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Salvador Allende. Wikimedia Commons Latin American Films Earn Major Cannes Festival Awards

Salvador Allende. Wikimedia Commons Cannes, France, May 24 (EFE).- The 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival had few Latin American films in the running this year, but most of them came away with important awards, including Mexico's Michel Franco with Best Screenplay for "Chronic." Franco was the only Hispanic in the running for the Palme d'Or with a complex film shot entirely in English...

"Les femmes d’Alger, Picasso, version O" by Source (WP:NFCC#4). Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia Picasso Painting Fetched $179 Million at Auction

"Les femmes d’Alger, Picasso, version O" by Source (WP:NFCC#4). Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia New York, May 21 (EFE).- A Qatari sheikh was the buyer who paid $179.36 million for Pablo Picasso's "Les femmes d'Alger," making it the priciest painting ever auctioned, the daily New York Post reported Thursday. The mysterious buyer of the Spanish painter's work was identified by the New Y...

Jorge Sossa Cartago Costa Rica Books Literary Works from Costa Rica Travel to Southern California

LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Its aisles packed with readers and boasting a host of successful book presentations and cultural performances, LeaLA wrapped up its fourth edition on a positive note, consolidating its position as the only Spanish-language book fair in the United States and as the event dedicated to reading in Spanish and Latin American culture. On the third day of acti...

AutoShine Costa Rica AutoShine is What Your Car Needs in Costa Rica

AutoShine Costa Rica With car culture rapidly growing in Costa Rica, the number of luxury automobiles has greatly increased in the last few years. As a result of this trend, vehicle owners are becoming more interested in aesthetics as well as in systems that can augment their driving experience in terms of entertainment, safety, information, and comfort. In other nations where car culture h...

Wikimedia Commons The Thrill is Gone: Blues Legend B.B. King Passed Away

Wikimedia Commons B.B. King, legendary blues guitarist well known for tracks such as "Rock Me Baby", "My Lucille", and "The Thrill Is Gone", died in his Las Vegas home yesterday at the age of 89. Attorney Brent Bryson said King died in his sleep. A 15-time Grammy winner, with over 50 albums released, King played live for nearly 70 years. He had reportedly collapsed at a Chicago performan...

Star Wars Actor Diego Luna Joins Cast of Star Wars: Rogue One

Los Angeles, May 13 (EFE).- Mexican actor Diego Luna will take on one of the main roles in "Star Wars: Rogue One," the next film in the famous galactic franchise focusing on the attempt by a group of rebels to steal the plans for the Death Star space station, the magazine Variety reported Wednesday. Luna's participation has not yet been confirmed by Lucasfilm, which announced that Felicity Jone...

Ian Somerhalder Instagram Lost and Vampire Diaries Actor Enjoyed Honeymoon in Costa Rica

Ian Somerhalder Instagram More Hollywood celebrities are choosing Costa Rica as one of their preferred hideaways. One of the most recent instances of this trend was shared on the Instagram online social network by actor Ian Somerhalder, who is better known for his starring roles in popular television series Lost and The Vampire Diaries. On March 13th, Mr. Somerhalder shared an Instagram sel...

Jairo Zelaya - Pixabay Commons No Habla: Hispanics in the US Speak More English, Less Spanish

By Beatriz Pascual Macias Washington, May 12 (EFE).- Hispanics living in the United States are becoming more fluent in English and speak less Spanish at home, according to a Pew Research Center report published Tuesday in Washington. As Hispanics' command of English grows - 68 percent now speak it easily - the percentage of Latinos who choose Spanish for their conversations at home diminishe...

Flickr Commons American Idol Will Come to an End in 2016

Flickr Commons New York, May 11 (EFE).- The Fox television network announced Monday that it will end its popular musical program "American Idol" after 15 seasons. The 15th and last season of "American Idol" will begin in January with host Ryan Seacrest and with Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. as the panel of judges, the network said in New York upon presenting its new prog...

Source: A Small Section of the World Documentary Filmed in Costa Rica Will Screen in California

Source: A Small Section of the World San Diego, CA, May 11, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The San Diego Coffee Network in conjunction with sponsors Earth’s Choice, Daymar Coffee and PureFlo, will be screening the film “A Small Section of the World” at Balboa Park’s Museum of Photographic Arts, Wednesday, May 20. Doors open for a pre-event mixer at 6 p.m. with the film beginning at 7:30 p.m. Five-dollar...

Garcia Marquez. Source: Flickr Commons Police Recover a Rare, First Edition Garcia Marquez Book

Garcia Marquez. Source: Flickr Commons Bogota, May 9 (EFE).- Colombian police recovered a first-edition copy of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" with a dedication by the late Nobel laureate in Literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, which had been stolen from a showcase where it was being exhibited at the International Book Fair in Bogota, or Filbo, officials said. The chief of police, Gen. Rodo...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Sofia Vergara is Now a Star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

Source: Wikimedia Commons Los Angeles, May 7 (EFE).- Colombian actress Sofia Vergara on Thursday received her star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in a huge ceremony at which she was accompanied by her fiance, Joe Manganiello, her colleagues from "Modern Family" and her own family, including her son Manolo, who gave a short speech. Vergara, 42, became the first actress from her country to have ...

Screenshot of Padow''s This Virginia Deli is Giving Away a Trip to Costa Rica

Screenshot of Padow''6 Richmond, VA (PRWEB)  -- Padow’s Ham & Deli East Main Street proudly announces their one millionth customer celebration at the restaurant’s downtown location on 1009 East Main Street from May 1-7. Padow’s East Main Street location opened the doors for their first customer in the summer of 1992. Twenty-three years later, the store is preparing to celebrate their one m...

Wikimedia Commons Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron Star in Mad Max Sequel

Wikimedia Commons Los Angeles, May 3 (EFE).- George Miller, one of the great action film directors, is returning to the genre 30 years after his latest movie with a new version of "Mad Max," the classic that launched Mel Gibson to stardom and which now stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. Although the British director said at a Los Angeles press conference attended by Efe that at first he f...

"BradPitt" by Maggie from Palm Springs, United States / Uploaded by Atlaslin. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons President of Ecuador Claims Brad Pitt is Being Used by Chevron

"BradPitt" by Maggie from Palm Springs, United States / Uploaded by Atlaslin. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Quito, May 3 (EFE).- Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on the weekend invited U.S. actor Brad Pitt to visit the country's Amazon region to see the pollution the government attributes to Chevron there. The Ecuadorian leader announced the invitation during his regular ...

Wikimedia Commons Stand by Him: Soul Legend Ben E. King Passed Away

Wikimedia Commons Washington, May 1 (EFE).- Singer Ben E. King, best known for his 1961 gospel-influenced hit "Stand By Me," has died, his agent told ABC News. He was 76. The star, whose real name was Benjamin Earl Nelson, died of "coronary problems" in New Jersey, Randy Irwin said. King, who began his artistic career in the late 1950s singing with the doo wop and R&B group The Drift...

Wikimedia Commons Interview With Enrique Iglesias Before Concert in Costa Rica

Wikimedia Commons By Emilio J. Lopez Miami, Apr 30 (EFE).- Enrique Iglesias exudes charm and a youthful insolence. His eyes are teasing and he moves his hands quickly to emphasize, as he did on Thursday in an interview with Efe, that he is an artist who is guided by "instinct" and what "really touches" people. The popular singer will grace the stage of the new Parque Viva amphitheater in...

Source; Newport Aquarium This Attraction Benefits Shark Conservation in Costa Rica

Source; Newport Aquarium NEWPORT, Ky. (PRWEB) April 29, 2015 – Newport Aquarium’s all-new Shark Bridge – the only rope suspension bridge in North America where guests can walk just inches above nearly two dozen sharks – is scheduled to open to the public 10 a.m. Thursday, April 30. The Shark Bridge is a 75-foot-long, V-shaped rope bridge suspended over the open waters of the Surrounded by S...

Mariah Carey performing in 2008. Wikimedia Commons Mariah Carey #1 to Infinity: New Album Coming out May 18

Mariah Carey performing in 2008. Wikimedia Commons Las Vegas, Apr 28 (EFE).- Singer, songwriter and producer Mariah Carey said Tuesday that she is "thrilled and excited" over the launching of her new album and her upcoming show in Las Vegas. In remarks to Efe, the New York artist said that her new show - "Mariah Carey #1 to Infinity" (which is the same as the title of her new album) - will ...

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 ...

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