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Tag: Press Release

Source: CINDE Costa Rica Will Exhibit at Medical Device Manufacturer Trade Show

Source: CINDE CINDE Press Release - The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) will be participating at this year's MD&M West event in Anaheim, California. Learn more and identify key investment opportunities in Costa Rica to gain competitive advantages for your business. When: Feb. 9 - 11 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Where: Booth 1647- Hall D....

Source: Wikimedia Commons Costa Rica’s Liberty Reserve Founder Pleads Guilty

Flickr Commons U.S. Dept of Justice Press Release - Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Leslie R. Caldwell, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, announced today that ARTHUR BUDOVSKY pled guilty to running a massive money laundering enterprise in connection with his operation of Liberty Reserve, a virtual cur...

Veragua Rainforest aerial tram The Importance of Forest Corridors in Costa Rica

Rain forest in Costa Rica OSU Press Release. CORVALLIS, Ore. – As tropical forests become increasingly broken up by roads, farm fields, pastures and other developments, corridors of trees provide vital pathways for pollinators and contribute to a rich diversity of plant species, scientists have confirmed. A study at the Las Cruces Biological Station in Costa Rica shows that when forests are...

Source: Marcopolo Flickr 64 New, Stylish Marcopolo Buses Coming to Costa Rica

Source: Marcopolo Flickr Marcopolo S.A. Press Release - Marcopolo has just signed a new contract for the export of buses to some of the main transport operators in Costa Rica. The vehicles with different characteristics, will be used for urban, tourism and interstate transportation. "For a long time we have dedicated ourselves to broaden our bus sales, mainly to other Latin American countri...

Pixabay Commons Confirmed: FOX Sports Will Air Copa Centenario

Pixabay Commons LA Galaxy Press Release - FOX Sports announced today that it has secured multi-platform media rights to the historic 2016 Copa America Centenario, a soccer tournament coming in June that features the national teams from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and the United States. The Copa America Centenario, a once-in-a-lifetime soccer event, which honors 100 years of the Copa America t...

C-130. Wikimedia Commons Another Shipwreck in the Caribbean; French Tourists Rescued

C-130. Wikimedia Commons San Juan, Jan 25 (EFE; additional context by The Costa Rica Star).- Three French citizens who were sailing on a catamaran from the Dominican Republic to the island of St. Martin were rescued by Puerto Rican authorities when their boat began to founder. In a press release, the U.S. Coast Guard stationed in San Juan said that the trio sent out a distress call at 2 a.m...

Wikimedia Commons Sun Country Airlines Offers Cheap Flights to Costa Rica

Wikimedia Commons Sun Country Airlines Press Release - Trade white snow for white sand! Save on fights and vacation packages to Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean. The white-sand beaches of Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean are within reach with these great deals on flight and vacation packages to some of our favorite warm weather destinations. To take advantage of all these great ...

Evonik headquarters German Chemical Firm Will Establish Operations in Costa Rica

Evonik headquarters SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Jan. 19th, 2015 -  Evonik Industries, a leading global specialty chemical company based in Essen, Germany, announced today that it plans to open a financial shared services center in Costa Rica to serve the company’s operations in North and South America. Evonik will begin office construction and hiring during the first quarter of 2016 and expec...

Source: Rythmia Former Ibogaine Resort Now Offers Healing Vacations in Costa Rica

Source: Rythmia The Rythmia Life Advancement Center, a luxury resort in Costa Rica that made headlines in the past due to a controversial therapy that involved the use of a psychedelic substance, has reformed its operations and is now offering holistic vacations. As previously reported by The Costa Rica Star, Rythmia was mostly known for its use of Ibogaine, a substance extracted from a few...

Scene from Downtown grecia. Wikimedia Commons Smart Parking Technology Expands in Costa Rica

Church in Grecia. Wikimedia Commons Smart Parking Press Release - World-leading provider of car parking technology and parking management services Smart Parking is partnering with Madrid based Viarium Technologies to deploy its SmartPark space finding solution in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is rapidly developing and increasingly recognized for its commitment to sustainability by ranking third in...

EFE/File Convicted U.S. Ponzi Schemer Tried Escaping to Costa Rica

Orange County District Attorney Press Release - WESTMINSTER, Calif. – A “hard money” lender was convicted today of embezzling over $3 million from investors in a Ponzi real estate-mortgage investment fraud scheme. Thomas Franklin Tarbutton, 56, Newport Beach, was found guilty by a jury of 18 felony counts of grand theft, nine felony counts of forgery, 11 felony counts of using an untrue stateme...

Wikimedia Commons The Economist Ranks Costa Rica as a Flawed Democracy

File photo EIU Press Release According to The Economist Intelligence Unit's latest Democracy Index one of the biggest threats to democracy is the anxious mood of our times The fearful era in which we live is not conducive to defending democratic standards or extending democracy's reach across the globe. The latest edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index reflects the sit...

Source: Abbott Abbott Vascular Celebrates Five Years in Costa Rica

Source: Abbott CINDE Press Release - With the presence of Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis and Abbott Vascular Division Senior Vice President Mr. Deepak Nath, the company celebrated the fifth anniversary of its vascular devices manufacturing plant in Costa Rica, whose products are distributed and used around the world. Abbott has been in Costa Rica for over 80 years through the sa...

File photo Mining Firm Keeps Borrowing Cash to Fight Costa Rica

Alleged Greenwashing by Infinito Gold VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 15, 2016) - Infinito Gold Ltd. ("Infinito") (NEX:IG.H) is pleased to announce that it entered into a litigation funding agreement effective December 21, 2015 ("LFA). Under the terms of the LFA, the funder has agreed to provide non-recourse financing to Infinito in connection with the legal costs of Infini...

(CRS Archive) New Maritime Cargo Service Connects Costa Rica with Florida

Maritime Executive Press Release - GT USA announced the January 2016 launch of the new Blue Stream weekly container cargo service connecting Port Canaveral to Europe, the French West Indies, and Central America. The Blue Stream service is operated by StreamLines, N.V., part of the Seatrade Group, providing refrigerated and dry container service to and from the Canaveral Cargo Terminal, with a f...

Striker Joel Campbell of Costa Rica plays for the Arsenal FC of the EPL Striker from Costa Rica Shines in the English Premier League

Campbell speaks to a young Tico fan. Source: NanoSeventeen Twitter Arsenal Football Club Press Release - Joel Campbell is this season's Francis Coquelin, according to Arsène Wenger. The Costa Rica forward was the catalyst for Arsenal's FA Cup comeback on Saturday, scoring the equaliser and playing a major part in Aaron Ramsey 's goal as the Gunners came from behind to beat Sunderland. We...

Source: Red Cross of Costa Rica As Cuban Migrants Leave Costa Rica, Miami Schools Look for Money

IOM Media Release - A pilot group of 180 Cuban economic migrants stranded in Costa Rica since 14 November, 2015, left shelters provided by the Government of Costa Rica and departed the country as regular migrants. They have each paid USD 555 for a commercial plane and bus tickets in a package trip to reach Mexico via El Salvador and Guatemala. “The departure of the pilot group of Cubans should ...

Source: Hills of Portalon Now Available: Oceanview Home Sites in Southern Costa Rica

Source: Hills of Portalon Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica – January 11, 2016 /MarketersMedia/ — The Ridges of Portalon, a micro-community of the master planned development the Hills of Portalon, announced today the upcoming sale to the public of their recently opened whitewater ocean-view lots. The Ridges of Portalon is located in Costa Rica between Dominical and Quepos/Manuel Antonio and is antici...

Pixabay Commons Final Teams Qualify for Historic Copa Centenario 2016

Pixabay Commons Press Release by Seattle Sounders FC - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) confirmed this evening the completion of the field for the historic 2016 Copa America Centenario, to be played this June in stadiums across the United States. In a pair matches contested in Panama City on Friday evening, Panama defeated Cuba and Ha...

Cuban migrants receive Red Cross aid Cuban Migrants in Costa Rica Prepare for Trip to Laredo, Texas

By Riley Brands Press Release from the Office of U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX-12), as well as U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica S. Fitzgerald Haney and Costa Rican Ambassador to the United States Román Macaya, traveled last week to the Costa Rican border with Nicaragua to see firsthand how Central America is dealing wit...

AcroYoga AcroYoga Retreat Vacations in Costa Rica

AcroYoga AcroYoga is a dynamic partner practice that blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. These three lineages form the foundation of a partner practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community. Jenny Sauer-Klein and Jason Nemer co-founded the practice in 2003, which has since touched the lives of hundreds of thousands...

Sarco Architects Costa Rica Costa Rica Home Architects Featured in Rolls Royce Design Book

Sarco Architects Costa Rica Press Release by Saco Architects - In recognition of the outstanding quality of our services and our leadership as Costa Rica’s premiere Luxury Home Architects, at Sarco Architects Costa Rica we are extremely honoured to have been invited to participate with the St. James’ House publishers and to be featured in the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club 2016 Book Launch Event...

Cuba US Lawmaker Opposed to Diplomacy with Cuba Visits Costa Rica

A Republican Member of the United States Congress visited Costa Rica and toured the shelters provided to stranded Cuban migrants during the holidays. Representative Kay Granger attended a meeting with President Luis Guillermo Solis, Chancellor Manuel Gonzalez, and U.S. Ambassador Fitzgerald Haney before touring the shelters located in the Guanacaste province. At the meeting, which was part of a...

CNFL wind power Costa Rica Costa Rica Will Get Four New Wind Farms

Gamesa will bring wind energy production to Guanacaste Gamesa Press Release - Gamesa and Iberdrola Ingeniería have signed EPC contracts with subsidiaries of Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy (GME) to build 80 MW in Costa Rica. The two companies will handle all the construction and commissioning phases required for this project, named Alisios, which comprises four 20-MW wind farms: Vientos de la P...

Source: Presidential Office of Costa Rica Merry Christmas: 38 Evicted Families Get Homes in Costa Rica

Source: Presidential Office of Costa Rica A joint effort between government officials and a non-profit organization resulted in the rush construction of homes for 38 families who had been judicially evicted from a farm in southern Costa Rica. The families benefited by this action were evicted after a lengthy, Kafkaesque round of agrarian court hearings, whereby the plaintiffs were two banan...

Source: Wikimedia Commons NFL Star Quarterback Tom Brady: Donald Trump Supporter?

Tom Brady on the beach in Costa Rica with his family. Source: Facebook Pressnews.biz (Press Release) Dec 18, 2015 -- San Jose, Costa Rica. Over the past months, Patriots’ QB Tom Brady has been questioned about his feelings for Republican candidate Donald Trump and asked a few times which way he would vote in the coming election. Although, Brady has skillfully said nothing to all the questions ...

Source: VMware Tech Giant VMware Intends to Grow in Costa Rica

Source: VMware CINDE Press Release - San José, Costa Rica. 10 December 2015. VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today inaugurated its new operations center in Costa Rica. During inauguration ceremonies, the company announced its intention to continue to hire local talent and grow its presence in the local market. The inauguration of ...

Source: MBF Healthcare Partners Billionaire Vows to Fight Donald Trump With Lots of Money

Source: MBF Healthcare Partners Miami, Dec 10 (EFE).- Cuban-American billionaire Mike Fernandez, the biggest campaign donor to Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, has launched a campaign against magnate Donald Trump, whom he says is a "narcissist" who must be stopped. "The problem with Donald Trump is that so much about him is unstable - his positions, his rhetoric - and I am afraid t...

horseback_riding_at_the_blue_river Costa Rica Eco-Lodge Offers Special One-Day Adventures

Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica – December 07, 2015 – The Holiday Season is here, and a great time for Costa Rica Day Tours. Blue River Resort & Hot Springs in Costa Rica has the solution for what to do and see in Costa Rica. Their Costa Rica Package Tours are the key to exploring and enjoying all that this paradise has to offer. Many travelers proclaim the north side of Costa Rica’s Rincon de ...

"FedReserve Atlanta" by Atlantacitizen at the English language Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons University of Costa Rica Grad Appointed to US Federal Reserve

"FedReserve Atlanta" by Atlantacitizen at the English language Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons MDC Press Release - Miami, December 4, 2015 - Miami Dade College (MDC) Provost of Operations Dr. Rolando Montoya has been unanimously elected as the new Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Miami Branch. Dr. Montoya has been serving on the Board since Janu...

Source: MSP Police Rescue Abducted Snowman in Costa Rica

Source: MSP In the eastern suburbs of San Jose, officers from Fuerza Publica (the national police force of Costa Rica) rescued a snowman that had been illegally taken from a second floor balcony. The incident occurred past the midnight hour of Friday, and it unfolded in the residential community of Los Olimpos, located in the Purral district of the Goicochea canton. According to official pr...

Paul Watson Costa Rica Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson: Costa Rica Violated My Human Rights

Source: Flickr Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) non-profit marine conservation organization, filed a full petition  with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IAHRC) in Washington, D.C., accusing Costa Rica of using the judicial system to violate his rights and derail his conservation efforts. If successful, this petition could ...

Rainforest Costa Rica Travel in Costa Rica: New Market Research Report

Fast Market Research Press Release - Costa Rica has a well-established tourism industry that benefits from the country's positive image as safe, peaceful and happy. The country's tourism products are diverse, with a wide variety of options for all traveler segments. While Costa Rica is known for its eco- and adventure tourism, the country is also developing its medical, holistic and educational se...

Costa Rica Colones 50,000 20,000 10,000 Bill Negative Credit Outlook for Costa Rica’s Big 3 Public Banks

NEW YORK & SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following its peer review of the Costa Rican State-owned banks, Fitch Ratings took rating actions on the following entities: --Banco Nacional de Costa Rica (BNCR); --Banco de Costa Rica (BCR); --Banco Popular y de Desarrollo Comunal (BPDC). Fitch has published Rating Action Commentaries (RACs) for each of these banks, which are...

File photo from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Costa Rica Shines at Climate Change Conference

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs At the Paris Climate Conference (COP21), Costa Rica has taken on a leadership role, which has not gone unnoticed by attendees and the international press. The presence of delegates from Costa Rica is lead by Chancellor Manuel Gonzalez, who is also the Minister of Foreign Affair, and by Chief United Nations Climate Affairs Negotiator Christiana Figueres. L...

SJO in Alajuela Stable Outlook for Costa Rica Airport Bonds

Moody's Global Credit Research - New York, November 30, 2015 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has assigned a definitive rating of Ba2 to Aeris Holdings Costa Rica S.A. de C.V.'s ("Aeris") senior notes issuance of US $127 million ("Notes"). The outlook is stable. On September 18, 2015 Moody's assigned a provisional (P) Ba2 rating based upon draft documentation. The definitive Ba2 rating is...

Cuba Cuba Issues Official Statement on Migrant Crisis in Costa Rica

Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Release - A new round of migration talks was held between the delegations of Cuba and the United States, which were headed by Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, Director General of the United States Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Edward Alex Lee, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs. During the meeting, both Parties r...

Costa Rica Air Fare Deal Last Chance for Airfare Deals to Costa Rica in 2015

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may represent the last opportunity of the year for frugal travelers to get significant discounts on their trips to Costa Rica. As the green (rainy) season comes to an end, the high season for tourism begins in Costa Rica, and all the discounts of the past few months seem to evaporate as the year-end holidays approach. The two major travel expenses, airfare and hote...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL Goalkeeper from Costa Rica Nominated to the 2015 World XI

Source: Wikimedia Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels Press Release - FIFPro, in association with FIFA, is proud to announce the final 55 players in contention for a spot on the 2015 World XI. The 55 players listed below have been selected by professional footballers worldwide, with a new record of almost 25,000 players from 70 countries participating i...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Canada Fuels the Tobacco Black Market in Costa Rica

Source: Fuerza Publica Black Market, Black Eye - By Edward R. Myers (FSCwire Press Release) - According to Danya Mere, a seasoned investigative journalist writing in Mexico’s newspaper, Reforma, “Canada is not only famous for its maple syrup or for Niagara Falls, it is also famous for producing cigarettes sold in the international market illegally.” This indictment comes after a group of...

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