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The Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) yesterday began a manual count of all votes emitted in Sunday's referendum. The foto above by the TSE shows the eccentricity  and humour of some Costa Ricans, displaying their undying love for their favourite soccer team,in this case Saprissa! [Foto: TSE]
 
 
  Costa Rica Lures Big Tour Outfits
Several years ago, when the Chicago-based Caravan Tours (800-Caravan or caravantours.com) created a 10-day, $995 tour of Costa Rica (not including airfare there and back), it attracted so many bookings that it is today the largest single source of tourists to that Central American nation.
 
Mexican Mabe Buys Costa Rica's Atlas
Costa Rica's manufacturer of home appliances, Atlas Eléctrica, has been sold and will soon be in the hands of Mexican manufacturer, Controladora Mabe S.A., a subsidiary of Electrodomésticos Mabeca S.A.
 
 

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Costa Rica Names New Rocket
The contest to name the world's biggest rocket is over and the winning name is El Conyo De Su Madre. The runner up names were Mohon Grande and La Putica Sussia.
 
 
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Wednesday 10 October 2007, San José, Costa Rica

PAC Cautious Going Into Today's Meeting With the Arias Brothers
The Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC) says it will approach today's meeting with Costa Rican president, Osacr Arias and his brother, the ministro de la Presidencia, Rodrigo Arias, with caution.

Three Days of Constant Rain Closes Three Roads
Costa Rica and the Central Valley for the most part, has woken up to the third consecutive day of rain, causing mudslides responsible for the closure of three major roads according to the Minsterio de Obras Pública y Transportes (MO{T).

Costa Rica Olympic Chief Charged With Fraud
The former Costa Rica Olympic Committee (CON) member has accused CON's president, Jorge Nery Carvajal, of 37 counts of fraud, one count of using a forged document and one count of misadministration.

"Sí" Victory Viewed As Defeat For Chávez
The Sí (yes) vote given last Sunday by Costa Rica in a referendum on the Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) - Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Central America, the Dominican Republic and the United States - was a "defeat" for Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, said The Washington Post on Tuesday.

Woman Continues Her Hunger Strike
The Costa Rican woman on a hunger strike in protest of the immigration service not allowing her husband entry into Costa Rica for not having a return ticket out of the country, is her third day in front of the Corte Suprema de Justicia.

Friday's Holiday Moved to Monday
Firday's "Dia de las Culturas" holiday will be the last of the in-week holidays for the year that will be moved to the following Monday.
 
LATIN AMERICA

PARLACEN Hails Nicaragua-Honduras Ruling
The Central American Parliament (PARLACEN) celebrated Tuesday the decision of The Hague Court, regarded as Solomonic, which satisfied part of the territorial demands of Honduras and Nicaragua in the Caribbean Sea.

Panama Daily Headlines Che Legend
The influential Panamanian newspaper La Prensa headlined on Tuesday Ernesto Guevara's image as still a universal symbol of rebellion four decades after his death.

Honduras President at Cuba Med School
President Manuel Zelaya is on the second and last day of his visit to Cuba, the first of a Honduras president ever.

Argentines Demand Release of Cuban Antiterrorists
The Association of Layers of Buenos Aires (AABA) and the American Association of Jurists (AAJ) demanded on Tuesday that the Atlanta Court do justice and release five Cuban antiterrorists held in US prisons.

Colombian president says to investigate judges for bribery
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said Tuesday he would start bribery investigations against judges who were investigating him for allegedly ordering the murder of paramilitary chief Alcides de Jesus Durango in 2003.

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