Lent. Wikimedia Commons Vacation and Travel in Costa Rica During Lent and Easter

A galllopinto breakfast during Lent. Wikimedia Commons In Costa Rica, the Lent season coincides with beautiful weather and traditions that are emblematic of the religious heritage of this country. By virtue of her Constitution, Costa Rica is a Roman Catholic country, and thus the Lent season is always special. The following recommendations for visiting our country during this time are kindly p...

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