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  • Michigan Fugitive John Saatio to Be Extradited Saturday

    06/25/2016 9:09:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Tico Times ^ | 6/24 | MICHAEL KRUMHOLTZ
    After escaping from authorities on two separate occasions, U.S. fugitive John Wesley Saatio won’t have a third chance to run free in Costa Rica. Costa Rican Security Minister Gustavo Mata announced that Saatio will be extradited Saturday when authorities will put him on a commercial flight out of Juan Santamaría International Airport accompanied by U.S. Marshals. Saatio was recaptured Tuesday in Desamparados, south of San José, after escaping through a ventilation duct in the immigration detention center in Hatillo where he had been held since June 3. The 35-year-old fugitive from Michigan was initially aprehended by police in the popular...
  • Costa Rica Tourism Takes a Hit from Brexit

    06/24/2016 1:13:11 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 50 replies
    The Costa Rica Star ^ | 06/24/2016 | Jaime Lopez
    Over the last few months, the tourism industry of Costa Rica has enjoyed an increase of British and European visitors thanks to the inauguration of two flights from London, but officials fear that this joy will be diminished by Brexit. The people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, which means that European tourists can no longer easily travel to London to catch a flight to Costa Rica. At a press conference following the Brexit referendum, the president of Costa Rica’s National Chamber of Tourism (Spanish acronym: CANATUR) mentioned that the new situation is dispiriting since our...
  • U.S. Man Fights For Refugee Status in Costa Rica

    05/18/2016 1:07:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Tico Times ^ | 5/18 | Michael Krumholtz
    A 45-year-old U.S. man who has been living in Costa Rica since 2009 has filed for asylum in the country because he says he fears for his life should he be sent back to the United States. Bill Perry’s case, which is currently under appeal through the Immigration Administration Court, began when he was detained at his apartment in downtown San José on April 6 and put into an immigration detention center in Hatillo, where he remains. According to the initial, April 29 resolution from Immigration denying a refugee visa for Perry, the man’s request was based on his assertion...
  • Hundreds of US-Bound Illegal AFRICANS At Panama Border

    05/13/2016 4:36:57 PM PDT · by blueyon · 48 replies
    DennisMichaelLynch.com ^ | 5/15/16 | Team DML
    See UNBELIEVABLE VIDEO below of Cubans and Africans in an uprising, because Costa Rica won’t let them through to come to the US. Panama and Costa Rican Officials have a MESS on their hands with illegal aliens from everywhere trying to get across their borders, all headed for the USA. A recent report from the Center For Immigration Studies states “the Costa Rican authorities have reported the presence of people of 14 different nationalities at that border.” The whole world has heard that America’s borders are open, and they are coming. In addition to the thousands of Cubans (who the...
  • U.S. Pays to Feed and Shelter Cuban Migrants Stranded in Costa Rica

    03/05/2016 6:51:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 4, 2016 | Frances Robles
    The United States government has been paying to feed and shelter thousands of Cubans trying to migrate to the United States, in what critics consider another sign of the lopsided treatment provided to Cubans under American law. The Obama administration has tried hard to deter the crush of migrants arriving from Central America in recent years. It has pressed Mexico to crack down on migrants passing through its territory, while women and children who managed to cross the American border have been held in detention facilities. But American law gives Cubans special status to live in the United States and...
  • 145 Cuban migrants stranded in Panama get permits to continue journey to U.S.

    02/22/2016 9:36:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | February 22, 2016
    More than 100 Cuban migrants from among the 1,300 stranded in Panama on Sunday received immigration permits that early next week will allow them to travel legally to Mexico, where they will be able to continue their land journey to the United States. This is the first group to resume their trek from Panama to the United States after Costa Rica closed its border in December saying it was unable to continue housing the more than 7,000 Cubans who were also trying to make it to the United States but who had been stranded there after being denied passage through...
  • Nicaragua Closes Border to Cuban Migrants Moving North to United States

    11/16/2015 8:51:41 AM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Latin Amarica News Dispatch ^ | 11/16/2015 | Latin Amarica News Dispatch
    Nicaragua shut down its border with Costa Rica on Sunday to keep more than 1,000 Cubans from entering the country. The move by Nicaraguan authorities is a direct rebuke to their Costa Rican counterparts' decision, one day earlier, to grant transit visas to the migrants - a decision that the administration of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said will set off a humanitarian crisis. The border crisis comes amid increasing tensions over the rising number of Cubans crossing Central America on their way to the United States in order to circumvent the heavily patrolled Florida Straits and to take advantage of...
  • BREAKING: Honduras Arrests 5 Syrians W/ Fake Greek Passports Heading To U.S.A.

    11/18/2015 1:00:11 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 41 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | Nov.18, 2015 | Sundance
    Original title too long - BREAKING: Honduras Arrests Five Syrians With Fake Greek Passports Heading To U.S.A. – Three More Arrested In St. Maarten Two separate incidents with common attributes. Two independent groups of Syrian males traveling on fake Greek passports trying to gain entry into the U.S. The first group of three was identified/captured in Saint Maarten after a flight from Haiti. The second group of five were identified/captured in Honduras. Group #2 – Honduran authorities have detained five Syrian nationals who were trying to reach the United States using stolen Greek passports, but there are no signs of...
  • ‘Costa Rica faced by mass migration of Cubans trying to reach the U.S.’

    11/18/2015 7:32:29 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/18/15 | Judi McLeod
    A.M.Costa Rica: If the unlikely combo of President Barack Obama and Pope Francis did good for the Cuban people by re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, then why are Cubans fleeing their island nation by the thousands? In re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, Obama and the pontiff didn’t help the oppressed people of Cuba under Communist rule, but only enabled the human rights ignoring Castro brothers. Here are the results of the Obama Cuban legacy:
  • Suspected Costa Rican hit man violently murdered near San José

    10/10/2015 2:47:50 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    ticotimes.net ^ | October 10, 2015 | Michael Krumholtz
    ...Authorities said around 100 shell casings where found at the scene of the crime. Some 800 meters from there, investigators found the abandoned black SUV partially burned in a presumed attempt to hide evidence.
  • Video Shows 'Too Close for Comfort' Costa Rica Landing of Iberia Plane

    10/08/2015 3:29:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Root ^ | 08 Oct 2015
    Footage captured a Spanish aircraft flying nail-bitingly close to cars as it came into land at Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría airport on Sunday. The video, taken by Carlos Rojas and uploaded onto Youtube, shows Iberia flight 6313 from Madrid coming into land at the Central American country's airport. But as the Airbus A 340 approaches landing it appears to come dangerously close to cars parked at the end of the runway and misses the airport perimeter fence by just a few meters. The landing provoked a flurry of comments on social media from local residents about the “narrowly averted disaster”...
  • Lost in the Jungle: The Search for Cody Dial

    04/29/2015 10:01:39 AM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    Men's Journal ^ | March 2015 | Damon Tabor
    When a college student disappeared in Costa Rica last summer, his father — legendary Alaskan adventurer Roman Dial — went searching in Central America's deadliest wilderness. He's still looking. Early last April, a 27-year-old biology student named Cody Roman Dial set out into the remote jungle of northern Guatemala. Equipped with a crude map and a compass, he planned to traverse the Petén, a lowland rain forest teeming with snakes, illegal gold miners, and cocaine traffickers. His biggest concern, though, was dehydration — save for jeep-track mud puddles, the area lacks ready sources of freshwater. Cody had spent the previous...
  • A Word of Life and Hope Restored [Charismatic Caucus]

    04/06/2015 11:26:46 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-6-15 | Jedidiah
    You are not alone look beside you and find me filling your Wellspring with hope even now as the enemy flees with his lies and " T "rue hope becomes your warmth and understanding, that My light is upon you to shed all darkness and though things now seem out of reach "Truly " (( ( I AM ) )) and this is all you Truly need to know for I have already laid out your steps before Me and nothing can alter your path in Me alone . So come closer and completely dissolve all your worries into Me...
  • Witness on 'underwear bomber' plane speculates intelligence agencies behind Paris attack

    01/13/2015 3:14:17 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 19 replies
    1776 Channel ^ | January 13, 2015 | Alan Jones
    Retired attorney Kurt Richard Haskell conjectured on the Paris attacks on Sunday during an interview from Costa Rica with 1776 Channel, which can neither confirm nor readily dismiss his theories. “The Muslims being used in these plots are being trained overseas by undercover CIA pretending to be Al Qaeda/ ISIS. I think all of them were trained that way. They think they are in terrorist training camps when they are instead being trained to be patsies.” -Kurt Haskell during interview with 1776 Channel Haskell ran for U.S. Congress in 2012 as a Democrat in Michigan’s 7th District where he received...
  • Rubio, Ros-Lehtinen Banned From Nicaragua

    12/14/2014 6:55:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 08:44 PM | Greg Richter
    Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has banned two American lawmakers from his country after they helped push through legislation last week to ban Venezuelan officials from the United States. “Just like they [U.S. officials] have their lists, we can make our own lists in Latin America of those who shouldn’t enter our country,” Ortega told Costa Rica’s Tico Times. Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen laughed off Ortega’s ban, The Miami Herald reported. …
  • US President Bush Blocks Embassy Move to Jerusalem

    06/17/2004 4:45:31 PM PDT · by SJackson · 127 replies · 809+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6-17-04
    US President Bush has, once again, suspended the relocation of the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Israel's capital, Jerusalem. Bush did this by asserting that US national security will be harmed if he implements the US law requiring the move. Bush’s refusal to take concrete measures recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has caused some to question the US President’s reputation as a ‘friend of Israel’. Congress overwhelmingly approved the Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Act in 1995, mandating that the US Embassy be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by May 1999 and that the US recognize Jerusalem as...
  • Charismatic Minifauna

    10/06/2014 11:13:08 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 6 replies
    W I R E D ^ | 10.06.14 8:00 am | Gwen Pearson
    W I R E D cannot be directly posted or excerpted from, but they have a somewhat relaxing article about something called "Nature Zen", in this case recordings about various birdcalls and songs in the early morning in Costa Rica and Queensland Australia (Bewdy!). Lots of links and recordings available at the site, and be careful you do not fall asleep listening to them. :) Ignore the link at the top of the thread, it only leads back to the FR index page -have you donated yet? Here is the link to the article: http://www.wired.com/2014/10/nature-zen-audio-library-of-nature/ Kind of graphics heavy due...
  • 5 reasons not to retire in the U.S.: Number of retirees overseas has more than doubled in 10 years

    08/08/2014 5:22:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 08/08/2014 | By Quentin Fottrell,
    More than half a million retirees receive their Social Security benefits abroad, according to International Living , a monthly newsletter focusing on retiring overseas. The Social Security Administration currently sends 613,650 retirement-benefit payments outside the U.S., more than double the 242,128 benefit payments sent abroad in 2002. And even that data likely under-represents the actual number of Americans retired overseas, says Dan Prescher, 60, special projects editor of the newsletter. (International Living gets much of its financial support from advertisers who sell overseas real estate to retirees, and other services for those wishing to relocate.) “San Diego has some of...
  • Israel to be investigated for possible 'war crimes' over Gaza raids

    07/23/2014 2:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Express ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cyril Dixon
    Navi Pillay said Tel Aviv's two-week onslaught on Gaza - which has cost more than 650 Palestinians lives - would be thoroughly investigated. Ms Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the attacks have destroyed houses and hospitals and killed civilians. "These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes. "Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated." According to Gaza officials, 475 houses have been destroyed and 2,644 damaged, while 46 schools, 56 mosques...
  • U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza

    07/23/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT · by illiac · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/23/14 | By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles of Reuters
    GENEVA, July 23 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The U.N. Human Rights Council condemned the Israeli assault which it said had involved "disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks", including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment, and the killing of more than 650 Palestinians. At the end of an emergency session, the 47-member forum adopted a resolution presented by Palestinians by a vote of 29 states in favor, 1 against (the United States) with 17...
  • Why Not Costa Rica? It's much closer to the home of the illegal immigrants

    07/11/2014 11:28:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/10/2014 | Russ Vaughn
    We are told that the children from Central America invading our southern border are seeking a life free of political persecution with opportunities to advance their educations. OK, I can understand that. What I can’t understand is why these children have to undergo the travails of threading their way through the iniquity and corruption of Mexico to attain their goals in the United States when there exists a very attractive alternative right in their own backyard. Way back in the late 1940’s Costa Rica disbanded its army and promulgated laws to ensure that all of its young people were entitled...
  • Why Not Costa Rica? It's much closer to the homes of the illegal immigrants

    07/08/2014 9:03:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    American Thinker ^ | 07/08/2014 | By Russ Vaughn
    Many observers misunderstood the Hobby Lobby dispute and others like it as a First Amendment case, but it wasn’t. It primarily related to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), with an indirect reference to the constitutional freedom of religious expression. A case in Louisiana may be the real McCoy, though. The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that a priest must testify in a case about what he heard in a confessional — an order that would result in automatic excommunication and damnation, according to the doctrine and canon law of the Catholic Church: The state high court’s decision, rendered...
  • Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

    04/19/2014 3:27:33 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 19, 2014 | JAVIER CORDOBA
    TRES RIOS, Costa Rica (AP) — On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper. "Stand up," Mora recalls the image of the pope saying to her. "Don't be afraid." Mora, her doctors and the Catholic Church say her aneurysm disappeared that day in a miracle that cleared the way for the late pope to be declared a saint on April 27 in a ceremony at the Vatican where Mora will be a guest...
  • Colorado city appoints illegal immigrant to its Human Relations Commission

    03/21/2014 4:44:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 21, 2014 | by Greg Campbell
    The newest member of the city of Boulder’s Human Relations Commission has been living in the country illegally for the past 20 years. The city council appointed Jose Beteta, who was born in Costa Rica, to the vacant position after voters in Boulder eliminated the requirement that board members be registered to vote. The very board to which Beteta was appointed suggested that the measure be put on the November ballot. The Human Relations Commission promotes diversity in Boulder and enforces the city’s Human Rights Ordinance, according to the Denver Post.
  • Official Communiqué: Tridentine Mass Banned in Costa Rica

    03/15/2014 12:57:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    Una Voce - Costa Rica | March 14, 2014
    Official Communiqué - To the Confused Catholics of Costa Rica and Abroad - The purpose of this statement is to present a summarized report of the situation in Costa Rica, particularly in the Archdiocese of San José, in relation to the Mass of Ages, also called the Tridentine Mass, Traditional Latin Mass or Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Una Voce Costa Rica, member of the Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce, a federation with recognition from the Holy See, has been working in recent years for all Catholics in Costa Rica to enjoy what in the letter accompanying the Motu Proprio...
  • 5 decades later, some JFK probe files still sealed

    08/17/2013 5:40:03 PM PDT · by don-o · 62 replies
    AP via Fox ^ | August 17, 2013
    Five decades after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot and long after official inquiries ended, thousands of pages of investigative documents remain withheld from public view. The contents of these files are partially known -- and intriguing -- and conspiracy buffs are not the only ones seeking to open them for a closer look.
  • China and Colombia announce 'alternative Panama Canal'

    02/14/2011 11:26:43 AM PST · by Oakeshott · 59 replies
    BBC ^ | BBC
    Colombia has announced it is negotiating with China to build an alternative to the Panama Canal. The proposed transport route is intended to promote the flow of goods between Asia and Latin America. The plan is to create a "dry canal" where the Pacific port of Buenaventura would be linked by rail, across Colombia, to the Atlantic Coast. Trade between Colombia and China has increased from $10m in 1980 to more than $5bn last year. The announcement came from the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, who told the Financial Times that the project was "a real proposal... and it is...
  • Nicaragua gives Chinese firm contract to build alternative to Panama Canal

    06/07/2013 10:14:17 AM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies
    http://www.guardian.co.uk ^ | 6 June 2013 | Jonathan Watts
    Nicaragua has awarded a Chinese company a 100-year concession to build an alternative to the Panama Canal, in a step that looks set to have profound geopolitical ramifications. The president of the country's national assembly, Rene Nuñez, announced the $40bn (£26bn) project, which will reinforce Beijing's growing influence on global trade and weaken US dominance over the key shipping route between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The name of the company and other details have yet to be released, but the opposition congressman Luis Callejas said the government planned to grant a 100-year lease to the Chinese operator. The national...
  • Nicaragua waterway to dwarf Panama canal (China Connecting to Atlantic)

    06/13/2013 1:50:09 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 41 replies
    Nicaragua's parliament is due to vote on Thursday on one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Latin America's history – a trans-oceanic canal that is to be built and run by a Chinese company. If it goes ahead, the $40bn (£26bn) scheme, which is twice as expensive as Brazil's Belo Monte dam and likely to be three times longer than the Panama canal, looks set to transform global shipping and jump start the economy of this Central American nation. As well as the waterway, the draft agreement between Nicaragua and a Hong Kong registered firm — Nicaraguan Canal Development Investment...
  • The $40 Bil. Chinese Plan To Build A Panama Canal-Like Waterway Across Nicaragua Sounds Ridiculous

    06/14/2013 8:43:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/14/2013 | Michael Kelley
    Nicaragua has approved plans for a mysterious Hong Kong-based company to build an estimated $40 billion canal across the middle of the country, Luis Manuel Galeano and Michael Weissenstein of The Associated Press report. The waterway, which would have to be roughly three times as long as the 50-mile Panama Canal, would be one of the largest infrastructure projects ever. The plan has some serious detractors: Environmentalists say it would devastate Lake Nicaragua, the country's primary source of fresh water, while shipping experts say that it may be an economically unfeasible power play by China. The company, HK Nicaragua Canal...
  • Arias chooses to sit this one out; no plans to visit Honduras

    09/29/2009 6:03:50 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies · 326+ views
    THE TICO TIMES ^ | Tue, Sep 29, 7:08 AM | CHRISSIE LONG
    THE TICO TIMES, SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA | CHRISSIE LONG | Tue, Sep 29, 7:08 AM Sep. 29--Three months of intense dialogue between the feuding parties in Honduras finds the chief mediator in the crisis watching from the sidelines. Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, a longtime champion of peace in the Central American region, has chosen to remain in his home country as the conflict becomes more torrid in Honduras. "I want to be available ... if I am needed," he said at a news conference from his home on Monday, "but I won't go unless my presence is necessary."...
  • Arias warns Honduran elections won't be recognized (Call constitution "worst in the world")

    09/29/2009 3:25:03 PM PDT · by don-o · 27 replies · 838+ views
    AP via Google ^ | September 29, 2009 | JENNIFER KAY
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Costa Rica's President Oscar Arias on Tuesday commended the interim president of Honduras for saying he will reverse an emergency decree suspending civil liberties in his country. But he warned that the results of the Nov. 29 presidential election in Honduras would not be internationally recognized if it is held while interim President Robert Micheletti's government is in charge. Arias said Micheletti's government "has not moved an inch" in negotiations to return ousted President Manuel Zelaya with limited authority. snip Also to blame was the Honduran constitution, he said. He called it "the worst in the...
  • Drug Cartels Turn To Human Trafficking

    07/07/2013 5:55:14 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 07/07/13 | Friends of Ours
    Central American migrants who are lured by the U.S. open border policy are getting exploited by Mexican cartels which are expanding their rackets from the drug trade to human trafficking as reported by Isabella Cota for The Guardian: "'Why? Because a dose of drugs can be bought and consumed only once, but the same human being can be exploited in many forms over and over again throughout a lifetime,' says Marcela Chacón, Costa Rica's deputy minister of interior and police." Inexplicably, the so-called immigration reform bill proposed by U.S. lawmakers contains no provisions by which intelligence data could be obtained...
  • Uncovered, the 'toxic' gene hiding in GM crops: Revelation throws new doubt over safety of foods

    01/25/2013 7:38:13 AM PST · by opentalk · 71 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 21, 2013 | Sean Poulter
    •EU watchdog reveals approval for GM foods fails to identify poisonous gene •54 of the 86 GM plants approved contain the dangerous gene •Gene found in food for farm animals producing meat, milk and eggs •Biotech supporters argue there is no evidence that GM foods are harmful A virus gene that could be poisonous to humans has been missed when GM food crops have been assessed for safety. GM crops such as corn and soya, which are being grown around the world for both human and farm animal consumption, include the gene. A new study by the EU’s official food...
  • I Want To Retire In Costa Rica

    11/09/2012 6:00:52 PM PST · by kjam22 · 139 replies
    vanity | 11-9-2012 | kjam22
    Anyone know anything about retiring in Costa Rica?
  • 7.9 Near San Jose, Costa Rica

    09/05/2012 8:04:38 AM PDT · by null and void · 105 replies
    Fox | 9/5/12
    Tsunami alert.
  • Losing Nicaragua-- The Sandinistas are slowly crushing democracy.

    11/24/2009 8:21:15 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 19 replies · 800+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2009 | Jaime Daremblum
    With U.S. policymakers distracted by the situation in Honduras, Nicaragua continues to move toward authoritarianism. On October 19, a Nicaraguan Supreme Court panel overturned a constitutional provision limiting presidents to two non-consecutive terms in office. The ruling will allow incumbent Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega--the Sandinista party leader, former Soviet client, vociferous critic of the United States, and current Hugo Chávez acolyte--to run for another term in 2011. If there were any doubts that Nicaraguan democracy is slowly being extinguished, this latest development should remove them. The Nicaraguan Supreme Court is composed of 16 members. Thanks to a political deal made...
  • Rabbani, Iran's Islamic-fascist cleric heads 'Hezbollah, Quds and Islamization' in L. America

    10/16/2011 12:46:15 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 16 replies
    Face of evil: MOHSEN RABBANI The Islamic Shiite cleric active in Latin America since the early 1990s. Responsible for the 1992 and 1994 anti-Jewish massacres in Argentina. Wanted in that country and by the Interpol for the crimes. Called for Israel to be "wiped off," in 1994. 'Chief' Islamic operator of Hezbollah - Quds activities of: Islamizaton --including 'recruting converts for Islam'-- and terror networks in Latin America, resides in Brazil. Lightning Out of Lebanon: Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil - Pages 122-3Tom Diaz, Barbara Newman - Random House Digital, Inc., 2006 - History - 272 pagesThe man directly responsible for this cell-building...
  • C.S.: Iranian Diplomats to UN Should Face Increased Scrutiny (Oh, those 'diplomats' Islamists)

    02/16/2012 8:36:08 PM PST · by Milagros · 6 replies
    NY Observer/Politicker | 02-15-12 | Colin Campbell
    Senator Chuck Schumer wrote a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today calling for “increased scrutiny” of the Iranian Mission to the United Nations in light of potential terrorist attacks against New York City. Pointing to NYPD’s director of intelligence warning that Iran is “essentially” the number one threat, Mr. Schumer argued these diplomats must ”be vigorously monitored.” “With Iran’s increasingly bellicose and threatening behavior, it’s imperative that agents of the Iranian government in the United States receive additional scrutiny to ensure that they pose no threat to New York or the rest of the country,” Mr. Schumer said...
  • Dissemination *_is_" Collection

    01/01/2012 2:25:01 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    Forum.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | 01 January 2012, 11:35 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET - quote: Dissemination *_is_* collection I always get a kick out of people who tell me I give away intelligence for free. What I do is watch how information moves. Keep in mind that the subject covered on this site are pretty darn esoteric by most standards. What kind of people, for example, even know who Oussama Salhab is? Answers include: Oussama Salhab, his family, friends, associates in and out of Hizballah, people he does business with, spies of various nations, etc. Yep. The barn is free, and so is the food.
  • JUSTICE FOR LORI BERENSON

    12/02/2004 11:08:19 PM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 534+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/03/04
    For months, Lori Berenson, New York's most notorious revolutionary tourist, has had her fingers crossed, counting on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to overturn her 20-year sentence for terrorist activities in Peru. The Lima government also clearly expected a ruling in Berenson's favor — it announced last week that it would defy any order by the Costa Rica-based court that the MIT dropout-turned-sandalista be set free. But guess what? The court has upheld her sentence, imposed after a three-month civilian trial after her first conviction, by a military tribunal, was overturned following pressure from the Clinton administration. The...
  • Nicaragua would welcome Gaddafi

    09/04/2011 6:50:12 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    GlobalPost ^ | Wednesday, August 24, 2011 | Sarah Childress
    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi still has a few friends left in Latin America. We know that Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's charismatic president, supports him because he can't stop talking about it. With the Libyan rebels firing celebration guns in Tripoli, Chavez came out with a second statement that said he refused to acknowledge any government in Libya but that of his friend. "Without a doubt, we're facing imperal madness," Chavez said in his televised address, according to the Associated Press. And now, Nicaragua has chimed in. President Daniel Ortega has been a longtime ally of Gaddafi. In February, he said he...
  • Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba Still Support Gaddafi

    09/04/2011 6:32:51 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Hudson New York / Hudson Institute ^ | September 2, 2011 | Anna Mahjar-Barducci
    Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba continue to be the staunchest supporters of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega have both declared that they will not abandon Gaddafi in this time of crisis. Chavez has actually stated that he will continue to recognize only his friend Gaddafi as the legitimate leader of Libya, whereas Ortega has already offered him asylum... According to the Venezuelan paper, El Universal, the fall of Gaddafi's mean the defeat of Chavez. "At a time when even the Arab League has expressed its full support to the Libyan Transitional National...
  • For Apple, a $76 Billion Dilemma

    07/20/2011 7:12:31 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | JULY 21, 2011 | YUKARI IWATANI KANE
    Apple Inc. has built up a $76.2 billion cash hoard. Now the question is what the company intends to do with the money pile. On Tuesday, the Cupertino, Calif., company disclosed cash, including short-term and long-term marketable securities, for the quarter ended June 25 increased 15.8% since March to $76.2 billion. That's more than the gross domestic product of 126 countries, including nations such as Ecuador, Bulgaria, Sri Lanka and Costa Rica, according to data from the World Bank. The gigantic sum on Wednesday prompted some investors to call for it to use some of the cash for dividend payouts....
  • 5.3 Earthquake in Upala Alajuela (Earth swallowed up Costa Rican River)

    07/14/2011 11:56:31 AM PDT · by TaraP · 54 replies
    Today at approximately 2:11pm in the afternoon, Upala was rattled by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake that shook products off store shelves and rattled off home furnishings. No immediate damages were reported however later in the afternoon something strange was discovered as a result. While reporting on the earthquake in Upala today, a local news station discovered that a district near the epicenter was missing a river. That’s right…A RIVER. Apparently in the moments following the earthquake, a community stood watch as their river disappeared in to the Earth. As of this writing it is still unknown exactly which community this...
  • U.S. teenager mistakenly killed by Costa Rica hotel guard

    06/03/2011 3:57:18 AM PDT · by South40 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) – A U.S. high school student was shot dead by a hotel security guard in Costa Rica on Thursday after being mistaken for a thief, police said. Sixteen-year-old Justin Johnston was shot in the chest in the early hours of Thursday as he tried to sneak back into his room, breaking a night curfew on a school trip. "It appears the hotel guard thought the guest was a thief," police said in a statement.
  • The Palestinians Come to Latin America

    02/22/2011 7:31:38 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 7 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 21, 2011 | Jaime Daremblum
    The Washington Post recently reported on the successful Palestinian drive to achieve statehood recognition from South American countries. Over the past few months, several countries—including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay—have endorsed the existence of an independent Palestinian country. (In years past, Palestine had garnered official recognition from Costa Rica, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.) To a casual observer, the wave of recognition may seem like a spontaneous outburst. In fact, there was nothing spontaneous about it. The flurry of diplomatic activity represents the culmination of a robust Palestinian lobbying push that was blessed and encouraged by former...
  • Iran: Northern border of Costa Rica (alarm in CR of Iranian Islamists' infiltration)

    01/21/2011 6:36:02 AM PST · by Righting · 3 replies
    La Republica (google translate) ^ | Jan, 2011 | E. Scharf
    Iran: Northern border of Costa Rica They're public and undeniable terrorist strategies, discriminatory and violative of human rights promotes Iranian President in his country and attempts to export to the world. It is also indisputable the serious and imminent threat to mankind posed by Iran's nuclear program, which Ahmadinejad has refused to stop despite the five Security Council resolutions ordering it and the repeated warnings from the International Atomic Energy Agency. Many Costa Ricans believe that a humanitarian tragedy resulting from the Iranian regime would occur "across the world" and would have consequences for our country. Who thinks this is...
  • Local Swiss bank probed [Cayman Islands]

    09/20/2009 2:04:14 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies · 613+ views
    Cayman Net News ^ | September 18, 2009 | Kerry Harvey
    A Swiss bank that used its Cayman Islands’ branch to engage in what a US federal judge has branded “predatory lending practices” is being investigated by the US authorities. Senior officials of Credit Suisse, Switzerland’s second largest bank, are facing claims that they pocketed millions of dollars by dishing out loans that were impossible to repay. On Tuesday, 15 September, 31 of the bank’s officials received subpoenas demanding that they hand over internal documents that explain why they loaned $375 million to the now bankrupt Yellowstone Club in 2005. The Yellowstone Club, founded by American tycoon Tim Blixseth, was once...
  • Obama’s air guitar: The dangers of US weakness

    11/17/2010 2:40:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Live MINT / The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 17, 2010 | Bret Stephens
    Lately in the news: Beijing provokes clashes with the navies of both Indonesia and Japan as part of a bid to claim the South China Sea. Tokyo is in a serious diplomatic row with Russia over the South Kuril islands, a leftover dispute from 1945. There are credible fears that Tehran and Damascus will use the anticipated indictment of Hezbollah figures by a United Nations tribunal to overthrow the elected Lebanese government. Managua is attempting to annex a sliver of Costa Rica, a nation much too virtuous to have an army of its own. And speaking of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega...