Category Archives: Costa Rica

Around Latin America

-In the Amazonian lowlands of Peru, illegal gold miners rose up against the government’s efforts to regulate small-scale mining, and the resulting conflict between thousands of miners and riot police left at least one dead, dozens injured, and the government … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-Peru has passed Colombia as the world’s largest producer of cocaine, and has turned to Brazil to try to combat the further spread of narco-trafficking. -Guatemalan prosecutors have moved to drop charges of genocide and war crimes against former dictator Oscar Mejia, … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

–Squatter settlements in Peru are threatening the Nazca lines, geoglyphs from pre-Contact indigenous peoples. -Brazil has officially overtaken England in becoming the sixth-largest economy in the world. -A few weeks ago, the U.S. Senate blocked the nomination of Mari Carmen … Continue reading

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Image of the Day – Costa Rica’s Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles (Our Lady of the Angels)

While the Virgin of Guadalupe is Latin America’s most famous home-grown icon of the Virgin Mary, it’s not the only one; indeed, it’s not even the only one in North America. Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles (“Our Lady of the Angels”). … Continue reading

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