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2006-04-21 19:24:30

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Costa Rica's Energy and Environment Minister Carlos Manuel Rodriguez was missing on Friday after disappearing on a trek through a jungle reserve, officials said.


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Northern Tamandua, Tamandua Mexicana
2012-07-06 15:44:32

The northern tamandua (Tamandua Mexicana) is a small anteater that can be found from southern Mexico, throughout Central America, and to the edge of the Andes mountains. Its range also includes Venezuela, Ecuador, and Columbia. In these areas, the northern tamandua prefers a habitat within forested areas including mangrove swamps and evergreen, deciduous, cloud, and secondary forests. There are currently four recognized subspecies of this anteater. The northern tamandua is considered a...

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mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
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The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.