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An argument between two Nicaraguan brothers ended up with one shooting the other five times.
 Darwing Herrera, was shot by Jose Luis who fled the scene and later captured by police. The argument apparently was over the theft of some clothing. [Foto: Graciela Solís]
 
 
  Retirement Dream Home Can Be a Good Investment
(ARA) - Looking for something other than stocks and bonds to invest in? Real estate holds lots of promise right now, not just in the United States, but overseas, and a country that's getting a lot of attention these days is Costa Rica.

 

 
Government Seeks German Financing For San Ramon - San Carlos Highway
Costa Rica's government is negotiating with its German counterpart to finance the remainder of a us$90 million highway construction project, according to Carlos Solera, project inspection director of Conavi, of the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT).

 
 

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Traffic laws in Costa Rica are upheld by the Dirección General Policía de Tránsito, with some 800 officials or Tránsitos as their known, who patrol the highways and bi-ways of the nation.

 
 
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Tuesday 24 July 2007, San José, Costa Rica

Dengue Threatens Carnavales de Limón
The annual Limón carnival may be cancelled if the number of cases of Dengue does not decrease over the next couple of weeks, said authorities from the Ministerio de Salud yesterday.

Experts Fear Eruption Of Turrialba
Due to intense activity and the presence of gases and smoke that the Volcán Turrialba continues emanate, the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) has decided to maintain the national park closed.

Panama, Costa Rica to Discuss Policies
Panama and Costa Rica will study important political, trade and migratory issues during a bilateral meeting on July 26 and 27, announced the Panamanian Foreign Ministry.

HBSC Opens Its Doors in Costa Rica
Yesterday the Banex signs went down and by HSBC signs as the British financial giant began operations in Costa Rica. HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world, calling itself the world's local bank.

Costa Rica Wages War on Drugs
Known abroad mostly for its political stability, pristine beaches and eco-tourism, this country without an army has suddenly found itself in the middle of the war on drugs.


July 25 Holiday To Be Celebrate Monday
Although tomorrow, July 25, is a national holiday - the celebration of the Anexión de Guanacaste (annexation of Guanacaste to Costa Rica), the day off will be on Monday July 30th.

 
LATIN AMERICA

Venezuela Cancels Nicaragua's Debt
Venezuela has cancelled Nicaragua's us$33.2 million debt under the framework of a debt relief initiative, Nicaragua's Foreign Ministry announced.

Panama for Multi-Million loans for the Canal
Panama Canal's manager Alberto Aleman began a series of meetings with 40 financial entities in New York looking for multi million loans to enlarge the canal.

Child Trafficking Soars in Guatemala
Child trafficking has become pretty common in Guatemala whose laws are not strong enough to fight the scourge.

Guatemala Nabs 2nd String Assassins
Guatemalan police arrested agent Carlos Humberto Orellana Aroche in La Libertad, Peten State on Monday, for participating in the assassination of three Salvadorian deputies and their driver.

Colombia installs 3rd military base on its border with Venezuela
The Colombian army installed its third military base with 1,000 troops on the border with Venezuela, the Colombian government said on Monday.

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COLOMBIA:
'Independence? What Independence?' Indigenous Peoples Ask
Colombia celebrated 197 years of independence from Spain on Friday, Jul. 20. On Monday, at dawn, some 5,000 indigenous people set off on an 800-kilometre journey to ask the government, "what independence?"

 

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